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Montclair schools release new details on school reopening

The proposed plan involves dividing students into two groups, known as Mounties and Bulldogs, with the two groups alternating in-person two days a week, with remote learning the rest of the week. Families can also opt for all-remote learning without withdrawing their children from the district. 
restart plan

Montclair State presents restart plan, but faculty, staff raise concerns

On July 15, the university released a 65-page document outlining how it plans to reopen once the state begins the third stage. 

What will new school year look like in Montclair?

A districtwide survey revealed that as of July 24, 70 percent of responding families preferred an in-person, hybrid model, while 30 percent wanted remote-only learning. The district plans another survey next month.

Montclair parents looking at COVID pods for remote schooling this fall, but equity concerns...

Montclair families are looking to form micropods with like-minded families to be educated at home. But some experts say it’s leaving the most vulnerable behind.

Mom says Montclair School District failed her daughter who was allegedly bullied for over...

The notion of tort claim states the girl, now 13 years old, was targeted by students for “her identifying characteristics, skin tone, race and hair texture, among other things.”
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PHOTOS: Montclair High School has long-delayed graduation ceremonies

Montclair High School’s Class of 2020 finally got to march to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” on Monday, July 27, as the school held socially-distanced graduation ceremonies at Woodman Field.
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Montclair schools suggest hybrid schedule with “Mounties” and “Bulldogs”

Under the proposed plan, for students in third grade through 12th, students would be divided into Group A (“Mounties”) and Group B (“Bulldogs”). On Mondays and Tuesdays, Mounties will have in-person instruction, while the Bulldogs have remote instruction. The schedule will then rotate on Thursdays and Fridays, with the Mounties at home and the Bulldogs in school.
interim principal

Former Montclair school administrator named as MHS interim principal

Terry Trigg-Scales, identified in the personnel documents as Ida Trigg-Scales, was named as the new interim principal, effective Aug. 1. 
all-remote learning

Schools can pursue all-remote learning for start of school year, Murphy says

Murphy said that not all of the details were finalized, but that the Department of Education would be releasing more information later this week.
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Montclair schools plan to offer both online and in-person learning in fall

Superintendent Jonathan Ponds announced, during the Board of Education’s retreat on Friday, July 17, that schools would allow parents to continue with distance learning, if they preferred, or send their children to school for in-person instruction.