News & Announcements


the latest information on:
 How to complete daily health screenings for your child,
 Where to get tested for COVID-19,
 How to stay informed on COVID-19 cases in your school community, and
 What transportation to and from school looks like
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Discipline Procedures During Blended Learning and Discipline Code Letters for Parents

In accordance with the DOE Framework for Great Schools, schools must be culturally-responsive spaces where students feel safe to be themselves and develop confidence. To help provide students with a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment, the Chancellor’s Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (including the discipline code) outlines the guidelines and expectations for student behavior in school. The grades K–5 and 6–12 discipline codes for 2019–20 remain in effect for the 2020–21 school year, and apply to all students for both in-person and remote instruction.
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 The 2020–21 School Calendar
 Ensuring your school’s ventilation is in good working order
 How to get tested for COVID-19 before the school year begins
 How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community
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Wednesday Sept. 16 - Friday Sept. 18, students will start remote learning and the days will be partial as opposed to whole to aid in the transition to full day instruction.
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“Return to School 2020 Back to School Pledge.”

Today Mayor de Blasio and I released the attached “Return to School 2020 Back to School Pledge.” It outlines our commitments to students, families, staff, and all school communities prior to the start of the school year.

Please distribute this important document to your families as soon as possible. Note that translated versions are also available right now:
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Reopening Update for Families

This week’s Reopening Update for Families includes:

The latest health and safety information, including on ventilation, school nurses, and testing and tracing in schools
How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community
How families can change their children’s learning preference to/from fully remote learning
What happens if students attend school in-person on a day they are not scheduled to attend
Supports for students with Individualized Education Programs
Supports for students in temporary housing and foster care

Please share this letter with your school communities as soon as possible. Translations are available on the InfoHub.
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