Yonkers Public Schools to Remain Closed Through March 31, 2020
(Yonkers, NY March 16, 2020) At a Press Conference today, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin M. Quezada announced plans to support students during COVID-19 school closures in March. The Superintendent, joined by Mayor Mike Spano and Board of Education President. Rev. Steve Lopez, provided information to help families and staff plan for the remainder of the month.
In light of the Governor’s State of Emergency and the State of Emergency declared by County Executive George Latimer, All Yonkers Public Schools will remain closed through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Schools are expected to reopen on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 with the understanding that schools may have to remain closed beyond March 31.
This Wednesday and Thursday, our administrators and teachers will be in schools on a rotating basis for the purpose of:
- Professional development as well as expanding our Electronic Learning protocols for our students.
- Distribution of school-based Instructional Materials for students who may not have access to technology.
- Collecting personal belongings
Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, 8 schools will offer Grab N Go breakfast and lunch from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM to Yonkers’ students.
The sites are:
- Eugenio Maria de Hostos MicroSociety School, 75 Morris Street
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 135 Locust Hill Avenue
- Roosevelt High School-Early College Studies, H.S., 631 Tuckahoe Road
- Scholastic Academy, for Academic Excellence, 77 Park Hill Avenue
- School 5, 118 Lockwood Avenue
- School 13, 195 McLean Avenue
- Thomas Cornell Academy, 15 St. Marys Street
- Yonkers Middle High School, 150 Rockland Avenue
Currently, the district is working with our childcare providers to offer childcare to our residents who are health care providers or first responders. We hope to have three sites available by the end of the week.
Effective Friday, March 20th, all schools will be closed with the exception of the schools offering Grab N Go and childcare.
Unfortunately, the District must report that the Superintendent was notified today that an individual at one of our schools tested positive for COVID-19. Under the direction of the Westchester County Health Department, we will notify the staff, students and families of that school. This school will be close effective today for disinfecting and cleaning.