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Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home

Posted March 29, 2020

While our City stays home to stop the spread of coronavirus, New Yorkers can access a range of mental health services by phone or online. If you or someone you care about needs support, we encourage you to reach out to the programs below. Help is available. Every mental health service below is free to … Continue reading "Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home"

Attendance, teacher contact, and Installing GOogle Apps

Posted March 24, 2020

Thanks for learning with us as we dive into remote instruction. It's been a slightly rocky start, we've all made huge progress already!

If you have not been able to get your child on to Google Classroom, please email your child's teacher as soon as possible. Teacher email addresses can be found in the Staff Directory.

Even in this new environment, please remember that children are expected to attend instruction every day. Teachers will be required to record student attendance and absences starting this coming Monday.

If you have not been able to set up your child on a device, install Google classroom for the time being on your phone. You will be able to keep on top of class updates, as well as information on how to get a device from the DOE.

iPad and Tablet users -- we recommend you get the google apps from the app store. Go to the app store for your device and download "Google Classroom", "Google Drive", "Google Docs" and "Google Slides".


March 20, 2020

We are open today (Friday, March 20) from 9am-12pm to pick up grade-level work packets. This will be the last chance to pick up a physical copy of your child's work packet. You will be able to download the packets from our website and print them yourself soon.

Please take a grab-and-go breakfast/lunch when you arrive. They are fridge-stable, so you may wish to pick up some for multiple days while you're there.

If you are still in need of an electronic device for your child to access Google Classroom, you can register for a device and be put on the wait list.

Stay safe, Locke families!

Information about NYCDOE Regional Enrichment Centers

Posted March 19, 2020

"If you are a first responder, health care provider, or transit worker whose child is a New York City resident, and you have no other child care option, please complete this survey to begin your enrollment process."

Read more in Chancellor Carranza's March 19th letter to families.

The building will be open for parents and guardians to pick up work packets and/or a device for on-line access on Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 9am to 3pm.

March 18, 2020

Work packets and devices for online access will be available for pickup at the school on Thursday, 3/19. Families are not required to pick up materials at the school. Devices for loan are in limited supply, so we ask that families who have desk-and laptop computers and/or tablets at home give first access to families who don't. Packets for each grade will be available for printing at home on this website by Friday.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM with your child's teacher will be up and running on Monday. Be sure to get your access information from your child's teacher. Be sure to call the school on Thursday 3/19 if you haven't heard from us!

For important updates Download the locke school App on your phone or tablet today!

March 18, 2020

Go to the APP Store or Google Play and type in "Locke School". We're posting important updates daily!

talking to Children about covid-19

March 18, 2020

Here is some guidance from our partners at Bank Street College about to talking to children about COVID-19.

Read Chancellor Carranza's letter to families

Posted March 17, 2020

"I want to be clear that this is not a closure, but a transition. We will not lower our expectations for our students." Read more about the changes coming to all NYC public schools in Chancellor Carranza's March 16th letter to families.

NYC.gov Updates site on COVID-19

Posted March 15, 2020

NYC.gov has updated their Coronavirus information page. Use it to find the latest updates as they are announced by the Department of Education.

Harlem Link's CLosure

Posted March 14, 2020

Harlem Link, which shares a campus with the Locke School, has closed its doors for the next two weeks. Read how this affects our school in Jane's March 14th letter to parents.

Update on COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

Excerpt from Jane's March 13th letter to parents:

"First and foremost, I want to encourage everyone to tune in to the most reliable news sources for the latest verified news on COVID-19. There will be considerable misinformation as we move through this crisis and we want to make sure we are not getting distracted by rumors..."

Read more in Jane's March 13th letter to parents.

Black History Show POstponed

Posted March 12, 2020

Dear Locke School Family,

It is with a very heavy heart that I announce the postponement of our fabulous Black History Celebration Show. As of this evening, the mayor has cancelled all assembles and recitals in schools.

It has been pure joy watching the children and teachers prepare for the show. Your children are truly amazing, and I promise that as soon as the mayor lifts the ban on assemblies, we are going all going to celebrate together with this show!

Bee Rally and Locke Leader Rallies scheduled for next week are postponed as well. I’ll provide more information about the Beacon Afterschool Program as I get it.

Stay safe, stick together and we’ll get through this. Please don’t hesitate to reach out when you have questions and concerns.

With All My Heart,


Jane Murphy, Principal

The Locke School of Arts and Engineering

Formerly Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School

20 West 112th Street

New York, NY 10026


Corona Virus Update

Posted March 10, 2020

Jane has shared some updates on the Corona Virus. Take a moment to make sure you and your child are staying safe this season!

Rainbow Monday!

Join in the fun on Monday October 7th — The competition is on!

Click here for the Rainbow Monday Flier.

Kindergarten Update

What a great start to the year! Families with students in Kindergarten will want to check out this posting: It has a special notice from our K team, a letter from Jane, and a brief Kindergarten timeline for the next few weeks.

Prekindergarten Openings

Limited seats available for Prekindergarten. Register Now!

Please call Monika, Parent Coordinator at 212-534-7490 ext 1711 for an appointment.

Read Jane's Equity Team Message

Monday, June 24, 2019

In her June 24th letter to families, Jane writes, "...at this time, we would like to update our families with where we are in our school with the Equity work...". If you missed it, here is Jane's message about the Equity Team.

Awards Assembly InFORMATION

Wednesday, June 18, 2019

All First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents please have your child dressed in school uniform for the awards assembly.

Dates for the Awards Assembly

First Grade and Second Grade:

    • Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 1pm in the auditorium.

Third and Fourth Grade:

    • Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1pm in the auditorium.

Fifth Grade

    • Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11am in the auditorium.

“Children At Work”-VISITING DAY

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

You are invited to attend our very special

“Children At Work”- Visiting Day!

Please see information below for your session. All sessions will begin in Room 171- Monika's Office:

-K moving into 1st Grade at 8:45am – 9:15am

-1st Grade moving into 2nd Grade at 9:30am- 10:45am

-2nd Grade moving to 3rd Grade at 10:15am – 10:45am

-3rd Grade moving to 4th Grade at 11:00am – 11:30am

Please don’t miss this important opportunity to launch the coming year fully prepared!

June 2019 Letter from Principal Jane Murphy

June 3, 2019

This letter is about talking to children about the end of the school year. While many children look forward to summer vacation, the end of the school year can elicit complicated feelings in children... [Continue reading Jane's message.]

Family-Fun Literacy Workshop

May 2019

On June 3rd, the New York Children's Theater will be bringing their workshop "Literature at Play with Families" to the Locke School. Pizza will be served at 5:30PM. The workshop will begin sharply at 6:00PM and then run until 7:30PM.

Learn more about the program here

Water testing is complete

February 2019

As part of a commitment to providing safe, clean drinking water for students and staff, the NYCDOE has found all sources of water at the Locke School to be safe for drinking. You can read details of the water testing here.

School is in Session!

November 2018

We have a lot of reasons to be excited as PS 185 and PS 208 have merged to become The Locke School. To read more about this collaboration, read Principal Jane Murphy's welcome letter.