Coronavirus in NY: Brooklyn school to begin remote learning next week

A high performing city elementary school in a top Brooklyn district will offer remote learning to parents unwilling to send their kids to school because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Post has learned.

“Starting next week, we will be offering remote learning opportunities to students who are kept home as a parental decision in an effort to protect your children from being affected,” PS 310 principal Yuqing Hong wrote in a letter.

She didn’t say if in-person classes would be cancelled at the Sunset Park school, but sources said that step is being considered.

District 20 — which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and parts of Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Sunset Park and Flatbush –sends a high percentage of kids to the city’s coveted specialized high schools and is considered one of the premier academic enclaves in the city.

Attendance has dipped in recent days and administrators are scrambling to prepare viable remote learning infrastructure, the sources said.

Students at PS 310 are being enrolled in online classroom accounts and teachers are being trained for the transition, Constantino wrote.

“Together, let’s strive to keep out community safe and the service strong for our children,” Hong stated.

Mayor de Blasio announced the first case of a student testing positive for coronavirus in the Bronx early Thursday.

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