Announcements

  • Covid 19 Positive Case - No Exposure

    Dear Members of our P.S. 251 Community:  

      Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/14/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. 

    Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2. 

    How do we stay healthy? 

    Please remember to follow these “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:    

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing). 
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. 
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19 
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands. 

    How can I stay updated? 

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.  

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). 

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  

     

    Sincerely,  

    Sheldon Noel 

    Principal  

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • Extended School Closure until 1/21/21

    Dear P.S. 251 Community: 

     I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24-hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 1/20/2021. 

     Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2. 

    What Happens Now?  

    1. The school building will remain closed through 1/20/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 1/21/2021.   
    2. Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.  
    3. Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.  

      How Do We Stay Healthy?  

      Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:    
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing). 
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.  
    3. Wear a face coveringto prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.  

    How can I stay updated?  

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.  

     To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). 

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirusor call 311.  

    Sincerely,

    Sheldon Noel 
    Principal

    The Paerdegat School P.S. 251

    718 251 4110

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • Extended School Closure for 1/12/21

    Dear P.S. 251 Community, 

    I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24-hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that for the health and safety of our school community,  the building must remain closed through 1/12/2021. 

    Below you will find information on next steps. The guidance below reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE). 

    What Happens Now?  

    • The school building will remain closed through 1/12/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. 
    • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.  
    • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.  
    • To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). 

    How Do We Stay Healthy?  

    Please remember to follow the “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:    

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing). 
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.  
    3. Wear a face coveringto prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.  

    How can I stay updated?  

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and stay in close contact about any measures, we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.  

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirusor call 311.  

    Sincerely, 

    Sheldon Noel 

    Principal

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • 24 Hour School Building Closure Students will engage in remote instruction for January 11, 2021

    Dear P.S. 251  Families:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

    Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    • Effective 1/11/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.
    • All students and staff in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
    • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the building until they are no longer infectious.
    • T2 and DOHMH will identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    • Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

     Sincerely,

    Sheldon Noel 

    Principal

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • Chancellor Carranza's Update for Families December 22, 2020

    Dear Families,

    Before we part for Winter Recess, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for all you have done to keep the learning going during this unforgettable year.

    Our families and educators are the hearts and souls of our school communities, and everything we have gotten right this year, we owe to you. To the sacrifices, you have made to ensure your children thrive in an era of blended and remote learning. To your trust in our public schools. To your personal feedback to me—whether positive or negative, it has helped me and everyone at the DOE better serve you and your children.

    Although the holidays will look very different this year, there is still much to celebrate. I hope you take time to rejoice, relax, connect with loved ones near and far—and reflect on the acts of kindness and compassion that have lifted your lives these past 12 months.

    As we look ahead to the rest of the school year, we are unwavering in our focus to deliver the highest-quality education possible to each of your children. We do this to prepare them for a successful, productive life, empowered with the skills they need to chase their dreams. To that end, last week we announced changes to the middle and high school admissions process, which will open in January. Beginning next year, our middle schools will not use academic records, auditions, or other screens or assessments to evaluate or admit students, and high schools will phase out geographic priorities. This will result in a fairer process for all New York City public school families. To learn more, please visit schools.nyc.gov/middle or schools.nyc.gov/high.

    We know there’s more to do, and we are united in our mission to make sure your child—and every one of their 1.1 million peers—receives the best education possible in the greatest city in the world. On behalf of all of us at the Department of Education, I wish you and your loved ones a beautiful holiday season and a happy new year. 

    Please stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

    Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza Chancellor

    New York City Department of Education

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • Update for Families on the Middle School Application Process

    Dear Families,

    This has been a year of new challenges and difficult choices, testing our collective strength and endurance as we have faced the unknown together. We have had to reinvent the building blocks of public education in the nation’s largest school system, from how to “go to class,” to grading policy, attendance, and everything in between.

    Today I am writing with an update on another fundamental pillar of your child’s education: enrolling in middle school for next September. I want to thank you for your patience as we have worked for months to talk to families and conduct careful analysis to develop a new middle school admissions policy that meets this challenging moment. This new policy will better support your child’s learning journey, and that of their fellow 70,000 fifth graders, as we look ahead to Fall 2021.

    We have made some changes to the middle school enrollment process this year. This year’s middle school application will open the week of January 11. New York City Department of Education (DOE) middle schools will not use academic records, auditions, or other screens or assessments to evaluate or admit students this year. Schools will maintain priority for students living in the district, because we heard from families across the city that they want to attend middle school closer to home. If a school has more applicants than available seats, offers will be made using a random lottery. In a small number of schools that have launched their own Diversity in Admissions pilots, they will admit priority groups of students first based on their school plans.

    Here is why.

    New York City is home to nearly 200 middle schools—40% of all middle schools—that “screen” students for admission using academic records, auditions, attendance, discipline records, special assessments, interviews, or other measures. They’ve historically used these academic and other records from a student’s fourth grade to determine if they’re suitable for entry to the school.

