Announcements

  • 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

     https://learndoe.org/cec/candidateforum/

    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 https://parentu.schools.nyc/

    Please view the attached registration flyer.

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  • Check out this NEW website: Wide Open School

    This newly launched site provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate.

    Families can use the information to do the following:

    * Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon.

    * Engage with their child on what is taught at school;  Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;  Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences; Locate after-school activities.

    To learn more about tools and resources available on Wide Open School, visit https://nycschools.wideopenschool.org/

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  • Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families

    The Office of School Wellness Programs is partnering with Hip Hop Public Health (opens in new window) for a free, three-part, monthly Saturday morning event series, "Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families" (opens in new window). Spread the word to families and caregivers in your school communities—especially our communities of color—and encourage them to join us for the next two upcoming Saturday-morning events from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  
     
    • March 20: "Community Activity": Move Your Body to Improve Your Mind
    • April 24: "Community Resiliency": The Real Deal on Toxic Stress and Racism
     
    Missed our first session on February 27? No problem! Access it here: Weekend Wellness: Community Immunity (opens in new window) to learn, share and spread #FactsNotFear about vaccine hesitancy and acceptance.
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  • Meet Chancellor Meisha Porter

     Please click on the following link to view a bio of our new chancellor:  schools.nyc.gov/chancellor
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  • NY Immigration Coalition Community Engagement Toolkit

    The Community Engagement Department has developed COVID-19 toolkits in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, Haitian Creole, Mandarin and Russian to help support you and your parents that covers content our families need right now:

    • how/where to find medical assistance,
    • COVID-19 public charge implications,
    • unemployment benefits
    • remote learning tools and free meal information,
    • Census 2020 and absentee ballot information,
    • tax preparation.

    Post: May 12 GD

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  • Read the NYC Schools Guidebook

    Learn more about the New York City Department of education's initiatives to support Strong Schools and Strong Communities across the city. This guide was created for parents like you who are seeking the most current information to enable you to best advocate for your child. Whether you have a child in Pre-k or preparing for college,  you can find information on deadlines and requirements at every level.  This guide is full of valuable information. 

     https://infohub.nyced.org/resources/translated-documents/nyc-public-school-guidebook

     

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Calendar of Events

  • In-School: Cohorts C,G,E

    Remote: A, B, F

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  • In-School: Cohorts A, F, E

    Remote: B, C, G

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  • In-School: Cohorts A, F, E

    Remote: B, C, G

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  • In-School: Cohorts B, G, E

    Remote: A, C, F

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  • In-School: Cohorts C, G, E

    Remote: A, B, F

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