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Resources for Families
How to Talk to Your Children About Race and Current Events
- Guidance for Family Conversations about George Floyd, Racism, and Law Enforcement(Open external link) (Anti-Defamation League)
- Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often(Open external link) (New York Times)
- 31 Children’s books(Open external link) to support conversations on race, racism and resistance (Embracerace)
- Black Lives Matter Still Matters(Open external link) (Teaching Tolerance)
- Talking about Race for Parents & Caregivers(Open external link) (National Museum of African American History & Culture)
- Coming Together, Standing Up to Racism(Open external link) (Sesame Street)
June 10th Multilingual Forum with Larry Nguyen from the NYC DOE Division of Multilingual Learners (DML). Larry will be updating us with what DML is doing for our ELL, TBE and DL students during remote learning and the work they are doing in preparation for return to school.
Please register to get the Zoom conference details:
Please let everyone know they can submit questions in advance: https://forms.gle/aXpZa3cDRmVjQ7CY6 or that evening.
Brooklyn Nets Resource Hub – For families
The Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center have always been committed to connecting with our community and engaging with our fans and neighbors. Now more than ever, we want to be there for you.Introducing our virtual Resource Hub, through which you can easily find resources available to you and your families to navigate the challenges ahead. The Resource Hub features an array of programs and support systems that our partners and the community are providing during this unprecedented time.They’re separated by category, so scroll through Education, Health & Wellness, Food, and Volunteer Opportunities to search for the programs you need.
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility in response to this ever-evolving crisis. We are writing today to share some important updates and reminders about the end of year school calendar.
We have two days coming up in June that were originally scheduled as times when students would not be in attendance. However, with the ongoing pandemic, students will be expected to participate in remote learning on both of these days:
- Thursday, June 4 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for all students in observance of Brooklyn / Queens Day (also known as Anniversary Day).
- Tuesday, June 9 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for students in schools serving grades K-8, as well as District 75 schools and programs.
On June 4, all students are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in professional development. Teachers are not expected to engage students on June 4; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.
On June 9, students who attend a school serving grades K-8, or who attend any District 75 school, are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in reorganization work. Teachers in these schools are not expected to engage students on June 9; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.
If you have questions or concerns regarding the school schedule for your student, please contact your school for additional information.
As a reminder, June 26 is the last day of school and a half day for all students. We will issue additional guidance to families about the end of the 2019-20 school year in the coming weeks.
Thank you again for your partnership as we continually navigate unfamiliar terrain. I often say that we have the best students, staff, and families in the world. You and your children continue to prove that, every day. Together, we will continue to weather this storm.
Session 1, May 19, 2020 10am-11am This session is the first webinar session in the series and will focus on teaching parents how to effectively navigate the Google Classroom platform. The session will also review keeping track of your child’s assignments and how to communicate with your child’s teacher(s) Click here to register for the first workshop.
New York City will be distributing over 100,000 face coverings in parks across the city free of charge from Saturday, May 2nd – Tuesday, May 5th. Use the map below to find the closest distribution location, date, and time. Please click this link to find nearest distribution location You may need your child’s NYCDOE email and password to access the link.
District 29Q Presidents’ Council Surveys
Please use the above link to participate in our district surveys. Thank you in advance for your help.