District Mission

In order to develop conscious, civic minded, independent successful 21st century leaders and global citizens District 7 empowers all stakeholders by:

* Ensuring students are at the forefront of our work

* Promoting equity and diversity

* Utilizing community partnerships

* Promoting professional inquiry, collaboration and excellence

* Providing a safe, orderly and efficient environment

 

District Vision

District 7 empowers, engages and inspires students, leaders, staff and all community members in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

 

District Goals

 

Improve Outcomes for Students 

- By June 2021, District 7 will increase the percentage of ENLs and SWDs  who perform at Levels 2-4 by 15%  in service of reducing the gap in achievement between this subgroup and their general education peers by 5% through increasedin person and remoteinstructional coherence, rigorous programs and an effective intervention program eliminating the use of reteaching as the predominant strategy to improve student performance without evidence of impact. 


Strengthen Social-Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive School Environments
 

- By June 2021, District 7 will engage our families using research-based programs and approaches to build inclusive in-person and remote school culture and CRSE environments resulting in a 5% decrease in chronic absenteeism, eliminating disparities in attendance rates for students with disabilities with the goal of eliminating/reducing the belief that the traditional ways of monitoring chronic absenteeism (407→phone call→ ACS) are effective in bridging the gap between schools and families 


Develop Leaders
 

-By June 2021, District 7 will design and orchestrate a robust system of structured remote intervisitations in our District 7 community and beyond the District to cultivate and share best online and in-person practices which promote instructional excellence and accelerate student achievement resulting in 10% decrease in Level 1 student performance in Math and ELA while decreasing the achievement gap between SWD/ELL students and their General Education Non-ELL peers. 


Mathematics
 

- By June 2021, District 7 schools will focus on providing students who performed a Level 1 in math with access to authentic, rich and diverse mathematical tasks and mathematical remote and in person experiences that promote conceptual understanding through student discussion, collaboration, and connection making reducing the belief that students of color who score in the lowest proficiency level require static teaching practices low in engagement in order to improve their proficiency which will result in a decrease in the percentage of students performing at level 1 in math by at least 5% as well as a decrease in the opportunity gap between SWDs/ELLs and their general education non-ELL peers by 5%

District 7 Calendar of Events/Workshops

  • PS 43 - Jonas Bronck

    School Leadership Team Meeting

    To register to attend this SLT VIRTUAL meeting, please contact the school at the following number: 718-292-4502

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    New York Road Runners Club (NYRR)

    Beginning on Saturday, February 6, 2021, to March 20, 2021, New York Road Runners Club (NYRR) will host virtual free one-hour sessions from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. 

    During these sessions, NYRR staff will work on flexibility, strength, and coordination exercises with participants who have physical disabilities and an interest in sports.

    Students who are interested in attending must register using the TCAC referral link on the flyer. Once registered they will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and password to attend.

    To learn more, visit the website, HERE

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  • Online

    InkedInsomnia - 'heART of the World' - Art Exhibit

    Insomnia. Obsession. Art.~ FREE Networking Art Exhibit ~Sponsored by~ RepsEvents/ NoDegree.com/ PoweredUpArt.com

    About this Event

    *Enjoy a live demo and interview with Charlie Powers of PowerUpArt.com and Senior Art Consultant at InkedInsomnia Events!

    *Come virtually rub elbows with talented artists and art enthusiasts from all around the globe and multiple mediums.

    *Move between tables, meet artists, purchase, commission or simply admire their unique artwork.

    InkedInsomnia Events are centered around supporting creatives and the impact that their amazing pieces can have on our lives and businesses!

    Join us in sharing inspiration, beauty and the love of art with the world!

    Register HERE to participate

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  • Online

    March Madness: A Month of Parent Empowerment

    Join us for a month of parent empowerment, coming to you live from the South Bronx!

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

     

    Topic: @CSD7bx March Madness: Parent Empowerment Month
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    Make Carpentry Your Career

    The North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund is holding virtual information sessions via Zoom on Monday, March 1st at 6:00pm.

    If you are interested in learning about our apprenticeship program, please scan the code below and complete the contact form. You will then receive a link to register for an information session.

    This is your first step for a great opportunity to join the Carpenters Union. We recruit, train, and employ the next generation of skilled carpenters.

    Requirements:

    Be 18 years or older, Have a H.S. Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, Be physically able to work as a carpenter, Have a valid driver’s license and/or reliable means of transportation to report for work and school, Reside within the jurisdiction, Must pass a drug test.

     

    For registration, questions or comments, please reach out to:

    Melissa Clark, Marketing Manager

    North Atlantic States Carpenters Labor Management Program

    14 Corporate Circle

    Albany, NY 12203

    732-215-5341

    mclark@nasclmp.org

    www.nasrcc.org

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  • Online

    Guided Watercolour (Pencils/Crayons) Art Class

    "When you can't go outside, go inside". Find a little something to occupy your time and mind with an art class for all ages and skill levels\
     

    About this Event

    "When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the uncertainty of current world issues with this on-line art class featuring guided watercolour techniques. Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness.

