EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 23

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Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

It was great to see some of you at the Zoom PA meeting this week.
The EVCS Parent Association elections were successful, and I am happy to report that we have a full working board. They will share out notes and details soon. If you missed this month, no worries there will be more! We are still learning how to do this Zoom business and it takes time. You can find PA General Meeting dates posted on the EVCS Calendar here.

Monthly minutes are historically posted to the website here. Please give it some time for the info to get compiled and posted from the recent meeting.

Standing Committees
The executive board includes, as well, the chairs of our standing committees which are Communications, Fundraising, Events, Diversity & Inclusions, Social Action, Green and the Class Parent Liaison. If you are interested in or have questions about joining -or being a chair- for any of these committees please email papresident@evcsnyc.org. We need your continued support!

Remember every parent and/or guardian of an EVCS student is automatically a member of the Parent Association. There is a monthly General PA meeting. This is the one risk free way we can stay connected as a community. The next General PA Meeting will be Wednesday, November 18, save the date!
Monthly meeting details arrive from the papresident@evcsnyc.org.

Grade Directory & Class/Grade Parents
Our PA is gathering contact information for a Grade Directory!
Please respond to this survey, it’s really short, if you want to be included AND if you are interested in being a class parent this year.

We need at least one volunteer from each class on-a-grade to help by being a Class/ Grade Parent. More details around this will be forthcoming from the PA.

The job and responsibilities of Class/Grade Parents will be a little different this year, but at the core they will be the same and are vital for our school community. Class Parents will work together to set up a means of communicating amongst class families (who opt in) on their grade level.
Class parent volunteer sign-up is within this directory survey here!

Let’s see what is coming up…

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Next Week

NEW! EVCS Leveled Lending Library
Starting next Wednesday, October 28 we will be setting up books for
Fully-Remote (Cohort D) kids to pick up and take home every week!. This is a school initiative to get real books on individual reading levels, into all students hands! We hope you’ll take advantage of this.
Wednesdays, 11:30am – 1:00pm
In front of the school yard (on the sidewalk)

Gate opens for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, October 26 – Tuesday, October 27
Cohort D School Pictures 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Remote Students – Sign Up Here
Click HERE for more information!

Monday, October 26
Cohort B
School Picture Day

Tuesday, October 27
Cohort A
School Picture Day

Wednesday, October 28
Cohort B

Leveled Lending Library
Books for Fully-Remote kids to take home
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in front of the yard

Thursday, October 29
Cohort A

School Leadership Team Meeting
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 30
Cohort B

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Important Documents

All parents/guardians must complete:

If you have completed these five essential forms, thank you! If you are not sure, please click the link below to complete and submit.
(note: #5 is only for Blended Students)

1. Emergency Contact Blue Card
2. Media Release Form
3. Housing Questionnaire
4. Income form (Use “01M315” to find EVCS as your school)
5. NEW, COVID-19 Testing Consent Form Online – Return the paper form or log into your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Click here for more information. And if you need help please reach out to me.

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And don’t forget the Daily Health Screener every day!

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Important Dates

Wednesday, October 21
PA General Meeting 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
A meeting link will follow from PaPresident@evcsnyc.org
Elections for the EVCS Parent Association are coming up soon!!!
Learn more about the EVCS PA here!
Please submit any questions/thoughts/ideas before the next meeting.

Thursday, October 29
SLT, School Leadership Team Meeting

Monday, November 2 – Friday, November 6
Parent Teacher Conference Week
Be sure to sign up to meet with your teachers.

Tuesday, November 3
Election Day, Fully Remote Instruction for ALL students

Thursday, November 5
Half Day of School for ALL students!
Cohort A, dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. in the school yard!
Cohorts B & D, remote school will end at 11:00 a.m. as well

Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day, schools closed

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Fall EVCS Schedules

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Fully Remote Learners: Pick Up Academic Materials

Our fully remote (cohort D) students have important academic materials that need to be picked up at EVCS for their continued success in remote learning. Please reach out to James if you have not picked up your materials!

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Parent Resources

Helpful technical links:
How to fix the internet on NYC DOE iPads / Cómo arreglar Internet

Report Issues you’re having with NYCDOE iPads/devices, access to applications, or other technical problems here.

Link for families to submit a device request:
https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices

Dial A Teacher
https://tutor.dialateacher.org
Get help working with your child. Reading ☎ Math ☎ Writing ☎ Science
We also speak Spanish, Italian, Chinese, French, Haitian-Creole, Greek, Hebrew, Korean and Russian

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

New York Public Library
Getting e-books in Different Languages:
SimpyE
The New York Public Library’s free e-reader app to borrow e-books.
It is available on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices.

More about testing in schools as a precautionary health & safety protocol
See the Frequently Asked Questions about the testing program

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Remember to Identify your personal belongings
Please be sure to clearly identify all items including backpacks, water bottles, lunch bags, jackets etc. Write Name & School to help us reunite items to their rightful owners. (a Sharpie works well for most material!)

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VOTING INFORMATION

Early voting info here: https://vote.nyc/page/early-voting-information

For friends & family who live outside of NY:
Everything You Need to Vote Vote.org

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We will see Cohort B in school on Monday, October 26th!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us any time.

Have a restful weekend.

Warm regards,
James


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School610 East 12th Street, Room 205
New York, NY 10009(212) 982-0682 x 2053 / (605) 646-EVCS (3827)
evcsnyc.org

Due to COVID-19, for important dates, links, and information.check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020

Hand Washing