On Monday, February 12th, Mayor Eric Adams announced that all New York City public schools would be remote on Tuesday ahead of the snowstorm projected to slam the city.
A winter storm watch was issued for the city beginning Monday night with anywhere between 6-9 inches anticipated to fall on all five boroughs going into Tuesday morning.
In a tweet, Mayor Adams said, “We’re expecting winter weather overnight tonight which could lead to 5-8 inches of snow with locally higher amounts by the morning. As a result, all NYC Public Schools will move to remote learning tomorrow.”
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City, the United States’ largest public school district, has abandoned the traditional snow day with the rise of online learning for students.