IS 141-The Steinway

Parent Corner - October 30, 2020

NYC Department of Education Announcements

Choose Your Learning Preference - Remote or Blended Learning

Families have the option of choosing to have their child attend school solely through remote learning at any time. Families who have previously chosen remote only learning will have the opportunity to opt into blended learning for the remainder of the school year between November 2 and November 15. In-person learning will begin during the weeks of November 30 and December 7 for students opting in for the blended learning model. Schools will contact parents on the schedule based on programming and space capacity.


Save the Date - Parent Teacher Conferences

Please save the dates for Parent Teacher Conferences for middle schools in November. Details will be forthcoming.


  • November 18 - Evening Conferences
  • November 19 - Afternoon Conferences


Early Dismissal of Students on November 19 - 11:00 a.m.

Interpretation services will be available.

Remote Learning Devices

NYC has purchased an additional 100,000 LTE-enabled iPads for the DOE to distribute to schools for remote and blended learning. Families who still need a device should fill out the Remote Learning Device (RLD) Request Form as soon as possible.


Need technical support? Please visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/ipads-and-laptops/technical-support-for-familiestroubleshooting or call # 718-935-5100.

iPad Repairs and Replacement Procedures

If a family’s centrally-loaned iPad is damaged or not functioning properly, the device should be returned to the main office for the school point-of-contact for technology (SPOC), who handles tech issues in the school. That staff member should open a Help Desk ticket to have the iPad device replaced or repaired.

Learning Bridges

The Learning Bridges program provides free childcare options for parents of students in grades 3-K through 8, on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. The Learning Bridges childcare is only available to students who are registered for blended learning, and is only available on the days that students are scheduled for remote learning. The Learning Bridges program for IS 141 is operated by HANAC, a community-based organization, under contract with Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). To apply, please visit https://prek4all.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ac4kZNaIMaixbc9

Pandemic-EBT Card

If you have not received a P-EBT food benefit for your child, please contact New York State using one of the following:

  • State P-EBT Contact Form - Click here to complete the contact form.
  • NY State P-EBT Helpline: 1-833-452-0096 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

2020-2021 School Family Guide

The School Re-Opening 2020–21 Family Guide provides some information on what that teaching and learning will look like this school year. You will find universal expectations for how our schools will support every single student every single school day—whether they are participating in fully remote or blended learning.

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

The New COVID-19 Hotline! - Video Here

Got COVID-19 questions? New York City has answers. Introducing the new COVID-19 hotline. Call 212-COVID19 seven days a week from 9AM-9PM for all your questions about NYC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic


COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families: This DOE info sheet includes helpful articles, resources, and activities for supporting student and adult wellness. COVID-19-specific articles and social-emotional resources for families are posted on the DOE Crisis page.


COVID-19 Consent Forms on NYSCA Video - This video shows you how to complete the COVID-19 consent form on the NYC Schools Account.


NYC Well: Free, confidential mental-health services are available 24/7 in over 200 languages. Support is available by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting "WELL" to 65173, or via online chat at nyc.gov/nycwell.


Help Now NYC: Employment resources, food assistance, health and medical assistance, emotional support and spiritual care are available through Help Now NYC.

A Note from the Parent Coordinator - Parent Workshop on Time Management

I regret that the parent workshop on time management did not materialize this week.

Ms. Walker-Wilson, Community Educator, Dial-A-Teacher, was delayed from an earlier presentation that she was hosting. Please be assured that I will set up another presentation on this important topic in the near future.

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