Irwin Altman Middle School 172
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park, New York 11004
Mr. Jeffrey D. Slivko, Principal
Mr. Myles Nash, Assistant Principal
Ms. Maritza Soto, Assistant Principal
929-282-0258 (Grade 6, 803, 821, 823,831,833,892)
929-279-2691 (Grade 7, 801,802,822,824,832,891)
Ms. Danielle Giunta
Community Superintendent District 26
Mental Health Resources
Coronavirus Parent Letters (Different Languages) infohub.nyced.org/in-our-schools/translations/letters/coronavirus
Important updates and resources from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the City of New York. Please read
June 5, 2020
The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Recently, we shared some information with you regarding Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Although we do not have any new updates to report, guidance issued by DOHMH remains in place, and we urge you to visit nyc.gov/health at any time for this important information related to MIS-C. There, you will also find the MIS-C Fact Sheet, provided last week and translated into multiple languages here.
As a reminder for the health of all children in New York City, all children over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one close to you on the DOE website. Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering. When outside the home, adults and children should maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.
We will continue to communicate with you on a weekly basis regarding MIS-C and provide updates, if any. Please visit nyc.gov/health at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and please contact 311 with any questions,
Richard A. Carranza
New York City Department of Education
Chancellors Letter July 13, 2020
Chancellors Letter June 3, 2020
Chancellors Letter June 12, 2020
Chancellors Letter May 18, 2020
Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) Update
NYC families: if your child has a persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain, vomiting or other symptoms, call your doctor immediately. If you don’t have a doctor, call 311. So far there have been 110 cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome have been detected in children in NYC hospitals.
Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Fact Sheet (PDF, May 11)
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Antibody Testing Update
The City of New York will offer free antibody tests to 70,000 New Yorkers. 1,000 tests will be given at each site every day by appointment only. Five sites have been selected to perform these tests:
Bronx: Morrisania- 4006 Third Avenue
Brooklyn: East NY - 127 Pennsylvania Avenue
Manhattan: Upper Manhattan - 21 Old Broadway
Staten Island: Concord - St. John’s Villa 57 Cleveland Place Queens: Long Island City - 34-09 Queens Boulevard
You can make an appointment through nyc.bioreference.com/antibodysurvey.
If you DO NOT have internet access, please call 888-279-0967
Expanded COVID-19 Testing
Visit nyc.gov/covidtest to find a community testing site near you.
The City will double its testing capacity at NYC Health + Hospitals and will open 12 new testing sites by May 25. Beginning the week of May 18, 2 new COVID-19 testing sites will be open.
Read the press release here
All City MD sites to have tests 7 days a week
· 123 sites across all 5 boroughs
· Walk-ins welcome
· No cost for the uninsured
· Find locations at citymd.com
Job Opportunity: NYC Health + Hospitals is Hiring Contact Tracers
Job information can be viewed at nychealthandhospitals.org/careers
Urgent: Blood Donations Needed
There is a shortage of blood and blood donations are desperately needed. New Yorkers can help others during the COVID-19 crisis by donating blood.
Make an appointment with New York Blood Center to donate your blood at nybc.org/donate-blood or call 800-933-2566
Funeral Rites and Burial Assistance
In order to ensure that those we’ve lost are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve, the City signed an emergency rule to expand the number of low-income people who can receive burial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance is available to everyone, regardless of immigration status, with proof of low-income status. For more information, visit the Help Now NYC website, call 929-252-7731, or email BurialServices@hra.nyc.gov for application assistance.
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has published important information for New Yorkers who have lost loved ones.
Download DCWP’s Funeral Planning During COVID-19 Tips.
On May 14, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi, Department of Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks, Community Affairs Unit Commissioner Marco Carrión, and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Executive held an Community and Ethnic Media virtual roundtable on funeral rites and burial assistance.
· Watch and share the discussion on social media.
Emergency Food Assistance
All New Yorkers can access the food they need by picking up grab-and-go meals at NYC Schools, by visiting a food pantry, or by signing up for food delivery assistance
Go to nyc.gov/getfood to sign up or to find an emergency food location near you.
Visiting a food pantry, picking up a grab-and-go meal, or receiving food delivery assistance will not impact your ability to apply for a green card. If you have questions about how accessing certain public benefits may affect immigration status, call the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365 for information and connections to legal help.
