We hope this message finds you safe and well. Today the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) announced that it would be delaying the start of its school year by 10 days, pushing any remote or in-person classes in district schools to September 21.
This decision does not impact your school’s plans for reopening. Prospect Schools will go back to school on September 10 (next Thursday!) as planned. You will receive more information on your school’s reopening schedule in the coming weeks.
As a reminder, Prospect Schools is implementing a “phased reopening,” which means that we will pace the reopening of our schools in distinct phases. Currently, we are planning for most grades to begin the school year in remote learning (Phase I) before we begin to stagger in grades, a few at a time, to hybrid learning. We believe taking a slow and steady approach to reopening will protect the health and safety of students and employees while avoiding the many pitfalls we’ve seen unfold at other schools across the nation who opened to large numbers of students.
Please visit the coronavirus updates page for additional information or contact your school with any questions.
Daniel Kikuji Rubenstein, Chief Executive Officer
Elaine Perez, Chief Operating Officer
Jon McIntosh, Chief Academic Officer