HCCS Focus on Campus

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!

We are excited to welcome our students back to classes in our combination of hybrid and remote instruction models.

Tree branches in spring

WHAT'S NEW

Last updated November 10, 2021

  • Read the NEW Approved Focus on Campus plan for the 2021/2022 School Year (note: plan is subject to change based upon new federal, state and city guidance).
  • Unvaccinated K-12 students weekly saliva testing protocol.
  • Updated quarantine policies for K-7 students and grades 8-12 students.

Read The Reopening Plan

HCCS Focus on Campus Plan

Hunter College is taking unprecedented steps to building a comprehensive plan to support education and critical research both on campus and online. Our strategy is based on the guidance of CUNY and Hunter’s experts, as well as local, state and federal officials.

YOUR SAFETY MATTERS

All faculty and staff must be vaccinated or tested before coming to campus.

CAMPUS ACCESS

Register for CLEARED4 to access campus.

Introduction

Hunter College convened a task force to establish guidelines and resources to inform the process of reopening the Hunter College Campus Schools for in-person instruction during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The goal of this document is to ensure a safe and streamlined reopening of school activities, while mitigating infections and assuring the Hunter College Campus Schools comports with the guidance of New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York City Department of Health (NYCDOH) and CUNY.

Hunter College has put into place an action plan to safely reopen the Hunter College Campus Schools (HCCS) for in-person learning. This plan will evolve as needed according to the prevailing guidance. Our most important consideration is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and the HCCS community.

Plan At-A-Glance

The Plan lays out a staged approach to returning activities to campus beginning in July 2020 and continuing through until the college is able to resume all campus activities at full capacity.

Upon submission of this plan, Hunter will be in the following Stage 4 activities in preparation for the return of full in-person instruction at the Hunter College Campus School at 94th Street.

STAGE 1: BUILDING PREPARATION (SUMMER 2020)

STAGE 2: MODIFIED IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION (FALL 2020)

STAGE 3: ASSEMBLY GATHERINGS & EXTRACURRICULARS (SPRING 2020)

STAGE 4: FULL REOPENING with TRANSITIONAL RESTRICTIONS (FALL 2021)

  • All grades will return to 94th street campus 5 days a week for full day instruction at 100% capacity.
  • Physical distancing of at least 3 feet between students in classrooms to the extent possible.
  • Communal areas designated for eating and aerobic activities will maintain a 6’ social distance while students or faculty are maskless.
  • Afterschool activities for students will resume within occupancy limits and under current K-12 guidance.

STAGE 5: FULL REOPENING (TBD)

In-Person Instruction Plans

Space Planning Guidelines

General Safety Guidelines

Additional Resources

For Immediate Assistance

New York State Coronavirus Health Hotline

CUNY Information