March 2022 - John Dewey High School
A Message from Your Principal
Dear Dewey Family,
For this month, we should commit ourselves to action, and in the words of Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right”.
“Focus is critical to your success in business and also in life…there is something powerful about laserlike focus. Having simple, clearly defined goals can cut through the fog like a beacon in the night.”
In our continued work and commitment to our monthly 212 challenges, for the month of March, Focus will be the attribute that we reflect.
Invest an extra hour of study each week in the course that interests you knowing that parts of it may become a piece of your life’s work. By the end of the year, you’ll have added the equivalent of one full workweek of dedicated study in your area of interest. This activity alone will put you far in front of the pack of those who only do what’s required of them.
Choose to focus without distraction on something twice more each day and create more than seven hundred opportunities each year for better results…Give a few extra hours each month to your cause, church, or group of choice…When working out, complete an additional repetition in your exercise because you know the big results are driven by the final repetitions, not the first…Eliminate thirty minutes of television or surfing each day and get back more than 180 hours each year for something more important of fun.
Be sure to look out for the QR codes around the building and in your classes to share and celebrate just how you meet this month’s challenge. As always, I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Remember that Focus is what 212ers DEW!
Mrs. Heather Adelle, Principal
March 2022 Important Dates
UPDATE ON MASKS IN SCHOOLS
UPDATE: face coverings will be optional on school grounds for students in kindergarten through grade 12 beginning Monday, March 7, 2022.
To maintain the safety of our staff and students, we will continue to practice strict COVID-19 protocols, including increased ventilation, a daily health screening, and test kit distribution. Mask-wearing will become optional indoors, outside, and on school buses. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask may continue to do so, and your child may request a mask from their school if they need one.
The indoor mask mandate is still active for LYFE, EarlyLearn (Infants & Toddlers), 3-K, Pre-K, and 4410 classrooms. Children two years old and older, and all staff in these classrooms, must continue to wear a face covering indoors. Since children under the age of five are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine, face coverings remain our strongest defense against COVID-19 for our youngest learners.
In addition, any staff member or student in grades Kindergarten or higher returning on Day 6 following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or after having COVID-19 symptoms without testing is still required to wear a well-fitting mask at all times on school property through Day 10.
Masks are strongly recommended for any staff member or student who knows they have been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous 10 days. Mask wearing is still required in medical rooms and nurses’ offices, as well as in School Based Health Centers.
Social Distancing: There are no requirements for social distancing in public spaces, including classrooms, cafeterias, and auditoriums.
Visitor Policy: Visitors are still required to show proof of vaccination and complete the daily health screening before entering a DOE building.
Vaccination: As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all our students. Make an appointment for vaccination at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you.
Women's History Month
Click Here or the Photo below to take a Virtual Gallery Walk of some inspiring Women in History. Students will also be able to take part in the Gallery Walk available for viewing on the 3rd Floor of our school.
#SELday March 11th!
The third annual International SEL Day is March 11, 2022!
SEL Day is an opportunity to collectively spread the word about the importance and impact of social emotional learning. Working together, we can raise awareness for SEL, bring on new SEL stakeholders, create artifacts that demonstrate SEL in action, share SEL best practices… and more!
Finding common ground, pursuing common good: SEL Day 2022 will give people around the world the opportunity to showcase the SEL skills they use to build relationships and support their communities.
NHS Movie Night!
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH THEE DIASPORA
MOCK AP Exam Schedule
Legal Recruiting | The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office
The High School Internship is an educational experience that pairs students with Assistant District Attorneys, offering an insider's view of the inner working of one of the largest DA's offices in the country. Selected students will be assigned to a unit within the DA's office and learn about the work of Assistant District Attorneys and other members of the DA's staff.
Dewey Medical Explorer's Club UFT Article
John Dewey High School Teacher Ms. Sarah Howell & her students were featured in a UFT Article last month. Students of color’s Rx for success highlighting Dewey's student led Dewey Medical Explorer's Club! Supporting career and academic pathways for all students. Check it out below!
Students of color's Rx for success
Students in the premedical academy at John Dewey HS in Brooklyn came up with the idea to start a club to help students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented in the field, pursue their interests in medicine and, with the help of teacher Sarah Howell, it got off the ground during remote learning.
The Dewey Dance Ensemble Winter Showcase
Come see Peter and the Starcatcher!
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
In accordance with the Department of Education, High School Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 2:50 PM and 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Parent Teacher Conference meetings will be done via telephone, and there will be no in person conferences.
Please click this link to register for appointments:
Please follow the instructions in the form.
Please take the time to fill out all information in the form.
You will receive phone calls in the time frame in which you will be available. Teachers will call you using a Google Voice phone number, or as an unknown number (using *67 to block their personal phone number). We ask that you provide an accurate phone number.
