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Topic: 135 Town Hall Meeting
Time: Jun 26, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Letter from Chancellor Carranza

 

Translated versions of this letter will be made available shortly at:
https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/chancellor-s-message-for-families.

June 15, 2020 

Dear Families, 

I hope you had a safe and restful weekend. I’d like to share information provided by our City colleagues about two important actions you can take immediately to have your voice heard about the future of our city: filling out the 2020 United States Census, and voting in the primary election on Tuesday, June 23. Here is what you need to know: 

How to Vote in the June 23 Primary Election 

This month, primary elections will take place across New York City. You can confirm which races are happening in your district with nyc.pollsitelocator.com 

Here’s how you can vote: 

Vote by Mail 

 In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all New Yorkers with primary elections are able to vote by mail. You must request your mail-in ballot by Tuesday, June 16, which can be done online at nycabsentee.com, by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC, or by mail. 

 For those who are away from home, you may request that your ballot be sent to your current residence. Once you receive your ballot, you must complete and postmark it by Tuesday, June 23. For more information, visit vote.nyc 

Vote in Person 

 In-person voting, including early voting, is still available. You may do so during the early voting period from now until Sunday, June 21, or on Election Day, June 23

 If possible, we recommend voting early, when crowds are expected to be smaller and lines to be shorter. To find your early voting site, Election Day site, and poll site hours, visit nyc.pollsitelocator.com 

 To register to vote in future elections, update your existing registration, find your assigned poll site, check your registration status, or get more information on voting, visit voting.nyc or call 311. 

How to Fill Out the United States Census 

The Census is a headcount of the U.S. population that happens once every ten years. It is extremely important to fill out because it determines critical educational resources available to New York City, as well as other vital government benefits and electoral representation. 

This year, filling out the Census is easier than ever. You can complete it in five minutes, in fifteen languages, online at my2020census.gov or over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. 

The Census does not include a citizenship question. Even if you are undocumented, filling out the census will not put you or your family at risk. Census responses are private, protected by federal law, and will never be shared with NYCHA, ICE, HRA, Department of Buildings, or any other government agency—or your landlord. 

You and your family need to be counted because Census results determine critical school funding, including special education grants, extra supplies, much-needed technology, and more teachers for our classrooms. It also helps to set funding for Early Learn Centers, In-School and Out-of-School Youth Programs, child care programs, and more. 

The Census also serves enormously important non-education purposes. That includes funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, hospital care, affordable housing, and more. Plus, the Census affects each state’s allotment of representatives to Congress and Electoral College votes. 

Now more than ever, we need to step up and help make sure all New Yorkers are counted! A complete count will bring our city the resources we need as we recover from the pandemic and its economic impact. 

Civic participation is critical for a healthy democracy. I hope these resources are of use to you and your family. 

Sincerely, 

Richard A. Carranza 
Chancellor 
New York City Department of Education 

American Debate League

Greetings!

We are very excited to offer Partial Scholarships made available by our generous donors for students to participate in our 4th Annual “Public Speaking, Debate & Speech Summer Camp” hosted by the American Debate League in partnership with Queens College. Due to COVID-19, we will be hosting our summer camp online this year.
Please share this email and flyer with all administrators, school staff, parents, and community members. We do not have a deadline for this special scholarship award, however, this opportunity is on a 1st come, 1st served basis. To receive the partial scholarship, please go to our website and use the partial scholarship code to accept the partial scholarship.(Enter Partial Scholarship Code: adlspecial2020 when registering)We recommend new students register for P.F. 101If you have any questions about the camp, please contact us at 646-883-0123 or email us at: americandebateleague@gmail.com

Please click the link below for the American Debate League website
American Debate League website

Please click the link below for the 2020 Virtual Debate Camp Flyer2020 Virtual Summer Debate Camp Flyer

2020 Virtual Summer Debate Camp
Dates: June 29-August 21 (Students can sign up for 1-3 weeks)
Times: 9-12pm or 1-4pm
Tuition: $50.00 per weekly session (Includes the registration and administrative fee)
Partial Scholarship Code: adlspecial2020
Register: www.americandebateleague.org

Programs OfferedPublic Speaking and Public Forum Debate (4-12th Grade)Speech – Intro to Speech/Interpretative & Individual Events (6-12th Grade)Parliamentary Debate (6-12th Grade)Lincoln Douglas Debate (9-12th Grade)Policy Debate (9-12th Grade) ‌  ‌

Why American Debate League?
The American Debate League was founded in 2014 as the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to develop debating, speaking, and literacy skills through debate training and competitions that will ultimately improve self-esteem, academic achievement, graduation rates, and access to higher education.

We hosted our 3rd Annual Summer Debate and Speech Camp last year in partnership with Queens College to over 500 students from 130 different schools across New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, and New Jersey.

Our goal is to help all students to become better thinkers, speakers, and leaders.

Why Virtual (Online) Debate & Speech Camp?
To maintain students in a place of motivation, academic readiness, and simple good emotional health, we need to bring them online for education, intellectual stimulation, occupation, and socialization. Not only Is the American Debate League prepared to offer this, it is our honor and, I think, our obligation to help students (and yourselves!) participate in a unique opportunity, one which we have literally never experienced before.

The American Debate League has worked hard to serve the New York student community, and we are, I think, justifiably proud of the benefits we have brought to students in our region. That being said, we have always welcomed students from outside of our area; but given the logistics of travel and other costs, it simply hasn’t been a realistic solution for most out-of-area students.
But the Online Debate Camp has no such limitations. And it we, ourselves; and our fellow educators; and our parent-teacher communities, who have the power to create something unique: this summer’s Debate Camp will be a national, even an international, experience.
How many of our students have out-of-state friends, friends whom they miss, friends with whom they’d love to engage in the rigorous and spirited activities of debate camps? How many of you know other educators all around the country, or sometimes, all around the world—either through personal connections, such as having belonged to the same learning cohort, or professional opportunities, such as various educational conventions? How many of your schools have active exchange programs, or even sister school partnerships, with academic facilities in other nations?

The epidemic has forced us to go forward with something that’s been discussed since the advent of Internet telecommunication, but which has never really seen true deployment before: virtual learning which is not dependent on geography or regional proximity. This is the first summer when there is a full agreement in the parent, teacher, and student communities that we need online education.Summer Debate Camp

This Virtual Debate & Speech program is open to all upper elementary to high school students that is designed to teach the students the fundamentals of public speaking and argumentation skills that will enable them to develop confidence,…

Read more
http://www.americandebateleague.org
Sincerely,

Richard Connelly
American Debate League
www.AmericanDebateLeague.org
646-915-2822

Health and Safety: MIS-C

June 5, 2020 

Dear Families, 

The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Recently, we shared some information with you regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Although we do not have any new updates to report, guidance issued by DOHMH remains in place, and we urge you to visit nyc.gov/health at any time for this important information related to MIS-C. There, you will also find the MIS-C Fact Sheet, provided last week and translated into multiple languages here

As a reminder for the health of all children in New York City, all children over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one close to you on the DOE website. Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering. When outside the home, adults and children should maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible

We will continue to communicate with you on a weekly basis regarding MIS-C and provide updates, if any. Please visit nyc.gov/health at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and please contact 311 with any questions, 

Sincerely, 

Richard A. Carranza 
Chancellor 
New York City Department of Education 

Town Hall Meeting

Topic: P.S. 135Q, The Bellaire School: Town Hall Meeting
Time: Jun 12, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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