NYC Public School Students in Grades 3K - 5 Return to In-person Learning Beginning Dec. 7

December 02, 2020

The NYC DOE recently announced that NYC public school students in grades 3K through 5 will return to in-person learning beginning Monday, December 7.  Students in all grade levels in District 75 will return to in-person learning beginning on Thursday, December 10.  

These return dates apply to students in blended learning, including those who selected blended learning during the recent opt-in period.

Students in grades 6 through 12 (outside of District 75) will continue to learn remotely until further notice.

Testing RequirementsAll students in grades 1 and higher returning to buildings must submit a COVID-19 testing consent form by their first day back. Visit to complete the consent online or print and sign the form available at and bring it with you on your child's first day back in the school building.  3K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students are excluded from random testing. 

Exclusions: This plan excludes schools currently located in State-designated Orange or Red Zones.  You can see if your school is currently in one of these Zones at As of now, schools in Orange Zones remain closed for in-person learning. There are currently no Red Zones in New York City, but per the State, school buildings in Red Zones would also be closed.

For additional details about COVID-19 and the 2021-21 school year, please visit NYC DOE COVID-19 Information & Updates.