Students in Camden City district to return to remote learning due to COVID surge

A classrooms inside the new Camden High School

A classroom inside Camden High School. (P. Kenneth Burns/WHYY)

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Students in Camden city schools will return to remote learning when classes resume after winter break on Jan. 3. Online schooling will last two weeks, with a return to in-person learning scheduled for Jan. 18.

In a letter to parents on Wednesday, Superintendent Katrina McCombs wrote that the Camden City School District’s top priority is the safety of students and staff as COVID-19 cases surge in New Jersey and the region.

“The rising number of COVID-19 and omicron cases is of great concern for all of us, and we believe full, remote learning is the right choice at this time,” McCombs wrote.

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Free meals will still be provided for all students during the two weeks of remote learning. The district also will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations every Tuesday at Dudley Family School.

The following schedule for meals distribution will be used during this remote-learning period:

Monday, Jan. 3, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.

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Tuesday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.

Parents with questions about meals can email the school nutrition team at or contact the Solutions Center at 856-966-2507

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