School/State Closure updates

Governor Cuomo and the State Education Department have issued the following guidance on school closure:

NEW Yellow, Orange and Red School Zones

NOTE – the January 2021 Regents have been cancelled. We have no news on the June Regents or the 3-8 Spring Assessments.

  • The NYS Education Department has Reopening Guidance for all NYS schools. Schools submitted their Reopening Plans by July 31 to SED. 
  • FAQs are available as well on reopening. 
  • The Department of Health has issued Reopening Health Guidance for all NYS schools.  This health guidance is reflected in the SED Guidance as well. 
  • The NYS Board of Regents have cancelled the June 2020, the August 2020, and the January 2021 Regents Exams, please see here and below for more guidance on this and an FAQ document. 
  • The College Board has moved to an online test. See HERE for more information. 

NY Pause – Governor Cuomo issued a NY Forward report which details opening information. As things change, we will keep you informed.


State Education Department COVID-19 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 on graduation changes