District 27

Family Newsletter

FAMILY UPDATE - APRIL 12, 2021

New York City Community School District 27

Community Superintendent Jennifer Carreón


Website: http://www.district27nyc.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/District27NYC

Email: District27@schools.nyc.gov


Queen's South Borough Citywide Office (QSBCO)

https://queenssouth.strongschools.nyc/


District 27 Family Engagement Calendar

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OeMNczyZHCeghgyyEMHz2K1uTyRTsJr7dt3Jscc-ccE/edit?usp=sharing

District 27 Information Sheet

Remote Learning helpful links and resources for families.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hh5WlKBRoyd46fqNFeMOSoI42HOaqQl7/view?usp=sharing

2020-2021 District 27 Family Empowerment Calendar

Please continue to visit our Virtual Family Engagement Calendar for virtual family events, workshops, and community meetings in our district

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OeMNczyZHCeghgyyEMHz2K1uTyRTsJr7dt3Jscc-ccE/edit?usp=sharing

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DOE Family Updates

New Blended Learning Opt-in Window

  • New Opt-in Window for Blended Learning: Wednesday, March 24 through Friday, April 9.

  • Families can Opt-in by filling out the Learning Preference Survey https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference or by calling 311.

  • Students in 3-K, Pre-K, and grades K-5, including students in District 75, who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return to buildings in April. Students in grades 6-12 who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return at a later date, and we will communicate more details as soon as possible.

  • Families must submit the consent form for random COVID-19 testing by the first day their child begins in-person learning via their New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) https://mystudent.nyc/

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

DOE Health Screening

All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.

https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

3-K for All programs will be available in all 32 NYC school districts this fall!

Starting this fall, the City will expand to offer 3-K to as many families as possible in the remaining sixteen school districts.

  • In school districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 19, 23, 27, 31, and 32, there is a 3-K seat for every three-year-old.
  • In school districts 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30, we will offer 3-K seats to as many families as possible.
  • Families across the city can still apply to programs in any district, and your child has priority to attend 3-K for All programs in the district where they live. Families can find out their school district by calling 311 or visiting schools.nyc.gov/Find-a-School).
  • Additionally, each district will continue to offer Extended Day/Year 3-K programs to families who qualify based on income and needs.
Sign up for the 3-K admissions email list. We'll let you know when new programs are added to the application, send you updates, tips, and reminders throughout the process.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/3k

NYS Grades 3–8 ELA/Math Exams Updates

In a typical year, New York State Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams and the Grades 4 and 8 Science exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building.



Assessments will be administered in-person at your child’s school to students who would like to participate. Schools will conduct outreach to all families on whether you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exams so that schools can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all our students. The 2021 Student Participation Guide includes helpful information to help answer questions about this spring’s tests in Grades 3-8.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/testing


Testing Update

The State exams will be administered within the following dates:

🔹English Language Arts | Grades 3-8: April 19–29, 2021

🔹Mathematics | Grades 3-8: May 3–14, 2021

🔹Science | Grades 4-8: June 7–11, 2021

*Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr.



Whether your child is learning in-person or remotely, if you want your child to take State tests, please notify your school. If you do not wish to have your child take the tests, you do not have to take any action. State exams, for Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science, will not be administered remotely.

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FAMILY UPDATE - MARCH 29TH, 2021

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Schools Closed for Spring recess

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2, 2021

Messages for Families

Important Admissions Updates

Early Childhood:

  • The pre-K application deadline is April 7.

  • The 3-K application deadline has been extended to May 28.

Welcome to Admissions for Early Childhood Education!

2021- 2022 Gifted and Talented

This year, for children applying to enter programs in fall 2021, Gifted & Talented (G&T) offers will be made differently than in previous years.

  • We will not be administering a G&T test.
  • Instead, families and educators will help identify students for accelerated learning.

Who Can Participate:

  • For families with children entering first, second, and third grades in fall 2021: Offers to G&T programs will be made to children from last year's G&T waitlists. The DOE will not be accepting new applications for these seats.
  • All families with children born in 2016 who live in New York City—including those who have temporarily relocated due to the COVID-19 pandemic—can participate in G&T admissions.

Current Program or DOE Questionnaire:

  • For children currently enrolled in pre-K programs: Once you have applied, educators from your family’s pre-K school or program will then complete a questionnaire to determine if your child is eligible to apply for a G&T seat.
  • For children NOT enrolled in pre-K programs: Once you have applied, the DOE’s Early Childhood Team will complete this questionnaire based on a short remote interview.


Starting March 8, you can submit a Gifted & Talented application for your child. You can apply to up to 12 programs on your child's application. There will be two ways to apply: online with MySchools or through a Family Welcome Center.


For more information, please visit the DOE's website schools.nyc.gov/gt and for questions, email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

CCEC Elections: Candidate Forums Information Sessions

Candidate Forums are organized by the district and borough Presidents’ Councils, in collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE). They are an opportunity for candidates to meet and speak with the parents who will be voting for them. For the 2021 elections, due to ongoing pandemic conditions, all candidate forums will be held on a virtual meeting platform rather than in person.


For the first time voting is open to parents of all students. To vote parents will need to have an NYC Schools Account that has all of their students registered. If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, or need assistance registering your children to your existing account, please contact your Parent Coordinator or Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) for assistance.

Voting will be from May 1 to May 11.

Visit Education Councils for more information.

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WIDEOPENSCHOOL & NYC DOE

The NYC Department of Education (DOE) and Wide Open School (WOS) share a belief that online learning resources are an essential component of student learning in the modern classroom and complement teacher instruction. This exciting DOE and WOS partnership provides a distance learning site where families and students may access a variety of high-quality, academic enrichment and support resources.


Through the site, students are able to complete free self-guided learning activities, and parents, caregivers, and teachers can find the advice and support they seek about distance and hybrid learning. With content curated by Common Sense and an easy-to-use experience designed and built by Amplify, students and families can find resources all in one place.

https://nycschools.wideopenschool.org/

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Summer Arts Institute (SAI)

Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a free, virtual, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2021 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). For 2021, this intensive program will be held virtually, Monday-Friday from 9 am-12 pm. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects. Students participate in one of the following studios: Dance, Instrumental Music, Moving Image, Strings Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts or Vocal Music. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, arts organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides each student in developing an artistic point of view and developing a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university, a conservatory or professional work. The daily schedule will include studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form. Time is dedicated to rehearsals, viewing professional performances and online arts galleries and exploring careers. TO APPLY: Visit https://www.cvent.com/d/3jqjyf

Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio. AUDITION AND PROGRAM DATES Program Dates: July 5 – July 30, 2021 Student Application Period: February 25, 2021 – March 22, 2021 Student Auditions: Auditions will be submitted virtually between February 25 - March 29 SAI Confirmations/Regret: no later than May 11 TO APPLY: Visit https://www.cvent.com/d/3jqjyf APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021

Beyond Access Series

The Beyond Access Series is presented by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support. The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/special-education/family-resources/beyond-access-series

Register for Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions:

March 30
Keep it Moving! Energizers and Calming for the Whole Family


March 31
Family Teamwork

March 31
An Overview for Families on Inclusive Preschool Options (Spanish)

DREAM-SHSI Program

The DREAM Specialized High School Institute (SHSI) is launching its application for eligible seventh-grade students. The DREAM-SHSI program provides free test preparation for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT); the program will start in the summer of 2021 and continue into the fall. The application deadline for students is April 9. Applications will also be mailed directly to students’ homes.
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IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Translated versions in all the DOE’s nine commonly translated languages, which will be ready by next week.

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

6 ways to establish a productive homework routine

6 ways to make homework more manageable and valuable, whether your child is in elementary school, middle, or high school.

https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/6-ways-to-establish-a-productive-homework-routine/?utm_source=newsletter_gbg_6&utm_medium=email&utm_content=031721.4

Applications are Open for the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program - Deadline to Apply is April 23rd

New York City young people between the ages of 14 and 21 can apply through April 23 for the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The initiative, which was launched in 1963, returns this year after the all-virtual SYEP Summer Bridge 2020 was created to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic last summer. Beginning on July 6, the six-week program will offer SYEP participants the opportunity to explore their interests and career pathways, build workplace skills, and engage in learning experiences that help develop their social, civic and leadership skills. By participating in structured project- and work-based opportunities, NYC youth are better prepared for careers of the future and to help the City recover in the months and years to come.

For more information and applications, please visit the Summer Youth Employment Program website.

American Museum of Natural History Family Series

The Scientist Is In: The World According to Pteropods

What do pteropods do all day?

Geologist Rosie Oakes will introduce us to the world of pteropods–tiny ocean creatures that migrate more than 650 feet (200 meters) every day from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Find out about the function of these fascinating critters within the larger ocean ecosystem, as well as their daily struggles as they fight predators, currents, and pollution in order to survive, in this family-friendly presentation.

How to Watch:

Join the Facebook watch party on Thursday, March 25, at 2 pm ET, or view on:

https://www.amnh.org/calendar/pteropods

Free Online Kids Cooking Classes

Common Threads Cooking for Life is offering free virtual on demand nutrition lessons for elementary school students across the country. Learn more and register here.

Whether you are a parent trying to make virtual learning work for your child, a neighbor looking to help the families in your neighborhood, a teacher that is looking to provide your students with interactive ways to learn at home, or a district in the midst of in-person, virtual, or hybrid teaching models, Common Threads is dedicated to supporting our communities in whatever environment they are in. This free course is currently available nationwide for 3rd-5th grade students.

Students will self-navigate through 9 lessons using Nearpod.

National Cyber Scholarship Program

The National Cyber Scholarship program gives students the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in college scholarships to support cybersecurity training. Every high school student in America can register for free access to CyberStart America. The 2021 Competition will take place fully online April 5-6, 2021. To learn more and to register, visit the CyberStart America website.

Family Update - March 15th, 2021

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New York City Department of Education Chancellor Meisha Porter

Meisha Porter is Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the largest school system in the nation. Appointed on March 15, 2021, she is the first Black woman to lead the education of the system’s 1 million students in over 1,800 schools. A lifelong New Yorker and product of the City’s public schools, Chancellor Porter has climbed every rung of the DOE’s professional ladder over nearly 25 years: community coordinator, English teacher, assistant principal, principal, district superintendent, and Bronx executive superintendent before ascending to Chancellor. Under her leadership in her most recent position, graduation rate increases in the Bronx outpaced the gains of other boroughs. Her vast experience in the system makes her the ideal leader to advance us toward fully reopening our buildings to all students while accelerating progress toward equity and excellence for all.

Chancellor Porter’s lifelong journey through the New York City public school system has steeped her in the myriad complexities, challenges, and opportunities across the City’s vast educational landscape. Just as her own local public education enabled her to achieve success, she is driven by the mission of enabling all students to realize their dreams.

Born in Far Rockaway and raised in Jamaica, Queens, Porter graduated from Queens Vocational and Technical High School before enrolling in Hunter College. She started her career as a youth organizer in Highbridge, then helped to conceptualize and launch the creation of the Bronx School for Law, Government, and Justice, the first Urban Assembly school. That was where she served 18 years as community coordinator, English teacher, assistant principal, and ultimately principal.

Porter then spent three years as Superintendent of Bronx District 11, which includes neighborhoods that span the North Bronx. In 2018, she was promoted to Bronx Executive Superintendent since 2018, leading the entire borough’s 361 schools, the New Visions Affinity schools and 235,000 students across community school districts 7 through 12.

A recipient of the National Association of Negro Women’s Sojourner Truth Award, Porter has been a Columbia University Cahn fellow and an Aspen Institute fellow. She has taught at CUNY as an adjunct professor and participated in the Harvard University National Institute for Urban School Leaders and is a member of the Fordham University – Carnegie Foundation iLead team.

Porter received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hunter College, concentrating in Cross Cultural Literature and Black and Puerto Rican Studies. She later received her Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Mercy College and completed her School District Leader certification through the NYC Advanced Leadership Institute. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at Fordham University.

Return to School

Blended learning students in grades 9-12 return to buildings beginning 03/22

Messages for Families

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Family Engagement Session 2/25/21

Trauma-Informed Care, Mental Health and Free Resources for Families Featuring: Rachelle Lewis, Director for Student Services, Queens South NYCDOE Borough Office Anthony Akinduro, The Family Assessment Program

Important Admissions Updates

Early Childhood:

  • The pre-K application deadline is April 7.

  • The 3-K application deadline is April 30.

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2021- 2022 Gifted and Talented

This year, for children applying to enter programs in fall 2021, Gifted & Talented (G&T) offers will be made differently than in previous years.

  • We will not be administering a G&T test.
  • Instead, families and educators will help identify students for accelerated learning.

Who Can Participate:

  • For families with children entering first, second, and third grades in fall 2021: Offers to G&T programs will be made to children from last year's G&T waitlists. The DOE will not be accepting new applications for these seats.
  • All families with children born in 2016 who live in New York City—including those who have temporarily relocated due to the COVID-19 pandemic—can participate in G&T admissions.

Current Program or DOE Questionnaire:

  • For children currently enrolled in pre-K programs: Once you have applied, educators from your family’s pre-K school or program will then complete a questionnaire to determine if your child is eligible to apply for a G&T seat.
  • For children NOT enrolled in pre-K programs: Once you have applied, the DOE’s Early Childhood Team will complete this questionnaire based on a short remote interview.


Starting March 8, you can submit a Gifted & Talented application for your child. You can apply to up to 12 programs on your child's application. There will be two ways to apply: online with MySchools or through a Family Welcome Center.


For more information, please visit the DOE's website schools.nyc.gov/gt and for questions, email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

Gifted and Talented Information Sessions

This month, you can join The Gifted & Talented Admissions Team for a virtual Gifted & Talented Information Session to learn more! At each event, they will share an admissions presentation and there will also be a chance to ask questions and get answers to your questions:


Session will be offered on the following dates:


Thursday, March 18 from 6 - 7 pm | Interpretation in Arabic, Urdu, Haitian Creole

Tuesday, March 23 from 6 - 7 pm | Interpretation in Russian, Korean, French

Thursday, March 25 from 6 - 7 pm | Interpretation in Bangla, Mandarin, Spanish,


You can find these dates, times, interpretation information for specific sessions and more updates on the DOE website at schools.nyc.gov/GT

CCEC Elections: Candidate Forums Information Sessions

Candidate Forums are organized by the district and borough Presidents’ Councils, in collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE). They are an opportunity for candidates to meet and speak with the parents who will be voting for them. For the 2021 elections, due to ongoing pandemic conditions, all candidate forums will be held on a virtual meeting platform rather than in person.


For the first time voting is open to parents of all students. To vote parents will need to have an NYC Schools Account that has all of their students registered. If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, or need assistance registering your children to your existing account, please contact your Parent Coordinator or Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) for assistance.

Voting will be from May 1 to May 11.

Visit Education Councils for more information.

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CEC 27 March Meeting Notice

CEC 27 Calendar and Business Meeting - March 15, 2021

Time: Mar 15, 2021 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/82601038138?pwd=T0tkMDk1bFlKM29YeEJMRWZXdGtrdz09

Meeting ID: 826 0103 8138

Passcode: 576268

District 27 President's Council March Meeting

Election season is here! Join us to learn how to run your virtual elections.

Understand the difference between technical host and election chair. Don’t forget, you need a note taker!We are available to attend your election meeting and provide any support you need. We will also be holding an expedited election for the position of Recording Secretary. If you have specific questions you would like addressed during the meeting, feel free to email us ahead of time so we can be sure to have the answer for you. All board members and Parent Coordinators are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Date: Monday, March 22, 2021

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: ZOOM https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/88234509648?pwd=N25mSUhieGlBNVVNZFRCNEYvZjBRQT09


Meeting ID: 882 3450 9648

Passcode: 140887


One tap mobile

+19292056099,,88234509648#,,,,*140887# US (New York)


Dial by your location

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

WIDEOPENSCHOOL & NYC DOE

The NYC Department of Education (DOE) and Wide Open School (WOS) share a belief that online learning resources are an essential component of student learning in the modern classroom and complement teacher instruction. This exciting DOE and WOS partnership provides a distance learning site where families and students may access a variety of high-quality, academic enrichment and support resources.


Through the site, students are able to complete free self-guided learning activities, and parents, caregivers, and teachers can find the advice and support they seek about distance and hybrid learning. With content curated by Common Sense and an easy-to-use experience designed and built by Amplify, students and families can find resources all in one place.

https://nycschools.wideopenschool.org/

Summer Arts Institute (SAI)

Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a free, virtual, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2021 (students currently in grades 7 through 11). For 2021, this intensive program will be held virtually, Monday-Friday from 9 am-12 pm. Summer Arts Institute is administered by the NYCDOE’s Office of Arts and Special Projects. Students participate in one of the following studios: Dance, Instrumental Music, Moving Image, Strings Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts or Vocal Music. The program is designed for students at an intermediate or advanced level of study in their discipline. Summer Arts Institute offers a unique opportunity for students to work with DOE arts specialists, arts organizations, and guest artists. This experienced team guides each student in developing an artistic point of view and developing a portfolio or audition skills for their next level of study: an arts-focused high school, college/university, a conservatory or professional work. The daily schedule will include studio work and experiences with professional artists. In the studios, students develop and improve their technical skills and creative expression in their art form. Time is dedicated to rehearsals, viewing professional performances and online arts galleries and exploring careers. TO APPLY: Visit https://www.cvent.com/d/3jqjyf

Admission to the Summer Arts Institute is by application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio. AUDITION AND PROGRAM DATES Program Dates: July 5 – July 30, 2021 Student Application Period: February 25, 2021 – March 22, 2021 Student Auditions: Auditions will be submitted virtually between February 25 - March 29 SAI Confirmations/Regret: no later than May 11 TO APPLY: Visit https://www.cvent.com/d/3jqjyf APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021

Beyond Access Series

The Beyond Access Series is presented by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support. The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/special-education/family-resources/beyond-access-series

Register for Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions:

March 16
Explaining Death to Children – Why We Should have the Conversation and what they Need to Understand

  • Presenter: David J Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Register for the March 16 event

March 18
An Overview for Families: Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool (English)

DREAM-SHSI Program

The DREAM Specialized High School Institute (SHSI) is launching its application for eligible seventh-grade students. The DREAM-SHSI program provides free test preparation for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT); the program will start in the summer of 2021 and continue into the fall. The application deadline for students is April 9. Applications will also be mailed directly to students’ homes.

Webinar for Latino High School Students

The conference by Webinar will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. It is also a great opportunity for our students to connect with other high school students from NY state and other parts of the country. The first 100 students that register will receive a gift for their participation.

Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1-3PM ET

Please register at: tiny.cc/GlowUp2021

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IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Translated versions in all the DOE’s nine commonly translated languages, which will be ready by next week.

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

American Museum of Natural History Family Series

The Scientist Is In: Green Thumb:

Do you have what it takes to start your own garden?

Explore some of the most intriguing plants that live in ecosystems around you with botanist Donald McClelland in this family-friendly program. Then, watch a special showcase where you'll learn how to plant your own garden and create life right in your own home! Whether it’s herbs and vegetables for eating, or flowers to admire and decorate your space, you can find out all about how to create botanical life in this special green event.

How to Watch:

Join the Facebook watch party on Thursday, March 11, at 2 pm ET, or view on:

https://www.amnh.org/calendar/green-thumb


The Scientist Is In: The World According to Pteropods

What do pteropods do all day?

Geologist Rosie Oakes will introduce us to the world of pteropods–tiny ocean creatures that migrate more than 650 feet (200 meters) every day from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Find out about the function of these fascinating critters within the larger ocean ecosystem, as well as their daily struggles as they fight predators, currents, and pollution in order to survive, in this family-friendly presentation.

How to Watch:

Join the Facebook watch party on Thursday, March 25, at 2 pm ET, or view on:

https://www.amnh.org/calendar/pteropods

Free Online Kids Cooking Classes

Common Threads Cooking for Life is offering free virtual on demand nutrition lessons for elementary school students across the country. Learn more and register here.


Whether you are a parent trying to make virtual learning work for your child, a neighbor looking to help the families in your neighborhood, a teacher that is looking to provide your students with interactive ways to learn at home, or a district in the midst of in-person, virtual, or hybrid teaching models, Common Threads is dedicated to supporting our communities in whatever environment they are in. This free course is currently available nationwide for 3rd-5th grade students.


Students will self-navigate through 9 lessons using Nearpod.

National Cyber Scholarship Program

The National Cyber Scholarship program gives students the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in college scholarships to support cybersecurity training. Every high school student in America can register for free access to CyberStart America. The 2021 Competition will take place fully online April 5-6, 2021. To learn more and to register, visit the CyberStart America website.

Family Update - March 1st, 2021

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Important Admissions Updates

Early Childhood:

  • The pre-K application deadline is April 7.

  • The 3-K application deadline is April 30.


High School:

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 1, 2021.

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 1, 2021 to audition for LaGuardia High School programs.

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2021- 2022 Gifted and Talented

This year, for children applying to enter programs in fall 2021, Gifted & Talented (G&T) offers will be made differently than in previous years.

  • We will not be administering a G&T test.
  • Instead, families and educators will help identify students for accelerated learning.

Who Can Participate:

  • For families with children entering first, second, and third grades in fall 2021: Offers to G&T programs will be made to children from last year's G&T waitlists. The DOE will not be accepting new applications for these seats.
  • All families with children born in 2016 who live in New York City—including those who have temporarily relocated due to the COVID-19 pandemic—can participate in G&T admissions.

Current Program or DOE Questionnaire:

  • For children currently enrolled in pre-K programs: Once you have applied, educators from your family’s pre-K school or program will then complete a questionnaire to determine if your child is eligible to apply for a G&T seat.
  • For children NOT enrolled in pre-K programs: Once you have applied, the DOE’s Early Childhood Team will complete this questionnaire based on a short remote interview.


Starting March 8, you can submit a Gifted & Talented application for your child. You can apply to up to 12 programs on your child's application. There will be two ways to apply: online with MySchools or through a Family Welcome Center.


For more information, please visit the DOE's website schools.nyc.gov/gt and for questions, email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.

Education Council Application EXTENDED to March 4, 2021

Run for a Seat on a Council

Elections 2021: Run. Serve. Lead.

Apply Now to run for a seat on an Education Council!

This year, in order to submit an application, you will need an NYC Schools Account with all your children attending DOE schools registered to it.

If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, or need assistance registering your children to your existing account, please contact your Parent Coordinator or Family Leadership Coordinator (FLC) for assistance.

Visit Education Councils for more information.

Find out about Community & Citywide Education Councils and how to get involved!


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 4, 2021

Building a Successful Family Toolkit

District 27 Family Engagement Session Video January 28, 2021 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n6oFDhdhrZFXzSZVA98X69qdKgAZPL-B/view?usp=sharing

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IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Translated versions in all the DOE’s nine commonly translated languages, which will be ready by next week.

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

El Museo Del Barrio

ESTAMOS BIEN - LA TRIENAL 20/21
Virtual Opening Celebration

Friday, March 12 | 6pm - 7:30pm

FREE | To RSVP, click here.

To celebrate the debut of ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, El Museo del Barrio will host a virtual opening featuring an exhibition tour by the Trienal Curatorial Team of Rodrigo Moura, Susanna V. Temkin, and Elia Alba. The celebration will also include a conversation with participating artists Carolina Caycedo, Yelaine Rodriguez, and Joey Terrill.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
El Museo del Barrio presents ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21, the museum’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art featuring more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Curated by El Museo del Barrio’s Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura and Curator Susanna V. Temkin, along with New York-based and former (S) Files artist Elia Alba as Guest Curator, the exhibition addresses how identity and structural racism; migration, displacement; climate and ecological justice are classified in the context of the current and ongoing global pandemic, as it relates to Latinx populations.

American Museum of Natural History Family Series

The Scientist Is In: Green Thumb:

Do you have what it takes to start your own garden?

Explore some of the most intriguing plants that live in ecosystems around you with botanist Donald McClelland in this family-friendly program. Then, watch a special showcase where you'll learn how to plant your own garden and create life right in your own home! Whether it’s herbs and vegetables for eating, or flowers to admire and decorate your space, you can find out all about how to create botanical life in this special green event.

How to Watch:

Join the Facebook watch party on Thursday, March 11, at 2 pm ET, or view on:

https://www.amnh.org/calendar/green-thumb


The Scientist Is In: The World According to Pteropods

What do pteropods do all day?

Geologist Rosie Oakes will introduce us to the world of pteropods–tiny ocean creatures that migrate more than 650 feet (200 meters) every day from the surface to the bottom of the sea. Find out about the function of these fascinating critters within the larger ocean ecosystem, as well as their daily struggles as they fight predators, currents, and pollution in order to survive, in this family-friendly presentation.

How to Watch:

Join the Facebook watch party on Thursday, March 25, at 2 pm ET, or view on:

https://www.amnh.org/calendar/pteropods

Free Online Kids Cooking Classes

Common Threads Cooking for Life is offering free virtual on demand nutrition lessons for elementary school students across the country. Learn more and register here.


Whether you are a parent trying to make virtual learning work for your child, a neighbor looking to help the families in your neighborhood, a teacher that is looking to provide your students with interactive ways to learn at home, or a district in the midst of in-person, virtual, or hybrid teaching models, Common Threads is dedicated to supporting our communities in whatever environment they are in. This free course is currently available nationwide for 3rd-5th grade students. Students will self-navigate through 9 lessons using Nearpod.

Family Update - February 15th, 2021

Building a Successful Family Toolkit

District 27 Family Engagement Session Video January 28, 2021 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n6oFDhdhrZFXzSZVA98X69qdKgAZPL-B/view?usp=sharing

Important Admissions Updates

Early Childhood:

  • The pre-K application will open on February 24, and the deadline to apply is April 7.

  • The 3-K application will open on February 24, and the deadline to apply is April 30.

Middle School:

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 23, 2021.

High School:

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 1, 2021.

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 1, 2021 to audition for LaGuardia High School programs.

Middle School Updates: Return to In-Person Learning

  • In-Person Staff Report - February 24th

  • All blended learning students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will return to in-person learning on Thursday, February 25.

  • All schools will have 20% of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis.

  • All students who have not already done so are required to provide consent for testing by their first scheduled in-person learning day in order to learn in person.

  • Families are encouraged to submit consent through your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc prior to their child’s first day of in-person learning.

  • Learning Preference and In-Person Schedule

  • Attendance - Blended in-person students are required to attend on a consistent basis. If not, students transition to fully remote.

  • Travel Advisory and Quarantine

Family Update - February 1st, 2021

School Closing

All NYC public school buildings will be closed February 1-2, all instruction will take place remotely. Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public school buildings are closed Monday, February 2, 2021 and will remain closed through Tuesday, February 2, 2021. All instruction will take place remotely for all students in 3K-12 including District 75, adult education, and YABC programs.

  • Learning Bridges and Learning Labs, and after-school programs are cancelled tomorrow.
  • Food distribution sites are closed.
  • For safety reasons, yellow bus service for charter and non-public school students will not operate tomorrow.

Important updates from Superintendent Jennifer Carreón

  • February 12, 2021, schools closed will be closed for Lunar New Year
  • February 15 - February 19th, 2021, schools closed for Midwinter Recess (includes Presidents’ Day and Lincoln’s Birthday)

Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

The DOE invites all students in grades 6–12, parents and guardians of students in grades 3-K–12, and teachers to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey.

The goals of the survey are to:

  • provide timely and actionable feedback to schools and field teams to improve both remote and in-person learning experiences, and
  • assist in planning for the spring semester.

The survey is open from Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/fall-2020-school-experience-survey


Survey for Queens Families: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/nycdoe/Queens%20Family/surveys?language=en

Survey for Queens Students:

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/nycdoe/Queens/surveys?language=en

Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

Chancellor Carranza's January 22, 2021: Update for Families

2021 Middle School admissions

The application for students entering middle school in fall 2021 is open, and the deadline to apply is February 9, 2021. You can apply to up to 12 programs with your child's middle school application. This year, DOE public middle schools will not use academic records, auditions, or other screens or assessments to evaluate or admit students. Screening will be paused for 2021 admissions, meaning for students applying to middle schools this winter and entering middle school in fall 2021.

  • If a school has more applicants than available seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and randomly assigned numbers (a lottery).
  • We will initiate further talks with school communities to help inform the use of screens for future years.

Please set up your MySchools account to apply.


Please visit our Middle School Admissions video series to guide you through the Middle School process. https://vimeo.com/showcase/7780026

Virtual Elementary Admissions Event

Learn about 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten admissions. Find out what to expect and how to apply. All New York City families are welcome to attend.

  • Learn about pre-K programs with MySchools.
  • If you missed the virtual Elementary Admissions Events in December and January, a recording will be available with captions in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Korean, Haitian Creole, Spanish, Russian and Urdu.
  • Sign up for the pre-K admissions email list. We'll send you pre-K admissions updates, tips, and key date reminders.

Need a pre-K placement now?

Email ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov for assistance in finding a program with an available seat near you.

2021 High School Admissions Update

  • The application for students entering high school in fall 2021 is open, and the deadline to apply is February 23, 2021. You can apply to 12 programs with your personalized high school application.
  • Register for LaGuardia High School Auditions. The deadline to register is February 23.

