Schools closed: How students will get meals, lessons

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NEW YORK — From milk and juice, to cereal, sandwiches and fruit, grab and go breakfast and lunches are being provided to every New York City student, every day – no matter if they attend public, private or charter school.

“Any student 18 and under going to get breakfast and lunch, no questions, no ID required..come get food.”

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was at PS130 in Lower Manhattan Monday morning, explaining how providing the nutritious meals to children while schools are closed will work in the coming weeks.

“This week every school will be offering breakfast and lunch…one stop…after this week, we go to a hub-type model,” he said.

The meals will be provided at every school for the remainder of this week from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

As parents scramble to re-organize their lives and figure out childcare, the city is transitioning into remote learning for its 1.1 million public school students.

“Students who do not have a device, the goal next week, all students students will have a device,” he said.

The schools chancellor said the city is partnering with companies to provide free WiFi for students in need too.

In the meantime, teachers are still responsible for going into their school this week; they’ll be getting lessons on how to instruct online.

“We centrally will be developing lesson plans resources for teachers to pull off a central site as well,” Carranza said.

But telelearning will be taught differently, depending on the grade level, school, and subject.

Parents are going to have play a big role in all of this, too.

Every parent will have to sign up for an NYC schools account; that’s how most of the communication will be done.

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