Good afternoon. I hope that you are continuing to be safe and well. I am contacting you this afternoon to inform you that CECHS had a successful start to the school year this week and we are looking forward to the start of a new year at our other four schools on Monday, August 17. As you know, the Camden County Schools Board of Education, at my recommendation, made the decision to start the school year on Plan C (this is 100% remote learning for all students) for the first nine weeks of the school year. The Board also made the decision to set a target date of September 8 to move Grandy Primary School to Plan B (this is the 50% maximum capacity plan). At our monthly Board of Education meeting last night, it was decided that Grandy Primary School will remain on Plan C for the full first nine weeks of school like the other schools. At this time, all Camden County Schools will operate on Plan C (100% remote learning) for the first nine weeks of the 2020/2021 school year. Please know that we are aware that this creates challenges for our families. That is not lost on us as many of us have children who will be remote learning as well. Two important points to remember is that our teachers and other staff members have worked to ensure a much more robust remote learning plan is in place for our students and we will continue to monitor this situation and make decisions regarding plans for after the first nine weeks grading period as soon as possible. Please know that our Board of Education and staff want nothing more than to get students back in school on a regular schedule and that we will work toward that goal keeping safety at the top of the priority list. If you need assistance or are having difficulties with remote learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school. I am also happy to assist you in any way as we all work together for what is in the best interest of our students. Thank you for your support of Camden County Schools.
Joe Ferrell, Ed.D.