IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Remote Learning Device Request Form

Starting next week, we will be distributing 300,000 internet-connected iPads to students that need them.  Families that need electronic devices should submit the request here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution Families can also call 718-935-5100 and select option 5 for to complete the survey over the phone.  We will be prioritizing students in temporary housing and our neediest families. 

Direct link to form: (This is a temporary link and changes periodically) : https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices

If  student or parent need assistance completing form, please contact Parent Coordinator, Ms. Velasquez (Contact information available on this page)

 

Delivery Timing 

The DOE is receiving shipments of approximately 50,000 iPads per week, from Apple. Our partners at IBM then “stage” the iPads, which means connecting them to the internet, adding all necessary applications, incorporating them to the DOE device management system, and enabling content filtering. Once they are staged, the iPads will be are assigned to individual students and shipped out to students.

  • The week of March 23: the first shipment of iPads will make their way to students across New York City, prioritizing students living in shelters. iPads are being delivered in bulk to shelters, and a shelter employee will distribute them to individual students.
  • The week of March 30: we will continue to prepare, pack and deliver the iPads that arrive from Apple to students in temporary housing, emergency shelters, youth shelters, and foster care, as well as high school students (see below).
  • The week of April 6: we will focus on delivery to high school students, focusing on multilingual learner students, students with disabilities, and students who live in public housing. iPads will be distributed on a rolling basis with new shipments arriving and being staged each week. 
  • Students who have requested an iPad, but are not in the above groups, will be eligible to receive iPads after deliveries have been made to the above groups.

 

 

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the Request form. The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will need to be returned.

  • There is a limit of one device per student
  • Families with multiple students will need to fill out a separate form for each device needed
  • The device should be used only to access remote learning activities
  • The device is being loaned for the student’s use during remote learning
    • The device is the property of the NYCDOE and contains a tracking device so that the device can be located.
    • The device must be returned when on-site learning resumes, unless otherwise instructed by the NYCDOE

Internet

Schools distributed their inventory of electronic devices to families this week. At this time, there are several options for free internet access, as follows: 

  • AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll. 

  • Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 

  • Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. 

  • Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121 

  • AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. 

  • Verizon - Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement. 

  • Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

  • T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

 

 

For K-12 

 Student accounts for every K-12 student, including Google Drive, Google Classroom, OneDrive Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.  At schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home, parents can access a list of free online resources organized by content and grade level that can be accessed at home.  There are suggested daily student schedules, guides and instructional materials for instructional activities in at least nine languages, recommended educational television shows, and links to a variety of books, magazines and websites on a wide range of topics that appeal to children at all ages.  

MLL 

The Division of Multilingual Learners is developing guidance for schools on how to enhance instruction of our ELLs and MLLs in different settings, including bilingual classrooms, integrated ENL, and standalone ENL, to a remote learning environment.   

Special Education 

Schools started contacting families this week to begin arrangements for special education programs and related services through remote learning, and will be given a template for creating specific remote learning plans for special education students. We will be holding IEP meetings by phone, and we are looking into the possibility of conducting assessments remotely as much as possible. 

 

Meal Hubs 

Free breakfast and lunch is available to all New Yorker City students at meal hubs across the city from 7:30am until 1pm during the week.  Families can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner at once, and no identification or registration is required.  There will be over 400 meal hubs across the city, and families can find a meal hub location online, or by calling 877-877 FOOD.  

 

Family Welcome Centers and P311 

DOE is committed to keeping regular communication channels in place for families to the fullest extent possible, while ensuring we are keeping our staff safe. To that end, Family Welcome Center (FWC) buildings have been temporarily closed and staff members are working remotely to support families. FWC staff are available by email, contact information by borough below, and are prepared to assist with enrollment and placement of new admissions, questions around admissions, information about offers, and waitlists. There may be higher than usual volume but we are aiming to respond to all requests within 48 hours. 

Our employees at P311, the DOE’s Parent Support Line, are beginning to prepare for remote work beginning next week and will use a remote call management/routing software to avoid disruption in services for P311 callers. Parents can call 311 and say “Schools” to be routed to someone who can assist you.  

Famlies can receive direct support from a FWC staff member by e-mailing your questions to:

 

·         Bronx: bronxfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

·         Brooklyn: brooklynfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

·         Manhattan: manhattanfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

·         Queens: queensfwc@schools.nyc.gov 

·         Staten Island: statenislandfwc@schools.nyc.gov 



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SLIDING SCALE & FREE CLINICS

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If you need medical services at a low cost or free, Please see the attached lists for clinics in your borough:  

 BROOKLYN SLIDING SCALE FREE CLINICS 8-2019.pdf  

BRONX SLIDING SCALE FREE CLINICS 8-2019.pdf  

MANHATTAN SLIDING SCALE FREE CLINICS 8-2019.pdf 

QUEENS CLINICS COMING SOON. 

