EVCS Weekly April 6 – April 10

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, April 3 – Day 10 of remote learning!

Attendance
Each day in Google Classroom, remember to start off by answering the morning question – Answering the question is one way teachers take attendance! If you turn in your work in Google Classroom they will also be able to see that you are successfully interacting. If anyone is still having issues logging in, please reach out to us and we will help you troubleshoot any issues. I can see there has been a ton of activity on and off line. Keep up the great work and continue to share!

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This is a time when knowing that we are connected is vital and helps to relieve some anxiety of “not knowing” where our friends are. By all means, reach out to each other if you have not already! Students can use their @evcs.me accounts to “Hangout” if a parent helps set that up as a virtual playdate. We recommend keeping them private within your own classes, also try to practice core values including “inclusion” whenever possible. We are pulling together some info/resources to share soon that will help.

In the meantime, Let It Shine!

Before you unplug for the weekend…

This Week

Monday, April 6 – Wednesday, April 8
Remote Learning Continues – remember, our start time is 9:30am

Thursday, April 9 – Friday, April 10
Spring Break! No Remote Learning Classes

Monday, April 13-Friday, April 17
Modified Remote Learning – stay tuned for details as New York State no longer has spring break during this week.

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Important UPDATE on School Food
Three free meals are available daily for any New Yorker.
– Find the closest Meal Hub by clicking HERE
– Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday.
– All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
– Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
– Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
– No registration or ID required – no one will be turned away 7:30-1:30 M-F.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

If you are a first responder, health care provider, or transit worker
whose child is a NYC resident and you have no other child care option, complete this FORM to begin the enrollment process for the city childcare & enrichment centers

Devices and Wifi Connections.
If you or some you know is still in need of a device to connect your child to Google Classroom, fill out this form for a device, on loan, from the Department of Education: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
Your student ID is required, reach out to teachers or me if you need it.
EVCS is located under The East Village Community School.
If your device is not working please reach out to Liz first to decide if we need to request another device – ewanttaja@schools.nyc.gov

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Resources

NYCHA
NYCHA encourages households experiencing a partial loss of income to access their rent hardship program by completing an Interim Recertification via the NYCHA Self-Service Portal or by calling their Property Management Office to request a paper form. If your household experiences a complete loss of income, you may qualify for NYCHA’s Zero Income Policy; call the property management office to set up the required eligibility interview.
https://selfserve.nycha.info/eservice

Free Crisis Counseling
Free Crisis Counseling as well as additional tips to support parents with managing anxiety and other mental health concerns. Call 844-863-9314 to receive free and confidential emotional support. This link is additional stress and anxiety management techniques during this time.
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf

Applying for NYC Assistance
The City of New York has over 30 different programs you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job. The easy tool helps you find out what you are eligible for – from SNAP benefits to help with food to cash benefits to help with rent.
https://access.nyc.gov/

Free 1-on-1 Tutoring and Reading Resources
The New York Public Library is offering free one-on-one tutoring for all households with a library card. Go to the below link for live support in math, science, reading, and writing. They also have free e-books organized by grade level for kids to read at home.
https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources/kids-and-teens

Food Pantry Locations
Many require you to call ahead of time for a reservation, photo ID needed. For more information, go to: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help
Nazareth Housing (Tuesdays 10am-12pm)
206 E 4th Street (212-777-1010)
Primitive Christian Church (Thursdays 10am-12pm)
209 Henry Street (212-791-4590)
Cabrini Immigrant Services (Tuesdays 9:30am-12:30pm)
139 Henry Street (212-791-4590)
Trinity Church (Monday through Friday 12:30pm-1:30pm)
602 E. 9th Street (Text the word “FOOD” to 726-879 (PANTRY) for an appointment)

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STAY CONNECTED

Looking to share ideas, projects, resources with EVCS families?
Remember to join the EVCS Facebook page where you can post anytime.
This is a closed community page and a great place to share.
Please reach out to [parents@evcsnyc.org (mailto:parents@evcsnyc.org)
with any issues.

ACTIVITIES

Thank you all for continuing to share great resources, projects, & ideas!

Explore Live Nature Cams
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Music Week Days at 11:00 a.m. with Tom Chapin
https://www.tomchapin.tv/

Free Audible Books https://stories.audible.com/start-listen access free audiobooks for preschoolers through teens. No catches, no credit cards.

Story Time from Space! Yes space, go to the link below, it’s wild.
While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. Check it out here.

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Reading Olympics Update

PLEASE HOLD ON TO COLLECTED DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIP FUNDS – CONTINUE READING & LOGGING!!!

Questions?, please kindly reach out to Ariel at arieldeva@gmail.com.
Remember, all students who read books and hand in a reading log, whether or not donations are collected, will get a prize for their wonderful efforts!
Keep reading!! The forms are not due back until we meet back up at school!

New* Share your favorite titles here!

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NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Account

NYC Student Account Code letters have been sent to every family.
We want every family to create a School Account. If you need any help with this, please remember to reach out to me, James at jamespc@evcs.me.

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Please continue to share stories, resources and do not hesitate to reach out with any concerns, questions or needs. We will do our best to support you.

I strongly encourage unplugging – enjoy the weekend.
Stay safe and healthy.
James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me
Website: evcsnyc.org