Teacher Times #15
January 14, 2013
Potential Internet Outages
Due to required maintenance, your school may have limited or no access to internet or NYCDOE web applications, including Outlook email, on the following dates:
§ January 10, 6:00–11:00 p.m.: Bronx schools may be affected.
§ January 11-12, 7:00 p.m. Friday - 1:00 p.m. Saturday: Bronx Central Offices and schools will not have internet or network access.
§ January 17, 6:00–11:00 p.m.: Brooklyn schools may be affected.
For questions, contact the NYCDOE Service Desk online or call 718-935-5100.
Pic Of The Week
The library will be unavailable on Tuesday January 16th from 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
2013-2014 NYS Testing Calendar
Please look at this memo and calendar from NYSED that outlines the elementary and intermediate level testing schedule for the 2013-14 school year. You should review and consider this information when planning for next school year.
Make-up of Instructional Days
In order to make up instructional days lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the last three days of February Recess, February 20, 21, and 22 will become full instructional days, and June 4 will also be a full day of instruction; access revised 2012-13 Student Attendance and School Year calendars. For information regarding the implementation of this agreement for school-based staff, review this memorandum.
Aspiring School Leaders
The Leaders in Education Apprenticeship Program (LEAP) is a principal development program designed collaboratively with the NYCDOE and the NYC Leadership Academy. This 12-month program prepares aspiring school leaders for future roles as principals. See the LEAP website for more information about the 2013-14 program. Applications are due January 25; please inform your staff about this opportunity.
For questions, contact LEAP@schools.nyc.gov or 212-374-2534.
Please be advised that parents cannot just “sit in” on a class without a letter generated from the office and approved by the Principal.