The latest news for what is happening at BWA and the Department of Education:

September 12, 2021/ 12 de septiembre

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Family Letter September 13 2021.pdf

September 12, 2021/12 de septiembre

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NYC DOE Family Update September 10 2021.pdf

August 30, 2021, 30 de agosto

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DOE Family Update Week of August 30 2021.pdf

May 25, 2021/ 25 de mayo

I am excited to share that based on available health indicators, all students in 3-K through 12th grade will return to full-time in-person learning this September. We know families are eager to hear about plans for next school year and we know you want to begin working with families to address their questions and concerns. Therefore, as an immediate next step, please share the attached letter with families as soon as possible to share this exciting news; translations will be available shortly at

We also recognize that there are students with fragile orthopedic, psychiatric and chronic and acute medical conditions who will not be able to learn in-person this fall. As we did pre-pandemic, we will continue to support those students through home and hospital instruction for those who are eligible.

All teachers and staff will also return to school in-person this fall. We are very grateful for the dedication of all of our principals, teachers, and staff and recognize the hard work they have done during this challenging year. Given that there will be no fully remote positions in the fall, COVID-19-related remote work accommodations will not be available next school year. Current accommodations expire on June 30 and our regular application for reasonable accommodations will be available for employees.

Our commitment has always been to the health and safety of our staff, students, and families, and that will not change as we plan for re-opening this fall. With a current rolling 7-day COVID-positivity rate of 0.16% and consistently low transmission rates, our schools have a proven track record of being safe. At the moment, we are planning to re-open school buildings with 3-feet physical distancing, starting with Summer Rising, for all grade levels, and will follow whatever the physical distancing requirements are in September based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). We are confident that we can have all our students in-person within these parameters, and expect that the city's continuously improving health metrics may allow more flexibility in physical distancing by the fall. And, while vaccinations for Covid-19 will not be required by the DOE or the City of New York, half of our teachers and staff are already fully vaccinated, and we continue to encourage all DOE employees to get the vaccine. Finally, in our commitment to keep health and safety a top priority, we plan to adhere to many of the health and safety measures we had in place this school year, including the following:

· As of now, masks will continue to be a requirement in all DOE buildings.

· Individuals with any COVID-19 symptoms will be required to stay home.

· Students, teachers, and staff will continue to complete the daily health screener at home.

· Every school building will continue to have an assigned nurse.

· We will continue to ensure all ventilation systems are working in every classroom.

· On-site random COVID-19 testing will continue in school buildings following applicable health guidance.

· The Situation Room will continue to support schools in the management of positive cases, following the applicable health guidance. We will have more to share on classroom and school closure policy as we get closer to the start of the school year.

As always, we will continue to monitor evolving health guidance from experts and will communicate any updates with you and your families.

We are also excited to share important news on school staffing as you prepare for this fall. To ensure schools have adequate staffing resources needed, the DOE is lifting all school pedagogical hiring restrictions in preparation for September. This means that school leaders will be able to hire additional teachers, social workers, and more. We will also expand our Teaching Fellows and similar pipeline programs which will result in 1,250 new hires for our highest need subject areas for Fall 2021- up from approximately 500 this school year. In addition, every school will have access to full-time mental health supports through either a social worker or mental health clinic as we hire over 500 social workers. We know we are entering a school year like no other and that our students and school communities need more now; we’re excited about the talent we will welcome into our system to support our students in their homecoming.

To ensure that families and school communities have the opportunity to learn more about our vision this fall and provide feedback on how we can best use our resources to support our students’ homecoming, I will be in all five boroughs over the next couple of weeks as I continue my borough-wide family engagement tour. I’m looking forward to hearing from your families, and partnering with you all on welcoming back our students to a school experience that is warm and welcoming, enriching and affirming, exciting and challenging.

I also need your help. To welcome our students and families back, we need you to open your doors and invite them to see your buildings and the safety measures firsthand starting in June and throughout the summer. We will be in touch with you about School Open Houses to ensure we’re giving all families, but particularly those who have engaged remotely since March 2020, a chance to learn more about the great work happening in schools. They will also give you a chance to encourage families to sign up for Summer Rising as our students get prepared to rejoin their school communities this fall.

Thank you for your dedication and hard work in service of our students as we partner together to navigate our recovery from an unprecedented school year. I look forward to supporting you all as you lead your school communities into a new era of teaching and learning, and welcoming all our students back on September 13, 2021.

In gratitude and partnership,


Meisha Porter

Chancellor, New York City Public Schools


New York City Department of Education

52 Chambers Street | New York, NY 10007

May 11, 2021 / 11 de mayo

May 7, 2021 / 7 de mayo

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are approaching the end of a very unique school year and we are now in the 4th marking period - the home stretch! You should have received your child’s 3rd marking period report card by now. Some students may have received NX instead of a number grade. If your child received an NX that means he/she didn’t submit enough work to get a passing grade of 65. You can double check your child’s grades on Jupiter if you believe he/she received an NX in error. If your child has anything less than a 65 in the 3rd marking period, his/her report card was coded correctly.

If your child is in the 6th or 7th grade and received an NX 2 or more times in 2 or more subjects, he/she will be mandated to attend summer school.

If your child is in the 8th grade and received an NX 2 or more times in any one subject, he/she will be mandated to attend summer school. Summer school dates and hours are below:

July 6th-August 12th

Monday-Thursday: 8am-4pm

This year, families can also sign their child/children up for summer school even if they passed all subjects. You can sign up on the DOE website under the Summer Rising tab.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the school office or email the school at


Ms. Hasson


Queridos Padres/Guardianes

Nos estamos acercando al final de un año escolar muy diferente a los años anteriores y estamos en el último semestre. Se supone que usted ha recibido las notas del semestre anterior. Algunos de los estudiantes han recibido una NX como nota de grado reemplazando el grado en numeración. Si su hijo/a ha recibido una NX como grado, significa que su niño/ niña no entregó suficientes asignaciones para pasar la clase con un 65. Si usted piensa que su niño/niña ha recibido esa nota como error, puede revisar las notas en Júpiter. Si su hijo/a recibió una nota menos de 65 en el tercer semestre, ha calificado correctamente.

Si su hijo/a está en el sexto o séptimo grado y ha recibido 2 o más NX en 2 clases o más, será mandatorio que su niño/ niña asista a clases de verano.

Si su hijo/a está en el octavo grado y ha recibido 2 o más NX en 1 clase o más, será mandatorio que su niño/ niña asista a clases de verano. La fecha y horario para clases de verano son:

Julio 6 - Agosto 12

Lunes a jueves de 8am - 4pm

Este año todos los padres pueden registrar a su hijo/a para clases de verano aunque haya pasado todas sus clases. Usted puede registrar su hijo/a en la página del departamento de educación usando este enlace oprima Levantamiento de verano para completar la registración.

Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, puede comunicarse con la oficina o mandar un correo electrónico a

May 3, 2021/ 3 de mayo

Dear BWA Families,

The New York State Math exam will be administered on next Tuesday, May 11th, in the school building. If you didn’t inform the school that you would like your child to test by April 29th, your child will have remote instruction on the day of testing and should not attend in person. If you don’t remember whether you informed the school, you can email Ms. Robinson at All students taking the exam should arrive by 8:45 and will be dismissed at 12pm. This exam is untimed. If students need more time, they will be able to stay in the building until they have completed the Exam.

Students NOT taking the state exam will be given asynchronous assignments Tuesday, May 11th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to


Bronx Writing Academy

Estimadas Familias,

El examen de matemática del estado de Nueva York se llevará a cabo el martes 11 de mayo en la escuela. Si usted no apuntó a su estudiante antes del 29 de abril para coger el examen, su estudiante cojera sus clases virtualmente y no debe de ir a la escuela. Si usted no recuerda si registró su estudiante para el examen puede comunicarse con para confirmar.

Todo estudiante tomando el examen debe de llegar a las 8:45 am y será despachado a las 12pm. Este examen no tendrá límite de tiempo. Si el estudiante necesita más tiempo para poder completar el examen se quedará en la escuela hasta que termine.

Los estudiantes que NO tomaran el examen completaran asignaciones sincronicas para sus clases virtualmente el 11 de mayo.

Si tiene alguna pregunta comuníquese

Sincerely/ Sinceramente,

Bronx Writing Academy

April 20, 2021

Dear Families,

Last year, a police officer put his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds, but to me, it felt like an eternity.

I felt pain and rage, deep in my bones. It wasn’t a new feeling. I have felt that many times in my life, as a Black woman, sister, daughter, and mother to Black children—and as an educator who has served children of color in this city for more than 20 years.

That pain, rage, and fear has been present throughout the trial of the officer who killed George Floyd. I feel like I have been watching George Floyd die again and again, renewing the tragedy each time, as the jury and the nation have confronted what happened in the pursuit of justice for Mr. Floyd—and the family who is forced to go on without him.

And now, the first step toward justice has been served.

For me as a Black woman, for my brothers, for my mother and aunts who lost their brother to police violence, getting to justice is so important.

For our Black and brown children to know that they matter, the accountability this verdict represents is so important.

In a world that too often tells them otherwise, accountability in this moment tells the Black and brown children in our schools that their lives matter, and lifts up the importance of their futures.

This is what anchors the work we do in schools every day—why we are so focused on creating welcoming, loving environments for all our children. We want to make sure that each child doesn’t just hear, but feels that they are important. We want them to feel that their teachers and school community value their past and present experiences, as well as their dreams for the future.

For more than 20 years, I have experienced the sensitivity and wisdom of children—they know what’s going on, even those who may not be able to put it into words. They can feel the energy of the world around them. So we are making sure our schools are safe spaces for students to share their feelings. Every school is receiving resources to help facilitate open conversations and ensure our children have their questions heard.

We also have mental health support in place for our students, teachers and staff to help grapple with any feelings that emerge. Because while the individual who took George Floyd’s life will be held accountable, we recognize that systemic racism, and the violence it fuels, is still creating tragedy and inequality across our country every single day. We are all part of the work to undo this harm and reach true justice.

As you take care of yourselves and your loved ones the best you can, know that we are here in your corner, affirming the importance of our children’s future, each and every day. And that will never change.

In partnership,

Meisha Porter

New York City Schools Chancellor

March, 2021

Dear District 9 families,

Greetings. I want to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself. For over fifteen years I have been serving as the principal of the Castle Hill Middle School in the Bronx. It is now my honor to serve as the superintendent of District 9.

As an educator, I have always believed that adults must work together to pursue what is best for every child. We must all believe in the inherent genius of our children, and as a team make sure we remove barriers, and provide every opportunity our children deserve based on their needs. This may mean addressing the needs of an IEP, providing enrichment opportunities, supporting language access, providing advanced programming, or all of the above. I believe deeply in equity. We must focus on our most vulnerable students and intentionally fix our system, including our own practice, so that every student is successful.

I am myself the parent of a college student and a newborn. Looking back on my son’s education and looking ahead to my daughter’s, I am reminded of how powerful the partnership is between the school and family. No one believes in a child more than their own parents. You see the genius and the needs and the potential of your child more clearly than anyone, and you understand that if our schools are designed around them, they will reach their full height.

Our partnership is essential. We need your voice to make our great schools exactly what they need to be. I am committed to supporting true partnership between families, schools, and the district in service of your children. We are working to increase access to the Community Education Council meetings, school family engagement activities, and family workshops across the district. We will be issuing a monthly district newsletter to keep you informed of family engagement activities, as well as to communicate key information and resources.

I hope you will join me on Tuesday, March 23, at 9am for virtual coffee with the superintendent. Spanish translation will be provided. This will be a monthly opportunity to meet and hear from you directly. All community members are welcome. Log in info is below. I look forward to serving and working with all of you!

Harry Sherman

“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.”

George Chakiris

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Estimadas familias del Distrito 9,

Saludos. Quiero aprovechar esta oportunidad para brevemente introducirme. Durante más de quince años me he desempeñado como director de la escuela secundaria, Castle Hill Middle School en el Bronx. Ahora es un honor para mí servir como superintendente del Distrito 9.

