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Join a parent webinar to discuss school reopening plans

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,As you may have heard, the UFT and the DOE reached an agreement for reopening schools safely. School buildings will open for in-person learning on Sept. 21. The delay will allow time for teachers to plan and for schools to put in place robust safety measures that will protect our school communities.

The new school reopening plan meets the safety criteria put forth by independent medical experts. Schools must pass a 50-point safety checklist, including the availability of masks, a room-by-room review of ventilation effectiveness and an isolation room. There will also be random sampling and COVID-19 testing of 10 to 20 percent of children and adults in each school building on a monthly basis.

To hear more details about the safety plan and what to expect this coming school year, please join us for our final summer parent workshop this Thursday. We’ll have a conversation about the reopening plan with UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman, a registered nurse and leader of the Federation of Nurses. Anne Goldman will share her medical expertise and knowledge of the reopening plan. Other UFT officials will also be on-hand to shed light on the upcoming school year and answer your questions.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 3 Time: 5 to 6 p.m.  Register now »  https://uft.wufoo.com/forms/q8cpuj81y8tfos/


This workshop will be held via Zoom. On the day of the workshop, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to join.This event will be a webinar, so only the scheduled speakers can address the audience in real time. However, you may submit questions for the speakers during the conversation using the Zoom chat box.

Please download and share the flier.
I hope you will join us!

In unity,

Nicholas Cruz

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year Important Links

Want to continue all-remote learning in the fall? Let us know by completing the Learning Preference survey by August 7
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/welcome-to-the-2020-2021-school-year

Return to School 2020-2021
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020


Return to School Family and Student Information Session
Attend to learn more about the Department of Education plans for the 2020–21 school year.
Please select the date you are interested in joining from the list below. In order to register for multiple dates, simply return to this page after registering for an event and select an alternate date to register for the additional session.

COVID RENT RELIEF PROGRAM

COVID Rental Assistance Program

Funding Available to Tenants Impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic Bolsters Ongoing Efforts to Keep New Yorkers in Their Homes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKZA77BtSXw#action=share

Program Overview & Application Available Here
https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP

Local organizations available to help New Yorkers complete COVID Rent Relief Program applications.

Applications are available in multiple languages.

Translation and Interpretation Unit

Parents have the right to receive information or communicate with a staff member at their school or Department of Education (DOE) office in their language.

If you or someone you know needs help, tell your school’s principal or parent coordinator, call the DOE at (718) 935-2013 or email Hello@schools.nyc.gov.

Learn more about the Translation and Interpretation Unit
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/school-environment/hello

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see:

Grades
Test scores
Attendance
Transportation information
Reading level
Progress towards graduation
Schedule
Health
Enrollment history

SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT
You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.

Get started right now! https://mystudent.nyc/

Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Yvonne Goodman at ygoodma@schools.nyc.gov
for any help you may need signing up for this account.

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