EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 16

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We had a short, sweet week here at EVCS. In spite of the times we see a lot of joy in the daily learning and activities both online and off with each grade level. Keep up the good work everyone! You are doing great.

Please help to complete all requested forms below and let’s see what else is coming up:

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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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EVCS: Important Documents, Action Required

Dear EVCS Families,

We need your help! Please take a moment now to complete any forms you have not yet turned in. Thanks to those of you who already filled them out.
We appreciate your continued support.

Please click the links 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. Household 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 remember to Bookmark the Daily Health Screener!

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

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

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EVCS Weekly, Friday, October 2, 2020

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone is off to a great start!

It was amazing to welcome back our K-5 students into the building and continue seeing everyone online too! You are all doing an amazing job navigating this new normal, and we appreciate the commitment. Thank you in advance for your partnership this year!

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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. COVID-19 Testing Consent Form – Paper forms were sent home

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

Please bookmark it on your phone & do the screening each day. There’s no need to print it out, just show us the confirmation on line each morning.

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Next Week

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

Monday, October 5
Cohort B

Tuesday, October 6
Cohort A

Wednesday, October 7
Cohort B

Thursday, October 8
Cohort A

Friday, October 9
Cohort B

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Important Dates

Monday, October 12
Indigenous Peoples Day, schools closed

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

Wednesday, November 11
Veterans Day, schools closed

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Fully Remote Learners: School Supplies

If you have NOT picked up your supply bag, please reach out to James.

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Third Street Virtual Open House Info for the 2020-21

Apply for a year’s worth of FREE, online music and dance classes

English:
Third Street Music School. This offer is available for students grades 1-12 who attend a Third Street Partner School.
Click the link below for the application and additional details. There are only a limited number of spots available so don’t wait — APPLY TODAY!
https://www.virtualthirdstreet.org/openhouse

Spanish:
¡Third Street está teniendo una CASA ABIERTA VIRTUAL! Aplica por un año de clases GRATUITAS en linea de música y baile en Third Street Music School. Esta oferta está disponible para estudiantes de los grados 1 al 12 que asisten a una escuela asociada con Third Street.
Haga clic en el enlace abajo para ver la aplicación y detalles adicionales. Solo hay un número limitado de lugares disponibles, no espere, ¡APLICA HOY!
https://www.virtualthirdstreet.org/openhouse

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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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We are here to help, if you have any questions, please reach out any time.

See Cohort B on Monday!

Enjoy the weekend,
James


James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
East Village Community School610 East 12th Street, Room 205New 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

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Covid-19 Testing Consent Form


Important information for all Blended Learners

Dear EVCS families,

Today I am writing about an important element of our health and safety work: testing our students and staff for COVID-19. Keeping school buildings open depends on helping us stay aware of and take immediate action to address COVID-19 concerns in our buildings.

The Department of Education has partnered with multiple city agencies to arrange for the testing of students and staff for COVID-19 infection. These partners will test a randomly selected group of staff and students in schools once per month – approximately 20% of our school building will be selected each month. The test is easy, quick, and safe. Instead of the “long swab” that goes in the back of the nose, this test is a short, small swab (like a Q-Tip) that goes just in the front of the nose. Whenever possible, students will self-administer the test. And later this school year, it is possible that tests will be administered by collecting a small amount of saliva (spit).

But in order for us to administer a COVID-19 test to your child, we need your consent. We strongly encourage you to return the consent form as soon as possible. All in-person students will bring home a paper consent form after their next day of in-school attendance. Please check your child’s backpack this week and then sign the form and return in your child’s backpack.

You may have further questions, so in the below letter from NYC, there is an attached Frequently Asked Questions document. Please review this with your child. Testing in schools will begin in October.

We deeply appreciate your partnership and your commitment to keeping our school community safe and healthy.

Please read the full letter here which includes FAQ from the Department of Education, the Department of Health, and the NYC Test & Trace Corps.

Best,

Liz Wanttaja
Assistant Principal
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Daily Health Screener & Attendance

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Dear EVCS families,

First, I want to thank you for all of your support this summer and fall as we launched the 2020-21 school year. We appreciate your flexibility and patience as we planned, and replanned, for our school community. Please be sure you are receiving emails from your child’s teacher and have been added as a guardian in their Google Classroom. If you need any help with connecting to your teacher or Google Classroom, please reach out! Below, please find information regarding attendance as well as some required forms to start off our year. As always, please reach out if you have any questions.

Daily Health Screener
In person learning will begin for Cohort A on Tuesday, September 29th. Cohort B will begin on Wednesday, September 30th. All students will have remote learning on the days they are not in person. You can check the in-person learning calendars here. On in-person days, you should check your child’s temperature before coming to school. We ask that you will then complete the Health Screening daily here: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ (online application) or using this questionnaire template found here. For the health of our entire community, if you answer “yes” to any of the questions – or you notice your child coughing, sneezing, or having a hard time breathing – please keep your child home and have them learn remotely that day. If a child comes to school with any of those symptoms, they will be sent home to learn remotely.

If your child is scheduled to come to school, they will be marked Present if they attend class that day. They will also be marked Present if they attend live, synchronous instruction remotely that day – even if they were scheduled to be in the building. If you know you are keeping your child home to participate remotely rather than come into the school building, please email the teacher and our team at attendance@evcs.me as soon as possible.

Remote Learning Attendance
Online learning will take place daily for the children who are not learning in person that day. Students are expected to log into their Google Classroom daily to see their schedule for the day, access links to live instruction, and complete assignments. Attendance will be taken at morning meetings and live instruction. If you are having a challenge accessing Google Classroom, Google Meet, or updating your device, check out this document.

Needed Documents
If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the Blue Card Emergency Form: HERE.

We are also asking all families to complete the Media Release Form: HERE.

We cannot wait to see you soon – whether in the yard or in the Google Classrooms!

Best,

Liz Wanttaja
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Assistant Principal
East Village Community School

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Dear EVCS Families,

The city of Chicago announced yesterday that the new school year will open remotely. They are joining Los Angeles, San Diego and Philadelphia who will offer online learning only.

NYC DOE is still working on Blended Learning reopening plans but all guidelines have not been issued yet, a first day of school date has not been announced.

The movement to demand the city to enable Outdoor Learning is growing: There will be a Town Hall meeting via Zoom tonight at 7PM, sponsored by Council Member Brad Lander calling the city to provide spaces for Outdoor Learning. Models and ideas will be shared with parents.

Register for the Town Hall Meeting HERE

Next Wednesday at 5pm we will hold another PA meeting dedicated to the unknowns of next school year. You can find the information for the meeting below.

See you all then,
EVCS PA Exec Board

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Topic: EVCS PA meeting
Time: Aug 12, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting HERE

Meeting ID: 753 5724 6242
Passcode: 6C4KA9

Reminder: Deadline to sign up for 100% remote learning this Friday, August 7

This fall, New York City schools will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. You can choose from two basic options:

1. 100% Remote Learning: Opt-in to have your child learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). To choose this option for your child please fill out this form.

OR

2. Blended Learning – a combination of in-person and remote learning:Your child can follow their school’s schedule, a mix of in-person days at school, and remote learning days from home. To choose this option, no action is needed.

For more information on the DOE’s plans for blended learning, please visit the Return to School 2020 pages on the DOE website.

Please note:
– The deadline to Opt-in to 100% remote learning is this Friday, August 7.

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