School Reopening 2020-2021


Greetings, Salem Ram Family!

I hope you are staying healthy, wearing mask(s), practicing social distancing and finding ways to enjoy the summer. Please take time to carefully read this important set of information regarding 2020-2021 School Reopening plan.

Educationally yours,

Dr. Michel
Ram Pride

Arrow left Please use the links on the left for additional information regarding the re-opening of 2020-2021 school year

UPDATE Posted 10/21/2020

 Food Service Community Food Distribution
(Virtual Instruction Schedule)

John Fenwick Academy Virtual K-2 Virtual Schedule
John Fenwick Academy Virtual Pre-K Virtual Schedule
JFA Parent Student Device Agreement
JFA Device Pick-up Parent Letter
 Virtual Day Office Hours

Salem Middle School Full Day Virtual Schedule 
SMS Chromebook Distribution
SMS Electronic Device Agreement 
SMS WiFi Confirmation Form
 Virtual Day Office Hours

Salem High School Virtual Instruction Plan 
SHS Chromebook Letter
SHS Electronic Device Agreement 
 SHS Electronic Device & Virtual Schedule 
 Virtual Day Office Hours

UPDATED 10/6/2020

ATTENTION SCSD PARENTS & GUARDIANS Link to request transition to teacher led virtual instruction:
Information regarding child care assistance and the link to apply for assistance:

*CDC Guidelines - The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall.

School Reopening Plan DOE 2020-2021 
(Click to download - updated 8/31/2020)

Qualtrics Parent Letter
(Click to download)

School Calendar 
(Click to download)

Wi-Fi Reminder To make sure 100% of our students have wi-fi access at home, we have partnered with Comcast . If you do not have wi-fi access at home, please make sure you apply for this service so your child(ren) can receive a Chromebook or iPad when they’re delivered sometime in October.

COVID19 Symptom Checker: Even though students will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing while in school, the district has secured the services of Qualtrics to provide a protocol for staff and students to attend school.
Please review the short video describing the requirements and overview of the screening process:

Learning Loss Assessment: The NJDOE requires school districts to develop a plan to determine the amount of student learning loss during the School Closure period. To that end, the first few weeks of school will be committed to measuring the negative impact of the learning loss during the pandemic from PreK-12th grade in the areas of Literacy/Reading Comprehension & Math using the following assessment tools:

 PreK ESI & Creative Curriculum Teaching Strategies Gold  K-4 American Reading Company/IRLA (Literacy/Reading Comprehension) & K-8 Pearson enVision Program (Math)

 5-12 Lexile (Reading Comprehension) 9-12 Specific to Math Course

Mental Health Support: Given the increase of Mental Health issues that have manifested itself during the pandemic, please make sure--prior to returning to school starting—to reach out to the following individuals if your child(ren) is experiencing Mental Health issues. We will work collectively to provide the necessary support(s).

 JFA: Ms. Connor ( or Ms. Garner (

 SMS: Ms. Elder ( or Mr. Pszwaro (

 SHS: Ms. Smith (, Mr. Wright ( or Ms. Thompson (

School Calendar The school calendar attempts to reflect the fragile balance of the educational, safety and health interest of our students, teachers and parents. It is guided by the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC guidelines and the very real emotions, anxieties, personal circumstances, uncertainties and fears all of us are experiencing during this pandemic.

Parent Survey: On behalf of the district to plan for after school programs

Parents with questions regarding the wi-fi program can email the following individuals in their child(ren) respective school:


State of New Jersey - Department of Education

The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education
Conditions for Learning - August 3, 2020

School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions

New Jersey Department of Health
COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations for Local Health Departments for K-12 Schools - August 13, 2020

Weekly COVID Activity Reports
*Week ending Sept 12, 2020 (Salem County is currently Yellow - Moderate)

• Northwest: Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren
• Northeast: Bergen, Essex, Hudson
• Central West: Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset
• Central East: Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Union
• Southwest: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem
• Southeast: Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland