Citywide Summer Enrichment Challenges for Students

The DOE is hosting citywide summer enrichment challenges for students in grades K–12, through August 17. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in fun challenges and activities, including:

  • Expressing oneself through dance or song;

  • Designing a better world in Minecraft;

  • A backyard bird scavenger hunt; and

  • Urban Design Challenge (for students in grades 6–12).

New challenges and activities are being added each week. For additional information and details on how to participate, see the Summer Enrichment Challenges and Activities page; students will need to obtain their parent’s permission to participate. Note that some challenges and activities will require students to access third-party applications using their DOE student account. Please share this flyer with your school community and encourage your students to participate.

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

COVID-19 Online Grief Support Group

These online support groups provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals who have lost a loved one during the pandemic or other circumstances.

Tuesdays at 10am (English)

Tuesdays at 6pm (English)

Wednesday at 11am (Spanish)

Wednesday at 6pm (Spanish)

Please contact Ruby Garcia, LMSW to enroll: or call 718-779-2263

More Information Here

In need of immigration legal help

For a legal phone consultation, please fill out a form in English, Spanish, Arabic, Haitian Creole, or Mandarin.

Have a question? Contact Nora Melendez, Immigrant Services Support, Events Associate, at or (212) 627-2227 ext. 265. Access to immigration services

Kindergarten Information

If you applied for kindergarten for your child for the school year 2020-2021, and you received a letter please follow these steps:

  1. Accept the offer

  • If you applied online, you can accept the offer online at (you will need your user ID and password)

  • If you applied by phone or in person, you can accept the offer as follows:

  • Call 718-935-2009

  • Send an email to

2. If you have any questions:

New Educational Public Television Program

Beginning Monday, May 4, the new educational public television program for young learners will air weekdays at 11:00AM EST on THIRTEEN

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the launch of Let’s Learn NYC!, a new educational public television program produced by the WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) featuring lessons for children in 3K through second grade that will supplement remote learning.

Job Posts

  • NYC hiring 1,000 Contact Tracers Immediately to help trace, isolate and support all New Yorkers with confirmed COVID-19. For more information, including required skills, go to

Temporary Opportunities Available:

TLC: As a part of the GetFoodNYC deliver program, Drivers can sign-up at to deliver meals (webpage is only in English).

Seasonal Jobs at NYCHA: NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The job will last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of $15/hour. For more info and to apply, your constituents who are NYCHA residents can contact their local NYCHA Property Management Office:

Important Information on SNAP Benefits, Unemployment and Health Benefits

If parents are undocumented but their children are U.S. Citizens, they can apply for Cash Assistance and SNAP benefits in their name.

They will consider the income of the parents and because they are unemployed, it will show that the children are also affected financially.

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Children of more essential workers will have access to Regional Enrichment Centers:

Learn More:

Questions about immigration and public benefits, call the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, or call 311 and say “Public Charge” to access timely and trusted information and connections to legal help.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, helps people with limited income buy food. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores. Some immigrants may be eligible for the program. Online application and renewal can be done via the ACCESS HRA website. For further information, visit the website call HRA's Infoline at 718-557-1399.

  • SNAP recipients can shop online for groceries at Amazon, Shoprite, or Walmart. Be sure to confirm that an online store delivers to your home address. Visit the HRA website.

SafeLink Wireless Free Phone and Limited Minutes Service

Access to free phone service

SafeLink Wireless®

SAFELINK WIRELESS® is a program provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. serving eligible households. To participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, certain eligibility requirements must be met, which are set by each State where the service is provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in state, Federal support programs, or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is limited to one person per household.