School Updates

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    Bringing Language Access to Families

     Hello Wings Academy Families,

    Join the Central and borough staff in their discussions to bring “Language Access” to our Bronx families and parent leaders! Central and borough staff will discuss why language access is so important and how it helps to make our schools more equitable!  Please note that interpretation will be available in Spanish, Bengali and Arabic for our families who speak this language at home.

    Attached is the information for the sessions.

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates!

    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
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    Summer Teen Program - Applications are Open for Make It Work!

    Hello Wings Academy Families,

    The Second Chances program at JCCA is now taking applications for its work readiness group, Make It Work. The Make It Work program is an 8-week long group for 14-17 year olds who are interested in job readiness, social-emotional regulation, daily living skills, and much more!

    If you have clients who would like to apply for Make It Work, they must fill out and return the attached employee application form by May 20, 2021. Additionally, all applicants must have working papers and a social security card. Working papers are typically obtained through a client’s school; the process can look different depending on the school. Your clients can ask a teacher or guidance counselor for more information on how to acquire working papers from their school.

    This group is a great opportunity for youth looking to enter the workforce, expand their skillset, and build relationships with peers. Participants in the Make It Work group will be paid $15 per hour. The group will meet over Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-5:30pm. Orientation will take place on June 29, 2021. The official start date is July 6, 2021.

    Space is limited - only 15 applicants will be accepted into Make It Work for this cycle. All applicants will be interviewed by Second Chances staff. To be admitted into the program, applicants must demonstrate that they are prepared to commit to the requirements and expectations of Make It Work. Accepted applicants will be asked to fill out and return hiring documents and undergo mental health screenings.

    All completed applications can be sent to leiderj@jccany.org.

    This is the link to the application.

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates!

    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
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    DOE Family Update 5-4-2021

    Hello Wings Acadmey Families!!

    Here is the DOE latest family update!

    Contents:

    • 2021–22 School Calendar Released
    • Vote Now in Your Community and Citywide Education Council Election
    • Teacher Appreciation Week Starts May 3
    • Register for Summer Rising

    2021–22 School Year Calendar

    The DOE has released the 2021–22 public school calendar, available now at schools.nyc.gov/calendar.

    Some of this year’s important dates include:

    • First Day of School for All Students: Monday, September 13
    • Election Day (full remote asynchronous instructional day for all students): Tuesday, November 2
    • Thanksgiving Recess (schools closed): Thursday–Friday, November 25–26
    • Winter Recess (schools closed): Friday–Friday, December 24–31

    Please note the following reminders:

    • On “snow days” or days when school buildings are closed due to an emergency, all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.
    • Your parent-teacher conference date might be different from those listed on the School Year Calendar. Your child’s teacher will work with you to schedule your conference.

    You can find a printable version of the calendar along with translations at schools.nyc.gov/calendar2122.

    Vote Now in the 2021 CCEC Elections!

    CCEC elections voting is now open and runs through May 11. And for the first time, voting is open to parents and guardians of all students! Education Council representatives serve as the voice of our families and offer important advice to the Chancellor and the Department of Education. Now is your chance to have a say on who sits on these councils.

    Parents can vote for their district councils and citywide councils that serve their students using their NYC Schools Account at MySchools.nyc.

    Want to learn more about how to vote in the CCEC elections? Parent University offers a free course on the voting process at parentu.schools.nyc/course/detail/351 or you can watch directly on our YouTube channel here: youtube.com/channel/UConHMOb3enWOJXaJJn7xbSQ/playlists.

    For more information about running for, serving on, and voting in elections, please visit schools.nyc.gov/elections2021.

    Teacher Appreciation Week Begins May 3

    New York City’s teachers have shown up for our students, families, and City in so many ways this past year. Teacher Appreciation Week is a time for us to show up for them.

    The DOE invites students, families, and other members of the community to take a moment to thank a teacher today!

    Visit our website at schools.nyc.gov/thankateachernyc, where you can send a note of appreciation to the teachers making a difference in your life.

    You can also share your gratitude on social media using the hashtag #ThankaTeacherNYC.

    Register for Summer Rising

    Registration is now open for Summer Rising, NYC's new free summer program for students in grades K–12.

    Summer Rising will offer academic and social-emotional support, arts, and recreation. There will also be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are both educational and meet State health and safety guidelines.

    Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

    Families of students in grades K-8 can sign up at nyc.gov/summerrising. For families of students in grades 9-12, high schools will reach out students in the coming weeks to discuss a summer program that meets their needs and interests. If you are a family of a student in grades K-8 and you do not see your site listed, please complete the survey at nycenet.edu/surveys/NYCSummerRising and you’ll be contacted when a program opens in your neighborhood. We’re adding new ones every Monday through mid-May. After you sign up for a program, you’ll receive an email confirming your registration.

    We look forward to seeing your child this summer!

    Wings Academy High School
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    Release of the 2021–22 School Year Calendar

    Hello Wings Academy Families!

    The 2021–22 DOE school year calendar is now available to staff and families. The parent-facing calendar flyer and translations (which will be available for view at 7:00 a.m. on May 4) are available on the public website. 

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates.

    Thank you!!

     

    Wings Academy High School
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    2021 CCEC Election - "Get Out The Vote"

    Hello Wings Academy Families!

    The New York City Department of Education will be hosting what we hope will be the largest online municipal election in history – the 2021 Citywide and Community Education Council Elections!   

    This year, more than one million parents are eligible to vote, and we are encouraging parents to vote through their online NYCSA account in the comfort of their own homes.  This week and next will be about “Getting Out the Vote.”  DOE has mailed flyers to families, and advertised across the City - from buses, to radio shows, news media, and more. We will be robocalling families with a message from the Chancellor reminding everyone to vote.  Voting begins this Saturday, May 1st and continues until Tuesday, May 11th. 

    How can you support? 

    ·         Ensure your Parent Coordinator is ready to support parents with NYCSA and voting 

    ·         Please hang your 2021 CCEC Election Banner in front of your school 

    ·         Please use your school’s twitter, facebook, website, and more to remind parents to vote 

    ·         Share voting information and resources with your families: 

    o    Video Guide to Voting in the 2021 CCEC Elections (All 9 languages on Parent University) 

    o    Video Guide on How to Sign-up For A NYCSA Account 

    o    Voting FAQs 

    o    See Who’s Running 

    o    Hear Directly From the Candidates  

    While we expect most families to cast their online votes at home, we will be hosting in-person voting sites across the City.  In-person voting sites will be open during the hours of 4pm – 7pm, on weekdays from Monday, May 3rd to Tuesday, May 11th.  The in-person locations will be: 

    Bronx 

    ·         District 7 Superintendent Alvarez’ Office, 501 Cortlandt Avenue 

    ·         I.S. 232 (09X218), 1220 Gerard Ave. 

    ·         The School of Applied Science and Learning (12X300), 2050 Prospect Avenue 

    Brooklyn 

    ·         Progress High School, Grand Street Campus (14K474), 850 Grand 

    ·         Boys and Girls High School (16K455), 1700 Fulton Street 

    ·         James Madison High School (22K425), 3787 Bedford Ave 

    Manhattan 

    ·         Anna Silver School (01M20), 166 Essex Street 

    ·         Harriet Tubman School (05M154), 250 W. 127th St. 

    ·         Michael J. Buczek, (06M048), 4360-78 Broadway 

    Queens 

    ·         Queens School for Leadership and Excellence, (28Q349), 8808 164th Street, Jamaica 

    ·         P.S. 112 Dutch Kills (30Q112), 25-05 37 Avenue, Long Island City 

    ·         5/3-5/7 only: American School of Heroes (27Q137), 109-15 98 Street 

    ·         5/10-5/11 only: P.S. 42 R. Vernan (27Q042), 488 Beach 66 Street 

    Staten Island  

    ·         Susan E. Wagner High School (31R460), 1200 Manor Road 

    ·         Port Richmond High School (31R445), 85 St. Joseph Avenue 

    This will be the largest CCEC election in DOE history with a record-breaking 1,750 parents running for seats - let's work together to make it a success! 

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates!! 

    Thank you!!

    Wings Academy High School
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    Distribute Vaccine Eligibility Letter to Families for Students Ages 16 and Older

    Hello Wings Academy Families!!

