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  • July 8, 2021-Family Letter from Chancellor Porter

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  • 2021–2022 School Year Calendar

    Please visit the following link for the upcoming 2021-2022 School Calendar.

    Translated versions are available on this page: 


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  • Family Letter From Chancellor Porter June 18, 2021

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  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Families

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.

    Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website:

     There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:

    • Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or
    • One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available.

    Families can visit the FCC’s EBB webpage  and view the FAQ to learn more about the EBB program.

    If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email or call (833) 511-0311.

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  • Saturday, May 1 Begins Community Education Council Elections

    Saturday, May 1 Begins Education Council Elections:

    May 1 - May 11, the New York City Department of Education will be hosting what we hope will be the largest online municipal election in history – the 2021 Education Council Elections    


    District 21 parents/guardians will vote for members on:

    • Community Education Council District 21 (CEC21) for families that have a child in elementary and middle schools in District 21.
    • Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)  for families that have a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
    • Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL) for families that have a child that is an English Language Learner (ELL).  


    This year, more than one million parents are eligible to vote, and we are encouraging parents to vote through their online NYCSA account in the comfort of their own homes.  This week and next will be about “Getting Out the Vote.”  N.Y.C. Department of Education has mailed flyers to families and advertised across the city - from buses to radio shows, news media, and more.  Voting begins this Saturday, May 1st and continues until Tuesday, May 11th

    Here are some resource links for you :

    See Who Is Running

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  • April 9th Updates from Chancellor Meisha Porter

    Please open the latest letter from Chancellor Meisha Porter regarding the DOE's new school closure policy that began  Monday, April 12, 2021. Translated versions of the letter can be found here:


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  • Community Education Council District 21 Candidate Forum Hosted by District 21 Presidents’ Council


    CEC 21 Candidate Forum Hosted by District 21 Presidents’ Council

    When:Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Tine: 7:00PM-10:00PM

    To view the event, register at

    Interpretation available in Spanish, Russian and Mandarin

    Please open the attached flyer.

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  • Message from Chancellor Meisha Porter for Remote Learning Families

    All remote families will now have one more opportunity to transition to blended learning this school year. This means that if your child is currently learning remotely every day, they will be able to opt in to learning in person in the school building at least part of the week for the remainder of the school year. We will make every effort to provide as many days of in-person learning as possible. 

    When and How to Opt In to Blended Learning 

    Please open the attached PDF for further information.

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  • Building Update: PS 253 Closed Through April 5th

    Please be advised that PS 253 will be closed until March 27, 2021. 

    Spring Break (No School) is March 29-April 2

    In-Person learning will begin again on Monday, April 5th.

    Please open the attached letter regarding the 10 day building closure for further information.

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  • Register for Parent University from The Department of Education

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

    Please view the attached registration flyer.

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Calendar of Events

  • Last Day of Summer Rising for Elementary Schools

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  • Labor Day

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  • Rosh Hashanah

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  • Welcome Back-First Day of School

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  • First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month

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