District 22 Middle School and High School Open Houses

8TH GRADE FAMILIES: District 22 High School Open Houses as of 9/28/15. Please check with schools for dates and times.

Borough High School Fair is October 17 & 18 from 11 AM – 3 PM
at Sunset Park High School,  153 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

School Address ZIP Dates
Midwood HS
www.midwoodhighschool.org
2839 Bedford Avenue 11210 Thursday, November 5th
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
James Madison HS
www.MadisonHS.org
3787 Bedford Avenue 11229 Wednesday, November 4th
6: 30 – 8: 30 PM
Leon Goldstein HS
www.lmghs.org
1830 Shore Blvd 11210 Thursday,  October 22nd,
6:30 PM
Additional date/dates will be added, there is more information on the school website
Brooklyn College Academy http://www.brooklyncollegeacademy.com 2900 Bedford Avenue 11210 Tuesday, October 20th & Tuesday, November 17th at 3:30 PM SHARP!
Call Faiza Wed – Fri ONLY!  at 718-853-6184 to reserve your seat(s).
Origins HS  (SHEEPSHEAD BAY COMPLEX)
www.originshighschool.org
3000 Avenue X 11235 Tours: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM on Wednesday, October 27, November 4, November 18 Open Houses: 6:30 PM on Wednesday, Oct 21 & Monday, November 23

5TH GRADE FAMILIES: Students who wish to apply to a talent testing program, including I.S. 239 Mark Twain (open to all NYC residents), you must fill out a Request for Testing (RFT) form. RFTs are available at your child’s elementary school upon request. The deadline for students to return completed RFT forms to your school is October 13.

Middle School Information and Resources   http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Middle/default.htm

District 22 Middle School Open Houses:

SCHOOL ADDRESS DATE
IS 14
Shell Bank
2424 Batchelder Street,
Brooklyn NY 11235
Tuesday, October 27
5:30- 7:00 PM
Tours also given in November by appointment
IS 78
Roy H. Mann
1420 East 68th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Thursday,October 22nd
5:30-PM – 7:30 PM
 PS/IS 109  1001 E. 45th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Thursday, October 15th
5:00 PM  to 7:00 PM
PS/ IS 206
Joseph F. Lamb
2200 Gravesend Neck Road,
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Friday, November 13 6-8 PM
(tours by appointment)
IS 234
Arthur W. Cunningham
1875 East 17th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Sunday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00 PM
IS 240
Andries Hudde
 2500 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Thursday, November 12th 6-8 PM
IS 278
Marine Park
1925 Stuart Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Tuesday, November 10th at 7 PM
IS 381 1599  East 22nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Monday, November 9th at 5:30 PM

Welcome Back To School From PA

2015 – 2016 school year has begun and this new school year has brought many changes. Especially our new interim acting principal, Ms. Ellen Quigley. She welcomes input from PS/IS 206 community. You can drop by, email (EQuigle@schools.nyc.gov) or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions or ideas to better our school.

PA website is slowly being updated as we work with administration and PA board to bring you relevant information.

Currently updated are:
Calendar Events
Teacher Listing
PA Executive Board Listing
Monthly PA Financial Report
Fundraiser

Be on the look out for the following updates:
Grade Newsletters
School Policies
Parent Handbook
School Procedures
Other school related information

We are excited for the new school year. Let’s make it great together so if you have anything to share please send a message to the PA board. There is a message box on the right side of PS/IS 206 main lobby or email us at PS206Brooklyn@gmail.com.

Cell Phone Policy

Dear PS/IS 206 Families,

As a result of recent policy changes from the Chancellor’s Office of the New York City Department of Education, our school has created a school-based policy for the use of cell phones, computing devices, other portable electronics and entertainment systems on school property. This new policy was developed by the administration in collaboration with the School Leadership Team.  Please refer to the outline below which provides specific information on the policy as it will be implemented at PS/IS 206 effective March 2, 2015.

A. The use of cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems at school is subject to the conditions below.

1. Cell phones and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination.

2. Computing devices may not be turned on or used during the administration of any school quiz, test or examination, except where such use has been explicitly authorized by the school or is contained in an Individualized Education Program or Section 504 Accommodation Plan.

3. Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used during school fire drills or other emergency preparedness exercises.

4. Cell phones, computing devices, and portable music and entertainment systems may not be used in locker rooms or bathrooms.

5. Students who use cell phones, computing devices, and/or portable music and entertainment systems in violation of any provision of the DOE’s Discipline Code, the school’s policy, Chancellor’s regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy (“IAUSP”) will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.

