Montclair High School students, parents and guardians of MHS students, and members of the Montclair community have signed a petition requesting that the district bring back all high school students — not just 9th graders — for
The petition, started by Jessica Henry, states:
It is mid-May. We have patiently waited for Montclair High School to re-open. We have patiently waited for detailed communication and for responses to emails that never come. We do not know why Montclair High School has not re-opened. We only know that it has not.
Many of our own teachers, staff, and students are fully vaccinated. Most schools around the country and in neighboring towns have re-opened. We want Montclair High School to re-open, too.
We request the following:
1. We want the District to bring back ALL students now (not just 9th graders) and for the District to immediately share with the community the plan to re-open.
2. We want transparency and communication about why MHS has not yet opened and what the barriers are to re-opening.
3. We want a clear and detailed plan for a full, in-person re-opening in Fall 2021.
We need immediate answers and transparency from the District. Most importantly, we need our schools to open now.