In a press conference this morning, Mayor De Blasio announced his decision to delay the opening of NYC schools:
- All students will begin the school year with remote learning on September 16th.
- In-person learning will begin on September 21st for students in the hybrid/blended learning model.
Here are the details in today's letter to staff from Schools Chancellor Carranza:
I wanted to share with you that in-person learning will begin on Monday, September 21. Starting on September 16, teachers will remotely work with all students for an instructional transition and orientation period. A later start date will allow more time to thoroughly prepare for the start of a school year like no other. We will release additional guidance on the calendar and transitional period soon.
Additionally, beginning October 1 and recurring each month, mandatory testing in schools will be comprised of a random sample of 10-20% of a school's student and staff population. This will bolster our commitment to health and safety for everyone in our school communities. We will also share additional guidance and information on testing soon.