- February 15, 2016 : Mid-winter Recess (Schools Closed)
Schools are closed for Midwinter Recess (including Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday - DOE observed)
Central offices are closed on Feb. 15, 2016.
- February 15, 2016 : Washington's Birthday (Offices Closed)
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be closed. Except for "prevailing wage rate employees" subject to Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law, absence of per annum, per diem, hourly non-competitive employees, and monthly salaried employees of the administrative staff and headquarters’ pedagogical personnel scheduled to work on this day shall be excused without loss of pay and without charge to annual leave.
- February 16, 2016 - February 19, 2016 : No School
- February 19, 2016 : Lincoln's Birthday Observed
All central headquarters offices of the Department of Education will be OPEN, and limited staff will be accessible on Friday, February 19, 2016 (Lincoln’s Birthday Observed).
For all non-managerial/non-confidential employees (i.e., administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement), Lincoln’s Birthday Observed is scheduled as a holiday on Friday, February 19, 2016.
This day will remain a paid holiday for Administrative employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, but managerial/confidential employees hired on or before June 30, 2004, and working on Lincoln’s Birthday Observed (Friday, February 19, 2016) in central headquarters offices are entitled to be excused on another day, without charge to annual leave.
- February 22, 2016 : School resumes
School resumes after Mid-winter recess
- Physical Education Resources for Home and Hospital Instruction, Grades 9-12
In accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-170
, New York City’s Home and Hospital Instruction programs provide educational services to students who cannot be accommodated in a regular school facility because of a medical or physical condition and/or a severe emotional, psychological, or behavioral disability that prohibits the student’s attendance in school. The affiliate high school must provide the Home Instruction teacher with access to needed curricular materials, including those courses of study in physical education. Click here for guidance, resources, and sample assignments.
- CDC's School Health Education Resources (SHER)
CDC's School Health Education Resources (SHER)*provides user-friendly access to the myriad school health education offerings available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The alliance's mission is to eliminate childhood obesity and to inspire all young people in the United States to develop lifelong, healthy habits.
- TeenSpeak... About Getting Fit
TeenSpeak was created by and for teens like you. Hear about health...in your own words.
- Health and Physical Education Requirements
Reference guides to health and physical education requirements, standards, recommended resources, and more.
- Interactive Training to Help Educators Learn About Psychological Distress in Teens
The New York City Department of Education in collaboration with New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering teachers a free online training on how to identify, approach, and refer students who show signs of psychological distress.