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Delay of school reopening angers some parents

Montclair’s elementary schools were scheduled to reopen for hybrid learning on Nov. 16, while the middle and high schools were scheduled to reopen on Nov. 30. It’s the second delay for the district after ventilation problems were discovered in September.

Montclair schools will not reopen next week

Montclair's elementary schools were scheduled to reopen for hybrid learning on Nov. 16, while the middle and high schools were scheduled to reopen on Nov. 30. The start of hybrid learning had been delayed once before, as the schools' ventilation systems were found to be in need of upgrades before students could be admitted to the buildings.
Jeffrey Freeman

Jeffrey Freeman named as new Montclair High School principal

“I am looking forward to working with district leadership and the Montclair High School community to ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage in daily, rigorous learning experiences that result in the highest level of social, emotional and academic success,” Freeman said. 
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Parents wonder if district busing expansion plan will be enough

Students now living 2.25 miles or farther from Montclair High School will be eligible for free busing this year. Families who live closer than 2.25 miles, however, will still need to pay for subscription busing if they want their children to take the bus to school. 
Renaissance Middle School

Renaissance parents back Putrino, call for dialogue on larger issues

Putrino was put on administrative leave following a Zoom start-of-school convocation on Sept. 2 where he showed a YouTube video of comedian Josh Pray doing a monologue about the underappreciation of teachers during remote learning.

Montclair High School holds town hall with principal candidates

On Friday, Oct. 30, officials announced that Dr. Terry Trigg-Scales was stepping down as interim principal as of that day. Assistant Principal Eileen Gilbert will serve as interim principal in the meantime. 
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School reopening postponed to Nov. 16 for elementary school, Nov. 30 for middle and...

Montclair has seen at least 77 new COVID-19 cases for the month of October, up from 55 new cases in all of September. 
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Trigg-Scales steps down as MHS interim; school hopes for permanent principal next week

On Friday, Oct. 30, it was announced that Dr. Terry Trigg-Scales was stepping down as interim principal that day. Assistant Principal Eileen Gilbert will serve as interim principal in the meantime. 
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Report of COVID-19 case at Watchung School

The school has not yet opened for students. Elementary school students are expected to return to school for hybrid learning on Nov. 9.
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School reopening plans cause concerns for parents, teachers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOngoing frustrations over the Montclair schools’ reopening plan and a perceived lack of transparency and communication from the district took center stage at the Oct. 19 Board of Education meeting.After first announcing...