Thank you for leadership and incredible hard work this summer and this week to prepare for a great school opening and school year for our students and families. I wanted to provide some brief guidance about the September 6th and 7th Chancellor conference days and request that you distribute a family letter with your new and returning families to ensure they receive New York City’s most up-to-date guidance on health and safety.
- As a reminder, the workday for teachers and paraprofessionals on September 6th and 7th is 6 hours and 50 minutes, and teachers should be provided with sufficient time on at least one of these days to prepare their classrooms; the remaining time shall be used for professional learning. If you have questions about this, please contact your senior field counsel.
- In addition, as you prepare to welcome back your students and families, please share this Family Update on Health & Safety for the 2022-23 school year, which includes the latest guidance concerning COVID-19, polio and monkeypox, with your school community through your available communication channels before the first day of school. Translations of this letter are available at schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamiliesfor download and distribution. As a reminder, you can find the DOE updated school health policy on the School Health Policy InfoHub page. For questions on the school health policy, email [email protected].
Best wishes for a successful school opening!
First Deputy Chancellor