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What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.

Should we return to School in September? SURVEY

Dear C.S.200 Families,
The NYC Department of Education is working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year and is currently exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts. We want your feedback to understand what is most important to you!

EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE FOR ALL

Dear Manhattan Community,
We write to you in the darkest days of our lives. We are deeply saddened by the murder of George Floyd. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and our African-American community across the country, the city, and here in Manhattan. This is the tipping point of a long history of unjustified hatred and violence against people of color. More specifically, Black Americans. Today, we need to come together and acknowledge that our Black and Brown community is hurting and tired of generational and institutional racism.

Updated Parent Letter

Dear Parents,
We have two days coming up in June that were originally scheduled as times when students would not be in attendance. However, with the ongoing pandemic, students will be expected to participate in remote learning onboth of these days:
Thursday, June 4 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for all students in observance of Brooklyn / Queens Day (also known as Anniversary Day).
Tuesday, June 9 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for students in schools serving grades K-8, as well as District 75 schools and programs.

We have good news!

Good news! Every family will receive $420 for each child enrolled in New York City public schools to offset the cost of lunches that students are eating at home that they would have received for free in school.

Important Health-Related Information for Families

Dear families,
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) has shared updated information on Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), formerly known as Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). Attached, please find a letter which includes a Fact Sheet prepared by NYC Health.

Spring Reading Challenge

Spring Reading Challenge Reboot
Accelerated Reader Remote Learning Incentives | May 4th - June 12th
STUDENT LEVEL AWARDS - POWER READERS
GOAL: Top readers per grade, based on AR quizzing
In order to qualify – min 10 books read and AR quizzes taken by June 12th
(Only AR quizzes PASSED will be counted)
PRIZE WORTH $50
GIFT CARD TO:
A. GAME STOP OR
B. AMC THEATRE OR
C. OLD NAVY

REMOTE LEARNING SURVEY

Take the Remote Learning Survey
Who can take the survey?
All Parents/guardians of DOE students in any grade
Students in grades six through twelve
Please take the survey by May 1, 2020. The survey is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
Select the borough where you or your child attends school to take the survey.

UPDATED GRADING POLICY

What You Need to Know

The UPDATED GRADING POLICY outlined in the link is in effect for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year only. Teachers will base students’ final grades on a holistic review of their progress before and after we started remote learning. Attendance will not be a factor in students’ grades. No student will receive a failing final grade.
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