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It’s time to talk about heading back to school!

Beginning Wednesday, September 1, the NYC Department of Education will host a series of virtual Back to School Family Forums for families of NYC public school students across the five boroughs.

Featuring DOE leaders, including Chancellor Meisha Porter, and health experts from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, each forum provides families with the opportunity to learn more about what they can expect for the 2021–22 school year, including classroom health practices, academic policy, and COVID-19 testing procedures. Translation services will be available, and online registration is recommended.

Banner for DOE's Back to School Family Forums

Family Forum Dates

You can register for any of the forums listed below on our LearnDOE page. If you missed a session, feel free to attend another of your choice or watch a forum later at our LearnDOE Recording page. Interpretation will be provided in the top languages spoken in each borough, and American Sign Language will be available at all sessions.

September 1

  • Queens, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

September 2

  • Bronx, 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

September 9


To learn more about our Back to School Family Forums, check out our official webpage.

See you there!

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