2020-2021 School Year!

  • Welcome Back!

     

    • In person school: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Wednesday's will be virtual.
    • 8:40am-1pm - In person **synchronous instruction
    • 1:30pm-3:00pm - Remote/Virtual Instruction (**asynchronous instruction) with remote advisor/office hours
    • (6) 40 minute periods
      ELA - 2 periods per day/5 days per week
      Math - 2 periods per day/5 days per week
      Science - 1 period per day/5 days per week
      Social Studies - 1 period per day/5 days per week
    • ALL Specials are Virtual
    • Preschool Hours:  9am-11:30am

    Students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer bottle and refillable water bottle to keep at their desk.
    Paper bags will be supplied for mask storage. 

    LUNCHES WILL BE AVAILABLE - please see below.

    Electronic devices:
    Students in need will be given a chromebook for home.

    Classroom format:
    Students will be seated six feet apart, and masks will be required.

    Students will enter/exit the building staggered:
    -- One bus at a time
    -- Drop off/Pick up students will be staggered

Google Meet: Rules & Expectations

  • Google Meet: Rules & Expectations

Lunches available to take home

NEW PICKUP PATROL PROCEDURES

  • PickUp Patrol

    ATTENTION PARENTS:
    FOR IN-PERSON STUDENTS

    ALL ABSENCES, LATE ARRIVALS AND EARLY DISMISSALS
    MUST BE ENTERED IN PICKUP PATROL
    IF APPLICABLE, PLEASE INCLUDE TIME

    STUDENT SCREENING CHECKLIST MUST BE COMPLETED
    EACH MORNING BY 8:15am
    If the student checklist has not been completed,
    student will be detained in a holding area
    until a temperature can be obtained.

    NEW DROP OFF/PICKUP DOORS
    PLEASE CHOOSE DOOR DESIGNATED BY YOUR CHILD'S LAST NAME
    PLEASE REMAIN IN THE CAR AND WAIT FOR STAFF
    - BACKDOOR RT 519 (FOR LAST NAME A-L)
    - SIDEDOOR BRAINARDS RD (FOR LAST NAME M-Z)

    SEE MAP FOR DIRECTIONS >>

    PRESCHOOL STUDENTS WILL ALWAYS USE THE BACKDOOR RT 519

     

     
     

MANDATORY HEALTH SCREENING VIA PICKUP PATROL

  • MANDATORY HEALTH SCREENING VIA PICKUP PATROL

    Every in-person learner must complete
    an at home health screening
    BEFORE leaving for school each day
    VIA PICKUP PATROL.

    HEALTH SCREENING MUST BE COMPLETED BY
    8:15AM EACH MORNING.

    Students whose Health Screenings
    are not completed upon arrival to school
    will be placed in a detainment area
    until a temperature can be obtained.

    Simply login into PickUp Patrol,
    tap Health Screenings.
    Take your child's temperature and answer the following questions:

    Does the student have a fever of 100.0° or greater?

    Is the student experiencing chills, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue,
    body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion
    or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea?

    In the past 2 weeks, has the student been exposed to someone
    with a diagnosed or suspected case of Covid-19?

    Has the student traveled recently to a state with a significant spread
    of COVID-19 per the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub?
    https://www.htesd.org/Page/2499?

    Submit your response and PickUp Patrol
    will tell you to proceed.

    Click here >> to review GUIDELINE FOR PARENTS: When to keep your child home from school.

    EMERGENCY CONTACT
    If your child develops COVID like symptoms during the school day
    it is imperative that they be picked up immediately.
    Please ensure that you have at least one emergency contact
    that will be available to pick up your child within 30 minutes of contact.
    Please contact Mrs. Kovalsky, the school nurse, with any questions.
    908-859-1001 ext. 190

  • Protective Measures
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    This year at Harmony Township School

    we will be working on the 3 W's
    Wash your hands - Wear your mask - Watch your distance.
    For a better understanding, check out the video below:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. Will students and staff be required to wear masks at all times?
    A. Yes! Governor Murphy recently mandated that students and staff must wear masks at all times, unless medically contraindicated. Command hooks will be placed on all desks to allow the student to remove and hang their mask inside a handled kraft paper bag while drinking water or eating snack. This bag can travel outdoors with students as needed, to allow for a “mask break” or snacking outdoors while social distanced and seated. An instructional video depicting proper donning and doffing of masks will be going out to families ahead of time to allow students time to practice. Staff will receive similar direction.

    Q. Can students who cannot wear a mask due to documented medical issues be asked to wear a face shield?
    A. We have face shields available and would encourage students to wear one if it is not medically contraindicated.

    Q. If my own child is exposed in their school, do I have to quarantine?
    A. No, unless your child becomes symptomatic and/or tests positive. Then you would be considered a close contact of your child and require a 14 day quarantine.

    Q. If exposed, how long do I have to quarantine?
    A. If you are exposed and considered a close contact you would need to quarantine for 14 days. More information is available in the Community Containment Guidelines.

    Q. WIll it be recommended that staff and students and their families follow the state guidelines and self isolate for 14 days after visiting a high risk area before attending school in person?A. According to NJDOH guidelines it is recommended that persons traveling to a state with a significant spread of COVID-19 self-quarantine for 14 days. NJ Travel Advisory Information

    Q. What number of confirmed cases will require the school to be closed?
    A. If we receive notice of a positive COVID-19 case the County Health Department would most likely recommend closing the school for one day to allow for adequate contact tracing.

    Q. Are there HEPA filtration systems installed in our ventilation units?
    A. Our ventilation units are equipped with MERV-8 filters, which are the highest quality filters that fit our systems.

    Q. Since we are relying on parents and teachers to take their own temperature, how reliable will it be?
    A. It will be as reliable as honest parents and staff make it. As we know, children are sent to school with Motrin or Tylenol to mask symptoms that would be checked here at school such as fever, runny nose, etc. Information regarding COVID-19 symptoms will be distributed and reinforced with parents and staff.