  • Geographic (location-based) admissions priorities for high schools will be phased out over the next two years. This means that, after next year, the location of a student’s home cannot alone determine their chances of getting into a certain school.
    • District priorities for high school admissions will be permanently eliminated this year.
    • All other geographic priorities—like borough residence requirements—will be eliminated next year.
  • Screened high school programs can use the following criteria this year to rank applicants: a combination of 2018-2019 state test scores, previous years' grades, and/or other measures. You can find any program's academic screening criteria on their MySchools page, in the Admissions Factors section.

Please set up your MySchools account to apply.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

Virtual High School Admissions Events!

Office of Student Enrollment is hosting two kinds of virtual events to share information about high school admissions in New York City. Click here to register for any event(s) you’d like to attend—dates and times are listed below and at the link.

Please join us for:

  • Virtual High School Admissions Information Sessions. At each of these events, we’ll walk you through how to apply to high school, including any changes due to COVID-19, how to build your application, and how to participate in Specialized High Schools admissions. After the presentation, we will respond to your questions.
    • January 15, 1pm to 2pm
  • Virtual Arts High School Fairs. Interested in applying to audition programs? At these online events you can learn about audition requirements for each discipline, the audition process for this year, and how to use MySchools and the Virtual Audition Submission Tool (VAST). Additionally, this is a chance to meet representatives from NYC’s audition schools, including LaGuardia High School. At the end of the event, school and DOE staff will respond to your questions. Please note that schools from different boroughs will showcase their programs on different days.
    • February 2, 4pm to 6pm, featuring Queens audition programs | Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Mandarin, Bangla
    • February 4, 6pm to 8pm, featuring Manhattan and Bronx audition programs | Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Mandarin, Bangla

The day before the event, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link to the virtual event(s) you registered for—when the event starts, click this link to join.

Please check our website for the most current list of dates and language supports for events.

2021 Community Education Council (CEC) Elections

Presidents Council February Meeting Notice

February Meeting Notice

Date: Monday, February 22, 2020

Time: 5:00 P.M.

Location: ZOOM

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/88234509648?pwd=N25mSUhieGlBNVVNZFRCNEYvZjBRQT09


Meeting ID: 882 3450 9648

Passcode: 140887


One tap mobile

+19292056099,,88234509648#,,,,*140887# US (New York)


Dial by your location

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Find out what the Presidents Council is and how they can support you in running your PA/PTA. We will also host a PA/PTA training regarding forming a nominating committee and their role in the upcoming Spring elections. All board members and Parent Coordinators are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Translated versions in all the DOE’s nine commonly translated languages, which will be ready by next week.

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

Virtual open house for Waterside School for Leadership (MS318)

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

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Black History Month Poetry Contest

In honor of Black History Month, The BlaQue Resource Network is offering middle school students (5th-8th Grade) an opportunity to compete in our 1st Annual Black History Month Poetry Contest. The top 10 poets will have an opportunity to read their poem during a BlaQue History Month Celebration and the top 3 youth poets will earn a prize.

Contest Details:


  • Contest is open to all children ages 11-14 or in 5th to 8th grade.
  • You must be Black Queens resident and a family member in your household must be a member of the Black Resource Network.
  • You can only submit one entry per person.
  • Written entries must have no less than 3 lines long. Poem must be original work by the person entering the contest.
  • All entries will be judged by a panel of local educators and authors.
  • The 1st 30 registered poets will be entered into the contest.
  • The top 10 poets will be selected to perform at our BlaQue History Month.
The winning poet will receive $250. Contest begins on January 13, 2021 and ends on Feb. 12, 2021 at 5pm.

email: blaqueresourcenetwork@gmail.com

Facebook: The BlaQue Resource Network

Instagram: blaque_resource_network

National Cyber Scholarship Program

The National Cyber Scholarship program gives students the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in college scholarships to support cybersecurity training. Every high school student in America can register for free access to CyberStart America. The 2021 Competition will take place fully online April 5-6, 2021. To learn more and to register, visit the CyberStart America website.

El Museo Del Barrio - COQUÍ CLUB | I Love Saturdays y Domingos

Saturday, February 6, 2021 | 11am - 11:45 am

FREE | To RSVP, click here.


Hola Coquí's! El Museo is excited to bring Coquí Club, our bilingual program for our tiniest visitors, into your casita. Join us as we explore the gift of culture and traditions amongst families in the dual language book, I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada and Elivia Savadier. Be sure to bring your Coquí crowns and get ready to have fun! Recommended for children ages 1-5.

Queens Historical Society

Virtual Exhibition Opening

Capturing Queens: Percy Loomis Sperr and Frederick J. Weber

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
Price: FREE!!! (RSVP at the link provided)
*Please note: This is a virtual program held via Zoom.

This exhibition highlights the work of two prominent photographers of Queens, Percy Loomis Sperr (1840- 1964) and Frederic J. Weber (1881-1967).
The exhibition displays a group of photographs specifically depicting Queens’ colonial homesteads and Victorian mansions, farm and marsh landscape, and urban settings, many of which sadly do not exist anymore. His work has become a living record of what Queens County looked like before it was transformed into how we know and experience it today. The images are startling and breathtaking. Though there is a documentary perspective and intention, the photographs can also be analyzed through their atmospheric, and expressive qualities as well as their emphasis on pictorial composition and sensitivity towards light and shadow. This will be the first time that they will be presented through an artistic lens with the hope of bringing Sperr into consideration within the field of fine art.
*After February 13, the exhibit will be available for in-person view on Tuesdays and Saturdays with limited capacity. Entry is by advance timed ticket only! Click HERE to book your in-person visit. Masks are required for indoor and outdoor tours of the property. Visitors will be required to fill out a COVID19 questionnaire before their visit.
Co-curated by Daniela Addamo and Jason Antos

Join the Virtual Exhibition Opening

Family Update - January 15th, 2021

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2021 Middle School admissions

The middle school application for students entering middle school in fall 2021 is now open. This year, DOE public middle schools will not use academic records, auditions, or other screens or assessments to evaluate or admit students. Screening will be paused for 2021 admissions, meaning for students applying to middle schools this winter and entering middle school in fall 2021.

  • If a school has more applicants than available seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and randomly assigned numbers (a lottery).
  • We will initiate further talks with school communities to help inform the use of screens for future years.

Please set up your MySchools account to apply.


Please visit our Middle School Admissions video series to guide you through the Middle School process. https://vimeo.com/showcase/7780026

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Virtual Elementary Admissions Event

Learn about 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten admissions. Find out what to expect and how to apply. All New York City families are welcome to attend.

Sessions will be held on:

· Wednesday, January 6 at 6pm

· Thursday, January 7 at 6pm (Spanish only)

· Tuesday, January 12 at 2pm

Click here to register—please register for just one event. When you register, be sure to indicate your language preference; interpretation services will be provided according to demand.

We are here to support you throughout the admissions process! If you have questions, you can:

· Call us at 718-935-2009 or

· Email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov

2021 Kindergarten Application Period Open

Beginning Thursday, December 10th, children born in 2016 can apply to kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

All families should participate in kindergarten admissions, including children currently attending pre-K, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students with accessibility needs.

MySchools.nyc includes an online directory tool that allows families to explore program choices, save programs of interest and submit their application, all on the same site.

Families can apply to Kindergarten in two ways, online at MySchools and over the phone by calling 718-935-2009.

2021 High School Admissions Update

  • The high school application and enrollment process this year, will open the week of January 18.
  • Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions ends on January 15, 2021. Learn more on our Specialized High Schools page
  • Geographic (location-based) admissions priorities for high schools will be phased out over the next two years. This means that, after next year, the location of a student’s home cannot alone determine their chances of getting into a certain school.
    • District priorities for high school admissions will be permanently eliminated this year.
    • All other geographic priorities—like borough residence requirements—will be eliminated next year.
  • Screened high school programs can use the following criteria this year to rank applicants: a combination of 2018-2019 state test scores, previous years' grades, and/or other measures. You can find any program's academic screening criteria on their MySchools page, in the Admissions Factors section.

Please set up your MySchools account to apply.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

Virtual High School Admissions Events!

Office of Student Enrollment is hosting two kinds of virtual events to share information about high school admissions in New York City. Click here to register for any event(s) you’d like to attend—dates and times are listed below and at the link.

Please join us for:

  • Virtual High School Admissions Information Sessions. At each of these events, we’ll walk you through how to apply to high school, including any changes due to COVID-19, how to build your application, and how to participate in Specialized High Schools admissions. After the presentation, we will respond to your questions.
    • January 15, 1pm to 2pm
  • Virtual Arts High School Fairs. Interested in applying to audition programs? At these online events you can learn about audition requirements for each discipline, the audition process for this year, and how to use MySchools and the Virtual Audition Submission Tool (VAST). Additionally, this is a chance to meet representatives from NYC’s audition schools, including LaGuardia High School. At the end of the event, school and DOE staff will respond to your questions. Please note that schools from different boroughs will showcase their programs on different days.
    • January 21, 1pm to 3pm, featuring Manhattan and Bronx audition programs | Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Mandarin, French
    • January 25, 5pm to 7pm, featuring Brooklyn and Staten Island audition programs| Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Mandarin, Russian
    • February 2, 4pm to 6pm, featuring Queens audition programs | Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Mandarin, Bangla
    • February 4, 6pm to 8pm, featuring Manhattan and Bronx audition programs | Interpretation will be provided in: Spanish, Mandarin, Bangla


The day before the event, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link to the virtual event(s) you registered for—when the event starts, click this link to join.


Please check our website for the most current list of dates and language supports for events.

Brooklyn South & Queens South Day of Mindfulness for Students, Families, and Educators.

We are proud to present the very first Brooklyn South & Queens South Day of Mindfulness for Students, Families, and Educators. The 45-minute event will feature three practices on conscious breathing, chair yoga and movement, and a closing meditation practice.


These practices are designed to help both students and adults foster skills to reduce anxiety, develop stress-resilience, and cultivate clarity and calm.

The information for the event is below.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LINK TO THE LIVESTREAM EVENT.

(Tuesday January 19th, 2021, 12:30pm-1:15pm)


Facilitators: Mauriciere DeGovia, Stu Chasabenis, Natasha Eastman

Producers: Rachelle Lewis, Lian Robinson, Janine DaSilva


This event is brought to you by The Brooklyn South Borough Office, Queens South Borough Offices, & YMTPP.

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IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Translated versions in all the DOE’s nine commonly translated languages, which will be ready by next week.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

Community Education Council 27 Quarterly Meeting

CEC 27 Quarterly PA/PTA on January 25, 2021


  • 6:00PM (Parent Q & A) Calendar Meeting
  • 6:30 PM “Agenda” Superintendent’s Report CEC Election Update presented by FACE Resolution for CEC 27 Budget Modification
  • Business Meeting - 7:30 PM


Join Zoom Meeting https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/88962941861?pwd=bmtOcGcrUjlvWGZFd0VVRGh2VGJCZz09


Meeting ID: 889 6294 1861

Passcode: 894134

Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

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Black History Month Poetry Contest

In honor of Black History Month, The BlaQue Resource Network is offering middle school students (5th-8th Grade) an opportunity to compete in our 1st Annual Black History Month Poetry Contest. The top 10 poets will have an opportunity to read their poem during a BlaQue History Month Celebration and the top 3 youth poets will earn a prize.

Contest Details:


  • Contest is open to all children ages 11-14 or in 5th to 8th grade.
  • You must be Black Queens resident and a family member in your household must be a member of the Black Resource Network.
  • You can only submit one entry per person.
  • Written entries must have no less than 3 lines long. Poem must be original work by the person entering the contest.
  • All entries will be judged by a panel of local educators and authors.
  • The 1st 30 registered poets will be entered into the contest.
  • The top 10 poets will be selected to perform at our BlaQue History Month.
The winning poet will receive $250. Contest begins on January 13, 2021 and ends on Feb. 12, 2021 at 5pm.


email: blaqueresourcenetwork@gmail.com

Facebook: The BlaQue Resource Network

Instagram: blaque_resource_network

Weekly Family Update - December 21st - December 25th

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Updates from Superintendent Jennifer CarreónAmbert

  • As announced by Chancellor Carranza on November 29,

    Students in grades 3K-5 will return to in-person learning beginning on Monday, December 7. Students in grades 1-5 must submit a COVID consent form to attend in person instruction. Students in grades 6 through 12 (outside of District 75 schools) will continue to learn remotely until further notice.


The Following schools will remain closed for in-person learning and are expected to reopen on 1/4/20. Families should regularly view the school’s parent platform for additional updates.


  • 27Q114

  • 27Q223

  • 27Q232

  • 27Q333

  • 27Q377


Schools will be closed from December 24–January 1 for winter recess. We would like to wish you Happy Holidays and a happy New Year!

Virtual Elementary Admissions Event

Learn about 3-K, pre-K, and kindergarten admissions. Find out what to expect and how to apply. All New York City families are welcome to attend.

Sessions will be held on:

· Wednesday, January 6 at 6pm

· Thursday, January 7 at 6pm (Spanish only)

· Tuesday, January 12 at 2pm

Click here to register—please register for just one event. When you register, be sure to indicate your language preference; interpretation services will be provided according to demand.

We are here to support you throughout the admissions process! If you have questions, you can:

· Call us at 718-935-2009 or

· Email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov

2021 Kindergarten Application Period Open

Beginning Thursday, December 10th, children born in 2016 can apply to kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 19, 2021. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

All families should participate in kindergarten admissions, including children currently attending pre-K, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students with accessibility needs.

MySchools.nyc includes an online directory tool that allows families to explore program choices, save programs of interest and submit their application, all on the same site.

Families can apply to Kindergarten in two ways, online at MySchools and over the phone by calling 718-935-2009.

2021 Middle School admissions

The middle school application for students entering middle school in fall 2021 will open the week of January 11. This year, DOE public middle schools will not use academic records, auditions, or other screens or assessments to evaluate or admit students. Screening will be paused for 2021 admissions, meaning for students applying to middle schools this winter and entering middle school in fall 2021.

  • If a school has more applicants than available seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and randomly assigned numbers (a lottery).
  • We will initiate further talks with school communities to help inform the use of screens for future years.

Please set up your MySchools account to apply.


Please visit our Middle School Admissions video series to guide you through the Middle School process. https://vimeo.com/showcase/7780026

2021 High School Admissions Update

  • The high school application and enrollment process this year, will open the week of January 18.
  • Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions opens on December 21, 2020. Learn more on our Specialized High Schools page
  • Geographic (location-based) admissions priorities for high schools will be phased out over the next two years. This means that, after next year, the location of a student’s home cannot alone determine their chances of getting into a certain school.
    • District priorities for high school admissions will be permanently eliminated this year.
    • All other geographic priorities—like borough residence requirements—will be eliminated next year.
  • Screened high school programs can use the following criteria this year to rank applicants: a combination of 2018-2019 state test scores, previous years' grades, and/or other measures. You can find any program's academic screening criteria on their MySchools page, in the Admissions Factors section.

Please set up your MySchools account to apply.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in English, Spanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Translated versions in all the DOE’s nine commonly translated languages, which will be ready by next week.

