• Critical Update Nov. 18th

    Posted by Jeremy Milonas on 11/18/2020

    November 18, 2020

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    We have continued to work with the Monmouth County Health Commission to share information and take appropriate action to maximize everyone’s health and safety while doing our best to maintain continuity in our school programs.

     

    There continues to be no evidence of community transmission of the virus within our school.  Unfortunately, because of the high transmission rate in our community and a significant number of our students testing positive for the virus this week, in-person learning will be suspended until Wednesday, November 25.  We hope to resume in-person programs on Monday, November 30.

     

    I realize that this news is disappointing and frustrating.  I share these sentiments.  I also know that RBR and other schools are doing our best to stop the spread of the virus.  Because of strict adherence to protocols--mask wearing, social distancing, and strictly following the advice of public health experts--we have minimized transmission within our zone of influence.  Now the  larger community needs to do all that can be done to stop the spread of the virus.   This includes ceasing social activities that can spread the virus.

     

    Please continue following the Centers for Disease Control Prevention safeguards:

     

    • Staying home when you are sick;
    • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
    • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
    • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
    • Practicing social distancing;
    • Wearing masks;
    • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

     

    A reminder there will be meals available for pick up at the front entrance to the High School at these dates at no cost:

    •       Monday November 23rd from 2pm to 4pm and 
    •       Wednesday November 25th from 12noon through 2pm.

    Thank you for your support and continued efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

    Sincerely,



    Louis Moore

    Superintendent

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  • Critical Update Nov. 16

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 11/16/2020

    November 16, 2020

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    We learned today that a number of individuals at RBR have tested positive for COVID-19.  All instruction will be remote on Tuesday, November 17.  Wednesday will be a remote learning day, as previously scheduled.  

     

    We are continuing to work with the Regional Health Commission to take appropriate action to maximize everyone’s health and safety. 

     

    I wanted to remind everyone that meals will be distributed on Tuesday, November 17 from 1 to 2 PM at the main entrance at no cost.

     

    New Jersey and Monmouth County are experiencing a sharp increase in positive cases.  Everyone’s vigilance is critical to reducing the spread of the virus.  Please continue following the Centers for Disease Control Prevention safeguards:

     

    • Practicing social distancing and avoiding gatherings where social distancing is not possible;
    • Staying home when you are sick;
    • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
    • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
    • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
    • Wearing masks;
    • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

     

    Thank you for your support and continued efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

    Louis Moore
    Superintendent

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  • Critical Update Nov. 15

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 11/15/2020

    RBR will be in full-remote mode on Monday, November 16.  In-person instruction and activities are cancelled.  Three positive COVID cases involving two students and one staff member have been reported.  We will update everyone tomorrow on our status for Tuesday.

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  • Critical Update Nov. 4

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 11/4/2020

     

    November 4, 2020

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    On October 30 and November 2, I reported that four students had tested positive for COVID-19 in our school, indicating that the virus may be spreading in our communities.  We have worked with the Monmouth County Health Commission to share updated information, assess the situation, and take appropriate action to maximize everyone’s health and safety. 

     

    There continues to be no no evidence of community transmission of the virus within our school.  However to minimize the risk of possible spread, the Health Commission has reevaluated their position and advised me this afternoon to suspend all in-person instruction and activities, including athletics, until Friday, November 13. 

     

    I realize that this news is unsettling and disruptive.  However, it is my hope that by taking this preventative action we can avoid further spread of the virus and additional disruptions to our in-person programs.

     

    Everyone’s ongoing vigilance is critical to reducing the spread of the virus.  Please continue following the Centers for Disease Control Prevention safeguards:

     

    • Staying home when you are sick;
    • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
    • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
    • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
    • Practicing social distancing;
    • Wearing masks;
    • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

     

    Thank you for your support and continued efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Louis Moore

    Superintendent

     

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  • Critical Update Nov. 2nd

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 11/2/2020

    November 2, 2020

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    We learned today that two students have tested positive for COVID-19.  We have implemented our response protocol and are working with the Regional Health Commission to assist with contact tracing.

