Bayonne Public Schools will remain virtual only

Each month, the school district will revisit the plan

The Bayonne School District will begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually for all students, Superintendent of Schools John Niesz announced.

The Board of Education approved the virtual-only instruction plan in July, as well as a backup hybrid plan. Under the virtual-only plan, students will learn remotely with no in-person instruction.

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Instructors will teach live sessions from either their classrooms at school or their homes through a virtual learning system called

Niesz said there will be a section on the Bayonne Board of Education website that will be dedicated to instructional videos and resources on the new virtual learning system.

This information shows how works. Residents should contact principals with specific questions.

Parents will receive information from principals in the coming weeks about hours, services, technology, and details specific to their children, according to Niesz.

The district’s virtual-only instruction plan is available on

Monthly evaluations

Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, the district will evaluate the plan each month. When possible, the school district may transition to a hybrid plan or a plan to return all students to school.

According to Niesz, decisions will be based upon the safety and security of all students.

Special-education students will receive further information about the services available during virtual instruction.

The district will continue to provide lunch and breakfast via the grab-and-go program. Meals can be picked up at all schools on Mondays and Wednesdays, using the same system as last year.

Take-home devices will be given to every student in the district, grades PreK-12.

Athletics, clubs, organizations, and study groups will continue virtually until further notice.

More information will be released later this month, according to Niesz.

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