No more snow days: NYC students to learn remotely during inclement weather next school year
Snow days for New York City students may be a thing of the past.
Severe weather will not cancel learning, and instead students will shift to remote instruction for the upcoming school year.
The news was released in the 2021-2022 academic calendar, which was released by the New York City Department of Education Tuesday.
Another practice from the 2020-2021 school year will remain in effect. Election Day, being held on Nov. 2, 2021, will be a remote, asynchronous instructional day for all students and a professional development day for teachers. The decision is pending to change if additional guidance is given from the New York State Education Department.
These changes come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic teaching students and educators how to learn and instruct remotely.
Thousands of students have also been given devices to help them learn from home.
Two new changes are also being made in observed holidays for the upcoming school year.
The non-attendance day on Oct. 11 will be in observance of Indigenous People’s Day and the non-attendance day of June 20, 2022 will be in observance of Juneteenth.
The goal is for all children to safely return to full-time in-person learning on Sept. 13.