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Extended Grace Period for remote only student vaccinations

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has further extended the grace period to obtain all required vaccinations for students who have opted for fully remote learning to January 11 (from December 11). Please note that for remote-only students, the January 11 deadline supersedes all previous immunization compliance deadlines.

By January 11, students exclusively engaged in remote learning must submit proof to their school that they have obtained all required vaccinations, if they have not already done so.

Please note that this guidance does not change the requirement for all blended and in-person learning students to obtain vaccinations to attend school; this deadline extension is for remote-only students to show proof of immunization compliance.

Workshop to Support Remote Learning with Spanish-Speaking Families

The DOE, in partnership with Ramapo for Children, is offering “Celebrar & Elevar,” a workshop in Spanish about strategies for families to strengthen their connection when they are learning remotely. Participants may register for any of these sessions here: https://rb.gy/l9jzej.

Families may attend any the following session:

· January 6, from 5:30-6:30PM

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

Holiday Fun at the Met Opera

Free Met Opera 5-Day Family Holiday Festival

Thursday, December 17 through Monday, December 21

During this festive time of year, the Met Opera is presenting a series of virtual workshops to guide kids and families through Hansel and Gretel, a wickedly entertaining, English language adaptation of the classic fairy tale.

All workshops will be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.

Visit www.metopera.org/family to learn more and register.

Big Apple Awards

2020 Nominations are Now Open!

Nominate your favorite teacher for Big Apple Award. We are now accepting nominations for the Big Apple Awards! Nominations for teachers and college and career counselors will be accepted through January 10, 2021.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/big-apple-awards

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

The New York State Office of Information Technology Services NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest is open to all students in New York State. This is a great opportunity to talk to your children about being safe while on the Internet and while using computers and mobile devices. The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and Special Education. Entries must be received by December 18, 2020.

National Cyber Scholarship Program

The National Cyber Scholarship program gives students the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in college scholarships to support cybersecurity training. Every high school student in America can register for free access to CyberStart America. The 2021 Competition will take place fully online April 5-6, 2021. To learn more and to register, visit the CyberStart America website.

Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt

Register for Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt
Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Maggie Lisman
The Virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. The interactive field trip aims to inspire the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and help participants learn how to create change. The free program is held virtually via Zoom Monday-Friday starting at 10:00am or 1:00pm. Learn more and register.

Weekly Family Update - November 30th - December 4th

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Updates from Superintendent Jennifer CarreónAmbert

  • As announced by Chancellor Carranza on November 29,

    Students in grades 3K-5 will return to in-person learning beginning on Monday, December 7. Students in grades 1-5 must submit a COVID consent form to attend in person instruction.


    Students in grades 6 through 12 (outside of District 75 schools) will continue to learn remotely until further notice.


  • 27Q097 will remain closed for in-person learning and is expected to reopen on 12/14. Families should regularly view the school’s parent platform for additional updates.

Chancellor's Message for Families November 29, 2020: Re-opening School Buildings

District 27 Family Engagement Session

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The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is offering a series of conversational-English classes for New York City families. During these three sessions, families will practice their English-language conversational skills, learn about the free city services available to all New Yorkers, and connect with other families across the city. This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support, education, and workers’ rights.

The sessions will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m., on December 2, 9, and 16 via Zoom.

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

Big Apple Awards

2020 Nominations are Now Open!

Nominate your favorite teacher for Big Apple Award. We are now accepting nominations for the Big Apple Awards! Nominations for teachers and college and career counselors will be accepted through January 10, 2021.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/big-apple-awards

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

The New York State Office of Information Technology Services NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest is open to all students in New York State. This is a great opportunity to talk to your children about being safe while on the Internet and while using computers and mobile devices. The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and Special Education. Entries must be received by December 18, 2020.
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National Cyber Scholarship Program

The National Cyber Scholarship program gives students the opportunity to compete for millions of dollars in college scholarships to support cybersecurity training. Every high school student in America can register for free access to CyberStart America. The 2021 Competition will take place fully online April 5-6, 2021. To learn more and to register, visit the CyberStart America website.

Apoyando a los niños en duelo (Taller GRATIS) Free Workshop in Spanish

Diseñado para padres, tutores, y familiares adultos, este taller fomenta aumentar la comprensión y conexión para los adultos que cuidan a un/a joven en duelo. Consejeros con experiencia con el duelo compartirán información sobre las reacciones de duelo comunes, comprensión de la muerte, y el afrontamiento, en adición a repasar estrategias útiles de cómo cuidar a los niños.

https://nylife.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uGYQZOd6QwOO3zRIw4kD2Q

Dec 10, 2020 02:00 PM

Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt

Register for Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt
Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Maggie Lisman
The Virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. The interactive field trip aims to inspire the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and help participants learn how to create change. The free program is held virtually via Zoom Monday-Friday starting at 10:00am or 1:00pm. Learn more and register.
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Weekly Family Update - November 23- November 27

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Updates from Superintendent Jennifer CarreónAmbert

  • NYC Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020.


  • As of November 19, 2020, all school buildings are closed until further notice, and all students are learning remotely 5 days a week. School buildings will need to close if New York City meets the following criteria: the percent of positive tests in New York City is equal to or greater than 3% using a 7-day rolling average. If we cross this threshold, school buildings will close, and all students will transition to full-time remote learning for a minimum of two weeks.
    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update


  • The following schools in D27 will remain closed for in-person learning within Superintendent CarreónAmbert’s portfolio:

    27Q053, 27Q062, 27Q202, 27Q210, 27Q254, 27Q319. Families from these schools should regularly view their school’s parent platform for additional updates.

District 27 Family Engagement Session

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January 2021 Regents Examinations Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other State assessment programs.

http://www.nysed.gov/news/2020/january-2021-regents-examinations-cancelled-due-ongoing-pandemic

Regents Examination Exemptions

To ensure students are not adversely impacted by the cancellation of the exams, the Department will ask the Board of Regents to adopt emergency regulations pertaining to the assessment requirements that students must meet in order to earn diplomas, credentials and endorsements. Under the proposed emergency regulations, students who are planning to take one or more Regents Examinations during the January 2021 examination period at the conclusion of a course of study or make up program shall be exempt from the requirements pertaining to passing such Regents Examination to be issued a diploma. To qualify for the exemption, the student must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a course of study that would ordinarily culminate in the taking of a January 2021 Regents Examination and earn credit for such course of study by the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year; or
  • Between September 1, 2020 and the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, successfully complete a make-up program for the purpose of earning course credit; or
  • Be preparing to take a required Regents Examination to graduate at the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

High School Admissions Update

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

· The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

· Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

· Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

Sign up for our high school admissions email list and we'll notify you when the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

*High Schools Admissions Information Sessions previously announced are now postponed until further notice.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

NYC DOE Parent University

The DOE’s new Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families, from early childhood through adulthood, as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Big Apple Awards

2020 Nominations are Now Open!

Nominate your favorite teacher for Big Apple Award. We are now accepting nominations for the Big Apple Awards! Nominations for teachers and college and career counselors will be accepted through January 10, 2021.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/big-apple-awards

Social-Emotional Wellness During COVID-19: Caring for Ourselves and One Another Parent & Family Resource

The New York City Department of Education cares deeply about the social-emotional health and wellbeing of NYCDOE’s children and families. We recognize that the sharing of information about COVID-19, and the resulting school closures, will have a significant impact on each of us. Increased stress and anxiety are common responses to the coronavirus outbreak. The resources below can support you and your family through this challenging time. In addition to resources for stress management, there are helpful strategies and resources for proactively developing your child’s social and emotional skills.

Please visit the link below for resources:


  • Strategies for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19
  • Resources for Coping with Stress & Anxiety
  • At-Home Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness



https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/parent-and-family-covid-sel-resource-doe.pdf

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

Offer of Free Internet from Service Providers

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

· Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.

· Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.

· For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.


For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit our website. There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:


· All branches of the New York Public Library

· Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

· LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Apoyando a los niños en duelo (Taller GRATIS) Free Workshop in Spanish

Diseñado para padres, tutores, y familiares adultos, este taller fomenta aumentar la comprensión y conexión para los adultos que cuidan a un/a joven en duelo. Consejeros con experiencia con el duelo compartirán información sobre las reacciones de duelo comunes, comprensión de la muerte, y el afrontamiento, en adición a repasar estrategias útiles de cómo cuidar a los niños.

https://nylife.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uGYQZOd6QwOO3zRIw4kD2Q

Dec 10, 2020 02:00 PM

WomensActivism.NYC Women Who Inspire Contest

Throughout history, women have always had an impact on our policies and politics. Now, in this election year, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., we’re inviting you to help us collect stories of inspiring women who have made a difference through their activism. By entering stories about inspiring women into the contest, you have a chance to win up to $500 and your submissions will contribute to our goal to collect 20,000 stories of women activists, changemakers, and inspiring women by the close of 2020.

Story submissions will be accepted from Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

For more information, guidelines and to register please click the following link: on.nyc.gov/3kEM1hf.


The contest is sponsored by the New York Archival Society, in connection with WomensActivism.NYC – a crowd-sourced, digital archive spearheaded by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (Municipal Archives) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.


Please reach out to us at womensactivism@records.nyc.gov with any questions.

Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt

Register for Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt
Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Maggie Lisman
The Virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. The interactive field trip aims to inspire the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and help participants learn how to create change. The free program is held virtually via Zoom Monday-Friday starting at 10:00am or 1:00pm. Learn more and register.

Weekly Family Update - November 16 - November 20

Updates from the Superintendent

  • The following schools in D27 will remain closed for in-person learning within Superintendent CarreónAmbert’s portfolio: 27Q062, 27Q114, 27Q282. (27Q114 will remain closed until November 20, 2020)

Blended Learning Opt-In Period: November 2 – 15, 2020

Choose Your Learning Preference for the 2020-2021 School Year

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. Complete the Learning Preference survey. Beginning on November 2, families who previously chose remote only learning will be able to opt into blended/in-person learning for the remainder of this school year using this survey. Students who change from remote to blended will begin in-person between the weeks of November 30 and December 7, and will be informed by their school their start date and schedule. Schools will make every effort to accommodate these requests based on programming and space capacity.

High School/Specialized High School Admissions Informational Sessions Update

High Schools Admissions Information Sessions previously announced are now postponed until further notice.

High School Admissions Update

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

· The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

· Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

· Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

Sign up for our high school admissions email list and we'll notify you when the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION UPDATE

All public and non-public Pre-K to Grade 12 schools must ensure that all students are up to date with all mandatory school vaccinations, regardless whether they are attending school in-person, via remote learning, or a hybrid model. • Public Health Law § 2164 requires each Pre-K through Grade 12 student to satisfy certain vaccination requirements as a condition of attending school. These requirements are listed in the 2020-21 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance.

Fully remote students have until December 11th to be vaccinated.

January 2021 Regents Examinations Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other State assessment programs.

http://www.nysed.gov/news/2020/january-2021-regents-examinations-cancelled-due-ongoing-pandemic

Regents Examination Exemptions

To ensure students are not adversely impacted by the cancellation of the exams, the Department will ask the Board of Regents to adopt emergency regulations pertaining to the assessment requirements that students must meet in order to earn diplomas, credentials and endorsements. Under the proposed emergency regulations, students who are planning to take one or more Regents Examinations during the January 2021 examination period at the conclusion of a course of study or make up program shall be exempt from the requirements pertaining to passing such Regents Examination to be issued a diploma. To qualify for the exemption, the student must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a course of study that would ordinarily culminate in the taking of a January 2021 Regents Examination and earn credit for such course of study by the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year; or
  • Between September 1, 2020 and the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, successfully complete a make-up program for the purpose of earning course credit; or
  • Be preparing to take a required Regents Examination to graduate at the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

District 27 Family Engagement Session

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FACE Citywide Information Sessions for Families

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Social-Emotional Wellness During COVID-19: Caring for Ourselves and One Another Parent & Family Resource

The New York City Department of Education cares deeply about the social-emotional health and wellbeing of NYCDOE’s children and families. We recognize that the sharing of information about COVID-19, and the resulting school closures, will have a significant impact on each of us. Increased stress and anxiety are common responses to the coronavirus outbreak. The resources below can support you and your family through this challenging time. In addition to resources for stress management, there are helpful strategies and resources for proactively developing your child’s social and emotional skills.

Please visit the link below for resources:


  • Strategies for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19
  • Resources for Coping with Stress & Anxiety
  • At-Home Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness



https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/parent-and-family-covid-sel-resource-doe.pdf

WomensActivism.NYC Women Who Inspire Contest

Throughout history, women have always had an impact on our policies and politics. Now, in this election year, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., we’re inviting you to help us collect stories of inspiring women who have made a difference through their activism. By entering stories about inspiring women into the contest, you have a chance to win up to $500 and your submissions will contribute to our goal to collect 20,000 stories of women activists, changemakers, and inspiring women by the close of 2020.

Story submissions will be accepted from Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

For more information, guidelines and to register please click the following link: on.nyc.gov/3kEM1hf.


The contest is sponsored by the New York Archival Society, in connection with WomensActivism.NYC – a crowd-sourced, digital archive spearheaded by the NYC Department of Records and Information Services (Municipal Archives) to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States.


Please reach out to us at womensactivism@records.nyc.gov with any questions.

Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt

Register for Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt
Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Maggie Lisman
The Virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. The interactive field trip aims to inspire the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and help participants learn how to create change. The free program is held virtually via Zoom Monday-Friday starting at 10:00am or 1:00pm. Learn more and register.

Offer of Free Internet from Service Providers

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

· Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.

· Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.

· For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.


For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit our website. There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:


· All branches of the New York Public Library

· Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

· LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

Weekly Family Update - November 9 - November 13

Updates from the Superintendent

  • 27Q114 will remain closed until November 20, 2020.

Blended Learning Opt-In Period: November 2 – 15, 2020

Choose Your Learning Preference for the 2020-2021 School Year

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. Complete the Learning Preference survey. Beginning on November 2, families who previously chose remote only learning will be able to opt into blended/in-person learning for the remainder of this school year using this survey. Students who change from remote to blended will begin in-person between the weeks of November 30 and December 7, and will be informed by their school their start date and schedule. Schools will make every effort to accommodate these requests based on programming and space capacity.

January 2021 Regents Examinations Cancelled Due to Ongoing Pandemic

The January 2021 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. This cancellation applies to all Regents Examinations that had been scheduled for the January 2021 Regents Examination period. No decisions have been made regarding the June and August 2021 administrations of Regents Examinations or any of the other State assessment programs.

http://www.nysed.gov/news/2020/january-2021-regents-examinations-cancelled-due-ongoing-pandemic

Regents Examination Exemptions

To ensure students are not adversely impacted by the cancellation of the exams, the Department will ask the Board of Regents to adopt emergency regulations pertaining to the assessment requirements that students must meet in order to earn diplomas, credentials and endorsements. Under the proposed emergency regulations, students who are planning to take one or more Regents Examinations during the January 2021 examination period at the conclusion of a course of study or make up program shall be exempt from the requirements pertaining to passing such Regents Examination to be issued a diploma. To qualify for the exemption, the student must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a course of study that would ordinarily culminate in the taking of a January 2021 Regents Examination and earn credit for such course of study by the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year; or
  • Between September 1, 2020 and the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year, successfully complete a make-up program for the purpose of earning course credit; or
  • Be preparing to take a required Regents Examination to graduate at the end of the first semester of the 2020-21 school year.

District 27 Family Engagement Session

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FACE Citywide Information Sessions for Families

Chancellor Carranza’s Health and Safety Family Town Hall en Español

Families across the DOE are invited to attend #NYCOfficeHours en Español, the Chancellor’s Spanish-language virtual town hall on health and safety in school buildings, which will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on November 10. The town hall meeting, hosted by Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, will feature Dr. Aaron Miller, executive director of the Family Health Program for New York City Health and Hospitals. They will be providing information and responding to questions from families about COVID-19 testing in schools, ventilation, PPE and cleaning protocols, among other topics. To access #NYCOfficeHours en Español, families should dial 1-800-280-9461. Additional sessions wil be held in the future for families who speak other DOE languages.

State Education Department Launches Parent Dashboard

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) today launched a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access.


The Parent Dashboard provides access to the following school-level data elements:

  • Student Enrollment and Ethnicity
  • Average Class Size
  • School Climate
  • Accountability Status
  • Assessment Results
  • Financial Transparency
  • Graduation Rate
  • College, Career, and Civic Readiness
  • School/District Location and Contact Information

The data on the Parent Dashboard will be updated annually. Additional education data is available on NYSED’s public data website, including detailed data on enrollment, assessments, graduation rates, and much more.

High School Admissions Update

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

· The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

· Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

· Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

Sign up for our high school admissions email list and we'll notify you when the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Social-Emotional Wellness During COVID-19: Caring for Ourselves and One Another Parent & Family Resource

The New York City Department of Education cares deeply about the social-emotional health and wellbeing of NYCDOE’s children and families. We recognize that the sharing of information about COVID-19, and the resulting school closures, will have a significant impact on each of us. Increased stress and anxiety are common responses to the coronavirus outbreak. The resources below can support you and your family through this challenging time. In addition to resources for stress management, there are helpful strategies and resources for proactively developing your child’s social and emotional skills.

Please visit the link below for resources:


  • Strategies for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19
  • Resources for Coping with Stress & Anxiety
  • At-Home Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness



https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/parent-and-family-covid-sel-resource-doe.pdf

Guidance for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather

Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible, while maintaining social distancing. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor produces an effective temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not be a barrier to outdoor play.

Offer of Free Internet from Service Providers

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

· Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.

· Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.

· For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.


For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit our website. There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:


· All branches of the New York Public Library

· Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

· LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt

Register for Virtual Design Field Trips with Cooper Hewitt
Deadline: Ongoing
Event: Ongoing
Contact: Maggie Lisman
The Virtual Design Field Trip experience is a 60-minute program in which K-12 students explore the design process, build connections to Cooper Hewitt’s collection, and foster a deeper understanding of brainstorming techniques and inclusive design. The interactive field trip aims to inspire the next generation of designers to take action in their community, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and help participants learn how to create change. The free program is held virtually via Zoom Monday-Friday starting at 10:00am or 1:00pm. Learn more and register.

Weekly Family Update - November 2 - November 6

Updates from the Chancellor

Blended Learning Opt-In Period: November 2 – 15, 2020

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. Complete the Learning Preference survey. Beginning on November 2, families who previously chose remote only learning will be able to opt into blended/in-person learning for the remainder of this school year using this survey. Students who change from remote to blended will begin in-person between the weeks of November 30 and December 7, and will be informed by their school their start date and schedule. Schools will make every effort to accommodate these requests based on programming and space capacity.

Grading Policy in 2020-21

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  • Student grades will still be based on academic progress and performance, considering students’ entire body of work in each subject. Grades reflect students’ level of understanding and skills in a subject as of a specific point in time.
  • This year, each school selects its own grading scale from among several options. Examples of common grading scales include the 1-4 scale, the numerical scale (100 points), and the alphabetical scale (A-D).
  • Schools’ grading policies will reflect the new ways students complete their work in blended and remote learning models. This means flexibility with assignments, giving students different ways to show what they have learned, and more.
  • Families have flexibility in determining how passing final grades are reflected on student records. This is an option for families who prefer to have their child’s performance reflected more generally (such as “Pass” instead of a numerical grade) as they continue to adapt to blended and remote learning.
  • Additionally, students will not receive failing grades if they have not yet met the learning outcomes for their courses; instead, they will receive another mark (“needs improvement” or “course in progress,” depending on grade level) and will be provided with additional time and support to ensure they can master course concepts and earn credit as appropriate.
  • While students must continue to participate in remote and blended learning each day, attendance will not be a factor in student grades. Attending school, participating in class, and demonstrating understanding are all essential components of student learning, and school communities must make every effort to ensure that students attend school, with a goal of every student, every day.

If your middle or high school student receives a “course in progress” grade, their school will support them in continuing with their learning beyond the end of the term, as appropriate for the grade level and subject area. Teachers will target instruction to the individual needs of each student. Together, this will help your student make progress toward the learning outcomes for their courses. If You Need More Information You should reach out to your child’s teacher or principal for more information about your child’s progress and your school’s expectations and scales for grading. When your child’s school issues report cards, your child’s grades will also appear in your New York City Schools Account (mystudent.nyc). If you do not have a New York City Schools Account, visit www.schools.nyc.gov/nycsa or contact your child’s school for more information.

Updates from the Superintendent

  • 108Q reopened on 11/2 for in-person learning.

District 27 Family Engagement Session

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NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Social-Emotional Wellness During COVID-19: Caring for Ourselves and One Another Parent & Family Resource

The New York City Department of Education cares deeply about the social-emotional health and wellbeing of NYCDOE’s children and families. We recognize that the sharing of information about COVID-19, and the resulting school closures, will have a significant impact on each of us. Increased stress and anxiety are common responses to the coronavirus outbreak. The resources below can support you and your family through this challenging time. In addition to resources for stress management, there are helpful strategies and resources for proactively developing your child’s social and emotional skills.

Please visit the link below for resources:


  • Strategies for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19
  • Resources for Coping with Stress & Anxiety
  • At-Home Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness



https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/parent-and-family-covid-sel-resource-doe.pdf

Guidance for Outdoor Play in Cold Weather

Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible, while maintaining social distancing. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind chill factor produces an effective temperature below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not be a barrier to outdoor play.

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

High School Admissions Update

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

· The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

· Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

· Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

Sign up for our high school admissions email list and we'll notify you when the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

Offer of Free Internet from Service Providers

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

· Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.

· Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.

· For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.


For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit our website. There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:


· All branches of the New York Public Library

· Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

· LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter

Back by popular demand! Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children's event on Tuesday, November 10, at 4:00 pm ET (New York). This wild and wacky event is designed for kindergarteners through third graders and is perfect for the entire family.

Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Weekly Family Update - October 26 - October 30

Updates from the Superintendent

  • As per the Governor and the Mayor, the following schools in D27 have been reopened for in-person learning within Superintendent CarreónAmbert’s portfolio:
    43Q, 53Q, 104Q, 105Q, 106Q, 197Q, 253Q, 282Q, 319Q and 362Q.


  • In addition, 108Q is expected to reopen on 11/2 for in-person learning.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Changes to Guidance on Immunization Requirements for Students in Remote Learning

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has announced that students who are exclusively engaged in remote learning have a grace period until November 11, to obtain all required vaccinations. Note that this guidance does not change the requirement for all students to obtain vaccinations to attend school for blended learning or in-person; this only extends the deadline for remote-only students to show proof of immunization. Students attending in-person who have not demonstrated proof of immunization compliance must be excluded.


By November 11, students exclusively engaged in remote learning must submit proof to their school that they have obtained all required vaccinations, if they have not already done so. Please note that for remote-only students, the November 11 deadline supersedes any previously published immunization compliance deadline.


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/immunizations

Virtual District 27 Family Engagement Session

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NYS Senator James Sanders Jr. Facebook Live Event

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Social-Emotional Wellness During COVID-19: Caring for Ourselves and One Another Parent & Family Resource

The New York City Department of Education cares deeply about the social-emotional health and wellbeing of NYCDOE’s children and families. We recognize that the sharing of information about COVID-19, and the resulting school closures, will have a significant impact on each of us. Increased stress and anxiety are common responses to the coronavirus outbreak. The resources below can support you and your family through this challenging time. In addition to resources for stress management, there are helpful strategies and resources for proactively developing your child’s social and emotional skills.

Please visit the link below for resources:


  • Strategies for Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19
  • Resources for Coping with Stress & Anxiety
  • At-Home Strategies to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/parent-and-family-covid-sel-resource-doe.pdf

Medicaid Consent Form

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) asks that all families of students with disabilities sign a Medicaid Consent Form. This form allows us to access the records (for example: IEP, progress notes) needed for claiming Medicaid reimbursements, as well as to access a family’s Medicaid information if applicable. We work to get this form from all families of students with disabilities, regardless of their individual Medicaid status. The DOE never shares Medicaid eligibility information with schools or service providers, and is committed to providing services per a student’s IEP—whether or not the form is signed.

Once a family has consented and returned the signed Medicaid Consent Form, it is valid for all future years their child is enrolled in the DOE.

Personalized Medicaid Consent Forms can be generated by a student’s school and returned there as well.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/funding/medicaid

Healing-Centered and Trauma-Informed School Support

A collaborative initiative between the Child Mind Institute, the Fund for Public Schools and the New York City Department of Education.

When a child is struggling, the whole family is affected. At the Child Mind Institute we want to help you make good decisions for your kids and navigate the challenges of parenting. We explore the concerns and challenges we hear about most from parents and provide expert guidance on how to respond in the most effective way. And if you have a child who needs support, we offer resources that can help you get the best care for that child and the best outcome for your family.

https://childmind.org/audience/for-families/

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30pm.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

High School Admissions Update

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

· The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

· Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

· Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

Sign up for our high school admissions email list and we'll notify you when the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

Offer of Free Internet from Service Providers

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

· Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.

· Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.

· For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.


For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit our website. There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:


· All branches of the New York Public Library

· Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

· LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Multilingual Monday

#MULTILINGUALMONDAYS for students and families are back! The series will kick off on October 19, with a session on educational rights and resources for immigrant students and families. This hour-long session will be offered by our partner ImmSchools in both English (at 3PM) and Spanish (at 4:30PM).


Tap into your power by learning about your rights as immigrant students and families during COVID-19, including:

  • Educational rights and resources for our immigrant community
  • Information on how to navigate encounters with policing entities including Immigration Custom Enforcement

This session is a safe space for immigrant students and families and will be led by immigrant educators from ImmSchools. All are welcomed.

Join Zoom Meeting


Conozaca sus derechos como estudiantes y familias inmigrantes durante COVID-19:

  • Los derechos educativos los recursos para nuestra comunidad inmigrante
  • El cómo navegar los encuentros con las entidades policiales como la policía o Immigration Custom Enforcement

Esta sesión es un espacio seguro para estudiantes y familias inmigrantes y será dirigida por el equipo inmigrante de ImmSchools. Todos están bienvenidos.

Join Zoom Meeting

5th Annual Sustainability Project Grant to NYC Public Schools

The DOE Office of Sustainability is proud to offer our 5th Annual Sustainability Project Grant to NYC Public Schools!

The DOE is offering schools an opportunity to apply for the annual Sustainability Project Grant, which provides up to $5,000 in funding to support achievable and impactful sustainability projects in their buildings. Principals or a designee can learn about and apply for the grant; the application is open until November 17. The grant focus areas include:

  • Gardens and outdoor learning;
  • Environmental education;
  • Waste and recycling materials;
  • Energy conservation; and
  • Demonstration solar installation.

https://nycdoefacilities.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eajATRrIfrLGyLb

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges


For additional support, please email learningbridges@schools.nyc.gov

Weekly Family Update - October 19 - October 23

Updates from the Superintendent

  • As per the Governor and the Mayor, the following schools in D27 have been closed for in-person learning within Superintendent CarreónAmbert’s portfolio since 10/6:
    43Q, 53Q, 104Q, 105Q, 106Q, 197Q, 253Q, 282Q, 319Q and 362Q. All learning will take place remotely until further notice.
    However, 105Q may expect to reopen later this week. Guidance will be forthcoming. The entire Kappa VI Campus/Far Rockaway Campus, with schools outside of the Superintendent’s portfolio, is impacted as well.

  • In addition, 108Q is closed for in-person learning for the next fourteen days per the Chancellor. All learning will take place remotely. Communication was shared to all families.

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

School Re-opening 2020-2021 Family Guide

The School Re-Opening 2020–21 Family Guide 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.

Use the link below to explore the website and find resources to support your child, and view or print the Family Guide available in the 9 DOE languages:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/family-guide

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 6 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

NYC Schools Account - New updates

New updated features on New York City Schools Accounts include:
  • School Based Testing Consent
  • Adding Students
  • Sharing Access

Please make sure you have signed up for your NYC Schools Account.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account

High School Admissions Update

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

· The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. You will have additional time to apply.

· Registration for Specialized High Schools admissions is not yet open, and no longer closes on October 21, 2020. You will have additional time to register.

· Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

Sign up for our high school admissions email list and we'll notify you when the high school application and Specialized High Schools registration opens! You will also get updates, key date reminders, and tips throughout the admissions process.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school

Offer of Free Internet from Service Providers

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

· Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.

· Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.

· For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.

For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit our website. There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:

· All branches of the New York Public Library

· Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

· LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Virtual District 27 Family Engagement Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, October 22nd

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session with guest speaker

Desiree Carrington, District 27 Administrator for Special Education

Special Evening Hour from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

To schedule a one on one appointment, please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

Multilingual Monday

#MULTILINGUALMONDAYS for students and families are back! The series will kick off on October 19, with a session on educational rights and resources for immigrant students and families. This hour-long session will be offered by our partner ImmSchools in both English (at 3PM) and Spanish (at 4:30PM).


Tap into your power by learning about your rights as immigrant students and families during COVID-19, including:

  • Educational rights and resources for our immigrant community
  • Information on how to navigate encounters with policing entities including Immigration Custom Enforcement

This session is a safe space for immigrant students and families and will be led by immigrant educators from ImmSchools. All are welcomed.

Join Zoom Meeting


Conozaca sus derechos como estudiantes y familias inmigrantes durante COVID-19:

  • Los derechos educativos los recursos para nuestra comunidad inmigrante
  • El cómo navegar los encuentros con las entidades policiales como la policía o Immigration Custom Enforcement

Esta sesión es un espacio seguro para estudiantes y familias inmigrantes y será dirigida por el equipo inmigrante de ImmSchools. Todos están bienvenidos.

