DOE Info & Community Updates
City’s Vaccine Command Center
Everyone aged 12 years and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. You can book appointments at https://vax4nyc.nyc.gov or call 877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692) or visit any of the available walk-up sites (Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds). To stay up to date on all COVID-19 vaccine updates, sign-up for the New York City Vaccine Command Center Newsletter.
DISTRICT 3 NEWS
July 21, 2021 @ 6:30pm
PS 163, 163 West 86th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Will be accessible online, but must be in person in order to participate. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Panel for Education Policy (PEP) Monthly Meeting
July 21, 2021 @ 6 - 11:30pm
The High School of Fashion Industries
225 West 24th Street
View live online
Chancellor Porter will be in attendance. The public will be allowed to give comment.
All Public School Students Eligible for P-EBT Benefits
All New York City public school families, regardless of household income, will receive food benefits (in 2 payments) provided by the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), covering the 2020-21 school year. All eligible children will be mailed a P-EBT Food Benefit card with instructions on how to activate the card to access the food benefits. Families do not have to apply. For any questions, please e-mail or call (833) 252-0096.
NYS Thought Exchange Survey
Please complete the NY State Thought Exchange Survey on how to use the new money from the Federal Government. Survey question: As we prepare for the next school year in New York, what are the most important academic, social emotional, and/or mental health supports for schools to provide to serve all students (i.e., general education students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and others)?
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.
Construction at WSFSSH at West 108th Street is nearing completion. The affordable apartments are now accepting applications through New York City Housing Development Corporation, at Housing Connect. Over the summer residents will be moving into new apartments on West 108th Street, and Valley Lodge Shelter will be moving back to its original location on the block. WSFSSH is working with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation on a plan to reopen the section of Anibal Aviles Playground that was used during construction, now including a new comfort station.
Fresh Start Challenge
As pandemic restrictions begin to ease, we all have the opportunity to rethink what life looks like going forward. Try some of the ideas suggested by Tara Parker-Pope in her Fresh Start Challenge for tips for mindful living, stronger connections and healthy habits.
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Hudson Guild SHSAT
This is a free tutoring program in partnership with Tutorverse for students in the 7th grade that are looking to take the SHSAT test in the 8th grade or need additional academic support. Families can apply by clicking the link here. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Middle School Program Director, Ashley Bermudez at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (646) 883-4015. If SHSAT isn't for you, we also have free after-school and a Learning Lab Program.
Tutoring Buddies is a program that pairs high school students (tutors) with elementary/middle school students who need help with school (tutees). Once the pairs are made, the students decide when they would like to meet and what subjects they would like help with (the pairs are made based off available times and subjects of interest). Sign up to receive free tutoring help.
FREE SUMMER PROGRAMS
NYC Summer Activities Guide
Find tons of fun activities to keep the whole family busy this summer in Mommy Poppins NYC Ultimate NYC Summer Activities Guide.
INSIDE SCHOOL FREE RESOURCES LISTINGS
New York City offers children and teens a wide range of after-school and summer activities. The free and low cost programs listed by InsideSchools are a great way to explore new interests, get extra support, and supplement what is being taught during the school day.