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PS 34 Oliver H. Perry Elementary School
Welcome PS 34 Parents & Guardians
During these difficult times, it is important that we stay safe and take an active role in staying well informed. I will continue to provide you with support and important information on this page as well as Class Dojo.
I will be available for assistance via email during regular school hours if you need to reach me. Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov.
It is my hope that this parent information page can help guide you and your family with up-to-date information, support and offer tips for staying engaged learning at home.
This website also offers translation in various languages that can be accessed by clicking on the “SELECT LANGUAGE” icon on the right-hand top of the page.
Feel Free to email me any information, tips or websites you find useful to share with other parents on the website.
Be well and stay safe.
Ms. Deise Kowalski, PS 34 Parent Coordinator
"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky." --Sonia Gandhi
PS 34 Parent Coffee Time with the principal
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Join with Google Meet
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Join with Google Meet
Guest speaker, Ms. Shakeba Jenkins School Mental Health Consultant, Office of School Health, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
Supporting this topic will be Ms. Stazzone, Ms. Hahn, & Mrs. Brown.
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Join with Google Meet
Join by phone
+1 224-442-3643 PIN: 263 747 808#
May 26, 2020 Principal's Notes
Dear Parents, Colleagues, and Friends,
I hope this weekend was restful for all as we honored the memory of servicemen and women who have served our country so valiantly.
As we look to the end of the school year, I want to thank you all for your continued support during this time of remote learning. The teachers are working hard to keep the children engaged and motivated. It is important to have the children complete their work. Every assignment counts and it is important to reach out to your child’s teacher if there is any difficulty in submitting your child’s work. All teachers have developed tasks in ELA, and Math which are important for the children to complete. Even in these times, we are focused on developing our children’s skills and preparing them for the year ahead.
If you need any assistance, please reach out to us.
Principal, Carmen Asselta,
Assistant Principal, Alain Beugoms, Abeugoms@schools.nyc.gov
Let’s Learn NYC!
Let’s Learn NYC! airs Monday – Friday, 11 a.m – 12 p.m.
Let’s Learn NYC! is a new educational public television program for children in grades 3K through second grade, which offers lessons to supplement remote learning. Produced by The WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), episodes on THIRTEEN begin Monday, May 4 and will air on weekdays at 11 a.m. through the end of the school year.
Department of Education Remote Learning Survey
The Mayor and Chancellor want to know how remote learning has been working for students and families. We are asking all parents/guardians of DOE students in any grade and all students in grades six through twelve to take a short survey to help us collect feedback about their experience with remote learning.
The survey is:
-Available in all DOE languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu)
-Anonymous for all respondents
-The same for all boroughs (the survey is divided by the borough to make it easier for you to identify your school name)
For other boroughs visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/remote-learning-survey
-The results of the survey will help schools to continue to support families and students in the current learning environment and should be completed by May 1, 2020.
Parents of Students with Disabilities Message from Chancellor
Letter from Chancellor Carranza
We want to thank you for your flexibility, patience, and partnership over the past few weeks as we launched the implementation of remote learning. As we move into the next phase of remote learning, preparing to deliver instruction and services through the end of the school year, we want to share some key information concerning remote instruction and services.
We understand that for many students, not attending school in their physical school building is difficult, but this may be especially so for our students with disabilities. We are committed to communicating with you about your child’s needs in order to ensure success in their remote learning environment through the rest of this school year. Keeping in mind that parents and staff may be caring for others and/or battling illness themselves, flexibility is important. We are committed to serving all students according to their individual needs, and we will maintain that commitment.
Key Facts About Remote Instruction and Services Through End of School Year
- There will be frequent communication between schools and families during this time. Communication will be in your home language. By now, your school should have partnered with you to develop a "Special Education Remote Learning Plan" for your child based on their Individualized Education Program (IEP). If this has not yet happened, please contact your child’s teacher or your child’s related service provider if the only service your child receives is a related service. If you are not successful, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
- Note that for preschool students with disabilities, Remote Learning Plans are only being developed for children in a special class in an integrated setting (SCIS) or in a special class in DOE programs. For preschool students who receive related services or special education itinerant teacher only, services are being provided remotely.
- Remote Learning Plans:
- Can be adjusted over time, based on what teachers, related-service providers, families, and students learn through this experience, and after consultation with you. The purpose of the consultation is to discuss what your child needs in order to engage in remote instruction (including any modifications) and how services will be provided.
- Should be made / updated with attention to how much screen time your child can sustain, whether or not you want your child’s services and instruction to include a video component for some or all of their sessions, and whether the frequency and duration you initially agreed to is working.
- Will make sure your child is receiving the services and supports they need, while also affording you and your family any flexibility you may need during this difficult time.
- IEP meetings will continue and will be conducted by phone. Assessments may be conducted remotely where appropriate. Parents can make a referral by emailing the principal or email@example.com, or by calling 311. Parents of preschool students can make a referral by contacting the CPSE page.
- If you have not yet consented to the delivery of remote related services such as speech, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, or accepted an offer to provide counseling and would like to, please contact the service provider. If you previously declined services, you can change your mind at any time; just contact your child’s service provider to update your status. If you need support contacting your child’s service provider, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
If your child needs a device to participate in remote instruction and teletherapy and has not yet received one, you can complete a Remote Learning Device(Open external link) survey or call 718-935-5100, and dial 5. If you have already completed a survey and have not yet received a device, or if your child has an Assistive Technology device on their IEP and they have not yet received it, please e-mail email@example.com.
See the Special Education Section of our Information on Remote Learning page to find answers as well as a list of resources we have compiled to support you and your child. If you have questions at any time, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
We cannot thank you enough for your partnership throughout this incredibly difficult time.
DOE Chancellor Update for Families
A message from NYC DOE Chancellor Richard Carranza
Chancellor, Department of Education
May 18, 2020
Following up on our letter to you last week about the new health condition appearing in children in New YorkCity and elsewhere, linked below is a Fact Sheet from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) that provides additional information.
Per NYC Health, this condition has been renamed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)—formerly Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). The condition is rare and it is potentially life-threatening, so it is important that you know its signs and symptoms.
NYC Health’s Fact Sheet conveys new information about the syndrome, its symptoms when to seek medical help, treatments, and preventative steps. Because MIS-C is associated with COVID-19, acting to keep your child from being exposed to COVID-19 continues to be essential.
As a reminder, families should help their children understand the importance of the following measures and ensure their children follow them:
As per NYS Executive Order 202.17, all people over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face
covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance
from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one
close to you on the DOE website.
Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering.
When outside the home, adults and children must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.
Parents should remind children of the importance of good hand hygiene and should help ensure that
children frequently wash their hands.
The health and safety of our communities remain our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate
measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Please visit nyc.gov/health at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and do not hesitate to contact 311 with any questions.
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor New York City Department of Education
Update on Grading Policy
April 28, 2020
This unprecedented time of COVID-19 has presented difficulty and struggles for all New Yorkers, and we recognize that supporting your children in their continued learning in the midst of this crisis has been no small feat. We are amazed by the resilience and resolve that all of you—the families of our 1.1 million students—have shown as we transformed our entire system to remote learning. We are grateful for all that you are doing to support the success of your child as we finish the 2019-2020 school year in remote learning.
This transition would be a challenge at any time, but in the midst of the anxiety and trauma, so many of our communities are experiencing due to the pandemic, it could have been insurmountable. Still, you have done it, being there for your children in every way you can to support their learning despite not necessarily knowing where the next meal will be coming
from, or dealing with illness or loss in your family or community, or any other number of insecurities this time has brought.
That is why we have continually evolved our policies to meet this moment, developing and in some cases entirely reinventing them to support all of you—our students and families. These policies run the gamut from attendance to class scheduling to technology usage and beyond. Today, we are writing with another important policy update, concerning student
Grades are important for understanding a student’s progress toward meeting learning standards, but they are just one way our educators are measuring and discerning how a student is engaging with schoolwork and making progress. We must
ensure that support for our students includes not just academics, but social-emotional learning, health and safety, and physical and mental wellness, and there are relationships in place that affirm and empower our students and families. We are giving our educators the tools and skills they need to understand and support our students socially and emotionally. We
will continue to create resources for students and families that elevate these supports within the context of COVID-19. Implementation of the policy by school leaders will be considerate of students who have experienced emotional loss, death, mental health issues, or didn’t have access to a device or connectivity right away. We know that just as you are our partners in learning, we are yours in the emotional support your children may need during this time.
We have heard from students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and many others across the City to inform our revised grading policy. We see you, we hear you, and we believe that the final policy we are issuing emphasizes flexibility and patience for students in these unprecedented times, while also keeping students engaged without penalty for the trauma they may be experiencing. It maintains clear expectations that acknowledge each individual student’s experience, and creates a consistent, equitable system across all schools. The policy seeks to minimize stress on families and students, while still
providing next year’s teachers with the information they need about an individual student’s progress toward achieving standards.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The grading policy outlined below is in effect for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year only. Teachers will base students’ final grades on a holistic review of their progress before and after we started remote learning. Attendance will not be a factor in students’ grades. No student will receive a failing final grade.
GRADE(S) GRADING POLICY SUMMARY
3K & Pre-K No change – students in 3K and Pre-K do not receive report cards or grades.
K - 5th Students receive final grades of either “Meets Standards” (MT) or “Needs Improvement” (N).
6th - 8th Students receive final grades of “Meets Standards” (MT), “Needs Improvement” (N), or “Course in Progress” (NX), if additional time is needed to complete the course.
9th - 12th Your school’s existing grading scale applies, but no failing grades will be issued. A “Course in
Progress” (NX) will be issued instead, providing students with additional time to complete the
requirements for the course. After final grades have been issued, students and families have the
option to convert any or all passing Spring Semester 2020 final grades to ‘CR’ which indicates the
course was passed and credit was earned but does not have a value in the student’s GPA.
The DOE is continuing to develop plans for programming and supports over the summer months. More information about summer school will be made available by your school and shared in the upcoming weeks.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
For elementary and middle schools, principals will generally serve as primary points to answer questions regarding the grading policy for families.
For high schools, school counselors and college counselors will generally serve as primary points to answer questions regarding the grading policy for students and families, along with principals. If you need help identifying the school counselor or college counselor, please contact your principal (principal contact information can be found on your school's
website at https://www.nycenet.edu/schoolsearch).
Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learnat-home/information-on-remote-learning. We are committed not only to supporting students in their continued learning through June and beyond, but to supporting you as our primary partner in your child’s education. We know you have had a lot of questions and faced a lot of challenges in this transition; you have had to take on essential, invaluable new roles to keep your child’s education going and become indispensable partners to teachers. There are many resources available at schools.nyc.gov and your student’s school is also standing by to support you.
We always say that New York City has the best students, staff, and families in the world, and nothing will ever change that. You continue to prove this true each and every day. Thank you.
Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education New York City Department of Education
Linda Chen, Chief Academic Officer, Department of Education New York City Department of Education
IMPORTANT NYS COVID-19 NUMBERS, EMAILS, LINKS
NYS COVID-19 Testing Data:
Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220
24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065
NYS DOH website regarding Coronavirus:
NYS COVID-19 Email Alert Sign Up
NYS Mental Health Hotline: 1-844-863-9314 (to schedule a free appointment)
Weekly Provider Update (Recorded Web Conference):
Assistance of Qualified Medical Professionals Survey/Sign Up:
Retired Health Professional Survey/Sign Up:
E-mail address for NYC OEM that health care providers (PCP's, FQHC's, others) can use for supplies: Supplyrequest@oem.nyc.gov
The District 14 Community Education Council would like to hear from you!
