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Updated November 18, 2020, 6 PM

NYC Department of Education

Here is what we know now and information may change anytime:

Updated November 18, 2020, 2:30 PM

NYC Department of Education

NYC public school buildings will be closed starting November 19. Teachers and students will continue with remote learning only.

What's happening at INCLUDEnyc

Online Workshops

Nov 19 & Dec 15: Advocacy skills for families

November 19: Abogacía para las familias

Nov 20, Dec 1, & Dec 14: Turning 5: your insider’s guide to kindergarten

Spanish interpretation available

November 23: Understanding diploma options and pathways

November 23: Overview of Early Intervention

Nov 30, Dec 3, & Dec 7: Transition from preschool to school-age services

Dec 1 & Dec 15: Online parent support group

December 2: Transition for families

December 2: Grupo de apoyo para padres virtual

December 2: One-on-one community support

In partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library

December 3: Special education, family, or community problems?



Updated November 5, 2020, 3 PM

New York State Education Department

January 2021 Regent Exams have been canceled due to the pandemic. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other State assessment programs.

Students who are planning to take one or more Regents Examinations during the January 2021 examination period at the conclusion of a course of study or make up program shall be exempt from the requirements pertaining to passing such Regents Examination to be issued a diploma. To qualify for the exemption, the student must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a course of study that would ordinarily culminate in the taking of a January 2021 Regents Examination and earn credit for such course of study by the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year; or
  • Between September 1, 2020 and the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, successfully complete a make-up program for the purpose of earning course credit; or
  • Be preparing to take a required Regents Examination to graduate at the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

Updated September 17, 2020, 11 AM

NYC Department of Education:

Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza announced today that remote learning will continue. Back to school in-person reopening for instruction will happen in several phases:

  • Monday, September 21: 3-K, Pre-K, District 75 (all grades)
  • Tuesday, September 29: K-5, K-8
  • Thursday, October 1: Middle and High Schools, Secondary Schools, Transfer/Adult Education

NYCDOE has hired 4,500 additional educators to support in-person learning.

Updated September 8, 2020, 11:30 AM

NYC Department of Education:

Updated September 1, 2020, 11 AM

NYC Department of Education:

  • The first day of the 2020-21 academic school year has been moved to Wednesday, September 16, 2020. All students will remotely begin to transition to online learning for three days from September 16-18th, 2020. In-person learning in school buildings will begin for blended learning students on hybrid schedules on Monday, September 21.



Updated September 25, 2020, 11 AM

NYC Department of Health:

  • Early Intervention services and evaluations are being delivered in person or through teletherapy (using online tools with live video) to the maximum extent possible. NYS DOH has issued guidance which indicates that Early Intervention group services can resume 30 days after the first day of school, which means that Early Intervention group services can resume by October 21, 2020. School bus services will be available beginning that same day.

Updated September 1, 2020, 11 AM

NYC Department of Education:

  • NYC families of children in 3-K programs through 8th grade can now apply for new free child care options on the days their children are scheduled for remote learning.

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