COVID-19 update

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

If you have additional questions not answered on the website, please reach out to your school director or director of operations. For specific questions or help with remote instruction, please email your child’s teacher or grade level dean.

Remote learning

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As you know, we have started remote learning and are using Google Classroom as a platform. To enroll students in their online classroom, please visit classroom.google.com and sign in using the username and password that was sent to you by your scholar’s teacher. If you don’t have your login information, please contact your scholar’s teacher or send us an email at bvms_ops@ascendlearning.org.

Announcements

6.12.20

Letter to Families from the Chancellor of NYC DOE

6/8/20

Letter to Families from our School Director, Ms. Kinrich - Summer School

6/1/20

Schools closed on Tuesday 6.2.20 for a Day of Community in light of current events happening nation-wide.

5/13/20

Virtual Ascend Board of Trustees Meeting on May 10th at 6:30PM. See the Calendar on our Home page for details.

5/11/20

BVMS Virtual Open House on May 19th.

See the Calendar on our Home page for details.

 

5/1/20

Letter to Families - Assessments and Family Teacher Conferences

4/17/20

Letter to Families - Family Forums

 

4/16/2020

School Director's Letter to Families - Assessments 

Click here to read an important letter from our School Director, Lauren Kinrich.

4/9/2020

School Director's Letter to Families 

Click here to read an important letter from our School Director, Lauren Kinrich.

4/6/2020

We want your feedback on remote learning. Please share your experience by clicking below:

Regional Enrichment Centers are open to children who are New York City residents, and whose parents/guardians are employed in certain fields. Click here to enroll your child in a Regional Enrichment Center.

4/2/2020

School Director's Letter to Families 

Click here to read an important letter from our School Director, Lauren Kinrich.

 

3/23/2020

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. 
 

If you would like to get on the list, contact Director of Operations, Mr. Thompson.

Work packets and Summer packets

These are weekly work packets for scholars in lieu of online assignments. Please contact your scholar’s teacher to review. For your convenience, they will be mailed directly to your home. Contact the Director of Operations to get on the list.
To access work packets, CLICK HERE.
Congratulations to all our students for finishing the 2019-2020 school year strong! You can find Summer packets HERE.
Additional virtual learning resources
Lexia Reading CORE5
Lexia is an individualized research-proven literacy computer program used at Bushwick Ascend. Scholars can also access Lexia at home at https://www.lexiacore5.com! Free online access is available for scholars to continue developing and practicing reading skills at home.
Please email your scholar's teacher for online access information. Teacher contact info can be found under the About Us page on this site. 
 
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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 coronavirus.
This offer is valid through the end of the school year.

  • Raz-Kids is a digital resource that provides a library of differentiated books students can use to practice reading wherever they are (Internet connection required).

  • Headsprout is an online K–5 reading program that adapts to the needs of the individual student. It is self-paced, which makes it ideal for at-home practice.

Scholastic Learn at Home
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!

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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.)
Khan Academy

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.

Study Island

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

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Update your contact information TODAY!

Attention families:​
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 bvms_ops@ascendlearning.org

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

Community resources

Free Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch
For the most up-to-date information on free meals, visit the NYC Department of Education's website.


Neighborhood guides to food and assistance

Free access to internet: broadband and wifi

Spectrum and Optimum/Altice are 
offering free broadband and wifi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum or Optimum.

To enroll: 

Additionally, Spectrum will have wifi hotspots open throughout Brooklyn. 

Childcare options for children of first-responders

If you are a parent and work as a healthcare provider, FDNY, NYPD, OEM or other eligible front-line worker, there are Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) set up for your children. For more information, eligible parents can complete the survey online here.

Parent resources for talking to children about COVID-19

Remember to:

  • Share age-appropriate facts and correct misinformation

  • Reassure them that they are safe

  • Practice social distancing

  • Practice good hygiene through washing hands for 20 seconds and coughing into your elbow

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