Dear parents and guardians,
The City School District of New Rochelle (CSDNR) school closure will be extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s
executive order today.
Anticipating this likely outcome, we prepared for the extended time physically apart from each other and were ahead of many districts in launching our revised educational plan, District Learning 2.0. The plan incorporates significant synchronous learning to provide interaction among students, teachers, and classmates that is missing while they are not in class together.
We continue to assess the plan and explore ways to continue providing a high-quality, engaging education during the prolonged COVID-19 crisis. This includes the development of our Distance Learning Plan - Summer School (DLP-SS). We are working to ensure that students who receive an “I” (Incomplete status) in subjects in secondary school will have the opportunity to work toward a grade change of “P” (Pass) in those subjects through the additional work and support provided in summer school.
Students in elementary school who are not at grade level will be provided the required support over the summer to try to ensure that they are prepared for the next grade level which they will be entering into in September.
The CSDNR is eager to ensure that students have access to the resources they need or want this summer to be best equipped for next year. Students will be granted an extension of the loaned Chromebooks so that they may continue to use them over the summer months.
At this time CSDNR has no intention of mandating summer school for all children. This will have to be revisited if the Governor mandates it.