Update-for-families-September-14-2020關於學校重開家庭須知的最新資訊: 2020 年 9 月 14 日

September 14, 2020

Dear Families,
Even in the face of so much change, September is still the most exciting time of year. There’s a back-to-school energy in the air as all over the city, educators, students, and families are getting ready for the school year to begin. And all of us at the Department of Education have been busy too. In this Reopening Update for Families, I am happy to share important information on:
• The 2020–21 School Calendar
• Ensuring your school’s ventilation is in good working order
• How to get tested for COVID-19 before the school year begins
• How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community  
As we prepare for the new school year, I want to reassure you that we are leaving no stone unturned to protect our students, educators, and families. That is why we are doubling down on all our health and safety protocols— from ventilation to face coverings, physical distancing, nightly cleaning, and frequent hand washing/sanitizing. It’s why we will make all information available to the public.
As always, all information regarding back to school can be found at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020. If you have additional questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact your principal. You can find the page for your child’s school on our website using “Find a School” at schoolsearch.schools.nyc. Principal information is on each school’s web page in the “School Contacts and Information” section.
I also want to remind you about an important way you can help protect your school community regarding travel. Several states are still seeing high transmission rates of COVID-19 - you can find the list at ny.gov/traveladvisory. All New Yorkers are strongly advised to avoid travel to these states, but if you must travel to one of these areas, you will have to fill out the New York State Traveler Health Form and quarantine for 14 days when you return to New York City—it’s required by New York State. For more information on COVID-19 testing, tracing, and how to safely quarantine, visit testandtrace.nyc.
These next few days are about getting everything ready for the incredible school year that lies ahead. We look forward to welcoming your child back for partial-day instructional orientation starting September 16, and for fullday instruction for both blended learning and remote learning on September 21!


Richard A. Carranza Chancellor
New York City Department of Education
Reopening Update for Families:  September 14, 2020
School Calendar
We recently announced that the school year will begin for students on Wednesday, September 16 with a parttime instructional orientation period. Full-time learning will begin on Monday, September 21. I am pleased today to share with you a calendar for the full 2020-21 school year at schools.nyc.gov/calendar.
There are some important differences for this school year that we want to highlight: 
• September 16–18 will be remote partial instructional days for students focused on getting your child ready for learning this year. All students are expected to participate and engage. Your school will confirm your child’s exact schedule and provide log-in instruction for these three days. 
• September 21 is the first full-time day of teaching and learning for students in both fully remote and blended learning (in which they are learning in school buildings for part of the week, and remotely for the rest of the week).
• November 3, Election Day, will be a fully remote learning day for all students. In past years, students did not attend school on Election Day.
• On “snow days” - or days in which school buildings are closed due to an emergency - all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning. 
Please reach out to your school with any questions you may have about the school calendar for this year. 
Ventilation Inspections
Ensuring proper ventilation is an important part of our health and safety protocols. Proper ventilation can reduce the level of viruses, including COVID-19, inside buildings. According to our City and federal public health experts, a room is safe when air is able to flow in and out - whether through an open window or mechanical means, such as HVAC systems or air handlers. I am pleased to report that we have completed ventilation inspections in every New York City public school building.

Here are our findings:   
• Of over 64,000 classrooms inspected, 96 percent have been confirmed to have ventilation that meets City health and safety standards.
• Where a ventilation issue was identified, the DOE is swiftly implementing repairs. Many issues have already been addressed and fixed.
• Per federal guidance, we are also inspecting and ensuring proper ventilation in restrooms, kitchens, and other areas used by students and staff.
• Any rooms with ventilation issues that haven’t been repaired before the first full-time day of teaching and learning on September 21 will not be used by staff or students.
• You can see the inspection results for your child’s school by visiting schools.nyc.gov/ventilation.

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 Before the School Year Begins
It’s up to all of us to keep our school communities and families safe by wearing face coverings, keeping our distance, washing hands frequently, and getting tested! Help us keep our schools open and school communities healthy by getting tested for COVID-19 before buildings reopen for learning. It’s safe, free, and easy for everyone, regardless of immigration or insurance status. To find a testing site near you, visit http://schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting.

How to Stay Informed on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Your School Community  
It’s important that your school can reach you to share crucial information quickly, including alerts about confirmed COVID-19 cases in your child’s school. Please sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) so we can contact you via phone, email, or text message. With NYCSA, you can access your child’s grades, test scores, schedules, transportation information, and more—from anywhere, and in all nine standard DOE language translations. In order to see your child’s records, request an Account Creation Code from your school. I encourage you to keep your contact information up to date, so your school can get in touch with you in the event of an emergency. If you don’t have an account, sign up today at schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. It only takes five minutes!

