– SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR

On Friday, May 1, Governor Cuomo announced that all NYS schools, including K-12 and colleges, will remain closed for the rest of the academic year. I am heart-broken that I will never be able to see you all together again in my classroom, but I understand that this is the right decision given the large amount of uncertainty that still remains about the spread of the virus. I appreciate and acknowledge all of the hard work you all are putting into all of your classes, and I hope that you can keep that momentum going through the end of the year.

It remains to be seen exactly what this means for instruction at IHS. Originally, our academic calendar was scheduled to end classes on June 16, before Regents exams. With the cancellation of June (and August) Regents exams, it is unclear when exactly instruction will end. Please keep an eye on the ICSD Coronavirus page for more developments.

One decision that IHS has made is that, come the end of the year, all students will be given an option to take a “pass/fail” grade for any courses they are currently taking, instead of the traditional numeric grade. See this FAQ for more information.

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