No snow days for NYC schools this year

NEW YORK — The rite of passage for school-aged kids has come to an end.

Snow days are no more for students in the New York City Department of Education system, WPIX reported.

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If a storm blankets the area, instead of getting a free day to play in the snow, students will transition from in-class learning to a virtual school day.

The announcement was made in May, according to CNN, but the district and local media reminded caregivers and students because Monday marked the first day back in school for the city, WPIX reported.

Remote learning will also be used in the case of a COVID-19 outbreak or other emergencies, CNN reported earlier this year.

The decision was made so the district could adhere to state laws requiring 180 in-session school days, CNN reported in May.

Students will also be in a virtual, asynchronous instructional day for Election Day on Nov. 2 this year. Teachers will have a professional development day at the same time, WPIX reported.

There are 1.1 million public school students in New York City, WPIX reported.