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  • DoorDash & DOE feed medically homebound students

    DoorDash partners with Department of Education to deliver food to medically homebound students


    The NYC Department of Education and DoorDash, an on-demand food platform, partnered to deliver meals to hundreds of medically fragile students across the five boroughs. 

    After the public schools closed March 16, students with compromised immune systems or a lack of mobility were struggling to access the free meals provided by meal hubs. This partnership will use DoorDash’s fleet of Dashers to get deliveries from one of the 456 feeding sites providing three meals a day directly to the homes of medically fragile students.

    “During this difficult time, I’ve been so grateful to New Yorkers who are coming together to make sure our students are safe, healthy, and can continue to learn,” Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza said. “Our partnership with DoorDash is a prime example of these efforts, bringing meals to our students who cannot leave their homes, and meeting a critical need during a crisis.”

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  • New York City Family Justice Centers

    Are you in a relationship that makes you feel scared, hurt or unsafe?

    The New York City Family Justice Centers provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assistance to survivors of intimate partner violence, sex trafficking and elder abuse.

    We welcome people of all ages, sexual orientations and gender identities, regardless of what language you speak, your immigration status or income.

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  • CoronaVirus FAQs

    Our public health experts are vigilantly preparing for a spectrum of possible scenarios, and we are in close contact with them regarding how that may impact our school communities.  There are no plans to close schools or DOE offices at this time.  

     We should all continue to practice general flu prevention measures including:

    ·         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve

    ·         Wash your hands regularly

    ·         Avoid touching your face

    ·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    ·         Get your flu shot – its never too late

    ·         Stay home if youre feeling sick.  Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms, travel history, and if you’ve had contact with people who are sick.

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  • Emergency Preparedness

    Prepare with Pedro

    Hi! I’m Pedro the Penguin! I’m traveling around the United States to visit my friends and learn how they prepare. I’d like you to come.

    Emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere, but there are ways to help you stay safe. Follow along, and we can learn together!

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    Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

    To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

    A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

    • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
    • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
    • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
    • Flashlight
    • First aid kit
    • Extra batteries
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
    • Manual can opener for food
    • Local maps
    • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
    • Download the Recommended Supplies List (PDF)
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  • Your PETS: Emergency Preparedness

    Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today.

    If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. 

    Be Prepared: Your PETS

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  • Create a Safer School was created by the federal government to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow. empowers districts and schools to improve safety and security.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Education (ED), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created to share actionable recommendations to keep school communities safe. aims to help schools prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergency situations.

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  • Seeking Student PSA's

    @CSD7bx is currently producing our upcoming podcast, "Engage, Elevate and Empower". We are actively seeking student PSA's to use in place of traditional commercials. If your school would like to participate in this opportunity, please reach out to us for more details.

    Here are some basic guidelines:
    - Prior to publishing any student work, your school will have to provide us with signed media consent forms for those students involved in the project
    - PSA's should be no longer than 60 seconds
    - PSA's should address an important (appropriate) educational topic
    - and, all PSA's will have to go through a final approval by District/Central leadership before publication

    View our Social Media Page for ideas about what's happening in the lives of the parents and students of the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx

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  • Online Smarter Parenting Class

    13 Lessons

    This behavioral parenting course will give you a solid foundation of the Teaching-Family Model. This evidence-based, proven framework has been in use for over 50 years among professionals serving children with various behavioral issues.

    The course content is free to all members of our Smarter Parenting Club, even at our free membership level!

    This is a video based class showing examples of how to use the skills. Included are suggested games and activities that help parents teach these skills more effectively.

    Get Started Today!

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  • What Do Children Learn in a 3-K Classroom?

    3-K for All brings free, full-day, high-quality early education to a growing number of three-year-old children in New York City. If you have ever wondered what young children learn in 3-K classrooms, now you can find out by viewing the first in our new “DOE 101” video series!

    Watch 3K children in the classroom

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  • Dial-A-Teacher Workshop!

    Sponsored by the United Federation of Teachers, a presentation or workshop can be scheduled with class visits via their Dial-a-Teacher initiative. Check out the attached document for more information and help your child get the support they need.

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Support for Immigrant Families

Eyes on the Stars

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.  On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.

Funding Provided by: Corporation for Public Broadcasting National Endowment for the Arts In partnership with POV.
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers Art Direction: Bill Wray Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch Animation: Tim Rauch Audio Produced by: Michael Garofalo Supervising Sound Recordist: Elaine Davenport Music: Fredrik Label: The Kora Records Publisher: House of Hassle