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Set Up DOE Student Account

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DOE Student Accounts

The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.

The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:

  • iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform 
  • Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
  • Multiple educational applications
  • G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)

Your Student Account ID and Password

To retrieve your account ID and password:

  1. Go to Student Account Self Service(Open external link)
  2. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.)
  3. Enter your birthday.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed. 
  6. Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net. For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.
  7. If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
  8. Pick a password that only you will know.
  9. Re-enter your password.
  10. Click Update Password.

Visit TeachHub

(Open external link)You can use your DOE account to sign into TeachHub(Open external link) which provides provides quick links to:

  • iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform 
  • Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
  • Multiple educational applications
  • G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)

 Access Student Gmail Accounts

Summer students using their DOE accounts will have access to Gmail. They cannot access Outlook email, although their account will get them into other O365 tools like Teams and OneNote.

Here are the directions for any DOE student to sign into their DOE central Gmail account:

  1. Activate DOE student account using instructions above
  2. Sign in to TeachHub (for more information see the TeachHub page) 
  3. In TeachHub, go to K-12 tab -> Productivity and Collaboration section
  4. Click on Gmail icon (bright green "G")
  5. That is it, you have access to Gmail!

Get More Help

If you are unable to access your child’s student account, contact your child’s school. They can provide you with your student's account ID and password.

Schools: visit the InfoHub for instructions on how to download DOE student account information

NYC School Account Family Mangement

 NYC Student Account 

NYC Schools Account

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Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your student’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more from anywhere and in all DOE languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Get started right now!(Open external link)

Start Your Account Today!

You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.

Adding Students

You have to add students to the account in order to see more detailed information. Once you have done this, you can enjoy all the benefits your NYC Schools Account provides.

If you do not have a creation code, or the school did not send you a letter about NYCSA, you will have to register in-person or teleconference into a school. Use the Find a School tool to get your child’s school’s contact and location information.

  • To register at school, bring a valid photo ID (like your passport, driver’s license, or IDNYC) and your child’s nine-digit student ID number, which can be found on your child’s report card.
  • To register over teleconference, your child's school will verify you or your child's identity by voice or sight.

You can add other students to your account as well, using the same process as above.

School Based Testing Consent

Beginning October 2020, we will begin monthly random testing of students and staff in New York City school buildings. Provide consent to test your child for COVID-19 directly through NYCSA.

Sharing Access

You can invite other adults—like relatives or a tutor—to see information about your child on NYCSA. Some of the information on NYCSA is private, so be careful about who you invite.

To invite someone to NYCSA, log into your account and click on the Manage User Access page, to send an invitation to that adult’s email address. They will be prompted to enter your child’s nine- digit student ID and an Account Creation Code.
From this page, you can control how much information other users are able to see. You can assign a user to one of three roles:

  • Custodial users can see all information available about a child in your NYCSA account. Parents have this level when they register an account.
  • Noncustodial users can only see part of the information available.
  • Additional users can only see information the custodial user lets you see.

If you were invited to access a NYCSA account and suddenly see less information than you are used to, it means someone changed your role.

Contact Information

If you are a parent who lives with your child, or a custodial or non-custodial guardian, you can update your own cell phone number and email address in your NYC Schools Account, using the Emergency Contact page found under My Account.

 

The cell phone number you provide will be used by the DOE to contact you directly in the event of an emergency. We recommend reaching out to your child’s school to confirm that their records reflect your updated contact information and preferences.

When you sign in to your NYCSA account, you will see a pop-up message reminding you to update your emergency contact information, including your cell phone number and email address. You may click Update Now to go directly to the Emergency Contact page.

If you need to update your home phone number, you must contact your school directly to make the change(s), as this feature is not yet available.

 

Security

The information stored in NYCSA is secured and protected by 128-bit SSL encryption. Information about your child is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(Open external link) (FERPA).

Contact us

If you have questions about your child’s NYC Schools Account, contact your child’s school or call 311.

If any of the information you see about your child in NYC Schools Account is incorrect, contact your child’s school.

If you are having trouble accessing your account, or have forgotten your password, used the “Forgot your password?” link on the sign-in page to reset it. If the problem continues, contact your child’s school.

For any questions about your access to another child’s NYC Schools Account, we encourage you to speak with the child’s parent.

We invite you to provide feedback using the Suggestions form. The link is found at the bottom of the page once you are signed into the Account.

Printable Resources

NYC Schools Account Parent Flyer

This flyer is a printable document for you and your child's school use as a quick reference guide to create an NYC Schools Account.