    For the purpose and timing of this class, we will focus on a watercolour art piece. Examples shown are done with plain lead pencils, coloured pencil crayons and watercolour, but, feel free to use whatever tools you have in your art bag.

    Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey of self-discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club.

    Through an association with the Community Wholeness Centre, Cathy is excited to volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

     

    MATERIALS:

    Regular paper or craft paper, or sketch paper for pencils and pencil crayons. Watercolor paper for watercolors, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies.

     

    Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes Curry’s #0, #3 & #6, water dish (for rinsing brushes), 2nd water dish, paper towel, access to computer or cell with a camera to see and follow the demonstration.

    All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged.

    NOTE: This class will be presented with CLOSED CAPTIONING live transcription

    DATE/TIME: Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM ET

    ZOOM ONLINE: Attendees will receive a link to this session after selecting an RSVP ticket (as well as 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before the event begins) for you to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC from the comfort of your own space.

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend.

    FACEBOOK GROUP (PHOTO ALBUM & PAST CLASS VIDEOS)

    YOUTUBE CHANNEL (PAST CLASS VIDEOS)

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  • Online

    March Madness: A Month of Parent Empowerment

    Join us for a month of parent empowerment, coming to you live from the South Bronx!

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

     

    Topic: @CSD7bx March Madness: Parent Empowerment Month
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    District 7 CEC Meeting

    Dear Community School District 7:

    CEC 7 invites you to their March Calendar and Business meetings at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  Please see the attached flyer/meeting notice and below the meeting details. Your attendance is very welcome as this will be an opportunity to receive reports from the councilmembers, hear from your community superintendent and ask questions about the district’s educational progress.  Below please find the link where the meeting will be held and the links for interpretation services in Spanish and French.  

     When: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86204953477?pwd=NENleEFHMkRkbmd1a3pMQVdDMStlUT09

    Zoom Meeting ID: 862 0495 3477 

    Password: 648810

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  • PS 49 - Willis Avenue School

    School Leadership Team Meeting

    To register to attend this SLT VIRTUAL meeting, please contact the school at the following number: 718-292-4623

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  • Online

    Yaffa Cultural Arts - "The Power of Story"

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

    The Power of Story - Part One -Dr. Linda H Humes, Clare Pernice, Sanga of the Valley - Through the ancient art form of storytelling, this workshop will explore how our personal and collective stories can malign or uplift. The participants will also learn about the power of journaling and scripting as tools for self awareness .

    Topic: @CSD7bx March Madness: Parent Empowerment Month
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  • 21st Century Skills in a Digital World

    Communication, problem solving and digital citizenship

    About this Event

    Families will learn about the importance of mastering 21st century skills in a digital world. This will include communication, problem solving and digital citizenship.

     

    Click HERE to Register

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    West side Campaign Against Hunger

    We invite our partners to learn more about SNAP (Food Stamps) and
    how WSCAH can help your community members access these and
    other vital benefits.

    When: Thursday, March 4th
    Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
    Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting

    Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees closer to the day of the
    event. Register here: https://forms.gle/Gh6mqsejECmd8fs17

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  • Online

    March Madness: A Month of Parent Empowerment

    Join us for a month of parent empowerment, coming to you live from the South Bronx!

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

     

    Topic: @CSD7bx March Madness: Parent Empowerment Month
    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Yaffa Cultural Arts - "Breathe, Move and get Fit"

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

    Breathe, Move and get Fit - Dr. Linda H. Humes, Noni, Phyllis Spencer, Caren Calder - This workshop  examines the importance of strategic breathing, meditation and various fitness styles. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move!


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    New York Road Runners Club (NYRR)

    Beginning on Saturday, February 6, 2021, to March 20, 2021, New York Road Runners Club (NYRR) will host virtual free one-hour sessions from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM. 

    During these sessions, NYRR staff will work on flexibility, strength, and coordination exercises with participants who have physical disabilities and an interest in sports.

    Students who are interested in attending must register using the TCAC referral link on the flyer. Once registered they will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and password to attend.

    To learn more, visit the website, HERE

    Community School District 7
  • Online

    Abstract Acrylic Painting with Carla Gonzalez-Casanova

    About this Event

    Learn how to use your intuition to guide yourself to create an abstract painting.

    Abstract artists freely use color, shape, and form to communicate intents that are left to the viewer’s interpretation.

    Materials required:

    • Canvas
    • Flat brushes, 1 medium and one small
    • acrylic paint : White, Yellow, Red. Blue, Black, Green ( or people can chooses their own palette)
    • Water Jar
    • Cloth to wipe brushes
    • Paint palette or plate
    • Pencil or a chalk to mark horizon line

    Hosted by Carla Gonzalez-Casanova

    Born in Venezuela , came to Canada to study Fine Arts, Carla has loved the fact that Canada itself is a blank canvas is up to us how we colour it or if we wish to change our paths, is all open.

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    March Madness: A Month of Parent Empowerment

    Join us for a month of parent empowerment, coming to you live from the South Bronx!

