10/5 Chancellor's Update for Families in Impacted ZIP Codes

From Chancellor Carranza:

Out of an abundance of caution, and to keep you and your family safe, yesterday Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in these areas. This plan includes closing all school buildings in these zip codes beginning Tuesday, October 6 for at least a two-week period. This means your child’s school is planning to transition to fully remote teaching and learning beginning this Tuesday, October 6 for a two-week period. You will hear important next steps from your principal today. The city is taking these steps to ensure we can contain spread of the coronavirus across our communities. When transmission rates decrease to under 3%, then your child’s school can reopen—as soon as Wednesday, October 21. If the transmission rates persist above 3% in these zip codes, the Mayor has proposed keeping school buildings closed and other precautions in place for a longer duration. We will proactively provide you with updates on reopening.

To view the full letter, please use the links below:

To view all of the Chancellor's Messages for Families, including translations in more languages, visit the NYC Department of Education website.

Publication Period: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020