Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Community Education Council District 2 Calendar Meeting - Thursday, May 14

Community Education Council District 2
333 Seventh Avenue, New York, New York 10001
Tel (212) 356-3915 -- www.cecd2.net
Dear families,

The D2 CEC Calendar meeting is on Thursday 14th at 6:30pm. 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 826 8518 7005
Password: 414362

You can also find the zoom link, the agenda, and all proposed resolutions, on https://www.cecd2.net

For some extra happiness check out the PS3 contribution to the fabulous D2 School videos

CECD2 Students with Disabilities Committee Meeting
Save the Date!
Focus on how to help your child over the summer and what to expect in the fall.
Date: Friday, May 29 Time: 3:30 PM
Zoom link coming soon

Admissions Questions
We have heard from so many of you about your questions around admissions for this year and next. CEC D2 submitted these questions to Office of Enrollment to try to get you accurate answers. 

We have heard that the DOE is currently developing an admissions policy for next year and engaged in soliciting input from all stakeholders. We are still waiting to hear from the DOE how they plan to listen to the concerns of District 2 families.

UFT Resources
There is a free homework help hotline, open on Mondays through Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm. It can be reached here: tutor.dialateacher.org 
The hotline offers help in English for English language arts (ELA) and math homework to students in kindergarten through 5th grade. There are plans to include more subjects, grades and languages soon.
The UFT coronavirus resource hub for parents is a valuable resource full of family-friendly entertainment, financial relief, remote learning support, free food and health and wellness resources. It is updated regularly. 
If you or your child needs to talk to a mental health professional, you can call the UFT BRAVE Hotline at 212-709-3222 on any weekday between 2:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Advancement Placement Exam Fees: In response to the unique challenges brought on by COVID-19, the DOE is extending coverage of AP exam fees for spring 2020 (including the late-testing window in June) to include all students. The DOE will cover all base AP exam fees, which is the basic cost of the exam, and late order fees, while the College Board will waive all other fees, including canceled, unused, and late-testing fees. The College Board will not assess any fees for exams not taken in spring 2020. On March 20 the College Board announced it would be shifting all paper-based AP exams to online testing, which students may complete at home.  A full list of exam offerings, testing schedule, and submission deadlines is available on the AP Coronavirus Updates page

August 2020 Regents Exam Cancelled: New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced the cancellation of all Regents exams that were scheduled for the August 2020 Regents examination period
Grading Policy can be found here. In addition, the has clarified that schools must use their existing grade scales for Marking Period Grades 

Remote Learning Technical Support Ticket System for Families: Families (or someone on their behalf) can submit requests for technical support for a broad range of issues, including application support, lost, stolen, or broken devices, and delivery status, though the Technical Support for Families page

The grab and go meal hubs remain open from 7:30am – 1:30 pm. Anyone can pick up three free meals a day and at select locations, there are halal, kosher, and vegetarian meals. To learn the location of the nearest grab and go meal site, please visit here or text COMIDA or FOOD to 877-877

Regional Enrichment Centers are operating across the city and serving approximately 8,000 students daily, over half of whom are the children of medical workers. The regional enrichment centers serve medical workers, first responders, transit workers, and now restaurant/food/takeout/delivery workers and residential/commercial building staff.  Families can sign up here. 

Stay Safe,

Maud Maron,