As we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we know this school year will look and feel very different.
PA meetings will be conducted virtually.
Monthly Family Meetings
We will have a standing monthly parent meeting to be held the third Tuesday of the month.
Please use this Zoom link for the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87843389105?pwd=eUxnNS82djQxMUpsVjZjRE9kWkg1UT09
Meeting ID: 878 4338 9105
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Have any questions? Please reach out to our incredible parent coordinator Yvette Vasquez - Room 108 - 718-904-5570 x 21082 or email: YVasquez2@schools.nyc.gov
All families: Complete the invitation to join Operoo! This is our new parent communication system. Complete your blue card and more school forms electronically. Including COVID Testing Consent Form. Please check your junk mail folder if you have not received this communication.
Out of our School Zone? Simply Apply through our Amazing NYC Magnet Schools Program
Family Letters From DOE Central Office
* New Letter 9/21/20
If you have traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory(Open external link) in the past 14 days You are required to quarantine for 14 days including weekends and holidays. Please use the link above to check to see if the state you visited is on the list.
The link to take the DOE health screening is provided here: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
Programs Provided by DOE Central Office
The Learning Bridges program will provide childcare options for parents of students in grades 3-K–8, on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. The Learning Bridges childcare is only available to students who are registered for blended learning, and will only be available on the days that students are scheduled for remote learning. The Learning Bridges program will be operated by community-based organizations (CBOs) and other partners under contract with the DOE for early childhood students, or Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) for K–8 students.
How to Apply
- If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this application(Open external link).
- Need help completing the online application? Call 311 for assistance.
- If you already filled out the expression of interest form, you do not need to complete another application.
All schools are currently preparing for a blended learning model. Blended learning means that students learn part of the time in-person in school buildings, and continue their learning remotely, from home, on the remaining weekdays. Any family can also choose all-remote learning this fall, for any reason. If all-remote learning is your preference, we ask to hear from you by filling out a short web form at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020, or by calling 311. If you begin in blended learning, you can decide later to transition to all-remote, but to best support schools in their planning for reopening, we ask that those who have a preference for 100% remote notify us by this Friday, August 7. (It is not too late to complete the survey)
Parents, it is important that you register on to NYCSA (New York City Schools Account) an app that provides the student's personal profile. This is where you will receive your child’s report card. It also provides information such as: Grades, NYS Test scores. You can register using this link: https://mystudent.nyc/ Or you can contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Yvette Vasquez at her email YVasquez2@schools.nyc.gov
Please join us for these great Workshops:
Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child – Please click here to learn more and register.
- Structuring a Home Learning Environment; Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
- Managing Kids' Screen Time; Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
- Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 1; Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
- Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 2; Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
- Improving Your Relationship With Your Child; Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
- Parent Calming Techniques; Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
Coping During COVID-19 – Please click here to learn more and register.
- Managing Grief and Loss; Monday, January 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
- Managing Stress and Anxiety; Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
- Mindful Parenting; Monday, January 18th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
- Managing Intense Emotions; Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
- Will My Child be Okay?; Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
- Fostering Resilience Within Your Family; Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
Supporting Learning at Home – Please click here to learn more and register.
- Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning; Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
- Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills; Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
- Building a Foundation for Reading at Home; Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
For additional resources, please visit us at: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/
Internet Hotspots Available from DOE
Hotspots are Available for Students in NYCHA, Shelter, or With No Internet at Home
The DOE has a limited number of donated hotspot devices for schools to give to students who do not have internet at home or who live in NYCHA housing or shelter. Each device comes with a 30 GB plan of monthly data with a two-year service plan. Each hotspot can support up to eight devices.
High school students who do not have internet at home or who live in NYCHA housing or shelter get priority. If there are more devices, we will prioritize middle school students and then elementary school students until we give out all hotspots.
In order for a student to receive a hotspot, the student should not have received a DOE central COVID19 iPad and should not have an active request to receive one.
The student must either:
have their own mobile learning device but need internet connectivity at home
have a school-based learning device that is not internet-enabled
If you are in need of a hotspot please contact the parent coordinator, Yvette Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Thursday, November 19th so we can request the device for your child.
Once the school receives the hotspots the devices will need to be assigned to individual students. Please also be aware that our school will have to work with families so that the student and the parent/guardian
Sign an end-user participation agreement
Sign and initial a memorandum of understanding
Review the program overview and guidelines
Obtaining Devices & iPad WiFi Reset
To help students stay connected during remote learning, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out this Remote Device Request. The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you regarding the delivery of your device. In addition to the Request Form, you must also sign the Remote Device Agreement in order for your request to be processed. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned. There is a limit of one device per student.
If you are having trouble with your DOE iPad please use this link to view or download the video showing how to reset the WiFi: video-1600873267.mp4
FREE WiFi Offered by Carriers: Free and discounted WiFi for Families
If you are in need of a device or tablet please contact Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr at: MMajor@bronxbp.nyc.gov or call &18) 590-3500. Please provide a detailed message with the school that your child attends.
Bell Schedule for In-Person and 100% Remote Learning
8:30 AM - 9:17 AM
9:19 AM - 10:06 AM
10:08 AM - 10:53 AM
10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
11:42 AM - 12:27 PM
12:29 PM - 1:14 PM
1:16 PM - 1:55 PM
1:55 PM - 2:00 PM
Teacher Office Hours
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Our Amazing Scholars!
COVID-19 Testing Site
Did you know that Co-Op City has its own COVID-19 Testing Site? Well you do. Located at: 105 Dreiser Loop. They are open 7 days a week. Hours of operation: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. They do not do rapid testing, however they do have expedited testing for DOE students. Expedited meaning you will not have to wait on line. Results are coming back within 5 - 7 days.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Family Resource Links
We Love Our Parents
NYS Testing Dates
NYS has issued the following dates for Grades 3 - 5 testing:
ELA Testing April 20 & 21
Math Testing May 4 & 5
More information regarding testing will follow.