Como educador, siempre he creído que los adultos deben trabajar juntos en búsqueda de lo mejor para cada niño y niña. Todos debemos creer en el genio inherente de nuestros niños y niñas, y como equipo, asegurarnos de eliminar las barreras y brindar cada oportunidad que ellos merecen basadas en sus necesidades. Esto puede significar abordar las necesidades de sus IEP, brindar oportunidades de enriquecimiento académico, apoyar el acceso al lenguaje, brindar programación avanzada, o todo lo que he mencionado. Creo profundamente en la equidad. Debemos enfocarnos en nuestros estudiantes más vulnerables, y arreglar intencionalmente nuestro sistema, incluyendo nuestra propia práctica, para que cada estudiante tenga éxito.

Yo soy el padre de un estudiante universitario y una recién nacida. Mirando hacia atrás a la educación de mi hijo y mirando hacia el futuro a la de mi hija, reconozco cuán poderosa es la relación entre la escuela y la familia. Nadie cree en ellos más que sus propios padres. Ustedes ven el genio, las necesidades y el potencial de sus hijos e hijas más claramente que cualquier otra persona, y comprende que si nuestras escuelas están diseñadas en torno a ellos, alcanzarán al máximo.

Nuestra colaboración es fundamental. Necesitamos su voz para hacer de nuestras excelentes escuelas exactamente lo que deben ser. Estoy comprometido a apoyar una verdadera relación entre las familias, las escuelas y el distrito en servicio de sus hijos e hijas. En el distrito estamos trabajando para aumentar el acceso a las reuniones del Consejo de Educación Comunal, las actividades escolares y familiares, y los talleres familiares. Publicaremos un boletín mensual del distrito para mantenerlos informados e involucrados en actividades familiares, así como para comunicarles información y recursos clave.

Espero que se una a mí el martes 23 de marzo a las 9am para un café virtual con el superintendente. Se proporcionará traducción en español. Esta será una oportunidad mensual para conocerlos y escucharlos directamente. Todos los miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos. La información de inicio de sesión virtual se encuentra a continuación. ¡Espero poder servir y trabajar con todos ustedes!

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Chères familles du District 9,

Formules de politesse. Je profite de l’occasion pour me présenter brièvement. Depuis plus de quinze ans, je suis directeur du Castle Hill Middle School dans le Bronx. C’est maintenant mon honneur d’être surintendant du district 9.

En tant qu’éducateur, j’ai toujours cru que les adultes doivent travailler ensemble pour poursuivre ce qui est le mieux pour chaque enfant. Nous devons tous croire au génie inhérent de nos enfants et, en tant qu’équipe, nous assurer d’éliminer les obstacles et d’offrir toutes les possibilités que nos enfants méritent en fonction de leurs besoins. Cela peut signifier répondre aux besoins d’un PEI, offrir des possibilités d’enrichissement, soutenir l’accès linguistique, fournir des programmes avancés ou tout ce qui précède. Je crois profondément à l’équité. Nous devons nous concentrer sur nos élèves les plus vulnérables et réparer intentionnellement notre système, y compris notre propre pratique, afin que chaque élève réussisse.

Je suis moi-même le parent d’un étudiant et d’un nouveau-né. En regardant en arrière sur l’éducation de mon fils et en regardant vers l’avenir de ma fille, je me souviens à quel point le partenariat est puissant entre l’école et la famille. Personne ne croit en un enfant plus que ses propres parents. Vous voyez le génie et les besoins et le potentiel de votre enfant plus clairement que quiconque, et vous comprenez que si nos écoles sont conçues autour d’eux, elles atteindront leur pleine hauteur.

Notre partenariat est essentiel. Nous avons besoin de votre voix pour faire de nos grandes écoles exactement ce dont elles ont besoin. Je m’engage à soutenir un véritable partenariat entre les familles, les écoles et le district au service de vos enfants. Nous nous travaillons à accroître l’accès aux réunions du Conseil d’éducation communautaire, aux activités d’engagement des familles scolaires et aux ateliers familiaux dans l’ensemble du district. Nous publierons un bulletin mensuel de district pour vous tenir au courant des activités d’engagement familial, ainsi que pour communiquer des renseignements et des ressources clés.

J’espère que vous vous joindrez à moi le mardi 23 mars à 9 h pour prendre un café virtuel avec le surintendant. La traduction espagnole sera fournie. Ce sera une occasion mensuelle de vous rencontrer et de vous entendre directement. Tous les membres de la communauté sont les bienvenus. Connectez-vous à l’info est ci-dessous. J’ai hâte de vous servir et de travailler avec vous tous!

Harry Sherman

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منطقة العزيز 9 عائلات،

تحياتي. وأود أن أغتنم هذه الفرصة لأقدم بإيجاز. لأكثر من خمسة عشر عاما لقد كنت بمثابة مدير مدرسة القلعة هيل المتوسطة في برونكس. إنه لشرف لي أن أخدم الآن كمشرف على المنطقة 9

كمعلم، لطالما اعتقدت أن البالغين يجب أن يعملوا معاً لمتابعة ما هو الأفضل لكل طفل. ويجب علينا جميعا أن نؤمن بالعبقرية المتأصلة في أطفالنا، وكفريق، نتأكد من إزالة الحواجز، وتوفير كل فرصة يستحقها أطفالنا على أساس احتياجاتهم. وقد يعني ذلك تلبية احتياجات برنامج التعليم الدولي، وتوفير فرص الإثراء، ودعم الوصول إلى اللغات، وتوفير البرمجة المتقدمة، أو كل ما سبق. أنا أؤمن بعمق بالإنصاف. يجب أن نركز على طلابنا الأكثر ضعفاً وأن نصلح نظامنا عن قصد، بما في ذلك ممارستنا الخاصة، حتى ينجح كل طالب.

أنا والد طالب جامعي ومولد جديد. وبالنظر إلى تعليم ابني واستشرافاً لتعليم ابنتي، أتذكر مدى قوة الشراكة بين المدرسة والأسرة. لا أحد يؤمن بطفل أكثر من والديه ترى عبقرية واحتياجات وإمكانات طفلك أكثر وضوحا من أي شخص آخر، وأنت تفهم أنه إذا تم تصميم مدارسنا من حولهم، فإنها سوف تصل إلى طولها الكامل.

إن شراكتنا أساسية. نحن بحاجة إلى صوتك لجعل مدارسنا العظيمة بالضبط ما تحتاج إلى أن تكون. أنا ملتزم بدعم الشراكة الحقيقية بين الأسر والمدارس والمنطقة في خدمة أطفالك. ونحن نعمل على زيادة فرص الوصول إلى اجتماعات مجلس التعليم المجتمعي، وأنشطة إشراك الأسرة المدرسية، وورش العمل العائلية في جميع أنحاء المنطقة. سنصدر نشرة إخبارية شهرية للمنطقة لنبقيك على علم بأنشطة المشاركة العائلية، بالإضافة إلى إبلاغ المعلومات والموارد الرئيسية.

آمل أن تنضموا إليّ يوم الثلاثاء 23 مارس في الساعة 9 صباحاً لتناول القهوة الافتراضية مع المشرف. وستقدم ترجمة إلى اللغة الإسبانية. ستكون هذه فرصة شهرية للالتقاء والاستماع إليك مباشرة. جميع أعضاء المجتمع مرحب بهم. تسجيل الدخول معلومات أدناه. أتطلع إلى الخدمة والعمل معكم جميعًا!

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March 15, 2021/15 de marzo

Good Afternoon BWA Staff and Students,

After further investigation of unlinked COVID-19 cases, the DOE has determined that the entire Jordan L. Mott campus will remain closed for in-person learning through 3/22/21. We will open again on 3/23/21 for in-person learning. All classes will take place remotely in the meantime. Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out!



Lauren Hasson


Bronx Writing Academy

270 East 167th Street

Bronx, NY 10456

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Believe it! Write it! Achieve it!

March 14, 2021/ 14 de marzo

Good Afternoon Beautiful BWA People,

Due to a few unlinked cases of Covid, we will be closed tomorrow, March 15th for in person learning. All classes will take place remotely!We will update you if the closure continues past tomorrow. Reach out if you have any questions!

Ms. Hasson


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Update for Families March 2 2021 - corrected.pdf

February 22, 2021/22 de febrero

Good Afternoon Beautiful BWA People!

I hope you all had a wonderful break, are safe and healthy, and ready for the third marking period! This Thursday all students who have signed up for Blended Learning will return to in-person learning. School begins at 8:45am and all students will enter on the corner of Morris and College Avenue like the fall. All students will be dismissed starting at 1:45pm. Please remember that masks and social distancing are required! Temperatures will be checked at the door and uniforms are mandatory!

