Dear RFK Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are enjoying your summer and are staying safe. As we look to September, we are in the process of planning for the 2020-2021 school year. I recently wrote to you about your child's options for learning this fall.

If we return to school in September, you will have the option of sending your child to school following a hybrid model (some in school and some remote), or opting for full time remote learning from home.

If you choose the hybrid model (i.e. to send your child to school), he or she will be in school one to two times per week, and working remotely from home on the days he or she is not in school. There will be three groups of students (A,B,C), with one group attending on their scheduled day. Please see the chart below to see how the schedule will work. This schedule is subject to change based on unanticipated circumstances.

If you have not done so already, please fill out our brief survey telling us what method of instruction you prefer.

You should have also received and filled out the NYC DOE survey telling them if you prefer to have your child utilize remote learning this fall. This is the official survey and MUST be filled out in order for your choice to be recorded properly.

We will be holding a town hall meeting on Monday, August 10th at 6 pm to review these options and address any questions or concerns you may have.

RFK Parent Town Hall Meeting

Time: Aug 10, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 945 2535 4034

Passcode: 674055

Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

I thank you for your continued support, and though we are in trying and challenging times, we will get through this together as an RFK community.


Anthony Barbetta


Update for families on instruction, August 6, 2020

Update for Families on Instruction_August 6 2020.pdf

Fall school re-opening information

Dear Families,

Let us know by completing the survey ASAP!

As we prepare to return to School in September, please take a moment to complete the Learning Preference Survey ASAP If you want to continue with Remote Learning: Please use the link to complete the survey:

The Application deadline to select Remote Learning Only is August 7, 2020.

The NYCDOE wants every student who needs a device for remote learning to have one, even if the student does not have Internet access at home. Call 718-935-5100 and choose Option 5 on the menu. Someone will help you get a device with Internet connection.

Grab and go meals will only be at these locations starting Monday

* Remote Learning Technical Support Ticket System for Families

* Remote Learning Technical Support Ticket System for Teachers and Staff


Summer School information

Students attending summer school will be required to use their DOE email accounts to access assignments.

Instructions for find your DOE student account ID and password

  • To retrieve your account ID and password: Go to Student Account Self Service Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.) Enter your birthday. Click Continue. If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed. Your student ID is your username followed by For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up. Pick a password that only you will know. Re-enter your password. Click Update Password. To access the main page about DOE Student Accounts, click here:

  • Next head over to iLearnNYC to access summer school with your new DOE student account at TeachHub Portal, Once you log in, you will see blue iLearnNYC icon.

  • Also check your Gmail by logging into with your new DOE student ID/account.

  • The number for Summer School HelpDesk: 1-888-995-9866

instructions for Summer school's iLearn, edmentum and Zoom class meetings

1 minute video shows you how to access your summer school classes and assignments courtesy of John Bowne HS. Video has no sound.


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