School Closings effective, Monday, March 16th

Dear SITHS Families,

Please use this link,, and read the message from Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding School Closing, effective immediately, Monday, March 16th.

Now that NYC's Remote Learning plans are beginning to be rolled out, the starting point for all NYC DOE Remote Learning initiatives is Monday, March 23rd.

The spirit, intent and plan shared in my letter sent earlier holds true, but the timeline has shifted with many more details to be provided by the NYC DOE. We will be following the directives and guidance from the NYC DOE and will communicate all next steps accordingly.

For the time being, please be patient and take care of yourselves. 

Please don't worry about work and assignments until further notice, as we together are experiencing a historical pivot in education, and more importantly, our lives. 

Our families safety and well being come first!

We can do this ... and will!

Thinking of all of you,

Please view the Mayor's message on School Closings effective, Monday, March 16th:

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Tomorrow, March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure, however breakfast and lunch will be available at every building through Grab-and-Go meals.


From Tuesday through Thursday, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for students at all schools until further notice.


The schedule, as we move to remote learning, is as follows: 

  • Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report.
  • Tuesday, March 17: Thursday, March 19: All staff reports. Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning. 
  • Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. More guidance to families will be sent this week. 
  • Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23. 


Monday, March 23, 2020

Effective Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms.


Learn at Home

Get DOE-specific Learn at Home instructional resources in English for students in grades Pre-K through 12, including for diverse learning and students with disabilities (coming Monday, March 16, 2020). 

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