2020 vs. 2021

Mendham Township School District Reopening Comparison Chart

The purpose of this chart is to help students, staff, and families see how the plan for our opening to the 2021-2022 school year will differ from our reopening plan for the previous school year. 

Our plans will hinge on public health metrics and guidance from agencies that make determinations for public schools in New Jersey, most particularly the NJDOH; as such, please note that all topics are subject to change. While we hope that life returns to something resembling normal, we will also be prepared for more challenging circumstances, again.

Topic

2020-2021 Opening

2021-2022 Opening

Masks

Required

Required

Social Distancing

Min. 6 feet

Min. 3 feet

Full Day with Lunch

 Yes

Yes

Field Trips

No

No for MP1

Assemblies

Virtual

Yes (limited)

Cohorts

MS – Yes, ES – No

No

Half Day Wednesdays

Yes

No

Full-time Remote Option

Yes

No

Back to School Night

Fully Remote

Fully Remote

Parent Teacher Conferences

Fully Remote

TBD

IEP/Parent Meetings

Fully Remote

Fully Remote - MP1

Lockers

No

Yes

Locker Rooms

No

Yes

One Way Hallways

Yes

No

Science Labs

Virtual

In Person

Small Group Learning

No

Yes (with modifications)

 

Shared Supplies

No

Yes

Extracurricular Meetings

Virtual

In Person

Middle School Athletics

No

Yes

Emphasis on Ventilation & Air Purification

Yes

Yes

Focus on Handwashing & Hand Sanitizer Available

Yes

Yes

Electrostatic Cleaning

Yes

Yes

Use of Google Platform

Yes

Yes

Seating Charts (Classrooms & Bus)

Yes

Yes

Masks on School Bus

Yes

Yes

Staff/Student Daily Screening

Yes

Yes

Contact Tracing

Yes

Yes

Isolation Area in Place

Yes

Yes