For a clinic near you, you can also visit the Free Clinics Website at: https://www.freeclinics.com/

Welcome

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Welcome to a new school year! I want to welcome returning and new parents/guardians to our school. My name is Carolina Velasquez and I’m the Parent Coordinator at Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers. As your Parent Coordinator, I’m here to help you connect and understand our school. Think of me as your personal guide to the school system, your go to person. You are welcome to come to me with any questions or concerns. I ask parents to take some time and make an effort to participate in our workshops/PTA meetings & activities. This is a team effort and I’m here to make you, your child and our school the best working team possible.

Sincerely,

Carolina Velasquez

Parent Coordinator

 

 

*Announcements *Calendar *

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SCHOOLS WILL BE  CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 20th, 2020

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2019-2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR- SCHOOL CLOSED  

  • January 20, 2020- Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
  • February 17-21, 2020- Midwinter Recess
  • April 9-17, 2020- Spring Recess 
  • May 25, 2020- Memorial Day 
  • June 4, 2020- Anniversary Day- Students do not attend School

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Regents Exams

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January 2020 : Regents Week  1/21/19-1/24/19

 School Calendar available in various languages 

   https://www.schools.nyc.gov/calendar 

Liberty H.S. Parent Handbook

Parent Enrichment Workshops, PTA & SLT

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2019-2020      PTA, PARENT ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS &  SLT MEETINGS 

**February 6, 2020- Parent Workshop (4pm)

**March 12, 2020 - Parent Workshop (4pm)

*March 19, 2020- Parent-Teacher Conference Evening -TEACHER WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

*March 20, 2020- Parent-Teacher Conference afternoon-TEACHERS WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

**April 2, 2020- Parent Workshop-CANCELLED- SCHOOLS CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

**May 7, 2020- Parent Workshop (4pm) PENDING

*May 21, 2020 Parent-Teacher Conference Evening* (4:30pm-7:30pm) PENDING

**June 11, 2020-PTA ELECTIONS 

 

DOWNLOAD 2019-20 PTA CALENDAR HERE:  

English:     MEETING DATES 2019-2020 ENG VERSION.pdf 

Español:   MEETING DATES 2019-2020 SPA VERSION docx.pdf 

 

 Archives 2019-2020

*School Leadership Team:    2:50pm-3:50pm 

*Parent -Teacher Association (Parent Workshops):  4:00pm

*Parent Teacher Conferences: September, November,March & May  

*Interpreters  provided during meetings 

** September 19, 2019-Parent Workshop (4pm)

*September 26, 2019-Parent-Teacher Conference (4:30pm-7:30pm) &

***National Honor Society Induction Ceremony***

**October 17, 2019- Parent Workshop/Title I (4pm)

**November 14, 2019- Parent Workshop (4pm-6pm) Understanding the Teenage Brain and how it Affects Behavior

*November 21, 2019-Parent-Teacher Conference Evening* (4:30pm-7:30pm) & ***Safety Town Hall***

*November 22, 2019-Parent-Teacher Conference afternoon (12:00pm-:20pm)

**December 12, 2019-Holiday Dine & Paint Night STH 4pm-7pm)

**January 9, 2020- Parent Workshop (4pm)

Parent-Teacher Conferences 2019-2020

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2019-2020

Parent-Teacher Conferences 

 

Thursday,March 19, 2020-Evening-TEACHERS WILL CONTACT PARENTS 

Friday, March 20, 2020-Afternoon-TEACHERS WILL CONTACT PARENTS

Thursday, May 21, 2020-Evening 4PM-7:30PM-PENDING 

Resources & Services for families

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Liberty H.S. Resource Directory for Families 

 Resource book 2018.pdf   

  • Health Centers

  • Adult Education (Ages 21+) 

Visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/other-ways-to-graduate/adult-education

  • New York Public Library (NYPL):

Adult programs

  1. English & adult Literacy
  2. Computer Training
  3. Career & Employment
  4. Business
  5. Personal Finance

Visit https://www.nypl.org/education/adults

  • City Bar Justice Center:

  • The Legal Hotline is staffed by attorneys who assist low-income callers on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits.

  • Bilingual attorneys who speak English and Spanish, calls accepted in any language through interpreting services. Legal Hotline: 212.626.7383 

  • Immigrant Justice, Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Elder law and more…

Visit: http://www.citybarjusticecenter.org/

  • NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD):

For Youths, Adults, Families & Seniors

  1. After School Programs
  2. Jobs & Internships
  3. Runaway Homeless Youth
  4. Reading & Writing
  5. Family Support
  6. Immigrant Services

Visit: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/services.page

  • New York Historical Society Museum & Library:

The Citizenship project

  • Free classes: Prepare for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization exam.

