Inclement Weather Letter From the Chancellor
I hope you are safe and well.
As we head into winter, it’s likely we will have inclement weather that in an ordinary year would cause all schools
to close for teaching and learning. This year, if a snowstorm or other weather demands that school buildings
close, all schools will still conduct remote learning on that day. All students will be expected to log on and engage
with their work from home as they do on other days when they learn remotely. Middle and high school students
who are already learning remotely every day are expected to attend school remotely, regardless of the weather.
The ability to teach and learn remotely across the system allows us to continue learning despite inclement weather
closures. You will still be notified as usual when we are closing buildings due to weather, but these will not be
days off from learning.
Your school will stay in close communication with you regarding the upcoming snowstorm predicted to affect
New York City beginning the evening of Wednesday, December 16. Please note that extra meals will be available
on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 to take home.
Please do not hesitate to contact your principal if you have any questions.
Richard A. Carranza
New York City Department of Education