     

    At this time there is no evidence of community transmission of the virus within the school.  The two students in question are siblings and they did not contract the virus at school.

     

    As was previously determined, please be advised that RBR will follow a remote “B” Day schedule on Tuesday, November 3 as required by the NJ DOE because of election day.  In addition, a regular remote learning schedule will be followed on Wednesday.  At the present time, we anticipate that we will resume in-person learning on Monday, November 9.

     

    Clearly the spread of the virus is increasing in our communities.  Everyone’s ongoing vigilance is essential to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Please continue following the Centers for Disease Control Prevention safeguards:

     

    • Staying home from school when you are sick;
    • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
    • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
    • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils
    • Practicing social distancing
    • Wearing masks
    • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

     

    Thank you for your support and continued efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Louis Moore

    Superintendent

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  • RBR will be FULL REMOTE on Monday and follow an "A" day schedule

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 10/30/2020

    October 30, 2020

     

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    We learned today that another student has tested positive for COVID-19.  We have implemented our response protocol and are working with the Regional Health Commission to assist with contact tracing.

     

    At this time there is no evidence of community transmission of the virus within the school.  Nevertheless, because some of the identified close contacts are staff members I have decided that it would be appropriate to shift everyone to a full remote schedule on Monday, November 2 with an “A” day schedule.

     

    Because of the particular circumstances related to this case, and after consulting with the Regional Health Commission, it has been determined that athletic practices and games can proceed as scheduled.

     

    As you are aware, the community’s ongoing vigilance in following public health guidelines are essential.  Please continue following the Centers for Disease Control Prevention promoted safeguards:

     

    • Staying home from school when you are sick;
    • Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
    • Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
    • Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
    • Practicing social distancing
    • Wearing a face covering while in school; and
    • Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.

     

    Thank you for your support and continued efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy.

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Louis Moore

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  • Update: Modified Master Schedule

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 10/20/2020

    Dear Families and Students,

    As you know, we have remained committed to expanding in-person instruction during the current crisis.  With the support of our Board of Education, we will be increasing the length of the blocks for both remote and in-person learning so that all classes will be meeting for 60 minutes starting Monday, October 26.  The school opening time is not impacted but please note that buses will be leaving approximately 15 minutes later at the end of the school day.  Over the coming weeks we hope to introduce additional revisions to our hybrid schedule to support our teachers and students.  The revised schedule appears below. 

     

    Bell Schedule

     

    Monday-Tuesday; Thursday-Friday 

    (in-person and virtual)

    7:30-8:00

    Screening and Homeroom

    8:00-9:00

    Block 1

    9:05-10:05

    Block 2

    10:10-11:10

    Block 3

    11:15-12:15

    Block 4

    12:15-12:30

    Staggered Dismissal/Lunch Pick-Up

     

    Here are some additional updates from around campus:

     

    Superintendent’s Coffee/Community Information Session

     

    Saturday, October 24 at 9 AM OUTSIDE the RBR Board Office. (The office is in the back of the high school building).  Please RSVP here.

    • Come learn what is happening at RBR
    • Updates from Dr. Moore regarding plans for in-person learning and the instructional program
    • Updates on facility upgrades and referendum plan

     

    Communication

     

    An expanded weekly bulletin with upcoming events and activities will be posted on the school website every Friday.  We will also send the bulletin through the parent portal and to all student emails.  We understand that there have been challenges with Parent Portal and we are working with Genesis to correct the issue.  We are currently working on a different format to streamline our communication with the community.  We will be using the Primary email contact information found in Genesis for our communication. Please ensure that your contact information for Genesis Parent Portal is correct and updated by Friday, October 23. You can do this by going into Genesis Parent Portal -> Click the tab, Contacts.  Thank you for your continued patience.

