City-As-School closed starting March 16

March 15, 2020

Dear CAS Community,

The Mayor and Chancellor just announced that NYC public schools will be closed to students from March 16 through April 20, which is right after April break.  Grab and go lunches will be available to students outside of the school building from March 16 – April 8. We will send more details about meals once we have them and are linking list of additional resources for students while schools are closed.

Students, please continue to check your City-As email and our school website every day.  You will still be able to earn credit for your Cycle 3 classes and internships by finishing your projects over Google Docs.  Staff members will reach out to you via email this week about next steps for your Cycle 3 classes and internships, so that you can finish up the projects.  Your advisor or guidance link will contact you by phone.

Schools will use this week to fully set up to support online virtual learning through the start of April break.  The virtual learning will last from at least Monday, March 23 through Wednesday, April 8, when spring recess begins.  Additional guidance and details will be forthcoming over the course of this week.

Parents, the chancellor advises that families start a NYC Schools Account to stay in the loop with information. You can sign up for your account here.

Here is the schedule:

  • Monday – Students and Staff stay home
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Principals and teachers ONLY will come to school to work on supporting remote learning.
  • Friday – Staff will have an additional day of training virtually
  • Monday, March 23 – We will launch into virtual learning at least through April 8.

We know that this is a big adjustment and a stressful time.  Please use this time to stay home to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, which is the purpose of closing schools.  We want to assure our students that we are still here for you. We are all in this together and are going to be okay.

Be safe and take good care. We will be in touch with you this week.

~ Your School Leadership (Carl, Joselyn, Rachel & Sherien)

SLT Cancelled for October 24, 2019