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NYC Schools Account Creation Code Letter (SAMPLE)

The letter containing your child's unique NYC Schools Account Creation Code will look similar to this sample letter:

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NYC Schools Account Community Email September 2020

This email encourages families to sign up for a NYC Schools Account:

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Welcome to ACCESS HRA

 Welcome to Access 

What's New

  • If you receive SNAP or Cash Assistance benefits that are scheduled to expire, you must submit a recertification form. SNAP Periodic Report and Cash Assistance Six Month Mailers must now also be completed and submitted to continue receiving benefits. You will receive an alert on ACCESS HRA or a letter in the mail when these are due for your case.
  • NEW !Families with children between the ages of 3 and 18 receiving Medicaid benefits, and who are eligible for the P-EBT food benefit for students should have received a letter from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. A pin number must be created for your Medicaid CBIC card to access the P-EBT food benefit. Click here to learn more! If you are unable to set up a PIN because you are unsure of what zip code is on record, please contact the Medicaid Helpline at 1-888-692-6116 to confirm the information.
  • Click here to complete the 2020 Census: count everyone living in your home and help your community get the funding that it deserves. Responding to the census will not impact your benefits in any way.
  • If you receive SNAP benefits and have lost your job or had a change in your income, please log into your ACCESS HRA account, or create a new one, to submit a Case Change. You do not need to submit a new application. You will need to submit documents to prove the change you report. Click here for information about the documents you can use and the ways to submit your documents.
  • NEW !   Tenants who have missed rent payments and suffered financial hardship during the pandemic will generally be protected from eviction. These protections are either through a CDC order or State law. In each case, they must meet the eligibility requirements of the specific protection and take the necessary steps to trigger those protections. To learn more about how these eviction protections might apply to you, contact the City’s Tenant Helpline by calling 311 and say, “Tenant Helpline.” Utility turn-offs are stopped until March 31, 2021 but fees and bills are still due and will continue to add up. You can request help now. If you already get Cash Assistance and want to see if HRA can help with your utility or rent arrears, request a special grant in ACCESS HRA. If you do not get Cash Assistance now you need to submit an application.

 


ACCESS HRA Mobile App

Our mobile app allows you to manage your case on the go. Watch the video now to learn more!

Find an HRA SNAP or Job Center, HASA Center, OCSS Center or Medicaid Office near you!

If you are a Partner Organization go to the ACCESS HRA Provider Portal.

To pay your child support, please click here for more information.

Learn more about what's available on ACCESS HRA.

Interested in finding out if you are eligible for other NYC programs? You can screen for benefits, print forms, and learn about other programs on ACCESS NYC.

Live outside of NYC? Go to New York State's my Benefits website.

Need Help With Forms?

Need help filling out HRA forms and don’t have someone who can help? Tell an HRA Worker or call us at 718-557-1399.

IDNYC is the free identification card for all New York City residents. Click here to learn how to apply.

For HRA Partner Organizations

The NYC Rent Freeze Program helps those eligible stay in affordable housing by freezing their rent.

Read our non-discrimination policy to learn how to report discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation.

You can get food today from New York City's food pantries, which provide groceries you can cook at home and community kitchens, which provide hot meals.

Click here to watch the video about how to submit documents

Fair Fares NYC Program

The Fair Fares program has mailed out letters to eligible individuals. If you have received the letter, please click here to get started with the enrollment process.

School Meals

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School Meals

Students attending school in person will be offered free breakfast and lunch daily in school. Please contact your school for more information on meal times and locations.

Take-out Meals for Remote Learning Students

Students attending schools remotely or their parents/guardians may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at most DOE school buildings. Take-out meals for students will be available on school days only from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Visit the take-out meals page to find a take-out meal location near you.

Community Meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals at more than 200 locations across the city. Please visit the community meals page for more information. 

Support School Funding

You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form(Open external link), which helps schools receive money for their programs. Your school will send a copy of this form home with your child, or you can get it from your school’s main office.

Allergies

We take allergies, food safety, and student health very seriously.

Please visit our page on allergies to learn more about how we ensure that your child receives the best care possible while at school.

Download the School Food App

View menus, submit reviews and even use to “FastPass” to skip the line. The app is available for Android(Open external link) and iOS(Open external link).

Contact Us

For more information about our menus, nutrition information, programs, questions or comments email us at SFWebsitesuggestion@schools.nyc.gov.

Transportation Overview

 Transportation Overview

PS 68 BUS Form

Transportation Updates for the 2020-21 School Year

See what's new for transportation in the 2020-2021 school year

Transportation Information

In accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-801 (see below for regulation with translations) , the DOE provides transportation to all eligible New York City students in public, charter, and non-public schools. In partnership with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)(Open external link) and our school age and preschool bus companies, our mission is to ensure safe and reliable transportation to and from school.

See Transportation Rights for what you and your child can expect from DOE transportation services.

You can print out the Transportation Overview for Families(Open external link), available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

 

Get Your Child's Bus Information

District and charter school parents: Sign up for your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to view information on your child’s transportation services and busing information.

Your school can provide you with your child's student ID.

Non-public school parents: Please contact your school to get information about your child’s bus information.

DOE employees: visit Student Profile(Open external link) for student school and bus information or see Transportation Resources for Schools on the InfoHub(Open external link) for additional information.

Note: Access to the Student Transportation Search page is no longer available.

Why is the Bus Late?

Sometimes buses are delayed because of traffic congestion or mechanical failure. Check our bus delays(Open external link) page to see if your child's route has been affected.