Starting next week, ALL blended students will be expected to come to school Monday through Thursday. Friday will continue to be an all remote day for students and staff. This is a change from the fall so please plan accordingly!

Looking forward to seeing some of you in person on Thursday. If you have any questions, reach out to your teachers, Ms. Rivas, Ms. Robinson, Mr. Birardi or I!

Ms. Hasson

November 18, 2020/18 de noviembre

Update for Families_November 18 2020.pdf

November 14, 2020/14 de noviembre

Dear Parents/Guardians,

You are invited to our first virtual Parent Teacher Conference. This will be an opportunity for you to discuss your child's performance this marking period, as well as, meet your child's teachers face-to-face, if you haven't met them already. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 19th from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We're using for you to select the 10 minute time slot that is most convenient for you. Please enter an email address so we can send you the google meet link for our meeting.

Follow these 2 easy steps to sign up (It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

1) Click the link below for the pod that your child is in. If you don't know what pod your class is in, the classes are listed for you. Please check with your child to see what class he/she is in.

2) Review the options listed and select the time you prefer.

Myers Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 601, 602)

Angelou Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 604, 605, 606)

Hughes Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 701, 702)

Soto Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 704, 705, 706)

Morrison Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 801, 802, 803)

Zinn Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 804, 805, 806)

603/703 Parent Sign Up (Classes 603, 703)

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact your child's teacher and he/she can sign you up manually. We look forward to meeting with you next week.


Ms. Robinson

Asst. Principal

Queridos Padres/ Guardianes

Les invitamos a nuestra primera conferencia virtual de padres y maestros. Esta será la oportunidad para conocer a los maestros y hablar sobre el desempeño académico y en conducta de su alumno durante este periodo. Las conferencias se llevarán a cabo el miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 6:30pm a 8:30pm y el jueves 19 de noviembre de 12:30pm a 3:30pm. Estaremos usando el programa para que usted pueda seleccionar el intervalo de 10 minutos que sea más conveniente para usted. Por favor de proveer su correo electrónico para poder enviarles el enlace para su conferencia.

Por favor siga estos dos pasos (Es fácil, usted NO necesita crear una cuenta o registrarse con el programa

  1. Oprima el enlace que le pertenezca a su estudiante ( si usted no está seguro de la clase, por favor confirme con su estudiante )

  2. Revise las opciones y seleccione el horario que sea conveniente para usted.

Myers Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 601, 602)

Angelou Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 604, 605, 606)

Hughes Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 701, 702)

Soto Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 704, 705, 706)

Morrison Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 801, 802, 803)

Zinn Pod Parent Sign Up (Classes 804, 805, 806)

603/703 Parent Sign Up (Classes 603, 703)

Aviso: no comparte su correo electrónico. Si usted prefiere no usar su correo electrónico por favor contacte al maestro/a de su estudiante y ellos los pueden registrar directamente. Esperamos verlos virtualmente la semana que viene.


Ms. Robinson

Asst. Principal

November 1, 2020/1 de noviembre

Blended Learning Opt-In Period: November 2 – 15, 2020

Please note that fully remote families will soon have the option to opt-in to blended learning, meaning that students will learn in the school building for part of the week, and remotely at home the rest of the week. From Monday, November 2 through Sunday, November 15, families will have the option to fill out a form indicating their wish to change learning preferences. Students who change from remote to blended will begin in-person between the weeks of November 30 and December 7, and will be informed by their school their start date and schedule. Schools will make every effort to accommodate these requests based on programming and space capacity.

**Come back on November 2nd to complete the Learning Preference Form**

October 30, 2020/30 de octubre

Family Message - Change in Blended Student Schedules

October 4, 2020

Good Morning BWA Students!

Tomorrow, we continue our in person learning for those who have signed up to be part of Blended Learning. Cohort A will be in person tomorrow and Tuesday. Cohort A consists of students in classes that end in 01, 02, or 03. If you do not know what class you are in or if you should be coming to school please call the main office at 718-293-9048 or email one of the following people:

Ms. Robinson -

Ms. Rivas -

Ms. Paez -

All students in all classes will continue to follow their regular schedule. Attendance is mandatory everyday!

