Mon, Mar 16 2:34am
It has been a busy day to say the least but we wanted to share the most up-to-date information on what the mayor and NYCDOE have made available in order to help schools and families to make preparations for the week ahead. We will be relying on various forms of communication and online resources over the coming weeks but this will be the primary place in which we will share information as it becomes available. Thanks for your continued cooperation, patience and support as events continue to evolve: Update on City Schools Effective tomorrow, March 16, New York City schools will close. Starting March 23, the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. Grab-and-go meals will be available for students throughout the entirety of the closure. The schedule for this week is as follows: Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report. Tuesday, March 17- Thursday, March 19: Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning. Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. Additional guidance for families will be sent this week. Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23rd. NYCDOE-specific instructional resources in English for students in grades Pre-K through 12 are currently available online at schools.nyc.gov/learnathome. More information about remote learning, meals, and other core services will be made available for families at schools.nyc.gov. To help all students adjust to remote learning environments, Apple and T-Mobile will ensure that in the coming weeks, 300,000 New York City public school students who don’t currently have an internet-connected device will have one for their schoolwork, beginning with 25,000 iPads that will be distributed next week To keep healthcare providers unaffected, the Mayor is calling upon New Yorkers to watch the children of their neighbors, friends, and members of the community who work in the healthcare sector.