EVCS Weekly April 20 – 24

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone discovered something new this week and had fun exploring on our virtual field trips! **

It is Friday, April 17 – Day 20 of remote learning!

Next Week

Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24
Remote Learning Continues – remember, our start time is 9:30am
Please be sure to make contact with your teachers daily either through the Google Classroom or via email.

Thursday, April 23
3:00pm – SLT Meeting

Attendance Reminders
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.

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D1 Remote Learning Survey

(please complete one survey per child)

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Hello District 1 Families,
The survey shouldn’t take more that 5 minutes to complete and you have the option of remaining anonymous. If you do provide your contact information, we may reach out to you for additional information in order help address your needs/concerns.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.
Best,
Celsa Pacheco, Family Leadership Coordinator
District 1 Superintendent’s Office
Email: Cpacheco5@schools.nyc.gov
District 1 website: www.District1NYC.com

If you are an essential worker and need child care, complete this FORM to begin the enrollment process for the city childcare & enrichment centers. From doctors to grocery store workers, you all are essential to keeping our city going!

Devices and Wifi Connections
If you are in need of a device to connect your child to their 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.

Resources

Find a Free Meal Hub Near You
Free “Grab and Go” meals are available for all New Yorkers.
Click to find locations. 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. Everyone can pick up three meals at one time, and parents may pick up meals for their children. No registration or ID is required – no one will be turned away.

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)

CITY HARVEST
https://www.cityharvest.org

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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.

GET A LIBRARY CARD
To gain access to an array of digital resources, New York residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during our period of closure.
Information link to apply is here.

Remember to reach out to us with any issues and we will do our best to support you. We will get through this together.

Enjoy the weekend together. We miss you all.

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