New York City Department of Education
This page includes information and updates collected from the New York City Department of Education during Remote Learning. Try the pages listed here for other topics:
- PS9 specific (and more generalized) Remote Learning resources
- Health & Wellness Resources (from the DOE and other sources)
- Tech Support for DOE Device
- School Applications & Registration
- Free Meals for All
- Summer 2020
- Admissions Engagement & Survey
- Messages for Families from Chancellor Carranza and the DOE (visit InfoHub for translations)
- George Floyd, and the national conversation – June 3, 2020
- Information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DOE admissions for fall 2021 – May 21, 2020
- Summer Learning: Updated Calendar – For elementary and middle school students who are required or recommended to attend summer school, the program will start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11. Professional learning for teachers and staff will be offered on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2 – May 20, 2020
- Announcing Summer Learning – May 19, 2020
- DOE policy regarding ZOOM – May 6, 2020
- Update on NYCDOE Citywide Grading Policy – April 28, 2020
- Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Announce Remote Learning for Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year – April 11, 2020
- Update on school closing dates, exams and remote learning – April 7, 2020
- Frequently Asked Questions on Remote Learning – March 23, 2020
- A letter from Chancellor Carranza at the start of Remote Learning – March 22, 2020
Fall Planning Framework & Return to 2020 Survey
The NYC DOE is working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year, and exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts. They’ve created a short, anonymous survey (~7 mins.) to help understand what is most important to you for when we return to school in the fall.
Below is a summary of the Fall Framework the DOE is using to drive the planning work related to the fall re-opening. The Chancellor shared this information in a letter to families as well.
- Enhanced health measures that ensure that schools and other office buildings are well-equipped to manage the enhanced health requirements that are necessary to protect against COVID-19 infection.
- Trauma-informed approaches that focus on focus on the social-emotional needs of students and staff as we reacclimate to being back in school buildings.
- Blended learning options that leverage in-person and remote instruction to support our transition from remote learning and maximize both face-to-face and online instruction.
- Working closely with DOHMH to monitor health indicators to ensure that it is safe to return to school buildings and offices on our planned return in September.
- Evaluating the rolling/phased approach used by many other countries as they modify schedules, and/or starting groups of students in person at different times to return to schools gradually rather than all at once.
- Considering how to implement social distancing, which may mean limiting the number of students and staff in our buildings and thinking creatively about schedules.
- Adjusting building operations to allow for limitations in the movement of students and staff into, out of, and within the building, and for facilitation of enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols.
- Adjusting School busing and school food operations to accommodate health and safety operations
Return to 2020 Survey
The DOE’s survey has two versions, one for families and one for students. Our school’s code is 13K009. Please fill one out as soon as possible, we need your feedback about what is important to you.
The Learn at Home page on the DOE website contains everything you need to know about Remote Learning. There are links to materials, external websites, and activities that families can use to help students at home any time.
- Information on Remote Learning
- Let’s Learn NYC! – the new educational public television program produced by the WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), features lessons for children in 3K through second grade that supplements remote learning. Programming is age-appropriate content aligned to standards and lessons for early childhood education and includes foundational reading skills, literacy, math, social studies, and science. Watch online! and check out the exciting things scheduled for June 2020.
- Activities for Students
The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021.
In late May and early June of 2020, parents and students were invited to join six virtual town halls (one citywide and five borough-based) with Executive Superintendents. Couldn’t join live? Watch video recordings of each event.
The DOE would like all stakeholders to fill out this feedback form for comments and ideas on how to best navigate COVID-19-related admissions changes.
Family Informational Postcard
The DOE is continuing to find ways to ensure that all families have access to the information they need to support student learning. To that end, this week they are mailing postcards to all families with information about how to access DOE’s online resources. The postcard will be translated into multiple languages, and will include links to educational materials, request forms and surveys.
Remote Learning Readiness Checklist
Consider these tips to best prepare you and your child for remote learning:
✓ Get familiar with each of the digital tools your child will use while learning from home.
✓ Review your school’s expectations for completing assignments and appropriate behavior on internet-enabled devices.
✓ Set up a space for your child to use that considers their unique learning styles.
✓ Create a routine and daily schedule that will support your child’s success while learning from home.
✓ Make a list of activities that you and your child can use in addition to their classwork.
✓ If you don’t have access to an internet-enabled device, fill out this survey to be connected to one!
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- March 30, 2020 – A Community Letter from District Superintendent Kamar Samuels
- Community Education Council (CEC) for District 13
- District 13 congratulates our fellow parent, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, for winning the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for her 1619 Project.