District Updates

District Updates

Visit our School Events/Good News Blog here: https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/school-events-news

Follow us on social media: District 22 Facebook and Twitter Page @District22BKNY . You can also follow the NYC Department of Education Page on Facebook and @NYCSchools and @DOEChancellor  on Twitter.


Visit our Community Events- PLEASE CHECK BEFORE YOU ATTEND,  AS MANY EVENTS MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED:  https://sites.google.com/site/district22brooklyn/community-events 


 2020 Census:  #Census2020NYC  #MakeBrooklynCount .In the 2010 Census, 33% of Brooklyn households did not mail back their census forms—the lowest mail return rate in the country among counties that have populations greater than 500,000. Take the census online NOW. The information you enter NOW will avoid anyone coming to your door later! The form takes no more than five minutes to complete and simply asks:
· How many people live or are staying in your home?
· What is their sex, age, race, and ethnicity?
· Is your home owned or rented?
· What is your home address?

The census does NOT include a citizenship question. Even if someone is undocumented, filling out the census will NOT put them or their family at risk. https://2020census.gov/

March 13-31 Brooklyn Public Library has suspending programming: An Update from BPL: In support of the City’s efforts to limit the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all New York City public libraries are suspending public programming and events from Friday, March 13 until Tuesday, March 31. More information can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page. The decision to cancel library programs was not taken lightly, as programs such as storytimes, technology training classes and English language classes are lifelines for so many. But considering the current situation, and the need to limit large crowds, this was the most responsible path forward to support the health and well-being of our communities. It is important to note that the city’s libraries remain open, and continue to offer access to books, public computers, wifi, expert staff recommendations and a variety of resources, including—beginning next week—computers dedicated to the Census.   https://www.bklynlibrary.org/coronavirus

March 16 Deadline to apply for PreK: Visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/pre-k

March 20 Deadline for Big Apple Principal Awards: The DOE is recognizing exemplary educational leadership in the first annual Big Apple Principal Awards. School communities are encouraged to nominate current, full-time principals who have demonstrated significant and positive impact in service of students and families.Nominations can be submitted through this nomination link and are due by March 20.   https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5488234/Big-Apple-Principal-Award-Nomination?fbclid=IwAR12ZelBNuI5WZ6rJ59Bv_Ehywaky0J3rd0PdDfCo2wtcwzTyr9s3hKa9Iw

Middle School Admissions: The deadline to apply to middle school was December 6, 2019. All applicants will get a middle school offer in March 2020. For more information join the middle school admissions list https://www.schools.nyc.gov/sign-up


March 20: DOE plans to mail high school offers by this date: This letter will include your high school offer and/or, if applicable, results from the specialized high schools admissions process, which may include a specialized high school offer or offers. Whenever possible, students will get an offer to the highest possible choice from their high school application. We’ve made a few updates to the high school admissions process. This update will not change how you apply to high school, how you get an offer or where you get an offer.

March 25 & 26:  NYS ELA Test Grade 3-8 Frequently Asked Questions Parent Guide Student participation in Grades 3-8 NYS Tests  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2020-nys-grades-3-8-exams-student-participation-guide-for-parents–3-3-206a17af34645c40a18b35d69e541158a0?fbclid=IwAR2JBJQVuF7rbP0z5SJtamM7u4E42-C15XpC9hia5MloabQ4GIvB2yEiZSo  

March 31 Deadline to Complete the NYC School Survey: Each year, all families, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey to share feedback about their schools. The NYC School Survey is one of the nation’s largest education surveys. Survey feedback can help improve your child’s learning environment. You will receive your NYC School Survey in a green envelope Complete the survey using the instructions at the top of the survey. Return your completed survey using the prepaid envelope included with your survey materials, or you can also take the survey online by visiting www.NYCSchoolSurvey.org . Use the eight-digit survey access code at the bottom of your paper survey to login. If you do not have your survey materials, you can look up your survey access code on the survey login page or call 1-877-819-2363 for assistance. You can take this year’s survey until March 31. 

Deadline to Apply is April 10 for Summer in the City EnrichmentSummer in the City offers a variety of FREE and exciting opportunities for students through its Summer Academy programs and Summer School. Students will spend the summer participating in engaging learning and hands-on STEM activities, take trips to museums, parks and cultural sites and receive free breakfast and lunch. Applications for Summer in the City’s enrichment programs will be open March 10-April 10. Families can learn more about each of the Summer Academy programs by visiting: www.schools.nyc.gov/summer-academy. The Summer STEM Matters NYC Programs application is now open! Go to this site to learn about programs offered, their locations, flyers in all languages, frequently asked questions and link to apply! https://spep.libguides.com/STEMprograms Deadline to apply is April 10 .

April 9-17 Spring Recess-Schools Closed

April 22-23: NYS Math Test Grades 3-8   https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2020-nys-grades-3-8-exams-student-participation-guide-for-parents–3-3-206a17af34645c40a18b35d69e541158a0?fbclid=IwAR2JBJQVuF7rbP0z5SJtamM7u4E42-C15XpC9hia5MloabQ4GIvB2yEiZSo

Coronavirus Updates: Look here for updates as the DOE continues to work with DOH and DOHMH as we are vigilantly monitoring virus  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update

Watch the Mayor speak on Coronavirus  and declaring a State of Emergency in NYC on 3/12/20 https://youtu.be/dukXZeKQgKg

Coronavirus via TEXT Updates: To get regular updates on the latest developments with coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.

Fact Sheet: Please also read the attached Fact Sheet for more information, and visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for important updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around this issue.


Staying Healthy : It is critical that all New Yorkers continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:

·         Wash your hands with soap and water often.

·         Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.

·         Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

·         Do not shake hands. Instead wave or elbow bump.

·         Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.

·         Get your flu shot – it’s never too late.

·         Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking to work, if possible.

·         If the train is too packed, wait for the next one.


If You Feel Sick

·         Stay home and call your doctor if you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat.

·         If you do not feel better in 24-48 hours, contact your doctor.

·         Do not go to school or to work until you have been fever-free for at least 72 hours without the use of fever reducers like Tylenol or ibuprofen.

·         If you need help getting medical care, call 311.

Talking to kids about the Coronavirus:   https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/


Hand washing – Show me the Science:   https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science.html

District 22 March Newsletter:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mI7AhhsHxs2WhH5Gs31mY3kR4PGDfZPa/view?usp=sharing

Growing Up NYC Guide: Spring and summer are around the corner. Growing Up NYC has you covered for the changing seasons. See upcoming spring deadlines, and check out free and low-cost summer programs in the Summer Guide.https://growingupnyc.cityofnewyork.us/summer/

Supplementary Learning Resources: The materials on the Learn at Home pages on the NYC DOE Site are designed to provide supplementary learning resources to students in the event that students may need to be home from school.https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home

District 22 Save the Dates for Our Year End Celebrations:  

May 19 &

May 20       Art Exhibit,  3:00 PM-5:00 PM,  Joan Snow Pre-K Center,  1340 East 29th Street, 11210


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