Parent University from the Department of Education!
Parent University is a course registration and management system where NYC families can find free trainings on a wide range of topics. Parent University serves all families, from early childhood through adulthood, and seeks to educate and empower them as partners and advocates through free courses, resources, events, and activities.
Visit the Parent University Website(Open external link)!
To access a flyer to register, please click on,
For translated copies of the flyer, please visit: Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) family-facing webpage.
Does your family need Health Insurance?
At the Newtown School-Based Health Center, the staff can connect you to an Insurance Enroller so you can get coverage for your family members. If your child is already enrolled at the Health Center, please call to make sure the Health Center has your insurance card on file. If your child is not enrolled, you can complete the enrollment forms at the School Based Health Center.
Stop by the Health Center in room 366 or call 347-686-3690
Share Student Privacy Annual Notices with Families
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.
You may distribute these notices in a variety of ways, including as part of your school’s handbook, backpacking them home, posting them on school bulletin boards, and/or displaying them on your school’s website.
As you and your staff get ready for the new school year, please review the Data Privacy and Security Policies, including an overview of the laws and regulations, a summary of parents’ rights, and an outline of the responsibilities placed on the DOE to keep students’ PII confidential. A new InfoHub page with additional resources for schools, including last year’s student privacy training, will be posted in the coming weeks.
For questions, please email [email protected].