COVID-19 update

To streamline updates to families and staff, please visit the Ascend coronavirus site
Click here for an FAQ on what families and children should know.
Ascend will continue to update with:
  • Frequently asked questions and answers

  • What families need to know

  • What staff members need to know

  • What students and staff members should do if they feel sick

  • Health guidance for families and others who visit our schools

If you have additional questions not answered on the website please reach out to your School Director or Director of Operations.  For specific questions regarding help with packets & instruction, please email your scholar's teacher or grade level Dean in the About Us tab of this site.



         The packets below are to be used during the school closure as a result of the Coronavirus.   

 Student work packets -

Week of March 23rd 

Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Week of March 16th 

Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

Sample daily student schedule

My Daily schedule

Virtual Learning Resources


Downloading the Lexia App

Lexia is an individualized research-proven literacy

computer program. More information regarding this resource coming soon.


Learning A-Z is offering a FREE subscription to Raz-Kids and/or Headsprout to help learning continue while out of the physical classroom, in light of the coronaviurs.  This offer is valid through the end of the school year.​​​​​​



Study Island for Home is an online learning resource that is offering free one year to students.



Scholastic's Learn at Home resources includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.  Scholars can complete on their own and with their families.  Just find your scholar's grade level and let the learning begin here.​​​​​

List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings here.  Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education.  Please browse and access as needed to support your scholar at home. ​​​​


ELA & Math online resources
Click this link for additional online resources to support your scholar’s learning at home.

New York State Common Core aligned curriculum resources and information for parents and families. 
Click this link for additional online resources to support your scholar's learning at home. ​


Free, online educational resource, including over 100,000 practice problems, and over 6,000 micro  lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching mathematics, history, physics, chemistry, biology, American civics, art history, economics, and computer science. Visit Khan Academy here.​​​


Top rated online math program, created by teachers to ensure all children love learning math.  Click here to visit Zearn. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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All NYC public school buildings will be open each weekday to provide New York City children with grab-and-go breakfast and lunch bags each day during our school closure.  Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch will be available at the entrance of every building from 7:30 am-1:30 pm.  Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building until further notice.  


Please visit your nearest public school building to pick up breakfast and lunch each weekday.  To locate the nearest location, families can visit the NYC Department of Education website ( or call 311.


Burrough: BROOKLYN  District: 23


Hunger Free NYC Produces Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance containing detailed information on free food access in Brooklyn & Queens.  Users can learn how and where to access SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, soup kitchens and food pantries, and farmer's markets that accept SNAP as payment.  The guide also contains a map showing the locations of these sites.​

Brooklyn Guide ENGLISH / SPANISH 

Remote Learning at BVMS

 We will launch remote learning on Monday, March 23, 2020.

In order to support this effort we will use Google Classroom to continue education during this time. Please review the following videos to familiarize yourself with the Google Classroom platform.

Please review by Friday, March 20, 2020 in preparation of the launch of Google Classroom. Teachers will reach out with further instructions this week.


To support with our new schedule on remote learning, please click below for details:



Check out this link on how to use Google Classroom, Classroom Help, Classroom 101.

Remote Learning - Student Resources

Remote learning is a time to build new skills in scheduling your school day. Check out the resources below to get you started! 


- Per order of the Governor, the BVMS building will be closed until further notice. Remember that students can use a smartphone or tablet for remote learning. If your child does not have access to any devices, we will be mailing packets home on Mondays starting March 30th. 

- Remote learning has begun! Click HERE to login to Google Classroom. 
Reminder that you should login with the code and email address provided by your child’s teacher. If you have not received this information, reach out to

If you have any questions please email the Director of Operations, Mr. Thompson, at

Attention families:


Update your contact information TODAY!

We want to make sure you are connected with the school to receive all important updates for your scholar during this time.


Email our OPS Team at

to ensure that we have your most updated contact information for calls, text and email.