Dear Hopewell Valley Families:

In coordination with our Department of Health and our school physician, we have determined the need for a temporary move to full-remote learning to help mitigate the possibility of additional spread in our schools and community.  

All HVRSD schools and programs will transition to full remote learning beginning November 25 through December 6.  All schools will reopen for in-person learners on December 7.  Please note: This return to school date will be reevaluated and determinations will be made with consideration for the number of cases in our community and any additional guidance received from the Department of Health and our district physician. Any changes will be communicated prior to our return to in-person instruction. 

We recognize the impact this move has on families and we have coordinated with the Hopewell Valley YMCA who will offer child care for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade at Stony Brook Elementary School on a day-by-day basis.  Please register here.

14-Day Travel Quarantine

If you travel out of state at any point during our temporary closure, the 14-day quarantine remains.  These states have been identified and continue to be updated by the State of New Jersey. Regardless of a possible short-term transition to remote learning, in an effort to protect our students and staff, we will adhere strictly to the State guidelines and Board policy

You have my commitment that we will continue to provide information in a timely manner and we will work hard to ensure that we are doing all that we can to keep our schools, students, and staff as safe as possible. 


Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools