08/31/21 Update

  • You will no longer need to complete the daily covid questionnaire online; however, if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions at any time, follow the instructions below (all individuals regardless of vaccination status need to comply):

    • Do you have at least one of the following symptoms*:
      Cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of small or new loss of taste?

    • Do you have at least two of the following symptoms*:
      Fever, chills, shivers, muscle aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose?

    • Have you been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

      *If you have a chronic illness, consider only new or worsening symptoms.

    If YES to any of the above, DO THIS:

    Immediately notify your supervisor, Mr. Aiello and both nurses (Ms. Walls and Ms. Waddington). 

    If you have not received a response from the nurses and you need to report to work, you may use a sick day to allow time for the nurses to assess your specific situation and provide a quarantine period, if necessary.  If not already recorded with CRHS, you will be asked your vaccination status and to show proof to determine the proper quarantine period.  If you do not wish to provide proof or to give your status, it will be assumed you are not vaccinated for the purpose of determining your quarantine period. 

    If you need to be absent, enter your sick day(s) in ESS.  If you are out of sick days, contact Jackie Jackson.  You may need to use “w/o pay” days if you do not have any other accumulated days left.

    If your child needs to quarantine from school or childcare and you are the only person able to care for that child, contact your supervisor, Mr. Aiello and Jackie Jackson.  Since the State of Emergency is still active, the district will allow you to use your accumulated sick days to care for your quarantining child, and your absences may qualify for job protection under NJFLA.  Documentation of your child’s quarantine period due to a covid reason will be required in order to use your sick days and to be considered for NJFLA protection.  If your child has tested positive for covid, you would also have to follow instructions listed under Item #1 above due to answering “yes” to question “c.”

    If you are exposed at work, you will be contacted and instructed how to proceed.  If you are told to quarantine, you may also use your sick days for this reason.  Again, you are responsible for entering them into ESS.


Vaccination & Testing Resources


  • Aug. 9, 2021 Mask Letter

Staff COVID-19 Related Documents


Safety protocols for entering and leaving a classroom

Guidelines for Safe Reopening

  • 1)      Universal and Correct Wearing of Masks

    At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Cumberland Regional was requiring masks to be worn by all persons inside the school building. Procedures are in place to deal with students and staff who fail to wear the masks correctly. We will continue these practices if masks are recommended by the Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and/or the Department of Education.

    2)      Physical Distancing

    Class sizes and number of students are being monitored to allow for social distancing. When that is not possible, we are utilizing larger instructional spaces. Lunches are the greatest concerns. Therefore, we have included an additional lunch period in our daily schedule to allow for social distancing. 

    3)      Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette

    Effective handwashing is encouraged throughout our school for students and staff. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer has been made available throughout the building. While masks are required, respiratory etiquette is maintained. If masks become optional, etiquette will be reviewed with all persons in the building.

    4)      Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities

    Our entire ventilation system was upgraded in 2019. We also upgraded to stronger filters for our system. Most rooms are on their own filtration system. The building is deeply cleaned each night, which includes fogging. Doors, counters, tables, and most surfaces are cleaned multiple times per day. This all will continue during the 2021-2022 school year. 

    5)      Contact Tracing

    Our school is equipped with both a quarantine and an isolation room. They are supervised by our nurses. Our nurses also work with the county health department to complete all contact tracing. Impacted individuals are contacted immediately, and appropriate quarantining periods are enacted.

    6)      Diagnostic and Screening Testing

    All testing is done by outside agencies. Notification comes through our county health department. We stay in close contact with that department to expediate all results, and actions needed. We will continue this practice and procedure during the 2021-2022 school year.

    7)      Efforts to Provide Vaccinations

    Cumberland Regional has worked with our county health department and local health care partners to hold vaccination clinics here at the school for anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. We also share via email all opportunities for vaccines within our community. 

    8)      Appropriate Accommodations for Children with Disabilities with Respect to Health and Safety

    Our nurses, in consult with our child study team, have reviewed all students with disabilities with respect to health and safety to ensure safe delivery of instruction. We are working with families to determine the best course of action for the 2021-2022 school for safe delivery of instruction. We maintain an open line of communication with said families to ensure fidelity for both safety and instruction.