Upcoming Events

  • February 2022 Monthly Meetings

    Community Education Council of District 20
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Announcements

  • CCELL Newsletter Issue 2 AND ELL Family Survey

    Citywide Council on English Language Learners(CCELL) has created a newsletter for ELL community. We share useful information and valuable resources in grade-4 English for the ELL families. This is issue 2, see attached. 
     
    As we know, the ELL community has been isolated for a long time due to language, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

    We are exploring new ways to increase the engagement with more ELL families. We'd like to work together with you to empower them and amplify their voice! 

     

    Also, CCELL has recently launched a citywide multilingual questionnaire to collect feedbacks from all ELL families in order for us to make suggestions and proposals to city officials and DOE. Please see the attached the survey flyer as well so you may put it on your bulletin board or just share it on your network. 

     

    Citywide Council on English Language Learners(CCELL)

    28-11 Queens Plaza North, 4th Floor

    Long Island City, NY, 11101

    website: www.ccell.org

     

    The voice of ELL!

     

    The the survey!

     Scan the code!

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Enrollment Grade By Grade

    • Have a child entering 3-K, or pre-K in fall 2022? Set up your MySchools (https://www.myschools.nyc/en/) account today: With MySchools, you can explore your child's school options, apply during application periods, and get offer information for next year—all in one place. 
    • The kindergarten application is open and the deadline to apply is January 18, 2022!
    • The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and the deadline to apply will be during the week of February 28. Personalized welcome letters, which include information on how to set up your MySchools account, were shared with families in mid-December.
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • ELL Parents Survey

    Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey from the Citywide Council of English Language Learners (CCELL). Thank you!" 
     
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • NYC Department of Education COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Presentation - Presented by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

    GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED about the COVID-19 VACCINE and new eligibility for 5-11 year olds

    Presented by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

     

    Tuesday, December 21st 6pm-7pm

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7915018756

    Meeting ID: 791 501 8756

     

    Dial In Number: 646-558-8656

    Phone Conference ID: 7915018756#

     

    Interpretation provided

    Dial In Number: 347-966-4114

    Spanish Conference ID: 527 650 099#

    Mandarin Conference ID: 999 812 028#

    Russian Conference ID: 373 976 161#

     

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • High School Admissions Updates – Learn When to Apply!

    Dear Families,

     

    We are reaching out today with some important updates about high school admissions for this year.

     

    • The high school application will open the week of January 24, 2022, and close during the week of February 28.
    • In response to feedback from community leaders, families, and schools, borough- and zone-based admissions priorities will remain in place this year. This means that some high school programs will continue to prioritize zoned applicants and/or applicants who live or currently attend middle school in a specific borough. District-based admissions priorities were eliminated last year and will continue to not be used in high school admissions.
    • For high school programs that screen applicants, multiple measures will be used to evaluate students this year. These measures will include submissions of work samples from last year, such as essays or reports, and first-semester grades from this school year.
    • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

     

    In January, we’ll share more details about high school admissions.

     

    • Interested in arts programs? Before the holidays, we'll provide information about preparing for auditions for high school arts programs, including Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
    • Right now, you can read more about high school admissions at schools.nyc.gov/High and log in to your MySchools.nyc account to explore options and build your list of favorite programs.

     

    Best wishes,

    The High School Admissions Team

    Office of Student Enrollment

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Middle School Admissions Updates - Learn When to Apply!

    Dear Families,

     

    We are reaching out to share some important updates about middle school admissions for students applying this winter and entering middle school in fall 2022. 

     

    • The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and the deadline to apply will be the week of February 28.
    • This week, middle school welcome letters will be available! This personalized letter includes information on how to access your MySchools.nyc account. When you're logged in to your account, you can use MySchools to explore your child's middle school program options and save favorite programs. When the application opens, you will also use MySchools to apply. 
      • All current fifth grade public school families will receive their child’s welcome letter in the mail. You can also get a copy from your current school counselor.
      • Private and parochial school families can request your child’s welcome letter from a Family Welcome Center.
    • The DOE will continue to pause screening (using students’ academic records in admissions) for students entering middle school in fall 2022. For middle school programs with more applicants than seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and random selection.
    • This year, arts-based programs will resume holding auditions.
    • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

     

    We will provide more details around admissions when the application opens in January. Right now, you can read more about middle school admissions at schools.nyc.gov/Middle and learn about specific schools at MySchools.nyc.

     

    Best wishes,

    The Middle School Admissions Team

    Office of Student Enrollment

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Recovery Services for NYC Students

    The Advocates for Children of New York are holding an event to review the general recovery services the DOE will be offering for all students with IEPs, what these services may look like, and how these are different from compensatory services. They will also review how to request specific compensatory services and share advocacy tips for parents.
     
    Thu, December 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
     
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Please welcome our new Members!

