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NYC schools: Public middle and high schools won't likely reopen until 2021

The focus is on the younger grades.

Written by
Danielle Valente

NYC schools will start reopening next week. 

3-K, Pre-K and grades K-5 will return to school on Dec 7, while all District 75 schools at all grade levels will return on Dec 10. 

Chancellor Richard Carranza and the NYC DOE revealed in a tweet that middle school and high school students will be learning remotely until further notice. During his Nov 30 press briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested that older students might not return to buildings until the new year. 

"The focus will be over the next few weeks, up until the Christmas break, getting elementary, District 75 Special Education and Pre-K, 3-K up and running making that go smoothly with a whole lot more testing," Mayor de Blasio said. "Then, you know, we're going to come back after the holidays. We're going to be able to assess the situation then. We're going to keep building up our testing resources. I want us to move to middle school and high school as soon as we can, but we have to do one step at a time."

As soon as a date has been announced, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, check out NYC schools' new online resource, Parent University.  

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