    All schools serving students 16 years and older should distribute this COVID-19 letter to families of students who are at least age 15 and a half. All eligible students should be encouraged to take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The letter explains to families:  

    • Who is eligible to receive the vaccine, based on age;
    • Which vaccine brand the FDA advises for students, based on age;
    • Important information about the Pfizer vaccine; and  
    • How to make an appointment for a vaccination.  

    For questions contact your BCO health director.

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates!!

     

    Wings Academy High School
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    Virtual Events this Week: National Minority Health Month

    We continue to celebrate National Minority Health Month with some more wellness workshops for our families!

    Please see the two additional virtual events occurring this week.

    Wings Academy High School
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    PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES

    Wings Academy High School
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    Letter from Chancellor: Updates for Families 03-19-2021

    Hello Wings Academy Families,
    Please see the welcome letter from the new Chancellor attached.
    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates.
    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
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    !!! In-Person Scholars Return To Wings Academy, Tuesday, March 23rd !!!

    Hello Wings Academy Scholars and Families!

    We are looking forward to seeing our In-Person Scholars on Tuesday, March 23rd!

    The staff have been re-preparing our school building to be as safe and welcoming as possible. We have wall thermometers, room air purifiers, wall signage and floor markings, our ventilation system has been inspected/passed, and we have established a few procedures as you when you get to and enter the building. We hope you are as excited as we are!

    If you haven't done so, please familiarize yourselves with our Return to School Plan which is updated frequently. Also, ALL in-person scholars and families MUST complete the Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form. We have also attached it for your convenience!

    Lastly just a few reminders as you begin your In-Person days with us beginning on Tuesday, March 23rd:

    1. Complete the Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form before coming to Wings Academy (you only need to do this one time)
    2. Every Monday until  the end of the school year will be fully remote for all scholars and teachers
    3. In-Person scholars report to Wings Academy from Tuesdays-Fridays
    4. Charge your devices every night
    5. Bring your devices every day
    6. Complete the Health Screening survey prior to coming to school (It will make your entry as smooth as possible)
    7. Doors will open at 8:00am
    8. Breakfast is served from 8:00am-8:20am
    9. "HOT" Lunch is served from 11:36am-11:46am (during 5th instructional period)
    10. Take your temperature with the wall-mounted thermometer to the right when you walk in
    11. Scholars will swipe their ID's or write down their name in the attendance book
    12. Scholars enter the building and wait in the cafeteria until the bell rings
    13. Don't forget to use your DOE email accounts. (It will make your logging into all school applications as easy as possible)
    14. Stay to the right when walking around the school building
    15. Wear face coverings at all times (You may remove them when eating breakfast and lunch)
    16. When going to the restroom or office, sign-out/sign-in the teachers logbook
    17. Only one scholar at a time in the restroom
    18. Ask questions and let us know how we can improve
    19. All scholars will exit at the end of the day using Exit 2
    20. Smile and enjoy the learning experience!
    We want to wish everyone a great return to "In-Person" day.
    Remember, we are all in this together and will learn how to get through this together.
    We will do our very best to provide you with the best education you deserve.
    Please don't hesitate to ask us questions.
    We are here to help you and guide you through these challenging times.
    We are Wings!
    We are #BronxStrong!
     
    Warm regards,
     
    Principal Contés
    Wings Academy High School
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    UPDATE!!! Parent Teacher Conferences, In-Person Learning Returns, and Parent Town Hall

    Hello Wings Academy Parent/Guardians of In-Person Scholars,

    In order to make the return to Wings Academy on Tuesday, March 23rd for your child easier, we are making available the completion of the COVID Consent Form in two ways. Parent/Guardians can either:

    1. Download the attached COVID Consent Form in either English, Spanish, Arabic or Haitian-Creole, fill out, sign and have your child return the form on Tuesday, March 23rd, OR
    2. Parents can come to Wings Academy either Thursday, March 18th or Friday, March 19th and complete the form at the school.
    We hope this eases any pressure you have with the return of your child to the school building. As shared previously, unfortunately, there is not an option for parents/guardians to switch their child from remote to in-person at this time.

    Thank you!

