• “Students come in with various disabilities & many have mobility issues. That we can provide them with an environment to come in & be comfortable is very rewarding to me.”- Sunita Mahabir, Queens deputy director of facilities. Read her story [link in bio] | #WeAreDOE
  • “When students are painting, debating, learning about nutrition, doing math, or participating in a theater production, they are not only learning skills but socializing in positive ways with other students and instructors,” says Eliana Bourdier, who is responsible for overseeing afterschool programs at I.S. 230 middle school as #CommunitySchool Director. “That helps children grow so much compared to passively looking at a computer or phone. It also gives their parents peace of mind to know where their children are and that they’re safe.” Read her story, which shows why Community Schools have had such a positive impact in #NewYorkCity. [link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • 🗓️ Every year, we work towards a calendar that meets the needs of students and families. In response to feedback, we have adjusted the 2019-20 School Calendar and @NYCschools will close on December 23, 2019. Download the updated calendar now: schools.nyc.gov/calendar
  • “What we do is really important,” says Larbi Malajati, supervisor of the DOE’s Office of Food and Nutrition Services for District 1 in lower Manhattan. “Supporting students with delicious and nutritious meals helps them do well in school. We provide something really essential in a student’s day.”
Read about all the changes Larbi has overseen in his 15 years on the job. [Link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • “I prefer driving the ramp wagon to the general education buses because you are responsible for a much smaller number of children and can really get to know them and their families,” says Fred Sinclair, a New York City bus driver since 1976 who has spent the past two decades ferrying students in wheelchairs to and from their schools. Learn more about why Fred is one of the longest serving of the system’s 13,000 bus drivers—who transport 180,000 of our students. [Link in bio] #WeAreDOE
  • Hey, NYC! How was your #FirstDayOfSchool? We had a blast! 
As the Chancellor said today, “On this first day of the 2019-20 school year, we’re focused on meeting each student where they are—knowing they are capable of reaching any goal they can imagine—and helping them achieve excellence. Let’s get to work!” Welcome #BackToSchoolNYC!
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