Update for Families-11-18-2020 School is closed until further notice
NYC Public Schools are closed until further notice. Please read the attached letter from the Chancellor.
Rockaway Park High School for Environmental Sustainability (27Q324) was built in 2010 with the notion that all students deserve to be in a school where adults know them well, care about them as individuals, hold them to high expectations and prepare them to be successful in college.
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.
Please read the Update for Families on COVID-19 testing and Consent forms. This letter and the consent form were mailed to your home today and emailed to your child's RockPark email address.
New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city.
Kosher certified meals are available at select sites. These sites are listed below and can also be found in the Community Meals look up tool.
Kosher meals follow the USDA meal nutrition guidelines and are produced in partnership with a certified kosher distributor. Our kosher meal sites are housed in DOE school buildings and staffed by DOE food service staff. Meals offered at our kosher meal sites are free and available to any New Yorker that requests them.
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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