EVCS Weekly, Friday, September 24

Dear EVCS Parents and Guardians,

Week 2 was energized! We hope everyone is getting settled, organized and feeling good about coming to school.  Remember to write your child’s names, class, and school on personal belongings that are near and dear, we are setting up a lost and found bin to live in the lobby.

There are important forms we need everyone to complete, if you have done them already, thank you. If not,  we need everyone to do so. We are sharing the links again below and thank you in advance for taking the time to fill them out.

  1. Emergency Contact Blue Cards 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSecIcx6AmktEftTatmvk-UfBatFB444r8_H1wdlE9nPeSzhLA/viewform?usp=sf_link
  2. Residency Questionnaire 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5ubLGCmh8ecLrqaSImwRG9RFQf-XKLSTWdbtJ-aPqut2uFw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  3. Media Release Form 
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftmm-gsoTIhnvgymTl3O50Q5vx-iTypVdux6fSGaz_1EV7Vw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  4. Income Inquiry Form
    https://www.myschoolapps.com/
    – If needed, info Letters are in MyStudent.NYC.
    – Our DBN is 01M315.
    – If you need your child’s OSIS # please ask their teacher, or the office. Paper copies were sent home to most families, but the preferred method is via the electronic link above
  5. Covid Consent
    MyStudent.NYC 
    – Log into your MyStudent.NYC account and update your consent
    – At the top right, click “Manage Account”
    – Then select “Consent Forms”
    – Click that you have read and agree to consent to in-school testing for your child
    – At the bottom of the screen, click “Resubmit”
    – If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can STILL provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.
    – printable PDF file is available in ENGLISHSPANISHCHINESE other languages here.

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Home Devices & Internet Access
In the event of a school closure, we want all students to be ready to learn online. Please make sure you have wifi and a working device to access google classroom. If you currently have a DOE or EVCS device on loan, please make sure it is up and running. If you are in need of a device, please reach out to James.
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Daily Health Screening
Everyone must complete the Health Screening Form and take their child’s temperature before leaving for school prior to entering the school yard each day. If you need a thermometer, please let me know!
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COVID Testing
COVID testing is a crucial part of our layered approach to keeping our community safe and healthy.  Every week the DOE will be conducting random testing of 10% of our 1st-5th graders who have provided consent.  If your child is in the 1st through 5th grade and you have not already done so, please give your consent now at your child’s NYC Schools Account.  But regardless of your child’s grade, we strongly encourage all of our families to have their children tested regularly.  Please note that testing is free and easy at NYC Health and Hospitals locations.
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SAVE THE DATES
Tuesday, September 28
Parent Association – First Meeting!
Held Remotely from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72495413714?pwd=d3I3dXZrMFNJQW9KSU1zUzhxZ002UT09
Meeting ID: 724 9541 3714
Passcode: Zf7bFj

Parent involvement is essential. We will meet on a monthly basis and meeting dates will be posted on the PA calendar. Anyone with a child at EVCS is automatically a member of the PA. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 29
Curriculum Night
Held Remotely at 5:30 p.m.
You should have already received a link from your teacher(s).  Reach out to them directly if you have not!

Monday, October 11 
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
No School

Thursday and Friday, October 14 and 15
EVCS Annual Picture Days
Flyer with details coming soon!

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After-School Resources
EVCS On-Site Programming: greenapplekidsny@gmail.com /
Registration forms & further information: www.greenapplekidsny.com
347.497.0732

Additional Resources: Please reach out directly to James.
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If you believe your child is entitled to 504 accommodations, be sure to read here for important information.
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2021–22 DOE School Year Calendar

SCHOOL MENU
Early Childhood Breakfast / Pre-K–8 Lunch

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The yard will be open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday – see you then!

Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Have a restful weekend.

Best,
James

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

Hand Washing

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

Hand Washing

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
she/her/hers

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
she/her/hers

Assistant Principal
East Village Community School