As epidemic wanes, New York archdiocese schools plan for full reopening

When the next school year begins, all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York will be open for in-person learning for the full school week because new health directives mean the schools can operate without needing hybrid or remote classes for students.

“My goal and that of the Health and Safety Task Force is to commit all our collective expertise and resources to ensure all our schools will be open for five full days a week of in-person instruction for all students beginning in September 2021,” Michael J. Deegan, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York, wrote in an April 20 letter to students’ families.

“Your faithful commitment to our rigorous protocols has ensured the continued health and safety of our school communities,” Deegan said. “Our children have been learning and have been safe!”

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