Return to School 2020 Update - July 8, 2020All

Chancellor Richard Carranza has shared updates regarding school reopening plans for the upcoming school year. Please find his letter to families by accessing the Message for Families page on the DOE website. We also encourage all families to regulary check the Return to School 2020 page for ongoing updates.

Please note that translations of the Chancellor's letter will be available later today on the translations page on the DOE Infohub.

Return to School 2020 Survey Deadline Extended - June 25, 2020All

The deadline to complete the Return to School 2020 Survey has been extended to June 30. This survey was created to gather feedback from students and families about the most important considerations for your return to school in the Fall. All students in grades 6–12, and parents/guardians of students in grades 3–K through 12, are encouraged to participate in this anonymous online survey.

You can fill out this survey by accessing the Return to School 2020 page on the DOE website.

Return to School 2020 Survey - June 15, 2020All

The Return to School Survey 2020 is now open to capture feedback from students and families about what are the most important considerations for their return to school in the fall. This feedback will help us to explore and plan various options for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year along with guidance from public health experts and advisory groups.

All students in grades 6–12, and parents/guardians of students in grades 3–K through 12, are encouraged to participate in this anonymous online survey through June 22. You can fill out this survey, as well as read some recent updates shared by the chancellor, on the Return to School 2020 page on the DOE website.

Senior Spirit Week - June 11, 2020 Main Beacon

The week of June 15 is Senior Spirit Week. Below please find the agenda for our Senior Spirit Week Activities:

  • Monday (6/15): Jersey Day

  • Wednesday (6/17): Ice Bucket Challenge

  • Thursday (6/18): Senior Pizza Day

  • Friday (6/19): Quarantine Fashion Day - Zoom Chat Room (2-3PM)

Please contact Mr. Ottey with any questions. Thank you to all the staff who helped put this together for your participation and support.

Second Update on MIS-C - June 1, 2020All

Addtional updates have been shared regarding Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), formerly known as Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). The letter on the Coronavirus Parent Letters page on the Info Hub offers more information to families about the illness and guidance about when to seek medical care.

Update on MIS-C - May 20, 2020 All

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) has shared updated information on Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), formerly known as Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS). The letter on the Coronavirus Parent Letters page on the Info Hub offers more information to families about the illness and guidance about when to seek medical care.

PMIS Letter to REC Families - May 12, 2020 All

Information is emerging about Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, or PMIS, a new health condition appearing in children in New York City and elsewhere, and which may be associated with COVID-19 in children. The letter on the Coronavirus Parent Letters page on the Info Hub offers more information to families about the illness and guidance about when to seek medical care.

Remote Learning Survey - April 23, 2020 All

NYC DOE wants your feedback!

Take the Remote Learning Survey to share your experiences learning at home. All students in grades 6–12 and parents/guardians of students in grades 3-K through 12 are invited to participate in the Remote Learning Survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 1. Survey feedback will help schools support students and families learning at home.

Visit to take the survey now! If you need help completing the survey, please call 311.

Remote Learning Update - April 13, 2020 All

New York City public schools will be continuing academic instruction through Remote Learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Please check back for further updates, as all announcements are subject to change.

Please see the the New York City Schools Chancellor's letter for more information.

School Closure Updates - April 8, 2020 All

On Monday, the Governor announced that all public school buildings in New York State will now remain closed until April 29. The State also announced that high school Regents exams have been canceled.

Please see the the family site for more information.

Spring Break Announcement - April 6, 2020 All

For the health and well-being of all New Yorkers, the City and the State are in agreement that schools must continue to offer remote learning, including during days that were previously scheduled as breaks. As a result, our schools will continue with remote learning through the time originally scheduled for Spring Recess.

Please see the New York City Schools Chancellor's letter for more information.

Meals and Remote Learning Devices - March 24, 2020 All

Beginning March 23, free meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city. Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city. Use the site lookup tool to find a location near you!

  • No registration, ID, or documentation required.
  • All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children.

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the Request form. The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will need to be returned.

Important Message for Families - March 22, 2020 All

As we head into our first day of remote learning, the New York City Schools Chancellor has prepared the following letter for the families of all our 1.1 million New York City public school students, available on the InfoHub Coronavirus Letters page.

Coronavirus Update for Families - March 16, 2020 All

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-from-home 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

Critical Update on DOE Operations - March 16, 2020 All

As per the Chancellor's communication, NYCDOE schools are closed for instruction effective today through the end of the April vacation. We are currently planning on how we will support students through virtual and at-home learning over the upcoming weeks and what this new reality means for District 75 in terms of our uniqueness.

Tuesday-Thursday, all staff should report to their assigned school site. Staff with multiple site assignments should follow their typical reporting schedule on each day, and Inclusion teams should report to their regularly assigned host school to engage in planning along with their general education colleagues. This time will be used to ensure that students have what they need to support instructional continuity at home beginning March 23rd.

We know that this is a challenging and unprecedented time, with many questions left to be answered. We hope to obtain these answers in the upcoming days, and will pass along all information to you as it comes. We thank all staff for your ongoing commitment to your students, communication to your school communities, and support to your families. Your steadfast leadership is what assures us that we will effectively continue to serve our students during this unexpected shift in our school year.

Take good care and stay well.

Shelter In - January 17, 2020 Beacon

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

The safety and well-being of all students and staff members at P35M: Manhattan High School remains our highest priority. Towards that end, we are informing about a non-school related incident that took place today near our school.

Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed in a Shelter-In for approximately 15 minutes due to NYPD activity in the vicinity of our school building. The Shelter-In was lifted after NYPD determined that there was no threat to our school building.

We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff. I want to thank all students and staff for their cooperation during the Shelter-In.

We look forward to your continued partnership as we work together to ensure that P35M: Manhattan High School continues to provide the best and safest learning environment possible for all of its students and staff.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Assistant Principal Gavriel Berkovits at (212) 465-4390.

Sincerely yours,

Marta Barnett

Phone Service Restored - August 7, 2019 Beacon

Our issues with the phones have been fixed. Thank you for your patience.

Phone Service Not Working - July 30, 2019 Beacon

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the phone service at our Beacon site. We can dial out, but we cannot receive calls, so you may be unable to reach us by phone.

If you need to reach us, email is the best method of communication at this time. For attendance issues, please email Ms. Rivera at For email addresses of teachers and personnel, please view the Faculty Directory. For general inquiries, please email

Fleet Week - May 30, 2019 All

Fleet Week

On May 23, Manhattan High School students attended Fleet Week on board the USS New York.

Snow Day - March 3, 2019 All

Snow Day Announcement

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be closed Monday, March 4, 2019. After-school programs, adult education, YABC programs, and PSAL activities are also cancelled.

DOE central and field offices will remain open.

New York City district schools will be open, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. All programs and activities will be held as scheduled.

Thank you to all custodial engineers and custodial staff who will be out in full force to shovel snow, clear sidewalks, and ensure our buildings are ready for staff and students to safely return.

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