The GetFood Delivery Assistance Program is seeking nonprofit providers for meal preparation with a focus on culturally sensitive meals and ethnic foods, to staff and serve as distribution sites, and to facilitate home meal delivery.
Go to nyc.gov/nonprofits for more information.
NYC LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Guide
On May 12, the NYC Unity Project in the NYC Mayor’s Office, in partnership with representatives from 15 city agencies and over 200 LGBTQ+ community partners across NYC, launched the NYC LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Guide: nyc.gov/lgbtqcovid
New COVID-19 Resources by Neighborhood
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has created a comprehensive resource guide. The guide includes resources currently available in specific communities, listed by zip code. Some resources are available for in-person services, while others offer remote and delivery options.
Visit the DOHMH COVID-19 Community and Business webpage to view the guides available by borough, neighborhood, and by language. More translations will be available soon. TLC Resource Center
On May 12, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) launched its Driver Resource Center: portal.driverresourcecenter.tlc.nyc.gov
All TLC-licensed drivers and medallion owner-drivers can access legal services, financial counseling, health and mental health referrals, driver protection services, and public benefits application support.
DACA Renewal Assistance
If the Supreme Court ends DACA, it would put approximately 29,000 healthcare practitioners nationwide—who are also DACA recipients—at risk of deportation, when hospital systems need them most.
Need to renew your DACA in NYC? Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 for help renewing your application.
What you need to know about COVID-19
Dear Our 105 Precinct Community Members,
As we know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in New York as officials seek to combat the spreading coronavirus. We want our community members to know we are here to help get through these tough times. The Coronavirus is likely to spread from person to person, but it is currently unclear how easily it spreads. 80% of people with COVID-19 will feel like they have a bad cold or flu like symptoms. People who are at a higher risk of severe illness are the elderly or have other underlying health conditions.
What should New Yorkers do?
1 Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
2 Use alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
2 Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/sleeve (not your hands).
3 Get the flu shot-it is not too late. Although the shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it can help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to the coronavirus.
4 Refrain from touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
5 If you feel sick, stay home and keep distance from others.
6 If you have a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread of coronavirus, or have been in close contact with someone who recently has, go to your doctor immediately.
7 If you have these symptoms, but no travel history, still take it seriously. Stay home and call your doctor. 8If you need connection to a health care provider, call 311.
8 Hospital staff will not ask about immigration status. Receiving health care is not a public benefit identified by the public charge test. Please get the facts about COVID-19 in real-time & ignore the rumors.
9 Text ‘COVID’ to 692-692 (NYC-NYC) for accurate, real-time updates from @NotifyNYC & the NYC OEM. Please do not share unconfirmed information you might read.
10 Visit http://nyc.gov/coronavirus for more information.
Families are encouraged to request a remote learning device (IPad) if you need one. Please fill out the Remote Learning Device Request
at the link below.
Fill Out the Form(Open external link)
The DOE is contracting with FedEx to deliver iPads directly to students. Your iPad will be shipped to the address you entered on the request form.
If you have already filled out the request form, you will receive a text message or email making sure you have completed the Student Device Loan Agreement. Please complete the agreement when you request a device as your device cannot be shipped unless you have signed the agreement.
Please make sure someone is at the address to accept the delivery, as FedEx will not leave packages unattended. Also, FedEx carriers will adhere to social distancing rules.
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. Please encourage your students to access the app on their DOE-issued iPads. Students who enabled app notifications on their devices can receive updates about DOE news and information.
For questions, email LearnAtHome@schools.nyc.gov.
Launch of Remote Learning Technical Support Ticket System for Families
The DOE is launching a family-facing Remote Learning Technical Support ticket system. Families (or someone on their behalf) can submit requests for technical support for a broad range of issues, including application support, lost, stolen, or broken devices, and delivery status, though the Technical Support for Families page. Note that when families select a topic and issue in the ticket submission form, the form will automatically list common resolutions to technical support problems; if the suggested resolutions do not resolve the family’s issue, they can continue to submit a tech support ticket by completing the form.
Google Classroom Instructions (translations)
Letter from Chancellor Carranza
March 19, 2020
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 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.
Additional information about Regional Enrichment Centers:
RECs will be open from Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Each room will have a maximum of 12 children, supported by at least one adult; this size will both allow for personalized attention and will meet social distancing needs. RECs will also have nurses on site.
Children will have the opportunity to participate in remote learning with their regular school, as is the case for all NYC public school students.
