Fall Planning Framework and Return to 2020 Survey

The NYC Department of Education is working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year and is currently exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts. We want your feedback to understand what is most important to you!

Parents can complete the Return to 2020 Survey here

We are all hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon. However, we need to prepare for the possibility that it will continue into September 2020 and beyond. Please fill out this survey assuming health and safety measures like social distancing are still in place.

Parents can complete the Return to 2020 Survey here and students can complete the survey here.

Your answers to this survey are anonymous and confidential and you can skip any question you are not comfortable answering or that may not apply to your child. If you have more than one child in your family, we recommend filling out this survey for each child.

Parents can complete the Return to 2020 Survey here

Below is a summary of the Fall Framework the DOE is using to drive the planning work related to the fall re-opening. The Chancellor shared this information in a letter to families as well.

  • Enhanced health measures that ensure that schools and other office buildings are well-equipped to manage the enhanced health requirements that are necessary to protect against COVID-19 infection.
  • Trauma-informed approaches that focus on focus on the social-emotional needs of students and staff as we reacclimate to being back in school buildings.
  • Blended learning options that leverage in-person and remote instruction to support our transition from remote learning and maximize both face-to-face and online instruction.
  • Working closely with DOHMH to monitor health indicators to ensure that it is safe to return to school buildings and offices on our planned return in September.
  • Evaluating the rolling/phased approach used by many other countries as they modify schedules, and/or starting groups of students in person at different times to return to schools gradually rather than all at once.
  • Considering how to implement social distancing, which may mean limiting the number of students and staff in our buildings and thinking creatively about schedules.
  • Adjusting building operations to allow for limitations in the movement of students and staff into, out of, and within the building, and for facilitation of enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.
  • Adjusting School busing and school food operations to accommodate health and safety operations.

Parents can complete the Return to 2020 Survey here