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As North Bergen students graduate, the district looks ahead

Superintendent Solter addresses the next school year in the June COVID-19 video update.
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Superintendent Solter addresses the next school year in the June COVID-19 video update.

After a tough year, North Bergen students have graduated. Elementary schools graduated on June 23 and high school students on June 25, both holding ceremonies at Bruins Stadium.

“I congratulate each graduate on this achievement,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter.

“This year has been very trying on our children, teachers, support staff, and parents,” Solter said. “I would like to personally thank all of you for the hard work that was done in order to provide a quality education to our students.”

The district finished the school year under hybrid instruction after operating under virtual instruction for the majority of the year.

Summer schools start up

Solter announced In a COVID-19 video update in June that “robust” summer schools run from June 30 to August 4.

The summer program will be for enrichment and closing the achievement gap for students who did not demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of the curriculum, according to Solter.

Grades Kindergarten through sixth grade will learn in Kennedy School, Franklin School, or Horace Mann School. Grades seven through 12 will attend classes at North Bergen High School.

In Kindergarten through sixth grade, the program will focus on English, Language Arts, and Math. Grades seven to 12 will be for students who did not demonstrate an understanding of the standards in specific subjects.

“The goal is to better prepare our students for the next school year,” Solter said.

For more information, contact the students’ school.

Full steam ahead for September

Solter said the district is preparing for the full re-opening of school in September. It will send more information regarding its plans for September in the coming months.

For questions or additional information, go to northbergen.k12.nj.us.

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