Oak Knoll has been monitoring the news of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe and in our area. Given how quickly the situation is evolving, we are continuing to reevaluate our processes and actions daily.
In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s joint-advisory with New York and Connecticut, we ask families traveling to and from the following states to voluntarily quarantine for 14-days before arriving on Oak Knoll’s campus. Please be advised that this list will continue to be updated:
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
*Updated Aug. 11, 2020
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Faculty and staff in both divisions met to prepare and finalize policies and procedures that the school will follow in case of closure.
We have been diligently following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and the New Jersey Department of Health. At the direction of New Jersey Gov. Murphy, Oak Knoll moved to a Distance Learning Model on March 23, 2020.
We continually deep cleaned our campus facilities – all buildings, classrooms, bathrooms, dining areas, vehicles, etc., and made hand sanitizer easily accessibly for all. All families have been encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines and procedures to help prevent the spread of diseases in our community and notify our school nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the event someone in the family is exposed to COVID-19 or contracts the virus themselves.
UPDATE: On April 16, the Governor announced schools would remain in distance learning until at least May 15, 2020.UPDATE: On March 26, Oak Knoll announced it would remain in remote learning until the Governor deems it safe for schools to reopen.
UPDATE: On March 17, Oak Knoll announced an extension to its Distance Learning Protocol. The school will now do remote instruction between March 23 through April 13, 2020
On March 13, 2020, Oak Knoll announced remote instruction from March 23 to April 5, 2020. We are continuing to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New Jersey Department of Health and the World Health Organization, and will make any additional updates as necessary.
Our faculty members have planned to maintain as much continuity of learning as possible in addition to a maintaining a sense of community throughout the remote learning period. All teachers K-12 will communicate with students and parents regarding assignments via myOKS teacher pages.
Visit our Distance Learning page for complete information on virtual learning at Oak Knoll.
Faculty and staff will be working remotely during any remote instruction period and will be available through myOKS messaging and email. The main number for the school (908-522-8100) will also be checked daily for messages.
Tips for Prevention
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
In the News
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- New Jersey Department of Health
- World Health Organization
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- OKS Nurses: 908-522-8135
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