Family Resource Page


DOE Family Update - April 22

Please click here to read an important family update from the NYC Department of Education. 



April Mental Health Resources: Stress Awareness

Stress is a normal part of life for teenagers and can be caused by many different things. The more we learn about teens and stress, the better able we will be as parents to model the behaviors that can help our children learn to cope better with stress. Learning about why we get stressed and how to manage it more effectively is a great skill for life.

Please click here for more information from the April Mental Health Awareness Resource Letter


Making Learning Work 

The DOE invites families to participate in a three-part Parent University virtual series called “Making Learning Work.” The courses include a user-friendly family guide with practical resources, tools, and tips to help students learn at home and school, and build and sustain meaningful relationships. Courses will be conducted in English and Spanish and taught by DOE partners at Columbia University’s Center for Public Research and Leadership.  Please click for more information in English and Spanish.




Chancellor Letter March 19

Please read this letter from NYC Schools Chancellor Porter. 




Wide Open Schools Family Resources

The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate. Families can use the information to do the following:

  • Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon. 
  • Engage with their child on what is taught at school;  
  • Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;   
  • Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences; 
  • Locate after school activities.




Weekend Wellness Program

Please click here for a flyer for the Office of School Wellness Programs' Weekend Wellness Program. 

The Office of School Wellness Programs is partnering with Hip Hop Public Health (opens in new window) for a free, three-part, monthly Saturday morning event series, "Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families" (opens in new window). Spread the word to families and caregivers in your school communities—especially our communities of color—and encourage them to join us for the next two upcoming Saturday-morning events from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  

  • March 20: "Community Activity": Move Your Body to Improve Your Mind
  • April 24: "Community Resiliency": The Real Deal on Toxic Stress and Racism

Missed our first session on February 27? No problem! Access it here: Weekend Wellness: Community Immunity (opens in new window) to learn, share and spread #FactsNotFear about vaccine hesitancy and acceptance.



Parent University

Please click here to download a flyer for Parent University- a program designed to empower you as an advocate and partner in your child’s education. All New York City parents and family members are welcome to enroll!



March 2 Letter from the Chancellor

Please read the attached letter from Schools Chancellor Carranza.



"Parent Chats" Support Conversations

Parents Talking
Come chat with other parents and be each other’s support.  Parent Chats are open-ended group discussions with a mental health specialist to provide parents with an opportunity to discuss topics that they deem relevant.  





February 26 Letter from the Chancellor

Please read the attached letter from Schools Chancellor Carranza.




YMCA Family Workshops Available

Join the YMCA Counseling Service in partnership 
with The Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, for Parenting Wisely, a 7-segment evidenced-based parenting skills training program, which aims to improve family relationships as well as to reduce problem behavior. 

Please download the flyer below for session information and more details.




We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is offering a series of conversational-English classes for New York City families. During these three sessions, families will practice their English-language conversational skills, learn about the free city services available to all New Yorkers, and connect with other families across the city. This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support, education, and workers’ rights.


The sessions will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m., on December 2, 9, and 16 via Zoom. 



November 29: Please read an important letter below from 
Chancellor Carranza regarding the reopening of schools for students in grades PreK-5 as well as the mandatory COVID-19 testing consent form.




November 5: Please click the links below for information about virtual English as a Second Language and GED program. 



November 4: Please click the links below to learn more about and register for the SONYC remote after school program.




November 4: Please read this important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza regarding changing your child's Blended Learning Preference. 






October 2: Please read this letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza regarding the US Census.


September 9: Click here to read an important letter from from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 


August 25: Please click the two links below for updated information from DOE Chancellor Carranza on School Reopening. 





August 20: Please click here for an important letter from Principal Nilsen regarding your child's assigned In-Person Blended Learning Cohort and school hours. In the letter, there is also an invitation to attend a virtual school meeting next Wednesday, August 26 to answer any questions or concerns.


August 18: Please click here to read an important letter regarding SISCL's Programming Model for September.


August 6: Click here to read an important letter from from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 



August 3: Click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 



July 27: Click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 



July 13: Click here to read a letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza with resources for your child and family. 



July 8: Click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza about Reopening schools. 



June 29: Click here to read about Summer Reading Resources from the NYCDOE.



June 29: Click here to read a Last Day of School letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza



June 13: Please click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza about having your voices heard through the June 23rd Primary and the US Census. 






June 3: Please click here to read an updated letter about Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from the NYC Schools Chancellor. 



June 1: Please click here to read an important letter regarding your child's attendance and activities on June 4th and June 9th.



May 18: Please click here to read this important letter about Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from the NYC Schools Chancellor. 



Directions to Create Your New York City Schools Account

If you have not done so already, it is important for you register for an NYC Schools Account, which will provide you access to key information about your child’s progress, including your child’s report card grades. With your NYC Schools Account, you will be able to view your child's information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet. 

Please click this important link for directions to create your New York City Schools Account. 

If you have any questions about setting up your child’s NYC Schools Account, please contact Ms. Bernstein at LBernstein9@schools.nyc.gov 



SISCL Grading Policy

Please click this important link "SISCL Grading Policy at a Glance," for information about our Remote Learning Grading Policy. 







La Fuerza Digital: pre-inscripción para talleres en línea para padres y madres Latinos



Internet Resources For Families

SISCL Remote Learning Websites and Google Classroom can be found accessed on your Smart phone, tablet, desktop computer, PS4 and Xbox. 

Please see these resources for instructions to access using your PS4 and Xbox. 



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. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 

Spectrum - 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. 

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. 
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