In March 2020, the Pitman schools were closed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic; all New Jersey schools were eventually closed for the balance of the school year, and students completed their studies via remote online instruction.
In preparation for the 2020-21 school year, amidst the continuing pandemic, the NJ Department of Education has provided school districts with guidance to prepare a restart and recovery plan. One of the requirements of this plan, per state guidance, is the provision of some degree of in-person instruction. A family opt-out provision allowing for full time remote instruction was later added to the guidance.
In response, the district has developed its return to school plans for 2020-21. These plans feature:
A hybrid instructional model, with two cohorts of students attending school in-person part time, while supplementing with remote instruction.
A full remote options for families whose children may be unable or at risk to return to school at this time.
The 2020-21 school year opened on a full remote model through September 28, 2020 in order to meet state health/safety guidelines. Some students resumed a hybrid scheduled on 9/28, with the remaining hybrid cohorts returning to in-person instruction beginning October 5, 2020.
Beginning on March 22, 2021, hybrid students in grades 1-5 will return to school five days per week (morning session onsite, with afternnon remote support and small group instruction); cohorts A and B will be combined for in-person instruction.
Please review the various documents below. If you have any questions, please contact the Board of Education office at 856-589-2145, or reach out to your child's principal.