In preparation for the first-ever remote CEC meeting on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:pm, the Community Education Council of District 14 would like to hear from you.
Let them know what you'd like to hear about at the upcoming April meeting, they will do their best to address your questions, thoughts, and concerns. All responses will remain anonymous.
NYC Schools Account
NYC Schools Account
It is important that parents/guardians who have not yet created an NYC School’s Account sign up to be able to access your child’s report.
NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a web-based application that lets you see your child’s academic and biographic information on any computer, phone, or tablet.
The application is translated into nine languages other than English. In the account, you can see a child’s:
- Attendance • Grades • Assessments (test scores) • Health information (Fitnessgram) • Schedule • Guardians • Enrollment history • Promotion Tracker • Graduation Tracker • Reading Level • Transportation
How to Create an Account:
You can create your NYC Schools Account online at https://mystudent.nyc/. You will need the Account Creation Code that was sent home with your child in a letter with your report card during Parent-Teacher conferences. In addition to this code you will need the child’s 9-digit student ID number (found on your child’s report card) to create an NYC Schools Account or to add additional children to an existing account.
You can request your child’s account creation code and student ID by contacting me, Ms. Deise Kowalski, Parent Coordinator at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov.
*You can now invite other adults who are associated with your child's school record to have their own account.*
You can invite relatives, the babysitter, a neighbor, or tutor, or a parent who lives in a different place, or anyone
else who you feel is important to share your child’s information with. However, as some of this information is
kept private by schools, we ask you to consider carefully whom you will invite. You control how much or how
little information you want to share with them. For more information: NYCSAParentFlyer_2017.pdf
Emergency Food Assistance
Free Meals For New Yonkers
Any New Yorker who wants to pick up a meal can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.
- Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- No one will be turned away at any time
- All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
- Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
- No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off-premises
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
- No registration or ID required
Find a free meal location near you https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx
Also visit NYC Food Bank. www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/
Vulnerable populations and children of front-line workers
Virtual Events for Children
-Even though in-person events are canceled across NYC through the end of March, some organizations are offering virtual events that you can join online. Check out Events on Growing Up NYC for virtual storytimes, teen writing workshops, and more. https://bit.ly/2wvnWpl
-Lunch Doodles with MoWillema https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23MoLunchDoodles
PS 34 Virtual Family Trips and Tours
This Spring just because you can't go outside doesn't mean you and your family can’t have travel adventures or enjoy amazing tours and events. Below are some great virtual trips, tours, and events for you and your family. Bring your snacks!
We invite you to share your family experience with a photo and tell us about your favorite trip, museum visit or event. This will be shared on our PS34 website and PS34 Olive H. Perry Facebook page. Email to Ms. Deise Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov
National Parks Virtual Trips: Visit the hidden world of the National Parks and follow park rangers on a journey to spectacular places most people never get to see. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service
- Explore incredible formations and trek by headland through the Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico
- Kayak through icebergs in Kenai Fjords, Alaska.
- Fly over active volcanoes and explore a lava tube in the Hawaii Volcanoes.
- Gaze at the night sky and go horseback riding through Bruce Canyon in Utah.
- Swim through the 3rd largest coral reef in the world and dive a shipwreck n the Dry Tortugas in Florida.
Visit the Taj Mahal :
Use Google Streetview to tour the famous building and explore its architecture, landscapes and more. https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/taj-mahal/UwGKcX7FFM5U4g?sv_lng=78.04199578168942&sv_lat=27.17376226664116&sv_h=7.5&sv_p=11&sv_pid=vQAmRxAVGgXXQmPcT8d0cQ&sv_z=1
Virtual Museum Tours:
Visit these amazing museums for some virtual tours.
The Met 360 Project:
This award-winning series of six short videos invites viewers around the world to virtually visit The Met's art and architecture in a fresh, immersive way. Created using spherical 360° technology, it allows viewers to explore some of the Museum's iconic spaces as never before. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project
The Museum of Chinese in America
Online Exhibit: With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America
The Museo Afro Brasil
Online Exhibit: Maracatu and the Alagoas Warrior: Afro-Brazilian festivities. Kings, queens, "caboclos", cowboys and "bois-bumbá." Get to know more about each tradition and the context behind its clothes.