    Principal Contes

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    Hello Wings Academy Scholars, Families and Staff,

    First and foremost, I would like to celebrate all women of the Wings Academy community by wishing them a Happy Women's History month! The accomplishments achieved and the barriers broken by the powerful women in history, must be acknowledged and cherished from each and every one of us. Therefore, we must commemorate and encourage the role that every woman has played for their contribution to society.

    Secondly, I would like to provide everyone with the latest updates regarding Parent Teacher Conferences, School Re-Opening, and Parent Town Hall. As you may have heard, high school buildings are re-opening in under two weeks. Staff are making preparation for the return of our in-person scholars (we have been making phone calls to the in-person scholars to confirm their return.) Prior to school buildings re-opening, all high schools are holding their Parent Teacher conferences next week. You will hear more information from your child's teacher shortly. Lastly, we are holding a Parent Town Hall before the spring recess to ensure our scholars get the encouragement to make a big push in achieving higher passing grades in their classes.

    • Parent Teacher Conferences - Thursday, March 18th from 5pm-7:30pm and Friday, March 19th from 12:30pm-2:30pm
    • In-Person Scholars return to the school building - Tuesday, March 23rd
    • Parent Town Hall - Thursday, March 25th at 6pm
    Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, March 18th from 5:00pm-7:30pm and Friday, March 19th from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Teachers will contact the families to setup an appointment to share the academic progress of your child. All conferences are virtual. There will not be in-person parent teacher conferences.
     
    Wings Academy school building will open for in-person learning on Tuesday, March 23rd. Under a recent agreement, only specific schools (Wings Academy being one of them) are fully remote on Mondays for the remainder of the school year. From Tuesday-Friday, in-person scholars report to Wings Academy every day. There are no more groups. All scholars will follow their same program. In the event your child's program is changed, their counselor will contact you and your child. If a parent chooses to switch their child to fully remote, please complete the form using this linkUnfortunately, there is not an option for parents to switch their child from remote to in-person at this time.
     
    The Parent Town Hall will be held on Thursday, March 25th at 6pm (details and link to follow.) THIS IS AN URGENT MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS. We need as many parents as possible to attend. We need your help and support to encourage your child in attending classes on time and every day, completing their assignments and getting the highest possible passing grade. We need some ideas! The large number of incomplete assignments and low grades are hurting our scholars progress and we need to figure this out together. So please join me because I know we can make this happen!
     
    As always, I continue to pray for the well being, safety and health of each and every member of our Wings Academy family. Please stay strong and keep encouraging one another. We are one. We are Wings.
     
    In Strength,
     
    Principal Contes
    Wings Academy High School
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    Announcement

    Hello Wings Academy Families,

    Please click here to listen to our  02/23 announcement.

    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
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    Spring Semester: Classes begin Tuesday, February 2

    Hello Wings Academy Families!

    Spring Semester classes begin on Tuesday, February 2.

    There are no classes tomorrow, Monday, February 1.

    Please register and login to PupilPath to check for details on report card grades and notices regarding the Spring Semester.

    Enjoy the day off!

    Wings Academy High School
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    ***UPDATED (9/30) ***Student Information Regarding Classes

    When Should You Come to School for Your Classes?

    In order to ensure social distancing, students who are coming to school for classes (blended learning) will be coming in smaller groups on different days. We will be using a six day cycle for classes, with students in school for two school days in a row, and learning from home for the next four school days. Students will be organized into three groups, A, B, and C. The cycle will be AA (Day 1 and 2), BB (Day 3 and 4), CC (Day 5 and 6). The A group comes for 2 days, then the B group for 2 days, and then the C group for 2 days.

    The D group are the students who will be learning from home full time (remote).

    All students will follow their schedules remotely for the first three days, from Wednesday to Friday, September 16th-18th. Students must use their Wings Nation email/account and follow their schedules each day. In school classes start on Monday, September 21st.

    Students should click on the link below that corresponds to their grade to see which group they are assigned.  Students should look for their OSIS number (9 digit ID) and see if they are in A, B, or C. (Note this list may not show recent requests submitted for full time remote instruction.)

