DOE Links and Community Information

Family Letter_Census_September 25 2020

Update for Families_September 21 2020

Update for Families_Staggered Start Reopening_September 18 2020

Delay In-Person learning DELAYED by the NYCDOE

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Update for Families_September 8 2020

2020-2021 School Year Calendar

CDC Guidance for Back-to-School 

This week, CDC issued guidance to help families prepare for back-to-school this year.  The guidance includes an explanation of factors that families should consider in making decisions around schooling, and a checklist for returning to in-person learning.  Here are a few helpful links: 

·         Back-to-School Checklist 

·         Back-to-School Decision Making Tool

The Mayor and Chancellor announced a Back to School Pledge to every family, student and staff in a New York Public School.  Translated versions can be found on the Back to School Pledge site.

Dear Families,

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely.  Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey at .

The Learning Bridges programs will:

  • Be operated by community-based organizations and other partners
  • Provide opportunities for children to connect to their remote learning activities
  • Include time for art, recreation, and other age-appropriate activities
  • Follow the same rigorous health and safety precautions as schools

You can complete the survey even if you do not yet know your child’s school schedule. The survey is meant to assess interest; this is not a formal application. More information will be shared by the Department of Education (children in 3-K and pre-K) or the Department of Youth & Community Development (children in grades K-8) about a potential placement in the coming weeks. Programs will become available on a rolling basis beginning at the start of school.

You can also call 311 for support in completing the survey. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to sharing more information with you soon.

View and print a PDF of the New York City Department of Education’s District School Reopening Plan: Submission to New York State Education Department 

To find the plans for individual schools, use Find a School, type in the name of the school. Once you are on the school page, scroll down to the box called School Reopening Information 2020 to find that school’s plan. 

Return to School 2020-2021

Attend to learn more about the Department of Education plans for the 2020–21 school year.

Instructional Videos for Parents 

The Office of the Chief Academic Officer has produced a series of instructional videos for parents on topics ranging from “Remote Learning for Students with IEPs” to “Instructional Strategies.”  These videos aim to support parents with techniques and strategies to help students learn at home.  Please check out the videos here. 


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Get Food NYC

CEC 21

NYC Class 2020

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School Meals

Soup Kitchen_ Food Pantries by Borough




Public Charge Supporting Immigrant Families

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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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

Family Guides For Parents

Achieve NYC – English

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

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United Chinese Association

2019 Ladders for Leaders Program Application

Presidents’ Council District 21


Also visit our Community Education Council neighbors in

District 20 and District 22 !