Kearny schools to switch to distance-learning beginning Tuesday, March 17; snow day to be used Monday

In consultation with the Kearny Board of Health, town officials and the Hudson County Department of Education, all Kearny Public Schools will close for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.  We will use an available snow day on Monday, March 16, and classes will resume with an online learning plan beginning on Tuesday, March 17. Further information, including hours during which administration and staff may be reached, will be emailed to all students through their Kearny School accounts and to parents via Genesis and Blackboard Connect.

Students will not report to school. They will begin to access their learning materials and home learning assignments via internet access and/or paper-based assignments sent home. Information will continue to be posted on the district website, via email or sent through verified social media accounts.

The distance learning will be in place for all staff and students effective through Friday, March 27. Our staff members are dedicated and committed to Kearny’s children and will do their best to ensure our distance learning plan best serves our students’ needs during this health emergency.

GRAB & GO breakfast and lunch will be available for pickup by any district students who are eligible for FREE AND REDUCED BREAKFAST/LUNCH meals, at the King Street entrance of Kearny High School (directly across from Elm Street.) between the hours of 8:30 -10:30 a.m.

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