School Closure Until 3/15/21

Good afternoon,

I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24-hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 3/14/2021.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

What Happens Now?

● The school building will remain closed through 3/14/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on Monday, 3/15/2021 Day 1/A.

● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

● Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.

I will forward more information to families as it becomes available.

We will follow our full remote bell schedule on each day next week (except for Thursday, March 11th, a separate schedule will follow)

3/8: Monday Day1/A (Cohort A students follow in-person schedule/cohort B students follow remote schedule

3/9: Tuesday Day 2/A (Cohort A students follow in-person schedule/cohort B students follow remote schedule

3/10: Wednesday Day 3/B (Cohort B students follow in-person schedule/cohort A students follow remote schedule

7:40AM-8:00AM: Morning Teacher Office Hours

8:30- 8:37AM: AM HOMEROOM for ALL Cohorts.

8:40- 9:20AM: Period 1

9:25-10:05AM: Period 2

10:10-10:50AM: Period 3

10:55-11:35AM: Period 4


11:55-12:35PM: Period 5

12:40-1:15PM: Period 6

1:20-1:55PM: Period 7

2:00PM-2:20PM: Afternoon Teacher Office Hours

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions


Vincent Suraci

Principal JHS 157