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Bronx principal, parents reflect on the school year, what to expect for next academic year

Posted at 8:38 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 09:55:29-04

THE BRONX — The 2019-20 academic year will go down in history as the first time New York City’s schools were shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The pandemic added to the challenges of an already taxed school system and schools all across the city rose to the occasion, including the Bronx Charter School for the Arts, where plans are underway to have students back in the classroom in the fall.

Principal Jonea Thomas said her leadership team is working with the state to make sure all the guidelines are met, but she expects hybrid learning to be a new aspect of their curriculum, which means some students will be in the classroom, while others remain at home.

Bronx parents Alexandra Castillo and Edgar Plummer also spoke to PIX11 Morning News and described how online learning went for them and their daughter during the past few months.