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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.

“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:

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.

Update for Families on Instruction_August 6 2020

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.

CHANCELLOR'S MESSAGE Health and Safety Protocols – August 3 2020

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
 Overall Health and Safety Protocols for Every School


The Department of Education would like you to decide how your child will learn this academic year.
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