School Year 2020-2021

Instructional Model
Reopening Updates

Re-Opening Updates

When students return in the fall for the 2021-2022 school year, East Windsor’s will be fully in-person.

Cohorts

Elementary and middle school students will continue in cohorts as they have for the 2020-2021 academic year. High school students are unable to cohort.

Distancing

We will maintain 6ft of distance between students when they are eating and unmasked. In other settings, physical distancing maintained as much as possible and seating charts and assigned bus seats will continue to assist with determining close contacts as needed.

Masks

All students and staff are required to wear masks as recommended by DPH. Areas with no students, such as separate office areas, may go without masks if all adults present are vaccinated and no students are present in the buildings.

Protocols regarding wearing of masks will be updated as guidance by DPH is updated.

Appropriate accommodations for children with disabilities with respect to the health and safety policies

The Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and the Nurse Leader work collaboratively to meet the needs of our students with disabilities. Meetings or PPTs are scheduled with families to discuss individual needs as identified.

Continuity of Services

The district has 5 social workers and behavior intervention staff and is adding more staff with the focus of meeting students’ social, emotional and behavioral needs. We follow the Restorative Practice philosophy to support students and focus on establishing a culture of inclusiveness and establishing strong relationships with students.

The district will continue to provide a standards based core curriculum with differentiation for students requiring addition support. Targeted intervention will be provided through reading and math teachers and tutors for students showing the greatest need. Classroom, small group and individual social/emotional and behavior support are provided in addition to the use of Responsive Classroom and Circles. We deliver a high quality curriculum for social emotional learning through morning meeting and advisory.

The Service Team process will continue to help identify supports needed for students struggling in any area impacting school. This can include academics, behavior, health, attendance or peer relationships.

Staff will continue to engage parents with specific outreach for attendance and academic struggles.

Nursing will be increased for the 2021-2022 academic year to allow ongoing response to both physical and mental health based reports of illness and communication with families.

East Windsor provides free breakfast and lunch in all three district schools which will continue for the 2021-2022 academic year. The availability of free meals is shared online and through the Parent Updates with families.

Notice about Public School Buildings

While public school buildings will be open, we will be minimizing the number of visitors to the buildings. We will be following our standard protocols for allowing visitors in, as well as the following:

 

  • All visitors will be required to wear masks when students are present.
  • Unvaccinated visitors will need to wear masks.
  • All students and staff are required to wear masks as recommended by DPH.
  • Areas with no students, such as separate office areas, may go without masks if all adults present are vaccinated and no students are present in the buildings.

Protocols regarding wearing of masks will be updated as guidance by DPH is updated.

Sports, Spectators, and Extra-curricular activities

Extra-Curricular Activities

EWMS and EWHS are planning to offer extracurricular activities, but guidelines are still being developed. Please watch this space for updates.

Sports

The CIAC has not yet provided guidelines for a fall sports season. Please watch this space for updates.