NYC School Closing Information

IMPORTANT UPDATE: starting tomorrow, November 19, 2020, all NYC school buildings are CLOSED for in-person learning until further notice. All students who were learning in school buildings part of the week will transition to remote learning every day. Visit for more.

 DEVICES: do you need a device, need technical support or to fix a broken device, or are dealing with a lost or stolen device? Call DOE’s IT Help desk at 718-935-5100 and press 5 to get assistance. Visit for more information.

 FREE MEALS: All families can continue to go to any school building (9am-12pm on weekdays) to pick up three free grab-and-go meals. No identification or registration is necessary. Halal and kosher meals are available at some sites. Learn more:

 Learning Bridges: the City’s free childcare program for children in 3-K through 8th grade, will continue to serve families enrolled in blended learning. We will continue to give priority to children of essential workers. Learn more and apply at

 3-K & Pre-K classrooms in district schools & DOE Pre-K Centers will be closed. If your child attends a program in a community-based center that is not located in a public school, or attends a family childcare program that is part of a DOE network, it will remain open. If you are not sure which type of program your child attends or have questions about your child’s services, please contact your program directly.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school with any questions or concerns, and remember:
 wash your hands
 wear a face covering
 keep six feet of distance from others
 stay home if you’re feeling sick