Visit: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/citizenship-project

  • New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

  • List of authorized nonprofit immigration legal service organizations:
  • Low cost Immigration Services. List of providers by Borough:
  • DACA Events 

Visit: https://www.nyic.org/

  • St. Jerome H.A.N.D.S. Community Center:

Programs

Visit: https://jeromehands.com/

 

  • NYCDOE Helpful Links for Families of English Language Learners: 

Visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/multilingual-learners/support/helpful-links-for-families-of-english-language-learners

 

  • Atlas DIY

Empowering immigrant youth and their Allies.  Unlocking immigrant youth's access to legal services, leadership development and learning opportunities in a space owned run and governed by the youth.

Visit:  Atlas DIY

  •  Selective Services

Men living in the U.S., citizen and non-citizens alike, are required by law to register with Selective Service at 18 years old.

Men who register with Selective Service remain eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid, federal employment, state employment, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, security clearances, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men. Selective Service accepts early registrations as young as 17 years and 3 months.

Visit: https://www.sss.gov/Home/registration

 

  • SNAP Benefits in New York :     There are numerous SNAP food benefits in New York for applicants who are accepted into the program. SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but it is sometimes informally referred to by the old program name, food stamps. 

Visit: https://newyork-foodstamps.org

NYCDOE Important information

Parents & Families

  1. Enroll  
  2. School Life
  3. Multilingual Learners
  4. Special Education
  5. NYC School Accounts 
  6. Calendar 
  7. Supporting Immigrant Families 
  8. After school 
  9. Get help 
  10. get involved 
  11. Transportation
  12. Support & more... 

Visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/support/get-help

Parents NYC Schools Account

  1. Sign in to see your child's recent test scores, attendance records, and grades.
  2. To set up an account you will need your child's Student ID number, which you can find on his or her report card, as well as an Account Creation Code, which your school will supply. You can also open an account by visiting your school-you will need a photo ID such as a driver's license or passport.

Visit: https://mystudent.nyc/

Community Organizations That Help English Language Learners

Visit:  https://www.schools.nyc.gov/multilingual-learners/support/community-organizations-that-help-english-language-learners

Where to go...

Issue  Person  Room
Metro Cards Kathy Wong  113
Records  Joyce Tso  113
ID Cards Joyce Tso 113
Transcripts Guidance Counselors 307, 407, 400
NYSESLAT Questions  Christina Lozano  211
Technology  Derry Delinois  310
Help with Registration  Carolina Velasquez 112
Medical  G. Tessler  516
College Applications J. Conway  518
Vaccination Assistance  C. Velasquez 112

Liberty is a Universal Meal Program School

All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch daily.  Check out the link for the monthly menu:

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  • Grab and Go Meals

    Please use the attached document to help locate a school building near you for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. 

    8 am to 1 pm 

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  • Device Distribution

    Liberty students will be able to pick up a device for remote learning tomorrow between 8 am to 2:20 pm. Please see the attached form. 

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  • Updated COVID 19 information

    Grab and go meals are available between 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. 

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  • New York City Public Schools are closed until April 20, 2020

    Please check back for announcements concerning remote learning. 

    Students and families be safe and well. 

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  • COVID-19

    Please check the school's website for updates on the Coronavirus and its impact on Liberty High School. 

    Check back for information regarding closure and instructional materials.

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  • Graduation at Chelsea Piers

    June 26, 2019 

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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  • Regents Tutoring Schedule

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  • Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Say thank you to a teacher this week and share how they have made a difference in your life. Click the link below and send a message...

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  • Marking Period 2 ENDS

    The second marking period comes to an end Friday, May 3, 2019. 

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  • AP4ALL

    Today, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, there will be a meeting for students interested in taking Advanced Placement courses next school year.  Meet in the cafeteria.

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  • No School on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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  • January Regents Calendar

    Please adhere to Liberty's Start and End times. 

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  • Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, December 7, 2018

    Students will receive their second marking period report cards this Friday during 8th period. 

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  • January Regents Prep Academy

    There are four more Saturday study sessions before Regents Exams in January. Sign up with your guidance counselor and get a free metro card for the trip!

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  • OPEN SCHOOL NIGHT

    September 26, 2018 @ 4:30 to 7:30 pm. 

    Find out information about each academic department and attend the National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Parents can also sign up for SKEDULA. 

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  • Registration is now OPEN for the 2018-2019 school year

    Liberty High School is now accepting new students for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018. 

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  • Summer School 2018

    Please find information regarding Summer School on the Guidance Department Page. 

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  • 2018-2019 School Calendar is now available.

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  • SPRING TERM 2018

    Upon arrival, on January 30, 2018, students will receive their final report card for the fall 2018 term and a new program card. GOOD LUCK.

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