Return to School 2020 Resources
Update for Families on Fall Learning Options
This fall, Brooklyn Gardens plans to offer blended learning, a mix of in-person days at school and remote-learning days at home.
The default for all students is to participate in their schools’ blended learning schedules.
BGES will keep you informed of its specific learning model and your child’s schedule.
At any time of year, for any reason, you can choose fully remote learning for your child. This means they would learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). Remote learning includes live interaction with teachers every day, and every class includes live instruction.
To choose fully remote learning for your child, fill out and submit this form.
If you have difficulties completing this form online, call 311 or contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are still interested in choosing 100% remote learning for your child
PLEASE complete this survey.
Families have the option of choosing to have their child attend school solely through remote learning at any time.
Families who have previously chosen remote only learning will have the opportunity to opt into blended learning for the remainder of the school year between November 2 and November 15.
Complete the Learning Preference(Open external link) survey.
Beginning on November 2, families who previously chose remote only learning will be able to opt into blended/in-person learning for the remainder of this school year using this survey.
Take-Out Meals For Remote Learning Students
Students or their parents/guardians may pick up meals for students on days they are attending school remotely. Take-Out meals for students will be available on school days only, 9:00AM-12 noon. No registration, ID, or documentation required.
Find Take-Out meal locations.
In-Person Learning Start Dates
Children who are enrolled in fully remote programs will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.
Children in blended learning will be learning remotely on Monday, September 21 until their in-person start date as outlined below. Students should report to school according to their specific blended learning schedules – check with your child’s school to see when they should report.
Students in Grades 3K and Pre-K: in-Person Learning begins on Monday, September 21
All grades in District 75 schools: In-Person Learning begins on Monday, September 21
All Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) including students in Grades 6-8 in K-8 schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29
Middle Schools (Grades 6-8): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1
High Schools (Grades 9-12): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1
Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12): In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1
Transfer Schools, Adult Education, Evening Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1
K-2 and K-3 Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29
Grades K-8: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29
Grades 9-12: In-Person Learning begins on Thursday, October 1
Department of Education Resources:
If you are in need of a tablet you can apply for one using the link https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
Families can also continue fill out the Device Request form by reaching out the DIIT help desk at (718) 935-5100.
Learn at Home App for DOE-Issued iPads
A new app, called Learn at Home, is now available on all DOE-issued iPads. The Learn at Home app is helpful in supporting students’ remote-learning needs—giving parents, students, and staff the ability to stay connected and informed through quick access to student accounts, other learning apps and technical support. The app provides students with links to all the tools they need to attend class, complete assignments, and track their progress. The Learn at Home app features include: Student apps in one place; Easy access to schedules and homework; Easy-to-find links to DOE tech support; Additional learning resources by grade level; and A notification system for DOE news and information.
Note that the Learn at Home app is only available on DOE-issued iPads at this time. Students who enabled app notifications on their devices can receive updates about DOE news and information. For questions, email LearnAtHome@schools.nyc.gov.