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Mount Laurel Schools Closed Until Further Notice
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has ordered all schools in the state closed to students due to the COVID-19 Virus. Updates will appear here and on our COVID-19 Updates Webpage.
 
Announcements on Closure Procedures from
Superintendent Dr. George J. Rafferty
 
School Building Visitors 
No students or parents will be permitted in the buildings. All student technology and learning materials were already distributed. However, if you should you have any needs, please contact your school principal. 
 
Virtual School Hours 
All school buildings are on a virtual operating plan with school hours in place from 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Our building principals, school secretaries, guidance counselors, school nurses, and child study team members as well as any other support staff that assist you during the year, will be answering messages, emails, and reaching out to you to help address your questions and/or concerns to support your children. Communication with your teachers and your schools will continue.  While e-mails are preferred, all messages left with your school will be returned promptly. 
 
Administration Buildings
Our administrative buildings are closed to the public at this time in compliance with the state order for social distancing. 
 
Technology Support Services
In the event that you need assistance, please communicate that to your child’s teacher and they will submit a Help Desk Work Order in your name electronically to our technology department. Once received, our technology staff will contact you immediately and directly to resolve your issue. Do not call the technology department directly. 
 
Minor Changes to Online Education Schedule
Dear Parents/Guardians,
In an effort to improve our remote learning program, we have made some minor changes to the schedule. We have added Academic Support blocks so that students can access their teachers for small group instruction, re-teaching, and additional support. Conversely, teachers may request to meet with students to reinforce greater understanding during this time. The additional Support Blocks will allow teachers to work with students on a more individualized basis. A second change was from a weekly schedule to an A/B schedule.  This will allow for more equity between the subject areas. 
 
The expectation for all students is to follow this schedule by checking their teachers' Google Classroom and completing whatever assignments are given, participating in video conferences, and partaking in the Classroom Stream.
 
The schedule is as follows:
 
A – Monday, March 30
B – Tuesday, March 31
A – Wednesday, April 1
B – Thursday, April 2
A – Friday, April 3
B – Monday, April 6
A – Tuesday, April 7
B – Wednesday, April 8
A – Thursday, April 9
 
 Chart showing dates and times of instruction
 
Parents, Please Note: If you are in need of Internet connectivity at home, there is a two-month free service being offered by Comcast. Details can be found in this flyer.
Lunches Distributed to Eligible Students at Hartford
Distribution of Lunches to Free and Reduced-Price Eligible Families began on Wednesday, March 18. Lunch will be available for pickup on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. at Mount Laurel Hartford School, 397 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054.Lunch orders must be placed prior to 8:45 am each day. You will need to submit this form for every eligible student lunch that you wish to order. There will be signage at Hartford School to indicate pickup locations. Families will not need to exit their vehicles.
 
All School-Related Events and Activities Canceled
During this period of school closure, all school-related activities are canceled.
Specific cancellations of events or activities will be posted here:
Issuance of Staff Badges - Mount Laurel School staff badges will not be issued while schools are closed. We will resume badge processing when schools reopen.
New Student Registration - The registration process for new students for the remainder of this year, or next school year, may still be started through our online system found on our Registration Webpage. Please note that documentation processes have changed in light of the closure, and are detailed on that page.