Dear Families,
Even in the face of so much change, September is still the most exciting time of year. There’s a back-to-school
energy in the air as all over the city, educators, students, and families are getting ready for the school year to
And all of us at the Department of Education have been busy too. In this Reopening Update for Families, I am
happy to share important information on:
 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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