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


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

EVCS Weekly June 15 – 19

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, June 12 – Day 60 of remote learning!

What an amazing show, EVCS has talent! – big shout out to Eric! Thank you for putting your heart and soul into it! If you missed it, please check your classroom stream for the links to watch it or enjoy it again!

Happy “decades” spirit day! We had a spectacular turnout – and hope everyone had fun dressing up today! Get ready for the Beach next week!

Final School Wide Morning Meeting Coming up…
Take the Nature Anthem Challenge:
Submit your videos to Bradley ( by end of day tomorrow!! Sing loud and proud!


Let’s see what else is coming up….

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EVCS Weekly May 25 – 29

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 22 – Day 45 of remote learning!

If you haven’t had a Spring “Parent Teacher Conferences” yet, please check-in with your child’s teacher(s), and set something up.

A big thanks to everyone who led us in the sing-a-longs this week at SWMM!
It’s posted in your child’s Google Classroom Stream, so if you missed it on Monday, go back and check it out! And for those who want to sing along here is the EVCS Song Book for reference!

It was wonderful to see so many faces Monday at the remote PA meeting!
If you missed the community meeting this week, you can read the minutes hereand join us next time on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting link will go out from the PA President – please keep an eye out for the email. We hope you can join us.

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EVCS Weekly April 13 -17

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, April 9 – Day 15 of remote learning!

This Week

Monday, April 13-Friday, April 17
Modified Remote Learning Week – Please be sure to visit your child’s Google Classrooms each day – it’s a week of “field trips”!

Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 25
Remote Learning Continues – remember, our start time is 9:30am

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Georga, Kofi & the Butterfly Buddies
It brings me great joy to share this very special treat today created & presented by our own talented parent team Reiko and Camila, Io and Nico’s moms. They said “it always warms one’s heart to see Georga and Kofi in action.” Enjoy this wonderful short film here!

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EVCS Weekly March 30 – April 3

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, March 27.
I heard someone say “by now we might all realize this remote learning is becoming a marathon.” EVCS completed the first lap and from our end you are all looking great. Keep it up, you got this. This has been a doozy for many to say the least. Way to go parents, students, heroic teachers, & admin for pulling it together – it is remarkable and everyone deserves a big reward.

Before we all collapse into the weekend…

There are a few updates and new resources to note below…

New York State Tests for ELA and MATH
Exams are Suspended for grades 3-8 due to COVID-19

School Food
FREE meals for all kids under 18!
View the list here to find the nearest pick up location. Hrs: 7:30 a.m. – 1:30.p.m.
Kids may pick up from any participating school location on the list. Check for the closest open school near you. All kids can pick up 3 bags each day. If you need help finding additional food resources in the community, please reach out to James.

Tips that might help in setting your child up for success:
Try to create a dedicated workspace for each of you sharing the home. Everyone needs a space they can call their own work area. Keep it organized and comfy, everyone will work better if they feel comfortable and tools are in order. Provide privacy if possible. It may never be “ideal” at home so do the best you can. Support and motivate, think about setting up a gallery area to feature any work they produce. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out and we will do our best to support you.

The kids’ “start time” is 9:30 a.m.

Go easy on yourselves and do what you can. Adjusting to this new norm is different for every family – remember how hard it could be to get out of the house, it might be even tougher some days staying in the house and redirecting the focus. Try to create a regular schedule – kids thrive more often than not with a routine in place. If you need support coming up with a schedule, reach out. Posting the schedule where everyone can see it will go a long way. You can refer to it when you need to get back on track.

NYC School Survey
Our response rate is very low at 19% for EVCS.
We know there is a lot going on but it only takes a few minutes.
Only one survey per family is needed. PLEASE do let your voices be heard and fill out the survey today! Thank you in advance!
Take the Parent Survey (available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, and Spanish – click here to select your language. )

Remote attendance may look and feel a bit different than when we all met at school. With remote learning we encourage all students to participate and engage with the materials, lessons and information presented in google classroom and by the teacher(s). We also understand the juggle that is happening at home and that it looks different for everyone. Our hope and expectation is that you do your best and let us know where the struggles are. We are here to support you 100%.

The Virtual Yard
Thinking about a class hang out? Ask your teacher to help set something up. The upper grade levels encourage regular hang out time using Google Hangouts. Practicing with protocols like “keeping your microphone on mute” and allowing each one to speak and hear one another. Kids miss each other, and this is one way perhaps everyone can share and connect.


If you are a first responder, health care provider, or transit worker
whose child is a NYC resident and you have no other child care option, complete this FORM to begin the enrollment process for the city childcare & enrichment centers

Devices and Wifi Connections.
If you or some you know is still in need of a device to connect your child to Google Classroom, fill out this form for a device, on loan, from the Department of Education:
Your student ID is required, reach out to teachers or me if you need it.
EVCS is located under The East Village Community School.
If your device is not working please reach out to Liz first to decide if we need to request another device –

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