Children will also have opportunities to engage in art, music, and physical education.
The environment will be safe and supportive, and staff will be prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs
Children will be offered a site based on their home address and their parent or caregiver’s role in providing essential services.
Students will be asked each day to bring a device they can use for remote learning if one is available.
Please compete the survey today ONLY if you are a healthcare worker, first responder, or transit worker. Following survey submission, the DOE will contact you with additional details about where and how to bring your child to a REC site within 48-72 hours.
If you have questions about enrollment for the Regional Enrichment Centers, please call (718) 935-2200.
Richard A. Carranza Chancellor
New York City Department of Education
Please be reminded that all 6th grade students must have the Tdap vaccine by their 11th birthday and 7th grade students must have the Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine when they enter 7th grade (no age requirement.)
Microsoft Office for Free for Students!
Parents and Guardians of students can download Microsoft Office software from https://studentoffice.net/ at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smart phones, or other mobile devices. Please check out the FAQ and help section before reaching out for help with issues. Microsoft is the direct contact for issues: nycdoeO365@microsoft.com
Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance.
Summer Assignments for Students 2020
These are the summer assignments for the incoming 6th grade students
Incoming 6th Grade
Entering 7th Grade
Social Studies Assignment
Entering 8th Grade
Social Studies Assignment
Math Assignment Letter
Math Assignment Packet
2020 School Requirements - Link for Immunizations
IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
July 27, 2020
I hope you and your children are well and enjoying some time off this summer. September will be here before we know it, and I am writing to you today to keep you updated on the 2020–21 school year and make sure you know how to be part of the conversation. Throughout this summer, as we diligently work to clarify operations for the fall, I promise to be transparent about what we know—and what we don’t yet know.
Your Learning Options
First things first: New York City students will be learning five days a week, whether in person or at home. As previously announced, schools are planning for blended learning, in which students will be taught in school buildings for part of the week, and will continue learning remotely from home on the other days of the week. Any family can also choose all-remote learning, for any reason. We know that the majority of families want as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, and we will work to maximize it at every turn, consistent with health and safety requirements. However, if you intend to choose all-remote learning for your child and have not yet notified us, please let us know by August 7 so schools can plan accordingly. You can fill out a web form at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020 or call 311.
To enable you to make a more informed choice, we have prepared some important comparisons about what you can expect from each mode of learning, which you can find at the end of this letter. Families who choose all-remote instruction will be able to opt back in to blended learning on a quarterly basis throughout the school year, beginning in November
. No matter whether you are at school in-person or you are learning remotely, you and your child are still enrolled in and part of your school community. Your child’s schedule and learning experience will be fully managed by your school. The vast majority of students who participate in fully remote learning will be taught by teachers from their school. While there may be some limited exceptions on a school-by-school basis, you should expect your child to be assigned teachers from their school when they receive their full schedule before the school year begins.
As our plans continue to come together, we must be nimble. We will make adjustments as public health conditions continue to evolve.
How to Learn More
Every week, we will be posting more information about school operations to https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020. Please bookmark this page and visit it frequently. On this page, you will find information on Physical Education, Arts Education, and more. We are asking for your patience and flexibility throughout this process as we work through a great deal of planning in collaboration with our teachers, principals, and school-based staff.
Your voice and feedback are essential as our work continues. We are creating many opportunities for you to discuss the year ahead with the DOE, and we hope you will get involved. We hosted our first citywide information session on July 16, and received many great suggestions from families across the City. Please join us for one of the upcoming info sessions Tuesday, July 28; Wednesday, August 12; and Thursday, August 27. You can visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020 to register and submit a question.
In addition, each school will host a parent meeting to discuss the proposed school schedule and to review planning for the year ahead, and we will be holding community and advocate round-table meetings, briefings with Community Education Council leaders and elected officials, and more.
While the world around us continues to change, our commitment to the health and safety of our students, teachers, staff, and families remains steadfast, and so does our focus on equity and excellence. We will deliver what your child needs to succeed academically, knowing the traumatic impact this crisis has had on New Yorkers of all ages. We will ensure your child feels welcome and supported in their school community, no matter what.
Thank you for continuing to share your comments and questions. I have said it before, but it’s no less true now: You are our most important partners and I am grateful for you today and every day. Please stay safe and healthy.