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial a Teacher Program

UFT Dial a Teacher is up & running for the school year. K-12 students and their parents or caregivers are invited to call 212-777-3380 or visit the Dial-A-Teacher website Mondays through Thursdays between 4 and 7 p.m. to get free homework help from a licensed teacher.

Many of the teachers are bilingual, so Dial-A-Teacher can assist students and families in 10 languages, including Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

5th Annual Sustainability Project Grant to NYC Public Schools

The DOE Office of Sustainability is proud to offer our 5th Annual Sustainability Project Grant to NYC Public Schools!

The DOE is offering schools an opportunity to apply for the annual Sustainability Project Grant, which provides up to $5,000 in funding to support achievable and impactful sustainability projects in their buildings. Principals or a designee can learn about and apply for the grant; the application is open until November 17. The grant focus areas include:

  • Gardens and outdoor learning;
  • Environmental education;
  • Waste and recycling materials;
  • Energy conservation; and
  • Demonstration solar installation.

https://nycdoefacilities.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eajATRrIfrLGyLb

ABENY - Association of Black Educators of New York Black History Month Essay Contest 2021

Black History Month Essay Contest 2021: "African American Pioneers in Medicine." Please find the guidelines attached. Note that the deadline for schools to email their three entries to sheilahbobo@gmail.com is January 8, 2021. ABENY hopes to select 20 winners, as in the past. A Certificate of Achievement will be emailed to the contact person at each school. Student winners and their parents will also be invited to share their essays at a virtual Black History Month program which is being hosted by ABENY and the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture on Saturday, February 6, from 1 - 2:30

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges


For additional support, please email learningbridges@schools.nyc.gov

Weekly Family Update - October 12 - October 16

Daily Health Screening

All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility, you will be asked to provide the results of your ​​​screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.
https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.


Families are now able to provide consent for their child to be tested using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)


https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Daily COVID Case Map

This map shows all known cases of COVID-19 at New York City public schools. It is updated Sunday through Friday at 5:30 PM

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/daily-covid-case-map

COVID19 Hot Zone Finder Map

New Yorkers should go to nyc.gov/COVIDZone to enter their address and find what zone they live, work, shop, and go to school in.

Virtual District 27 Family Engagement Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, October 15th

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session on

New York City Schools Accounts - NYCSA

Micah Peterson, Deputy Director, Product Management

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

To schedule a one on one appointment, please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

School Metrocards and Other Alternatives

MetroCards

Your school will provide student MetroCards to students engaged in blended learning to travel to and from school. Some parents who must accompany students traveling for in-person blended learning are eligible for a MetroCard as well. Eligible adults are:

  • parents/caregivers of pre-K–6 busing students
  • parents/guardians of families in temporary housing.

When using public transportation, students will be expected to follow the same social distancing and face covering protocols as all New Yorkers.

Transportation Alternatives

Reimbursement will be available for families with special circumstances whose children are eligible for curb-to-school bus service, cannot use public transportation via MetroCard, and are awaiting bus service. For more information, speak with your school or email
TransportationReimbursement@schools.nyc.gov.

Food Services

Thursday 10/1 and beyond:

In-school meal service available to all students attending school in person

Takeout meal service available for remote students – at 1100 buildings with in-person students (sites can be found via DOE locator)

200+ community meals locations open 3:00PM-5:00PM (sites can be found via GetFoodNYC locator)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges


For additional support, please email learningbridges@schools.nyc.gov

PPE and Face Coverings

The mandatory use of face coverings while on NYCDOE property must be enforced for all individuals, including staff, students, and essential visitors, (please see link below for exceptions). NYCDOE will communicate, educate, and reinforce the required wearing face coverings with families engaged as full partners in this process.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/health-and-safety-plan

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

Weekly Family Update - October 5 - October 9

Daily Health Screening

All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility, you will be asked to provide the results of your ​​​screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.
https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID TESTING

We strongly encourage families of all students participating in-person learning to provide consent. The more students that participate, the better our ability will be to monitor COVID-19 transmission in our school communities. This testing is essential to keeping your child and your child’s school community safe and healthy, and ensuring the school building can stay open and in-person learning can continue.

You and your child always have the right to refuse testing. Families who do not provide consent may be required to participate in remote-only learning.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

Immunization Requirements

Students must have updated immunization requirements. Please note that the Flu Vaccine is a requirement for Children under age 5 who are enrolled in childcare and prekindergarten (pre-K). Please see the attached immunization chart for a detailed age requirement.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/immunizations
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Virtual District 27 Family Engagement Session every Thursday

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District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, October 8th

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session with invited guest

Susan Settanni, Director of Early Childhood

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

To schedule a one on one appointment, please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

School Bus Update

School Bus Routes and Services for the 2020-21 School Year

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/transportation-overview/whats-new

Your child’s pick-up and drop-off times for the 2020-21 school year are based on approved school start and end times from the 2019-20 school year. Adjustments to bus pick-up and drop-off times will be made on a rolling basis this fall.

Your child may be on the bus with students from different schools. Getting our students to and from school as safely as possible is as important as keeping them safe while they are in the building. Whether traveling by bus, public transportation, or other means, students will be expected to wear masks and practice social distancing, just as they will in and around their school.

Your child’s current transportation assignment and information is now available in your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).

Following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), buses transporting students will be limited to 25 percent of capacity to ensure safe social distancing. The only exception to this will be students from the same household who may be seated with each other, and nurses and paraprofessionals assigned to students. With the exception of students who are exempted from facial coverings requirements, everyone in a school bus must wear face masks at all times. Seating on the bus will be clearly marked to guide students to where they can or cannot sit.

Due to the constraints of COVID-19, the DOE is prioritizing busing students to and from school this year, as a result, these busing services are not available in the 2020-21 school year:

  • Afterschool programs, except in cases when a student has specialized transportation and has submitted an application and been approved for transportation to an alternate afternoon drop-off location.
    • In these cases, busing is available only to the drop-off location; additional busing from the afterschool program to the student's residence will not be available.
  • School field trips
  • Learning Bridges programs
  • On Federal holidays

School Metrocards and Other Alternatives

MetroCards

Your school will provide student MetroCards to students engaged in blended learning to travel to and from school. Some parents who must accompany students traveling for in-person blended learning are eligible for a MetroCard as well. Eligible adults are:

  • parents/caregivers of pre-K–6 busing students
  • parents/guardians of families in temporary housing.

When using public transportation, students will be expected to follow the same social distancing and face covering protocols as all New Yorkers.

Transportation Alternatives

Reimbursement will be available for families with special circumstances whose children are eligible for curb-to-school bus service, cannot use public transportation via MetroCard, and are awaiting bus service. For more information, speak with your school or email
TransportationReimbursement@schools.nyc.gov

Food Services

Thursday 10/1 and beyond:

In-school meal service available to all students attending school in person

Takeout meal service available for remote students – at 1100 buildings with in-person students (sites can be found via DOE locator)

200+ community meals locations open 3:00PM-5:00PM (sites can be found via GetFoodNYC locator)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges


For additional support, please email learningbridges@schools.nyc.gov

PPE and Face Coverings

The mandatory use of face coverings while on NYCDOE property must be enforced for all individuals, including staff, students, and essential visitors, (please see link below for exceptions). NYCDOE will communicate, educate, and reinforce the required wearing face coverings with families engaged as full partners in this process.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/health-and-safety-plan

Community Education Council 27 Special Meeting

Please join CEC 27's Special Meeting on Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020 at 6 pm

Agenda

Bylaws Amendments

Current Vacancies

Parent Surveys


Join Zoom Meeting
https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/84088828927?pwd=cW5KbUMxQTc1d1JWclNzS1hhVE1vdz09

Meeting ID: 840 8882 8927
Passcode: 340105
One tap mobile
+19292056099

Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting

Citywide Council on English Language Learners

Virtual Annual, Calendar and Business Meeting

We invite you to join us for our monthly virtual Annual, Calendar and Business meeting on

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-6vrDojGtZZzTXslekCE59KVbeO4omk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Interpretation:

Please email us at ccell@schools.nyc.gov to request interpretation and we will make every effort to provide interpretation services for the languages requested. However please note that we cannot guarantee that all languages will be available.

Loving Math

Back by popular demand! Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children's event on Tuesday, October 6, at 4:00 pm ET (New York). This wild and wacky event is designed for kindergarteners through third graders and is perfect for entire families.

Learn more and register at loving.momath.org

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

Weekly Family Update - September 28 - October 2

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Important Update on In-Person Learning Start Dates

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/alerts/important-update-on-in-person-learning-start-dates

All Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) including students in Grades 6-8 in K-8 schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

High Schools (Grades 9-12): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

Transfer Schools, Adult Education, Evening Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

K-2 and K-3 Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29

K-12 Schools:

  • Grades K-8: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29
  • Grades 9-12: In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID-19 TESTING

STUDENT HEALTH SCREENING FOR IN PERSON ATTENDANCE

All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.

https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

School Bus Update

School Bus Routes and Services for the 2020-21 School Year

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/transportation-overview/whats-new

Your child’s pick-up and drop-off times for the 2020-21 school year are based on approved school start and end times from the 2019-20 school year. Adjustments to bus pick-up and drop-off times will be made on a rolling basis this fall.

Your child may be on the bus with students from different schools. Getting our students to and from school as safely as possible is as important as keeping them safe while they are in the building. Whether traveling by bus, public transportation, or other means, students will be expected to wear masks and practice social distancing, just as they will in and around their school.

Your child’s current transportation assignment and information is now available in your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).

Following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), buses transporting students will be limited to 25 percent of capacity to ensure safe social distancing. The only exception to this will be students from the same household who may be seated with each other, and nurses and paraprofessionals assigned to students. With the exception of students who are exempted from facial coverings requirements, everyone in a school bus must wear face masks at all times. Seating on the bus will be clearly marked to guide students to where they can or cannot sit.

Due to the constraints of COVID-19, the DOE is prioritizing busing students to and from school this year, as a result, these busing services are not available in the 2020-21 school year:

  • Afterschool programs, except in cases when a student has specialized transportation and has submitted an application and been approved for transportation to an alternate afternoon drop-off location.
    • In these cases, busing is available only to the drop-off location; additional busing from the afterschool program to the student's residence will not be available.
  • School field trips
  • Learning Bridges programs
  • On Federal holidays

School Metrocards and Other Alternatives

MetroCards

Your school will provide student MetroCards to students engaged in blended learning to travel to and from school. Some parents who must accompany students traveling for in-person blended learning are eligible for a MetroCard as well. Eligible adults are:

  • parents/caregivers of pre-K–6 busing students
  • parents/guardians of families in temporary housing.

When using public transportation, students will be expected to follow the same social distancing and face covering protocols as all New Yorkers.

Transportation Alternatives

Reimbursement will be available for families with special circumstances whose children are eligible for curb-to-school bus service, cannot use public transportation via MetroCard, and are awaiting bus service. For more information, speak with your school or email
TransportationReimbursement@schools.nyc.gov.

Priority Testing for School-Based Staff and Student

Testing at 22 Health and Hospital (H+H) testing sites during the 2020-2021 school year is being prioritized for all

  • Department of Education students in 3K through grade 12
  • Department of Education employees,
  • Employees of Department of Education contracted early childhood programs, and affiliated family child care networks
  • Employees of Department of Education- and Department of Youth and Community Development-contracted Learning Bridges programs

The list of DOE-priority testing sites, along with their operating hours, is included. Please note only the sites listed offer DOE-priority testing. If you arrive at an H+H site not on this list, you will not receive DOE-priority testing. All of these sites are walk-in only.

All employees should bring an ID and proof of their DOE employment status with them to get tested. Staff at contracted programs should bring an employee verification letter supplied by their program specifically for this purpose. DOE students are not required to bring a student ID or proof of enrollment. Employees and parents of students are also encouraged to bring their insurance card. With or without an insurance card, there is no cost to employees or students to get tested.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/priority-testing

Summer Virtual District Family Engagement Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, October 1st

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session

DIIT - Department of Instructional and Information Technology

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

To schedule a one on one appointment, please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

Food Services

Monday 9/28: Schools closed

200+ community meals locations open 7:30AM-1:30PM (sites can be found via GetFoodNYC locator)

Tuesday 9/29 – Wednesday 9/30:

In-school meal service available to all students attending school in person – PreK, D75, ES

Takeout meal service available for remote students – at 800 buildings with in-person students (sites can be found via DOE locator)

200+ community meals locations open 3:00PM-5:00PM (sites can be found via GetFoodNYC locator)

Thursday 10/1 and beyond:

In-school meal service available to all students attending school in person

Takeout meal service available for remote students – at 1100 buildings with in-person students (sites can be found via DOE locator)

200+ community meals locations open 3:00PM-5:00PM (sites can be found via GetFoodNYC locator)

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges


For additional support, please email learningbridges@schools.nyc.gov

PPE and Face Coverings

The mandatory use of face coverings while on NYCDOE property must be enforced for all individuals, including staff, students, and essential visitors, (please see link below for exceptions). NYCDOE will communicate, educate, and reinforce the required wearing face coverings with families engaged as full partners in this process.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/health-and-safety-plan

Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting

Citywide Council on English Language Learners

Virtual Annual, Calendar and Business Meeting

We invite you to join us for our monthly virtual Annual, Calendar and Business meeting on

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-6vrDojGtZZzTXslekCE59KVbeO4omk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Interpretation:

Please email us at ccell@schools.nyc.gov to request interpretation and we will make every effort to provide interpretation services for the languages requested. However please note that we cannot guarantee that all languages will be available.

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

Weekly Family Update - September 21 - September 25

Update on In-Person Learning Start Dates

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https://www.schools.nyc.gov/alerts/important-update-on-in-person-learning-start-dates

  • Children who are enrolled in fully remote programs will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.
  • Children in blended learning will be learning remotely on Monday, September 21 until their in-person start date as outlined below. Students should report to school according to their specific blended learning schedules – check with your child’s school to see when they should report.

Students in Grades 3K and Pre-K: in-Person Learning begins on Monday, September 21

All grades in District 75 schools: In-Person Learning begins on Monday, September 21

All Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) including students in Grades 6-8 in K-8 schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

High Schools (Grades 9-12): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

Transfer Schools, Adult Education, Evening Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

K-2 and K-3 Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29

K-12 Schools:

  • Grades K-8: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29
  • Grades 9-12: In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1

Priority Testing for School-Based Staff and Student

Testing at 22 Health and Hospital (H+H) testing sites during the 2020-2021 school year is being prioritized for all

  • Department of Education students in 3K through grade 12
  • Department of Education employees,
  • Employees of Department of Education contracted early childhood programs, and affiliated family child care networks
  • Employees of Department of Education- and Department of Youth and Community Development-contracted Learning Bridges programs

The list of DOE-priority testing sites, along with their operating hours, is included. Please note only the sites listed offer DOE-priority testing. If you arrive at an H+H site not on this list, you will not receive DOE-priority testing. All of these sites are walk-in only.

