First Day of School Reflections

September 6, 2018

Greetings:

Thank you all for your understanding as we closed schools early today. The school closure regulation for when there is a heat advisory has been finalized and we have a protocol in place. As a result, notifications will be made in a timely fashion moving forward.

Our childcare cooling centers worked well and parents/guardians shared their appreciation. As a result of our reflections on today, please note the following adjustments:

  • Students are encouraged to bring water to school so they can stay hydrated.
  • Students are encouraged to wear loose, light colored clothing when it is extremely hot.
  • Students and staff will be asked not to go outside for activities if we have declared an early closure due to a heat advisory.

For school closures or abbreviated days, notifications to parents/guardians (emails, texts and robo-calls) will occur as follows:

  • In the evening, we will schedule notifications on or before 10:00PM (unless there is an emergency)
  • In the morning, we will schedule notifications between 5:00 – 6:00AM (unless there is an emergency).

We will continue to have staff respond in a timely fashion to emails sent through the “Contact Us” hyperlink on our district website.

Please see the contact information below for any questions you may have regarding: 

Transportation - email charris@montclair.k12.nj.us
Genesis Parent Access/Student Access - email parentaccess@montclair.k12.nj.us
School related questions, please email your child’s principal.

Finally, you are always welcome to email me at kjohnson@montclair.k12.nj.us with any district related questions you may have or if you are unsure to whom you should direct your question.

Have a great evening!

In pursuit of excellence, equity, justice and excellence,

Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Montclair Public Schools

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