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ABOUT THE DASHBOARD

Dear Parents,

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed 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 is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures of school accountability and student success. This new dashboard will provide parents with information about their child’s school. The Parent Dashboard is now available in addition to the New York State School Report Card on NYSED’s public data site. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.

In 2019, NYSED gathered feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. The data elements that parents ranked highest on the survey are available on the Parent Dashboard.

NYSED is now gathering additional feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide further enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. We invite parents and other stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and then provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public and to make improvements to the website. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the Parent Dashboard, which includes frequently asked questions and contact information.

Thank you for your feedback and for your continued commitment to your child’s education.

The NYSED Parent Dashboard Communications Toolkit

NYC DOE DISCLAIMER DOCUMENT

Remote Learning FAQs

Visit our Remote Learning page.

Schools are closed through the 2019 - 2020 school year. We are using Google Classroom to continue classes.

We are available to answer your questions via email: ms246brooklyn@wwms246.school

Stay up to date with NYC DOE Learn At Home.

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    WW virtual election

    WALT WHITMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 246 “We Cannot Succeed Without YOU!”
    P.T.A./SLT/PAC
    INVITES YOU TO JOIN US VIRTUALLY For our
    Election Meeting
    May 6, 2021
    @
    6:00 P.M.
    via
    Zoom Meeting
    https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/83802327661?pwd=V2FqeDZnNDNISjdRZXZoM2JkOTUzQT09
    Meeting ID: 838 0232 7661 Passcode: 904594 PHONE# (929)205-6099 Nominees
    SHERINE ADAMS - P.T.A. PRESIDENT NANCY PIERRE - P.T.A. TREASURER
    WILFORD MORISSEAU - P.T.A. SECRETARY/ACTIVE SLT MEMBER
    JODI ANN PECK - SLT FREEDA LA FRANCE- SLT MARIA HIDALGO - SLT /ACTIVE SLT MEMBER SHAMEDA CAMPBELL – SLT /ACTIVE SLT MEMBER
    DEBBIE ANN CAMPBELL– SLT/PAC PRESIDENT /ACTIVE SLT MEMBER SHERINE ADAMS - PAC ALTERNA

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    Housing Rental Payment Resource List

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    CEC 17 Meet the Candidates

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    Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT) Approval of New York’s State Plan for School Children

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    PTA Meeting

    WALT WHITMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 246  

    "We Cannot Succeed Without YOU!"

                       MS. VIXAMAR INVITES YOU TO JOIN US VIRTUALLY

    For our Monthly PTA Meeting

    Thursday, April 08, 2021

    @

    6:00 P.M.

    via

    Zoom Meeting

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87564394222?pwd=ekhNUUdLOEMvbzA4WWVtdGRNcXJMdz09

     

     

    Join Zoom Meeting 
    Meeting ID: 87564394222 
    Passcode: 327554 

    Call 1-646-558-8656

     

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    State Assessment participation Survey for parents

     
    I've invited you to fill out a form:
     
    M.S. 246 - State Assessment Participation Survey for Remote Students
     
    Middle School 246 will be administering the 2020-2021 New York State ELA Exam between April 19 - April 30 and the New York State Math between May 3 - May 14. Please complete all part that are required before submitting.

    We are surveying parents of fully remote students to find out if they are interested in sending their child/children in the building to take the NYS ELA & MATH Assessments.

    YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING PREFERENCE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD TAKE THE NYS EXAMS.

    If you opted for your child to take the NYS Exams, you will be notified of the date and time by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
    FILL OUT FORM
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    Parents Nycsa account

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    Brooklyn Basic Event

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    PTA Meeting

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    Covid 19 Vaccine discussion

