Coronavirus Communications

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020.


Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) 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.

Teach from Home

See staff-facing and parent-facing information for remote learning.

Free Grab and Go Meals

Families can get Free Meals at locations round the city.

Closure of 65 Court Street Walk-In Center

The health and safety of all of our employees and partners is our first priority. To keep everyone safe as the COVID-19/coronavirussituation continues to develop, we are closing the 65 Court Street HR Connect Walk-in Center for the time being. We ask all visitors to 65 Court Street to contact our offices virtually so that we can help you as quickly and effectively as possible.

COVID-19 Related Absences

Including for Care of a Family Member

Payroll andPersonnel Memoranda found on the PersonnelMemoranda page address COVID-19 related absences and timekeeping.  Inparticular, PersonnelMemo #5 (2019-20) allows for a more liberal use of CAR/Sick days for careof a family member, including a minor whose school is closed.

Get Updates

The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. To help all staff stay on top of the current messaging and communications, please visit these pages on our websites, and links to Federal, State and City resources.

For Parents

For Principals 


For Staff

From NYC Department of Health 

From the NY State Department of Health

From the Centers for Disease Control 

Back to Top