This is our regular update following the reopening of NYC schools for Thursday, December 17th, 2020.

Here's the latest:

The city’s public schools will be open for in-person learning Friday, December 18th, after students went remote for classes Thursday—thanks to the snowstorm that dropped almost a foot of powdery fluff in parts of the five boroughs.

The schools that will reopen Friday are the 3K, elementary, and District 75 schools allowed to open earlier this month under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to prioritize in-person learning for the youngest and most vulnerable students.

All grab-and-go meal services will resume Friday as well.

However, the reopening won’t apply to the 119 school buildings currently in the midst of a 14-day closure due to COVID-19 cases in the school community, following the Department of Education’s protocols.

De Blasio’s announcement that snow days would no longer be a rite of passage for New York City school kids was defied by at least a few children who were spotted sledding at area parks Thursday morning: