NEW YORK – Distance learning is not on the agenda for immunocompromised students in New York City, but they will have the option of being taught at home by a licensed instructor, the ministry said on Tuesday. of Education at PIX11.
A DOE spokesperson said the homeschooling program had been around since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our home schooling program, which benefits a small number of children who are medically unable to attend school, will continue as before the pandemic, and we will work with families to adapt education as needed. medical care for each child, ”he added. said the spokesperson.
New York City officials have maintained their position on a full return to in-person learning, making sure parents know there won’t be a fully remote option at the fall.
In a statement on Tuesday, the DOE said, “Our young people cannot waste another year of in-person learning, which is why we welcome all students on September 13. Our layered approach to safety has made it possible schools one of the safest places in town, and schools invite families to open houses this summer where they can see it for themselves.
When asked about remote options for unvaccinated students who need to be quarantined, Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t provide much clarity on what learning would look like.
Families who wish to apply for home schooling should speak with their school administrators. For more information on the process, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/504-accommodations.
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