NYS Education Department

NYS DOH message to school leaders, July 6, 2021:

“We are writing to share three updates relevant to 2021 summer schools.

1.Given current low rates of COVID-19 transmission, schools/district may decide to implement revised masking policies consistent with those available in the archived INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR CHILD CARE, DAY CAMP, AND OVERNIGHT CAMP PROGRAMS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Child_Care_Daycamps_Detailed_Guidelines.pdf)

2.Daily reporting to the COVID-19 Report Card is no longer required.

3.Summer schools in NYS may follow either the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools Through Phased Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/operation-strategy.html)  or the current NYS INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AT PRE-K TO GRADE 12 SCHOOLS DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/Pre-K_to_Grade_12_Schools_MasterGuidance.pdf).

4.The above information applies to the 2021 summer session only and additional information will be shared regarding the 2021-2022 school year soon. These decisions, which should reflect local sentiment, may be made by the school superintendent or local board.  There is no requirement for additional public meetings.”


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NEW – June 7, 2021 REVISED Guidance for Child Care and Camps

NEW – June 7, 2021 REVISED Guidance for Schools

NEW – May 15, 2021 REVISED Operational Strategies for Schools

April 21, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Quarantines

April 10, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Travel

April 30, 2021 REVISED Guidance on Graduation Ceremonies

NYS Education Department COVID-19 webpage

NYS Regents Decision for June and August 2021

NYS SED Reopening Webpage

State Education Department Issues Guidance on Graduation and Course Requirement Changes Due to COVID-19 and Ongoing Statewide School Closure

State Education Department FAQ Document

SED News and Notes – Guidance on Reopening Schools

NYS Center for School Health website

Resources for Mental Health and Talking to Young People About COVID-19 (NYS SED) 

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