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Beach Safety

Dear Families, 

Your safety is our number one concern. As you and your children enjoy New York’s beautiful beaches this summer, the Department of Education wants to remind you of ways you can stay safe near and in the water. 

The best way to protect your family is to make sure everyone knows how to swim. The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation offers many free and low-cost swim lessons. To find classes near you, visit and search for “swim programs.”

Also follow these tips: 

  • Swim only in areas supervised by lifeguards. They’re on duty from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day. Please follow their directions.
  • Always swim with a buddy, never alone. 
  • Set water safety rules for the whole family based on each person’s swimming ability; for example, tell inexperienced swimmers to stay in water less than chest deep.
  • Watch out for dangerous waves and rip currents. If you get caught in a current, try to remain calm and swim parallel to the shore. When you’re away from the current, return to the beach. 
  • Never leave children unattended. Teach them about water safety and stay near when they’re swimming.
  • Obey all posted signs and flags. Swimming is only permitted in certain areas, and is never allowed when a red flag is posted.
  • Wear a life jacket when boating. This applies to even expert swimmers.
  • Wear sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids, and avoid alcohol while swimming. 
  • Check weather conditions before heading to the beach (visit and search for “beach conditions”) and don’t swim in bad weather.

For more information about beach safety, visit and search for “Be WaterSafe.”  

We wish you a wonderful and safe summer.  


Connie Hamilton


Summer Bridge 2019

Here at our school we try to make our students feel comfortable. So each summer we have our Bridge program. Our Bridge program helps our incoming students to transition into our school. This year about 200 students participated in the program. Learning, making memories and having some fun is what the program is about.  Today was the last day of the program and we ended the day with a scavenger hunt and some special treats. The students and staff had a blast! See you in September.

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Pre-Med Pin and Award Ceremony

Here at John Dewey H.S. we believe that our students should be celebrated for their accomplishments.  On Friday, June, 14 our Pre-Med program did just that. Senior students received pins for their accomplishments. Students from other grade levels received awards as well. The whole Pre-Med program was invited so they could celebrate their awards together. Here are a few pictures from their celebration.

J.D.H.S. 2nd Annual Spirit Day

Spirit day a day when all our students, faculty and parents come out to play! Beautiful weather, food, games and great music. What better way to celebrate our student’s accomplishments and the end of the school year then this community event. We reflected   we ate we danced we played games and went on rides. One of the perks of our school is a 16 acre campus and a full field with picnic tables for our Dewey community to enjoy. Here are some pictures from the day’s events.