In-person learning for blended learning students will be phased-in across the next two weeks, beginning with:
Re: Health Screening
Information about the health screening process, including the health screening survey and temperature checks, as well as other helpful information on how to stay healthy and safe while in and out of school.
Translations will be available on the Messages for Families page of the DOE family-facing website.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, UFT President Michael Mulgrew and CSA President Mark Cannizzaro today announced a phased schedule and additional staffing plan to ensure all schools and all educators are best positioned to deliver a strong, safe, and healthy start to the 2020-2021 school year.
Re: Schools Reopening
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, CSA President Mark Cannizzaro, and DC 37 Executive Director Henry A. Garrido today announced an agreement to begin in-person learning on September 21st. Teachers will report to buildings on September 8th as originally scheduled and will have dedicated time for training, professional development, and readiness to collaborate and prepare for blended and remote learning. Beginning September 16th, teachers will begin to engage students in preparations and orientations to help them acclimate to the new school year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced “Bridge to School,” a Citywide initiative for the 2020-21 school year focused on the social and emotional well-being of students and adults in order to create a safe, supportive learning environment that confronts the trauma caused by the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, schools will be equipped to integrate trauma-informed practices into school reopening, and build off of last year’s major expansion of mental health supports in schools.
Re: Comprehensive School Air Safety Measures
Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carranza today announced a multi-pronged approach to addressing, monitoring, and reporting air quality and ventilation in every building by the first day of school.
Re: "Outdoor Learning" Initiative
Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced "Outdoor Learning”, a citywide outdoor learning initiative for the 2020-21 academic year. The program will allow schools to hold classes outdoors in schoolyards, adjacent streets, and nearby park space.
Re: Nurses in School Buildings
Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza guarantee a nurse in every school building by the first day of school