Richard A. Carranza
New York City Department of Education
Letter with Options for 2020
NYC Student Account
Go to Student Account Self Service https://idm.nycenet.edu/students/start.form
Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.)
Enter your birthday.
If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.
Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net. For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.
If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
Pick a password that only you will know.
Re-enter your password.
Click Update Password.
Congratulations to the 8th graders from the Chancellor of New York City
Congratulations to the 6th graders from the Chancellor of New York
Food Benefits for all New York City Public School Students
Check out the Summer Reading on the Library and Media Services Page
Letter and Survey for All Families on 2020-21 School Year
Report Card Information
Report card grades will be posted in the NYC Schools accounts at https://mystudent.nyc.
You will need a creation code and your child's osis ID number to set up an account.
If you need the creation code email Ms. Hochrad at email@example.com or Ms. Palladino at firstname.lastname@example.org. The osis number can be found in pupilpath
Student Online Learning Expectations
Our classroom expectations are:
Focus, Self-Management, Respect and Personal Responsibility
1 Use the comment feature responsibly. Speak respectfully and kindly to one another, use appropriate language and allow for equity of voice during conversations. Students who don’t use the Comment feature properly will be “Muted,” and if many students abuse it, we will have to disable it. Incidents of bullying, slurs and other inappropriate language will be reported to school officials and parents.
2 You are responsible for your own success, so ask questions, check in often and respect all deadlines. Your work will be assessed and grades will be issued (the 3 rd Marking Period may be extended. Please be patient for forthcoming information.)
Student Roles & Responsibilities
1 Establish daily routines for engaging in the learning experiences
2 Identify a space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully Students and Parents: Please be reminded that Google Classroom is not to be used for Social Media interaction; additionally inappropriate interaction on Social Media between students will also be reported to the DOE, as during the normal school year.)
3 Complete all assignments, participate in learning activities and meet all deadlines assigned to you by your teachers - Students should participate in check-ins, discussions, and other communication mechanisms as expected by the teacher
4 Regularly monitor online platforms Engage in all learning with academic honesty and integrity
5 Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support
6 Comply with School Internet Safety policies including expectations for online etiquette
7 Students should review teacher feedback and complete any follow-up activities as assigned by the teacher;
8 Students and families should proactively notify their teacher or a school administrator school with any concerns about progress or additional support needed;
9 Communicate to Guidance or Admin if you need additional support; Phone numbers where Guidance Counselors and Assistant Principals can be reached are:
Mr. Nash (Assistant Principal, Grade 6) - (631)392-6821
Ms. Soto: (Assistant Principal, Grade 7) - (914) 407-4189
Ms. Grevstad (929) 279-2691 [Grade 7, Classes 801,802,822, 824, 832, 891]
Ms. LaValle- (929) 282-0258 [Grade 6,Classes 803, 821,823,831,833,892 ]
Parent/Guardian Roles and Responsibilities
Provide support for your children by:
1 Families should support students in being successful by establishing routines and habits that support their success.
2 Families should ensure that students are adhering to appropriate behavior on web-enabled devices.
3 Defining the physical space for your child to study
4 Monitoring communications from your child’s teachers
5 Beginning and ending each day with a check-in
6 Taking an active role in helping your child process his/her learning
7 Communicating directly to your child’s teacher if you need subject specific support
8 Review student assignments
9 Communicate to Administration/Guidance if you need additional support with anything
10 Establishing times for quiet and reflection Remaining mindful of your child’s stress or worry
11 Monitoring how much time your child is spending online
12 Keeping your child social, but set rules around their social media interactions
As above, I want all of our students and families of the MS 172 community to know that we will stand together through all of this. Again, please heed all government directives and follow all precautions to stay safe and stay healthy.
Jeffrey D. Slivko Principal
Students and Parents: Please be reminded that Google Classroom is not to be used for Social Media interaction; additionally inappropriate interaction on Social Media between students will also be reported to the DOE, as during the normal school year
Resources for Parents
New York Public Library Resources
NYPL Instructional Materials Now Available for Every DOE Teacher and Student The New York Public Library is offering an expanded array of resources for teachers, students, and their families to support learning at home including:
1 Daily homework help and personal online tutoring in both English and Spanish;
2 Access to expanded databases and e-resources for research;
3 Reading resources such as access to e-books for kids of all ages; and
4 Activities for home featuring arts and crafts, science experiments, and more fun activities.
All resources can be accessed for free with a NYPL library card by navigating to nypl.org/communitylearning. Anyone without a library card can visit nypl.org/SimplyE to learn how to sign up for a NYPL Card using the SimplyE app.