All employees should bring an ID and proof of their DOE employment status with them to get tested. Staff at contracted programs should bring an employee verification letter supplied by their program specifically for this purpose. DOE students are not required to bring a student ID or proof of enrollment. Employees and parents of students are also encouraged to bring their insurance card. With or without an insurance card, there is no cost to employees or students to get tested.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/priority-testing

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Summer Virtual District Family Engagement Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, September 24th

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session with guest speaker

Desiree Carrington

District 27 Administrator of Special Education

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

To schedule a one on one appointment, please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

Community District Education Council 27 Monthly Meeting (CEC 27)

Please join

Community District Education Council 27

Monday, September 21, 2020

Business Meeting 6:30 PM

Calendar Meeting 7:30 PM

Presentation - Specialized High School Diversity Outreach Team

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Business and Calendar meetings of

Community District Education Council 27 will not be held in-person and will instead continue to be held via teleconference. Instructions to access the meeting appear below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/92778351883?pwd=MXBITG9mL3JhRDJEVlpzZnlkTlV6QT09

Meeting ID: 927 7835 1883

Passcode: 840566

Food Services

Students can’t learn if they aren’t nourished. Grab-and-go meals will be available for breakfast and lunch each day, though students will also be permitted to bring their own lunch if preferred. Doing so will allow for more flexibility so students and physical distancing can be maintained during lunch time, a time when many students usually gather in one location.

  • Lunch will be in classrooms to minimize interaction between groups of students.
  • If the cafeteria must be used, schools should maintain appropriate physical distancing.
  • Grab-and-go meals will be delivered to students in 3K to K classrooms, and pickup points within the school will be designated for grades 1-12.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

PPE and Face Coverings

The mandatory use of face coverings while on NYCDOE property must be enforced for all individuals, including staff, students, and essential visitors, (please see link below for exceptions). NYCDOE will communicate, educate, and reinforce the required wearing face coverings with families engaged as full partners in this process.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/health-and-safety-plan

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

FREE Homework Help for Parents! — Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 pm

In today's environment, parents are more important than ever in the education of their children. But what happens when your child's homework doesn't look like anything you remember? How can you help your child when you're not sure yourself how to solve a problem? Join QED: Homework Help… for Parents! on Tuesday, September 29, at 8:00 pm ET (New York) as Alex Kontorovich, MoMath's 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor, provides FREE homework help for parents. Bring your questions to this open forum: we're here to help!

This event is free, but registration is required.

Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.

Weekly Family Update - September 14 - September 18

School Calendar and Important dates

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

2020 - 2021 School Calendar:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2020-2021-school-year-calendar


Important Dates

Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 17, and Friday September 18, 2020

  • Instructional Orientation
  • All students will
    • Reconnect to their school community
    • Learn the health and safety procedures
    • Check technical connectivity
    • Have wellness checks with their teachers and guidance staff

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
    • Students in blended learning (combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule
    • Students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year

Summer Virtual District Family Engagement Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, September 17th

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session with a guest speaker from the office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE)
Manakshi Panindranauth, Parent Empowerment Liaison

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

By appointment from 11:00am - 12:00pm

To schedule an appointment, please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting

Monthly virtual Annual, Calendar and Business meeting on

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:15 pm

Join Zoom meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93820284702?pwd=M1BYYkR4cUZadk1xTzRFdEtsZ3djQT09

Meeting ID: 938 2028 4702

Passcode: 608757

Or call

Dial by your location: (646) 558-8656 (US, New York)

Community District Education Council 27 Monthly Meeting (CEC 27)

Please join

Community District Education Council 27

Monday, September 21, 2020

Business Meeting 6:30 PM

Calendar Meeting 7:30 PM

Presentation - Specialized High School Diversity Outreach Team

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Business and Calendar meetings of

Community District Education Council 27 will not be held in-person and will instead continue to be held via teleconference. Instructions to access the meeting appear below.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/92778351883?pwd=MXBITG9mL3JhRDJEVlpzZnlkTlV6QT09

Meeting ID: 927 7835 1883

Passcode: 840566

Food Services

Students can’t learn if they aren’t nourished. Grab-and-go meals will be available for breakfast and lunch each day, though students will also be permitted to bring their own lunch if preferred. Doing so will allow for more flexibility so students and physical distancing can be maintained during lunch time, a time when many students usually gather in one location.

  • Lunch will be in classrooms to minimize interaction between groups of students.
  • If the cafeteria must be used, schools should maintain appropriate physical distancing.
  • Grab-and-go meals will be delivered to students in 3K to K classrooms, and pickup points within the school will be designated for grades 1-12.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

NYC CARE Available Citywide

We are excited to announce that beginning this week, membership in NYC Care is now available to New Yorkers in each borough! NYC Care is a health care access program for people who are not eligible for or cannot afford health insurance. The program ensures all New Yorkers, regardless of their income or immigration status, have equal access to comprehensive, high-quality care.

With NYC Care, you can:

  • Receive care at NYC H+H locations across the city.
  • Receive preventative care, mental health support, and substance abuse services.
  • Talk to customer service representatives in your language.
  • Receive 24 hour access to low-cost prescription medications.
  • Get your first appointment in two weeks or less.


To enroll, call 646-NYC-CARE.

To learn more about NYC Care, visit nyccare.nyc.

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

DOE Family Welcome Center/Enrollment

Please be advised that the Family Welcome Center Survey has been removed and the link has been updated.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-registration-form-fillable-form-english


Moving forward, please visit the website below for enrollment and registration:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/family-welcome-centers#form

PPE and Face Coverings

The mandatory use of face coverings while on NYCDOE property must be enforced for all individuals, including staff, students, and essential visitors, (please see link below for exceptions). NYCDOE will communicate, educate, and reinforce the required wearing face coverings with families engaged as full partners in this process.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/health-and-safety-plan

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

Bending the Arc: An intimate discussion with accomplished Black mathematicians

Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is deeply committed to encouraging young people of all backgrounds to engage with mathematics and to consider careers in STEM fields. As part of this commitment, MoMath is launching a new virtual program aimed at demystifying mathematics for Black youth. The program will consist of an online panel discussion followed by more intimate breakout room conversations that will give participants the opportunity to interact with leading Black mathematicians and scientists and to explore how these accomplished individuals have used math in their careers. The program will be hosted by former NFL (Baltimore Ravens) professional, current MIT Math PhD candidate, and MoMath Trustee John Urschel.

Special introduction by New York City Council Member and Co-Chair of the Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, Adrienne E. Adams.

Please register at:

https://momath.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&reset=1&id=3141

Weekly Update - September 7 - September 11

School Calendar and Important dates

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

2020 - 2021 School Calendar:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2020-2021-school-year-calendar


Important Dates

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • School staff report to schools

Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 17, and Friday September 18, 2020

  • Instructional Orientation
  • All students will
    • Reconnect to their school community
    • Learn the health and safety procedures
    • Check technical connectivity
    • Have wellness checks with their teachers and guidance staff

Monday, September 21, 2020

  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
    • Students in blended learning (combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule
    • Students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year

Family and Student Information Sessions: Returning to School, The Latest Guidance from our Health Experts

Family & Student Information Session Recording

The recordings for the Family and Student Sessions held in July, August and September are now posted and you can access the recordings at: https://learndoe.org/face/recordings/

Food Services

Students can’t learn if they aren’t nourished. Grab-and-go meals will be available for breakfast and lunch each day, though students will also be permitted to bring their own lunch if preferred. Doing so will allow for more flexibility so students and physical distancing can be maintained during lunch time, a time when many students usually gather in one location.

  • Lunch will be in classrooms to minimize interaction between groups of students.
  • If the cafeteria must be used, schools should maintain appropriate physical distancing.
  • Grab-and-go meals will be delivered to students in 3K to K classrooms, and pickup points within the school will be designated for grades 1-12.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

NYC CARE Available Citywide

We are excited to announce that beginning this week, membership in NYC Care is now available to New Yorkers in each borough! NYC Care is a health care access program for people who are not eligible for or cannot afford health insurance. The program ensures all New Yorkers, regardless of their income or immigration status, have equal access to comprehensive, high-quality care.

With NYC Care, you can:

  • Receive care at NYC H+H locations across the city.
  • Receive preventative care, mental health support, and substance abuse services.
  • Talk to customer service representatives in your language.
  • Receive 24 hour access to low-cost prescription medications.
  • Get your first appointment in two weeks or less.


To enroll, call 646-NYC-CARE.

To learn more about NYC Care, visit nyccare.nyc.

Physical Education and Physical Activity

Physical education (PE) is a required academic subject that teaches participation in lifelong, health-enhancing physical activity. In PE, students learn to work as a team, develop healthy personal fitness habits, and set fitness goals now and throughout their lives. Like other academic subjects, PE is based on a curriculum, with learning standards. Students learn a wide range of skills in PE, not just sports.

Children and teens should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day. Physical education and physical activity are important because they help young people stay healthy and alert, and can improve academic achievement. Exercise and daily physical activity can help students manage their stress and focus better on their lessons.

Like other academic subject areas, if your child cannot be in the school building, the school should provide PE instruction via remote learning. While your child is at home, you can support their learning and encourage them to participate in physical activity every day with the following free resources.

For more resources, please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/activities-and-supports/physical-education-and-physical-activity

Learning Bridges Program


As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

DOE Family Welcome Center/Enrollment

Please be advised that the Family Welcome Center Survey has been removed and the link has been updated.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-registration-form-fillable-form-english


Moving forward, please visit the website below for enrollment and registration:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/family-welcome-centers#form

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) Food Benefits

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) is a Federal program to provide food benefits to children who miss the opportunity to receive school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. These benefits will take the form of funds on electronic benefit transfer (EBT cards) which can be used in the same manner as SNAP (food stamp) cards.

Children enrolled at schools provided breakfast and lunch service by the DOE’s food and nutrition program are eligible.

  • Benefits will automatically be issued to all eligible students, program enrollment is not required.
  • For students whose households receive SNAP, Temporary Assistance or Medicaid benefits, P-EBT benefits will be loaded to those household accounts.
  • For all other students, new cards will be issued to each student specifically for P-EBT benefits and mailed directly to students’ home addresses.


Benefits will cover the period from March through June, 2020.

  • The maximum total benefit per student is $420.
  • Benefits will be issued beginning in June.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Food Benefits for more information.For questions about this program:

Outdoor Learning

We are proud to introduce the Outdoor Learning initiative to support the use of outdoor space for instruction at New York City public schools in school year 2020-21. Schools are encouraged to use the outdoor space for classes that require additional spacing per public health guidance such as physical education (PE), dance, theater, chorus, and band classes; however, all academic classes are permitted to be held outdoors where space permits. Schools can use on-site school yards, public parks, adjacent streets, and streets previously approved for play.


Outdoor Learning is open to all schools but we do understand that there are schools that do not have access to a yard or playground. Schools in 27 neighborhoods most impacted by COVID-19 with no outdoor space on-site will be given priority approval for outdoor space. A cross-agency working group that will oversee the approval process and provide appropriate safety guidelines and rules regarding use of the approved space.


Outdoor Learning will be subject to existing public health and DOE temperature/ weather policies. Staff and students must adhere to social distance practices and wear their masks to and from the outdoor site.


Parents and guardians who wish for their students to participate in outdoor learning must provide signed permission slips (electronic or physical) to the school.

Remote Learning Device Request

If you requested a device for your child to use for summer learning, that device will be shipped to you.

If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.

https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices


Who Can Request an iPad

Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends a NYC public school, DOE Pre-K or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.

Charter school students who are eligible for devices:

  • 3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
  • 3K-12 students who are living in shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device

Private School Students who are eligible for devices:

  • K-12 students who were recommended for a non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
  • K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
  • Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.

iPad Returns

Students who will attend a DOE school next year may keep their DOE iPad over the summer. In the fall, returning students will be asked to bring the DOE device to the school they are attending. This includes students transitioning to new DOE schools, such as middle or high schools or students transferring to a new DOE school.

Students who are graduating or not returning to a DOE school in the fall will need to return their centrally distributed iPads. If any family needs to return an iPad, they should contact their child’s school, fill out a Technical Support for Families form, or call the help desk 718-935-5100.

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

District 27 Family Engagement Session

Summer Virtual District Family Engagement Session every Thursday

Big picture

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, September 3rd.

Please join our District 27 Family Team at our Family Engagement Session for a

Chat and Chew with Deputy Superintendent David Norment

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

By appointment from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

MoMath Virtual Museum of Mathematics

Weekend programs for families

Take a tour with MoMath’s new Derivatives tour program, or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Explorations, a hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics. Don’t miss your chance to see math in a whole new light, only at MoMath.

Expansions

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s after-school program for gifted students. Learn more and apply now for admission to the Spring 2020 semester.

MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers

Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay will engage your children in playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation in math, enriching their day with mathematical inspiration.

https://momath.org/

Weekly Update - August 31 - September 4

Family and Student Information Sessions: Returning to School, The Latest Guidance from our Health Experts

Please join the next Family and Student Information Session on Re-opening. The session will be held from 6:30pm-8pm on Wednesday, September 2nd. In this session our Health Experts will answer questions on Health and Safety and more.


Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Returning to School: The Latest Guidance from our Health Experts

Registration is open and Families can submit questions by completing the online registration form here: http​s://learndoe.org/face/.

Anyone can access the livestream at the time of the event by accessing this link: https://learndoe.org/face/live/​


Family & Student Information Session Recording

The recordings for the Family and Student Sessions held in July and August are now posted and you can access the recordings at: https://learndoe.org/face/recordings/

Back to School Pledge

Health and Safety Always Come First.


NYC Public Schools Will be Cleaned and Disinfected, Day and Night.


Students Will be Learning Five Days a Week, No Matter What.

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NebqL4oaXOI&feature=youtu.be

District 27 Family Engagement Session

Summer Virtual District Family Engagement Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, September 3rd.


Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

By appointment from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google Meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

DOE Family Welcome Center/Enrollment

Please be advised that the Family Welcome Center Survey has been removed and the link has been updated.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/student-registration-form-fillable-form-english


Moving forward, please visit the website below for enrollment and registration:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/family-welcome-centers#form

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.


For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

Remote Learning Device Request

If you requested a device for your child to use for summer learning, that device will be shipped to you.

If you need a device for your child for the fall, use the Device Request form. This information will be shared with your school so they can work with you to ensure your child has a device for blended or remote learning this Fall. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.

https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices


Who Can Request an iPad

Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends a NYC public school, DOE Pre-K or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.

