How Long Will NYC Public Schools Be Closed?
3k, pre-K, and K-5 schools are reopening today with District 75 schools slated to open Thursday.
Get Great Family Activities!
Great Family Activities Sent To You!
So what does this mean for students, teachers, and parents in NYC schools?
Allowing schools to reopen for in-person learning involves a more “aggressive” and “proactive” approach to testing—intensifying the focus of health and safety for all. In fact, the Mayor said students, teachers, and staff will need to be tested before they can come back to class, and more and consistent testing will be done throughout the rest of the school year.
One thing Mayor de Blasio urges parents to do? Fill out and turn in the COVID-19 testing consent form, which he says, “will be absolutely required for any child to come into the school.”
There are still details that need to be worked out for what exactly the school reopening plan looks like and when exactly it will happen. What we do know so far is schools will reopen in waves, much like they did at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.