Types of Transportation Service

Transportation services that are available to families vary by school and by each child’s eligibility for those services. Speak with your school if you have questions about the available options.

  • At minimum, schools will provide student MetroCards to eligible students
  • Schools may also offer stop-to-school bus service if sufficient students meet busing eligibility criteria
  • Curb-to-school or specialized bus service is provided to students whose medical, health, or disability-related conditions or special circumstances prevent them from being able to walk or utilize other forms of transportation to get to and from school.

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Chancellor's Regulations Related to School Transportation

See below for a list of the Chancellor's Regulations which govern transportation.

Dial A Teacher

 Dial A teacher

What: Homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers

Where: Visit tutor.dialateacher.org, fill out the form and get a call from a teacher

Who: Students in kindergarten through 5th grade

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 p.m. when school is in session

Languages spoken: English

Subjects available: English and math

CC Learning Standards Engage NY

 Engage New York

Parent Guides to the Common Core Standards

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This is a series of materials, websites and guides aimed at helping parents navigate the Common Core Standards.

Citywide Behavioral Expectations Grades K-5

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Discipline Code

The Discipline Code is also known as the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning. It:

  • Is age-specific with one set for grades K-5 and another for grades 6-12.
  • Explains the standards for behavior in the New York City public schools.
  • Describes supports, interventions, and disciplinary responses that schools can use when students demonstrate unwelcome behavior.
  • Explains how you can appeal decisions.
  • Includes the K-12 Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
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Ensuring that every child learns in safe, supportive, and inclusive schools is our top priority. To do this, we use preventive approaches that address the real causes of a conflict as well as reinforcing positive behaviors through teachable moments. The Discipline Code outlines the standards of behavior and the responses if these standards are not met. We encourage you to become familiar with these standards and discuss them at home.

The current version of the Discipline Code includes input from principals, teachers, safety administrators, parents, students, and advocacy groups.

Parents who want to discuss supports and interventions in response to student behavior should contact their child’s school, including the Parent Coordinator, or, if necessary, the Family Support Coordinator in your District Office. Please use our get help page for guidance about the appropriate people in your school or district to reach and for information to look up their contact information.

Code of Conduct and District-Wide Safety Plan

The Code of Conduct and District-Wide Safety Plan(Open external link) was posted for public comment on August 29, 2019 and was adopted on October 1, 2019 after a public hearing that was held on September 27, 2019.

In addition, the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (the Discipline Code), was posted for public comment on June 28, 2019 and was adopted on September 4, 2019 following engagement sessions that were held in each borough on June 29, July 1, July 2, July 16, July 17, July 29, July 30 (a city-wide session) and August 1 (for students) 2019. These were attended by various community members, including student, teacher, administrator and parent organizations, and security personnel.

HOW TO: Log into iLearn & Zoom

HOW TO: Upload to iLearn

School Uniforms & Spiritwear

 Kids Place Uniforms

French Toast

 1st place spiritwear 

 

Technical Support for Families

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Technical Support for Families
If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, even after visiting our support pages (such as Getting Started with Your iPad, TeachHub, Getting Started with Google Classroom, Getting Started with Teams) please fill out the Technical Support for Families form. The form uses Google Translate in the top right corner.

Technical Support for Families(Open external link)
You can use the form to let us know what issues you are having with NYCDOE iPads or other devices including:

Reporting a lost or stolen device
Support for sign in and use of iPad or other DOE devices
Help with applications (including Google Classroom)
If the form doesn’t offer the answers you need, you will be asked to provide your contact information and we will get in touch with you and try to solve your problem.Staff can fill this form out on behalf of parents. Staff who need help with technology should log into the Technology Page(Open external link) on the InfoHub.

NYC Public School Guide Book

 NYC Guide Book

NYC Public School Guidebook

The NYC Public School Guidebook is an annual publication containing current information about New York City’s public schools, including:

  • Important dates in this year’s school calendar
  • Details about enrolling in City schools
  • Who to speak to in schools when you have concerns
  • What students are learning in each grade
  • Programs available to support students in & out of the classroom
  • How New York City students get to school
  • Graduation requirements
  • How to obtain financial aid for college
  • ...and more!

This printed guide is updated annually and available at all DOE schools. Contact the parent coordinator at your child's school for a copy of this year’s guidebook. You can find information about important school contacts using the Find a School(Open external link) tool on the family website.

Arabic(Open external link) | Bengali(Open external link) | Chinese(Open external link) | English(Open external link) | French(Open external link) | Haitian Creole(Open external link) | Korean(Open external link) | Russian(Open external link) | Spanish(Open external link) | Urdu(Open external link)

Share Your Feedback

Have a suggestion or comment about this year’s edition of the NYC Public School Guidebook? Email us at NYCSchoolGuide@schools.nyc.gov.

eChalk Notify Video

  1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
    Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”

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Remote Learning Device Request

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Remote Learning Device Request Form  

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form below. Your child’s school will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you regarding the delivery of your device.