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Community Update - January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Dear Paramus Community,

As you are aware, the Paramus Board of Health, in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), recommended that the district implement a full-remote learning model until at least the middle of January. Accordingly, the district identified January 19, 2021, as the target date for our return to in-person learning. As discussed in my community updates (​November 25, 2020​, and ​December 5, 2020​) and my ​December 14, 2020, public presentation​ to the Paramus Board of Education, the primary reason for the decision to transition the entire district to a full-remote learning model was due to the continued and significant increase in the number and frequency of COVID-19 cases within the overall Paramus community. As per New Jersey Department of Health guidelines, these numbers resulted in Paramus exceeding the minimum criteria to be considered at very high risk (or red) and compelled the district to follow the Paramus Board of Health recommendation to adhere to the existing NJDOH guidelines.

This week I met with the Paramus Board of Health to review the status of the school district in relation to the January 19, 2021, target return date. In addition to the data connected to COVID-19 cases within the overall community, the meeting focused on the impact of the most up-to-date guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Health. As has been the case on numerous occasions throughout this school year, the NJDOH has updated its ​guidelines for local boards of health for k through 12 schools​ to reflect its evolving understanding of the virus, how it spreads, and its impact on larger communities. Included in the revisions made to the guidelines was the ​removal ​of the mandate that school districts transition to full-remote learning when their region enters the very high risk (or red) category.

Please take a moment to read Superintendent of Schools Sean Adams' complete community update for more information.