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NYC schools will conduct summer school remotely for over 177,000 students

Here's what parents need to know.

Danielle Valente

UPDATE: The NYC DOE has updated the schedule for summer school 2020. Please find the new dates below. 

Following city, state and federal guidelines, NYC schools will conduct summer school virtually this year. 

According to Mayor Bill de Blasio's Tuesday press conference, this will allow over 177,000 public school students in grades three through 12 to participate. Parents will be notified in June if their children are required or recommended to attend. 

According to the NYC DOE, children in grades three-eight who aren't promoted must attend the program from July 6–August 11. Students who are promoted but recommended to attend will follow the same six-week schedule. For high school students who failed a course or received a "course in progress" must attend summer school from July 6–August 14. Students of all ages with 12-month IEPs will be required to attend summer school from July 2–August 13. These programs will also include virtual field trips and social activities. 

Though it's unclear what the future might look like, we're here to help you and your loved ones navigate this tricky time: Check out our NYC family guidelines, which will give you an idea of what you can and cannot do right now. Be sure to have a look at our summer camps update to see what programs have gone virtual, been delayed or canceled. Don't forget to stay on top of the latest school news, too.

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