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Webinar Series for Families of Students with Disabilities
 
 
 

When students transitioned to remote learning last school year, the DOE launched a series of webinars for families of students with disabilities called the Beyond Access series. The series is continuing this year with webinars designed to support families of students with disabilities during this challenging time. The webinars are hosted by the DOE in partnership with experts in the field. Topics include executive cognitive functioning, literacy, social emotional learning, among other topics. Content experts will provide strategies and resources that families can use to support their children's learning and overall well-being at home. The webinars, which began on January 12, are being held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through the end of May. For questions about the beyond access series, email dsissevents@schools.nyc.gov.  

 

NYCDOE Beyond Access Series

Dial-A-Teacher
  • What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers
  • Where: Call 212-777-3380
  • Who: Students in kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session
  • Languages spoken: Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog
  • Subjects available: English, math, science and social studies
Click here for the Common Core library's family page.
 
 
 
 
 

NY Project Hope COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

Emotional support is available if you are feeling stressed, isolated, scared, anxious, sad, or angry during this trying time. Trained crisis counselors are available at the NY Project Hope COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline to provide a listening ear, information, and referrals to a vast array of community resources. The helpline is open 7 days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM. Please see the New York State Education Department parent newsletter for more information - https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Parent-Newsletter--Message-from-Commissioner-Betty-A--Rosa.html?soid=1110847617454&aid=TnwtFWya_2o.

 

Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities & Families
DOE families, school staff, and community members are invited to attend free, live-streamed “Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities & Families” events from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on March 20 and April 24. The DOE, in partnership with Hip Hop Public Health, is hosting this series to raise awareness around self-care, physical, mental, and emotional health skills, and practices that our school communities need to be resilient, as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. These events are designed to be especially relevant for communities of color, who are experiencing disproportionate losses and health risks.
Wide Open Schools Family Resources

The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate. Families can use the information to do the following:

  • Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon. 
  • Engage with their child on what is taught at school;  
  • Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;   
  • Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences; 
  • Locate afterschool activities.
Courses for Families to Support Students in Hybrid and Remote Learning
 
 

The DOE invites families to participate in a three-part Parent University virtual series called “Making Learning Work.” The courses include a user-friendly family guide with practical resources, tools, and tips to help students learn at home and school, and build and sustain meaningful relationships. Courses will be conducted in English and Spanish and taught by DOE partners at Columbia University’s Center for Public Research and Leadership. Please share these courses with your families using these flyers in English and Spanish.

As shared in the November 20 edition of Principals Digest, the DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education. Please continue to share this resource with your school community by emailing these flyers to families (translated versions of the flyer are available in all DOE-supported languages on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage).

For questions, email ParentU@schools.nyc.gov.

Literacy Partners is offering free online classes for parents and caregivers of young children

Help adults improve their reading skills, learn to speak English and complete a high school equivalency degree. They also have online workshops to help Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers support their child’s early learning.

 

 

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Courses for Families to Support Students in Hybrid and Remote Learning
 
 

The DOE invites families to participate in a three-part Parent University virtual series called “Making Learning Work.” The courses include a user-friendly family guide with practical resources, tools, and tips to help students learn at home and school, and build and sustain meaningful relationships. Courses will be conducted in English and Spanish and taught by DOE partners at Columbia University’s Center for Public Research and Leadership. Please share these courses with your families using these flyers in English and Spanish.