NYC Public High Schools to Re-Open for In-person Learning March 22

March 08, 2021

The NYC DOE has announced that high schools will re-open for in-person learning beginning March 22.  The approximately 55,000 students who had elected in-person learning this past fall will be eligible to return to their school buildings.  

Schedules will vary.  It is estimated that 488 high schools will be able to offer in-person learning five days a week for the majority of their students.  However, some students who are physically in a classroom may still receive virtual instruction from a teacher who is not in the classroom with them.  

Re-opening plans include a requirement for randomized weekly testing of 20% of staff and students.  Students who have not already provided consent for testing are required to do so by their first scheduled in-person learning day.

Athletics are also scheduled to resume in April with the season extending through the summer.  

For additional details please see NYC DOE: Messages for Families