• 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:
    Remote Learning Support: For general questions about devices and remote-learning support please visit the Technical Support for Families page  or fill out this form for specific issues 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: 
    🔹Platforms and tools: 
    🔹Set up your child’s DOE Student Account: 
    🔹Update your NYC Student Account:
    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!
    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. 
    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  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
    Chancellor's Parent Advisory Council Meeting Recording ​
    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. 
     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! 
    Attention New Yorkers! Nominations for the ninth annual Big Apple Awards are now open! Students, families, educators, school staff, and community members, visit  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.)
    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 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 
    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


    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.  

    List of testing sites that prioritize testing for DOE staff and students. 
    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  
    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!
    Visit our website at , follow us on Facebook and Twitter @district22bkny for more information and resources.
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    PS251 -The Paerdegat School
  • 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:

     File a tech support ticket:

     Request a device:

     Get support with a DOE-issued iPad:

     Issues with your Internet connection: 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 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

    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, 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.


    Richard A. Carranza Chancellor

    New York City Department of Education



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