Return to School in September 2020 Survey
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 or call 311.
Return to School Information
Each student has been assigned to Group A or Group B. Group D students are working remote only. Please check your child's Rock Park email for their Group assignments. New students that do not have their Rock Park log in information should email Ms. Damelio firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the Letter from Ms. Zambrano regarding the first month of school schedule.
Updates from the Chancellor
The Chancellor has released two new updates for families:
Town Hall Meeting With Parents at 10:30 am
Friday, August 7⋅10:30 – 11:30am
(US) +1 413-341-4638 PIN: 987 354 133#
Town Hall Meeting with Parents at 2:30 pm
Friday, August 7⋅2:30 – 3:30pm
(US) +1 402-527-4030 PIN: 733 482 520#
Parents and guardians of NYC DOE students can create a NYC schools account to log in and see attendance, grades and much more. Please email our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Damelio, TDamelio@schools.nyc.gov for your Account Creation Code.
Free Meals For All New Yorkers - Update April 6th
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.
- Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- No one will be turned away at any time
- All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time
- Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
- No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
- No registration or ID required
Use our Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you!
What's on the Menu
- See what is on the menu for free breakfast and lunch this month.
- Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.
Parent Coordinator's Corner
Welcome! My name is Terry DaMelio and I am the Parent Coordinator at Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability. As Parent Coordinator, my primary goal is to encourage participation from parents, and support a meaningful collaboration between you and school personnel. Our shared goal is the success of all our students.
In my role as Parent Coordinator, I will conduct parent outreach, help organize events and activities, disseminate information to parents, and perform any number of tasks to help Rockaway Park High School to be an even better school than it already is.
Your participation in the school is critical, as you are the students’ first teachers and have a tremendous amount of love and dedication vested in their success. Rockaway Park High School has always been a community that works toward the happiness and overall well-being of our students. I hope to foster openness and communication between the adults that touch our students’ lives, as it is important to their success. If there is anything I can do to help you be active participants in the educational process, please do not hesitate to call or visit me. My door is always open and I always make the time to listen and help. I welcome your ideas and questions, and look forward to meeting each and every one of you. My desk is located in the Main Office. I can be reached by telephone at 718-734-3280 extension 2022. I can also be reached by email at TDamelio@schools.nyc.gov
Additionally, as the school year begins I would like to work with the community to plan relevant workshops for parents. Please complete the attached survey so we can have your input on workshops that will benefit you and your child.
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