     

    Guidance Update

     

    As part of our on-going effort to keep all families and students connected to the school counseling department, this Interactive Counseling Page has been developed.  Please use it to stay updated on news related to college and career choices, support services, and helpful advice.  Slides 5-10 have class-specific updates and multitude of valuable resources.

     

    Athletic Department Survey 

     

    As you may be aware, we have started the process to recruit and hire a new permanent Athletic Director.  We value your input in order to build on our strengths and plan for the future.  We would appreciate you completing this survey to assist us.

     

    BOE Meetings Returning to Full Remote

     

    Beginning October 21, 2020 through January 6, 2021 public access for BOE meetings will be virtual.  A link for the meeting will be posted on our website the day of the meeting.

     

    Breakfast and Lunch Available for All

     

    At no cost of the district, we have partnered with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to provide  free lunch and breakfast to all students.  Students can “grab and go” at dismissal.  

    All the best everyone.  Stay safe out there!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Louis Moore
    Superintendent

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  • COVID 19 Update September 30

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 9/30/2020

    Dear Students and Families,

     

     

    As was previously reported, one of our students tested positive for COVID-19 last week after an exposure at a family gathering.  The student and her sibling, also an RBR student, are currently in quarantine.  I know we all wish this family well and wish them a quick recovery.

     

     

    Over the previous days, we have worked closely with the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission and the district physician to contain the spread of the virus.  Recommendations for self-quarantine have been shared with staff members by the Health Commission.  In addition, students who have been deemed to be “close contacts” are being excluded from in-person programs and extra-curricular activities until October 12.  The Health Commission is also performing contact tracing on all impacted students.  

     

     

    In a separate case, it was reported that eight RBR students participating in a club basketball tournament in Wall came in contact with a non-RBR student who has tested positive for COVID-19.  All of these students have been contacted as well and are being excluded from in-person programs and extracurricular activities until October 12.

     

     

    In sum, because all known positive cases and close contacts have been identified and appropriate actions have been, I am confirming that we will resume in-person instruction tomorrow, Thursday, October 1.   Athletic practices can also continue with the exception of girls’ tennis.

     

     

    I’d like to extend thanks to everyone for their support and assistance.  Special appreciation is due to Deborah Rosen-Haight, Aurora Hankins, Christina Emrich and the administrative team for their help.  We are all indebted to those families involved who promptly reported the relevant information to us.

     

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Louis Moore

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  • COVID 19 Update September 29

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 9/29/2020

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    I am writing to update you on the positive COVID-19 case at our school. Here is a summary of where things stand at the present time:

     

    • Contact tracing has been initiated by the Monmouth County Health Commission to minimize the potential spread of the virus.  
    • In a separate case, it has been disclosed that eight RBR students participating in a club basketball tournament in Wall came in contact with a non-RBR student who has tested positive for COVID-19.  We are working closely with the Monmouth County Health Commission to respond to this issue as well.
    • As a precaution, athletic practices for all teams were canceled today.
    • The building is being cleaned and disinfected today and tomorrow. 

     

    As had already been determined, students will be following an “A” day schedule remotely on Wednesday, September 30.  We will wait for further guidance from the health commission, but as of now we anticipate opening for in-person instruction on Thursday.

     

    Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support.  Special gratitude is due to those families involved who promptly reported the relevant information to us.  

     

    Sincerely,


    Louis Moore
    Superintendent

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  • COVID 19 Update September 28

    Posted by Dr. Louis Moore on 9/28/2020

    Dear Families and Students,

     

    Earlier today, we received a report that a Red Bank Regional 9th grader tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. 

     

    As a precautionary measure, RBR will be closed to in-person instruction in order to give health officials time to evaluate the situation and provide us with further direction.  

     

    We will be following a “B” Day schedule:

    8:00-8:50

    Block 1

    8:55-9:45

    Block 2

    9:50-10:50

    Block 3

    10:55-11:45

    Block 4

     

     

    I will be updating everyone tomorrow on next steps. 

     

    Thank you,

    Lou Moore
    Superintendent

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