ALHS Newsletter Volume 3
1) The DOE Student confidentiality
The DOE takes the confidentiality of information about students very seriously. There are several federal and state laws, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and New York State Education Law 2-d, and local regulations, such as Chancellor’s Regulation A-820, that protect students’ “personally identifiable information” (PII). These laws also place responsibilities on the DOE and outside parties that are given access to students’ PII, including the requirement for the DOE and schools to provide families with the following annual notices:
- Annual FERPA Notification (Scroll to the bottom of the page for parent letter and translations); and
- Parent Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security.
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Parent Workshop
Parent Workshop title one will be on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 6: 00 p.m. The Topic will include:
- A word from Mr. Robinson
- Upcoming Title one election
- Food Drive
Please register here
The link will be sent out via email.
For more information, you can reach Ms. Jebril, Parent Coordinator, at Parentcoordinator@alhs.nyc
3) Fall Food Drive
We are kicking off the school year with a Fall Food Drive benefiting families in the Lincoln Community and City Harvest. We are taking cans and other non-expired non-perishables in bins set up in the main entrance. If you are able, please donate.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Ms. Dragone at email@example.com
4) Mental Health Self-Assessment
Students are most likely to succeed when they are supported socially and emotionally. At Abraham Lincoln High School, we have invested in building a strong support system for all students, and we are committed to educating students about mental health, seeking help, and supporting their peers. Our team of school social workers and mental health community partners provide short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and referral to community-based counseling services.
This fall, we will take a proactive approach to meet our students’ social-emotional needs by facilitating a student mental wellness self-assessment. All students will complete a short questionnaire regarding their mental health. School social workers will review completed questionnaires, and students who indicate a certain level of challenges will have a one-on-one meeting with a social worker, guidance counselor or Crew Leader.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the coordinator of this initiative, Social Worker Jessica Carey:
Jessica Carey, LMSW
Abraham Lincoln High School
Office: (718) 333-7403
5) The 11th Annual New York Black College Expo
Saturday October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Medgar Evers College
The National College Resources Foundation will be hosting colleges, including HBCUs and other educational schools and programs at this event. They will be giving away over $15,000 in scholarships and their goal is over 5 million given from our college partners. To register go to: www.ncrfoundation.org/events