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 […]

 

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 

Vacancy Open for an ELL Representative to seat in the Citywide Council on High School.

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.

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 being a true friend.

Wednesday was PINK for kindness.

Thursday was GREEN for respect for the environment and yourself.

Friday was RED for love.

Students were given raffle tickets when they were caught practicing random acts of kindness.

Beautiful gift baskets were made by different offices and departments and there was a special, Dewey basket from our principal Ms. Hamilton. 29 students won baskets for their random acts of kindness. There were special programs and informational tables during lunch all week. On Friday it was No Child Eats Alone and Ms. Horn and her senior students stayed in the lunchroom all day. They sat with other students and made everyone feel right at home.

Thank you to all who participated and a special thanks to Ms. Doyle.

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Chocolate Production

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

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 work which is taught in Culinary College pastry courses. We are so proud of the work they are doing. The finished product looked professional and tasted delicious. Keep up the good work!
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There’s Still Time! Apply Now for Exciting Spring Break STEM Enrichment Programs!

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There’s Still Time! High School Students Can Apply by 2/10 for Exciting Spring Break STEM Programs!
This spring break, STEM is taking over the city! Students in grades 9-12 can apply now to participate in exciting STEM enrichment programs offered this spring break at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and New-York Historical Society. Programs feature a computer science and historical inquiry program as well as high school internships. All participants receive a daily metro card.
Have fun, new experiences this spring break! Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Monday, February 10.  Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

Tech Scholars at the New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society is offering young women in high school who love technology and history the chance to gain hands-on JavaScript training. Scholars will gain skills in coding and historical inquiry, design and launch their own web-based projects, and meet professional mentors from a variety of industries. At the end of the week, scholars will have designed a custom app to present to their mentors and friends!
Internship Opportunities at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center
The Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC) is looking for responsible, motivated, and energetic high school students to participate in exciting internship opportunities. GESC offers a variety of internships including teacher and urban farmer assistants, and animal care providers. Interns will create and complete a culminating project at the end of the internship. At the conclusion of the internship, students will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation and contributions to GESC.

Dear Families:

Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide, primarily in China. A “novel coronavirus” is a strain that has not been previously found in humans. This novel coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath.

The City is monitoring the outbreak closely and working with our partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, the NYC Department of Education (DOE) is not authorizing school-sponsored travel to China. Local field trips will go on as planned.

Please be reassured that there is no need for alarm or to change daily routines in any way. The City is closely monitoring the situation, and all New Yorkers are advised to follow the same precautions they normally would in cold and flu season. Please see the recommendations below:

Students and staff with NO recent travel from China:
Everyone should go about their daily lives and not panic, but practice the same precautions you do during cold and flu season:
• If not already vaccinated — get your flu shot.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing.
• Wash your hands with soap and water often — use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Stay home if you have a fever or are feeling sick.

Some students may come to school wearing face masks. The CDC does not recommend the use of face masks among healthy individuals. However, they are permitted. If the face mask becomes a distraction in the classroom or school community, school staff may ask students to remove them.

Students and school staff with recent travel from China:
The federal government has issued a requirement for up to 14 days of either mandatory quarantine or home isolation (depending on travel areas in China) for individuals who left China after 5pm EST February 2, 2020. This means that those individuals should NOT report to work or school for up to 14 days from the date that they departed China.

Students and staff who left China before 5pm EST February 2, 2020, and who have no symptoms of illness, may return to school immediately.

Anyone who has left China in the last two weeks and has a fever or a cough or shortness of breath should call their medical provider and report their symptoms and travel history. They should not come to school until they have been evaluated by a doctor and told they are no longer sick.

With the best public health system in the world, New York City stands ready to respond to any confirmed cases of the coronavirus. We urge all New Yorkers to remain vigilant, and if you or anyone you know matches the criteria and have recently traveled to the affected areas of China, please see a medical professional.

To learn more, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus.

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