Sunset Park charter school adjusts reopening plan amid recent spike of COVID-19

A Sunset Park charter school made adjustments to its reopening plan after a recent spike of coronavirus cases in the neighborhood.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2020, 11:30 PM

Updated 1,369 days ago

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A Sunset Park charter school made adjustments to its reopening plan after a recent spike of coronavirus cases in the neighborhood.
Staff at Brooklyn Rise Charter School announced Wednesday that the adjustments include sending in kindergarten students later than usual.
The school's reopening plan gives families the option to do in-person learning, remote learning or a hybrid model.
Head of School Cary Finnegan says staff considered doing school fully online after learning of the uptick in coronavirus cases, but decided against it.
According to the Test and Trace Crops, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Sunset Park as of Wednesday stands at 4.2% - just below the 5% threshold set by the state.
Finnegan says that while she's looking forward to seeing her students in a few weeks, the school is prepared for potential closures in case of positive cases amongst staff and students.
She says although planning the school year has been a challenge, she feels this is the best way to move forward.
 


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