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

 

Coronavirus Update

March 3, 2020 

Dear Families, 

Over the weekend, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. While we all hoped this moment would not come, it was something the City has meticulously prepared for. At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Despite our first confirmed case, New Yorkers remain at low risk for contracting the virus.

The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority. As we monitor the situation, we are enhancing certain protocols and providing additional resources, including:
. Providing CDC-approved cleaning agents to every school
. Ensuring all bathrooms are continuously stocked with soap and paper towels, and encouraging students and staff to wash hands frequently
. Ensuring principals and school nurses have the resources and guidance needed to detect and report symptoms exhibited at school, and provide help for any affected individuals

Working in close partnership with the Health Department, we will continue to update our protocols as the situation evolves, and communicate about any possible impact to parents and our school communities. We will keep all of our latest information on our website at schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus.

There are no plans to close schools at this time. This is an extreme measure that can be disruptive to day-to-day life, and the decision to implement will only be taken at the direction of public health experts. As a reminder, it is critical that all New Yorkers continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve 
• Wash your hands regularly 
• Avoid touching your face 
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
• Get your flu shot – it’s never too late 
• Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms and travel history. 

We are in direct and regular communication with principals to ensure they have the latest information and to answer any questions that may arise. Additionally, we remind all families that they can receive regular updates on this topic and many others by signing up for an NYC Schools Account. Please visit https://mystudent.nyc/ to create an account and to update your emergency contact information.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet attached to this letter for more information, or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for important updates. The health and safety of our students continues to be our chief
priority, and we will follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures accordingly.

Sincerely, 

Richard A. Carranza 
Chancellor 
New York City Department of Education 

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

To sign up for an NYC Schools Account (NYCSA):

1- Visit NYCSA homepage from any computer, phone, or tablet, and click “Create an Account.”

2- Enter their name and email address, create a password, and set up brief security questions to help retrieve the password in case they forget it.

Once a family has created a basic account, they must still verify their identity and relationship to a student in order to link that student to their account. After they link their students, they can see grades, test scores, attendance, transportation information, test scores, and more. However, having a basic account will allow families to begin receiving emergency notifications from the DOE.

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Updated Corona Virus Letter

February 26, 2020 

Dear Families,
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed possible options for what could happen if there is local person-to-person transmission of the novel coronavirus in the United States, including recommendations for school systems to consider.
At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Currently there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York City and the risk to New Yorkers remains low.

However, transmission of the virus in other countries has raised our level of concern, and we are preparing for the possibility of person-to-person transmission in New York City. The measures that are put in place should local person-to-person transmissions begin will depend on the number of individuals affected and the general severity of illness we experience in our city. The NYC Health Department is vigilantly preparing for all possible scenarios, and we will continue to monitor and communicate about any possible impact to our school communities.
There are no plans to close schools at this time. This is an extreme measure that can be disruptive to day-to-day life, and the decision to implement will be at the direction of public health experts.

All New Yorkers should continue to practice general flu prevention measures including:
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve 
• Wash your hands regularly 
• Avoid touching your face 
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick 
• Get your flu shot – it’s never too late 
• Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms and travel history. 
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet attached to this letter for more information, or visit nyc.gov/health at any time for important updates.
We will continue to clearly communicate with our school communities about our ongoing efforts regarding the coronavirus.

Sincerely, 

Oxiris Barbot, MD 
Commissioner 
New York City Department of 
Health and Mental Hygiene