News & Announcements

  • Family Letter from NYCDOE Chancellor Meisha Porter

    Dear Families,

    We made it! I hope you are all having a restful start to the summer. As you relax and reflect on the past year, we have been hard at work planning the year to come. The past year has presented us with unimaginable challenges, but also incredible opportunities for big change. I’ve been a DOE educator for more than 20 years, and I know that turning these opportunities into real change is the work of a whole community! So we talked to principals, teachers, central office staff, families, and students who shared their experiences over the last year—and their hopes for how we move forward. Your voices were clear: We have a chance to make key changes to some very important parts of teaching and learning, in every grade. Right now, we can break down stubborn inequities and make sure that no matter what school your child enters, they are warmly welcomed, and met with the highest academic expectations—and that we are ready to help them achieve. This year, healing will happen alongside rigorous academics. I want to share just a little bit about what will change this coming year, thanks to a $635 million investment in our academic comeback for our one million students. Before I do, I want to acknowledge that not every family feels the same way about returning to school in person. Many families are excited and ready for full-time reconnection for their children. Others feel anxious, or unsure about potential risks. I can promise you that your child’s health is our number one priority, now and always. We are opening full time for every student because we know we can protect their health and safety—and yours. And we know that being in school is critically important for your child’s growth and success. Our Academic Recovery Plan below explains some of how we are seizing this moment so your child can learn, heal, and thrive. More information will be posted on schools.nyc.gov this summer. I am so excited for our homecoming on September 13 for every student—more excited than I’ve ever been in my two decades at the DOE. I am honored to share this journey with you and your child, and look forward to reconnecting as we approach the beginning of the school year.

    In partnership,

    Meisha Porter

    New York City Schools Chancellor

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021

    William Cullen Bryant High School will be celebrating the Class of 2021 in person. A livestream virtual event will be open for all qualifying June graduates on June 23rd at 6 pm. The Virtual Graduation is open to all Bryant graduates, families, and friends. You will be able to share graduation access information with extended family and friends.

    This is the link for families and friends to watch in person and virtual graduation ceremony: 

    12th Gradehttps://www.2021virtualgraduation.com/william-cullen-bryant-high-school-y54 

    If you have any questions, please email me, Senior Advisor Ms. Sepulveda at ssepulveda@wcbryanths.org or ssepulveda@schools.nyc.gov

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Congratulations, Samantha Vasquez!

    Bryant student, Samantha Vazquez, wrote the WINNING ESSAY in the New York County Lawyers Association essay competition this year! 

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Congrats to Napoleon Rodrigues!

    Bryant celebrates our very own, Mr. Napoleon Rodrigues, who was recently selected as a Pandemic Hero by the DOE Office of Food and Nutrition Services. 
    Congratulations Napoleon! Thank you for taking such great care of our Bryant community! 
     
    Napoleon Rodrigues, Senior School Lunch Aide and Cook at William Cullen Bryant High School in District 30, has been with the Office of Food and Nutrition Services for more than 15 years! As a member of the OFNS team at Bryant HS since 2014, Napoleon has always shown his dedication to the school and its students, even more so throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been supporting his kitchen team during its busy daily operations, overseeing the meal preparation and service of approximately 900+ meals daily to students of Bryant HS, the surrounding community as well as two non-public school satellite sites. Way to go, Napoleon!
    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • June Newsletter: Western Queens Consultation Center

    Please see attached for Western Queens June parent newsletter and workshop flyer.  Join us next Thursday, June 17 at 7 pm for our "How to Support our Students During the Summer Break" workshop to talk about the summer support you can provide your student to ensure they unwind from this school year and prepare for what's to come. 
     
    Our newsletter covers some of the information to be discussed at the workshop, so please read!
    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Free College & Career Advising Program for Juniors & Seniors

    The NYC DOE and the UFT are partnering to provide free extra assistance to 11th and 12th graders with college and financial aid applications and other postsecondary or career plans through the College and Career Advising Program. If you would like extra support, your child is eligible to make free appointments for 50-minute virtual one-on-one college and career advising session with an experienced DOE high school counselor.  DOE Counselors are available Monday through Friday, from 5 to 8 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm.    Call 212-331-6329 to schedule an appointment.

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: Discounts on Internet Service

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic. All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.

    Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website. There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:

    • Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; or 
    • One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available. 

    Families can visit the FCC’s EBB webpage and view this FAQ to learn more about the EBB program. Translated materials are available via the following links: SpanishArabicAmharicBurmeseChineseFrenchHaitian CreoleKoreanPortugueseRussianSomaliTagalog, and Vietnamese

    If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email EBBHelp@usac.org or call (833) 511-0311.

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • How to Connect With School Wi-Fi

    The DOE has enabled a guest Wi-Fi network in all school buildings for non-DOE devices.  Non-DOE devices should connect using the following credentials:

    Network name: DOEGuest      Password: NYC$itevent

    If you have trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, please contact Mr. Velez at JVelez@schools.nyc.gov

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Back to School Pledge

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/back-to-school-pledge

    Health and Safety Always Comes First!

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Take the NYC School Survey

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Like in previous years, this year you will also have an opportunity to complete the NYC School Survey. The survey helps us understand what you think about the learning environment at Bryant High School. You may go to NYCSchoolSurvey.org to access the survey from May 10 through June 11.  Tell us what you think about your child’s well-being and engagement, communication from our school, culturally responsive education, how our school has supported you, and teaching and learning at Bryant HS. 

    To complete the survey, families will enter "f" followed by their child's nine‐digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number. Note that "f" must be lowercase. A student's OSIS number can be found on their report card, student ID card, or in the family's NYCSA account. 

    Our school will use your feedback to think about the learning environment and work with all members of the school community to make the school a better place to learn. Lastly, if you fill out the survey and upload a screenshot of your survey submission at this Google Form your child will be entered into our School Survey Lottery Prize! Ten students will randomly selected to receive a Netflix gift card.

    Call 718-721-5404 during school hours with any questions you may have or email Mr. Rojas at jrojas22@schools.nyc.gov

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Preparing Your NYCDOE IPad for Remote Learning

    Please CLICK HERE to ensure your NYCDOE IPad is ready for remote instruction:

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Free Meals

    The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker.  Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

    Meal Hub Locations and More Information

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Google Classroom Tutorials for Students

    Using Google Classroom for Students Video

    William Cullen Bryant High School
  • Attention Parents: Sign up for free to get up to date information and messages from Bryant High School via text messages. Directions on how:

    William Cullen Bryant High School
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Covid Testing Consent Form

Blended Students must have a newly updated covid-19 testing consent form on file upon returning to in person learning.
Guardians must fill out a consent form HERE.
 
Or fill out a PRINTABLE FORM and email us a copy of it directly to:  rbialowas@schools.nyc.gov

Resources for Families

  • The Trauma 101 Webinar  shared with Parent Coordinators and family-facing staff in the spring of 2020.  Password is Face2020.
  • NYC Well: Free, confidential mental-health services are available 24/7 in over 200 languages. Support is available by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting "WELL" to 65173, or via online chat at nyc.gov/nycwell.  
  • Help Now NYC: Employment resources, food assistance, health and medical assistance, emotional support and spiritual care are available through Help Now NYC.
  • COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families: This DOE info sheet includes helpful articles, resources, and activities for supporting student and adult wellness. COVID-19-specific articles and social-emotional resources for families are posted on the DOE Crisis page, as well as these crisis support resources posted on the InfoHub.

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