Jakub Lau, Principal

Hazel Ann Lewis Assistant Principal

February 10, 2021

Dear Emerson Learning Community, 

The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) announced that Middle Schools will re-open for in-person instruction on Thursday, February 25. All Emerson scholars who signed up for blended learning (Cohorts A,B, and C) should report to The Emerson School’s cafeteria entrance at 8:40 AM on February 25. Scholars who signed up for full remote learning (Cohort D) will continue to receive remote instruction five days a week. Dismissal will continue to be at 2:05 PM for all in-person and remote scholars. 

Starting the week of Monday, March 1, all scholars in groups A, B, and C should report to the building Monday through Thursday at 8:40 AM through the cafeteria entrance. All Fridays (including Friday, February 26) will be fully remote for all scholars. Per NYC DOE policy, scholars signed up for full remote instruction will stay fully remote five days a week for the remainder of this school year. 

All health and safety procedures set up in the Fall of 2020 will continue to be in place (masks on, maintain social distance, etc.). To attend in-person school, scholars must complete a COVID testing consent form. You can either have your scholars bring a completed COVID consent form (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-covid-19-testing-consent-form—september-27-2020), completed, and signed, when they first report on February 25, or you can complete it through your NYC Schools Account. Emerson scholars without COVID testing consent will be moved to fully remote instruction (Cohort D). Scholars will also need to continue completing their daily health screening at https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ before entering the building. Please contact Mr. Childs at MrChilds@theemersonschool.org if you need assistance setting up your NYC Schools Account or if you want to switch to fully remote instruction.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the building! We are available via email if you have any questions about the return to in person learning. 


Jakub Lau