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The NYC Department of Ed Announces Remote Summer School

The NYC Department of Ed Announces Remote Summer School

The update is in response to the federal, state, and city health guidelines brought forth by the coronavirus.

In adherence to the federal, state, and city health guidelines as a result of Covid-19, the NYC Department of Education will conduct summer school remotely for 2020. This will allow more students to have access to the academic support they need and a bridge from this school year to next, the Department of Ed. says on its website. Students participating in remote summer school will also have the opportunity to attend self-paced, virtual field trips and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities. 

The NYC Department of Education's 2020 summer school schedule by grade is as follows:

NYC Summer School Schedule for Grades 3-8

  • Students who are not promoted in June will be required to attend six weeks of remote instruction for four days a week on a "required pr recommended basis," beginning Monday, July 13 and ending on Tuesday, Aug. 18
  • Some students who are promoted may be recommended for additional support over the summer
  • The curriculum will include math and English language arts and will be taught via live or pre-recorded instruction, according to CBS New York
  • Students will also participate in enrichment activities like virtual field trips.

NYC Summer School Schedule for Grades 9-12

  • Students who receive a grade of Course in Progress or need to retake a failed course from the term prior will participate in remote instruction for that course five days a week for up to five hours a day from Monday, July 13 through Friday, Aug. 21

NYC Summer School Schedule for Students with 12-month Individualized Education Program (IEP) Services

  • Students in any grade with 12-month IEPs will participate in remote summer school five days a week for up to 5.5 hours a day from Wednesday, July 1 through Thursday, Aug. 13
  • Students who are receiving or eligible to receive these services will be contacted by their school

One-to-one check-ins will be part of the summer programs for middle and high schoolers.

The Department of Ed says it will continue to share resources and summer-specific activities on its website in order to support all students throughout their summer schooling. In order to request a remote learning device for your student to use for remote learning this summer, fill out this form. For guidance to make your child's online learning experience easier, follow these tips.

According to the city, 177,700 students will likely need additional support over the summer and will be enrolling in a summer school program. 67,000 of those students are students between grades three to eight and 83,000 are high schoolers. For context, 44,000 students were required to go to summer school last summer, according to CBS2’s Marcia Kramer.

"We see this as a summer where unprecedented learning can happen, and it can propel us forward into the next school year," Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a briefing on Tuesday.

The mayor also mentioned that it is too soon to determine what will happen with schooling in the fall. We will continue to update you on the NYC Department of Education's school scheduling as it becomes available.



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