3-24-20 Evening Bulletin


Office of the Superintendent

315 Ramapo Valley Road

Oakland, New Jersey 07436

GINA M. COFFARO                                                                                                                                                                                   Tel: 201-337-6156

Superintendent of Schools                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: 201-405-1237


March 24, 2020


Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 6-8:


We hope this message finds you and your families doing well. As we prepare for an extended school closure beyond this week, please know that we are planning to use Google Meet beginning Monday, March 30th, to assist with implementing the next phase of distance learning. Students in Grades 6-8 will simply log into their Google Accounts and navigate to their Google Classrooms, where teachers will post URLs to access their Google Meets.  This format will allow the teachers to interact with students and provide them with meaningful feedback as they progress through the curriculum.


Please note that students may not participate in a chat unless their teacher is present. 


While we look forward to this next phase of instruction at home, we also realize that technology issues are inevitable. To address any technology-related concerns, please know that telephone support will be available Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and noon. You can contact the Oakland Technology Help Desk at 201-651-2014. Any other questions should be directed to your child’s teachers, who will continue to be available for support from 10:00 AM through 2:00 PM each school day. 


We thank you for your ongoing support during this time.


Educationally yours,

Dr. Gina Coffaro, Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Gregg Desiderio, Valley Middle School Principal 

Ms. Jacqueline Christiano, Valley Middle School Vice-Principal