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

     

    Topic: @CSD7bx March Madness: Parent Empowerment Month
    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Join Zoom Meeting
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  • Online

    March Madness: A Month of Parent Empowerment

    Join us for a month of parent empowerment, coming to you live from the South Bronx!

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

     

    Topic: @CSD7bx March Madness: Parent Empowerment Month
    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Join Zoom Meeting
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    Yaffa Cultural Arts - "I am a Winner"

    As part of our My Brother's Keeper funding, Community School District 7 welcomes you to participate in our month of virtual empowerment workshops. 

    I am a Winner -  Dr. Linda H Humes, Sonskeshana Kornegay, MSW. This workshop will look at how we can manage our feelings and emotions and incorporate the skills of resilience and a winning mentality .

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    Passcode: 260101
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    Meeting ID: 864 9413 0577
    Passcode: 260101
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    Postsecondary Options for Students with ID and/or Autism

    Explore college and vocational programs, employment services and community-based organizations

    About this Event

    During this workshop, families will have an opportunity to explore college and vocational programs, employment services and community-based organizations that support independent living for students with an intellectual disability (ID) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

     

    Please click HERE to register

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Important Updates for the Community

  • Camp Quest: A virtual camp for kids!

    This program consists of a series of 3+ hour workshops throughout the year, which will focus on building our girls' abilities.

    For more information, please contact 917-326-0355

    Email herbrandinc@gmail.com

    Registration ends as of October 13, 2020

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  • MASA: RAPID RESPONSE IN ACTION

    Good Afternoon,

     
    I hope everyone is safe and well.
     
    My name is Elida Almaraz, I am the community educator at Masa. In the past couple of months Masa has been operating in "rapid response" mode which means we have shifted focus to assist members in our community with food, health, housing and legal resources. 
     
    We are currently managing 2 food programs:
    1.  Food Pantry- Every week we give out food boxes that are brought to us by GrowNYC- these boxes contain a variety of fruit and veggies, plus rice/pasta and beans. We try to be as fair as possible and distribute to members 3-4 times in a month and by appointment to ensure we are minimizing the amount of people in our office space. 
    2. Tacombi hot meal program- with this program clients get to pick up prepared meals that are supplied by the restaurant Tacombi. This also happens on a weekly basis by appointment.
     
    If any of your members are interested in our Food pantry or hot meal program please let us know. For the pantry list we ask that you forward any referrals by Thursday 10/1 as we will start to officialize a list by the end of this week.
     
    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 
     
    Best,
    Elida
    Community School District 7
  • Childcare Seats for 3K-8th Grade

    Link to Form

    Please complete this survey to apply for the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.

    As the Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.

    As placements are available, families will be contacted by DOE.

    Please note: programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.

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  • National Hispanic Heritage Month

    The NYC EAP invites you to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month. 

    This is a great time to honor and give recognition to all the contributions our Latinx/Hispanic Americans offer.  In addition to paying tribute to this community, we also want to take this time to acknowledge the challenges and hardship that many in the Hispanic/Latinx community face.  Please take some time to review the attached EAP takeaway and share with staff.

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  • School Busing Questions?

    School Busing

    Blended learning for our District 75 students begins next week, and bus drivers and matrons are ready.  Students’ bus routes are available by logging into your child’s NYC Schools Account (see below on how to create an account). If you have busing questions, please contact:

    Office of Pupil Transportation
    PupilTransportationTeam@schools.nyc.gov
    (718) 392-8855 or 311

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  • Daily health screening procedures for students, staff and visitors.

    Please see the attached updated guidance for health screenings in NYC Schools.

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  • Microsoft Software for Students and Families

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    The DOE provides free Microsoft software to students and families. Much of this software has education-specific content that supports our students’ academic improvement. In addition, familiarity with these tools will help prepare students for college and careers. 

    Visit nycstudents.net(Open external link) to download Microsoft Office 365. You will need to enter the student's OSIS number, last name, and date of birth, or the student's username.

     

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  • IEP MEETING TIP SHEET; Hoja de orientación para reunión del IEP

    Before the Meeting:
    As the parent your full participation is important in creating your child’s IEP. You have a say in the services your child is to receive and what areas the school will work on with your child.

    Solo hay equipo de IEP con USTED:
    Como padres, su plena participación es importante para crear el IEP de su hijo(a).Usted puede dar su opinión sobre los servicios que su hijo(a) recibirá y sobre las áreas en que la escuela trabajará con él/ella.

     

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  • Legal Services NYC-Bronx

    FREE CIVIL LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION
    (718) 928-3700

    Visit us online: www.bronx.legalservicesnyc.org and on Facebook

     

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  • Update your Child's Ipad or it may not work

    Dear iPad Users,

    While your DOE-loaned iPad is currently setup with a content filter to ensure your child's internet safety, an updated content filtering application is now available. Please sign-in on your device to enable these updates as soon as possible. After July 31, 2020 internet access on the iPad will be limited to DOE resources until you sign in to the Zscaler software to establish a secure connection.

    What should I do next?

    Please use the link below to set up Zscaler on your device, follow the instructions under “Ensure Your Child’s Internet Safety”

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution/getting-started-with-your-ipad

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