Late last week, the NYC DOE revealed that nearly 35,000 students enrolled in blended learning during the one-time opt-in period. This is roughly a 10 percent increase from the beginning of the 2020-2021 term.
Earlier this year, families expected to have several opportunities to make adjustments to their children's schedules. However, an Oct 26 announcement from NYC schools stated that the only time to opt into blended learning would be from Nov 2–Nov 15. However, if a parent wants to place their children in a fully remote learning model, they are allowed to do so at any time.
Currently, all NYC schools are learning remotely until further notice, as the seven-day infection rate reached the 3 percent threshold needed to shut down buildings. After watching the infection rate climb for several days, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza made the announcement on Nov 18 and the switch to virtual learning went into effect one day later.
Visit the NYC schools homepage for the most up-to-date information about the academic year.
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