2020年 9月 14日


雖然面對如此多的變化,九月依然是一年中最令人興奮的月份。在整個城市,空氣中瀰漫着返校的活力, 教育工作者、學生及其家庭都作好準備,迎接新的學年。

我們在教育局的所有人也都一直在忙碌着。在這份「學校重開家庭須知」中,我很高興與大家分享以下 重要資訊:
 2020-21學年校曆
 確保您子女學校的通風系統運作良好
 開學前如何做新冠病毒(COVID-19)檢測
 如何保持聯繫知道您學校社區的新冠病毒(COVID-19)確診個案
在我們為新學年作好準備之際,我想再跟大家保證,我們現在用盡所有方法保護學生、教育工作者,以 及他們的家庭。這是為什麼我們將所有健康和安全的規定加倍,從通風到臉部遮蓋物、人與人之間的實 際距離、每晚清潔,以及經常洗手/消毒雙手。這是為什麼我們將所有資訊公開讓公眾獲悉。
一如以往,所有關於返校的資訊都登載於 schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020。如果您對本信的資訊有任 何更多的疑問,請聯絡您子女學校的校長。您可以在我們的網站上,使用「尋找學校」(Find a School) 功能,找到您子女學校的網頁: schoolsearch.schools.nyc。校長資訊在每所學校網頁的「學校聯絡人和 資訊」(School Contacts and Information)部分。
此外,我想提醒大家一個重要方法,就是在旅遊方面,如何幫助保護您子女的學校社區。有幾個州的新 冠病毒傳播率依然很高,您可以在網頁 ny.gov/traveladvisory 找到這些州的名單。我們強烈勸諭所有紐 約人避免前往這些州旅行,但是,如果您一定要前往其中一個州,您要填寫一份《紐約州旅客健康表格》 (New York State Traveler Health Form),以及當您回到紐約市時,按紐約州的規定,要隔離 14天。有 關新冠病毒檢測、追蹤、如何安全地隔離的詳情,可參看網頁: testandtrace.nyc。
跟着幾天是準備好一切,迎接即將到來的精彩學年。我們期待着歡迎您的子女參加半天教學迎新簡介會, 時間由 9月 16日開始,以及 9月 21日的全日教學(混合模式學習和遠程學習兩種方法)﹗

卡蘭扎(Richard A. Carranza)
紐約市教育局 教育總監

關於學校重開家庭須知的最新資訊: 2020 年 9 月 14 日

我們最近公佈了學年在 9月 16日(星期三)開始,當天是半天教學迎新簡介會。全日學習將在 9月 21 日(星期一)開始。我今天很高興與大家分享完整的 2020-21學年校曆:schools.nyc.gov/calendar。
 9月 16日至 9月 18日將是學生的半天教學日,集中讓您的子女作好準備今年學習。所有學生都 應參加和參與這個半天教學日迎新。您的學校將與您確認您子女的確實上課時間表,並提供這三 天的登錄教學資訊。 
 9月 21日是學生的全日教學日:完全遠程學習和混合模式學習(一星期幾天在學校大樓裡上 課,餘下幾天接受遠程教學) 。
 11月 3日是選舉日,所有學生都接受遠程教學。在過去幾年,學生在選舉日都不用上學。
 在「暴風雪」的日子或學校大樓因緊急事故而要關閉的日子,學生和家庭都應該計劃好學生會作 遠程學習。
確保通風正常是健康及安全規定的重要一環。通風正常可以減低大樓內病毒的含量水平,包括新冠病 毒。根據本市和聯邦公共健康專家的意見,不管是打開窗戶或是用機械方法,例如 HVAC系統或是空 氣處理器,只要房間的空氣是自由流通的話,房間是安全的。我很高興地跟大家報告,我們已對每所紐 約市公立學校大樓進行了完整的通風檢查。

 已檢查了超過 64,000個教室,96%已經確實通風正常,符合本市健康及安全標準。
 一旦發現有通風問題,教育局已迅速地修理。許多問題都已經予以處理和修理好。
 根據聯邦指引,我們也檢查了學生和職員使用的洗手間、廚房和其他地方的通風情況,確保 通風良好。
 任何有通風問題、未在 9月 21日首天全日教學前修理好的房間,都不能給職員或學生使 用。
 您可以在下列網頁查看子女學校的檢查結果: schools.nyc.gov/ventilation。
如何 在學年開始前接受新冠病毒檢測
這全是我們大家的責任,戴口罩、與人保持社交距離、經常洗手、接受檢測,以保障學校社區和家庭的 安全。請幫助我們,保持學校開門讓學生上課,保障學校社區健康,方法是在學校大樓重開給學生上課 學習前接受新冠病毒檢測。每個人都是免費的,安全,而且不費力,不論移民身份或健保狀況。要找您 家附近的新冠檢測地點,請瀏覽 http://schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting。

您子女的學校能夠與您聯絡,迅速告知您重要的資訊,包括通知您,在您子女的學校有新冠肺炎的確診 病例,這一點是很重要的。請登記紐約市學校帳戶(New York City Schools Account,簡稱 NYCSA), 這樣我們可以用電話、電子郵件或短信與您聯絡。有了 NYCSA帳戶,您可以查看子女的成績、測驗分 數、上課時間表、交通資訊等。您可以在任何地方查閱教育局所有九種標準語言的翻譯版本。要查看您 子女的記錄, 請向子女學校索取「設立帳戶代碼」(Account Creation Code)。我鼓勵您確保您的聯絡 資訊是最新的,讓你的學校可以在萬一有緊急情況時及時與您取得聯絡。如果您還沒有帳戶,請今天就在這裏登記: schools.nyc.gov/nycsa。只需要五分鐘就能完成登記!