DOE Links and Community Information

As a result of the Mayor’s order to temporarily close schools, the District 21 Office at PS/IS 226 is temporarily closed. You may call 347-371-0882 or email the Family Support Coordinator Mary Dorney at or the Family Leadership Coordinator Georgette Pezzolanti at




Webinar Series for Families of Students with Disabilities

When students transitioned to remote learning last school year, the DOE launched a series of webinars for families of students with disabilities called the Beyond Access series. The series is continuing this year with webinars designed to support families of students with disabilities during this challenging time. The webinars are hosted by the DOE in partnership with experts in the field. Topics include executive cognitive functioning, literacy, social emotional learning, among other topics. Content experts will provide strategies and resources that families can use to support their children’s learning and overall well-being at home. The webinars, which began on January 12, are being held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through the end of May. Families can review webinar topics and register for a webinar by visiting Eventbrite. The webinars are also listed on the DOE family-facing website and calendar. Past webinars are available on YouTube and can be viewed with English or translated captions. Please share information about this series with parent coordinators and families in your school community.   

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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.

Citywide and Community Education Council Elections

Elections for Community and Citywide Education Councils will take place between February and May 2021 and this cycle promises to be historic! Thanks to the advocacy of Education Council members, NYS law was changed to allow parents of all NYC public school students to vote in these elections. In addition, voting for the Citywide Education Councils representing Special Education and English Language Learner communities was expanded to include all families of the students in these programs. We are excited about these changes!

Are you ready to Run. Serve. Lead?

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

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

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

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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 !