EVCS Weekly June 15 – 19

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, June 12 – Day 60 of remote learning!

What an amazing show, EVCS has talent! – big shout out to Eric! Thank you for putting your heart and soul into it! If you missed it, please check your classroom stream for the links to watch it or enjoy it again!

Happy “decades” spirit day! We had a spectacular turnout – and hope everyone had fun dressing up today! Get ready for the Beach next week!

Final School Wide Morning Meeting Coming up…
Take the Nature Anthem Challenge:
Submit your videos to Bradley (BGoodma4@schools.nyc.gov) by end of day tomorrow!! Sing loud and proud!

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Let’s see what else is coming up….

Monday, June 15
School Wide Morning Meeting
Check your child’s Google Classroom for the next SWMM!
Sing loud and proud along with the newest recording.

Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00am
Mark your calendar for the final Parent Association Meeting Date
Zoom Link will be sent to you directly from the PA!

Friday, June 19
Go to the Beach! – Spirit Day!
Remember your sun cap and sand toys!

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Survey from the Department of Education regarding September 2020

Click HERE
to take a brief survey about your thoughts for schools reopening in the Fall.

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!

We are all hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon. However, we need to prepare for the possibility that it will continue into September 2020 and beyond. Please fill out this survey assuming health and safety measures like social distancing are still in place.

Your answers to this survey are anonymous and confidential and you can skip any question you are not comfortable answering or that may not apply to your child. If you have more than one child in your family, we recommend filling out this survey for each child.

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Employment Support

Provided by Educational Alliance:
Free services are available for anyone who needs it:
Unemployment / Job Search help at EmploymentServices@edalliance.org
We hope this information helps you navigate the changing world of benefits and services. Counselors are available to provide support and a guiding hand to those unemployed. Send them an email to arrange a time to talk.

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Emotional Wellness

Mental Health Supports for Families and Children:
NYC Well – digital mental health resources
https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/covid-19-digital-mental-health-resources/

New York State’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline:
Call 844-863-9314 to talk to specially trained volunteer professionals.
Receive free and confidential emotional support.

FREE Crisis Counseling and tips to support parents with managing anxiety and other mental health concerns. Also Call 844-863-9314
They will be there to listen, support and offer referrals.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Stress and Anxiety management techniques can be found at this link:
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf

Recommended apps and books for families from NYC DOE
for supporting kids during this challenging time:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/activities-for-students/special-education-supports/helpful-links-for-covid-19

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Technical Support

Tech Support For Families
The DOE has a created a Tech Support Ticket System for families: https://www.nycenet.edu/technicalsupportforfamily
Families can use the form to report any issues with NYCDOE iPads or other devices including help with applications (including Google Classroom).

Requesting Device and Distribution
If any parent/ guardian needs to have an additional device
Click HERE for access to the Device Request Form
Your student ID is required – reach out to teachers or me if you need it.
EVCS is located under The East Village Community School.
Click HERE for information on Device Distribution

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Admissions & Attendance

Attendance Reminder
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 having issues, please reach out to us and we will help you troubleshoot.

2020-21 PreK & Kindergarten at EVCS
If you have a child joining us for PreK or Kindergarten next year, please remember to accept your child’s offer here at myschools to secure your child’s seat.

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Important Resources – Meeting Core Needs

Enrollment in Regional Enrichment Centers
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!

Find a Free Meal Hub Near You:
Click for locations to find “Grab & Go” meals for all New Yorkers.
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.

$420 Food Benefit Cards Coming to ALL NYC DOE students
Starting next month, families of students enrolled in New York City public schools will receive a food benefit card pre-loaded with $420 to help cover meal costs while schools remain closed because of the pandemic. Click hereto read more.

Financial help to cover the cost & installation of an air conditionerhttps://access.nyc.gov/programs/cooling-assistance-benefit/

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Stay Connected and Informed

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.

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.

How To Talk To Your Child About Math
The Math Collective put together some suggestions for families and caregivers in How To Talk To Your Child About Math. With remote learning, caregivers are more involved in their children’s math work. They also created a table of possible responses to what students might do when solving a math problem. To help families understand the mathematics being taught, there is a brief synopsis of four of the most important big ideas to understand by the end of elementary school.

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Please remember we are here to help trouble-shoot any issues that come up for you and hope you will reach out anytime with questions or concerns.
We will do our best to respond promptly.

Be active, try to dance your way through the weekend and as always
stay safe and healthy.

All best wishes,
James

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

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