Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying HomePosted 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 AppsPosted 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".
PACKET PICKUP, GRAB AND GO FOOD, AND E-DEVICE INFORMATIONMarch 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 CentersPosted 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!
Read Chancellor Carranza's letter to familiesPosted 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.
Harlem Link's CLosurePosted March 14, 2020
Update on COVID-19Posted 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 POstponedPosted 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
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.
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.
- 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 WorkshopMay 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 completeFebruary 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.