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    Parent Spring Letter

    6429 • E-mail: 246K@schools.nyc.gov
    Bently Warrington, Principal Kenroy Johnson Assistant Principal
    Department of Education City of New York
    Clarence G. Ellis, Superintendent
    March 5, 2021
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    Our Spring Parent-Teacher Conference is on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
     Afternoon session: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
     Evening session: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    The second marking period Report Card and the Progress of all students will be discussed with parents.
    Students will be served lunch in school and be dismissed at 11:38 p.m. on the day of the conference. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked-up, if needed.
    You are urged to complete the virtual meeting platform (i.e. Google Meet, Zoom) emailed to you by your child’s teacher to select a time within the allotted time and whether you prefer to be contacted by phone or via google meet. If you choose google meet, a link will be emailed to you in advance for the time reserved.
    Be prepared to ask questions about any problems you may have or give any information that may be helpful.
    Preparing for a Conference
    Make a list of things you want to tell the teacher about your child so the teacher can understand your child better: health, attitudes toward school, hobbies and interests. Decide what you want to ask the teachers. Discuss the conference with your child to see if there is anything he/she would like you to talk about with the teacher. It is recommended that both parents and students should partake in the conference.
    During the Conference
    Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Is my child working up to his/her ability? How is my child progressing in specific subjects? What books are being used? Does my child get along with classmates? How much homework is required? What are the teacher's goals for the year? How can I help at home? Make notes of suggestions. Review with the teacher at the end of the conference what can be done to help your child.
    Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better. Samuel Beckett

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    CSD17 •
    72 Veronica Place • Brooklyn, New York 11226
    Phone: 718-282-5230 • Fax: 718-284-6429 • E-mail: 246K@schools.nyc.gov
    Bently Warrington, Principal Kenroy Johnson Assistant Principal
    After the Conference
    Department of Education City of New York
    Clarence G. Ellis, Superintendent
    Discuss the conference with your child, pointing out first his/her strengths, and suggesting improvements in a positive way. Follow up on recommended actions immediately. This might be finding books suggested by the teacher, preparing a quiet area for home study, or going over papers brought from school. Email your child’s teacher and/or call the school if you wish to check on your child’s progress or if you want to schedule a follow-up conference. Let your child know that you and the teachers are working together.
    Sincerely,
    Bentley Warrington

    Principal 

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    Transition to High school

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    School Experience Survey


     

    As a friendly reminder, the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey will close on February 5.

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    Parent Workshop: On Students access to Students accounts.

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    Covid 19 Resources

    Important Dates to Know: 

    DOHMH presents NYC Asks Dr.Fauci: Don't miss our conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of @NIAIDNews, and @NYCHealthCommr at noon on Friday! The discussion will be livestreamed here and on YouTube:

    http://on.nyc.gov/nycasksdrfauci

    - NYS Homes and Community Renewal Announces Expansion of Covid Rent Relief Program (February 1, 2021)

    The New York State Legislature established the COVID Rent Relief Program to help households who are experiencing a loss of income during the COVID-19 crisis. This program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. 

    How to Apply: Applications for COVID Rent Relief Program Available Online at https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP  The deadline to submit your COVID Rent Relief Program application is February 1, 2021.

    For Help Applying: Residents who need help or have questions about their application can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center for assistance at 1-833-499-0318 or covidrentrelief@hcr.ny.gov. Call Center representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can also call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline” to be connected with tenant support specialists who can help you navigate the application process. 

    - NYC Civic Corps (March 1, 2021) recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select community-based organizations for 10 months. Our vision is that community-based organizations will more effectively utilize volunteers and more efficiently carry out their mission to make our city a more equitable place for all New Yorkers.  Application close date: March 1, 2021. The website link to the application: www.nyc.gov/hostciviccorps

     

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    Admissions Workshop

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    High school Equivalency diploma

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    High School meeting

    HIGH SCHOOL
    PARENT WORKSHOP
    • Is your child going off to high school next year?
    • Are you starting to research high schools and need guidance?
    • Do you have questions about the high school application?
    • Are you not sure where the best place to send your child?
    Please join me for a virtual meeting for an informative workshop to learn about the high
    school admissions process.
    When: Monday, Tuesday 19, 2021
    Time: 4:30-5:45pm
    Where: Please click clink below to join the meeting
    Topic: High School Application Workshop
    Time: Jan 19, 2021 04:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/88987522533?pwd=SkFRbkRFQ3lYSTQxdm40SXZYSk1MZz
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    Meeting ID: 889 8752 2533
    Passcode: 842182
    One tap mobile
    +19292056099,,88987522533#,,,,*842182# US (New York)
    Dial by your location: 929 205 6099 US (New York)

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    Please join us in this free work shop

    Transition for Families
    A family guide to transition planning with your student and IEP Team to prepare your child for life after high school:
    ● ● ●
    Assess your child's strengths, interests, and needs for successful transition planning Establish measurable post-secondary goals and annual goals
    Identify appropriate transition services and coordinated activities
    All NYC families are welcome to attend.
    PRESENTED BY:
    The Brooklyn Regional Partnership Center and the School-Age Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center
    LOCATION: This is an online webinar. LANGUAGE: English
    For more info:
    Call Kylie at (212) 677-4650 ext. 21
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
    https://bit.ly/38ili4Y

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    Please Join District 17

    FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TEAM (PHILTON & MARGOT) FOR
    CONNECTING WITH FAMILIES DAILY VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS 2021
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday * 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Click on the link below to Join
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85758833034?pwd=OWJYWmFHRTVTOWtOTGdsT
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    Meeting ID: 857 5883 3034 * Passcode: 964745
    Mobile Call In+1646-558-8656 (New York) or +1301-715-8592 US (Washington D.C)
    Tuesday & Thursday * 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Click on the link below to Join
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81484878215?pwd=NE9pUTMwYXpVdXFZVzlBb0dITE1qZz09
    Meeting ID: 814 8487 8215 * Passcode: 986261
    Mobile Call In +1646-558-8656 US (New York) or +1312-626-6799 US (Chicago)
    Concerns/Questions relating to: (Parents, PA/PTA, SLT, PAC, 311, Title 1, Parent Workshops/
    Presentation, Working Papers, Parent Coordinators & Principals individual Support Talk Time)

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    CEC 17 Holiday Showcase

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    Christmas Food Basket Distribution

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    NYC OFFICE HOURS TOWN HALL

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    Free Food Distribution

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    PTA Meeting

    WALT WHITMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 246 

    "We Cannot Succeed Without YOU!"

     

    INVITES YOU TO JOIN US VIRTUALLY

    For our

    December 10, 2020

    @

    6:00 P.M.

    via

    Zoom Meeting

     

     

    Join Zoom Meeting 
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    Passcode: 430275 

     

     

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    Free Food Distribution

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    Free Food Distribution

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    Diabetes Information Session

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    D17 Connecting with Families every Monday

    FAMILY LEADERSHIP & FAMILY SUPPORT COORDINATOR
    CONNECTING WITH FAMILIES DAILY VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS
    BEGINNING NOVEMBER 9, 2020
    EVERY MONDAY * 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81317223376?pwd=N2pkMVArWitKWGozM2d0a0g1eFhzZz09
    Meeting ID: 813 1722 3376 * Passcode: 852478
    16465588656 US (New York) or +13017158592 US (Germantown)
    EVERY TUESDAY * 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81484878215?pwd=NE9pUTMwYXpVdXFZVzlBb0dITE1qZz09
    Meeting ID: 814 8487 8215 * Passcode: 986261
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    EVERY WEDNESDAY * 9:00 AM – 11: 00 AM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85758833034?pwd=OWJYWmFHRTVTOWtOTGdsTk0xZWdXdz09
    Meeting ID: 857 5883 303 * Passcode: 964745
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    EVERY THURSDAY 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84560260564?pwd=Tk9pakYycUUvNDJLMi9Wdm13S2FaZz09
    Meeting ID: 845 6026 0564 * Passcode: 336882
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    EVERY FRIDAY * 9:00 AM – 11: 00 AM
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84*061575950?pwd=Mk1mOVZiTDd5U05HV3N6QjN3Yzdvdz09
    Meeting ID: 840 6157 5950 * Passcode: 789521
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) or 1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

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    Virtual Tuturing for Students Every Monday

    Prospect Plaza Community Center presents Virtual tutoring every Monday beginning November 2nd 4 pm - 6pm Contact abradshaw@wearebcs.org to sign up!

     

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    School Closing Effective November 19.2020

    Dear Families,       I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. All of us at the Department of Education have been so proud to witness the joy of students and educators reuniting and learning together this year. We have been the only major school district in the nation to reopen our buildings. The benefit to hundreds of thousands of students is incredible, as school communities have reconnected in person for learning, growing, and supporting one another. All along, we have kept health and safety at the forefront of everything we do. That includes carefully monitoring COVID-19 transmission rates across the city and, when necessary in response to infections, temporarily closing our school buildings and transitioning students to fully remote learning. Given recent increases in transmission, we have reached a point in our City’s infection rate that requires all students to transition to remote learning. Beginning Thursday, November 19, all school buildings will be closed, and all learning will proceed remotely for all students, until further notice. You will hear from your principal shortly about next steps for you and your student. Please note that this is a temporary closure, and school buildings will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. I am sure you have many questions, and below you can find some important guidance to provide some answers. As always, we are committed to academic excellence, community-building, and social-emotional support for your child—no matter where they are learning. Devices for Remote Learning Do you need a device, need technical support or to fix a broken device, or are dealing with a lost or stolen device? Call DOE’s IT Help desk at 718-935-5100 and press 5 to get assistance. You can also get quick help online: x Browse tech support topics: schools.nyc.gov/technicaltools x File a tech support ticket: schools.nyc.gov/techsupport x Request a device: schools.nyc.gov/devices x Get support with a DOE-issued iPad: schools.nyc.gov/ipadfixes x Issues with your Internet connection: schools.nyc.gov/internet We are committed to ensuring every student is learning 5 days a week. Your child’s school will support you in remote learning if you currently don’t have a device by providing paper-based work. Contact your school for more info. Free Meals for Students and Families All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9:00 a.m. and noon on weekdays to pick up three free grab-and-go meals. No identification or registration is necessary. Halal and kosher meals are available at some sites, which are listed at schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.

