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    Letter to families November 18, 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 childno 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:

    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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  • Remote Learning

    This school building is temporarily closed, but remote learning continues for all students.

    Please contact your school for more information.

    Learn more at

    schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus

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  • NYU’S ASD NEST SUPPORT PROJECT FAMILY WORKSHOP

    ASD Nest Family

    Empowerment Workshop

    Presented by Michelle Flemen-Tung, M.Ed. Michelle Lee, Ph.D

    Dorothy Siegel

    Monday November 23rd

    7:00 - 8:30 pm

    We are rescheduling NYU’s family workshop due to the scheduling conflict with Chancellor’s family information session
    For more details go to
    https://learndoe.org/face/

    The new Nest family workshop date is

    Monday, November 23rd from 7-8:30pm

    Link to join Webinar

    https://nyu.zoom.us/j/98582754876

    The purpose of the workshop is ....

    1. A space for us to come together.

    2. Discuss options for partnering with the team at your school.

    3. Ideas for building on your family’s strengths.

    Michelle Lee, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone.

    Michelle Flemen-Tung is an instructional specialist for the ASD Support Team at NYU. She is also the proud mom of 3 boys who attend NYC public schools and is working to figure out remote learning and basic family survival in real time.

    Dorothy Siegel is the co-founder of the ASD Nest program and Director Emerita of the ASD Nest Support Project at NYU. Dorothy is a tireless advocate for families of children with ASD and is the proud mother of an autistic son.

    This Family Webinar is sponsored by the ASD Nest Support Project at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. We are grateful to the New York City Department of Education which provides a grant to NYU to provide this workshop.

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  • Meeting Sensory Needs Meeting

    Date: 11/18/20 Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM

    Meeting ID: 854 9849 5602
    Passcode: 767645

    In this workshop we will learn tools for ensuring that our children’s sensory needs are being met while at home

    If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact Burcin Yoruk at 718.638.4043 or at byoruk@schools.nyc.gov

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  • Virtual and In-House Office Hours with Ms. Jenkins, Parent Coordinator

    Virtual Office Hours:
    Tuesdays & Thursdays
    9:00AM – 10:00AM
    3:00PM – 4:00PM

    Topic: Ms. Jenkins Virtual Office Hours - Tuesdays and Thursdays (9am-10am and 3pm-4pm)
    Time: This is a recurring meeting

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89650322049?pwd=RlBVYWNESGhqdW1ZUjk2M25wbTlxdz09

    Meeting ID: 896 5032 2049
    Passcode: 010690
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    Meeting ID: 896 5032 2049
    Passcode: 010690
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbhGaymrl


    In-House Office Hours
    With Ms. Jenkins, Parent Coordinator


    In-House Office Hours:
    Mondays & Wednesdays
    10:00AM – 12:00PM


    For a scheduled appointment
    email kjenkins6@schools.nyc.gov

     

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  • Nest Family Empowerment Workshop

    NYU’S ASD NEST SUPPORT PROJECT

    ASD Nest Family

    Empowerment Workshop

    Presented by Michelle Flemen-Tung, M.Ed. Michelle Lee, Ph.D

    Dorothy Siegel

    Thursday, November 19th

    7:0 - 8:00 pm

    https://nyu.zoom.us/j/ 95260792448

    Link will be active at the start of the meeting time

    The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU is celebrating family empowerment month. We invite everyone to a seminar on

    Thurs. November 19th at 7pm- 8pm.

    The purpose of the workshop is ....

    1. A space for us to come together, offer support, and

      hear from families across the program.

    2. Discuss options for partnering with the team at your school.

    3. Share ways to influence special education policy in your community.

    Michelle Lee, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone.

    Michelle Flemen-Tung is an instructional specialist for the ASD Support Team at NYU. She is also the proud mom of 3 boys who attend NYC public schools and is working to figure out remote learning and basic family survival in real time.

    Dorothy Siegel is the co-founder of the ASD Nest program and Director Emerita of the ASD Nest Support Project at NYU. Dorothy is a tireless advocate for families of children with ASD and is the proud mother of an autistic son.

    This Family Webinar is sponsored by the ASD Nest Support Project at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. We are grateful to the New York City Department of Education which provides a grant to NYU to provide this workshop.

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  • Nest is celebrating  Family Empowerment Month

    As we are all trying to navigate remote learning right now, we would like share our support and some strategies for self preservation. 


    Nest Family Empowerment Webinar  Nov. 19th @ 7-8:30pm 

    The purpose of the webinar will be to:
    -Use the space to offer support to other families across NYC
    -hear from Nest families about working in partnership with the team at their school 
    -explore ways to influence special education policy in your community

    Click here to join the webinar on the evening of the event

     

     

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