EVCS Weekly, Friday, March 26

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Dear EVCS Families,

The daffodils are blooming at EVCS!
Please be sure to catch the School Wide Morning Meeting in your classroom stream today it will definitely lift the spirit! Thanks to all of the participation and for singing along loud and proud!

Reminder: Updates to Blended Learning
The new window for fully remote students to opt in to blended learning is open now and will close on Wednesday, April 7. You can opt in to blended learning at this link. If you have questions, please reach out to Bradley here.

Continue to Stay Safe. We ask again that everyone take the health screening seriously and pay attention to the questions, as they update slightly when information and guidance changes. You can make it easier on yourself to add the application directly to your smartphone or save the URL to access to this important daily screening: Daily Health Screening smart phone or link to the URL here. Thank you in advance for continuing to practice safe measures.

Spring Break Safety
Please find the travel guidance and information at this link, with translations at  schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.

Let’s see what is happening when we return from the break…

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Next Week

Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2
SPRING BREAK, No School

When we return from Spring Break

Gates open for K-5 students at 8:20 a.m. & for PreK students at 8:45 a.m.

Monday, April 5
Cohort A

Tuesday, April 6
Cohort A

Wednesday, April 7
Cohort B

Town Hall Safety Meeting 10:00 a.m.
See flyer for details and to submit any questions.

Deadline for PreK Applications

Cohort D: Leveled Lending Library 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All fully-remote students encouraged to pick up books each and every week!
In front of the schoolyard (on the sidewalk).

Thursday, April 8
Cohort A

Friday, April 9
Cohort B

Author Visit with Carole Lindstrom (Grades 1-2)

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Save the Dates

Friday, April 16
Talent Show Submission Deadline
Upload to flipgrid here.
View Flyer

Wednesday, April 28
Monthly Parent Association Meeting
Keep an eye out for a link from our PA President! Hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 29
Monthly General Parent Association Meeting
SLT Meeting 2:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 13
No School – Eid Al-Fitr

Monday, May 31
No School – Memorial Day

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School Menus

Breakfast and Lunch is free for all students whether
learning in-person or remotely.

– Every day there are cold options of PB&J, Cheese sandwich, and Hummus with Pretzels.
– Every day there is an additional hot option found here (subject to change) which is presented to students daily, based on availability. Please be sure teachers are aware of food restrictions/allergies to support choices.
– Note: All menus are pork free. No fried food is offered or served in school meals. No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners are used in any school meal.

Take-Out & Community Meals for Fully Remote Learners
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/take-out-meals

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GO Summer 2021 Applications Open!

The GO Summer 2021 program is continuing online this summer, but with an optional in-personal Friday component!

Session Dates: July 6th – August 6th
Mondays – Thursdays fully remote from 9AM – 1PM
Fridays in-person from 9AM-2PM or remote from 9AM-11AM (Fridays are optional)

Click HERE for more information to apply!

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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

P-EBT Food Benefits
If you have questions, call the P-EBT Food Benefits Helpline: 833-452-0096 or visit: P-EBT Information Form. Help Desk 888 328 6399, Hotline 888 452 0096

Text FOOD to 90847 to find free food near you. or call 844-995-0989

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The Pre-K Application is Now Open—Apply by 4/7/2021
Pre-K admissions is not first come, first served. All applications submitted by the April 7 deadline will be treated the same. Siblings at EVCS also need to put in an application. If you have questions please reach out to us.
You can apply to pre-K one of two ways:
• Online with MySchools. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
• By phone at 718-935-2009. Call Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages.

IMPORTANT: Setting up a NYC Student Account
We need ALL EVCS families to set up a NYC Student Account.
If you do not have an account, please reach out directly to James for support.
Click here mystudent.nyc to get started and to learn more.

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Parent Resources

Daily Health Screening
Add to your smart phone or link to the URL

City Wide Information Portal

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

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

EVCS Family Handbook 2021

DOE 2020-2021 Family Guide

Learning Pals
Learning Pals is entirely student-run! Aiming to support NYC elementary and middle school students by providing free academic, technological, and social support while also fostering a community between students, tutors, and families. Learn more here.

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child
Click below to learn more and register.
Child Mind Institute’s FREE Workshop Series for Families

Virtual Grief and Loss Group for Children/Students
Typically lasts 8-12 weeks and is led by trained professionals. The group begins meeting in April. Flyer is here. / Registration is here.

Beyond Access
The DOE launched a series of webinars for families of students with disabilities called the Beyond Access. Content experts will provide strategies and resources. Visit Eventbrite. Past webinars are available on YouTube

Chess Camp with Stephanie!
More information is here.

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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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As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any issues or questions. Continue to be safe and stay healthy!

Enjoy a restful spring recess!
James