    From 3-5 p.m., New Yorkers of all ages can pick up free meals at 260 Community Meals sites across the city. For a list of sites, please visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals. Learning Bridges Learning Bridges, the City’s free childcare program for children in 3-K through 8th grade, will continue to serve families enrolled in blended learning. We will continue to give priority to children of essential workers, as well as students in temporary housing or residing in NYCHA developments, children in foster care or receiving child welfare services, and students with disabilities. Families can learn more and apply at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges, and new offers will be made to families weekly as seats are available. Early Childhood Education 3-K and Pre-K classrooms in district schools and DOE Pre-K Centers will be closed. If your child attends a program in a community-based center that is not located in a public school, or attends a family childcare program that is part of a DOE network, it will remain open. If you are not sure which type of program your child attends or have questions about your child’s services, please contact your program directly. Strong supports are in place to ensure that these sites can continue operating safely. Although we are temporarily shifting to fully remote teaching and learning for all students, if you have recently elected to enroll your child in blended learning, your child will be able to begin in-person learning after we reopen. I know that for many of you, this decision to temporarily close school buildings that we recently opened up will be disappointing, and I understand. But by confronting these challenges together, we can continue to fight back against COVID-19. And I am confident that before long, we will be able to safely reopen our school buildings again. Please remember the “Core Four”: wash your hands, wear a face covering, keep six feet of distance from others, and stay home if you’re feeling sick. These are critically important steps that all of us can take every day.  We will continue to provide updates, supporting you and everyone in the DOE family as this public health crisis continues to evolve. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school with any questions or concerns. We are grateful for your partnership and all you do for our city.   Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza Chancellor New York City Department of Education

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    Brooklyn Children Museum

    District 17 families
    Activate your imagination with a
    BCM Back-to-School kit!
    Each kit features a set of new school supplies and other
    surprises to spark creativity.
    Pick up a free kit while supplies last! Distribution will take place:
    Brooklyn Children’s Museum
    145 Brooklyn Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11213
    We can’t wait
    to see what
    you create!
    Learn more about BCM’s current programs and schedule at brooklynkids.org. Questions? Email education@brooklynkids.org.
    Thursday, November 19
    1-3pm

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    PTA Meeting

    WALT WHITMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 246 

    "We Cannot Succeed Without YOU!"

     

    INVITES YOU TO JOIN US VIRTUALLY

    For our

    November 12, 2020

    @

    6:00 P.M.

    via

    Zoom Meeting

     

     

    Join Zoom Meeting 
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    Meeting ID: 854 8496 2378 
    Passcode: 430275 

     

     

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    Healthy Halloween Parent Letter

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    Continuing to Build Parents Workshop

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    CSD 17 Rise Up News Letter

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    Housing Workshop

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    PTA ELECTION

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    Voter Registration Information

    New York offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in New York by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.  
     
    Election day is Nov. 3

    Registration deadlines
    Online: Oct. 9
    By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 9
    In person: Oct. 9

    Absentee ballot deadlines
    Request: Oct. 27
    Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
    Return in person: Nov. 3 by 9:00 p.m.

    Early voting
    Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
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    Health Screening DOE Buildings

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    Back to School Census Event

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    Money for Groceries

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    INTERGENERATIONAL Back to School & Health Event

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    Councilman Eugene Host Free Food, Mask, and Hand Sanitizer giveaway

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    TOWNHALL

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    Adult Learning Starts September 2020

    Please Click link forADL Survey

     

    https://bit.ly/ADULTEDUREMOTELEARN

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    Back To school Pledge

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    Bell Schedule

    Dear Parents,

    All students follow the same bell schedule whether blended or remote. 

