Hello AmPark Families,
Please see the letter below from the DOE regarding tomorrow, February 2nd, 2021. Buildings will again be closed for inclement weather and all students will have remote only instruction.
Kelly Lennon Fitzpatrick
February 1st Letter to Principals from DOE Chief Operating Officer:
Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public school buildings will remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021. All instruction will take place remotely for all students in 3K-12 including District 75, adult education, and YABC programs.
We are sending direct alerts about the closure via SMS and email, and robocalls to all families with NYCSA accounts. We ask you to please also notify your school communities, including sending through any other communication channels you have with parents. An editable inclement weather closure letter template may be downloaded here (English and translations) if helpful in getting out the word.
Learning Bridges, Learning Labs, and after-school programs are cancelled tomorrow. Food distribution sites are closed as well.
For safety reasons, yellow bus service for charter and non-public school students will not operate tomorrow.
The Situation Room will be open tomorrow and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In-school COVID-19 testing will not take place tomorrow.
DOE central and field offices will remain open and operational.
The City of New York has issued a local Winter Weather Emergency Declaration which includes restrictions on non-essential travel beginning at 6 AM on Monday, February 1. All vehicles are restricted on NYC roads until 6:00am on 2/2 except for essential and emergency travel. We urge staff to exercise caution when going outside and to use public transportation whenever possible and use caution when walking, biking and driving and allow for additional travel time. Safety is of the utmost importance.
We are working in close communication with DOT and NYC Emergency Management (NYCEM) throughout the next 24 hours. At this time, no decisions about weather-related closures have been made for Wednesday, February 3rd. We are continuing to monitor the storm’s progress, and we will keep you informed on Tuesday regarding operating status for Wednesday.
Please stay warm and safe tonight and tomorrow.
Office of the Chief Operating Officer