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Parent/Child Activity Calendar
New York City Division of Early Childhood Education
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Search for things that are red, blue, green, yellow, red and blue, etc.
On a piece of colored paper draw a large fish bowl. Give your child goldfish crackers to glue on.
Learn a new song together. Can you make up actions to go with the words?
Look in the mirror together. What color are your eyes, your hair? How many hands and fingers do you have?
Play with blocks together. Encourage your child to see how high a tower she can build.
Spread almond butter on a pinecone and roll in birdseed. Hang it outside to feed the birds.
Give your child playdough, a rolling pin and some cookie cutters. Let him cut out “cookies.”
Show your child how to cut out and draw hearts.
Cut straws into different lengths. Encourage your child to line them up shortest to longest
Read books together in an unusual place— under a table or a blanket.
Have your child name things that come in pairs like eyes, shoes, twins, etc.
String a macaroni necklace with your child. Have him count each piece as he strings it.
Make red Jello in a shallow pan. Once set, cut into heart shapes a cookie cutter for dessert.
 Tell your child 3 things you love about her. Have her tell you 3 things she loves about you.
Watch your child’s favorite TV program with her. Talk about the character, plot and message
Look at the weather forecast today. Compare where you live to the rest of the country
Does your child know his birthday? Teach him the birthdates of family members .
Draw or scribble to music. Give your child crayons and a large sheet of paper. Put on favorite music.
Make this an orange day. Wear orange clothes. Have sweet potatoes for dinner and oranges for dessert
At the grocery store, give your child a few coupons and let her match the picture with the item.
Cover the illustration on a page of a book and read the page to your child. Can he guess what’s in the picture?
Have your child count all the doors on the floor of your apartment building.
Take a walk and read street and store signs. Ask your child what she thinks they say.
“I’d love to!” Use these words when your child asks you to play, read or do a puzzle.
When your child proudly shows you something he made, ask him how he did it.
Talk about more, less and equal. Ask, “Do you have more dolls or stuffed animals?”
Do some exercises with your child today. Try doing sit-ups, jumping jacks, squats and stretches.
Line up different things that write—pen, pencil, marker, crayon, etc. Ask your child which one she prefers and why.
What do I need to do to return to my school building?
In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID19 testing by the first day your child returns to their school building. Testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in your child’s school. Given the ongoing fight against a citywide resurgence of COVID-19, this mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19 is a crucial part of our plan to keep all schools safe. Any student in grade 1 or higher returning to school buildings must submit a consent form for COVID-19 testing in school by their first day back in school buildings.
  1. Any student in grade 1 or higher returning to school buildings must submit a consent form for COVID-19 testing in school by their first day back. 3K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students are excluded from random testing. 
  2. The test is quick, safe, and easy.
How do I submit consent?
Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Even if you have already submitted consent, we ask you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest consent form on file. There are two easy ways to submit:
1) Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) at
    • If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s): Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.” Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.
    • If you do not already have a NYCSA account: You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above. If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.
2) Print and sign the attached form and bring it to your child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages at
Can my child receive an exemption from weekly random testing?
Exemptions will only be granted in certain limited cases:  For students who need a medical exemption, due to a health condition that would make it unsafe to undergo testing (e.g., facial trauma, nasal surgery), you will be able to submit a separate form for consideration. This form must be signed by a physician and you must submit medical documentation from a health care provider.
  •  For students with disabilities who cannot be safely tested in school due to the nature of their disability, you will be able to submit a separate request for an exemption.
  • The exemption forms will be available in English on Monday, November 30 at Translations will be available shortly thereafter.
What happens if I don’t submit consent?
You must submit consent by the day that your child returns to your school building; this is the due date, and we need all students to participate. 
  • If your child comes to school on their first day back for in-person instruction without a consent form on file, principals and school staff will contact you to obtain consent.
  •  After that, students without consent forms on file, who do not have a medical or disability-based exemption submitted, must be moved to fully remote instruction. More information on exemptions will be provided by your child’s school principal this week.
What if my child’s school is in an Orange or Red Zone?
  • As of now, schools in Orange Zones remain closed for in-person learning. We are working with the State to develop a plan to reopen buildings in Orange Zones as soon as possible.
  •  We will share information as soon as a plan is confirmed with the State of New York.
  •  There are currently no Red Zones in New York City, but per the State, school buildings in Red Zones would also be closed.
As always, I am grateful for your flexibility and patience as we continue our journey together through this unprecedented year. All of us at the DOE are focused on a strong, supportive education for your child every day— no matter where they are learning—and that will never change. We look forward to welcoming students back into school buildings in the coming weeks.
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor New York City Department of Education

Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year

Important Dates

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 

  • School staff report to schools

Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 17, and Friday September 18, 2020 

  • Instructional Orientation
  • All students will
    • Reconnect to their school community
    • Learn the health and safety procedures
    • Check technical connectivity
    • Have wellness checks with their teachers and guidance staff

Monday, September 29, 2020 

  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
    • Students in blended learning (combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule
    • Students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning

Important Links 

On March 15, 2020, the nation’s largest school district underwent a historic transformation, closing school buildings in order to protect our 1.1 million students, and all staff, families, and fellow New Yorkers from COVID-19.

Looking Ahead

As we look ahead to September, we see the big picture: as the trajectory of the virus continues to evolve, the guidance from City, State, and Federal health authorities we must follow will also evolve. When it does, we have to be ready, and prepared to adapt. We’ve also received survey responses from over 400,000 from families and students on your preferences and concerns for the upcoming year, and your input has been critical in our planning.

Taken together, this picture demands we begin the 2020-21 school year in an unprecedented way—including new health protocols, physical distancing, and more. Make no mistake: New York City students will still be learning 5 days a week. A major difference is that we are preparing to deliver their education through a blended learning model. Blended learning means students will be taught on-site in school for part of the week, and will attend school remotely on the other days of the week.

We are ready for this: adapting and strengthening our practices; investing in the technology required to provide a quality online academic experience—including distributing over 300,000 iPads to students who need them; and working with teachers to develop their skills as online instructors. We will update curriculum to reflect the blended online and in-person model, and to ensure the guidelines and curriculum include appropriate social-emotional learning and mental health supports.

Any family can also choose all-remote learning, for any reason. But we know that the majority of families want as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, and we will work to maximize it at every turn, consistent with health and safety requirements. We will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel—and recognizing the ways that will be different from each of their classmates, especially in a time of crisis. We will not look away from the ways this virus has further magnified the effects of systemic racism in our communities. We will continue to explore opportunities to directly correct structural inequities—like closing the digital divide.


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important dates 


Dear CS 200 Family,


Thank you all for your continued support of our students throughout this process and for your participation in Town Hall meetings for the reopening of school year 2020 – 2021.  The New York City Department of Education has been working diligently to provide our students, faculty, and staff a safe workplace to return to.


I would like to thank you for your patience and flexibility as we share this just released update on our students’ arrival and dismissal time for school year 2020 – 2021. Please keep in mind that protocols and structures may be changed if we receive updated guidelines and/or there is a need for modifications.


Early Childhood

3k and 4k Prek yard Entrance

Kgn. Thru 5th grade

Main Entrance

Student Arrival Time:              8:30 a.m.

Student Dismissal Time:         2:00 p.m.


Student Arrival Time:              8:30 a.m.

Student Dismissal Time:         2:00 p.m.



CS 200 will be open for students on their designated cohort day at 8:30 a.m. each morning.  Supervision of students will not be provided before this time.  Students arriving to school before 8:30 a.m. must wait outside with their parent/guardian. Please have your children arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Please anticipate that there may be delays during the first day of school as students are organized into their assigned classes. Only students will be allowed to enter the building. Please ensure children have on masks prior to entrance. Students that want breakfast will pick up/be given a grab and go breakfast bag and eat their breakfast in the classroom.


Cohorts and designated days

Our blended learning will be delivered via “Model 1B” of 3 or 2 days per week with alternating weeks using two in person cohorts (Group A and Group B) and one Remote cohort.

Group A and Group B

   *Blended Learning

In-person learning 3- 2 days per week (5 days every other week); Remote Learning for non-in person days

Group D

Remote every day; consists of students who opt out of in-person instruction.


