State of Our Schools: SAR Academy prepares to reopen for the school year

The first New York City school to shut its doors during the coronavirus pandemic has made some changes inside the walls of its classrooms, as students head back for the fall.

News 12 Staff

Aug 27, 2020, 10:58 PM

Updated 1,367 days ago

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The first New York City school to shut its doors during the coronavirus pandemic has made some changes inside the walls of its classrooms, as students head back for the fall. 
SAR Academy in the Bronx locked its doors in the first week of March. 
“In the 6 o'clock hours of the morning we got a call that one of the students ' parents likely had the coronavirus,” a parent tells News 12. 
That parent was the second patient in New York state confirmed to have COVID-19: a lawyer from Westchester with two school-aged children in the Bronx. 
The school has been locked since, but administrators wasted no time in preparing for the fall. Hand-sanitizing posts are placed throughout the school, and students are directed up and down the hallways with social distancing stickers.
Ninth graders are expected to return to school next week for orientation and a soft launch to the new year.
 


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