EVCS Weekly, Friday, Jan 22

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Dear EVCS Families,

We hope everyone had a great week learning remotely!

We have our monthly General Parent Association meeting next week Wednesday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. We would love to see more folks come out and join us for the community aspect of the meeting and to see more of your faces. Online is better than nothing – we miss you! Keep an eye out for a meeting link from the PA president!

The DOE invites everyone to take the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey. Click to take the DOE’s feedback survey before February 5, 2021. You can find more information about the survey here. To find EVCS in the drop-down, look for THE East Village Community School.

Let’s see what is happening next week…

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Next Week

We will return to blended learning on Thursday, January 28
Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, January 25
All Students Fully Remote Learning

Tuesday, January 26
All Students Fully Remote Learning

Wednesday, January 27
All Students Fully Remote Learning

PA General Meeting
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Zoom link sent from the PA President

Thursday, January 28
Cohort A

Friday, January 29
Cohort B

Save the Dates

Monday, February 1 – 5
Black Lives Matter At Schools Week of Action

Friday, February 5
EVCS Family Book Swap! Joseph C. Sauer Park (E. 12th Street between Ave A & B) Everyone is welcome. After School between 2:15 and 3:00 p.m.
See flyer for details!

Friday, February 12
No School – Lunar New Year

February 15 – 19
Mid-Winter Break

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EVCS Cohort Schedules for 2021

Cohort A

Cohort B

Cohort D

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Chess After School
Chess Coach Stephanie is offering a fee-based after school group that will meet M-R 4:00 – 5:30 on Zoom. For more information visit this link. Contact: Stephanie Ballom, stephanie@chessquarter.com with any questions.
Students can enroll on the website, or at this link.

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

Translating Google Docs
Traducción de documentos de Google

Learning Bridges After School Sites – Explore the options by borough:
You can apply anytime to find out if there is a space for your child.
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

Class parent representatives! Thank you for stepping up and into this important role. If you are not sure who your class parent contact is, please reach out to Nina Ablan at classparents@evcsnyc.org

Discover Third Thursday at Material for the Arts– Next up 02/18
See previous events here!

How to Grab & Go at The New York Public Library
https://www.nypl.org/about/grab-and-go
Tompkins Square Library 331 East 10th Street (212) 228-4747
Seward Park Library 192 East Broadway (212) 477-6770

Reading and Writing Supports for Families
Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University
Resources including short recorded videos that answer parent questions, open office hours for parents, and an upcoming parent workshop as well.

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If you would like to request to view the monthly minutes from the EVCS School Leadership Team (SLT), please enter your request here.

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DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

The guide provides information and resources that families can use to support learning at home. Use the link above to access and explore the website and find resources to support your child, and view or print the Family Guide available in the 9 DOE languages

Sign up for DOE alerts and messages! It only takes a few minutes: all you need is your name and contact information. Sign UP Here. To Stay Connected get alerts and messages about citywide school events, admissions, enrollment, key dates, emergencies, and more.

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Stay up to date via 311 or other news outlets.

MANHATTAN COVID TESTING SITES

Find a complete list of COVID testing sites here.

Check HERE for testing wait times at each Health + Hospitals Covid Testing Site throughout the city. The times are updated hourly and are accurate accountings of how long the line is for a test. Know before you go!

FOOD RESOURCES

https://www.foodbanknyc.org/: they offer groceries, meals, and SNAP support

https://www.invisiblehandsdeliver.com: Volunteers are delivering groceries, medications, necessities to elderly and otherwise at-risk -residents for free

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Please reach out with any questions at any time.
Enjoy your weekend.

Very best,
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

And remember to check the DOE’s website regularly at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020