Home Schooling Tips for New York Residents During COVID-19

Written by on 2.09.20

Raising kids is hard enough on its own, but now parents have to also be part-time educators.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Tuesday that in-person learning in New York City public schools is delayed until September 21 while remote learning will begin on September 16. Schools were previously set to open on September 10th. 

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all of New York City’s 1,606 public schools will offer “blended learning” consisting of part in-person instruction and part remote learning during the 2020 school year. 

Depending on what the schools choose for a weekly schedule model, students will attend in-person instruction in their schools between one to three days a week, while the rest of the time will be remote education. 

The DOE’s policy is that face masks/coverings must be worn at all times (except while eating or drinking). Those students who refuse to comply will be sent home. 

On the days that your children are home and doing remote learning, what can you as parents do to manage their schedules and keep them engaged in learning? Read on to see our tips for homeschooling during COVID-19.

  1. Get yourself familiarized with your child’s curriculum. With school starting in just a few weeks, this is the perfect time to figure out what your child will be learning in school, what is expected from this school year, and what material is being taught. Reach out to their teachers and school administrators to find out the class curriculum. Visit the NYS DOE website for more information on your child’s curriculum. 

Topics: Covid-19 , NYC Schools , Surviving NYC