Public Health Information

The following page has been set up to house information about 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as West Essex Regional School District's response to this emerging situation. Since the circumstances around the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are ever-changing, we will continue to update this page with new resources.

Any information or significant developments surrounding this issue will continue to be communicated through email and texts.

Parents and Students: Please see the attached School Closure Preparedness Plan for information on remote learning over the next two weeks. 

Virtual Learning Announcement

As our continuity of education progresses,
West Essex intends to protect the privacy of all students,
and to use all District resources according to Board Policies. 
Please log on to your Genesis Parent Portal and complete the
Virtual Learning Consent Form. 



Remote Learning Hints and Useful Links:

District Administration
https://www.westex.org/district/district_administration

Guidance Department
https://www.westex.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=586274&pageId=3057298

School Nurses
https://www.westex.org/district/school_nurse

Technology Support
If you have technology questions or concerns, please email tech@westex.org and a technician will respond via email.

Genesis Support
If you have questions regarding Genesis, please email one of the secretaries in the Guidance Department for your child's building:
High School- Sarah Pisano- spisano@westex.org
Middle School- Pat Galese- pgalese@westex.org

Genesis Portal
https://parents.genesisedu.com/westessex/sis/view?gohome=true
https://students.genesisedu.com/westessex/sis/view?gohome=true

COVID-19 Informational Links:

Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day
https://medium.com/@ariadnelabs/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-day-ac21d7fa78b4

Parents: Take social distancing seriously and limit playdates, other activites, experts say
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/14/health/coronavirus-kids-social-distancing-wellness/index.html

What is Social Distancing and How Can it Slow the Spread of COVID-19?
https://hub.jhu.edu/2020/03/13/what-is-social-distancing/

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

What every American and community can do to
 decrease the spread of coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities
with Local COVID-19 Transmission

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf

CDC Information for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

NJ Department of Health Information:
https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

Health Department- West Orange (Serves Essex Fells):
https://www.westorange.org/84/Health-and-Welfare

Health Department- West Caldwell (Serves Fairfield and North Caldwell):
http://www.westcaldwell.com/content/121/137/143.aspx

Health Department- East Hanover (Serves Roseland):
http://www.easthanovertownship.com/Departments/health-department