Friday, April 3, 2020

4/3 COVID19 Closure Update

Updates for MO families on the fifteenth day of the COVID-19 health-related closure:
  • As of 3/30 we started a more directed online instructional model for grades 1-12 leveraging Google Classroom and Google Hangouts. Please refer to the below guides:
  • Click for Parents Guide to Google Classroom and Google Hangouts
  • Click for MOHS Digital Learning Guide
  • Click for MOMS Digital Learning Guide
  • Click for Grades 1-5 Digital Learning Guide
  • Reminders regarding digital learning: 
    • Students are expected to check their course-respective Google Classrooms on a daily basis to receive updates and assignments from their teachers.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to make themselves available for and participate during the synchronous learning opportunities facilitated by their teachers via Google Hangouts.  New content is being delivered and these sessions will help students continue to make academic progress.
    • If students need extra help they can schedule an office hours appointment with their teachers. 
    • If an extenuating circumstance such as illness, family responsibilities, or work dynamics prevent participation in synchronous sessions, please email your teacher, counselor, and/or building administration.  
    • If you require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out as follows:
  • The MO Success Academy resumed this week. Please click for more details.
  • The ASPIRE program resumed this week. Please click this link for more details.
  • MO students that attend the Morris County Vocational system, the County College of Morris Challenger program, or the College Count College of Morris STEPS program will continue with those pathways and their courses at MOHS. During the health-related closure, our faculty will make accommodations for share-time students that may include scheduling small group and individualized office hours to provide appropriate updates, support, and instructional guidance. MOHS counselors will be working with MOHS teachers to develop personalized learning plans to meet individual student needs.
  • AP Students should check each AP Teacher's Google Classroom for updates on the AP Exam administrations. The full course schedule for free, live online AP review classes from the College Board is now available:
  • Based on the executive order of Governor Murphy, all MOTSD schools are operating under a health-related closure until further notice. Therefore, home instruction will be ongoing until April 8th. Spring break will remain as originally scheduled from April 9th until April 19th. If the health-related closure is still in effect, home instruction will resume on April 20th. 
  • Please go to and view the MOTSD Health-Related Closure Plan that contains vital information about home instruction assignments, WiFi access, free and reduced meal pick-up, and continuity of District operations. 
  • Students in PK and K will continue to be assigned differentiated choice boards, as well as, blended learning activities as appropriate by their respective teachers. 
  • We are working very closely with Mayor Greenbaum, MO Township Administrator Tatarenko, and the MO Health Department to ensure our MOTSD families are as healthy and safe as possible. Contact the MO Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at (862) 419-4300 with any suspected cases. In an effort to respond to the many questions and concerns raised by our residents, the Township has established a COVID-19 email address  for general questions regarding the virus, Township preparation and response:  
  • With the exception of MOMS, all MOTSD buildings, fields, and grounds are closed to all staff, students, and community members. 
  • All registered MOTSD students who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch can pick up boxed breakfasts and lunches Monday-Friday during the health-related closure at Mount Olive Middle School from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Highlights from home instruction: