School Year Calendar 2021-22
|September 13||Monday||First day of school for students|
|September 16||Thursday||Yom Kippur, schools closed|
|October 11||Monday||Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day, schools closed|
|November 2||Tuesday||Election Day, fully remote, asynchronous instructional day|
|November 3||Wednesday||Evening parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools.|
|November 4||Thursday||Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.|
|November 10||Wednesday||Evening parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools.|
|November 11||Thursday||Veterans Day, schools closed|
|November 12||Friday||Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.|
|November 17||Wednesday||Evening parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs.|
|November 18||Thursday||Afternoon Conferences for middle schools and District 75 school programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.|
|November 25–26||Thursday–Friday||Thanksgiving Recess, schools closed|
|December 24–31||Friday–Friday||Winter Recess, schools closed|
|January 17||Monday||Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, schools closed|
|January 25–28||Tuesday–Friday||Regents Administration|
|January 31||Monday||Professional Development day for 9–12 and 6–12 schools, students in these schools do not attend|
|February 1||Tuesday||Lunar New Year, schools closed|
|February 2||Wednesday||Spring Term begins for semester-based schools|
|February 21–25||Monday–Friday||Midwinter Recess, schools closed|
|March 2||Wednesday||Evening parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools.|
|March 3||Thursday||Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and K–8 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.|
|March 9||Wednesday||Evening parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs.|
|March 10||Thursday||Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for middle schools and district 75 schools and programs; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.|
|March 16||Wednesday||Evening parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools.|
|March 18||Friday||Afternoon parent-teacher conferences for high schools, K–12, and 6–12 schools; students in these schools dismissed three hours early.|
|March 29–31||Tuesday–Thursday||3–8 ELA Assessment administration|
|April 15–22||Friday–Friday||Spring Recess (includes Good Friday and Passover), schools closed|
|April 26–28||Tuesday–Thursday||3–8 Math Assessment administration|
|May 2||Monday||Eid al-Fitr, schools closed|
|May 30||Monday||Memorial Day, schools closed|
|June 7||Tuesday||Clerical Day, K–5, K–6, 6–8, and K–12 schools and D75 programs, students in these schools do not attend|
|June 9||Thursday||Anniversary Day, Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development, students do not attend|
|June 15–24||Wednesday–Friday||Regents Administration|
|June 20||Monday||Juneteenth (observed), schools closed|
|June 27||Monday||Last day of school for students|
Queens Public Library - KICKOFF TO KINDERGARTEN
To prepare children to read, Kickoff to Kindergarten (K2K) develops knowledge of early literacy skills with guided activities and storytimes for families, while promoting at-home literacy and conflict analysis strategies for adults. Families with children can participate in K2K when the child is between ages three and five. K2K is offered virtually and runs for seven consecutive sessions. Enrolled caregivers and students will participate in weekly group sessions and will also have opportunities to talk privately with the teacher to ask questions and for guidance and feedback. Preregister for K2K and we’ll reach out with information about our next season of K2K. Email with other questions.
Multiple Languages on Social-Emotional Learning Strategies with Families
The DOE’s Parent University invites NYC families to a series of virtual courses on social-emotional learning (SEL). In these courses, families will learn strategies and have access to tools that promote a successful learning environment for their children. Courses will be conducted in English, Spanish, and Chinese, and taught by DOE partners at Ramapo For Children. Please share these courses with your families, using the course flyers in English; Spanish; and Chinese.
As shared in the November 20 edition of Principals Digest, the DOE’s Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education. Please continue to share this resource with your school community by emailing these flyers to families (translated versions of the flyer are available in all DOE-supported languages on the Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage).
Wide Open Schools Family Resource
The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate. Families can use the information to do the following:
- Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon.
- Engage with their child on what is taught at school;
- Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;
- Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences;
- Locate afterschool activities.
P-EBT Cards 2020-2021
Money for Food for All NYC Public School Students
year (September 2020–June 2021)
P-EBT funds were issued to this card for spring 2020 AND spent.
Every single NYC public school student is automatically eligible—regardless of income or immigration
status—. No application or registration is required. P-EBT does not affect any other benefits or public
charge status. Students in parochial or charter schools may be eligible if their school participates in the
National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
EBT Customer Service 1-888-328-6399 or
your balance, or activate (PIN) a card.
Entry and Dismissal September 2021
Thank you for being a partner in your child’s education this year. It was a challenging year but together we met every challenge with strength and kindness. Please take the summer to enjoy yourself and the company of your children. I can’t wait to hear all of the wonder summer stories.
When we return in September you will see that the older side of the building is under construction. Construction will only involve the older side of the school building. July 1st, construction begins with the building of scaffolding and overhead bridges. They will then continue on to phase 1 which involves masonry, phase 2 roofing, phase 3 the installing of new windows, and phase 4 the rebuilding of exterior stairs at exits 1, 2, 5, and 6.
Please know that the safety of all at PS13Q is of the utmost importance to me. Construction will begin the summer and is schedule to complete in three years. Summer construction will be during the day, however, when school is in session construction will be over night. Construction will not go on while children are in the building.
We will have to restructure our entry and dismissal procedures due to the scaffolding and construction materials. A major portion of our school yard will be off limits for the next three years. Outlined below is our entry and dismissal plan.
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 12
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 10
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 1
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 12
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 2
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 2
Entry & Dismissal - Exit 3
Entry doors will open at 7:45 and remain open until 8:10 (3K entry procedures will come in a separate letter over the summer once all of the spots have been confirmed). Dismissal procedures will begin at 2:20 (the teachers will inform you in September of the exact time they will be dismissing).
Will begin to take attendance at 8:10. It is important that your child is on time for school every day. It is equally as important that you are prompt in picking up your child at the end of the day.
We will have safe access to all exit doors at all times during construction.
Letter from the Chancellor to the Families 9/20/21
It was so exciting to welcome students back in our classrooms last week, seeing the joy on their faces as they all
could finally return to learn in-person with their teachers and classmates! This is a very special time, and we are
doing everything possible to make sure everyone in our schools remains safe and healthy.
I invite you to share the amazing experience of that first week of school with me through
this video (vimeo.com/609642752/70f8506d67) capturing our homecoming experience across the city.
In addition to the extensive health and safety measures summarized on our school year 2021-22 webpage
(schools.nyc.gov/homecoming), we are making two important adjustments to COVID-19 protocols in our
Weekly testing. Starting Monday, September 27, the DOE will increase random COVID-19 testing in
all elementary, middle, and high schools for students in grades 1-12 from biweekly to weekly. We can
only test students whose parents have provided an updated testing consent form to their school. You are
encouraged to provide this consent for your child if you have not done so. If you have already submitted
a testing consent form for the 2021-22 school year, that consent form remains in effect. If you have not
yet submitted your consent, you can do so one of two ways:
o Fill out the form using your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA): schoolsaccount.nyc or
o Download the form online at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting and bring the completed form to your
Updated quarantine policy. Also starting Monday, September 27, in accordance with the latest
guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will no longer
close an entire classroom when there is a positive case in the classroom. Unvaccinated students who are
masked and at least three feet distanced from a student who tests positive are not considered close
contacts under CDC guidelines and will not have to quarantine. This new policy applies to all students in
Vaccination is the most important step that we can take to protect our families and our communities against
COVID-19. To protect your children and school communities, we have mandated that all DOE school
staff be vaccinated against COVID-19—by September 27, all employees will have received at least one dose of
the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule a vaccination appointment for yourself or your eligible student aged 12
and older, please visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.
We will continue to share everything we are doing to keep your children safe. Our school year back together
again is already off to a fantastic start, and I look forward to seeing your students thrive and grow this year as
they learn alongside their peers.
New York City Schools Chancellor
School Lockdown Drill September 2021
September 21, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Department of Education mandates that each public school conduct Lockdown drills each year, the first to be conducted by October 31st. P.S. 13 conducted our first Lockdown drill on Tuesday, September, 21st at 1:37 pm. During this time, the school was placed in a state of Lockdown. All students and staff observed Lockdown protocols. The drill lasted approximately 10 minutes. Please be advised that this was only a drill and the school day continued as usual after the completion of the Lockdown drill.
Queridos Padres y Guardianes,
Es mandatorio por el departamento de educación que todas la escuelas públicas hagan pruebas de confinamiento (cerrar de puertas) cada año, el primero tiene que ser hecho antes del 31 de Octubre. P.S. 13 hizo la primera prueba de confinamiento (cerrar de puertas) hoy martes, septiembre 21, a las 1:37pm. Durante este tiempo la escuela estuvo bajo confinamiento (cerrar de puertas). Todos los estudiantes y personas que trabajan en la escuela siguieron las reglas del confinamiento (cerrar de puertas). La prueba duro aproximadamente 10 minutos. Por favor considere que este solo es una prueba y el día escolar continuo normalmente después de la prueba de confinamiento (cerrar puertas).
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Queens Public Library - Back to School with the Library
Queens Public Library - NEW MAMAS VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP
Welcome new mamas! Having a baby, no matter if it is your first or your fifth, brings new joys and new challenges. QPL is here for you and your new little one. Please join us on Fridays at 12:30pm starting October 1 for our New Mamas Virtual Support Group. This group gives resources and shares information among mothers with infants 0-12 months. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays, October 1 – December 17
Covid Testing for Students 2021-2022
Updates and Reminders
Evelyn Velez Foteyne Mouzakitis Cheralene Kondel Lisa Rivera
Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal
PS13Q, The Clement C. Moore School
94-19 56 Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Queens Public Library Closure
Lefrak City Library, located at 98-30 57 Avenue in Corona, will be closed at least through the end of the year as we continue to address the extensive damage resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Please visit www.queenslibrary.org for updates.
Queens Public Library
Kindergarten Enrollment Fairs
Starting in the 2022-2023 school year,
District 24 families will have to the opportunity to apply to
schools and programs around the district. The purpose of
these fairs is to share information regarding our Zoned, Dual
Language and STEM programs that families can apply to.
Zoom link will be sent after registration
Please Pre-register by visiting the link
below or scanning the QR code.
Queens Public Library - Corona Library Closed Until Further Notice
Corona Library, located at 38-23 104 Street, will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 3, until further notice due to a positive case of COVID-19 involving a staff member.www.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-0728 for assistance.Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit
Queens Public Library