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Newark Unified School District is committed to creating an environment in which our students can return to in-person learning while ensuring the safety and health of our students, staff and families. Due diligence and proper planning will be the strategy that will guide our work. To do this, we will continue to work together to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases by observing all the precautions, guidance, and requirements from health experts. Given the reality that COVID-19 will remain a very real threat for the foreseeable future, we stand committed to a plan of what will get us through this period working together. 

NUSD and its staff are committed to:

  • Comply with all mask requirements and adhere to social distancing guidelines to the maximum extent possible in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and remain safe. 

  • Provide in-person learning to all students who are able to return, while offering a virtual option for families whose child is not yet able to attend in-person due to health or safety reasons.

  • Create a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and learning environment for our students and families. 

  • Do what we can to increase student, parent, and staff confidence that returning to school is as safe as we can make it, operating with transparency, honesty, and respect. 

  • Acknowledge that as we design creative solutions within a system we may encounter limitations.

  • Value and maintain the strong partnerships and relationships that exist between our community and our staff, ensuring that our connections and respect are stronger as a result of having gone through this together.


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