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New York City Reopening Public Schools in Phases Beginning December 7, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday that New York City Public Schools will begin a phased reopening.

  • The return dates below apply to students in blended learning, including those who selected blended learning during the recent opt-in period.

  • If you have recently traveled outside of New York City to a place on the State’s travel advisory list, you will have to follow the recommendations for quarantine before resuming in person learning.

3K Through Grade 5

Students in these grades will return to in-person learning beginning on Monday, December 7.

  • This includes all students in grades 3K through 5, across early education and elementary school types (e.g., in K-2 schools, K-3 schools, K-5 schools, as well as District Pre-K Centers, K-8 schools, and K-12 schools).

  • This excludes schools located in State-designated Orange Zones. See the list of schools in the Orange Zone.

District 75 Schools

Students in all grade levels in District 75 schools can return to in-person learning beginning on Thursday, December 10.

Grades 6 to 12

Students in grades 6 through 12 (outside of District 75 schools) will continue to learn remotely until further notice.


Mandatory In-School COVID-19 Testing

In order for a student to return to in-person learning, parents must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing. Mandatory in-school testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in all reopened school buildings.


Please review additional information at the New York City Department of Education site HERE.


See the most up to date New York City Health COVID-19 case data HERE.

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