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: schools.nyc.gov/pledge.
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.
Dear Families, The educators and staff at your child’s school, and all of us at the DOE, continue to work around the clock to prepare for a safe and healthy return to school in September. An important part of our planning depends on you! Today I am writing with additional information and an important reminder as we head into September.
In this letter you will find: Criteria to Open Schools and Keep them Open What Happens if Someone Gets Sick: New Information on COVID-19 Testing and Tracing in Schools Overall Health and Safety Protocols for Every School SEE LETTER ATTACHMENT