July 17, 2020

Dear Wagner Families,


I hope that this letter finds you healthy and safe.  As you know last week the Department of Education announced initial guidelines regarding the school reopening plans for September 2020.  A copy of the letter that we sent home last week from Chancellor Carranza and can be found  here.


Parent and staff members on our School Leadership Team and School Safety Committee are working in Health, Safety and Instruction subcommittees to support our reopening planning.  Please know that the safety and health of our staff and students is our number one priority.  We are currently reviewing our building capacity, classroom sizes, total number of students and teachers who can be in each classroom, student enrollment numbers, and social distancing guidelines to determine which of the scheduling templates shared by the Department of Education makes the most sense for our community.  


Given these variables, we will most likely have to go with a three cohort model of students - A, B and C.  This means that approximately  of our students will rotate each day into our school building while the other students engage in learning remotely.  Each student will be in the school building a maximum of two days per week, which is 7-9 days per month. We will prioritize scheduling Wagner students from the same family on the same days. 


Families who wish to do so will have the opportunity to opt-in to 100% remote learning. To choose this option for your child, you must fill out and submit the  NYCDOE’s Learning Preference form.  You have until August 7th to enter or change your preference for 100% Remote Learning.  After August 7, any family who chose 100% Remote Learning will have the option to change back to Blended Learning at a few specific times during the school year. If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311. 


To learn more, you are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming Citywide  Return to School Family and Student Information Sessions.  Additional sessions will be held on Tuesday, July 28, Wednesday, August 12, and Thursday, August 27, 2020.


We recognize that the guidelines and information can change between now and September.  We are committed to providing families with updated information as it becomes available.  Please also consider bookmarking the webpage  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/ for additional information and announcements from the Chancellor.   




Jennifer Rehn Losquadro


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