Coronavirus Updates & Information - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Coronavirus Updates & Information

Updated: May 1, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.

Update: May 1, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. Governor Cuomo announced today that schools across New York State would remain closed for the remainder of the academic year. Therefore, remote learning will remain in effect at BPCS until the end of the school year.

Please see below for key updates and information on school food and technology needs.

School Closures
Downtown Elementary School
Clinton Hill Middle School
Windsor Terrace Middle School
Brooklyn Prospect High School
All schools will stay closed through the end of this year
Remote learning is active
Office Closures
All physical school offices are closed; staff can be reached through email and phone.

While schools are operating remotely, details on how the public can observe or listen to Board meetings can be found here

School Food

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city. Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs between 7:30AM to 1:30PM, Monday through Friday. Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30AM to 11:30AM, and for adults from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time. Additional food services being provided by the City can be found here.

Find A DOE Meal Hub Near You

Remote Learning Devices

Please contact your school program office if you need a device. The devices are Android A50 phones that come with data access upon request.

If you need assistance with your device, please call the Prospect Schools IT Team at 718.643.1086, ext. 4957 between 9 am – 5 pm.

Remote Learning Resources

Please visit the following links to access your school’s remote learning pages. We recommend bookmarking these pages for easy access.

 

All Access After-School

Introducing Remote Enrichment!

Our after-school team is excited to share resources for remote enrichment. Click below for DIY activities, workouts, videos and activity recommendations for students of all ages.

Start Exploring!

Remote Learning Webinar

The following webinar was recorded live on 3/25 and features a presentation from Prospect Schools on our remote learning program, followed by a Q&A with families. Linked here is a PDF of the presentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long can we expect schools to be closed?

    Following guidance from the state, Prospect Schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year. We are monitoring the coronavirus COVID-19 situation closely and will notify families of further updates as needed.
  • Where can I pick up food for my student(s)?

    Please see the guidance above regarding school food. Additional food services being provided by the City can be found here
  • My child needs a device to participate in remote learning. What can I do?

    Please see the guidance above regarding device pick-up and continuing support.
  • I have questions about my school's remote learning plan. Who can I go to?

    Please contact your child's principal, advisor, or lead teacher if you have questions, or click through to your school's remote learning page via the links above. You can also watch the recorded webinar above for more information on remote learning.
  • Will Prospect Schools continue to use Zoom for remote learning?

    We are aware that articles about Zoom and privacy concerns have been published recently, along with the news of NYC DOE schools banning teachers from using the platform moving forward. Our plans to use Zoom will not be changing, at this time, for most communication needs. We are countering privacy concerns through training and tools for our employees regarding settings and protocols that will minimize concerns. One exception to Zoom use does exist: for any services provided by DOE employees, per the DOE mandate, these meetings will occur using alternate DOE-defined platforms (we are still getting training on the timeline for this transition). Please follow the guidance of your teacher or Principal regarding whether a switch to an alternate platform will be necessary for your student, or reference these guides on Google Meets and Microsoft Teams