Return to School 2020
Our students, staff, and families have done an incredible job with remote teaching and learning. We are working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year, and exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts.
Since we cannot yet predict what September will look like, we need to be prepared for a range of possibilities. We know we can’t do this without your input! We’ve created a short, anonymous survey to help us understand what is most important to you for when we return to school in the fall.
If you know someone who cannot take the survey online, they can call 311.
Take the Return to School 2020 Survey
All parents/guardians of students in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12 are invited to take the survey.
The survey is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
Please join DOE, CCSE, CCD75 and CEC 15 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. to discuss special education. The meeting will be held via WebEx, as follows:
Event number: 132 261 4102
Event password: June2020
Dial In: 1-844-992-4726 (Access code: 132 261 4102)
Dial-In: 1-408-418-9388 (
Internet-Enabled Remote Learning Devices for Summer School
To keep students connected and enable them to learn from home, the DOE has loaned students 300,000 internet-enabled iPads since school buildings closed in March, and students transitioned to remote learning. In order to meet additional demand for summer school, the DOE has ordered 10,000 more iPads, which will be distributed to families who have requested them, on a rolling basis, beginning June 8.
The DOE is committed to making sure every student can continue to remain connected for remote learning. If families in your school need an internet-enabled device for remote learning, please work with them to request one using the Remote Learning Device Request form. The DOE will prioritize device-distribution for students who will be participating in summer school. In order to ensure that students receive their device by the start of summer school, please make all requests by the following date:
By 5:00 p.m. on June 19, for 12-month IEP students and for grades 3–8 students.
By 5:00 p.m. on June 26, for high school students.
For more information on iPad distribution, including information on tech support, please see the iPad Distribution page on the DOE website.
For questions, email schooldevices@schools.
Let’s Learn NYC! June Schedule
The DOE, in partnership with the WNET Group, has launched a public television program called Let’s Learn NYC!, which features lessons for children in 3-K through second grade that supplements the current remote learning environment. Starting June 1, episodes of Let’s Learn NYC! will begin airing for two hours a day (up from one) from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. each weekday on PBS station THIRTEEN, and will continue through the end of the school year. The program episodes are also available to livestream at thirteen.org/live. We encourage you to share this resource with your families. For questions, email EarlyChildhood@schools.