Parent Resources

Return to School 2020-2021 Update

  1. Click here to complete the Learning Preference Survey!
  2. Click here to register for the Family and Student Information Session via NYC DOE!
  3. The Bellaire School will be hosting multiple Zoom Sessions to update The Bellaire School Community!
    Please see Zoom meeting information below for 09:30 AM and 05:30PM for Tuesday, August 04, 2020:

First Session at 09:30 AM
Topic: Parent Town Hall Meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92574415368?pwd=VEo1T3FTbFdRZzlBK2lyKzROU3JFQT09
Meeting ID: 925 7441 5368
Passcode: 571761
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Meeting ID: 925 7441 5368
Passcode: 571761
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Second Session at 05:30 PM
Topic: Parent Town Hall Meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2020 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 980 0579 6313
Passcode: 546566
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+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 980 0579 6313
Passcode: 546566
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/av5dQaEZU

NYC DOE: Return to School 2020

Return to School 2020

On March 15, 2020, the nation’s largest school district underwent a historic transformation, closing school buildings in order to protect our 1.1 million students, and all staff, families, and fellow New Yorkers from COVID-19.

As we look ahead to September, we see the big picture: the continuing rise in cases across the country; current guidance from City, State, and Federal health authorities; and the knowledge that as the trajectory of the virus continues to evolve, the guidance we must follow will also evolve. When it does, we have to be ready, and prepared to adapt. We’ve also received over 400,000 responses from families and students to a survey asking about preferences and concerns for the upcoming year, and your input has been critical in our planning.

Taken together, this picture demands we begin the 2020-21 school year in an unprecedented way—including new health protocols, physical distancing, and more. Make no mistake: New York City students will still be learning 5 days a week. A major difference is that we are preparing to deliver their education through a blended learning model. Blended learning means students will be taught on-site in school for part of the week, and will attend school remotely on the other days of the week.

We are ready for this: adapting and strengthening our practices; investing in the technology required to provide a quality online academic experience—including distributing over 300,000 iPads to students who need them; and working with teachers to be more effective online instructors. We will update curriculum to reflect the blended learning online and in-person model, and to ensure the guidelines and curriculum include appropriate social-emotional learning and mental health supports.

Any family can also choose all-remote learning, for any reason. But we know that the majority of families want as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, and we will work to maximize it at every turn, consistent with health and safety requirements. We will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel—and recognizing the ways that will be different from each of their classmates, especially in a time of crisis. We will not look away from the ways this virus has further magnified the effects of systemic racism in our communities. We will continue to explore opportunities to directly correct structural inequities—like closing the digital divide.

What we Know

  • Parents need consistency to keep their kids focused, schedule childcare, keep life organized; confidence in the safety of their children in their learning environments, and agency in the decisions that will affect their livelihood and families.
  • Students need routine in their learning—building habits and academic success through regular pattern and cadence of instruction; support for both academic and social and emotional health.
  • Teachers need clear expectations for schedule and pace for working with students so they can maximize support in right modality.
  • Principals need flexibility to choose what will work best for their student body and community; need to be able to choose among options.

Our plans must be nimble so we can adjust and update as needed, as the public health landscape continues to evolve. We are also awaiting guidance from the State of New York, and we will be closely coordinating with them once it is released. All of the most up-to-date information will be available on this web page. Please remember that this guidance may change as public health conditions evolve.

We also know that New Yorkers can rise to meet the challenge, and that everyone at DOE will be there every step of the way to support our students and families. Please read on for guidance and information about attending a New York City public school in the 2020-2021 school year.

Summer School 2020 Information For Students and Parents/Guardians

Click here for more information on where New York City public school students complete their summer school work remotely

Click here to access information about iLearn NYC Learning Platform!

Summer School 2020 from NYC DOE

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/summer-school-2020

In continued adherence to federal, State, and City health guidelines, we are adapting our summer school model for summer 2020. This year, we will offer summer school via remote instruction, allowing us to provide more students than ever before with the academic supports they need and a bridge from this school year to the next.

In addition to receiving academic instruction, students participating in these summer school programs will also have opportunities to go on self-paced virtual field trips and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities.

Summer School 2020 will offer remote instruction to the following students:

  • Students in grades 3–8 who are:
    • not promoted in June and are required to attend summer school.
    • promoted in June but are recommended by their teacher for additional academic support in ELA and/or math over the summer.
  • Students in grades 9–12 who receive a grade of Course in Progress, or who need to retake a course they have failed in a prior term.
  • Students with 12-month Individualized Education Program (IEP) Services.

Dates for Summer School 2020

  • Starting June 17: Schools notify families if a student will be promoted to the next grade
  • June 17–25, and on the first day of Summer School: Summer school registration opens for non-public school, charter school, new resident, temporary resident, and non-resident students: 
  • Friday, July 3: Independence Day observed (schools closed)
  • Monday, July 6: First instructional day for elementary, middle, and high school students 
  • Friday, July 31: Eid al- Adha observed (schools closed)
  • Tuesday, August 11: Last instructional day for elementary and middle school students

Dates for Summer School 2020 by Grade Level

  • Elementary and middle school:
    • Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11
    • Monday–Thursday

Who Must Attend Summer School

Your student’s school will notify you by email in mid- to late-June if your student is required or recommended to participate in Summer School.

Families can view their student’s promotion decision and summer school information by logging into your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA), and students can view their summer school information by signing into TeachHub(Open external link).

Please contact your student’s principal if you have questions about whether your student should attend summer school.


Where to Complete Summer School Work

Starting June 29, 2020 summer school students will complete their work on iLearnNYC, an online learning management system. iLearnNYC can be accessed through TeachHub:

  1. Go to TeachHub (Open external link).
  2. Sign in with their DOE account credentials.
  3. Click the dark blue iLearnNYC icon.
  4. You should be signed in automatically. Once in iLearnNYC, you can see your courses, meet your teacher, review course content, and more.