EVCS Weekly: Friday, January 21

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Good work families, you are doing an amazing job navigating the flow of information, COVID protocols and updates. We truly appreciate your effort to get your kids to school every day on time and being here to meet them at dismissal! Thank you.

We want everyone to be set up with a NYC Schools Account. Roughly 72% of our families have one. If you don’t already have an account, check your child’s backpack for their letter to set one up!

It was great to see parents on the PA call this week! A shout out to Ebony for stepping up as a VP, and to Annie as the Fundraising Chair to help kick us into gear this year! Thank you both. It takes positive energy, a continuous flow of ideas and motivation to keep our PA lively!  And our PA has an open seat for a secretary! If anyone can help out, we really need you, please contact parents@evcsnyc.org to get more information.

And another shout out to our Parent Association for purchasing masks for everyone! Two K94 masks for each student went home this week in backpacks with a note. Please let us know if you did not receive them.

Let’s take a look at next week.

Next Week
Monday, January 24
Public Hearing regarding potential merger:
When:  6:00 p.m. but it opens at 5:30 p.m. to sign up to speak
Where: Teleconference:  https://learndoe.org/districtplanning/
For more details please review:  Amended Public Notice M061 M019.pdf

Tuesday, January 25
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  NOTE: Hours are being reduced.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Thursday, January 27
COVID Testing LabQ Van 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NOTE: Hours are being reduced.
Register here before coming to test – bring your QR code
Find Results here:  https://labq.gomeyra.cloud/public/myreport

Friday, January 28
8:45 a.m.  Following drop off at The Roost is located on Ave B, btwn 13th & 14th Streets
EVCS PA Fundraising Committee is gearing up and parent support is needed!
If you are interested in getting involved, or want to learn more please join us or email events!  Hope to see you there!
Please reach out to fundraising@evcs.nyc.org with any questions.

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Save the Dates

Tuesday, February 1
Lunar New Year – No School

Wednesday, February 2
EVCS Virtual School Tour for Prospective Families, 5:00 p.m.
Please feel free to share out if anyone is interested  RSVP HERE  

Wednesday, February 16
Panel for Educational Policy Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting link to follow.  

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EVCS PA  •  HAPPY BAKE SALE  •  IN THE WORKS!!!
SAVE the DATE:  Thursday,  March 3 – Sign UP Here! 

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STAY SAFE•  STAY OPEN•  
Maintaining a strong, healthy community is our goal! 

  • We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Get more information about where to get vaccinated by using vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC. Remember:  If your child is fully vaccinated they will not be required to quarantine after contact with a positive case.
  • If your child is already vaccinated, be sure to record their vaccination status in the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Liz walks you through how to do that in this quick tutorial video. Reach out to Liz (EWanttaja@schools.nyc.gov) if you need help!
  • Let’s continue to keep our building as safe and healthy as we can.

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Order 4 free rapid tests per household!
The government’s shipping  4 free rapid test for every US household
Place An Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests below:
https://www.covidtests.gov/

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School Accounts – Overview and Access Instructions 
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REMINDERS
• If your child tests positive, please notify us immediately.
 Email your teacher(s) and attendance@evcs.me so that we can ensure the health, safety, and continued learning for all of our students.

• The LabQ Van will continue to be set up twice a week on our block for the next few weeks. It is free and easy to use. There is no penalty if you take your kids to be tested, we will not mark them late. Windows are open, ventilators are on, kids are masked. Testing for COVID-19 is one of the best ways to prevent transmission. NEW HOURS until further notice: Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00 a.m. –  12:00 Noon

• Please be sure to wear appropriate gear to school. We get outside every day, weather permitting. It might be a good idea to keep a spare pair of pants & socks on hand for slushy days, you can send a pair along in the backpack!
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Monthly Federal Discount On Internet Service
Available To All NYC Public School Families For details click here

After School Resources can be found on our website at this link.
The 14th Street Y (fee based program) has a deadline for Spring, Monday January 24th
Reach out to James if you have specific questions.