New York offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in New York by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.
Election day is Nov. 3
Online: Oct. 9
By mail: Postmarked by Oct. 9
In person: Oct. 9
Absentee ballot deadlines
Request: Oct. 27
Return by mail: Postmarked by Nov. 3
Return in person: Nov. 3 by 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Timeline for Choosing Fully Remote Instruction July 15 – August 7 Families can begin opting into full-time remote learning. During this window, families can opt back into in-person instruction if needed on a quarterly basis. Week of August 10 Families can continue to opt into remote only learning Send reports to schools indicating which students have opted into full-time remote learning Non-respondents should be programmed for in-person instruction (based on model school selects) September 2020 Schools begins for all students Families who choose 100 percent remote learning can opt back into blended learning on a quarterly basis, beginning in November.
This fall, your child’s school will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. You can choose from two options:
1. 100% Remote Learning: Opt in to have your child learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). To choose this option for your child, fill out and submit this form. If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311.
2. Combination of In-Person and Remote Learning: Your child can follow their school’s schedule, a mix of in-person days at school and remote learning days from home. To choose this option, no action is needed: your school will be in touch about its schedule and programming plans in the coming weeks. Please visit the Return to School 2020 pages on the website for more information.
If you chose 100% Remote Learning but want to change your child’s preference back to Blended Learning, complete this form again by August 7.
After August 7, any family who chose 100% Remote Learning will have the option to change back to Blended Learning at a few specific times during the school year.
This form does not apply to charter schools. If your child attends a charter school, please reach out to the school directly to discuss remote learning options.
Admissions Upcoming Engagement on Policy for 2020–21 Admissions Due to COVID-19
The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021. All parents and students are invited to join virtual borough-based meetings with Executive Superintendents:
Due to COVID-19, some factors that middle and high schools consider in admissions decisions, such as state test scores, attendance, and end-of-year grades, are not available. The admissions process for middle and high schools for the 2020–21 school year has to adapt to account for the absence of this information, which schools use in ranking prospective students.
Bronx with Executive Superintendent Ross Porter on Wednesday May 27th (6pm-8pm)
Queens with Executive Superintendents Muñiz-Sarduy and Spencer on Thursday May 28th (6pm-8pm)
Staten Island with Executive Superintendent Lodico on Friday May 29th (6pm-8pm)
Manhattan with Executive Superintendent Rosales on Monday June 1st (6pm-8pm)
Brooklyn with Executive Superintendents Watts and Freeman on Tuesday June 2nd (6pm-8pm)
We'll be updating this page with details on how to participate: check back again soon!
Additionally, the DOE is hearing from parent leaders across the city through meetings with the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council, CEC presidents, Presidents’ councils, and other parent advocacy groups.
Messages to Families
May 21, 2020
The following message from the Chancellor provides information on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on DOE admissions for fall 2021, inviting families to engage with us through virtual events. You can read this message without leaving this page or download it as a PDF in your language: translations are coming soon!
Walt Whitman Middle School
Every public school student in New York City will soon receive more than $400 to help pay for food while school buildings are shut down, regardless of family income.
Through a federal relief effort, the state was recently approved to disperse the Coronavirus Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT. The sweeping program will automatically send families the equivalent of about $5.70 per day to make up for meals that each student would have been eligible for while in school.
Charter and parochial students should also benefit, so long as their school participates in the federal school lunch program.
Anti-hunger activists who fought for universal free lunch in the city say the coming relief is unprecedented in scale and serves dual purposes: keeping children fed, and helping local businesses stay afloat.
Families, some of whom may be receiving public assistance for the first time, should not hesitate to use the money, said Joshua Goodman, a city spokesperson.
“This is an important program that is going to benefit a lot of people,” he wrote in an email. “This crisis is exactly what public benefits like P-EBT were made for, and there is no reason to feel reluctant to use it to take care of your family.”
An estimated 2 million people in the city, the epicenter of the virus’s chokehold, are hungry. More than 500 schools have continued to serve as meal hubs since buildings shut down on March 16, providing bagged breakfasts and lunches to anyone who needs food.
Still, meal hubs can only go so far in meeting the need. With set hours, locations that may require traveling on public transit, and menus that don’t always meet dietary or religious restrictions, families may find it hard to access food served at schools.
Increased food benefits, meanwhile, have a well-documented effect of helping to boost the economy, as families can shop in local bodegas and markets.
“That’s money that immediately gets infused into the local economy,” said Liz Accles, executive director of the nonprofit Community Food Advocates. “People get benefits and they spend them right away because the needs are immediate.”
Families do not have to apply. For those already receiving food assistance or medicare, the additional funds will be added automatically to EBT or identification cards. Payments should begin in early June, according to the state.
For all others, benefits are expected to be mailed beginning late June.
The state is responsible for disbursing the money and is working with the New York education department to identify families who haven’t previously received public benefits.
City leaders said they are working on an information campaign so that parents know to expect the extra support. That will be crucial, Accles said, because families may be skeptical of spending the money if they are worried it was sent in error — and that they may need to eventually pay it back.
“We really want to make sure that people know what this is when they get it,” Accles said. “It’s essential and people really need the support.”
For more information, visit the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance website.
NYC Public Schools will closed until June Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza Remote Learning Model will continue throughout 2019-2020 School year . Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time.
CAMBA is a non-profit agency that provides services that connect people with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. SONYC (School’s Out NYC) program activities include supper and socialization, homework help, club-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), literacy, creative arts, and sports activities.
Monday - Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Monday - Friday
2:20 pm - 5:20 pm
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Meet Ms. Daph
Dapheney Scott, also know as Ms. Daph, has been the Program Director at CAMBA SONYC at Walt Whitman for over 5 years. She comes with over 10 years of experience in the field of youth development.
Her favorite after school activities are Dance & Art.
A quote she lives by is, "Self confidence is a super power. Once you start believing in yourself, magic starts happening!" - Unknown