From the Principal's desk


August, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The first day of school is quickly approaching.  We are to provide full-day, full-time, in person instruction. The administration and staff of John Fenwick Academy are working diligently to open our school under full and normal circumstances.  As we continue to prepare for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, we resolve to make your child’s first day experience our priority. 

The NJ Department of Education as well as the CDC Guidelines has determined that staff as well as students are to return to school without any restrictions.  There will be no health screening documents to fill-out, social distancing in the classrooms, cafeteria and throughout the entire school.  Please be advised schools must comply with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), state and local guidelines concerning those tested for COVID-19.  We will provide you with all necessary documents on September 6, 2022.

Face Covering:

Not required unless tested for COVID-19 and the school nurse will provide additional information when needed.


Health Screening

Not required.


Student Entry and Exit/Reporting to School: (same as last year)

The school does not open until 8:00am each morning - No Exceptions.  Students are to enter AND exit the building at the following locations each day:

PK/PSD:                        30’s & 40’s Wings: Back Playground (Outside) Classroom Doors

         Rooms 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and Rooms 41, 42, 43, 44

                                      20’s Wing:  Courtyard (Outside) Classroom Doors
                                      Rooms 22, 23, 24, 25

-  2  -


Kindergarten/Special Ed:   Back Playground (Outside) Classroom Doors
                                              Rooms A7, A10, A11, A14, A17, A1, A4

First Grade:                          Courtyard (Outside) Classroom Doors (Except Vernon)
                                              Rooms 10, 11, 12, 13

Second Grade:                     Back Playground Middle Doors (Black Top/Including Vernon) 
                                              Rooms 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19


Breakfast and Lunch:

All Students will be provided breakfast in their classrooms.  PK-K will eat lunch in their classrooms, 1st & 2nd grade will eat in the cafeteria. 

Metz Culinary Services will implement proper protocol and procedures for food delivery.


Additional Protocols:

Parents are not allowed in the building unless they have an appointment – No Exceptions.

All parents/guardians must present a picture ID when signing students out of school early - No Exceptions.


Additional District, NJDOE and CDC Information

Please visit our district website at to view all information relevant to the opening of John Fenwick Academy, the student handbook, other school related items and the Salem City School District for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The John Fenwick Academy Team (Fenwickians) look forward to working with you and the community in fulfilling your child’s academic and social potential.  We will continue to focus our attention on providing your child(ren) with the opportunities to gain the skills needed to achieve in today’s world.

Yours in Education,

Syeda L. Carter, Principal


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