Food Distribution

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School Food Distribution

Below is a list of schools that will be offering breakfast and lunch during the hours of 7:45 am – 12:45 pm

15 15001 K001 P.S. 001 The Bergen
15 15010 K010 Magnet School of Math, Science and D
15 15015 K015 P.S. 015 Patrick F. Daly
15 15038 K038 P.S. 038 The Pacific
15 15094 K094 P.S. 094 The Henry Longfellow
15 15124 K124 P.S. 124 Silas B. Dutcher
15 15130 K130 P.S. 130 The Parkside
15 15131 K131 P.S. 131 Brooklyn
15 15136 K136 I.S. 136 Charles O. Dewey
15 15169 K169 P.S. 169 Sunset Park
15 15172 K172 P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
15 15230 K230 P.S. 230 Doris L. Cohen
15 15293 K293 School for International Studies
15 15295 K845 P.S. 295
15 15554 K917 Brooklyn College Academy – Bridge to Brooklyn
15 15586 K804 Cobble Hill School of American Studies
15 15996 K682 The School of Creativity and Innovation

Brooklyn Food Pantries

At this time many families are struggling to purchase or find household items.  Please see the table below with Brooklyn food pantries.  Additionally,  The Center for Family Life (443 39th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232)  will be handing out packets of food Wednesday and Thursday 10AM-1PM. While supplies last.
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Greenpoint Reformed Church 136 Milton St., 11222 Wed 6pm-7pm
Greenpoint Reformed Church 136 Milton St., 11222 Thu 4pm-7pm
St. Stephen Outreach 874 Myrtle Ave., 11206 Wed-Fri 11am-1pm
St. Stephen Outreach 874 Myrtle Ave., 11206 Wed, Fri 9am-10:30am
Catholic Charities St. John’s Food Pantry 333 Hart St., 11206 Tue 7am-8am.
Overcoming Love Ministries – Pulaski Family Residence 228 Pulaski St., 11206 Tue 10am-4pm, Fri 2:30pm-4pm
Make the Road by Walking 301 Grove St., 11237 Fri 7am-10am
Iglesia Pentecostal Arca de Salvacion 72 Vanderbilt Ave, 11205 Sat 7:30am-9:30am
St. John’s Bread and Life Mobile Soup Kitchen – Red Hook 98 Richard St., 11231 Tue 11:30am- 1pm, Fri 10:30am-12pm (except 1st Fri)
Recovery House of Worship (RHOW) 360 Schermerhorn St., 11217 Mon, Tue, Fri 9am-10am, doors open 8am
Recovery House of Worship (RHOW) 360 Schermerhorn St., 11217 2nd, 3rd, 4th Sat 9am-10:30am
CHIPS – Park Slope Christian Help 200 4th Ave., 11217 Mon-Fri 9am-11am (breakfast to go); Mon-Sat
11:30am1pm (hot lunch); Mon-Fri 1pm – 4pm (bag lunch)
CHIPS – Park Slope Christian Help 200 4th Ave., 11217 Fri 11:30am-1pm
Hope City Empowerment Center 650 Washington Ave., 11238 Tue, Thu, Fri 12:30pm-1:30pm; Sat 9am-11am
Hope City Empowerment Center 650 Washington Ave., 11238 Every other Fri 9am-11am
Church of God Feeding the Hungry 836 Classon Ave., 11238 Thu 11:30am-1:30pm
Chance for Children Youth Information Center 11 McKeever Place, Lower Level, 11225 Fri 10am-12:30pm
Grace Reformed Church of Flatbush 1800 Bedford Ave., 11225 Sat 11am-1pm
Salvation Army Bedford Temple Corps 601 Lafayette Ave., 11216 Wed 10am-12pm
St. George Episcopal Church 800 Marcy Ave, 11216 Tue 10:30am-12pm
Stuyvesant Heights Christian Church 69 MacDonough St., 11216 every other Thu 5pm-6pm
