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September 21, 2020 Update for Families

It is my pleasure to welcome you and your children to the 2020–2021 school year! We could not have achieved this milestone without every one of you. I am grateful for your support and your faith in our public schools. So many New Yorkers have worked around the clock to accomplish this shared goal: the safe return of our students, teachers, and school staff to classroom and remote learning.

There is no doubt this has been a challenging seven months, but we should feel proud of the outstanding job New Yorkers have done to fight COVID-19. Our actions have led to weeks of very low infection rates citywide. However, the virus is still active in our city, state, and country. We know that there will be cases of COVID-19 this fall. The good news is we are prepared to fight this virus while holding true to our mission - ensuring that all our students continue to learn and thrive.

To carry this out, we have put in place strict health and safety protocols and created a COVID-19 response situation room for Department Of Education principals which serves as a one-stop shop for school leaders in handling all COVID-19 cases in schools. When principals learn of a potential COVID-19 case in their school, they call the situation room to report it, and medical, public health, and education staff are on hand and readily available to support principals through responding to it. Principals or their designees call the situation room which helps to handle everything from there, including quickly communicating vital updates for principals to share with their school communities.

Please take a moment to read Chancellor Richard A. Carranza's complete letter below for more information.