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School News & Announcements 

May 25, 2020

IMPORTANT SCHOOL UPDATES

WEEK TEN- May 25, 2020-  Chinese

On this Memorial Day holiday, consider disconnecting from the devices.  If you choose to spend time outdoors, please follow social distancing guidelines (CDC) and guidelines for visiting parks (NYCCDC), including the use of a mask, staying 6 feet apart, and washing your hands well.  If you decide to be online Monday, here are some events to include on Memorial Day: 

  • The US Air Force Band has created this beautiful 1 minute video of a bugler playing Taps, with a short description of what it means and why it’s played. You might hear Taps at 3pm on Monday in some neighborhoods.

  • The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard is presenting Virtual Fleet Week New York 2020 from May 20-26, where it is hosted on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

Here are this week’s announcements:

1.     New details regarding MIS-C have been released (EnglishSpanishChinese).  There is updated health information on the condition, now known as MIS-C, affecting children along with updated FAQs.

2.     Grading plan FAQs will be emailed to families by Thursday (5/28) at noon.  I will host a live Q&A session on Friday (5/29) morning 11:00am to 11:30am.  I will do a short presentation of the plan and its rationale, and then answer questions.

3.     The DoE wants parent and student feedback about screened schools admissions policies. In addition to their organized events, you can send your feedback to enrollmentfeedback@schools.nyc.gov. This email alias is for middle and high schools admissions feedback, not for questions about the policy.

4.     Zoom access is available for students.  Teachers have led tutorials in their class meetings, have posted instructions in their classrooms, and have surveyed students to find out who still needs help.  Here are the instructions:

     a.     First, create and authenticate your DoE account (@nycstudents.net).  

                 i.         Here are the DoE instructions on how to create & authenticate your account.

                ii.         Here is the DoE website to create your account.

                iii.         Student OSIS numbers are listed in their ALMA accounts.

     b.     Second, enter the DoE remote learning portal with your new account and password.

     c.     Third, click the Zoom icon and you’re in.  (Students can also download the Zoom app and log in with their DoE account by following this video tutorial.)

5.     The links to this week’s Week-At-A-Glance and Suggested Student Schedules for each grade are here: Week-At-A-Glance (68) and Suggested Schedules (6, 7, 8).

 

Reminders and links from other recent emails:

     1.     Hudon’s photo essay: Here is a day in the life of Hudson

     2.     Parent Survey: Please take 5 minutes to complete this parent survey and tell us how things are going.  I will share the results with the School Leadership Team, Faculty, and the PTA.  We will use the data to shape programming for students.  It is due on Thursday, May 28 at 3pm. 

     3.     Grading Plan: Remember to send your questions about the grading plan (studentsparents) so that I address them this week in the FAQs.

ZEYNEP EMAIL - 5/18/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL - 5/11/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL - 5/04/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL - 4/27/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL- 4/20/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL- 4/12/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL- 4/08/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL- 4/05/20
ZEYNEP EMAIL- 3/29/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL- 3/23/20

ZEYNEP EMAIL  3/13/20

May 18, 2020

RESOURCES

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

CHILD MIND INSTITUTEDaily video chats on Facebook Live:                 Monday - Friday at 4:30PM

Talking to Your Kids About the Corona Virus

Suicide Safety during COVID 

Accessing Mental Health Resources 

Need to Talk during COVIDEnglish Spanish

Mental Wellness During Health Crisis

CDC HERE

DOE HERE

MIS-C Letter for Families 5/18/20 -EnglishSpanishChinese

Coronavirus - Messages to Families

FREE MEALS

Help with Food Insecurity

FAQs  02/11/2020

DOH HERE

FAQ for Parents and Caregivers - 03/24/2020

Self Monitoring 2/19/20 - English, Chinese, Spanish

What You Need to Know 3/8/20 - English, Chinese, Spanish

NYS HERE

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

HEALTH INSURANCE-special enrollment period!- Eng, Ch, Sp

HELPING OTHERS IN NEED

The CECD2 is joining with PTAs to help students in temporary housing.

With your help we would like to send supplies to families who are currently living in temporary housing downtown. Your PTA has put together an Amazon wish list with items that families in the shelter will find useful.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity during this difficult time.

Wish Lists!!!

Please support your child's teachers by purchasing items and supplies from their Amazon wish lists. There is also a need for general supplies (like paper towels, tissues, and hand soap) in all classrooms. Supplies can be dropped of in the main office (Room 515). Thank you for your support!

Amazon Smile

Don't forget to sign up for Amazon Smile to have your holiday shopping dollars benefit the school! If you have not already signed up go to smile.amazon.com and select IS 89 PTA from the organization list. Every dollar helps!

IS 289 Direct Appeal 2019-2020

Did you know that DOE funds cover just 88% our school's budget? Help us bridge the gap by contributing to our Direct Appeal. It's not too late to give and no amount is too small. Please give what you can today!

2019-2020 Year At A Glance!

'Year At A Glance' gives you a one page summary of the IS289 calendar, including all days the school is closed,  PTA meetings, state test dates, conferences and more.

THE LATEST!

NEW INFORMATION UNDER THE ABOUT US TAB 

Located on the top banner.

 

Find some great resources compiled for families by 7th grade Social Studies teacher, Marc Todd. Great articles for every family HERE!

Other articles recommended by our teachers include the following:

Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences, Mindshift

Carol Dweck Revisits the 'Growth Mindset', Education Week

Help for Executive Functions, Child Mind Institute

How Collaboration Unlocks Learning and Lessens Student Isolation, Mindshift

Two more articles recommended by 6th grade math teacher, Chi-Man Ng-

Supporting Immigrant Families

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