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The DOE has developed three baseline programming options for schools to choose from. The models have been created by analyzing system-wide constraints, researching national and international best practices, surveying parents and students, and holding focus groups with school leaders. They are meant to support schools in determining how to serve the needs of their students and families in line with health and safety guidance.
Principals and school leadership teams will compare the different programming models to the specific needs of their students and communities to select a best-fit model. However, the Chancellor has identified certain models as "Chancellor Recommended" so that there is greater consistency for parents across the system. Schools should select a model in collaboration with their School Leadership Team (SLT), and wherever possible, students should be programmed for in-person instruction at greater frequency. Schools will be able to apply to their Superintendent for an exception that will be subject to review and approval. Principals will have at least one parent meeting in advance of selecting a program model to inform parents of selection and allow for input before final decision is made.
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.
To keep students connected and meeting academic requirements when learning remotely, the DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.
The account gives your student access to Google Classroom and Microsoft Office 365, through the Remote Learning Portal(Open external link).
Get an overview of what the New York City Department of Education has done in response to COVID 19 and remote learning in different languages. Including:
The NYC Department of Health is currently investigating cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, or PMIS, a new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere.
Healthier Students are Better Learners. The DOE started Wellness Wednesdays NYC to help students and families learn skills and habits that can promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Click below to be re-directed.
The DOE is lending iPads to students across the city for remote learning. Here you will find information on how to get started with your iPad. School staff and community members can also use this information to help students with connectivity and other troubleshooting issues.
Note: There is no need to call the DOE, 311, or Apple to check the status of your iPad request. Visit the iPad Distribution page for more information.
If your school uses G Suite and you have an account (such as firstname.lastname@example.org), please login to your school’s Google Account as you would at school to access Classroom, Drive, Docs, and the rest of G Suite.
If your school does not use a Google account, please follow the instructions below to access Google Classroom using your nycstudents.net login.
The safety and security of the students and staff in a remote learning environment are paramount. In March the DOE prohibited its use, when it was discovered that Zoom, as it was being used by individual teachers and schools, did not have sufficient security settings. The decision was made to protect the students and staff, and to ensure that privacy and safety could be provided in a virtual classroom.
The DOE began working with Zoom to develop a DOE-licensed version of Zoom that meets security standards, and as of May 6, 2020, the DOE has approved the use of Zoom by students, staff, and related service providers to use.
The materials on the grade specific pages below include:
If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, even after visiting our support pages (such as Getting Started with Your iPad, Remote Learning Portal, Getting Started with Google Classroom, Getting Started with Teams) please fill out the Technical Support for Families form. The form uses Google Translate in the top right corner.