By order of Mayor Bill de Blasio, all NYC Public School will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 16 to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and plan to reopen on Monday, April 20.
- Grab and go meals will be provided to all students for pick-up this week.
- Beginning March 23, students will begin remote digital learning.
- Additionally, on March 23, the City will provide supervision to children of health care workers, first responders and transit workers.
For the remainder of this week, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction.
The schedule, as NYC Public Schools move to remote learning, is as follows:
- Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report.
- Tuesday, March 17: Thursday, March 19: All staff reports. Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning.
- Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. More guidance to families will be sent this week.
- Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23. Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms.