DOE Homecoming 2021: Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety
We are excited to welcome your student back to school buildings on Monday, September 13, 2021! We know nothing is better for student learning than being face-to-face in a classroom with a dedicated and caring educator—and our teachers, principals, and school staff cannot wait to welcome you back to an exciting year of learning, connecting, and creating community.
As we prepare for your child’s return, we would like to share information about the gold standard health and safety precautions that will be in place at New York City’s schools to support a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all. Many of these measures were the ones that made our buildings among the safest places to be during the pandemic, and that helped us to end last school year with a 0.03% COVID-19 positivity rate. This guide also includes tips for families as you prepare your child for returning to school this fall.
We’re committed to continuing and enhancing our health and safety measures to ensure that we are doing all we can to create conditions in our buildings and classrooms that keep our students safe. Our efforts, including our vaccination mandate for all staff, are important measures that we are taking to keep our track record of low positivity rates and transmission in our schools.
We look forward to kicking off this “Year of Homecoming” and partnering with you throughout the year to make sure your child has the best learning experience – one where they feel welcomed, affirmed, and excited about learning and all the possibilities before them.
New York City Department of Education