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NYC Parents Can Fill Out the Remote Learning Device Request Form Now

NYC Parents Can Fill Out the Remote Learning Device Request Form Now

By filling out the DOE form, your NYC student can receive an internet-enabled iPad to assist him with online learning.


Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced New York City will move toward a new Remote Learning Model for all school days through spring recess, beginning March 23. Schools are scheduled to reopen on April 20. In the meantime, parents can fill out the Remote Learning Device request form now, and the Department of Education will lend your family an internet-enabled iPad to support your child’s new learning process. There is a limit of one device per student, and all devices must be returned, but your student will have a way to keep up with school during this time.

On Tuesday, March 17, NYC teachers and administrators began professional development in remote learning. Students also began picking up materials for continued instruction, including the technology needed. More guidance on next steps will be communicated to families throughout the week. Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available for students at the entrance of select school buildings from 7:30am-1:30pm until further notice.



Remote learning will launch for all schools and students on Monday, March 23. Regional Enrichment Centers will also be available for children of first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and for the city’s most vulnerable student populations—more details to follow. Parents can get DOE-specific Learn at Home resources for students in preschool through 12th grade, including for students with disabilities, through the DOE website as well. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming days from the DOE.

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Jacqueline Neber

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