DOE Links and Community Information

The District 21 Office at PS/IS 226’s temporary phone number 347-371-0882 or email the Family Support Coordinator Mary Dorney at or the Family Leadership Coordinator Georgette Pezzolanti at

Free Summer Meals

P-EBT food benefits

The Continuing Appropriations Act of 2021 and Other Extensions Act reauthorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a reduction in in-person learning due to the pandemic. These temporary food benefits are being provided to help cover the cost of meals children would have otherwise received at school during the 2020-21 academic year. 

Because New York City is a universal school lunch district, all public school families regardless of income will receive the benefits! Families will soon receive up to $1,320 in food benefits to help cover the cost of missed school meals while students learned remotely during the COVID pandemic. You do not (and cannot) apply for Pandemic EBT food benefits. P-EBT food benefits will automatically be issued to eligible children. Read more about it on the NY State announcement and Chalkbeat.

NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program.

NYCDOE has partnered with the nonprofit NYC Kids RISE on the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program. This free program gives qualifying students an NYC Scholarship Account with money for qualified college and career training costs. NYC Kids RISE will open an account in the name of each student and deposit $100 in each account. In addition to this initial deposit, NYC Kids RISE engages communities in raising funds each year for the scholarship accounts. Since the program began in 2017, NYC Kids RISE, community partners, local businesses, neighbors, and others have fundraised and deposited over $2.4 million dollars for the future college and career training costs of participating students. Visit to learn more about the Save for College Program.

See the details in: English, Arabic, Bangla-Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu

Summer Rising 

In partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development, we are so excited to provide an enriching, fun and joyful summer camp experience for any interested student. We encourage your child to join us – to be welcomed back into their school communities, re-connect with teachers and staff, and get ready for fall while having fun!

●      Families can sign up now!  (Open external link)

If families visit the City’s Summer Rising page to enroll, but their school’s program site is not yet listed, please be assured that it will be added soon. In the meantime families should take these two key steps.

Create an account on the discoverDYCD site. This will allow families to receive weekly emails from DYCD letting them know which programs have been added.summer school enrollment:

Complete this Summer Rising interest survey,

NYC School Survey

Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.

Every year, all parents, teachers, students in grades 6-12 and select school support staff take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of their school community think about the learning environment at their school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.

Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey NOW!(Open external link)

Families should enter “f” followed by their child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Note that “f” must be lowercase. Families can find their child’s Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA).

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IT Help Desk And Resources For Remote Learning For Families

We would like to share the DOE’s IT HELP DESK AND RESOURCES FOR REMOTE LEARNING in EnglishSpanish and Chinese. This document outlines resources that are available to our families to support remote learning.

Visit Parent University!

Parent University is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free trainings on a wide range of topics. Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities.

As NYC School Account (NYCSA) is becoming a one-stop shop for student records and communications to parents, we have leveraged it to make the application and voting process more user-friendly and encourage maximum participation. Because NYCSA is the entry point for both applying and voting, it is imperative that all parents create an account and link all their children to it.

Free Meals for Students and Families

This summer, any New Yorker who wants them can get free “grab & go” meals across the city starting June 28th.

  • No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch
  • Locations will be available for search on 6/25/2021 after 5pm
  • Meals Hubs are open for children and families Monday–Friday
  • Breakfast and lunch service times will be 9am to 1pm
  • Vegetarian meals are available at all locations
  • All meals are Grab and Go, not to be consumed on site
  • Kosher and Halal meals are available at select locations
  • There will be no service Monday, July 5th (Independence Day Observed) and Tuesday, July 20th (Eid-ul-Adha)
  • Community Based Organizations may call the Office of Food & Nutrition Services Accounts Receivable department at 718-707-4371, 718-707-4382 or 718-707-4383 for additional information

Learning Bridges

Instructional Videos for Parents 

Get Food NYC

Benefits Navigator:

This guide to navigating NYC’s public services was created with and for families of students living in temporary housing or experiencing housing instability.

Which Community Board Do I Live In? 

Brooklyn Non-Profit Directory

CEC 21

School Meals

Soup Kitchen_ Food Pantries by Borough


Public Charge Supporting Immigrant Families


NYC Schools Account


Find Your Child’s Bus Stop or Route


Discipline Code

Gifted & Talented

High School News

Pre-k Application

Kindergarten Application

Middle School Application

Every Student Present parent resources page.

The Special Education Process

Students with Disabilities

Parent Bill of Rights

Student Discipline Code

Digital Citizenship

Chancellors Regulations 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Asian Community

Engage NY


Who represents ME? NYC

Brooklyn Community Board 11

Coney Island YMCA

Federation of Italian- American Organization- Brooklyn

Shorefront Y

United Chinese Association

2021 Ladders for Leaders Program Application

Presidents’ Council District 21

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New York can no longer accept requests for religious exemptions from school immunization requirements.

As of June 13, 2019, public, private and parochial schools and child care programs in New York can no longer accept requests for religious exemptions from school immunization requirements. This law applies to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and to all child care settings. This legislation is in response to the measles outbreak and will help contain the spread of measles among unvaccinated students.

All prior religious exemptions granted to students are now invalid. Please see the Parent Immunization Letter from the DOE for more information.

All NYC students must meet the immunization requirements in order to attend school. You can review the immunization requirements online at on the Immunizations page. Please review the Immunization Chart and Parent Immunization Letter  to ensure that students are in compliance with requirements for school year 2019-20.

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Also visit our Community Education Council neighbors in

District 20 and District 22 !