District Recovery Plan & Updates
Somerset County Public Schools District Recovery Plan for the 2020-2021 academic school year can be accessed in its entirety by clicking the graphic below. This plan is a living document and will require updating periodically as we work through the school year with new procedures and protocols. For our "Quick Start" information sheets covering important topics for students and parents, please see the files listed at the bottom of the page.
The graphic below describes the two options parents have for the 2020-2021 school year. In both choices, students will begin the school year virtually in order to give the district time to open to students for face-to-face instruction in the safest manner possible. Families choosing the remote learning Option 1 must commit to a full semester (until Feb. 4, 2020) under this model. SCPS will then evaluate remaining in-classroom capacity and student needs to determine who can switch from Option 1 to Option 2 for the second semester. For families choosing the phased-in Option 2, students will remain in the virtual learning environment until their group is called back to physically return to schools. We will post important health, safety and operations protocols for students' physical return as they are finalized in our plan.
A timeline of activities to date as well as anticipated future dates are below.
June 17: Parent Survey #1 - Results
June 18: Recovery subcomittee meetings
June 23: Recovery Steering Committee Meeting
June 29: Staff Survey #1 - Results
July 1: Recovery subcommittee meetings
July 14: Parent Survey #2 - Results
July 16: Recovery Steering Committee Meeting
July 20: Somerset Education Association Survey - Results
July 21: Board of Education Meeting - Approved for a virtual start for the first 4 weeks and changes to calendar
Aug 13: Special Board of Education Meeting - Board Vote on Recovery Plan
Aug 14: SCPS Recovery Plan posted to district website
Please send all public comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recovery Plan "Quick Start" Information Sheets by Topic