DOE Info & Community Updates
P-EBT Food Benefit
As of February 10, 2021, the $420 food benefit for Spring 2020 has been distributed to all NYC public school students. If you haven't received the Spring 2020 benefit, contact New York State by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. It is anticipated that P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-2021 school year will be issued to eligible children starting in March 2021. For more information, visit https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19. You can also find additional information on what the Pandemic EBT food benefit is and who is eligible here.
MEETINGS / WORKSHOPS
Virtual Town Hall with Chancellor Meisha Porter
May 5, 2021 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity. Issues and concerns will be addressed.
English Conference Line: Dial (929) 205-6099 (Local NYC) and enter Webinar ID: 835 9700 6395
Spanish Conference Line: Dial (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter Pin 735-255-0102
Mandarin Conference Line: Dial (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter Pin 933-059-6663
Cantonese Conference Line: Dial (877) 853-5257 (Toll Free) and enter Pin 565-808-2412
More to come!
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.
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
STEM Summer Enrichment Programs
Application deadline: April 23, 2021
Students entering grades 1-12 can apply now to attend programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project! Students entering grades 1-9 in September can apply for one-week camps. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city! Spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 23rd. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.
Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp
All applications' deadline: May 7, 2021.
This is a free, two-week arts program for NYCDOE students entering 8th grade in September 2021. This intensive virtual program is administered in collaboration with leading cultural organizations (Lincoln Center, Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall, Harlem School for the Arts, NY Philharmonic, Studio in a School, and Julliard). The goal is to provide equity and access in preparation to screened NYCDOE arts high schools and arts programs for 300 currently Title I middle school students. Dates are August 2 – August 13, 2021; meeting Monday through Friday, 9am –12 pm. Admission is by online application (only) and an online audition submission.