North Bergen begins the transition back to classrooms

Some students will likely be back in the classroom on April 19

Dr. Solter said the number of days and hours that schools will operate in the classrooms is yet to be determined.
Dr. Solter said the number of days and hours that schools will operate in the classrooms is yet to be determined.

North Bergen public schools will begin transitioning to learning in the classrooms, Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter announced in a video message. While the district planned to move to hybrid instruction, the shift was pushed back due to a variety of factors from the state of COVID-19 in the township, to delays in the vaccine rollout.

Despite the announcement, it’s still not clear if the district will shift to hybrid or full in-person instruction. Plans call for students to return on April 19 with details to be determined.

Administrators, supervisors, directors, and support staff returned full time on March 1. Teachers and staff will return on March 15.

“I want to thank all the staff for their efforts during this trying time,” Solter said. “Many hours have been spent in professional development, working in a way we never thought we would have to do, distributing materials and lunches, and communicating in a process we never imagined before.”

Parents are asked to log in to the Realtime parent portal and complete a survey. A “yes” response means their child would remain home and learn virtually. A “no” means their child would have in-person education at school.

These responses will help the district create schedules for the students. For more information on hybrid instruction, go to

Women’s History Month

During March, Women’s History Month, the schools will celebrate by reading stories, researching accomplishments, creating presentations, and having discussions. Among the women celebrated will be Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Goodall, Sally Ride, Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Solter noted that Patrick Brady, District Supervisor of Social Studies, has come up with many ways of celebrating women’s history month that will be incorporated into the curriculum. For more information, go to

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