The Syracuse City School District Board of Education approved the recommendation from Superintendent Alicea to move the opening day of school for students to Monday, September 14, 2020. Students were originally scheduled to start Tuesday, September 8th. Staff members report on September 2, 2020.
“By moving back our start day to September 14th we now have an additional week to provide our staff members with professional development and to go over expectations and protocols for the upcoming school year,” said Superintendent Jaime Alicea. “Our district leadership team and building administrators have been working diligently to prepare for a safe and healthy opening and this extra time will be extremely beneficial for everyone,” added Alicea.
The school district is opening the school year with a hybrid learning model. PK-8th grade students will be attending school in-person two days a week and learning virtually online three days a week. High school students will now attend in-person one day a week and participate in virtual online learning four days a week.