We are working hard to assign students to Cohorts, we will inform parents via email assigned Cohorts and designated days. Preference will be given to siblings only. Siblings will be placed in the same cohort to support families for scheduling purposes.


To assist with transparency about designated cohort days the following supports will be in place:

  • Schedules will be posted
  • Each cohort will be assigned a color Group A: Red, Group B: Blue
  • Colored ID Cards will be given first days of school to each cohort to assist with ease at arrivals.


Arrival Procedures:

To ensure social distancing and safety precautions, arrival procedures for the 2020-2021 will be as followed:


Prek 3 and 4 – Will receive staggered arrival times via email prior to school opening for the first two days of school.  Pre K 3 and 4 will enter through their classroom door via the Pre K yard on 149th Street and 7th avenue. (Black Gate near #3 train station.)


Kgn.-5th Grade – Students will enter the Main Entrance of the school building. Students will enter single file maintaining 6ft. social distance.  Stairs will be marked with tape to indicate where students should stand.  Teachers will meet students on the school yard on the 1st day. Beginning the second day, teachers will meet students at their classroom door.


The instructional day at CS 200 ends at 2:00 p.m. All students will be dismissed by grade beginning at 1:50 p.m. via announcement.  The safe orderly dismissal of the students is top priority at our school.


Dismissal Procedures: *Students being picked up

Prek 3 and 4 – will be dismissed via Pre k Yard classroom door from 1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

Grade k and 1 – will be dismissed through the auditorium door from 1:50 PM – 2:00 PM

Grade 2 thru 5 –will be dismissed via Main Entrance from 1:55 PM – 2:00 PM


Walkers/Bus Students

Students taking buses will line up under the terrace at 1:45 PM. (Main Entrance) until their bus arrives.

Walkers will leave the building first at 1:55 PM via Exit 4 in single file maintaining 6 ft. social distancing.


In inclement weather, students will be in the playroom, terrace, and auditorium.  Staff members will be posted to relay the child being picked up at the gate to staff inside and the student will be sent to meet the parent.


Arrival and dismissal times at the CS 200 are busy times.  We are asking for your help to ensure that all of our students arrive safely at school in the morning and at home in the afternoon.  We ask that parents arrive promptly to pick up students at their designated times as we have limited space and staff to supervise students and meet the social distancing requirements.


Once again, your assistance and cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work together to ensure the safety of CS 200.  We recognize that arrival and dismissal times may be crucial times to handle school business (i.e., office visits, nurse visits, lost and found, etc.).  We ask that parents avoid asking to go into the building during these times as all staff will be occupied with the safe entry and dismissal of students. 


We ask for your patience, flexibility, courtesy and willingness to work with the school to assist us in a well-organized and safe arrivals/dismissals.  Please contact Mr. Garry Fields, Parent Coordinator, at if you any questions or concerns regarding this update.




Renée Y. Belton

Principal CS 200

Summary of Model 1B

  • Two (2) in-person cohorts (Blended Learning) and one (1) remote.
  • Group A and Group B will rotate attendance on Mondays.
  • In-person two or three days and remote two or three days alternating weeks ( Week 1 and Week 2 than repeat)
  • Group D: Remote every day; consists of students who opt out of in-person instruction.


See Chart below








Group D (Remote Everyday)


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Welcome Families!
      Dear Families,
      Summer has finally arrived! We know that so many of you have taken on the tremendous task of changing your daily routines very quickly in a time of crisis, and serving as a strong support system for your loved ones. We want you to know that you are doing a great job and you are doing enough. As you continue to manage priorities and accommodate everyday moments during these times, don’t forget to pat yourself on the back for the incredible job you are doing to maintain normalcy for your child and family during this time. To all the moms, dads, aunts, uncles, foster parents, grandparents and caregivers, you already have what it takes to help your child grow and flourish through this time, and we are here to support you. We are sharing opportunities with you that you may decide to try with your child. These activities are aimed to be fun and to promote learning, and help you locate useful services near you. Please pick and choose the activities and platforms that work for your family and for your child, and remember to take it slowly. This might mean doing one activity below or simply spending time with one another. As time goes on, you may be able to open yourself and your child to new activities and experiences.
Note: These websites and apps have not been vetted for privacy or data security protocols by DOE or City of New York.
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