Thank you

Bronx Community

At dozens of charter public schools and district schools, educators are showing up for our kids. Now, let’s show up for them. Sign your name to thank local teachers.

Dear Bronx Community:

After a long sixteen months, we’re launching a new school-year – and we are ready for learning! Despite the uncertainty around the return to schools, Bronx charter schools couldn’t be more excited about the months ahead. Though the pandemic is not behind us, we know that students and their families need our support and our public charter schools are working to deliver just that and more.

Since last March, the entire Bronx community has shown incredible resilience and perseverance while facing historic challenges, and this year will require the same. Schools continue to serve as anchors for our communities and second homes for our families, and we all must work together — teachers, caregivers, elected officials, neighborhood leaders, and more — on behalf of our students. This moment demands no less, and we’re excited about the possibilities this new school year will bring.

We are vaxxed, masked and ready for learning.

Thank you.  

SIGN YOUR NAME TO THANK BRONX TEACHERS

Instructional Tools & LeaRning Resources

With many more children now having access to the internet and technological devices, there are many online resources that can help educators and families reimagine learning, so that children can embrace learning anytime, anyplace. 

Social-Emotional & Mental Health Resources

A variety of social-emotional learning resources are available for teachers and caregivers in support of students.

  • Learn more about social emotional learning (SEL) and 25 learning activities that promote student well-being.
  • Along is a new free digital SEL tool for teachers to check in with each student using multimedia tools. Students are able to respond back directly with video, audio, or text.
  • Positiveaction.com offers over 30 different SEL games and activities for teachers and students ages 4-18.
  • A comprehensive list of mental health apps, support groups and organizations, websites and online content is available on Teach.com.
  • MentalHealth.gov offers educators tips on how to recognize behaviors in students and design classrooms for a more positive and safe school environment.
  • NYC Well offers free, confidential 24/7 Talk. Text. Chat support those dealing with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol use. Interpreters are available in 200+ languages.

KEY FACTS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINES

Schools everywhere and especially in the Bronx have been deeply affected by COVID-19. To effectively and safely have all of our kids back into physical classrooms, we must vaccinate as many members of our community as possible.

Throughout March, Bronx public charter schools partnered with local physicians from SOMOS Community Care – a network of over 2,500 medical providers in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn – to host bilingual virtual forums for school staff, students, parents, and families where they discussed commonly asked questions, addressed concerns and dispelled myths about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Information from those forums is available in English here and in Spanish here, and more key facts about the COVID-19 vaccines are available at the SOMOS Community Care website.

Additional Resources for Teachers

As vaccine distribution expands, there are resources for families and teachers to learn more about the vaccine timeline, eligibility, and appointment scheduling.

    WHY I GOT THE SHOT

    Press

    Daily News: C’mon, parents, get your shots

    Janelle Bradshaw of Public Prep Network and David Noah of Comp Sci pen a first-person piece urging the Bronx community to get  vaccinated for COVID-19 so children can learn in-person, five days per week, uninterrupted this school-year.

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