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NA Phase I Update

NA Phase I Update


August 24, 2020


Good evening, school community members.

Please review the updates to North Arlington’s Restart and Recovery Plan – Phase 1 (September 8, 2020 – October 16, 2020).  Please remember that if we’re able to open our doors to hybrid instruction earlier than 10/16/20, we will do so. 

Virtual Schedules

Morning Sessions:  Students will follow a traditional four hour school day schedule, which will include 30 minute periods.  Each period will consist of two-way communication through Google Meet.  Teachers will remain available in Google Meet to work with their students for the full duration of each period.  Principals will be releasing information on Google Classroom codes.

LUNCH:  “Grab and Go” lunches will be available at North Arlington High School.

Afternoon Sessions:  While taking into account students’ mental wellness, overall screen time, and need for small group instruction, teachers will schedule all students for a minimum of once per week for afternoon small group instruction Monday – Thursday.  This will allow teachers to focus on students who may be struggling, while also giving teachers the opportunity to challenge students who are doing well.

Virtual Schedule Grade PreK AM

Monday-Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Google Meet)


Virtual Schedule Grade PreK PM

Monday-Friday:  12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Google Meet)


Virtual Schedule Grades K-5

Monday:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./LUNCH/1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./LUNCH/1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./LUNCH/1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./LUNCH/1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Friday:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m./LUNCH/Teacher-Parent Conferences


Virtual Schedule Grades 6-12

Monday:  7:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./LUNCH/1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Tuesday:  7:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./LUNCH/1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday:  7:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./LUNCH/1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Thursday: 7:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./LUNCH/1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Friday:  7:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./LUNCH/Teacher-Parent Conferences


Release of Individual Schedules

Students’ schedules will be released during the first week of September.  Thank you for your patience.


Chromebook distribution is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  We kindly ask that you only utilize this opportunity if you do not have any suitable device(s) for your child(ren) or if you don't have enough for other children within the same household.  Thank you.

Hard-Copy Materials

Our principals are currently establishing times where students can pick up materials to assist in remote instruction (e.g. textbooks, workbooks, novels, etc.).  Our goal is to have these items disseminated to all students during the first week of school (9/8/20-9/11/20).  Thank you.

Extra-Curricular Activities

All extra-curricular activities will be taking place virtually through Phase 1.  Assigned staff members will be promoting these opportunities to our children during the first few weeks of school. 


The NJSIAA has postponed the high school volleyball season until later this school year and has created a fourth season to accommodate this change.  At the moment, volleyball practice can resume on February 16, 2021. Our coaches will complete voluntary summer workouts.  Thank you.

As always, we’ll continue to provide you with information as it becomes available.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.  Stay well.


Stephen Yurchak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools