Return to Headlines

March 27 - COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020

Dear Freehold Regional Community,

Over the last few weeks we have been faced with much change, the likes of which no one could have predicted. Our faculty are showcasing their ingenuity by connecting with students through the new world of remote learning. This current crisis is a true test of the strength of our community. The one thing that hasn’t changed through all of this is the demonstration of the kindness, dedication and compassion of our FRHSD community.  

As the leader of this school district, I want to thank our faculty and staff for meeting this unforeseen challenge head-on and continuing to serve the students and families of our community. Our instructional staff shifted quickly from business-as-usual in the schoolhouse to delivering learning remotely to maintain a sense of normalcy for our students. Our food service and transportation staff have gone above and beyond to make sure that children in need in our community continue to receive daily meals. Our custodial team has been working tirelessly to clean and disinfect our school buildings. I am humbled to work alongside these individuals.

I also want to thank the students and parents for their cooperation and patience as we navigate this change. While nothing compares to in-classroom instruction, I am confident that our students are receiving the best education they can in the current environment. These are difficult times for our school community. We will continue to support you and your children throughout this school closure. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teachers, counselors, and or/building principal as the need arises.

Please be advised of the adjustment to the District Calendar:

  • Third marking period ends on Wednesday, April 8. 
  • Spring Break begins Thursday, April 9.
  • Fourth marking period begins on Thursday, April 16.  Please note: April 16 will be an "E day", April 17 will be an "F day" and April 20 will remain as a "D day" with the continuation of the cycle through the school year.  

We know that our schools will remain closed until at least April 20. Our community has proven resilient in other challenging times and I know that we will continue to meet the needs of the children we serve. Thank you again for your support and cooperation during this difficult time. I will continue to provide updates as we move forward.

Sincerely,

Charles B. Sampson, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools