In-person instruction resumes Tuesday, January 19 on an A/B weekly schedule, beginning with Cohort A.

In-person instruction for students in specialized programs began on January 11. Athletics also resumed on January 11 and follow the health and scheduling guidelines established by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.

The winter closure

As a precautionary measure, Mount Olive School District shuttered its schools on November 23 for seven weeks; all grade levels were taught remotely. The move came as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose in New Jersey and Morris County at a similar rate as during the virus’s peak.

Mount Olive’s closure, which began the Monday before Thanksgiving, covered a time period when school districts traditionally see cold and flu cases spike, in part due to close contact during holiday gatherings and travel. The precautionary closure was a proactive step intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the Mount Olive community during this time period. 

In a video that was posted to social media, Superintendent Robert Zywicki, Ed.D, jointly announced the closure with Mount Olive Mayor Rob Greenbaum and Trevor Weigle, director of the Township of Mount Olive Health Department. Several township restrictions were also introduced.

The district has seen several students and staff members test positive for the novel coronavirus since in-person instruction began in September. Following the suggested guidelines provided to school systems by the New Jersey Department of Health, the district responded by restricting impacted classes to remote instruction and completely closing three schools for several weeks after multiple positive cases were diagnosed.

Sandshore Elementary School

Sandshore Elementary School
498 Sandshore Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4003

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Mountain View Elementary School

Mountain View Elementary School
118 Cloverhill Drive
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2201

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Chester M. Stephens Elementary School

Chester M. Stephens Elementary School
99 Sunset Drive
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4002

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Tinc Road School

Tinc Road School
24 Tinc Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2203

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Mt. Olive Middle School

Mt. Olive Middle School
160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
973-691-4006

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Mt. Olive High School

Mt. Olive High School
18 Corey Road
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-927-2208

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