Agape Social Services Beulah 956 Marcy Ave., 11216 Wed 12pm-2pm. ID required
Agape Social Services Beulah 956 Marcy Ave., 11216 2nd, 4th Tue 10am-2pm
Family Life Development Center 1476 Bedford Ave., 11216 Mon 8am-6pm.
St. John’s Bread and Life 795 Lexington Avenue, 11221 Mon-Fri 8am-12:30pm
St. John’s Bread and Life 795 Lexington Avenue, 11221 Mon-Fri 8am-12:30pm; Tue, Thu 3pm-6:30pm
Open Door Family Life Center 999 Greene Ave., 11221 Sat 8:30am-10:30am
Open Door Family Life Center 999 Greene Ave., 11221 Sun 9am-10:30am
Bridge St. AME Missionary 277 Stuyvesant Ave, 11221 Wed 11am-1:30pm
King Emmanuel Community Services 340-44 Malcolm X Blvd, 11233 Thu, Fri 10:30am-12pm
St. Matthews Roman Church 1351 Lincoln Pl., 4th Fl., 11213 Tue 9am-12pm. Ring buzzer
Bethany United Methodist Church 1208 St. John’s Pl., 11213 Tue 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Mt. Hebron Food for Life Pantry 167 Chester St., 11212 Sat 9am-10:30am
Salvation Army Brownsville Corps 280 Riverdale Avenue, 11212 Mon-Thu 9am-12pm, 1:30pm-4pm
Overcoming Love Ministries – Van Siclen Family Residence 246 Jamaica Ave., 11207 Thu-Sat 4pm-7pm
Overcoming Love Ministries – Liberty Cafe 275 Liberty Ave., 11207 Mon-Fri 10:30am-1:30pm
Las Maravillas Del Exodo 302 Elton St., 11208 Wed 11am-12pm
Sunset Park Emergency Food Program / The Center for Family Life 443-39th St., 11220 Tue 10am-1pm; Wed, Thu 11am-1pm
Salvation Army Sunset Park Corp 520 50th St., 11220 Mon-Fri 12pm-1pm
Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help 526 60th St., 11220 1st, 2nd Sat 10am-12pm
Zichron Acheinu Levy Menachem Tzion 928 44th St., 11219 Fri 11:30am-12:30pm
Salvation Army Bay Ridge 252 86th Street, 11209 Mon-Thu 8:30am-3:30pm by appointment.
Bensonhurst COJO / Kosher Food Program 8635 21st Ave., Ste. 1B, 11214 Tue 10am-4pm. All food is kosher
Reaching Out Community Services Inc. 7708 New Utrecht Ave., 1121 Mon, Tue, Thu 9am-4pm; Wed 9am-6pm; Fri 9am-4pm
Calvary Pentecostal Church 151 Woodruff Ave, 11226 Thu 11am-1pm
Holy Cross Church Food Pantry 2530 Church Ave., 11226 Tue, Thu 2pm-3:30pm
Masbia of Flatbush 1372 Coney Island Ave., 11230 Sun-Thu 3pm-7:30pm
Masbia of Flatbush 1372 Coney Island Ave., 11230 Fri 7am-11am
Triumphant Breakthrough Pantry 889 Rutland Rd., 11203 Thu 4pm-6pm.
United Community Baptist Kitchen 545 Utica Ave., 11203 Sat 10am-12pm
Brooklyn Faith SDA Church 5518 Church Avenue, 11203 Fri 12pm-3pm, or until food runs out
Brooklyn Faith SDA Church 5518 Church Avenue, 11203 Thu 2pm-4pm
Canarsie Cluster Food Pantry (Our Lady of Miracles) 757 E. 86th St., 11236 Sat 10am-11:30am
Sephardic Bikur Holim- Kosher 425 Kings Hwy, 11223 Mon 9:30am-12:30pm; Wed, Fri 9:15am-12:15pm;
Tue, Thu by appointment only
Catholic Charities Our Lady of Solace 2866 W. 17th St., 11224 Mon 9:30am-1:30pm
Shorefront Jewish Community Council- Kosher 128 Brighton Beach Avenue, 4th floor, 11235 Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-2pm
Kings Bay YM-YWHA, Inc 3495 Nostrand Ave., 11229 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Technology Update

