Covid-19 Information

Attention Families: Coronavirus Information
Posted on 03/16/2020
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UPDATE: April 9, 2020

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April 3, 2020

Dear Camden City School District Families and Community Partners:

As we enter into our third week of remote learning, I wanted to share several critical updates with our students, families, and community so we are all prepared for the days and weeks ahead. Also, I want to take this moment to stress the importance of social distancing practices, especially among our students. Staying home is the best strategy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. . 

Although our school buildings are closed and how we learn will look different, it doesn’t change our district’s mission of “Putting Students First”. We are committed to ensuring our students have access to the resources they need to be successful. We will get through this together. 

Over the last several days, we have heard from many families and community members on a variety of topics. We have compiled them here in the Frequently Asked Questions. However, should you have additional questions that are not captured in the Frequently Asked Questions, please contact the District’s Solution Center at 856-966-2507.

On a positive note, our District has secured funding to purchase laptops for students in grades K-12 to support remote learning. More information on laptop distribution will be shared in the coming weeks.

COVID-19 Update & School Closing

  • Like all New Jersey school districts, we have been closely monitoring the news regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In compliance with Governor Murphy’s current executive orders (Order #104 and #107), signed in March 2020, all “public, private, and parochial preschool program premises, and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall remain closed to students as long as this Order remains in effect.”  This means all schools will remain closed until otherwise directed by the Governor. 

Spring Break

  • The District is scheduled to recognize spring break from April 10-17, 2020. In a previous communication, we stated meals would not be distributed during the break. I am pleased to share that students will continue to have access to meals, breakfast and lunch, while the district is closed for spring break. 

Meal Access During Spring Break

  • Meal sites will operate on Mondays and Thursdays, 10AM-12PM. On these days, students will be provided with shelf-stable meals for several days. Please visit the meal site that is closest to your home.  Below is the list of all meal sites across the city during spring break: 
  • Camden High, 1875 Park Blvd., 08103
  • Camden’s Pride, 897 North 31st St., 08105
  • Camden’s Promise, 879 Beideman Ave., NJ 08105
  • Camden Academy Charter High School, 250 Federal St., 08105
  • Coopers Poynt, 201 State St., 08102 (Food Truck: 10 AM – 11 AM)
  • Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, 990 Morgan Blvd., 08104
  • Dudley Family School, Berwick St., 08105 (Food Truck: 11:30-12:30)
  • Katz Dalsey, 3098 Pleasant St., 08105
  • KIPP Lanning Square, 525 Clinton St., 08103 (Only distributing on Monday, April 13th)
  • Uncommon/Camden Prep, 1575 Mt. Ephraim, 08104
  • Wiggins, 400 Mt. Vernon St., 08103
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, 3101 Federal St., 08105
  • Yorkship, 1251 W Collings Ave., 08104

Continued Remote Learning 

  • Virtual Materials. All resources are digital and can be accessed from laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Teachers will also be sharing these plans through Class Dojo and Google Classroom.  
  • Printed Materials. If you do not yet have access to remote devices for digital learning and you are in need of printed material, please contact your student’s teacher. 
  • Internet Service. Many Internet Service Providers are offering promotions for free wifi access.  

Again, thank you for your attention to this update and for your commitment to ensuring the success of our students. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Be well and stay safe!


Katrina T. McCombs, M.Ed., MPA

State District Superintendent

Camden City School District


UPDATE: March 23, 2020

In compliance with Executive Order 104, signed by Governor Murphy on March 16, 2020, and readopted by Executive Order 107, signed on March 21, 2020, all elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, are to remain closed to students for as long as these Orders remain in effect. Please visit the tabs to the left of the page for more details on access to remote learning and meals. Also, we encourage you to stay connected to faculty and staff via our district social media. We will get through this together. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Be well and stay safe!

To better assess the technology needs of our students, we are asking families to complete the below surveys by Friday, March 27. Families unable to complete the surveys online may contact the Solutions Center at 856-966-2000 x38100 to provide their responses. 


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Message to Families for March 13, 2020 See Below

Dear Camden City School District Families and Community Partners

As a school district, we have been closely monitoring the news regarding the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Although our school community has not had any suspected or confirmed cases, as a precautionary measure to prevent any potential exposure to COVID-19 among our school community, we have decided to close the Camden City School District for two weeks, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, with the following plan to ensure our students and staff are prepared to implement remote learning plans during the period of closure.

  • On Monday, March 16, 2020, all district schools will be closed for professional development.
  • The District will be open on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, for a regular day of instruction to allow teachers to distribute remote learning packets to students. 

The district will close for a two-week period, effective Wednesday, March 18 through March 31, 2020. The closure affects all school programming, including before- and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions during this time.  

Continued learning:
While the District is closed, all students are still expected to participate in learning - from home or online. School Support members have been preparing remote learning plans for our students.  These documents will be available to students on Tuesday, March 17, when they report to school for a regular day of instruction.  

In the event we are directed to close sooner than March 18th, learning materials may be picked up at one the following locations:

  • Central Office at 1033 Cambridge Street, 08105
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, 3101 Federal St. 08105
  • Camden High, 1875 Park Blvd. 08103
  • Wiggins, 400 Mt. Vernon St. 08103
  • Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, 990 Morgan Blvd 08105

Access to meals:

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Taking Continued Precautions:

The coronavirus is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge you to speak to your child about the following prevention measures: 

  • Wash your hands regularly using soap and hot water for about 20 seconds.
  • Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

 Additional resources including COVID-19 FAQs and tips on how to talk to your child about COVID-19 are available on our website:

Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact their primary physician immediately.

While the district is closed, please continue to check our website and social media channel for updates. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Solution Center at 856-966-2000 x38100.


Katrina T. McCombs, M.Ed., MPA

State District Superintendent

Camden City School District 


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