It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Jersey City Public Schools. I am very excited to start the 2020-2021 school year with a clear focus on doing what is best for all students. With the 104-page guidance for the re-opening of schools, The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education, from the NJ Department of Education and Governor Murphy’s directive, schools we have begun the extensive planning necessary to open schools in September. We have established a district-level Return to School Committee as well as Sub-committees to plan for a hybrid model of instruction. Our guiding priority is to protect the health and well-being of all students and staff to the highest degree possible while educating for greatness. In addition to the guidance provided by the NJ Department of Education, we also are carefully reviewing recommendations from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and the American Academy of Pediatrics as we develop a Return to School plan.
We expect to stagger student attendance at this time, with a portion of students attending classes five consecutive days while the other students participate in online instruction from home. We will strongly consider the unique needs of special student populations, especially our students with disabilities and English Language Learners. We are committed to keeping families on the same schedule and will also work with families who wish to remain entirely with remote learning.
Our vision is to provide exemplary leadership and service to the schools, parents, and the community as we work together to prepare children with a globally competitive, comprehensive, rigorous education. The beginning of the school year, similarly to the dawning of a new day, offers endless possibilities. As we begin this school year, I wish everyone the most significant success as we welcome approximately 30,000 students and their families.
Mr. Franklin Walker
Superintendent of Schools
Developing a vision of doing what is best for all students and making them academically competitive in a global society
The real promise is to give every student E.A.R.S
Franklin Walker, Superintendent
Dr. Norma Fernandez, Deputy Superintendent
Ellen M. Ruane, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum and Instruction
Regina Robinson, Business Administrator
JERSEY CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lorenzo Richardson, President
Gina Verdibello, Vice President
Superintendent's Leadership Cabinet
School-Principal Contact Information