Live Stream & Virtual Events:
92Y at Home for Families
Live-streamed music performances, art activities and other programming
Virtual Storytime with the Brooklyn Public Library
Every day at 2:00 pm, the Brooklyn Public Library broadcasts live Storytime, songs and tips for your child to acquire early literacy, fine motor and language development skills. https://bit.ly/34mqKBI
Parks@home: You can enjoy NYC parks from home! Join us for live park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, and more! https://www.nycgovparks.org/highlights/parks-at-home
Just for fun: Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room.
Test your wizarding skills with the Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room. Created by Sydney Krawiec, a youth services librarian at Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, this challenge can be completed as an individual or as a family. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform
Mental Health and Wellness Supports for Families
With schools closed and kids at home, many parents are facing added stress. Here are ways parents can destress:
As we remain in our homes for extended periods of time to help stop the spread of COVID-19, parenting can be especially challenging.
- Here are some positive parenting tips to help keep calm at home.
- See also, Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children & Others
- Tips for Coping with a New BabyDuring COVID-19
- Resources for Supporting Children's Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many parents are looking for advice on how to speak with children about COVID-19. Below are some helpful videos and activity sheets:
- PBS: Read this article from PBS Kids that provides helpful tips about talking to children about COVID-19.
- Sesame Street: Our friends at Sesame Street created a guide on how to discuss COVID-19 with young children.
Social-Emotional Wellness for Children
- Last year, DOE announced our partnership with National University System’s Sanford Harmony program to provide all elementary schools with access to a social-emotional curriculum. During remote learning, Sanford Harmony is offering families access to Harmony at Home, an online toolkit that provides a variety of lessons, activities, and resources to help caregivers navigate the social and emotional needs of children during this difficult time.
- If you’re worried about how your child is dealing with the stress of COVID-19, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on managing stress and anxiety. https://bit.ly/3djymsy
Resources for Grief and Loss
Videos resources on Grief
Re-Aloud Books about Grief via Youtube
Sesame Street- Helping Kids Grieve Video
Groups and Organizations that offer support services for Grief and Loss:
Calvary Hospital Bereavement Services
(646) 739-1005- Maria, Head of HBS department.
Online Bereavement Group - Thursdays @ 1 pm
Additional Groups Available
https://www.calvaryhospital.org/about/bereavement-resources/ (general information)
https://www.calvaryhospital.org/children-and-grief/ (specifically for children and grief)
Child Mind Institute
- 30-minute phone consultations with an expert clinician from our team
- Remote neuropsychological evaluations for children 6 years and older
- Bereavement and grief support with a trained grief counselor for those who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19
- Tutoring and support for remote learning skills
- BEST (Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training): Webinar and live consultation for parents and caregivers seeking specialized instruction on behavior management
- Virtual social skills groups for individuals on the autism spectrum
Mental Health Support New Yorkers
Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home
An infectious illness outbreak can be stressful for you and your loved ones. To reduce your stress and help manage the situation, try to remain positive, remind yourself of your strengths, connect with friends and loved ones, and use healthy coping skills. All New Yorkers have access to high-quality mental health services available by phone or online while you stay at home.
Valuable resources are available to help you find the support you may need in the ThriveNYC's guide link ThriveNYC’s new guide. You can find support provided by City Agencies and partners. There is support for Aging New Yorkers, Veterans, Students, and Young People, Parents, and Caregivers, City Government Employees, People With Disabilities and more.
If your symptoms of stress become overwhelming, reach out for support and help. You can contact NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages.
Tips for Planning Your Child's Day While Learning at Home
1-Make a quiet space if possible.
Give kids space to work without distractions. Turn off their phones, video games, the TV, and any other 1 device that they do not need to get their school work done.
2-Make a schedule for each weekday, and stick to it.
Kids do well at school when they know what to expect every day. Their teachers will likely have their
learning schedule set, so that will help.
3-Start with the schedule that the teacher creates and add things that work for your family.
For example, give your child short 5-minute breaks throughout the day. This will help if you know that they have trouble staying focused. Ask them to do chores and help around the house after their school day is over.
4-Let your child help you create the schedule too.
Right now, they may be feeling worried because so many things feel different. Letting them be a part of making the plan for their day can give them a sense of control.
Self Care & Fitness at Home.
Other Learn at Home Resources
While you’re at home with your children, here are some resources to help them stay active and engaged:
Bedtime Math - Free App.
Your kids won’t believe how cool math can be with Bedtime Math!
Enjoy a new story together every day in the free app – download it here: http://bedtimemath.org/
Dip your toes into some surprising math with the Bedtime Math app! It delivers a new story for you to enjoy with your family daily. Get the app free
Math Parent Engagement Program
A Fun, free app for IPads, iPhones or Android devices.
Quick, wacky family math.
Dinnertime. Bathtime. Any time.
A wacky new problem each day!
Three levels of math(ages 3-9)–Answers provided–No log-ins, no scores
1-Download app-Free here bedtimemath.org/apps/
-iPhone/iPad or Android
3-Select Community Edition
4-Enter special code: NYC
5-Parents will select their District and School (District 14, PS 34 Oliver H. Perry)
6- You’re in!
NY Public Library Free Online Tutoring for Students, Digital Research Books, and More
The New York Public Library is offering online tutoring to provide families with homework help, enrichment activities, and remote learning support through a partnership with Brainfuse. This partnership is just one of the many ways the Library is expanding its digital resources to New York City families during temporary closure to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Through Brainfuse, kids, and teens in grades K–12 can now access free, remote, one-on-one tutoring in a wide range of subjects and levels—from first-grade math to advanced algebra. Tutoring is offered seven days a week from 2 PM to 11 PM via chat. Services are available in both English and Spanish. Brainfuse also offers a bank of videos, activities, a writing lab, and other resources that are available to students 24/7.
Families can access these tools with an NYPL library card. If you or a family member don’t have a library card, sign up for one using our SimplyE app.
Download SimplyE for iPhone/iPad on App Store
Download SimplyE for Android on Google Play
-Free Tutoring https://on.nypl.org/3aAuJg4
-Hang in There, Parents: Craft, Art & Activity E-Books to Help Keep Your Kids Busy https://on.nypl.org/3bKYXNT
-NoveList K–8 Plus https://on.nypl.org/39vqr8G
-Expanded Resources for Kids & Teens https://on.nypl.org/2JFckmN
-Listen to Digital Audio Resources from Home https://on.nypl.org/2WXy0lV
Internet options for families
There are several options for free internet access, as follows:
- AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
- Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
- Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
- Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
- AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
- Verizon - Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
- T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
IPAD Distribution UPDATE 4-1-2020
The DOE is receiving shipments of approximately 50,000 iPads per week, from Apple. Our partners at IBM then “stage” the iPads, which means connecting them to the internet, adding all necessary applications, incorporating them to the DOE device management system, and enabling content filtering. Once they are staged, the iPads will be are assigned to individual students and shipped out to students.
- The week of March 23: the first shipment of iPads will make their way to students across New York City, prioritizing students living in shelters. iPads are being delivered in bulk to shelters, and a shelter employee will distribute them to individual students.
- The week of March 30: we will continue to prepare, pack and deliver the iPads that arrive from Apple to students in temporary housing, emergency shelters, youth shelters, and foster care, as well as high school students (see below).
- The week of April 6: we will focus on delivery to high school students, focusing on multilingual learner students, students with disabilities, and students who live in public housing. iPads will be distributed on a rolling basis with new shipments arriving and being staged each week.
- Students who have requested an iPad, but are not in the above groups, will be eligible to receive iPads after deliveries have been made to the above groups.
