Good evening Brooklyn Brownstone School,
We are working away getting ready for Monday's launch of home-school.
Please see the attached message from Chancellor Carranza.
District 16 will open a Regional Enrichment Center at Public School 26, on the corner of Lafayette Ave. and Malcolm X Blvd.
In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. That is why we have created Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs)—places where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need. Staffed by DOE employees and community-based organization partners, the centers will provide children with three hot meals daily, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art and music, and social and emotional support. Regional Enrichment Centers will be available citywide.
If you are a first responder, health care provider, or transit worker whose child is a New York City resident, and you have no other child care option, please complete this survey (linked below) to begin your enrollment process. You will then be contacted about assignment to a site near your home. These centers are not available for any other New Yorkers at this time. We will post additional updates and information on the DOE website about RECs as we have it at schools.nyc.gov.
Wishing you all the best! I will be in touch tomorrow regarding next week's expectations, schedule, etc.