Coronavirus: NYC schools closed until April 20, 2020, and remote learning launches on March 23rd

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced on March 15, 2020, NYC City schools will close starting March 16, 2020 and reopen following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020.

During that period, NYC schools will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Remote learning will launch on Monday, March 23, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23rd.

On March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure, however breakfast and lunch will be available at every building through Grab-and-Go meals.

From Tuesday through Thursday, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for students at all schools until further notice.

On March 19 and 20, students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning.

Effective Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms.

For more information, visit the NYC Education Department’s website.