Parent category for all content related to the health, fitness, and overall wellness of NYC public school students and staff members. Posts in this category include stories about fitness instruction, school lunches, nutrition, and healthy habits.
From June 28–September 1, 2023, select NYC public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks across the five boroughs are offering free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old and under. Learn more about the DOE's Free Summer Meals program, and find service locations near you with our Find a Meal Location search tool or by texting "NYCFood" to 304-304 (Message and data rates may apply).
From now until August 31, 2023, teens aged 14–19 can work out for FREE at Planet Fitness locations across the five boroughs! Learn more about Planet Fitness' High School Summer Pass '23, and sign up for your free summer membership today!
The COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children ages 6 months and older! Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine options that are now available for our youngest New Yorkers, and schedule a vaccination appointment today!
From now until August 31, 2022, NYC teens aged 14–19 can work out for free at Planet Fitness clubs across the five boroughs. Learn more about the High School Summer Pass, and sign up for your free pass TODAY!
From June 28–September 2, 2022, NYC public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks across the five boroughs are offering free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old and under. Learn more about the DOE's Free Summer Meals program, and find service locations near you with our Find a Location search tool!
Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the five boroughs, New York City is now at a high alert level for COVID-19. Learn what this means for NYC public schools and how you and your family can follow proven precautions in the days and weeks ahead to protect your family and fellow New Yorkers.
Beginning Monday, February 28, masks or face coverings are optional for all NYC public school students, staff members, and visitors when outside on school grounds. Learn more about this policy change, and stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks.
Help keep New York City's school communities safe and open by getting tested for COVID-19 before returning to school on February 28, 2022. Learn more about the home test kits we're providing City students for Midwinter Recess, and take note of our recommended testing dates!
Based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health, the NYC Department of Education has made changes to City schools' COVID-19 protocols. Learn more about these changes, and continue to do your part to stop the spread!
With schools back in session following Winter Recess, we've updated our health and safety measures to ensure the continued safety of our students and staff members. Learn more about the changes we've made that will help keep City schools open this year.
Thanks to high demand, select NYC public schools will offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for 5–11 year olds for two additional days beginning on Wednesday, November 17. See which schools are offering vaccines during these two new days, and help protect your loved ones from COVID-19 today!
Beginning September 27, all NYC public schools will implement two key updates to our COVID-19 protocols for students and staff members. Learn more about these changes, and if you haven't already, help reduce the spread of COVID by getting vaccinated TODAY!
The first day of the 2021–2022 school year is almost here! Learn more about the health and safety precautions NYC schools are taking that will help keep students and staff members healthy and safe this school year.
Thanks to the DOE's Free Summer Meals program, every New Yorker has access to healthy and nutritious food all summer long. Learn more about the Summer Meals program, including meal site locations, hours of operation, and menu options!
As part of the NYC Department of Education's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of City students and staff members this year, the DOE is partnering with City health agencies to provide random, in-school COVID-19 testing of students and staff members beginning in October 2020. Learn more about the City's school testing plan, and please fill out our testing consent form on your child's behalf to help ensure the safety of your child's school community this year.
Free meals are available to all New Yorkers at over 400 Meal Hubs across the five boroughs, and no registration or ID is required! Learn more about the DOE's Free Meals program, including Meal Hub locations and available meal options.
What does physical education look like in a remote learning environment? For this edition of #DOEconnected, we caught up with a Brooklyn physical education instructor who fills us in about her experience so far!
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