    9th Grade Groups      10th Grade Groups        11th Grade Groups                 12th Grade Groups

    The link below is the calendar that tells students the dates they should come to the school for their classes (remember to check the date with the group number). On the days students are home, they should follow their schedule and sign into their classes. 

    Here is the link to sign in: Wings Academy High School Calendar

    CLASS SCHEDULES

    You can now see your class schedules on PupilPath. Contact the school and speak to Ms. Claudio if you need your PupilPath account login information.

    Here is the link to access: The New Bell Schedule. (Period 1 starts at 8:30am)

    9TH GRADERS: YOUR WINGS NATION ACCOUNTS

    Ninth graders all have Wings Nation accounts/emails now. Students will use these to sign into their classes online and receive emails from their teachers that will let them link into those classes.

    Emails are in this format: lastname.firstname@wingsnation.org. (no capitals). Therefore, if your name is Miles Davis, your email is davis.miles@wingsnation.org.

    Students default email password is Wings123 . (Make sure you capitalize the W). Change it right away to another password, and keep track of that password.

    Here is the link to sign in: Wings Nation GMail account

    You will be getting emails from your teachers with links into your online classes.

    If you have any questions, you can email support@wingsnation.org.

    Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone!

    Wings Academy High School
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  • Letter to Backpack to Families - 2020 Cohort Lead Testing

    Hello Wings Academy Families, 

    Please click here  for information regarding the DOE’s lead testing protocols and procedures in school buildings.

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates.

    Thank you!!!

     

    Wings Academy High School
  • Letter from Chancellor: Updates for Families 03-08-2021

    Hello Wings Academy Families,

    Please see the attached letter regarding the re-opening schedule for schools and the consent form regarding mandatory in-school COVID-19 testing.

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates.

    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
  • Letter from Chancellor: 03-02-2021

    Hello Wings Academy Families,

    Please read the attached letter from the Chancellor regarding preparation for Parent Teacher Conferences. applying for Pre-K and 3-K for fall 2021 and more.

    Please continue to check PupilPath for updates.

    Thank you!!!

     

    Wings Academy High School
  • Letter from the Chancellor: Updates for Families 02/26/2021

    Hello Wings Academy Families,

    Please see the attached letter from the Chancellor regarding his resignation.

    Please continue to check Pupil Path for updates.

    Thank you!!! 

    Wings Academy High School
  • School Announcements

    Hello Wings Academy Families, school announcements are back!!

    Please Click Here to see our school announcements

    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
  • Steps on how to get an extension to complete NX work from last spring and summer

    Hello WIngs Academy Families, 

    A attached letter was sent to all parents/guardians, it only applies to the parents of those students who have not completed NX (incomplete) grades from the spring or summer terms of last year, 2020. Assistant Principal Pond will contact those specific parents of students that this applies to in the coming days. The letter explains who can get an extension to complete this work. Parents/Guardians must describe any reasons why your child could not complete the work. Email your reason to mrpond@wingsnation.org or mpond@schools.nyc.gov.  By the way, students who received NX final grades in the fall Term 1 of this school year will have until June to complete this work and get a credit. These students will be scheduled for PM school to work on these NX grades, with PM classes beginning the week of February 22nd.

    Thank You!!

    Wings Academy High School
  • Letter from the Chancellor: Updates for Families 02/11/2021

    Hello Wings Academy Families, 

    Please see the attached letter from the Chancellor regarding the reopening of middle schools.

    Thank you!!

    Wings Academy High School
  • Lunar New Year and President's Week - Schools Closed

    Hello Wings Academy Families!

    As always, praying that our scholars and families are all doing well and staying healthy!

    Friendly reminder, tomorrow, February 12 is Lunar New Year and next week, February 15-19 is President's Week, all schools are closed. There is no remote learning for scholars during these days. All scholars return back to remote learning on Monday, February 22.

    On behalf of the Wings Academy staff, we hope everyone enjoys their time off. Please use this time to rest and catch up on items that need your attention. Maybe get into some breathing and/or physical exercises to get rid of any COVID weight!

    Stay safe and blessed everyone!

    Principal Contes

    Wings Academy High School
  • Annoucements

    Hello Wings Academy Families,

    Please click here to listen to our  02/09 announcement.

    Thank you!!!

    Wings Academy High School
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