Wednesday, November 18, 2020

3 is the magic number; schools are closed

 


Gothamist

The city’s public school buildings are slated to temporarily close Thursday, November 19th, and students will be shifted to full remote learning after the seven-day positivity rate reached 3% Wednesday, the threshold Mayor Bill de Blasio has long said would trigger a systemwide closure.

It was not immediately clear how long schools will stay closed.

De Blasio has repeatedly promised schools would close the day the rate got to the 3% seven-day average, calling it part of a “social contract” forged with students, parents and school staff in order to reopen back in September. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza sent an email Wednesday afternoon to school principals and later families announcing the closure.

In the letter to families, Carranza wrote, "Given recent increases in transmission, we have reached a point in our City’s infection rate that requires all students to transition to remote learning. Beginning Thursday, November 19, all school buildings will be closed, and all learning will proceed remotely for all students, until further notice. You will hear from your principal shortly about next steps for you and your student. Please note that this is a temporary closure, and school buildings will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

They'll stretch this through the Thanksgiving break, and then through the holiday break, and then figure stay remote until the winter break....

Anonymous said...

Seems to be a bit of confusion. Dictator Cuomo said no closings. Comrade De Blasio closed the schools.

Talk about who is in charge around here.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/watch-gov-cuomo-flips-reporter-says-schools-wont-closing-minutes-later-mayor-de-blasio-announces/

Well, the dictator got serenaded. Lovely.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1329198224322801664

Anonymous said...

Tell Cuomo. He knows nothing about school closings.

Anonymous said...

Medical martial law.

Anonymous said...

these kids are so screwed, they just don't know it yet

Anonymous said...

these kids are so screwed, they just don't know it yet


Sad, but true. Not even their parents realize what's going on here.