After a conference call last night with officials from the Sussex County Department of Education, the Sussex County Department of Health, the NJ Department of Education, and Sussex County school district superintendents, I am announcing that Sussex County Technical School will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
The health and well-being of our students is always our first priority. While there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sussex County as of this message, we are taking precautionary steps to keep all staff and students safe.
During this time, Sussex Tech will be conducting a thorough cleaning of the campus, and therefore, will be closed to all students and non-essential staff. All field trips, athletics, and other extracurricular activities are also cancelled. A decision about continued school closure will be made during the week of March 23. School district administration will keep all families and staff informed as additional information develops.
Following our receipt of information from the NJ Department of Education late last week, the administrative and educational staff in our school began working on plans to deliver on-going educational programming during an extended school closure. Teachers in all subject areas prepared lessons and will be posting them on Google Classroom. Students have been given instructions on how to access the lessons, and our teachers, counselors, and administrators will be available through email to answer questions and assist them during regular school hours.
This situation has evolved rapidly over the last two weeks. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time as we work together in taking the recommended steps to maintain student education while protecting the safety of our school community.