If you have picked up your chrome book, please do not forget to bring it in it’s bag with your charger everyday! You will be using this in all classes. Also please bring headphones with a microphone if you have them! Students will be entering the building at 8:30am on the corner of 167th and Morris Ave. by the BWA sign! We look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow! Don’t forget your mask !

September 30, 2020

Good Afternoon BWA Students!

Tomorrow, we kick off our in person learning for those who have signed up to be part of Blended Learning. Cohort B will be in person tomorrow and Friday. Cohort B consists of students in classes that end in 04, 05, or 06. If you do not know what class you are in or if you should be coming to school please call the main office at 718-293-9048 or email one of the following people:

Ms. Robinson -

Ms. Rivas -

Ms. Paez -

All students in all classes will continue to follow their regular schedule. Attendance is mandatory everyday!

If you have picked up your chrome book, please do not forget to bring it in it’s bag with your charger everyday! You will be using this in all classes. Also please bring headphones with a microphone if you have them! Students will be entering the building at 8:30am on the corner of 167th and Morris Ave. by the BWA sign! We look forward to seeing some of you tomorrow! Don’t forget your mask !

Ms. Hasson

September 25, 2020/ 25 de septiembre

Family Message - School Year 2020-2021 Expectations

September 18, 2020/ 18 de septiembre

Update for Families_September 18 2020 (1).pdf

September 14, 2020/ 114 de septiembre

Update for Families_September 14 2020.pdf

September 14, 2020/ 14 de septiembre

Good Morning Beautiful BWA People!

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and stayed healthy and safe! I got to spend time being a mom with my son Riley who was born on July 7th! I have missed you all and promise you that we are working hard to prepare for a very unique school year! Staff has been calling your families to update them on the start. But below are a couple of things I would like you to know!

  1. School starts September 21st for all students! Cohort A students who are coming in person should plan to come to school on Monday.

  2. School starts at 8:30am this year. Dismissal begins at 1:45pm.

  3. By now, you or your parents should have chosen whether or not they want you to attend school online (remote) or attend school in person (blended) for some of the week.

  4. In person schedule:

    1. All classes that end in 01, 02, and 03 will come on Mondays and Tuesdays and every other Friday. You are in Cohort A.

    2. All classes that end in 04, 05, 06 will come on Wednesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday. You are in Cohort B.

  5. Students who are all remote will still be assigned to a class and will have a daily schedule just like the students who are coming into the building. Attendance is mandatory EVERYDAY!

  6. All of your classes will be using Google Classroom for all instruction and assignments.

  7. If you are coming to the building, you are REQUIRED to wear a mask everyday and at all times. You are also required to follow social distancing rules. Classes are much smaller (8-12 students).

  8. If you are not feeling well, we are asking that you stay home and go to the doctor! This is not the time to come to school when you are sick.

  9. Pod orientations will happen on Google Meet Wednesday of this week! We will be posting the links and time to our website and social media.

  10. We will be handing out laptops Thursday and Friday this week to all students whose parents completed the forms. Please have your parents check their emails!

If you have any questions about what class you are in or what cohort you are a part of please email me, Ms. Robinson, Mr. Birardi, or Ms. Rivas. You can also call the school at 718-293-9048. We are all here to help. Be sure to check social media for updates!

Sorry for the long email! Can't wait to see you all soon!

Much Love,

Ms. Hasson

September 14, 2020/ 14 de septiembre

Good Day,

If your child is registered at The Bronx Writing Academy and attending in person learning, their class number will indicate what day they should report to school. Students will be in school from 8:30am-2:00pm. When students are in the building they are required to wear a mask at all times. Student arrival and dismissal will occur at The Bronx Writing Academy entrance and exit on the corner of 167th and Morris Avenue.

School Hours:

8:30am - 2:00pm

Cohort A (Class numbers 01, 02, 03):

Myers Pod, Hughes Pod, Morrison Pod

Mondays, Tuesdays and Alternating Fridays

Cohort B (Class numbers 04, 05, 06)

Angelou Pod, Soto Pod, Zinn Pod

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Alternating Fridays

Cohort R (All remote students):

These students will be part of one of the classes ending in 01,02,03,04,05,06 but will be learning remotely at home. All students will have a daily schedule that will require them to log online everyday.

If you need further information, please either call the school at (718) 293-9048, check our website or email


Lauren Hasson


September 1, 2020/ 1 de septiembre

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio states that the school year will begin with online orientations for all students from September 16-18th. School buildings will then open on September 21, 2020 for blended learning.

August 24, 2020/ 24 de agosto de 2020

8.24.20 Principal Letter

August 18, 2020/18 de agosto de 2020

Click here for additional information: Return to School 2020-2021

August 10, 2020 / 10 de agosto de 2020


August 5, 2020 / 5 de agosto de 2020

Click here to register

Pulse aquí para registrarse

Wed, May 20th 2020. (UPDATE)

For elementary and middle school students who are required or recommended to attend summer school, the program will start one week earlier and will run from Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, August 11. Professional learning for teachers and staff will be offered on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday, July 2

Mon, May 18th, 2020.

Dear Families,

Following up on our letter to you last week about the new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere, linked below is a Fact Sheet from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) that provides additional information.

Per NYC Health, this condition has been renamed Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)—formerly Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). The condition is rare and it is potentially life-threatening, so it is important that you know its signs and symptoms.

NYC Health’s Fact Sheet conveys new information about the syndrome, its symptoms, when to seek medical help, treatments, and preventative steps. Because MIS-C is associated with COVID-19, acting to keep your child from being exposed to COVID-19 continues to be essential.

As a reminder, families should help their children understand the importance of the following measures and ensure their children follow them:

· As per NYS Executive Order 202.17, all people over the age of two who can medically tolerate a face covering must wear one when they are outside their home if they cannot maintain physical distance from others. Free face coverings are available at DOE Meal Hubs in all five boroughs—you can find one close to you on the DOE website.

· Physical distancing and good hygiene remain critical, even while wearing a face covering.

· When outside the home, adults and children must maintain at least 6 feet of distance between themselves and others whenever possible.

· Parents should remind children of the importance of good hand hygiene and should help ensure that children frequently wash their hands.

The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority, and we will continue to take all appropriate measures to help keep our students, families, and staff members safe. Please visit at any time for the latest information on MIS-C, and do not hesitate to contact 311 with any questions.


Richard A. Carranza


New York City Department of Education

List of Free internet Providers (List will be updated as we get more info)

As you prepare to move to a distance learning environment, we realize that not all of you have Internet services where you live. I am writing you to let you know about a few companies which are offering to K-12 and college students that do not currently have Internet where they live, free internet service. If that is your situation, Please reach out to one of these Internet Service Providers who are Offering a Free Period to Students, some will waive all installation fees and you may cancel at any time without penalty - including at the 60th day.

1. Charter will offer its Spectrum Internet services free for 60 days.

Contact Charter at 1-844-488-8395 to inquire about this service.

2. Comcast will be offering Families 60 days of free internet service Along with with a Free self-install kit and WIFI Router.

Contact Comcast at 855-846-8376 English | 855-765-6995 Spanish

3. AT&T is offering 60 days of free service

Contact AT&T at 866-861-6075

May 11, 2020

Dear Families,

Health and safety is our top priority, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) and the Department of Education (DOE) continue to work together to keep the city’s students, families, and staff members safe, healthy, and informed as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves.

The NYC Department of Health is currently investigating cases of Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, or PMIS, a new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere. The NYC Health Department is also investigating the possible association between PMIS and COVID-19 in children. Some doctors think the condition is related to having COVID-19, but the connection is still not clear. PMIS is a rare condition that is not contagious. However, because it is life-threatening, it is important to know the signs. Most children have a persistent, high fever lasting several days, along with other symptoms, including:

  • Irritability or sluggishness

  • Abdominal pain without another explanation

  • Diarrhea

  • Vomiting

  • Rash

  • Conjunctivitis, or red or pink eyes

  • Enlarged lymph node (“gland”) on one side of the neck

  • Red, cracked lips or red tongue that looks like a strawberry

  • Swollen hands and feet, which might also be red

You should call your doctor if your child becomes ill and has had continued fever. Your doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and use that information to recommend next steps. If your child is severely ill, you should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 immediately. Although it is not yet known whether it is associated with COVID-19, it is important parents and children take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.