A parent walks their child to school in New York on November 16. New York City public schools grades 3-k, Pre-k, and K-5th grade will begin reopening for in-person learning Dec. 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
A parent walks their child to school in New York on November 16. New York City public schools grades 3-k, Pre-k, and K-5th grade will begin reopening for in-person learning Dec. 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Sarah Blesener/The New York Times/Redux

New York City public schools grades 3-k, Pre-k, and K-5th grade will begin reopening for in-person learning Dec. 7, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Schools will begin reopening in phases, de Blasio said. 

Students will be tested weekly and parents will be required to sign a consent form for every student that will take in-person classes, de Blasio said.

“It’s less concern about the spread when it comes to younger kids,” de Blasio said.

Nearly 300,000 students are eligible to return to school, according to de Blasio. 

District 75 schools, which provide specialized instruction for students with significant needs, will reopen beginning Dec. 10, de Blasio said

Schools are moving to five-days a week of in-person classes as much as possible, the mayor said.