May 19 Update

  • May 19, 2020

    Dear Parents and Guardians of the South Bergen Jointure Commission,

    On behalf of the SBJC administrators and staff, let me begin by extending our best wishes for the health and safety of you and your loved ones.

    The purpose of this letter is two-fold: First, we thank each of you for your amazing efforts as we all adjust to our “new normal.” Your personal sacrifices serve as a source of inspiration for all of us. Without your support, virtual learning could never have happened. Thank you! And second, we need to provide current information as to the status of your child’s education. 

    On May 4, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that schools will remain closed through the remainder of the year. The NJ Department of Education and the Governor are currently working with strategic task forces on the following guidance:

    • End-of-year celebrations/graduations: Your school principals/staff are planning virtual ceremonies and will be communicating directly with you.
    • Extended School Year and Summer Programs: The current situation indicates a  probability for the extended year program to be virtual.
    • Recommendations and guidelines for September reopening: SBJC will be developing plans per the governor’s direction.

    Once I have received that guidance, I will communicate with the entire school community how we will address these important phases of our current situation. We also ask for you to communicate with us and tell us what’s working or what is not. Please click here to fill out this survey regarding your student’s virtual learning.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Wishing you all the best of health and safety,


    Dr. Michael D. Kuchar

    Superintendent of Schools