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Equipment Distribution from the DOE

Please see the information below regarding technology and fill out the survey as soon as possible. Dead line for survey is March 20th. 

We are asking families to complete a survey  sharing their best contact information over the next few weeks as well as whether they have access to a smartphone, a laptop/tablet/computer, the internet, or none of the above. We will use the information to prioritize device distribution and inform families of pickup location.

Listing of our school on the survey dropdown: J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget – K088


Consulte el correo electrónico a continuación y complete la encuesta lo antes posible. La fecha límite para la encuesta es el 20 de marzo.

Distribución de equipos del DOE

les pedimos a las familias que completen una encuesta para compartir su mejor información de contacto durante las próximas semanas, así como si tienen acceso a un teléfono inteligente, una computadora portátil / tableta / computadora, Internet,

O ninguno de los anteriores. Utilizaremos la información para priorizar la distribución del dispositivo e informar a las familias de la ubicación de recogida.  survey

FREE Wi-Fi Available

Charter Communications will offer FREE Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.

To enroll call 1-844-488-8395; and find out more at

Trouble with Logging in?

Students can learn how to find their DOE accounts and log in – Student Accounts (DOE Website)

Students can reset their DOE account password – Student DOE Account Password Reset Page (DOE Website)


Library Resources from Home

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Library Resources Available from Home

These resources are available from home with a public library card.

MyLibraryNYC Landing Page for Digital Resources

Brooklyn Public Library eBooks and Audiobooks

How to Access the New York Public Library’s Digital Resources 24/7

Queens Public Library Digital Media

BPL Learning Resources Available from Home

NYPL Databases Available from Home

QPL Research Databases

A Letter from the Chancellor

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March 16, 2020

Dear Families,

All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in cities, states, and nations across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never had to face—and maybe never could have imagined having to.

Here in New York, Mayor de Blasio and I have been clear that any changes to our school system as we know it would be an extreme measure—a last resort. We’ve been monitoring the outbreak in New York City day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. This weekend, it became clear that continuing public education in our school buildings was no longer sustainable for the time being.

On Sunday, we announced that for the next three and a half weeks, we are moving to a remote learning model, with a projected reopening of school buildings the week of April 20, 2020. I know this may feel abrupt, and has the potential to cause disruption in your lives. We are committed to consistent and clear communication with you throughout this time period, and a clear understanding of what will happen.

Our announcement today means that Monday, March 16, school buildings are closed and students will be out of session. However, students and families can pick up medication or receive any standard medical services from Tuesday through Thursday, during regular school hours; school nurses and school based health center staff will be on site. During that time, teachers will also be expected to report to their buildings and receive full-day professional development on remote learning.

Later in the week, students will begin picking up materials, including technology to participate in remote learning when needed. Additional guidance on all of this will be shared with you in the next couple of days. All throughout this week, grab-and-go breakfast will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building.

On Monday, March 23, we will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations

That Monday, we will also launch remote learning for grades K-12. I have every confidence in New York City educators and know they will rise to the occasion, and dedicate the same passion for delivering high-quality instruction remotely as they do in the classroom. We know we have the most dedicated school staff: teachers, custodians, administrators, and especially the school food workers who will be continuing to work during this time as part of a citywide meals program. More information on the launch of that program will be coming soon.

I want to be clear that this is not a closure, but a transition. We will not lower our expectations for our students. We know they are hungry to learn and we will match their curiosity and passion with work-fromhome materials, including distribution of devices that will support our remote-learning instructional model.

There are already instructional resources available for every grade level in every subject at

We know this is a difficult time, and we are working hard to make sure our City continues to support families in every way we can. I want to assure families we’re working to make this as seamless a transition as possible.

Now is the time to come together to do what’s best for the health and safety of all New Yorkers. We are with you, partners in education in the greatest city in the world. We have the world’s most talented students, educators, and staff—and nothing will ever change that.

We will continue to communicate with you in the coming days, and encourage you to visit our website at for more information and updates on this transition.



Richard A. Carranza


New York City Department of Education

COVID-19 NYC Schools Update

Dear Middle School 88 Families,

Mayor De Blasio announced that starting March 16th, 2020 NYC schools will be closed until at least April 20th to control the spread of COVID-19.

If you need to grab breakfast or lunch, the MS88 building will be open for food pick up daily from 7:45 am- 12pm.

Your teachers are in the process of working on distance learning plans for you, and will be reaching out to you.

Should you need technology, resources and information will be available on Friday, and please note more details are to come.

We will be sending out information continuously to ensure that students are learning, and our families are informed.

Coronavirus Update

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A Letter from the Chancellor

The health and safety of all students, staff, and families continues to be the DOE’s first priority. Based on current recommendations from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and in an abundance of caution, we are asking all of our middle schools to use phone or technology-based options to conduct March Parent Teacher Conferences this week. 

Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for Thursday evening (3/12) and Friday afternoon (3/13) will still take place; however, you should not attend in person.  Instead, Parent Teacher Conferences will occur by phone or virtually. 

For now, here is what you need to know: 

  • Since time is already held on school and parent calendars this week for conferences, Parent Teacher Conferences proceed Thursday, March 12 – Friday, March 13 as planned. But, instead of convening them in person, we are asking you to participate virtually or by phone. 
  • Someone from your school will proactively contact you about participating in the phone or virtual conferences. If you are unable to connect virtually or by phone during the 3/12 evening conference or 3/13 afternoon conference times, schools can reschedule for a time that would be convenient for you. 
  • To get ready for the Parent Teacher Conferences, families can access their child’s grades through the New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). If you don’t have an account yet, visit: 

We appreciate your flexibility at this time. This change helps us promote the safety and health of parents and students, while ensuring these critical conversations with your child’s teachers occur. 

Please visit at any time for important school-related updates. 


Richard A. Carranza Chancellor New York City Department of Education