The NYC Dept. of Education announced today that students enrolled in summer school will do so remotely. This applies to students in grades 3-8 who haven’t been promoted, high school students who failed a class or need to continue a course, and students with 12-month IEP’s. The summer schedule will be five days a week for grades 3-8 and five days a week for grades 9-12 and students with disabilities. The dates are outlined here:
Grades 3–8 – Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, August 18
Grades 9-12 – Monday, July 13 – Friday, August 21
Students with 12-month IEPs – Wednesday, July 1–Thursday, August 13
“Teachers will communicate with families whether their student is required to participate in summer learning in order to be promoted in August or recommended to participate to ensure they’ve achieved mastery of the standards,” Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza said.
“For so many kids, this summer will be a chance to keep learning either because they need a little extra learning, a little extra time, or because it’s something they want to keep building up their academic strength,” Mayor De Blasio said.
According to the mayor, of the nearly 1.1 million students in New York City public schools, there are currently almost 180,000 enrolled in the summer program for 2020.
The last day of the traditional school year is June 26.
More information from the DOE can be found here.