Hurricane Sandy Update

posted Nov 1, 2012, 8:51 AM by mohammed islam

Dear Parents,


I hope that you and your families are safe and secure following this week’s storm. We know that everyone is eager to get back to school, and we are working hard to make that happen. We will continue to share information in the coming days.


In the meantime, we encourage you to use this time to continue your child’s learning while he or she is at home. To help students engage in educational material, we have shared resources on our website for students in grades preK-12, including the College Planning Handbook. These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but during this unusual time it is important that students continue to read, write, do science activities, and work on math problems.


The materials include:

-          Suggested daily study schedules

-          Guides and materials for instructional activities

-          Recommended educational television shows


Please note that some of these activities will require adult supervision.


Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this challenging time. We look forward to having students back in school as soon as possible. 




Shael Polakow-Suransky

Chief Academic Officer and Senior Deputy Chancellor

New York City Department of Education