Return to school 2020: Blended or Remote Learning, Deadline August 7

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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, fill out and submit the form below. If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311.

OR

2. 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. We will be in touch about the EVCS schedule and programming plans in the coming weeks.

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 August 7.

– You will have the ability to switch from blended learning to 100% remote learning, or vice versa, on a quarterly basis once the school year starts.
– Many of the details of what the 100% remote option will entail are not known yet, including whether the students in this category will be taught be EVCS teachers, or teachers from a central pool. We are hoping that these details will be made clear well before the August 7 deadline, and we will make sure to turnkey this information to parents as soon as we know, so you can make an informed choice.

Complete this form to opt in to 100% remote learning this fall.

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The next EVCS PA Meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday, July 28.

Details, including the link to join, will come from the Parent Association.
To read the minutes from the most recent Parent Association meeting with Bradley, please click here.

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You can also register for a virtual citywide information session
for students and families from 6:30-8:00 PM on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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As more information becomes available we will be sure to keep you posted.

Kind regards,
EVCS Re-Entry Team

EVCS Summer Send-off 2020!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, June 26, Day 65 of remote learning, and the last day school!

Congratulations to our graduates!

An amazing effort was made to honor and celebrate our 5th graders and their time at EVCS. We wish them all the best and good luck heading to middle school! Many thanks to everyone who contributed and made it extra special.

And to everyone – congratulations on making it to the last day of school!
Parents and students, you have done an amazing job all year long!

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Reports & Summer Resources
Today you should have received an email from your teachers with your child’s report as well as summer activities and resources.

The resource list includes academic work to continue practicing over the summer as well as ideas for the whole family in art, music, and physical education! And your Google Classroom content will be accessible over the summer to access at your leisure as well. We recommend reading and writing every day, as well as lots of other activities suggested in the grade-specific emails. Please reach out to Liz & Bradley if you did not receive an email.

In 1st-5th grade, a social classroom has been created for students to stay in touch with friends over the summer. They can join this classroom anytime and set up meet-ups to socialize and share with each other. I can see that many have figured it out already! If not, please be sure to mention this to them. Any questions, please reach out.

And click HERE for a letter from the DOE about some great reading resources for the summer too!

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Visual Art Slide Show 2020
Featuring an original work by every single EVCS student. Enjoy!

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September 2020 Updates
There will be an active team working on fall plans over the summer and we will be in touch to share updates – both school-wide and for your child’s upcoming grade and class. Please feel free to reach out as well with thoughts, ideas, and any questions that come up.

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Click here for past Weekly Emails for previously-shared resources.

Soak up a little sun and have a happy, healthy summer! I hope to see everyone in the fall.

As always,
James

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, 19th – Juneteenth! – and Day 60 of remote learning!

Thank you for your SWMM contributions this past Monday! Loved seeing everyone singing loud and proud!

Happy “beach” spirit day today! The bathers were out in full glory!
We hope it was fun for all! Get ready for the final spirit day 2020,
Wednesday, June 24
, wear school colors: yellow and blue as a spirit nod to everyone moving up and to our fabulous 5th grade classes moving on to Middle School. Let’s all wish them the best & good luck in the years ahead!

THANK YOU for the Real Books

A Big Shout out to our Parent Association and parent volunteers Abby Rubin and Tricia Davies who were instrumental in setting this up.

Re: Real Book PA Initiative Follow-Up and Acknowledgments: The PA has successfully ordered 975 fiction and non-fiction books for 195 of our EVCS students to keep them reading over the summer! We hope kids enjoy the books delivered to their door in a few weeks. Thanks to the Executive PA Board for funding this project and for buying books for anyone who asked. If you’d like to see more of this over the summer, please reach out to Tricia Davies here. We have more ideas to share.
Be well and stay safe,
Tricia & Abby

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Next Week
Let’s see what happens the last week of school ….

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EVCS Weekly June 1 – 5

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 29 – Day 50 of remote learning!

Although this last week of May was short it was very productive! Students are uploading and sharing more than ever. We cannot thank parents enough for the continued support. Teachers have been hosting office hours and students have been able to pop in to live meetings and share or ask questions directly with teachers. Please remember to reach out to us if there is anything we can help you with.

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Congratulations to the cast and creative team of EVCS Players Willy Wonka Kids with their movie-musical premiere! It was absolutely fabulous. We were moved and delighted by each and every one of you. Way to go! Thank you to Child’s Play NY for pushing the limits and making it work!

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A big thanks to the Parent Association for the “real book initiative”. Orders have been placed for families to receive books just in time for summer!

Next week we are going to have an evening Parent Association meeting on Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:00 p.m. State Senator Brad Hoylman (who represents the East Village area) will be joining the first part of the meeting and parents will be able to ask questions and raise any concerns. We recommend sending your questions ahead of time to papresident@evcsnyc.org. 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. Minutes from last week are HERE.

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Hello June!
Let’s see what is coming up….

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EVCS Weekly May 18 – 22

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 15 – Day 40 of remote learning!

We see some amazing things happening in classrooms! Keep of the great work everyone, you are doing a wonderful job!

And we’ve starting Spring “Parent Teacher Conferences”! So if you haven’t scheduled a check-in with your child’s teacher yet, please reach out to them to schedule one before next Friday!

Let’s see what else is coming up….

Monday, May 18
School Wide Morning Meeting
Check your child’s Google Classroom for the next SWMM!
Sing loud and proud along with the newest recording.

Wednesday, May 20
Parents Association Meeting at 10:00am
Zoom meeting information will come straight from the PA shortly!

