The Stuyvesant Parent Association is committed to representing all families across the broad spectrum of opinions and providing our community with information for the purpose of education and helping them to find ways to share their opinions and make their voices heard.
The most recent update on middle school and high school admissions is HERE.
Advocacy information related to the SHSAT can be found HERE.
Contact Info for Expressing Your Opinion
- SLT (School Leadership Team) parent representatives: email@example.com
- Parent Association (PA) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Education Council 2 (CEC2): email@example.com
- Community Board 1 (CB1) : Man01@cb.nyc.gov
- NYC Department of Education (DOE) representatives
- NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Caranza: firstname.lastname@example.org
- District 2 Superintendent Vivan Orlen: VOrlen@schools.nyc.gov
- Manhattan Executive Superintendent Marisol Rosales: email@example.com
- Contact 311 to report an issue, make a complaint or give a compliment for the NYC Department of Education: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03109
- City Government Officials
- NY Governor Andrew Cuomo: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form
- NY State Assembly Member and Senator
Albany’s New Legislative Session
Jan. 6, 2021 is the start of a new legislative session in Albany.
Click HERE to read Chalkbeat’s Dec. 22, 2020 article which outlines the education issues that are expected to be addressed
Change in DOE High School and Middle School Admissions
On Friday, December 17th, 2020, the DOE announced changes to admissions to NYC Middle and High School Admissions.
Click HERE to read the letter on Middle School Admissions changes
Click HERE for the letter on High School Admissions changes
If you would like to express your opinion about these changes, please use the contact information provided at the top of this page.
Current Advocacy Issues
The Parent Association is committed to sharing documents and information with our community about current education plans and proposals.
Change in DOE Policy on Opting-in for Blended Learning
In August, the DOE announced that families would have the opportunity to opt-into hybrid learning four times during the year.
However, on October 26th, the DOE announced a major change and stated that the only opportunity for families who are currently in remote learning to switch over to blended learning during the 2020-2021 school year will be between Nov. 2 and Nov. 15.
Here is a letter template that can be used to express your opposition to the change in policy for opting-in to blended learning.
School Reopening 2020
New York City Council Hearing on Resolution to Delay School Reopening – Thu. Sept. 3, 2020
New York State Information
- Governor Cuomo
- NYS Education Department
- Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools (July 16, 2020)
New York City Information
- DOE Return to School Information Portal
- Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Carranza
- Announce Test and Trace Protocols for NYC Public Schools (July 30, 2020)
- Announce Preliminary School Reopening Plans for the Fall (July 8, 2020)
- Stuyvesant Return to School FAQ on Talos
- log in to Talos (https://talos.stuy.edu/auth/login/) and click “info” then “Stuyvesant FAQs” then “Return to School 2020 FAQ”
- MTA Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Aug. 9, 2020)
- Subway and Bus Service During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Aug. 9, 2020)
Database of 2020-21 Fall Reopening Plans and Summer Responses to COVID-19 Closures
Viewpoints on School Reopening 2020
The PA represents all families across the broad spectrum of opinions and works to share information that expresses different viewpoints without endorsing the sentiments of any.
Support for Reopening Schools
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry (June 25, 2020)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- Fauci: Schools Can Reopen With Safeguards, But Those In Virus Hotspots Shouldn’t – Axios (Aug. 4, 2020)
- World Health Organization
Letters and proposals advocating for different school reopening plans
- Stuyvesant teachers’ letter published in The Spectator supporting fully remote learning. (Aug. 7, 2020)
- Bronx Science teachers’ letter advocating for all schools to start the year with remote learning and to have a phased return to schools starting with students who need in-person learning the most. Signatures from parents, students, teachers, and alumni of all NYC schools are being collected here. (Aug. 7, 2020)
- Bronx Science students’ letter advocating for all-remote learning for high schools this fall. – signatures from parents, students, teachers, and alumni of all NYC schools are being collected here. (Aug. 5, 2020)
- CEC3 letter in support of delaying reopening (Aug. 25, 2020)
- City Council Member and Education Committee Chair Mark Treyger’s proposal Public Health Data Needs to Guide the Safe Reopening of Our Schools (July 25, 2020)
- Council of School Supervisors and Administrators New York City Letter on Delaying In-Person Learning (Aug. 12, 2020)
- District 6 Principals’ Letter (Aug. 18, 2020)
- District 13 Principal Petition for Reopening NYCDOE Schools
- District 15 Principals Call for Delayed In-Person Learning (Aug. 11, 2020)
- New York State Nurses Association Statement Warning of Public Health Risk From In-Person Schooling (Aug. 10, 2020)
- The Urban Assembly Maker Academy Phased Reopening Proposal
- Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice Prioritize Instruction and Safety (Aug. 25, 2020)
Safety of Public Transportation
- What Happens to Viral Particles on the Subway – NYTimes (Aug. 10, 2020)
Suggestions for other education advocacy information to be included on this page should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org