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Glassboro School District Mobilizes to Offer Distance Learning and Meals on the Go

For Immediate Release 
PR1920-Education and Meals on the Go 
March 19, 2020

 

 

 Chartwells food services employees are shown with breakfast and lunch packages.

 

Glassboro School District Mobilizes to Offer Distance Learning and Meals on the Go

 

Glassboro School District mobilized to offer remote learning and meals on the go beginning March 17.

 

The district’s sixth – 12th-graders are using their school-issued laptops to complete online assignments through Google Classroom. Teachers are using their teacher webpages to provide supplementary information. Grading continues online.

 

Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 are completing learning packets that will be graded upon their return when schools reopen. Teachers are also sharing information on free learning websites.

 

Parents are going the extra mile to help their children succeed with distance learning. They created a GPSD Parents Facebook group to share support and activity ideas.

 

On Wednesday, March 18, the Glassboro Board of Education even held its monthly meeting with public participation via remote access.

 

“We are thankful to parents, students, staff, the board of education and Chartwells, our district’s food service provider, for pulling together during this challenging time. We are proud to be able to continue to offer services remotely,” said Dr. Mark Silverstein, superintendent of Glassboro Schools.

 

Students are receiving “free meals on the go” during the school district closure. Glassboro School District and Chartwells worked together on the plan to make that possible. Glassboro parents can pick up prepackaged breakfast and lunch for students, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Dorothy L. Bullock School. The meals meet nutritional guidelines and include food  such as milk or lactose free milk, cereal or breakfast muffins, fruit, sandwiches, vegetables, etc.

 

The school district is also committed to maintaining a healthy, sanitary environment in its buildings. The district recently supplemented its own custodial staff’s intensive cleaning efforts with those of Germ-Nix, a company that specializes in cleaning and sanitation. Germ-Nix used an electrostatic sprayer and other equipment to reach surfaces that are easily missed or unreachable by hand.

 

Like other school districts throughout the state, Glassboro will continue to keep abreast of the latest State Department of Education, State Department of Health and governor’s guidelines for precautions with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and a potential reopening date.