Optional Tutoring Resource Available through Public Libraries
The City of New York’s three public library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library—are providing free access to Brainfuse, which is an online tutoring platform for families and students. This resource is available seven days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m., and provides support to all grade levels in the following areas:Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more.
24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other kinds of writing for constructive feedback.
Homework Questions: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich, adult-learning content (GED), and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills series, and more.
Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support.
To access Brainfuse, New York State residents must sign up for a free library card in one of the three library systems. See below for information about how school communities in all five boroughs can obtain library cards at any of the three public library systems:
Brooklyn Public Library: To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, fill out this form. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their Brooklyn Public Library eCard.
New York Public Library: To obtain a New York Public Library eCard, download and use the SimplyE app. Please note that this app has been uploaded to all iPads issued by the DOE. For instructions on how to apply using the SimplyE app, please visit NYPL.org. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their New York Public Library eCard.
Queens Public Library: To obtain a Queen Public Library eCard, fill out this form. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their Queens Public Library eCard.
May 27, 2020
Greetings from Commonpoint Queens,
We hope that this email finds you and your families safe and well and are writing to you to continue to keep you informed of the incredible work that our agency has done in our communities. Last week, the agency was featured by three different media outlets, the Queens Courier, Spectrum News NY1 and NBC News! We’d like to thank you for helping us to get the word out about our services to your school communities. We deeply appreciate our partnership with you and will continue to strive to support you and the school community in any way that we can, including continuing with our virtual programs and activities that allow us to maintain a seamless transition between the school day and after school programming. We also look forward to supporting you on SLT and School Safety, especially now when we know that numerous conversations are being had about how to start up the next school year.
Some more exciting news - Through our Single Parent Initiative program, we helped more than 130 families celebrate Mother’s Day by delivering bagel breakfasts to celebrate the amazing mothers in our communities.
The Beacon Program will be hosting a Wind Down Wednesday for all adults every Wednesday from 8 PM - 9 PM.
Join our Outreach Coordinators every Wednesday night to vent,
connect, and wind down. We will be answering any and all questions
regarding summer camp, Regional Enrichment Center (REC)
enrollment, financial assistance, virtual learning, and more!
In its coverage of the agency’s meal delivery service, The Queens Courier has highlighted that we have delivered meals to over 60,000 people in need. NBC News has spoken to our Census Director about our efforts to get community members to fill out the census despite the coronavirus pandemic.
While we look forward to getting back to some sense of normalcy and continuing our partnership with you in the upcoming year, we will continue our virtual programming, offering recreational activities, academic support, counseling services and one-on-one chats with students and their parents. The best part of our day is engaging with our kids and seeing their smiling faces.
As always, we are grateful for your support and look forward to the day when we can see each other and our school communities again. If someone in your community needs assistance, please feel free to reach out, or have them call 929-255-6060.
Please stay well and stay in touch.
Beacon MS 172 Program Director
Convid-19 Resource Guide
Beacon Presents "Wind Down Wednesdays"
Commonpoint Queens is STILL accepting applications for our emergency cash assistance program!
Please help us by circulating information about our program within our school community by sending out the application for awards up to $500 with documented employment loss due to COVID-19. The application is presented in both English and Spanish. Awards will be considered on a first come, first-served basis and will be considered until the funds are depleted. The Emergency Cash Assistance Program application can be found
Health & Wellness/Fitness Classes
As a reminder, you can always circulate our website for FREE community health & wellness & fitness classes to offer to families:
Commonpoint Queens at Home - Health and Wellness
Unemployment & Workforce Assistance for Families
Anglea Timmons, our Adult Employment Coordinator, remains the expert and a resource to families navigating the Unemployment process. Angela is available for individual appointments and can be reached through email at ATimmons@commonpointqueens.org.
Please also feel free to share our last Facebook Live event discussing Unemployment.
Emergency Assistance & Food Package Delivery
People in need of assistance or who need to be added to our food delivery, can call Charlene on our hotline at (929) 255-6060 Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or complete their online emergency assistance form at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/commonpoint-queens-emergency-assistance/ Emergency cash assistance providing financial support to people seeking to get themselves and their families back on their feet.
MS 172 Beacon Program