Atlantic Health System vaccinates more than 11,000 teachers against COVID-19

Atlantic Health System vaccinates more than 11,000 teachers against COVID-19

MORRISTOWN, NJ — In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts — including Bloomfield Public Schools — and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccines to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination appointments for teachers […]

Budget with 2-percent tax increase presented at Bloomfield BOE meeting

Budget with 2-percent tax increase presented at Bloomfield BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District administration presented the 2021-2022 budget at the March 16 Board of Education meeting, beginning the process of putting the $129,013,219 budget in place. The tax levy will increase by 2 percent, bringing in an extra $1,504,683 and raising taxes by $26.79 per month for residents. “I know that’s […]

Bloomfield schools, library partner for Read Across America Week

Bloomfield schools, library partner for Read Across America Week

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield Public Schools and the Bloomfield Public Library have partnered with one another for Read Across America Week. This is an annual event in which members of the community typically would go to schools and libraries to read stories to children. As a result of COVID-19, the story times were filmed so […]

Bloomfield schools to begin hybrid learning in April

Bloomfield schools to begin hybrid learning in April

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District will begin hybrid learning in April, Superintendent Sal Goncalves announced at a Board of Education meeting on Feb. 23. It will be the first time students in Bloomfield will be in the school buildings in over a year, as the COVID-19 pandemic closed the district’s buildings in March […]

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District announced it would hold classes virtually through Nov. 2, changing the original plan from the hybrid model that was going to be put in place to open the school year. Announced on Aug. 18 at a Board of Education meeting by Superintendent Sal Goncalves, the decision came a […]

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District Superintendent Sal Goncalves and Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres presented the district’s reopening plan for September at the July 21 Board of Education meeting, a month after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that schools would resume in-person learning after being forced to move online because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. […]

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

Essex County superintendents respond to news of continued school closures

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Teachers and students were holding out hope that they would be able to return to school and some semblance of normalcy before June, but on May 4 Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Distance […]

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

Teachers adapt to online education as schools stay closed

Essex County schools make the best of remote learning

By Amanda Valentovic and EmilyAnn Jackman / Staff Writers ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — It has been more than two weeks since the global COVID-19 pandemic shut down most of the country, and Essex County school districts have closed the doors to school buildings and moved to online classes. With no timeline for returning, teachers and […]

Bloomfield schools go online with threat of coronavirus

Bloomfield schools go online with threat of coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — For at least the next two weeks, Bloomfield School District teachers and students have embarked on an educational journey that thrusts remote learning into everyday education. Because of the coronavirus threat, Bloomfield schools will be closed until March 30, with classrooms being replaced by internet connections between teachers and students. “These are […]