B. Cell phones may be used as set forth below (consistent with Regulation A-413).

During the school day:

● Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property except in the case of an emergency, with a staff member’s approval.  A staff member must be present while the phone is in use.

● Cell phones may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.

During after-school, school-sponsored programs or activities:

● Cell phones may not be turned on or used while on school property except in the case of an emergency, with a staff member’s approval.  A staff member must be present while the phone is in use.

● Cell phones may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.

C. Computing devices may be used as set forth below (consistent with Regulation A-413).

During the school day:

● Computing systems may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.

During after-school, school-sponsored programs or activities:

● Computing systems may not be turned on or used during instructional time, except for instructional and educational purposes with the explicit approval of the teacher.

D. Portable music and entertainment systems may be used as set forth below (consistent with Regulation A-413).

During the school day:

● Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.

During after-school, school-sponsored activities:

● Portable music devices and entertainment systems may not be turned on or used while on school property.

E. Confiscation and return of electronic items

The following outlines the confiscation policy at PS/IS 206:

● Portable electronics used outside the school policy are subject to confiscation of the item.

● Return of the item will take place following a parent conference with an administrator before or after-school. Parents will be required to sign a receipt.

Revocation of all privileges will be implemented after 3 infractions of inappropriate use of electronic devices. Reasons for instant revocation of any electronic items may include but are not limited to the following:

*Engaging in scholastic dishonesty using computing devices
*Cyber Bullying
*Unauthorized video/audio recording
*Posting inappropriate pictures/ videos
*Posting material containing threat of violence or depicting violent actions
*Making sexually suggestive comments via social media
*Any form of violation of personal rights

We look forward to a smooth transition towards implementing this new policy at our school.  Please review this policy with your child (ren) at home.

Thank you very much for your continued cooperation and support.

Sincerely
Deirdre Keyes
Principal

January 2015 Box Tops Collecting Class is 1-301

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Congratulation Class 1-301January 1-301

We are happy to report that we collected 2,256 Box Tops. Congratulation to classes 1-301, 2-313 and K-211 for handing in the most Box Tops in January.

We can do it – we’re almost half way there!! We have 4 more months to achieve our goal! Don’t forget, you can find Box Tops on thousands of items so always be on the lookout!

Click here to download February Box Tops collection form

Update from NYC Public School

All public schools will reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28.
Regents exams will be given as scheduled, and all after-school programs will resume as normal. All field trips are canceled.
 
Due to the difficult weather conditions, school bus delays may be possible on Wednesday, January 28. Families can call the Office of Pupil Transportation hotline at (718) 392-8855 with any questions or concerns.

 

Weather Advisory for Jan 26-27, 2015

After-school programs are cancelled on Monday, January 26:

Due to inclement weather conditions B.C.A. and Kings Bay Y after school programs have been cancelled. Please note that we will NOT release any student to any after school program that uses a car or van to pick them up. Please contact your individual After school programs to find out what arrangements the program has made to pick up your child. If they will not be walking they will NOT be allowed to pick up children and you will need to make arrangements to pick up your child.

All students will be dismissed promptly at 2:30 PM.

Please listen to the News carefully for further school closings or late openings.


Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 27:
New York City public schools will be closed tomorrow, January 27, 2015. All after-school activities and PSAL events will also be cancelled. Given the snow day, Regents exams will be rescheduled to Thursday. The subjects impacted are:
  • Global History and Geography
  • Integrated Algebra
  • Comprehensive Testing in Writing (special education)
  • Comprehensive in Mathematics (special education)

School Survey, Spring Parent Workshops & CEC

School Survey:

The 2014-2015 version of the NYC School Survey has been revamped to align with the DOE’s Capacity Framework. This year, the survey will collect vital information about a school’s capacity to incorporate the six transformative elements to improve student achievement— rigorous instruction, supportive environment, collaborative teachers, effective school leadership, strong family and community ties, and trust—that drive school improvement and help develop students to compete in the 21st century. The revamped survey will be one of multiple measures used to help the DOE assess the six elements of the Capacity Framework.

The survey will be open for students and families from March 3, 2015 to April 2, 2015 and for teachers from January 6, 2015 to February 13, 2015.

You can contact Linda Edouard with the Office of School Performance with questions, at LEdouard@schools.nyc.gov

Spring Parent Workshops:

The Chancellor is interested in continuing workshops in the Spring that will focus on reducing stress, curriculum, and transitions.

CEC Press Release January 2015:

Click on link for detail information on Chancellor Announces the 2015 Community and  Citywide Education Council Elections: CEC_PRJan2015