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    Approved School Schedule Model

     Information is forthcoming about which group schedule your child will follow, if you chose blended learning. 

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    Choosing Remote Instruction Timeline

    Timeline for Choosing Fully Remote Instruction
    July 15 – August 7
     Families can begin opting into full-time remote learning.
     During this window, families can opt back into in-person
    instruction if needed on a quarterly basis.
    Week of August 10
     Families can continue to opt into remote only learning
     Send reports to schools indicating which students have opted
    into full-time remote learning
     Non-respondents should be programmed for in-person
    instruction (based on model school selects)
    September 2020
     Schools begins for all students
    Families who choose 100 percent remote learning can opt back
    into blended learning on a quarterly basis, beginning in
    November.

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    School Reopening update

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    Please complete Return to School Survey

    Please visit schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 to fill out a short web form, or call 311

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    Health and Safety Update

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    School Reopening Zoom meeting

    Please join Walt Whitman 246 for zoom meeting to receive information on 2020-2021 School reopening.
     
    Zoom call meeting for Tuesday August 4, 2020 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm.
     
     
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Meeting ID: 713 5709 0303
    Passcode: 2RBadx
     
     
    Zoom call meeting Saturday August 8, 2020 10:00 Am until 10:45 Am
     
     
     
     
    Join Zoom Meeting
     
    Meeting ID: 743 5842 3026
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    Schools Reopening update

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    Remote Learning Perference survey

    School Year 2020-2021

    This fall, your child’s school will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. You can choose from two options:

    1. 100% Remote Learning: Opt in to have your child learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). To choose this option for your child, fill out and submit this form. If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311.

    OR

    2. Combination of In-Person and Remote Learning: Your child can follow their school’s schedule, a mix of in-person days at school and remote learning days from home. To choose this option, no action is needed: your school will be in touch about its schedule and programming plans in the coming weeks. Please visit the Return to School 2020 pages on the website for more information.

    Changing Preferences

    • If you chose 100% Remote Learning but want to change your child’s preference back to Blended Learning, complete this form again by August 7. 
    • After August 7, any family who chose 100% Remote Learning will have the option to change back to Blended Learning at a few specific times during the school year.

    This form does not apply to charter schools. If your child attends a charter school, please reach out to the school directly to discuss remote learning options.

    GET STARTED
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    Student Accounts Link

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/doe-student-accounts

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    School Opening Update

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    School Reopening Plan

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    Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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    New 6th Grade Orientation

    New incoming 6th Grade student Orientation

    Congratulation Incoming 6th Graders and Parents below you will the link for Virtual orientation. This Orientation is only for new in coming 6th graders.

     

     Link for the incoming Grade 6th Parent Orientation on June 13 at 10:00 a.m. 

     

     

    Join with Google Meet

    https://meet.google.com/bcs-opks-bmg

    Join by phone

    ‪(US) +1 405-646-0477 PIN: ‪639 323 606#

     

     Link with the incoming grade 6 parents for the Google Meet on June 15 at 7:00 p.m.

     

    Join with Google Meet

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    Admissions Upcoming Engagement on Policy for 2020–21 Admissions Due to COVID-19

    Admissions Engagement

    Happening Now

    The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021. All parents and students are invited to join virtual borough-based meetings with Executive Superintendents:

    Due to COVID-19, some factors that middle and high schools consider in admissions decisions, such as state test scores, attendance, and end-of-year grades, are not available. The admissions process for middle and high schools for the 2020–21 school year has to adapt to account for the absence of this information, which schools use in ranking prospective students.

    • Bronx with Executive Superintendent Ross Porter on Wednesday May 27th (6pm-8pm)
    • Queens with Executive Superintendents Muñiz-Sarduy and Spencer on Thursday May 28th (6pm-8pm)
    • Staten Island with Executive Superintendent Lodico on Friday May 29th (6pm-8pm)
    • Manhattan with Executive Superintendent Rosales on Monday June 1st (6pm-8pm)
    • Brooklyn with Executive Superintendents Watts and Freeman on Tuesday June 2nd (6pm-8pm)
     

    We'll be updating this page with details on how to participate: check back again soon!

    Additionally, the DOE is hearing from parent leaders across the city through meetings with the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council, CEC presidents, Presidents’ councils, and other parent advocacy groups.

