THIS WEEK'S UPDATE

IMPORTANT MARCH 2022 Update

All of the letter in the District letter below is included in this newsletter. The letter below was emailed to all families on Friday, March 4, 2022.

District Letter

On Monday evening 2/28/22, the Board of Education approved a policy which will address adjustments to the District’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The below revised district protocol will begin on Monday, March 7, 2022. Please keep in mind all students are required to continue to wear their masks and follow existing procedures through the end of this weekend. The change does not take effect until Monday, March 7, 2022.


The District is currently in the “yellow” CALI INDEX STATUS. We hope NOT to return to orange; however, if we do, the District will notify our community. Please ensure that you are receiving our District phone calls, emails, and texts. If you are not receiving District communications, please contact your child’s principal.


The revised protocols can be found by reviewing any of the 3 resources below:

DISTRICT POLICY: Updated protocols may be found on the last page.

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PRESENTATION BY OUR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

The District is also working with our Local Police Department to recognize “See Something – Say Something Week.” On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Lindenwold Municipal Alliance will host a Community Event at the Lindenwold Middle School from 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. The Camden County High Tech Crime Unit will also be present to assist in providing our families with internet safety related information. During this presentation, our officers will also provide information on the latest substance abuse trends and assist families with ways in which to recognize the signs of substance abuse. Attendees will be able to walk through an interactive “bedroom” which will be set up to teach our families about the “look fors” of substance abuse.

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SEE SOMETHING -

SAY SOMETHING WEEK!

Finally, I wanted to take a moment to bring an item to our community’s attention for consideration. The District’s newly established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, made up PK – 12 staff, administration, and LHS student representation, is currently planning ways in which the District will recognize Juneteenth Day.


President Biden signed legislation on June 17, 2021 recognizing June 19th as a Federal Holiday. Juneteenth Day is the oldest nationally celebrated day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. It is observed to remember the date in which Union soldiers brought the news of the emancipation of African Americans to Galveston, Texas in 1865. Juneteenth Day is often also referred to as: Juneteenth National Independence Day and Emancipation Day. This is a special time when families celebrate together to reflect upon the past as well as take time to focus on the future. As is tradition, this day is often honored by families gathering together to celebrate African American culture and tradition with both great food and music.


The issue: Our current District calendar shows our last day of school and our LHS Graduation as being held on Friday, June 17, 2022. However, since our calendar adoption last spring, our District has been made aware that New Jersey designated Friday, June 17, 2022 as the day in which our state will recognize Juneteenth Day.


As such, we have the option of adjusting our calendar to recognize Juneteenth Day on Friday, June 17th by closing school for the day as a sign of respect for this important day in our country’s history. Since Districts are required to educate students for 180 days, adjusting the calendar will impact both the date our families will also celebrate the last day of school and high school graduation. Graduation and the last day of school will then be moved to Monday, June 20, 2022. This decision may significantly impact our families, too.


I feel solving this current issue is best served by reaching out to our learning community stakeholders: LHS Seniors who will be graduating, our Staff, and our Families. Please take time to share your voice on the below survey. Your perspective and opinion matters.

For those of you still learning and growing in the exploration of our country's history, here are some resources to explore information related to the history, importance, and significance of Juneteenth Day.