2020-2021 School Year

NYCDOE 2020-2021 Calendar

Check the NYCDOE 2020-2021 School Year Calendar for important dates. School hours are 8:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. 

Get alerts on your device!

We are excited to announce a new feature, eChalk Notify, for all PS/MS 219 staff, students and families. Stay up to date with alerts from us straight to your device!

  1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
    You can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for "eChalk Notify".
  2. Login with our eChalk Notify Alert Code: KMA500.
    Parents with eChalk accounts can log in to receive and view their children's school, class and group notifications whenever new content it posted.
    Parents without eChalk accounts can click on "Proceed without logging in" > Settings icon > + > enter KMA500 > Connect to receive emergency alert notifications.

For more information, check out the eChalk Notify Quick Start for Parents article.

Technology Needs

Families can use the NYCDOE Remote Learning Device Request form to notify schools of their technology needs or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 to submit a request.
  • We will use this information to reach out to families to make sure everyone who needs a device, has access to a device.

If you are having technology issues, please fill out our Tech Issue Google Form and someone will get back to you.

Safety Requirements for Students, Families, and Staff

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.

  • Health Screening: ALL DOE employees, visitors, and families seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete the Health Screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.
  • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all (teachers, staff, students, and visitors) while in the building. 
  • Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly and frequently throughout the day.  
  • Physical distancing: 6 ft. markings and signage have been placed throughout the school building and on the sidewalks surrounding exits. Teachers, staff, and students will practice physical distancing in school. Please maintain physical distancing between families during drop-off and pickup.
  • Visitors: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. All visitors must sign in and sign out with the safety officers in the lobby. You will receive a visitor pass, which you must wear visibly at all times while in the building.

COVID Testing Consent Form

There is an updated form with new language regarding more frequent testing.

For families who submitted the original paper consent form, we will distribute and collect the new paper consent form.

Families who submitted consent online using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) are able to log-in and re-submit consent online, agreeing to the language found on the new paper form.

  • The purpose is to prevent Covid-19 transmission in our school and identify positive cases when symptoms are not present.
  • Families are strongly encouraged to participate. Consent is needed to administer the test. 
  • A “short swab” into the front of the nostrils will be administered by a trained professional.
  • Results are available between 48-72 hours.
  • Results are confidential. Test and Trace Corps will follow up with anyone who tests positive.


In-person Instruction: Present

  • Student is physically present in the classroom/school learning environment for instruction during their scheduled school day.

Remote Instruction: Present

  • Student is virtually present in a remote learning environment for synchronous instruction during the scheduled school day.

Schools must report daily attendance for both remote and in-person students to DOE central office by 4:00 p.m. each day.

If a student attends in-person on a remote learning day...

If a student arrives at school on days when they are scheduled for remote learning, we will inform you. All children attending on an unscheduled day will need to be picked up or will be sent home, depending on age and other factors. Students will wait in the cafeteria, seated in a socially distant way, while they wait to be picked up. You can complete a Student Returning Home for Remote Learning Permission Slip to allow your student to walk home by him/herself in these circumstances.

Learning Bridges

For students in grades 3-K–8, who are participating in blended learning, Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free childcare options on the days when students are scheduled for remote-learning instruction. Families can express interest in the Learning Bridges program by completing the Learning Bridges family interest form.

Dial-A-Teacher Now Available for Grades K–5

The UFT has re-opened its Dial-A-Teacher program, a homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers. This resource is available from 4:00–7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for students in grades K–5. Due to limitations caused by school building closures, the help line is currently only available for ELA and math homework from teachers speaking English. The UFT is hoping to expand to other subjects, grades, and languages soon. Please share this optional resource with your school community.

Optional Tutoring Resource Available through Public Libraries

The City of New York’s three public library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library—are providing free access to Brainfuse, which is an online tutoring platform for families and students. This resource is available seven days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m., and provides support to all grade levels in the following areas:

  • Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more.
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other kinds of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Questions: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich, adult-learning content (GED), and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills series, and more.
  • Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support.

To access Brainfuse, New York State residents must sign up for a free library card in one of the three library systems. See below for information about how school communities in all five boroughs can obtain library cards at any of the three public library systems:

  • Brooklyn Public Library: To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, fill out this form. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their Brooklyn Public Library eCard.
  • New York Public Library: To obtain a New York Public Library eCard, download and use the SimplyE app. Please note that this app has been uploaded to all iPads issued by the DOE. For instructions on how to apply using the SimplyE app, please visit NYPL.org. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their New York Public Library eCard.
  • Queens Public Library: To obtain a Queen Public Library eCard, fill out this form. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their Queens Public Library eCard.

Please share this optional resources with your school community. For questions, please contact Brooklyn Public LibraryNew York Public Library, or Queens Public Library.

District 25 Feeding Sites

DBN School Name Address Borough ZIP
25021 P.S. 021 Edward Hart 147-36 26 AVENUE Queens 11354
25107 P.S. 107 Thomas A Dooley 167-02 45 AVENUE Queens 11358
25120 P.S. 120 Queens 58-01 136 STREET Queens 11355
25165 P.S. 165 Edith K. Bergtraum 70-35 150 STREET Queens 11367
25169 P.S. 169 Bay Terrace 18-25 212 STREET Queens 11360
25189 J.H.S. 189 Daniel Carter Beard 144-80 BARCLAY AVENUE Queens 11355
25237 I.S. 237 46-21 COLDEN STREET Queens 11355
25242 P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School 29-66 137 STREET Queens 11354
25244 The Active Learning Elementary School 137-20 FRANKLIN AVENUE Queens 11355
25379 College Point Collaborative 12406 14TH AVENUE Queens 11356