Parent Engagement

Our Mission for Community School District 18 Family Empowerment:

District 18 envisions a community that exceeds all levels of expectations surrounding community, education, parental partnerships and culturally relevant engagement.


Summer Rising

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer plan for any child in grades K-12 who wants to participate.  

Program Overview  

  • Summer Rising will be available throughout the City to every New York City student, including students with disabilities.  
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.  
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences.  
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.  
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.  
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.  
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

Summer Rising (   


2021 – 2022 School year Calendar 

This is the 2021–22 school year calendar for all K­­–12 NYCDOE public schools. If your child attends a private, parochial, or charter school, please contact your child’s school for information about their calendar. Please note the following reminders:  

  • November 2, Election Day, will be a fully remote, asynchronous instructional day for all students.  
  • On “Snow days” or days when school buildings are closed due to an emergency, all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.  
  • Parent-teacher conference dates are the citywide defaults; individual school dates might differ from those below. Your child’s teacher will work with you to schedule your conference.  

Please click on the link below to Register and enroll for a course today! 

2021-2022 School Year Calendar (


Technical Support for Families 

If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, even after visiting our support pages (such as Getting Started with Your iPad, TeachHub, Getting Started with Google Classroom, Getting Started with Teams) please fill out the Technical Support for Families form. The form uses Google Translate in the top right corner.   

For more information, please clink on the link below.  

Technical Support for Families (  


Chancellor Porter’s Family Forums  

Join a conversation with the Chancellor!  

Chancellor Porter wants to hear your questions and feedback. In light of unprecedented investments from local, state and federal government, these forums will serve as an opportunity for the Department of Education (DOE) to hear directly from school communities on the types of resources and support they need as we move towards a full reopening in September.  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

Chancellor Porters Family Forums (  


School Leadership Team  

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

School Leadership Team (  

District Leadership Team (DLT) Meeting Notices:   

Community School District 18   

Join us on Friday June 4, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   

Microsoft Teams meeting  

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Click here to join the meeting  

Or call in (audio only)  

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Phone Conference ID: 208 861 377#   

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DLT Meeting Calendar: SCHOOL YEAR 2021 – 2022   

All Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month except when such a date is a   

legal holiday, meeting will be held on the preceding Friday.  

 SEPTEMBER   Friday   SEPTEMBER 17   10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 OCTOBER  Friday   OCTOBER 1  10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 NOVEMBER   Friday   NOVEMBER 12   10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 DECEMBER  Friday   DECEMBER 3  10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 JANUARY   Friday   JANUARY 7   10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 FEBRUARY  Friday   FEBRAURY 4  10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 MARCH   Friday   MARCH 4   10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 APRIL  Friday   APRIL 1  10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 MAY   Friday   MAY 6   10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  
 JUNE  Friday   JUNE 3  10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  

All meetings will be held virtually, via Microsoft Teams, until further notice.   

Also, please be advised that scheduled dates are subject to changes in the event of an emergency.  

For more information, please contact Family Leadership Coordinator, Mr. Serge Alexandre, at (718) 566-6041 or at   


School Survey Reminder  

The 15th annual NYC School Survey is underway! We encourage all families and teachers in grades 3K through 12, and students in grades 6–12 to visit external link) by June 11 to share your thoughts on your school experience this year. Make your voice heard to help make your school a better place to learn!   

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

NYC School Survey  


Family and Community Empowerment (FACE)  

The Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) team is responsible for developing and supporting parent governance structures in New York City schools. FACE provides leadership opportunities, training, coaching, and other resources for families to help them advocate for the educational success of their children. In addition, FACE provides support to parent coordinators, family leadership coordinators, and school leadership so all New York City parents are empowered and welcomed in their school communities.  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) (  


Brooklyn Basics   

The Brooklyn Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing Brooklyn Basics learning experiences. The Brooklyn Basics Initiative will work to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully prepared to use the “The Basics” in everyday life.  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

Brooklyn Basics – Home  


Family Empowerment  

We encourage all parents/guardians to get involved with New York City public schools. Families are our closest partners in helping our 1.1 million students to thrive. Here are some ways you can connect with your child’s school  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

Family Empowerment (  


Parent University  

Classes for NYC Families  

Parent University seeks to educate and empower families as partners, advocates, and lifelong educators in their student’s education through free courses, resources, events, and activities.  

Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood. Even if you are not a parent, we encourage you to become involved with Parent University.  With an expanding course list Parent University is ready to support you.  

Please click on the link below to Register and enroll for a course today!  

Parent University – Home Page (  


NYC Schools Account  

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that helps you track your child’s education. Through NYCSA, you can see their grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more. Find out how to sign up, now.  

For more information, please clink on the link below:   

NYC Schools Account NYCSA