The week of February 10th was Respect for All Week. It was a fun and meaningful week. Students and staff were asked to wear different colors each day, signifying different meanings.

Respect for All Week 2020

The week of February 10th was Respect for All Week. It was a fun and meaningful week. Students and staff were asked to wear different colors each day, signifying different meanings.  Monday was PURPLE for anti-bullying. Tuesday was BLUE for […]

The students are doing advanced work which is taught in Culinary College pastry courses

Chocolate Production

Who loves chocolate? We do. We love it when it is made by our culinary students and Mr. Colon. Valentine’s Day was made a little sweeter by these students. This is a 10th grade class. The students are doing advanced […]

My Brother’s Keeper and Superintendent Prayor

MBK conference hosted by Superintendent Prayor. It took place at DC37 headquarters.  There were about 100 people in attendance.  In attendance from our school were Addis Hoilett, Jayson Garcia, Mr. Megie and Mr. Prempeh.  There were a number of icebreakers […]

Club spotlight!

My Brother’s Keeper the mission of MBK is to “Change the Narrative” of boys and young men of color, and all students, by closing and eliminating the opportunity gaps they face. MBK also helps them to reach their full potential.  Mr. Prempeh […]

A Midsummer Nights Dream

It’s A Wrap! J.D.H.S. theater department’s presentation of A Midsummer Nights Dream, was a huge success. Thank you to all who participated and supported this production. Here are a few pictures form the show. Photo’s courtesy of Andrew Killinger T


Parent Teacher Conference Sign up

For Families

Hi Parents, Guardians and Students of John Dewey HS.

This is your principal; Connie Hamilton and I want to say thank you for trusting us and for collaborating with us to ensure that your children get the best education that we can give to them during this very uncertain time. We have gotten through our first week of remote learning and WE DID GOOD! We had approximately 75 percent student attendance on-line, 100 percent teacher attendance all week and we are working together all day to create more and better experiences for your children. Presently, grades are due in two weeks and your children will be receiving their grades as usual. As long as they are handing in their work to the best of their ability they will be in good shape. Remember, if they don’t attend virtual classes and don’t hand in their assignments, they cannot receive a passing grade. We still must hold our students to a high standard, and I am sure they will rise to the occasion. 

There will be more updates as we move forward. To date, school will be closed for the next two weeks. If you need to contact us, please use the website to contact our parent coordinator, Ms. Gattuso or contact your child’s teacher or guidance counselor through pupil-path. I understand that this is a difficult and scary time but if you can, enjoy your loved ones, read a book for fun, meditate, take a walk practicing social distancing and always be well and be safe. I know that we will come out of this stronger and I hope to see you all soon. 


Connie Hamilton

Supporting Parents of Children with Autism Through COVID-19 Webinar – 3/30/20

Individuals with ASD are uniquely impacted by the many changes that have come with the emergence of COVID-19. This webinar will focus on practical tips for parents in supporting children with ASD during this time. We will discuss strategies for designing and implementing new routines, ways to approach explaining changes in daily life due to COVID, and how to maintain social skills virtually. We will also share resources specific to individuals with ASD.

Michelle Lee, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Rebecca Doggett, Ph.D.
Clinical Director
Autism Spectrum Disorder Service,
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



Coronavirus Update

March 22, 2020

Dear Families,

Tomorrow, we will all come together to take the first steps of a huge new educational journey as New York City brings remote learning to our 1.1 million students.

While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks ago that we would launch this dramatic new transition in education, I could not be prouder of the way our educators have come together to ready themselves to teach your children from their own homes. And I could not be more grateful to all of you for your faith in our educators, and all of the hardworking staff at DOE.

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Remote Learning

Students and teachers will need to download the following apps on their devices:

Google Drive
Google Classroom
Google Docs
Google Sheets
Google Meet (Hangout)
Pupil Path

Please note, the above apps are available on every mobile platform (Apple iOS, Google Android…etc), as well as the Windows and Macintosh computer operating systems.