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Beyond the Classroom

More Vaccines for 5–11 Year Olds Available at Select Schools Beginning November 17

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!
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Reminder: Schools Closed on 11/11 for Veterans Day

All NYC public schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021, in observation of Veterans Day.
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Upcoming Opportunities for Students (November 2021)

Learn more about the learning opportunities available to NYC public school students in November 2021, including career-building workshops, apprenticeships, guided nature lessons, and more!
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Beyond the Classroom

COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for 5–11 Year Olds

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now approved and available for children aged 5–11 years old. Learn more about this new vaccine option, and see if your child's school will offer doses in November!
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Hidden Voices: The ‘Passionate Life’ of Dr. Antonia Pantoja

Throughout the 2021–22 school year, The Morning Bell will feature individuals from our Hidden Voices series, the NYC Department of Education's collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York that highlights important people from American history who have been "hidden" from traditional historical records. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we're kicking off our Hidden Voices series by featuring Dr. Antonia Pantoja, one of the country's most influential civil rights and education leaders of the 20th Century.
October 4, 2021
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