Remote learning Device Request Form: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
call 718-935-5100 (press 5)
DOE Student Account Set up Instructions for Remote learning
The Department of education has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student so students can stay connected and continue their learning remotely. The account gives students access to Google Classroom and Microsoft Office 365.
Information and Assistance visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/doe-student-accounts
Please follow the DOE Student Account Set Up Instructions below to get started.
Set up an account so you can join Google Classroom and begin online instruction on Monday, March 23.
Find Your Student Account ID and Password
To retrieve your account ID and password:
- Go to Student Account Self Service (https://idm.nycenet.edu/students/start.form)
- Enter your 9-digit Student ID number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, or in your NYCSA account, contact your teacher on Dojo or Ms. Deise Kowalski Parent Coordinator at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov)
- Enter your birthday.
- Click Continue.
- If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.
- Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net. For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.
Access Google Classroom
To access Google Classroom:
- Go to https://classroom.google.com/
- Enter your DOE student email address.
- Click Next.
- Enter your DOE student username (the part before the @)
- Enter your password.
- Click Next.
- If the username and password entered are correct, you will be signed-in successfully.
Access Office 365
To access Microsoft Office 365:
Go to portal.office.com
- Click the account ending in @nycstudents.net or enter your DOE student email and click next.
- Enter your DOE student username (the part before the @)
- Enter your password.
- Click Next.
- If the username and password entered are correct, you will be signed-in successfully
Remote Learning and Important Links
2020 Parent Guide to Google Classroom
Remote Learning Tip: Did you know that students can use X-box and Playstation to access remote learning?
They can! Families can use almost any internet-enabled electronic device to access Google Classroom including a smartphone
check out the parent guide to google Classroom 2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom 1.pdf
US Census 2020
Make Brooklyn Count!
Make sure to complete your US Census online beginning March 12!
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
Census Guides in various languages are available at :https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/language-resources/language-guides.html
The 2020 Census is happening now. Be Counted!
You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.
Online in various languages including Polish and Spanish: https://my2020census.gov/
For other languages visit: https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond/responding-by-phone.html
Help shape your future, and your community's future, by responding to the 2020 Census.
Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12 – 20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.
In addition to an invitation to respond, some households will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form).
You do not need to wait for your paper questionnaire to respond to the Census. Please complete your census form online, by phone, or by mail.
For information visit: https://2020census.gov/en/census-data.html
2020 NYC School Surveys Deadline Extended!
Deadline Now extended to June 26!
Contact your Parent Coordinator, Ms. Deise Kowalski at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov to get information on how to complete your Parent Survey online and to get your survey code!
2020 NYC Surveys
Each year we ask parents/guardians to take the NYC School Survey. The survey is aligned with the DOE's Framework for Great Schools. It is designed to collect important information about our school's ability to support student success. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and improve our schools and programs. That is why it is so important that all our families complete their surveys. Please take a few minutes to provide honest feedback on this year's School Survey. Your answers are entirely confidential.
Families can review last year’s 2019 NYC School Survey results which are a part of the 2018-19 School Quality Guide. It includes the latest Quality Review Reports and the 2018-19 Framework ratings. https://tools.nycenet.edu/guide/2019/
Virtual Workforce 1 Career Center System
Job Training Opportunities
Training can provide you with the education and experience you need to land a job or advance within your career. In response to COVID-19, the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is recruiting for training remotely and offering some online trainings.
SNAP Benefits online
You can now use your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop online for fresh produce and groceries and have them delivered. Use your EBT card at these online stores in NYC:
Note: SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees. Be sure to confirm an online store delivers to your home address
Section 8 Housing Info
NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Section 8 voucher holders having trouble paying rent because of an income loss should email email@example.com or send a fax to 212-863-5299
Domestic violence services
When home isn't safe, domestic violence survivors can find services 24/7 at nyc.gov/NYCHOPE, 1-800-621-HOPE(4673) or 911 for emergencies.
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