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COVID-19: Additional Resources

NYC Public Schools

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Summary

As of March 23rd, NYC public schools have transitioned to remote learning for all students as a result COVID-19. Remote learning will continue through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, as well as for summer school 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov.

NYC Department of Education (DOE)

DOE’S LEARN AT HOME

DOE’s Learn at Home website includes information for parents on remote learning, technical tools and support, activities for students, and more. To access, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home.

IPAD DISTRIBUTION

DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to students who need them to learn from home. Households can request a device by calling 718-935-5100 and select option 5 or by filling out a Remote Learning Device Request Form online.

For more information, visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution.

Advocacy Tip

Students with disabilities in religious and independent non-public schools can now request tablets, which DOE has acquired for remote learning. Call 311 to make a request.

LOCATING YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

Go to https://www.nycenet.edu/schoolsearch.

Resources for Families

FREE WIFI SERVICE

Households with K-12 or college students can sign up for new Internet accounts for 2 months of free internet through Spectrum (844-579-3743; 844-488-8395) or Altice Advantage-Optimum (855-200-9522).

INCLUDENYC

INCLUDEnyc provides information and advocacy for young people (age 0-26) with any disability in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (NYPL)

NYPL is offering free, one-on-one online homework help for K-12 students. This service is available daily from 2pm – 11 pm, in English or Spanish. Families will need a New York Library card to access this service, and can apply for a free card here.

UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHERS (UFT)

UFT has free resources for NYC families to navigate school closures as a result of Coronavirus, including the Dial-a-Teacher program.

Dial-a-Teacher is a homework help line staffed by classroom teachers who are experienced in all subject areas for elementary and middle school students attending New York City public schools. Services are available Monday-Thursday from 4:00 pm -7:00 pm. Students or their parents can call the help line at 212-777-3380.

For more information on Dial-a-Teacher, visit https://dialateacher.org.

For additional resources, visit https://www.uft.org/get-involved/parents/coronavirus-resources-nyc-families.