UFT Sponsored Saturday Classes + IncludeNYC Resources
Wed, Dec 2 6:04pm

Sign up your child for Saturday classes!

Dear Caregiver,

Together, the UFT and the educators we represent support New York City public school students as they learn, grow and achieve. In response to the challenges that families are facing, we're offering free Saturday enrichment classes for students of all grades this December.

These 90-minute virtual classes, held over three consecutive Saturdays, will be engaging, creative and fun. They're designed to reinforce the skills your children are learning during the week and help boost their academic progress in this difficult school year.

This program has something for every age group. Your child might attend a virtual field trip, run a science experiment, learn computer gaming or engage in the dramatic arts.

All the classes are developed and presented by education experts at the UFT Teacher Center, who offer top-tier professional development for our members.

Here are the details:

  • The three-part program runs Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
  • You can register your child for the 9:30 a.m. sessions or the 11:15 a.m. sessions.
  • These enrichment classes are separated into six age groups: 3K to pre-K, pre-K to kindergarten, kindergarten to grade 1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register soon. When you register, if you have a question or a concern, please click on the tab that says, "Ask a Question," and submit it.

We hope your children will be able to join us!


Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza announced that school buildings will reopen for students in grades 3K-5 on Monday, December 7 and for District 75 students (all grade levels) on Thursday, December 10. Students in grades 6 through 12  (outside of District 75) will continue to learn remotely until further notice. Schools in designated orange or red zones will not reopen. 
The reopening of school buildings only applies to students who already opted into blended (in person) learning. If your child has attended school in person or will soon, consent forms will be required for weekly mandatory in-school COVID testing. This applies to all students including District 75, except those with medical exemptions.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to speak one-on-one with an INCLUDEnyc educator: 
INCLUDEnyc Help Line
212-677-4660 (English)
212-677-4668 (Español)

Open Mon-Thurs, 9 AM - 4 PM
Online Help Request Form


Mediation can help you resolve special education, family, or community problems without taking legal action. During Thursday's workshop, meet the mediators who serve your borough and we’ll discuss the many ways mediation can help you and your family, including:
  • Securing special education and Early Intervention services
  • Resolving family issues, such as co-parenting or divorce
  • Facilitating youth-centered conflict resolution
  • Settling housing and small claims disputes


Over 100 people have participated in our FREE online InsideSchools+ course, Understanding Special Education OptionsView now and return to it anytime! 
Dec 3, & Dec 7: Transition from preschool to school-age services
Dec 14: Turning 5: your insider’s guide to kindergarten
Spanish interpretation available
Dec 8, & Dec 15: Online parent support group
December 2: Transition for families
December 2: Grupo de apoyo para padres virtual
December 2: Speak one-on-one with an INCLUDEnyc educator
In partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library

December 3: Special education, family, or community problems?
Spanish interpretation available
Dec 4 & Dec 8: Entendiendo el IEP de su hijo

December 7: Special education town hall 
With Council Member Carlina Rivera

December 10: Parent IEP member training
December 10: Introduction to transition planning

For the latest news, resources, and events throughout the week, view our COVID-19 update page and follow us on social media. These updates and resources are also available en español.