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2021-22 instructional planning updates

The instructional planning survey for families previously linked here is closed as of 5 p.m. on Friday, June 4. If you still have questions or concerns about your child's instructional model for 2021-22, please contact their school.

The City School District of Albany has been working diligently since March to prepare instructional models for the 2021-22 school year based on current COVID-19 guidance from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Education.

While required COVID-19 protocols may change for all New York schools prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year, the instructional models we have developed to date are based on the information available to schools at this time.

The district also continues to advocate, along with our colleagues region-wide, for guidance from the state that will allow all schools to maximize in-person instruction for the 2021-22 school year. Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams recently joined her peers from 91 area school districts in a letter to state leaders advocating for guidance that will allow all students to return in-person. 

“We can confidently say from the experience of this year that there is no substitute for students being in school with their teachers,” the letter stated. The superintendents’ letter also addressed key areas relating to student cohorts, social distancing and instructional delivery models due to the challenges faced during the pandemic.

Elementary (PK-5)

Middle school (6-8)

High school (9-12)

Self-contained special education

All self-contained special education students K-12 will be able to participate in full in-person learning.

Virtual option

We are planning to offer a virtual option, pending updated guidance from the State Education Department