Official Word from Chancellor Walcott About Rescheduled School Days

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that NYC public school students will be making up some of the days they missed as a result of Hurricane Sandy during winter break in February. The following is a letter from Chancellor Walcott with more details.
Dear Families,

As you know, Hurricane Sandy resulted in the loss of instructional school days. To ensure that students have the opportunity to make up the learning time they missed due to the storm, they will need to make up these days later in the year: All schools will hold full-day sessions from Wednesday, February 20, through Friday, February 22. These days were previously scheduled as part of mid-winter recess.
Elementary schools, intermediate/junior high schools, and D75 schools will hold full-day sessions on Tuesday, June 4,which was previously scheduled as a shortened clerical day for these schools.

Please note these changes as you determine your plans for these dates.

Additional information on the impact of Hurricane Sandy is available in an FAQ for families on the DOE web site,

Please contact your school’s principal or parent coordinator with any questions or concerns.


Dennis M. Walcott