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Has your child been learning remotely every day? Are they ready to go back to their school building to learn in person for part of the week? For the last part of the school year, they can!

We have opened a new window to opt in to in-person learning! From now until April 7, 2021, you can visit this webpage or call 311 to switch your fully remote student to blended learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Teacher working with student in the classroom

Newly enrolled blended learning students in grades 3-K through 5 (including District 75 students) will begin returning to school buildings in April. Students in grades 6-12 will return at a later date, and we will be communicating more details as soon as possible. Updates will be posted at COVID-19 Information and Updates.

Requirements for Returning to the School Building

Please note that if you select blended learning for your child, you must submit the consent form for random COVID-19 testing by the first day your child begins in-person learning. You can submit your consent for testing one of two ways:

  • Through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) under ‘Manage Account’, or
  • Complete and sign the consent form available at COVID-19 Testing and bring it to your child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building.

We know that any time in the physical classroom is valuable. Now that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 guidance on physical distancing in school settings, this allows us to safely accommodate more students in a classroom. As always, our focus is on the health and safety of your children, the dedicated staff who serve them, and you—their family. Thanks to our strong health and safety practices—including wearing masks, hand hygiene, weekly random testing for COVID-19, physical distancing, and more—our school buildings are among the safest places in the whole city. As we have from the beginning of this pandemic, the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) will continue to support and empower our school communities, keeping health and safety front and center.

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