Who’s got the Spirit?

Dewey’s got the Spirit!School Wide Spirit Week.Even though we might not be together in our building, you can feel the love.Staff and students participated in our week long Spirit Week.Academy DayJersey DayRep your Culture DaySwag DayWacky Tacky DayHere are some […]

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 […]


Updates on Use of Zoom Platform

May 6, 2020

Dear Families,

As we enter a new month, we continue to work to equip all of you, our families and our school communities, with the information, tools, and resources that you need for remote learning as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together as a City. This has been an ongoing process, as we all blaze new trails in uncharted territory of fully remote learning. Throughout it all, the health, safety, and security of our communities has been our focus and priority.

As you may recall, security and privacy concerns for our students and staff, including unwanted and unsafe meeting interruptions, led us to prohibit the use of Zoom in early April. The decision was a difficult one, but after reviewing the risks, we know it was in the best interest of our school communities. As we indicated when we made this announcement in April, we would continue to engage Zoom and other online collaboration platforms to make sure that students, teachers, and everyone in the DOE community had safe, secure means to interact with each other that respected student privacy.

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PTA Meeting

Hamilton’s Highlights – May 4th, 2020

Our Poets celebrating National Poetry Month

Update for Families – Grading Policy

April 28, 2020

Dear Families,

This unprecedented time of COVID-19 has presented difficulty and struggles for all New Yorkers, and we recognize that supporting your children in their continued learning in the midst of this crisis has been no small feat. We are amazed by the resilience and resolve that all of you—the families of our 1.1 million students—have shown as we transformed our entire system to remote learning. We are grateful for all that you are doing to support the success of your child as we finish the 2019-2020 school year in remote learning.

This transition would be a challenge at any time, but in the midst of the anxiety and trauma so many of our communities are experiencing due to the pandemic, it could have been insurmountable. Still, you have done it, being there for your children in every way you can to support their learning despite not necessarily knowing where the next meal will be coming from, or dealing with illness or loss in your family or community, or any other number of insecurities this time has brought.

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Hamilton’s Highlights – April 27th, 2020

Events and Links

Friday, April 24 Attention Broadway Fans! “Love Never Dies” This Friday will be return of the Phantom and releasing the sequel to The Phantom of The Opera, Love Never Dies in full and for free worldwide! It will be only available for 48 hours after its initial release so make sure you catch it before it’s gone! 
Love Never Dies – Friday 24th April (Teaser)
The Shows Must Go On!

Saturday, April 25 at 9 AM CNN/Sesame Street Coronavirus Town Hall for Families: Do your kids have questions about the coronavirus?  Do you have questions about parenting during a pandemic? CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a 90-minute, coronavirus town hall that focuses on answering coronavirus questions from kids and parents, this Saturday at 9am. Turn to the coronavirus experts and some friendly faces for the answers to all of your family’s important COVID-19 questions. 

The City of New York’s COVID-19 Hotel Program provides free hotel stays to eligible New Yorkers who cannot isolate where they live. This will help New York City stop the spread of COVID-19.
Covid-19 Hotel Program

Hamilton’s Highlights – April 20th, 2020

J.D.H.S. Virtual Robotics Competition

Support our students and attend our Virtual Robotics Competition!

This Sunday, April 19,  the John Dewey High School Robotics team, will be hosting a virtual robotics competition.  We would love for you to join and either play or watch. This competition is a virtual representation of this years game Infinite Recharge.

If you would like to play please fill out the form found here: Competition Form

If you would like to watch please use this link: Watch Live

The students, alumni, and mentors have been working extremely hard to pull this off . This will be fantastic event.

So please join us this Sunday April 19,  from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

SPED Parent Letter

April 15, 2020

Dear Families:

We want to thank you for your flexibility, patience, and partnership over the past few weeks as we launched implementation of remote learning. As we move into the next phase of remote learning, preparing to deliver instruction and services through the end of the school year, we want to share some key information concerning remote instruction and services.

We understand that for many students, not attending school in their physical school building is difficult, but this may be especially so for our students with disabilities. We are committed to communicating with you about your child’s needs in order to ensure success in their remote learning environment through the rest of this school year. Keeping in mind that parents and staff may be caring for others and/or battling illness themselves, flexibility is important. We are committed to serving all students according to their individual needs, and we will maintain that commitment.

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