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!
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.
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.
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 toNYCSchoolSurvey.orgto 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.