In response to an impending winter storm forecasted to blanket the city with up to 8 inches of snow, New York City public schools have made the decision to transition to remote learning on Tuesday. This decision was announced by city officials just today, marking a departure from the traditional approach to snow days.
The move to remote learning serves as a sudden test of asynchronous education for the nation’s largest public school district, which had largely abandoned traditional snow days in favor of innovative learning solutions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
While the city had previously implemented various strategies to maintain continuity of education during inclement weather, this marks the first time that all schools will shift entirely to remote instruction due to snow.
In addition to the shift in learning format, New York City has suspended alternate side parking regulations for Tuesday, offering some relief to residents navigating the challenges posed by winter weather.
As the city braces for the approaching snowstorm, updates will be provided throughout the day via official channels. Residents are encouraged to stay informed by following @notifynyc on social media for the latest information and advisories.
Stay safe and stay informed as we navigate this winter weather event together