DOE Happenings

Family and Student Information Sessions

Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) will be hosting Family and Student Information Sessions. These will be virtual citywide Information sessions for students and families. The first one will be on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM.

Registration is now open for the session on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM. You can access the landing page for updated information and the link to register under Family and Community Engagement by using this link: or go directly to the registration page by accessing the link here:

You can also select your preferred language (English, Spanish or Chinese) and submit a question.

In addition to these information sessions, schools will host parent meetings to ensure that families receive critical information and updates throughout the summer. We will be convening community and advocate round-table meetings, briefings with elected officials and CEC leaders and more. Additionally, we will update our website regularly with new information.

DOE Info Hub Links

The DOE understands that this year’s school opening will be unlike any other. In order to support families, clear and consistent communication will continue to be a priority. The Family Engagement Toolkit is designed to help support school staff with family engagement efforts related to the 2020–21 school year opening, and will include guidance, strategies, and resources. Schools can modify the toolkit templates to meet their needs. Please review the toolkit and use the guidance as you support families.

Direct Links:

Principal Letter
Printable Toolkit .pdf

Let’s Learn NYC! June Schedule

We’re excited to announce the return of “Let’s Learn NYC!,” the City’s very own educational program for kids, produced by WNET/THIRTEEN in partnership with the NYC Department of Education.

After making its debut earlier this year to supplement the City’s transition to remote instruction, “Let’s Learn NYC!” will now air new episodes on weekdays at 12 p.m. (E.S.T.) from now until Friday, August 28. Each episode features lessons for children in grades 3–K through 2 and focuses on developing foundational reading skills as well as subjects like science, music, and social studies.

To learn more about Let’s Learn NYC! and to watch previously-aired episodes, check out THIRTEEN’s program webpage, and don’t forget to check out new episodes every Monday – Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on your local THIRTEEN channel!

DOE Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update:
Supporting families during COVID 19:
Supporting Teachers during COVID 19:
Resources for School Communities:
COVID 19 Services and Resources: