Announcement: Virtual Learning is in Session - Spring Break Cancelled
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we are open and available to students and staff via virtual learning on Thursday, April 9th and Friday, April 10th. Please take these days if you are observing the holidays, but remote instruction will continue.
Following the advice of the NYC Department of Education, we have cancelled Spring Break which was scheduled for was April 13-17, 2020. Staff and students are expected to maintain their assignments through remote instruction during this time.
New Dawn Charter High School
Newly Created Updates and Shout-Outs from Staff
Thank you New Dawn Students, Staff, and Families for your dedication and hard work as we transitioned from in-person classes to remote and on-line learning.
Please remember that your mentors will be checking in on you, and that it is necessary that you are logging in to JupiterEd.com for classwork, announcements, and assignments.
We wanted to make sure that you have easy access to COVID-19 information and resources, as well as reminders that our staff and dedicated team from both locations miss you and care about you deeply.
Corona Virus (CO-VID 19) Information and Resources from New York City
As of March 13, 2020, both New Dawn Charter Schools are open and in session. In this time, we would like to provide our parents and families with helpful information about the virus, precautions you can take to stay healthy, and support our community.
Brooklyn and Jamaica schools will be closing at 2:00 p.m. for professional development and thorough cleaning of both facilities for the next 48 hours. Check back frequently for updates and information as it is on-going.
Remember, we are in this together and owe it to everyone to practice safe hygiene, self-care, and we are here to maintain a healthy environment, physically and mentally.
Recommendations as we continue as a community:
Wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
Cover your mouth when you cough, sneeze, or yawn.
If any of your students or family members are known to be ill or have symptoms described in the attachments, please be sure to stay home. Absences are not being affected in New York City for students.
It is all of our responsibility to limit exposure, but also to be realistic and compassionate about those around us.
Links with on-going updates:
Text: To get regular updates on the latest developments regarding Coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.
Graduating Seniors from the class of 2019 attended a dinner at Hotel Chantelle in New York City. Music, dancing, and family-style cuisine were all on the menu for the event. A fabulous evening was had by all who attended. See you at the Senior Breakfast on June 25, 2019 at 242 Hoyt Street.
New Dawn Charter High School
2019 Rooftop Party
Students and staff enjoyed the final days of the 2019 school year on the rooftop with a BBQ wrap up. Good luck with your final projects and on your Regents!
Message from our Executive Director - Schools Re-Opening Update
Message from Executive Director
For release August 7, 2020:
Good afternoon all, I hope you are all well. I'm sure you have heard that school will be reopening in the fall. I wanted to let the community know that we are working on scheduling right now. I understand that many students and family are still concerned about students returning to the classroom. Therefore, we are devising a plan where each student will come to the school on specific days of the week and continue remote learning on the other days. We simply do not have space to social distance ensuring that all students and staff are safe by being in the building at the same time. We are planning to have Zoom meetings with parents next Tuesday, Aug. 11, Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Thursday, Aug. 13 in order to get feedback from the community. We will also be conducting surveys to determine whether your student has access to technology and how comfortable you are with your student returning to school.
I hope you will all be able to join us. As usual, you can always reach out to any staff through Jupiter or personal contacts.
New Dawn Charter High School
Upcoming: Virtual Board Meeting - Held on Zoom - May 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
The New Dawn Charter Schools Board of Trustees will be holding the next meeting on May 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting will be for on-going status updates and open and consistent communication.
Topic: Board Meeting Mid Month Meeting
Time: May 12, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The New Dawn Charter Schools Board of Trustees will be holding an additional Board meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to update everyone about the status of remote instruction and the upcoming holidays and spring break. The meeting will be held on Zoom and the information is:
Topic: Board Meeting April 7, 2019
Time: Apr 7, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
New Dawn Charter High School will provide over-aged and under-credited students 15 - 21 years of age, including those who are English Language Learners and those with special needs, the opportunity to return to school and obtain a high school diploma through a rigorous NYSED standards-based education program.
Within the framework of the education program, three programs will be offered:
1) Interventions for those with fewer than 11 credits, and for those with 11 or more credits
2) Internships in the community
3) College enrollment
Who We Are
All students must be given a chance to complete high school and this includes students who may be struggling with traditional schools. New Dawn Charter High School is a New York City Transfer School, reaching out to students who have either dropped out or are in school truants-those who will most likely not graduate with their four-year 9th grade peers.
New Dawn enrolls students who are over-aged and under-credited in grades 9 through 12, and includes an intensive program for those students who are the most at-risk and difficult to engage in their education: the student who is over 15 years old and has fewer than 11 credits.
Students who fulfill all academic and internship requirements will graduate with a New York State Education diploma, Throughout the course work that is completed at New Dawn Charter School students will have access to internship and vocational training, one-on-one and group college and career counseling, a mentor based team of educational professionals and leaders who have implemented a rigorous and holistic instructional approach for all students.