Students return to New York City high schools for 1st time since November
High school students returned to New York City classrooms today for the first time since
All public schools will have
20% of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis.
They are required to provide
consent for testing by their first day of in-person learning.
Those who opted in for blended
learning should expect to be contacted by their school to determine whether
they want to attend classes inside the building or continue learning remote. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that a new opt-in period for all students will be from March 24 through April 7.
Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross
Porter says because of updates to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, they will allow for students to be three feet apart starting
with elementary school students.
All students will have to wear
Ross Porter says the average
coronavirus positivity rate in schools has been .5%, making it a safe place for
Prom has once again been
canceled for seniors this year. The Department of Education
says it is not yet safe for eating, dancing and gathering in a big crowd.