Although Montclair State University is not requiring students to be tested before they leave campus for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 26, they do conduct routine testing on certain populations, spokesperson Andrew Mees said.
Since the start of the 2020-2021 school year on July 1, 22 staff members have filed leave requests for this school year. Of those, 13 have since completed their leave period and returned to work.
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'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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Montclair has seen at least 77 new COVID-19 cases for the month of October, up from 55 new cases in all of September.
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.