    At the December Calendar Meeting, CEC 20 voted in two new council members:

    Jona Isufi

    Joyce Xie

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Beyond Access Series Webinars on autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

    The Citywide Council on Special Education Forwarded this message from Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support:
     
    Dear Families,
     
    Hope you are all having a wonderful start to December!
     
    We are excited to share our upcoming Beyond Access Series Webinar’s. In December we are partnering with Re-Think to focus will be on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
     
    Don’t miss our first session of the month, ASD Positive Reinforcement: Fun and Easy ways to Make it Happen at Home, December 7th, at 7:30pm. The session will be led by Christine Penington, a lead educator with Re-Think.
     
    More information regarding the specifics of this session can be found in the links below.
     
    To join any of these sessions, use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_3RnDg3yZQfi3KkltDodSsQ
     
    Thank you for your continued support of this series, we look forward to having you join us. However, if you cannot make it, don’t worry, we record every session and upload them to our YouTube channel. You can access recordings of past sessions using this link: https://www.youtube.com/.../UCHBqMuXq0pYhRiROEufCtjg/videos. Please subscribe to our channel to get notified when we upload new sessions.
     
    As always, we apricate your support and feedback to help us improve the series. If you have any questions, please feel free to let us know by sending an email to beyondaccess@schools.nyc.gov.
     
    We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming sessions.
    Best,
    Jose Rios Lua
    Director of Family Empowerment and Communications
    Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support
    New York City Department of Education
     
    Upcoming Session:
    ASD Positive Reinforcement: Fun and Easy Ways to make it happen at Home:
    Tue, December 7th, 2021
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
     
    ASD: Plan, Organize and Follow Through: A Parent’s Guide to Fostering Executive Functioning Skills:
    Tue, December 14th, 2021
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
     
    ASD Navigating Challenging Behavior at Home: Common intervention strategies to promote Positive Behavior:
    Tue, December 21st, 2021
    7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Education Action Day

    CEC20 would like to share the following from the Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies. Please disregard the December 1st date cited on the flyer. The Governor has until the end of the year to take action on the Bill.

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About District 20

District 20 is the southwest section of Brooklyn, spanning from the Verrazano bridge to Borough Park and the southern section of  Sunset Park.  Neighborhoods include Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst, along with the Fort Hamilton Army Base.

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What are CECs?

The Community Education Councils were created in 2004 after the school boards were dismantled.
Throughout the city, there are 32 school districts.  Each school district has a CEC.  Each CEC oversees the elementary and junior high schools within their district. Parents serve a two year term on 36 Councils throughout the city, including the 32 Community Education Councils and the 4 Citywide Councils.

CECs are made up of:

9 parents-selected by the district's PTA/PAs
2 Borough President Appointees
1 High School Senior

CEC members represent the parents in their district. The CEC is the voice of all the district parents. Parents are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings to learn what is going on and also to voice their concerns and issues.  Members also visit the district schools and attend their PTA/PA meetings, as well as their School Leadership Team meetings.  The CECs participate in shaping educational policies in their districts. Their responsibilities include approving school zoning lines, holding hearings on the capital plan, and providing input on other important policy issues. Each CEC has nine members who are parents of students currently in grades K-8 in district schools.

For District 20, the parent CEC members have children in the district's public school system.  On CEC20, our members' children attend: PS102, PS/IS 104, PS112,PS127, PS176,  PS185, IS187, IS201,  IS259, PS503, and PS682.  

Citywide Councils:

There are 4 citywide councils: the CCHS (Citywide Council on High Schools) oversees all the high schools, the CCSE (Citywide Council on Special Education) oversees Special Education., the CCELL (Citywide Council on English Language Learners) and the District 75 Council.

Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)

The CCHS advises and comments on educational or instructional policy involving students attending public high schools. There are ten elected members on the Citywide Council on High Schools, two from each borough. Each member must be the parent of a student currently attending public high school.

Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)

The CCELL advises and comments on policy involving bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. There are nine elected members on the Citywide Council on English Language Learners. Each member must be the parent of a student currently receiving bilingual or ESL services.

Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)

The CCSE advises and comments on services for students with disabilities. There are nine elected members on the Citywide Council on Special Education. Each member must be the parent of a student currently receiving special education services.District 75 Citywide Council (D75 Council)The Council advises and comments on educational policies that affect students with disabilities who attend D75 schools. There are nine elected members on the D75 Council. Each member must be the parent of a student currently enrolled in a D75 program. 

District 75 Council

District 75 provides highly specialized instructional support for students with significant challenges, such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Significant cognitive delays
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Sensory impairments
  • Multiple disabilities

Contact Us

Address: 415 89th Street, Room 410, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone: 718-759-3921

Email: cec20@schools.nyc.gov

You can also email Superintendent David Pretto at: dpretto@schools.nyc.gov