Friday, May 22
Willy Wonka Kids
5:30 p.m showtime
Join the cast and creative team of EVCS Players Willy Wonka Kids for
a movie-musical premiere! Stay tuned for link information next week!

Sunday, May 24
Extended Deadline EVCS Talent Show !
Pull your act together and share it with us! You still have time to be part of the first ever EVCS virtual talent show! Think extra creatively about your talent this year. Videos should be a maximum of around 4 minutes long. Videos should be sent to talentshow@evcs.me. No talent is too small!

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And Save the Dates for Upcoming Parent Association Meetings
– Wednesday, May 20 at 10:00am
– Wednesday, June 3 at 5:00pm
– Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00am
All Zoom information will be sent to parents directly from the PA!

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EVCS Weekly May 11-15

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 8 – Day 35 of remote learning!

Thank you for the flood of love to teachers this week! We know how much they appreciate hearing from you and receiving extra warm wishes that recognize their hard work. The week flew by with many new read alouds posted. Please be sure to check the stream in your google classroom to catch up if you missed anything! We also hope everyone enjoyed the Parent Q & A meetings.
If you missed your class meeting, you are in luck, Liz recorded each one.
Please find your class meeting here.

Fun reminder, a virtual talent show is in the works!
If you have something to share with our community please be sure to work on your piece, practice and prepare to share! Details to follow.

2020-21 Kindergarten at EVCS
EVCS PreK Families: Please remember to Accept Your Kindergarten Offers here at myschools to secure your child’s seat.

Remote Attendance Reminders
Each day in Google Classroom, remember to start off by answering the morning question. Answering the question is one way teachers take attendance! If you turn in your work in Google Classroom they will also be able to see that you are successfully interacting. If anyone is having issues, please reach out to us and we will help you troubleshoot.

If you are an essential worker and need child care, complete this FORM to begin the enrollment process for the city childcare & enrichment centers. From doctors to grocery store workers, you all are essential to keeping our city going!

Requesting Device and Distribution
Click HERE for access to the Device Request Form
Your student ID is required – reach out to teachers or me if you need it.
EVCS is located under The East Village Community School.
Click HERE for information on Device Distribution

Resources

Find a Free Meal Hub Near You:
Click for locations to find “Grab & Go” meals for all New Yorkers.
Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Everyone can pick up three meals at one time, and parents may pick up meals for their children. No registration or ID is required – no one will be turned away.

Free Crisis Counseling
Free Crisis Counseling as well as additional tips to support parents with managing anxiety and other mental health concerns. Call 844-863-9314 to receive free and confidential emotional support. This link is additional stress and anxiety management techniques during this time.
https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/covid-19-managing-stress-anxiety.pdf

Let’s Learn, NYC – NYC DOE TV Program
This daily, 1-hour TV program on PBS 13 is for kids in PreK-2nd grade featuring NYC DOE teachers. One-hour lessons include literacy, math, music, movement, science and social studies.

New, Local CSA
Click here for more information. A sliding scale payment structure offers low-cost shares to households receiving food stamps. A local beekeeper Ray Sage hived 3 new bee colonies from Georgia on the Sixth Street rooftop and the bees are active and thriving. Honey will be available for CSA members this summer!

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STAY CONNECTED

Follow us on Instagram – @eastvillagecommunityschool

Looking to share ideas, projects, resources with EVCS families?
Remember to join the EVCS Facebook page where you can post anytime.
This is a closed community page and a great place to share.

Get a Library Card
To gain access to an array of digital resources, New York residents can apply for a New York Public Library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources, including e-books and audiobooks, as well as databases available from home during our period of closure.
Information link to apply is here.

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Please reach out to us if you need anything.

To all the moms out there, hope it’s a special day on Sunday!
Enjoy your weekend.

James

James Bromberg, Parent Coordinator
JamesPC@evcs.me
Website: evcsnyc.org

EVCS Weekly May 4 – 8

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, May 1 – Day 30 of remote learning!

I hope everyone is finding ways to stay active and healthy.
We want to thank you for being supportive partners and helping your children do the best they can every single day!

Bradley shared updates to our Remote Learning Plan Wednesday and there will be an opportunity next week to meet with your teachers for live Q&A to hear more about the plans. Please find more details below.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 2 is the second day of this extremely cool event: Everywhere Book Fest! Check it out.

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EVCS Weekly April 27 – May 1

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is Friday, April 24 – Day 25 of remote learning!

It was great to see and hear some of you this past Monday at the remote PA meeting. If you missed it, the meeting was recorded. The next PA Meeting is May 27, 2020 at 10:00am.

Next Week

Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1
Remote Learning Continues!

Attendance Reminders
Each day in Google Classroom, remember to start off by answering the morning question. Answering the question is one way teachers take attendance! If you turn in your work in Google Classroom they will also be able to see that you are successfully interacting. If anyone is still having issues logging in, please reach out to us and we will help you troubleshoot any issues.

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EVCS Weekly April 20 – 24

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone discovered something new this week and had fun exploring on our virtual field trips! **

It is Friday, April 17 – Day 20 of remote learning!

Next Week

Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24
Remote Learning Continues – remember, our start time is 9:30am
Please be sure to make contact with your teachers daily either through the Google Classroom or via email.

Thursday, April 23
3:00pm – SLT Meeting

Attendance Reminders
Each day in Google Classroom, remember to start off by answering the morning question. Answering the question is one way teachers take attendance! If you turn in your work in Google Classroom they will also be able to see that you are successfully interacting. If anyone is still having issues logging in, please reach out to us and we will help you troubleshoot any issues.

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