Charter school students who are eligible for devices:

  • 3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
  • 3K-12 students who are living in shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device

Private School Students who are eligible for devices:

  • K-12 students who were recommended for a non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
  • K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
  • Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.

iPad Returns

Students who will attend a DOE school next year may keep their DOE iPad over the summer. In the fall, returning students will be asked to bring the DOE device to the school they are attending. This includes students transitioning to new DOE schools, such as middle or high schools or students transferring to a new DOE school.

Students who are graduating or not returning to a DOE school in the fall will need to return their centrally distributed iPads. If any family needs to return an iPad, they should contact their child’s school, fill out a Technical Support for Families form, or call the help desk 718-935-5100.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) Food Benefits

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) is a Federal program to provide food benefits to children who miss the opportunity to receive school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. These benefits will take the form of funds on electronic benefit transfer (EBT cards) which can be used in the same manner as SNAP (food stamp) cards.

Children enrolled at schools provided breakfast and lunch service by the DOE’s food and nutrition program are eligible.

  • Benefits will automatically be issued to all eligible students, program enrollment is not required.
  • For students whose households receive SNAP, Temporary Assistance or Medicaid benefits, P-EBT benefits will be loaded to those household accounts.
  • For all other students, new cards will be issued to each student specifically for P-EBT benefits and mailed directly to students’ home addresses.


Benefits will cover the period from March through June, 2020.

  • The maximum total benefit per student is $420.
  • Benefits will be issued beginning in June.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Food Benefits for more information.For questions about this program:

Weekly Update August 24 - August 28

Family and Student Information Sessions

FACE will be hosting virtual citywide Information sessions for students and families from 6:30-8:00 PM on:

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020

Register now! You can also select your preferred language (English, Spanish or Chinese) and submit a question.

Family & Student Information Session Recording

The recordings for the Family and Student Sessions held on July 16, 2020 , July 28, 2020, August 12, 2020 are now posted and you can access the recordings at: https://learndoe.org/face/recordings/

Watch our Family Engagement Session with Superintendent CarreónAmbert

Click HERE to view the PDF version


Below you can watch the video of the session.

District 27 Family Engagement Session

Summer Virtual District Family Session every Thursday

District Family Engagement Session this Thursday, August 27th.


Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

By appointment from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Google meets

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/kun-rntm-cqb

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 252-772-1591‬

PIN: ‪918 146 718#‬

Learning Bridges Program

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


Please complete this Survey to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


The information collected in this survey will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.


Please note: Programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.



For more information on the Learning Bridges program on the DOE website at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

iPad Guidance August, 2020

Guidance on iPad Requests and Returns

In order to help schools to identify families still in need of devices, the DOE is asking that parents fill out the Remote Learning Device request form by August 31 (though the form will remain open throughout the year for parents to use to notify schools of new device and internet-connectivity needs). The August 31 deadline for families will give schools time to assess the needs of their students and plan to fill them by the beginning of the school year. Parents can also call the DIIT help desk for assistance.

As a reminder, families who have iPads should plug in, turn on, and reconnect DOE-loaned devices, as explained on the Getting Started with Your iPad InfoHub page.

Any families who need to return ipads will receive instructions on how to return them to the DOE. These ipads will be inventoried.


*UPDATE NOW* For anyone who has a DOE-loaned ipad

We have some important updates for you. It is essential that you take the actions below to ensure your child’s ipad is ready for use for return to school. Please note that when we have other updates, we will send messages to you and your iPad on Thursdays, and we will let your schools know about the updates. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/getting-started-with-your-ipad

To prepare, you MUST:

Turn on the iPad.Some iPads have not been turned on all summer. We need you to charge and power up the ipad. Turn Airplane Mode On and Off.This will reset your internet connection.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Find the Airplane Mode button
  3. Turn Airplane Mode on for ten seconds (button turns green)
  4. Turn Airplane Mode off and wait until the ipad reconnects to the internet
  5. You will see the connected icon at the top of the screen
  6. Go to schools.nyc.gov to make sure your ipad is connected to the internet - all DOE-loaned ipads have internet access.

Sign into Zscaler. In order to ensure your child is using the internet with all the safety the DOE requires and protect your child. You will need your child’s @nycstudents.net account. Once you get that please follow these directions, or see the instructions on our Zscaler page:

  1. On the main screen, click the Zscaler icon. After clicking the icon, you will be taken to the login page.
  2. Enter your child’s @nycstudent account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in), then click the “sign in” button.
  3. Click on the "allow" button and wait one minute for a connection to be established until you will see the Zscaler screen
  4. Once the connection is secure, close the app
  5. That is it. You can use the iPad normally now.

Good News! Your child’s ipad is now a hotspot

Your child’s ipad is now a hotspot that allows you to connect other devices used for remote learning to the internet.

● Go to Settings

● Find Personal Hotspot and click to take you to the login screen

● Select Allow Others to Join

● Devices other students in your house are using for remote learning can be added to that connection

● As a reminder, as with the ipad itself, the hotspot connection is to be used only to access remote learning activities. Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.

Sign into the Learn at Home App

To get ready for the first day of school, make connecting to learning and support much easier for your child (and you, too!), and allow you to get notifications on the iPad:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/getting-started-with-your-ipad

  1. Find the Learn at Home icon on the main screen on the iPad
  2. Log in the same way you did for Zscaler, using the same @nycstudents.net account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in)
  3. From the Learn at Home app your child can access TeachHub, Google Classroom and get help.

Health and Safety Policy for School Reopening

Threshold for Reopening Schools

In order for schools to reopen, New York City must meet the following:

  • The percent of positive tests in New York City is less than 3% using a 7-day rolling average. If we cross this threshold, we will not reopen.

Threshold for Closing Schools

Schools will need to close if New York City meets the following:

Free Summer Resources

MoMath presents


"Math vs. COVID-19" with Po-Shen Loh on Wednesday, August 26, at 6:30 pm ET to learn how mathematicians like Po-Shen are fighting the pandemic using math!

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life across the globe. What does a biological phenomenon have to do with math? Quite a lot, as it turns out. One uniquely devastating characteristic of COVID-19 is that it transmits before symptoms appear. To fight this, the concept of “contact tracing" has become part of common conversation, as a standard method of fighting contagious disease. Mathematically, this is based on graph theory and probability. Join Carnegie Mellon math professor Po-Shen Loh, creator of NOVID (a COVID-19 app capable of measuring distance with sub-meter accuracy), as he introduces ideas from these branches of math and discusses COVID-19 through a mathematical lens.

This online event is appropriate for adults and students in middle school and older.

Learn more and register at tracing.momath.org.


The Limit Does Not Exist: a Program for Teen and Tween Girls Who Like Math on Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 pm ET (New York). Featured panelists include Maria Chudnovsky, Minerva Cordero, Madalina Persu, Jill Pipher, and Maddie Weinstein.

During breakout sessions, you'll have a chance to talk directly to real mathematicians, with real stories, about what it’s really like to study math after high school and have a math-focused career — it’s a girls’ world after all!

While this program is focused on providing an opportunity for young women to connect with female mathematicians, all are welcome to attend.

Free registration is available for participants from families with financial need. MoMath is grateful to Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Association of Science and Technology Centers, as well as to Arnold Leibowitz in honor of Martin Albert Leibowitz, for their support of this exciting program.

Learn more and register at nolimit.momath.org.

Weekly Family Update August 17 -21

Messages to Families

August 6, 2020: Update for Families on Instruction from Chancellor Carranza

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/chancellor-s-message-for-families

Family and Student Information Sessions

FACE will be hosting virtual citywide Information sessions for students and families from 6:30-8:00 PM on:

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
  • Thursday, August 27, 2020

Register now! You can also select your preferred language (English, Spanish or Chinese) and submit a question.

Family & Student Information Session Recording

The recordings for the Family and Student Sessions held on July 16, 2020 and July 28, 2020 are now posted and you can access the recordings at: https://learndoe.org/face/recordings/

Summer Virtual District Family Engagement Hours every Thursday

On Thursday, August 13th, from 10am-11am, please join Superintendent CarreónAmbert's live event during our Family Engagement hour where she will provide a school reopening update for families from a District-level lens. Our District team will be available to answer any questions. Please register for the event. We will host a repeated session on Monday, August 17th at 5pm. The Superintendent and the district team will be available that day as well to answer any questions. If you cannot attend, please submit your questions here: D27 Family Engagement Hour Google Form or do not hesitate to reach us at District27@schools.nyc.gov.


Virtual District Family Engagement Hour Every Thursday

Open access from 10:00am - 11:00am

By appointment from 11:00am - 12:00pm

Please email: District27@schools.nyc.gov

Health and Safety Policy for School Reopening

Threshold for Reopening Schools

In order for schools to reopen, New York City must meet the following:

  • The percent of positive tests in New York City is less than 3% using a 7-day rolling average. If we cross this threshold, we will not reopen.

Threshold for Closing Schools

Schools will need to close if New York City meets the following:

Nuts and Bolts of Daily Learning for Blended and Remote-Only Instruction

Here’s some important information you need to know about how instruction will work in the 2020-21 school year.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/teaching-and-learning

  1. Modes of teaching and learning: Whether your child is participating in blended learning or learning 100% remotely, they will receive instruction through both live interaction with their teachers on video and assignments, projects, and work to be completed independently throughout the course of the school day and week.
  2. Live video instruction: Different amounts of live video instruction are appropriate for different age groups. Live video instruction should be delivered in short intervals (15-20 consecutive minutes) throughout the day for young learners, and can increase based on developmental appropriateness and grade-level. More specifics, including time requirements, will be released in the coming days.
  3. Posting schedules: Schedules for all students – those fully remote as well as those participating in blended learning – will be posted with enough time for parents to plan their work and family commitments accordingly. Schools should provide all students with sufficient time for high-quality interactions with teachers and peers, and overall class schedule and times designated for live video instruction will be posted so students and families can adjust their schedules if needed.
  4. One-on-One Teacher Support: teachers will have 20 minutes of office hours every day to engage students and families via video conference or telephone. Teachers will offer support and guidance and provide updates related to student progress and learning.
  5. Lunch in the Classroom: In-person student lunch will be modeled off of our Breakfast in the Classroom program. This will allow students to eat lunch during one of their regularly scheduled instructional periods, while receiving instruction related to the class scheduled for that time. All health and safety guidelines for in-person learning will be maintained during this time, which will be staggered throughout the school day from 10AM–2PM.
    • a. In elementary schools, students will engage in an instructional activity that is fun, engaging and enriching, such as interactive read-alouds, social-emotional learning, content through music, etc.
    • b. In middle and high schools, students will engage with instruction related to a specific content area.
  6. Community-Building: All students will start and close their day with a routine that builds community, centers the day, and sets them up for success. This will provide all students with the same type of community- and relationship-building that is an integral part of a typical school experience. This may consist of a daily morning meeting where the teacher engages students in activities related to social-emotional wellness and community-building, and a daily closing activity where the teacher recaps the learning for the day, and gets students prepared for the following day.
  7. Social-emotional support: Social-emotional activities should be integrated into academic subjects to the greatest extent possible throughout the day
  8. Teachers: Students engaging in remote learning, will, for the most part, be taught by teachers from their school. While there may be some limited exceptions on a school-by-school basis, parents can expect their children to be assigned teachers from their school when they receive their full schedule before the school year begins.
  9. Grading: Students engaged in remote learning must meet the same academic policies as students engaged in blended learning. Student grades must be based on student demonstration of the learning standards and competencies addressed in the remote or blended course. As with all courses, the NYCDOE subject-certified teacher overseeing the course is responsible for designing or selecting assessments to gauge student progress. These may include projects, exams administered within or outside the online platform, portfolios, and other measures of student mastery.

DOE IPad Internet Troubleshooting

If your iPad isn't connecting to the internet, here are two things you can try:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/getting-started-with-your-ipad:

1. Make sure cellular data is turned on.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Cellular Data.
  3. Turn on Cellular Data.
  4. Tap Cellular Data Options.
  5. Verify that LTE and data roaming are turned on.

If you're still having trouble connecting your iPad to the internet, call T-Mobile at 1-800-375-1126. Tell them that you are part of the New York City Department of Education Rapid Response Program. Also, please have your iPad's Integrated Circuit Card Identifier (ICCID) ready. To find this, go to Settings > General > About > ICCID.

2. Cancel the CrowdStrike Download

  1. Locate the CrowdStrike app. It is red with a white falcon.
  2. Press and hold the CrowdStrike app icon.

iPad Return Guidance

The DOE loaned more than 300,000 iPads to students to support remote learning, from the end of March through mid-June. Please note the following guidance on iPads for students who are transitioning to middle or high school in a DOE public school, and to support the return of iPad devices loaned to students who will not be returning to DOE schools.

  • Students who will attend a DOE school next year may keep their DOE iPad over the summer.
  • In the fall, returning students will be asked to bring the DOE device to the school they are attending. That device will stay in the school’s inventory at no additional cost to the school.
  • This includes students transitioning to new DOE schools, such as middle or high schools, or students transferring to a new DOE school.
  • Students who are graduating or not returning to a DOE school in the fall will need to return their iPads. This process will likely take place along with the return/pick up of other important items, such as diplomas.

For questions, email schooldevices@schools,nyc.gov

Community District Education Council 27 Calendar Meeting August 17

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/92581709648?pwd=WE9jWHdpVDZnWTA2MmtCN2ZFdmx2dz09


Meeting ID: 925 8170 9648

Passcode: 696418

Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/ad2AzYUpA

Summer Wellness Wednesdays

This summer, the NYC Department of Education is bringing you free physical activities and workout options each week from our trusted school wellness partners. Check out the Summer Wellness Wednesday NYC page every Wednesday for new links to online videos and instructions from trusted partners to help you stay moving and motivated while practicing social distancing. You’ll find Wellness Wednesday activities for all ages, grades, and abilities, to do alone or with friends and family.

Virtual Museum Tours and Activities

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Saez Velez Family
For grades K-8 | August 11 | 11AM-12PM
Explore the role of community in creating change, through the story of the Saez-Velez family, a Puerto Rican family who lived on the Lower East Side for fifty years. Beginning with their arrival in New York in the 1950s, we’ll see how different generations of the Saez-Velez family built community at home, at school, at work, and in the neighborhood.

https://tenement-org.zoom.us/j/88034489691?pwd=ZW9jZTgzc1VvT3BqQkRyeVdicnFXUT09#success


Summer Art Studio
For grades PreK-5 | August 11 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.

https://whitney.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fBILrolaRU2RgNwgm1HhEQ

For grades 6-8 | August 12 | 11-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen

https://whitney.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uOtBxbJ4SL-XiCVWSBTozA

For grades 9-12 | August 14 | 11AM-11:40AM
Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.

https://whitney.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DTPBOSbGTY-_2sOcdQVk7A

For grades PreK-12 | August 15 | 11-11:40AM

Join the Whitney Museum of American Art for free weekly online art classes. Participants will experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials. Join us to create your own version of Reimagined Books inspired by Marlon Mullen.