During prolonged emergency school closings, the Yonkers Public Schools recognize the importance of providing all of our students with opportunities for educational continuity that can be accomplished at home.
When the Westchester County Health Department or the New York State Education Department directs us to close a school or the entire district, instructional materials, electronic learning and homework packets are available from a desktop, laptop or mobile device 24-7. For parents/guardian who request hardcopies of the materials they will be mailed through the US Postal Service to families because the Board of Education is closed to the public under the current state of emergency.
To receive materials contact the Yonkers Public Schools Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM by calling 914-721-8810 or 914-721-8811
These materials offer students the ability to practice their skills through grade level instructional activities.
Grades kindergarten - 6 materials include:
- English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies
Grades 7 -12 materials include:
- ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies
Students with Disabilities (SWD):
- Resources to assist parents how to modify grade level instructional materials
Multilingual Learners (MLL):
- Materials and resources to support instruction in the student’s home language
Resources for Students with Disabilities (SWD) are separated into two categories:
- Students who take the General Education Assessment
- Students who participate in an Alternate Assessment.
This information can be found on the child’s IEP pages 8-10. The child’s IEP is the best resource in determining how your child learns.
SWD: General Education Assessment
A Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guide has been provided as considerations to support your child. There is also a link to videos to simulate how your child may process information.
SWD: Alternate Assessment
Information on New York State Alternate Assessment, and access to instructional materials (adapted books and instructional supports) are provided
Resources for students in Bilingual Education programs and English as a New Language (ENL) for grades kindergarten-12.
For Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) and Dual Language (DL) programs, the instructional materials in Native Language Arts.
For ENL students who receive standalone services instructional materials and guidelines for accessing digital resources such as Read Theory and Duolingo.
To support MLL students and families with translations, please refer to the Language Access Resources page and the NYSED MLL Parent Resources