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.
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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.