To all BES families:
Greetings everyone. I hope you are all staying safe, following the social distancing guidelines from the
State and Federal authorities, and maintaining a consistent daily schedule for your children.
This is an update as we prepare to enter into our 3 rd week of “at home instruction.” The school calendar
is unchanged at this time. Spring break, April 10 – 17 will remain in place. There is no reliable date set
for schools to reopen. Schools have been closed by order of Governor Murphy and he is the only one
who may reopen schools. He has also stated that New Jersey schools will not open “piece-meal” but as
an entire state. Also, be advised that there will be no State testing this year, regardless of when we are
allowed to return to school.
Our dedicated teaching staff will continue to provide daily instruction throughout the period of closure.
Updated materials will be provided as needed. The administrative staff is in constant distance
communication so we can provide the latest updates for our Board of Education, staff and families.
Here at my home, my three college children, Liam, Gwencalon and Maggie are working remotely as are
Clare Kelly and Finley, my two children at North Warren. My wife Clare works with her students
remotely every day as well and we are all doing our best to train our new Great Dane puppy, Atlas!
We dearly miss all our BES young learners, and hope that you all stay well and safe and hope to be back
in session as soon as it is safe to do so. Be sure to continue to view our website, Face Book page, and
App for the latest information. Until we can all be together again, take care and be well!!
Mark Saalfield, Superintendent