Coronavirus Updates

Please read the important COVID-19 announcements below.

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2020-21 School Year Re-Entry Plan

Access the Parent/Guardian version of Inwood Academy's Re-entry Plan for the 2020-21 School year

Virtual Information Sessions

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 @ 5pm - All Grades
Monday, August 17, 2020 @ 2pm - Middle School
Monday, August 17, 2020 @ 3pm - High School

If you cannot make any of these meetings, please email your questions with your child's grade to

May 27, 2021, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

Since March 2020, our worlds have been turned upside down. We have had to respond to the pandemic in ways that have felt superhuman at times. I have spoken to many of you over the last year and I have heard your concerns and your fears. You have mourned for those you’ve lost and you’ve developed resiliency and coping skills you never thought you’d need. You have expressed how hard it is to parent and how much your children have missed being with their peers and their teachers. The key to making it through this tough year has been the partnership between the school and the family. We will continue to work hard to ensure that we remain in consistent communication with you as we transition back to in-person learning. Read more...

April 14, 2021, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

Remote Instruction will continue for all students. Student schedules include more live/synchronous instruction for students... Read more.

March 15, 2021, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

We are so excited to announce that our school has partnered with NYC to become a short-term vaccine hub for our community. It’s an honor to provide this opportunity to our community almost exactly a year after the start of the pandemic. With the CDC’s updated guidance on fully vaccinated individuals and small gatherings, soon we will be able to have in-person gatherings as a community! Read more.

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February 2, 2021, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

Please click here to read important updates and additions to re-entry plan Phase 3 (January 25th - TBD).

November 13, 2020, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

We have been closely monitoring the data related to COVID-19 as the health and safety of our community remains our priority. We have seen the significant upward trend in positivity rate in our neighborhood as well as the city-wide rates. Currently, the seven-day rolling average remains below 3%, but we know that these numbers are changing quickly. With this in mind, we have decided on the following... (Read more.)

October 1, 2020, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

We wanted to take a moment to update you on our instructional plan for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Our goal in August was to provide families with in-person instruction by October in a hybrid format. While our ultimate goal is to have students in the building, we realized that many families were deciding to keep their children home. We have decided to stay in a completely remote environment through the end of December with a goal to get students in the building by January. The Family Support Center will continue to remain open which provides in-person support for virtual learning. Students are able to come to the building and have capable adults support their virtual learning experience. (Read more.)

September 5, 2020, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am honored to begin my 6th year as principal of the middle school, and my 11th year at Inwood Academy. This year is filled with many uncertainties, but also so much possibility. We have worked hard this summer as a staff to create the highest quality academic and cultural environment, whether online or in-person, for your child(ren). We have appreciated your partnership and ideas and we’ve worked together to shape this school year into an enjoyable and enriching experience for everyone in our community. We’re excited to participate in even more live instruction this year, with interactive classes and even labs! (Read more.)

September 3, 2020, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year! As we get ready for school this fall I can certainly say, this is a new way to start our school year! Our team has been hard at work this summer talking about all the possibilities for this coming school year- and navigating these uncertain times.

We’re excited to have students back with us remotely starting on September 10th and 11th. As we get started online this year a few things will be different, we ask that you PLEASE attend Orientation for your student’s grade to hear all about how we’ll be teaching and learning this fall. (Read more.)

August 13, 2020, Announcement

Dear IAL Family,

Now that Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio have officially announced the ability to physically return to school, we have reviewed our plan and have decided to phase our reentry process in order to better monitor the infection rate and plan for the safest possible return. With this new approach, all students will begin with remote instruction. (Read more.)


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