    This year, we do not have much of this typical screening information because of the effects of the pandemic. The State did not administer standardized tests for fourth graders last year. The grading policy required revision to meet the unprecedented ending to the last school year. Attendance and other key policies shifted to accommodate the circumstances families were enduring because of the pandemic. Generally speaking, the measures these screened schools traditionally relied on for making admissions decisions are no longer available.

    What’s more, as Chancellor, it is my responsibility to deliver the highest-quality education possible to each of your children, so that they are prepared for a successful, productive life, and empowered with the skills they need to chase their dreams. There are inequities in our City and in our school system that have been exacerbated this year by the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 health crisis has had on our communities of color, our immigrant families, the students whose parents never had the option to work from home, and more. When I’ve spoken to families, students, and leaders of screened schools about potential changes, they have articulated the ways these policies can be an obstacle to that goal for many students, because the screening criteria can be so closely connected to a student’s housing stability and economic status.

    That is why, now more than ever, it is so important to deliver the proven benefits of more inclusive classrooms to our students. Inclusive learning environments are proven to encourage the development of critical thinking skills. They are linked to long-term success and life opportunities and lead to higher graduation achievement and better access to social and professional networks for more students.

    In effect, screening fifth graders without data, especially in a year as challenging as this one, is unfair, unequal, and untenable to continue.

    This is not the first time this approach has been implemented. Removing screens from middle schools has been successful in districts that have already begun this work, like in Brooklyn’s District 15. Simplifying the admissions process and making our city fairer is the right thing to do for students, families and schools, particularly this year.

    We will provide guidance and a variety of fresh new resources in our schools and offices to help you navigate the process and find an excellent middle school for your student. You can get started by visiting schools.nyc.gov/middle to learn more about the process, and MySchools.nyc to set up your MySchools account to be ready when the application period opens. Do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school counselor— they will be your guide throughout the process. You can also contact a Family Welcome Center (learn how at schools.nyc.gov/WelcomeCenters) or call 718-935-2009.

    This change shows that our values can become action, and that no policy, or way of doing things, is so entrenched that it cannot be revised in the name of serving all our children. We believe in schools that serve all children, and a system that delivers equal opportunity to the best education possible. We know there’s more to do, so we will initiate further talks with school communities to help inform the use of screens past September 2021.

    I want to thank all of you—from the students and families who have been fighting for this for years, to those of you who are approaching middle school admissions for the first time through your child’s upcoming enrollment— for your collaboration. We are united in our mission to make sure your child—and every one of their 1.1 million peers—receives the best education possible in the greatest city in the world.

    Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza

    Chancellor New York City Department of Education

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  • Toy Drive from Assemblywoman Jaime Williams

    Good evening P.S 251 Families:

    As a way of bringing a smile to our children’s face during this Holiday Season, Assemblywoman Jaime Williams, AD #59, will be hosting her 5th Annual Toy Distribution on Monday, December 21, 2020, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, at her district office located at 5318 Ave N, for children ages 3 years to 12 years old.

    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • District 22 updates November 20, 2020

    Good Day Parents /Guardians
     
    Enclosed are updates for families from Community School District 22.
     
     
     
     
    Chancellor's Message to Families Re Full Remote Learning 11/19/20: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/chancellor-s-message-for-families
     
    Remote Learning Support: For general questions about devices and remote-learning support please visit the Technical Support for Families page https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/ipads-and-laptops/technical-support-for-families  or fill out this form for specific issues https://www.nycenet.edu/technicalsupportforfamily If additional support is needed, families can call the DOE Help Desk at 718-935-5100, and press 5
     
     
     
    Quick links for remote learning:
    🔹Request a device: schools.nyc.gov/devices 
     
    🔹Platforms and tools: schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn 
    🔹Set up your child’s DOE Student Account: schools.nyc.gov/studentaccounts 
     
    🔹Update your NYC Student Account: mystudent.nyc
     
     
    Family Inquiry Form:  To maximize your school’s Title I funding, we encourage families to complete the online Family Income Inquiry Form,  where possible, to reduce the number of paper forms that schools need to collect and to allow the DOE to process forms more quickly. Title I provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Complete the Family Inquiry Form today! https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict
     
     
    NYCSA Account/COVID Consent Form: Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). 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.
     
     
    Mental Health Resources: We can't underestimate the strain of COVID fatigue. Mental health is just as important as physical health. New Yorkers can call the State's mental health hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for free emotional support, consultations & referrals to a provider or visit the Office of Mental Health for resources.  
     