    Messages to Families

    May 21, 2020

    The following message from the Chancellor provides information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DOE admissions for fall 2021, inviting families to engage with us through virtual events. You can read this message without leaving this page or download it as a PDF in your language: translations are coming soon!

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    P-EBT Benefits

    Every public school student in New York City will soon receive more than $400 to help pay for food while school buildings are shut down, regardless of family income.

    Through a federal relief effort, the state was recently approved to disperse the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT. The sweeping program will automatically send families the equivalent of about $5.70 per day to make up for meals that each student would have been eligible for while in school.

    Because New York City is a universal free lunch district, providing no-cost meals to all 1 million students regardless of need, every child in a city-run public school qualifies. It adds up to about $420 per child — retroactive from the time buildings were shuttered in mid-March, through the end of the academic year in June. Across the state, the program will bring in more than $880 million in federal funds.

    Charter and parochial students should also benefit, so long as their school participates in the federal school lunch program.

    Anti-hunger activists who fought for universal free lunch in the city say the coming relief is unprecedented in scale and serves dual purposes: keeping children fed, and helping local businesses stay afloat.

    Families, some of whom may be receiving public assistance for the first time, should not hesitate to use the money, said Joshua Goodman, a city spokesperson.

    “This is an important program that is going to benefit a lot of people,” he wrote in an email. “This crisis is exactly what public benefits like P-EBT were made for, and there is no reason to feel reluctant to use it to take care of your family.”

    An estimated 2 million people in the city, the epicenter of the virus’s chokehold, are hungry. More than 500 schools have continued to serve as meal hubs since buildings shut down on March 16, providing bagged breakfasts and lunches to anyone who needs food.

     

    Still, meal hubs can only go so far in meeting the need. With set hours, locations that may require traveling on public transit, and menus that don’t always meet dietary or religious restrictions, families may find it hard to access food served at schools.

    Increased food benefits, meanwhile, have a well-documented effect of helping to boost the economy, as families can shop in local bodegas and markets.

    “That’s money that immediately gets infused into the local economy,” said Liz Accles, executive director of the nonprofit Community Food Advocates. “People get benefits and they spend them right away because the needs are immediate.”

    Families do not have to apply. For those already receiving food assistance or medicare, the additional funds will be added automatically to EBT or identification cards. Payments should begin in early June, according to the state.

    For all others, benefits are expected to be mailed beginning late June.

    The state is responsible for disbursing the money and is working with the New York education department to identify families who haven’t previously received public benefits.

    Unlike previous rounds of federal stimulus support, families will qualify regardless of immigration status. The benefits will not count against the “public charge” rule, under which other public benefits could be a strike against someone’s chances of securing a green card or other kinds of visas.

    City leaders said they are working on an information campaign so that parents know to expect the extra support. That will be crucial, Accles said, because families may be skeptical of spending the money if they are worried it was sent in error — and that they may need to eventually pay it back.

    “We really want to make sure that people know what this is when they get it,” Accles said. “It’s essential and people really need the support.”

    For more information, visit the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website.

     
     

     

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    Important Dates to Know: 

    DOHMH presents NYC Asks Dr.Fauci: Don't miss our conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of @NIAIDNews, and @NYCHealthCommr at noon on Friday! The discussion will be livestreamed here and on YouTube:

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    - NYS Homes and Community Renewal Announces Expansion of Covid Rent Relief Program (February 1, 2021)

    The New York State Legislature established the COVID Rent Relief Program to help households who are experiencing a loss of income during the COVID-19 crisis. This program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. 

    How to Apply: Applications for COVID Rent Relief Program Available Online at https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP  The deadline to submit your COVID Rent Relief Program application is February 1, 2021.

    For Help Applying: Residents who need help or have questions about their application can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center for assistance at 1-833-499-0318 or covidrentrelief@hcr.ny.gov. Call Center representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can also call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline” to be connected with tenant support specialists who can help you navigate the application process. 

    - NYC Civic Corps (March 1, 2021) recruits and places AmeriCorps members to serve full time at select community-based organizations for 10 months. Our vision is that community-based organizations will more effectively utilize volunteers and more efficiently carry out their mission to make our city a more equitable place for all New Yorkers.  Application close date: March 1, 2021. The website link to the application: www.nyc.gov/hostciviccorps

     

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  • School Closed until April 20th

    NYC Public Schools will closed until June Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza  Remote Learning Model will continue throughout 2019-2020 School year . Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time.

     

    Read the DOE School Closure Announcement

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