Double check the phone number that you enter is correct before submitting the form.
Finally, make sure to answer your phone when you see an unfamiliar phone number during the time you have selected on March 16th.
We are working hard to make the Parent Teacher Conference process as smooth as possible. Once again, there will be NO IN-PERSON Parent Teacher Conferences, as per NYCDOE policy.
There will be a special schedule on Wednesday, March 16th. Students will follow the following schedule:
Period 1 – 8:05 – 8:54
Period 2 – 8:59 – 9:48
Period 3 – 9:53 – 10:42
Period 9 – 10:47 – 11:36
A grab and go lunch will be provided as students exit the building.
Please continue to monitor your child’s progress using Pupil Path. If you have not registered for Pupil Path, please email Mr. Antonucci at JAntonucci@johndeweyhighschool.org, to request registration information.
It is important that we work together to support your child through their high school experience and meet to discuss their successes, their challenges and to continue working to support their needs. The form will close on Friday, March 11th, 2022, at 11:59 PM, so that we can ensure a scheduled conference with your child's teachers. Our teachers look forward to speaking with you.
We thank you for your patience.
March 23rd PSAT/SAT School Day
ONLY IF your child is in grade 10 or 11, you should have received an email letting you know that SAT School Day will take place on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022.
All 10th grade students will take the PSAT exam, and all 11th grade students will take the SAT exam, free of charge.
Also, all 9th grade students will be taking a Mock Science Regents exam.
Seniors will have a special field day schedule.
The special schedule for SAT School Day, including exam invitations, will be provided soon via email.
JDHS Art Club Presents Sip & Paint
March Madness Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game
March PTA Meeting
Student Voter Registration Week March 7th–11th, 2022
Civics Week will take place from March 7-11. During Civics Week, schools across the city will celebrate youth voice, civic empowerment, and the importance of registering to vote, as part of the Civics for All initiative.
One of the goals of Civics Week is to get students to understand that their voice matters and that they can create change as active participants in their community.
Students who are U.S. citizens and are 16 or older on the day that they register will be given the opportunity to register during school.
Click Here or the Photo Below for More Information!
Mindfulness/Social Emotional Group at John Dewey High School
EVERY TUESDAY IN PERSON
PERIOD 4,5,6 & 7
OR VIRTUALLY USING LINK BELOW:
- Do you want to practice focusing to improve your grades?
- Do you want less stress in your life?
- Do you want to have more fulfilling relationships?
- Do you want to heal your mind/body?
- Or just have a quiet space to take a minute?
Then join us with an open mind. All are welcome!!!
Class of 2022 Upcoming Events
Dear Dewey Senior,
If you do not wish for your Senior Portrait to be displayed outside, please fill out this Google Form and check the box in order to OPT OUT.
OPT OUT means you do not wish for your photo to be displayed outside the school building. The deadline for this form is Friday, March 11, 2022 at 4PM.
Ms. Kathy Kong
Senior Advisor / Coordinator of Student Activities
Extra Academic Help
JDHS After School Clubs
For Help with Applying to College and Financial Aid
Visit The College Office - Room 113
Ms. Linda Mazzola - LMazzola@johndeweyhighschool.org
Ms. Stephanie Wolkoff - SWolkoff@johndeweyhighschool.org
College application & FAFSA Workshops
Tuesday & Friday - Periods 5&8 Room 307 - Periods 6&7 Room 373
SAT Help Wednesday & Friday @ 3:00 p.m. Room 273 or 373
College Essay Help - Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 3:00 Room 357
Dewey Birthday Shout-Outs!
Adult Education School 6 at John Dewey High School
Adult Education School 6 at John Dewey High School - Interest Form
***You must live in New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx). ***You must be 21 years old or older.
Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.
Every year, we ask all families and teachers and staff in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12 to take the survey. The survey gives school leaders a better understanding of what you and other members of your school community think about your school. The information collected by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of your school community about how to make your school a better place to learn.
The majority of the survey is aligned to six elements of the DOE's Framework for Great Schools which helps increase student achievement.
John Dewey High Schools Social Emotional Hub
Bringing access to our school community to support social emotional learning, community building, resilience and self advocacy.
Change is the one guarantee we have in life. No matter what... we are in this together! We at John Dewey High School proudly present our Virtual Mindfulness Room. No matter what you are experiencing right now, you are not alone. We want you to know that your thoughts and feelings are valid and we are here for you.
Take a moment each day to examine your experience, and remember, like all else, this shall pass, too. We are one school all in it together.
NYC Schools Account
- Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account. (Open external You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.
Supports for Multilingual Learners:
NYC Public Schools Speak Your Language!