     
    New Yorkers can now take free online courses through Coursera. In partnership with Coursera, NYS launched a free online platform for New Yorkers to learn new job skills, earn certificates and advance their careers. At a time when unemployment has risen due to the pandemic, we hope these online courses will help New Yorkers get back on their feet. So, whether you're unemployed, underemployed, or are simply interested in learning new skills, check it out and sign up. https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/coursera/coursera.shtm 
     
    Let's Learn ! The DOE, in partnership with the WNET Group, is launching new episodes of the public television program Let’s Learn, which features lessons for children in 3-K—grade 2, that will continue to serve as a supplemental resource for remote and blended learning. 11 AM on Channel 13 and 9 AM on Channel 21 Every weekday. 
     
    Check out Parent University: The DOE’s new 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 trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.
      1. Visit https://parentu.schools.nyc/  2. Sign in with your NYC Schools Account   3. Choose a course from the Course Catalog tab   4. Click Enroll   5. Check your email for confirmation 
     
    Family and Student Information Session with Chancellor Carranza held this week and last https://learndoe.org/face/recordings/
     
    Chancellor's Parent Advisory Council Meeting Recording ​ https://youtu.be/xGANirWZN2M
     
    PreK families: You can view guides and resources that can help your family adapt to learning from home. They explain what remote and blended learning are, tips for keeping a daily routine, and suggestions for how to connect your child's learning at home with learning in school.https://www.schools.nyc.gov/.../activitie.../early-childhood 
     
     also want to receive fun facts and easy tips to promote your child’s development? Sign up here for Ready4K at no cost and begin building on your existing family routines today! https://nyc.ready4k.com/ 
     
    Attention New Yorkers! Nominations for the ninth annual Big Apple Awards are now open! Students, families, educators, school staff, and community members, visit schools.nyc.gov/BigAppleAwards  to nominate a teacher or counselor | #ThankATeacherNYC
     
     
    NYS Contact Tracing: If you get a call from NYS Contact Tracing, pick up. Contact tracers are working around the clock to trace clusters and inform people who have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID. How can you help? Simply by picking up the phone. If your caller ID says "NYS Contact Tracing," pick up and help New York stop the spread. (Tracers will never ask for your Social Security Number or financial information; if someone does, they are not an official tracer and you should hang up.)https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing
     
    School Meals: All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9a.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 
    District 22 Meal Locations 9 AM - 12 Noon: 

    IS 14

    PS 52

    IS 78

    PS 109

    PS 119 (Halal and regular meals)

    PS 134

    PS 139 (Halal and regular meals)

    PS 152

    PS 193

    PS 194

    PS 195

    PS 197

    PS 198

    PS 203

    PS 206

    PS 207

    PS 207 Annex

    PS 217 (Halal and regular meals)

    PS 222

    JHS 234

    PS 236

    IS 240

    PS 245

    PS 251

    PS 254

    PS 277

    JHS 278

    PS 312

    PS 326

    PS 361

    PS 889

    Midwood HS

    Madison HS

    Origins Campus

    Adult Community meals are available from 3:00-5:00 daily at

    IS 78

    PS 197 (Kosher meal site)

    IS 278

    Midwood HS

    Madison HS

    ORIGINS campus

    PS 889

     

    CDC Guidance-Celebrating Thanksgiving https://www.cdc.gov/.../daily.../holidays/thanksgiving.html

     

    The NYC Health Department has released an updated COVID-19 data page, which presents more detailed and timely information about COVID-19 in NYC. The site is now organized into new sections, including Latest Data, which includes daily updates by ZIP code; Trends, which focuses on important surveillance metrics over time; and Totals, which shows the cumulative data since March. https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-data.page  


    List of testing sites that prioritize testing for DOE staff and students.https://www1.nyc.gov/.../get.../doe-employee-testing.page 
     
    NYS Find Services App: The Governor announced a new website that will help struggling New Yorkers locate benefits to assist them during their time of need. Developed through a public-private partnership with Google, the Find Services app will help individuals who are either new to or unfamiliar with the state's social programs network. You can access it here https://findservices.ny.gov/app/survey  
     
     
     
    Literacy Resource: A compilation of links to free high-quality content for children and teens with different levels of reading proficiency. This resource library is designed to help parents and educators easily navigate through the overwhelming amount of information available online on promoting literacy development in children of all ages. Find resources for a specific skill or use the structure to guide the development of critical literacy-related skills – the choice is yours! http://haskinsglobal.org/resource-library/
     
     
     
    Visit our website at www.csd22.org , follow us on Facebook and Twitter @district22bkny for more information and resources.
     
     Sincerely,
     
    PS 251 
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  • Chancellor Carranza Update 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 child—no 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:

     Browse tech support topics: schools.nyc.gov/technicaltools

     File a tech support ticket: schools.nyc.gov/techsupport

     Request a device: schools.nyc.gov/devices

     Get support with a DOE-issued iPad: schools.nyc.gov/ipadfixes

     Issues with your Internet connection: schools.nyc.gov/internet 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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