Update: A plan for middle school and high school students has yet to be revealed, but according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, it's likely older students won't return to their buildings until 2021. As soon as we know more, we'll share the updates. Keep an eye out on Time Out New York Kids for more school-related news.
Before the holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined a plan needed to reopen NYC schools since going remote on Nov 19. It involved more testing in schools and working to get the youngest children back in the classroom first.
Now, according to a Nov 29 press briefing, the NYC DOE is putting those plans into action. On Dec 7, 3-K, Pre-K and grades K-5 will return to school. On Dec 10, all District 75 schools at all grade levels will return to the classroom.
In a series of tweets, Mayor de Blasio outlined the plan. In order for students to return, testing consent forms will be required. Additionally, wherever possible, schools will work toward five-day per week in-person learning. See the tweets below.
Reopening our @NYCSchools buildings is paramount to recovering from #COVID19. Today we can announce that we plan to reopen buildings for:— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 29, 2020
• 3-K, Pre-K and grades K-5 on Monday, December 7
• District 75 schools at all grade levels on Thursday, December 10
Upon reopening, weekly #COVID19 testing will be in effect and testing consent forms will be required for our students to return.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 29, 2020
Families, you can fill out the form TODAY on your @NYCSchools account — go to https://t.co/kGFODNomzx.
Finally, as we reopen, wherever possible we will move to 5 day a week in-person learning. We want our kids in the classroom for as much time as possible. Our families do, too. We’ll work to make it happen.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 29, 2020
Be sure to also explore the new Parent University, an online resource for guardians from the NYC DOE. For the latest updates on NYC schools, visit the homepage.
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