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Update - COVID-19 - One Day to Distance Learning - 3/15/2020

BRRSD Families and Community Members,

We are one day away from the start of our distance learning adventure. Tomorrow we start learning in new ways. Like all of the intrepid explorers from our history books, whether it be from the land, the sea or into space, we do not know exactly what we will face. But like any who have been successful before us, we will be successful in this because we are doing it together.

Important reminders for our journey include:

Website

Visit for Distance Learning on any of our webpages for all resources found on the right side of the banner. It also includes links to non-school resources that you may need during this time. We recommend reading through this page over the weekend so that you are prepared for Monday.

Attendance

For documentation and safety reasons, we are asking that each student login daily to post attendance by 10 a.m.

  • Use the student district username and password and complete the Attendance Form.
  • If your child is unable to login independently, we ask that a parent/guardian login for that child.
  • A form must be completed for each child, each school day.

Learning Platform

  • The learning platform will officially open at noon on Monday, March 16, 2020. Staff will be working in the Google Classrooms up until that time so we request you do not try to log in until then.  
    • This does not prevent students from submitting their attendance by 10 a.m. through the Attendance Form.
  • This system will evolve over the coming weeks, but this is not a virtual day of school, following school hours.
    • We have posted the 4-hour session schedule so students and families know when best to contact a specific teacher. Think of this as an “office hours” approach, not virtual classrooms. These office hours will begin on Tuesday. For the specific times, visit our Distance Learning page and read the Time Blocks section.
    • Your teachers will share specifics for their classes through Google Classroom.
    • Students can work at any time that is convenient for them.
    • Students can work for as long a period of time as they determine with their families. We simply ask that you communicate with your teachers.
    • We recognize that there will be less contact between students and teachers. We are not asking families to become teachers or for students to teach themselves.
    • Teachers are approaching this through one platform, but learning from class to class will be different.

For Help

Resources on Wellness and talking to kids about this situation

General Help - Communicate with your classroom teacher.

Technology Help, please email: DLDtech@brrsd.k12.nj.us

Even within the larger reality of a global pandemic and the individual challenges that school closings and distance learning present, we can choose to move headfirst into this adventure with courage and positivity, with calm and resolve, and with excitement. Our staff has been working tirelessly as we prepare for launch. The countdown is upon us. Let’s make the most of this… together.

Thank you for your continued collaboration,

Russell Lazovick
Superintendent of Schools


View all District communication regarding the Coronavirus

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