School Updates

School Updates

The following updates were sent by the school since the last PTA newsletter:

Parent Engagement Gathering Tuesdays
Parents were invited to sign up for virtual Parental Engagement Gathering (PEG) sessions scheduled for Tuesdays from 1:50 to 2:40 beginning April 22. 

The guidance department will help parents schedule appointments to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss their current academic standing in each class. To schedule an appointment with the guidance department go to the home page the guidance website located here:  

https://mdaly63.wixsite.com/artanddesignguidance    

To begin the reservation click on the Book Here icon and complete the information. Please note that space is limited and is first come first served. 

AP Exam Schedule
Please click the link below to view the letter from the Office of Equity and Access with information on the upcoming AP Exams and links to the College Board site.  If you scroll down the the end of the letter, you will see the the exam  schedule/calendar.

AP Exam Schedule Information

For those of you who will be taking these exams.  Good Luck!

DOE Chancellor Letters
Please click the link below to view all Coronavirus letters sent by the DOE including the most recent April 15 letter to parents of students with disabilities, the Mayor’s announcement that remote learning will continue for the remainder of the school year, and graduation information for seniors.

https://infohub.nyced.org/in-our-schools/translations/letters/coronavirus

Regents Exams Cancellation
Please click the link below for the letter announcing the cancellation of the 2020 NY State Regents exams.

Cancellation of June 2020 NYS Regents

Letters to Manhattan Principals 
Click the links below for letters from our District Superintendent- Vivian Orlen where she shares some of the ways she relaxes and explores virtual spaces to find laughter including some embedded hyperlinks to other cultural sites.
April 17 letter
Earlier letter

Virtual Cultural Activities for Spring 2020
Click the link below for a nice list of cultural activities for the entire family sent by our parent coordinator Janeen Johnson and put together by Dina Ingram, the parent coordinator of Stuyvesant High School.

Virtual NYC Activities

Links to Social-Emotional Resources for Families
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for Parents– this video aims to provide families with insights on SEL in their own parenting practices in order to support their children’s social and emotional know-how.
How to Handle Corona Virus Anxiety– video about understanding and supporting individuals through anxiety related to COVID-19
Resources for Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic– resources for parents and students on staying healthy and how to talk about COVID-19
Click here to access resources for parents that may be struggling to balance work, child care, and self-care while keeping worries under control, from Child Mind Institute.
Thrive NYC for a list of free health services for New Yorkers, regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status. 
Subscribe to Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Updates on COVID-19 and city-wide resources for families.