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Community Give Away

Community School Supply Giveaway

Know anyone in need of school supplies? Free event for the community! School Supplies and Backpack giveaway. 10am-12pm, THIS SUNDAY
Class Schedules

CLASS SCHEDULES

Click for the pdf version of our School Class Schedules. Please look for your child's class number and teacher's name above their schedule.
1st day of school

Tuesday, Sept.15th- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 15th is the First Day of Virtual Learning. Teachers will be contacting parents on Monday to provide needed information for the first day of school. If you do not know your child's teacher and have not received a call by Monday, please email admissions@merrickacademy.org
Remote Learning Support

Remote Learning Support

At this time we have distributed all MACS loaner devices. We are still awaiting 300 devices to be delivered to the school. If you did not receive a device from us or the Department of Education AND you do not have an internet-enabled device for your child to use during our first 3 weeks of virtual learning, please fill out this form. We will contact you to provide learning support and alternatives for your child. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have our new devices soon. Please note, all students will receive a loaner device for the school year. We are only delayed at this time. Please fill out this form for EACH CHILD you have enrolled at MACS.
Family Technology Workshop

Family Technology Workshop

Merrick Academy is holding two workshops to support families with introductory technology needs. Please join us for the following workshops: Thursday, September 10th from 4-6pm OR Wednesday, September 16th from 4-6pm
DOE Devices

DOE Remote Learning Device Request

Open to all public (including Charter Schools). To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form below. Your child’s school will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you regarding the delivery of your device.
Ideal Uniforms

2020-21 School Uniforms

MACS 2020-21 school uniforms are available for purchase online (click title above for the online store). Save 10% by using the discount code: TAKE10
Virtual Learning Option

Full Remote Learning Option

If you would like to opt for your child to have 100% full remote from home learning for the 2020-21 school year, please fill out this form.

It's A New School Year !

Welcome, New and Returning Merrick Families!
As caregivers, we know that the weeks leading up to the beginning of school are full of planning, medical visits, and school shopping. In the age of COVID-19, you are all faced with the same tasks, in addition to deciding whether or not your student will attend school in person or not and who will take care of your child(ren) while you work, to name a few. While Merrick Academy is looking forward to offering in-person instruction and a hybrid model school year, with the safety of students, families, and our staff at the forefront of our minds, Merrick will start the first 3 weeks of the new school year with full virtual instruction for all grades. We will continue to monitor community health data and infection rates and while we wait for important information from the DOE, such as their plans to provide yellow school bussing. 
 
Parent Orientations
Merrick Academy will hold Virtual Parent Orientations from 6 pm-7:30 pm on the following dates;
Kindergarten and new students orientation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8th 
1st and 2nd-grade orientation will be held on Sept.10th 
3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade orientation will be held on Sept.11th
If your child has an IEP or is an English Language Learner, an additional virtual parent orientation will be held on September 9th from 6-7:30 pm.
A zoom link for each orientation will be provided on our website and texted to families. 
 
2020-21 School Information
Merrick's first day of school for students will be Tuesday, September 15th.
- The school will be virtual from Sept 15- Oct 2. 
- We no longer plan to hold in-person/in-building student assessments. All students will be assessed virtually once Chromebooks have been distributed.
- The student day is 8 am- 3:30 pm. From 2:30-3:30 pm each day, teachers will hold office hours for parents and students.
- We will provide you with specific School Foods information during orientation.
- This week, for families who may have special situations, such as a student with an IEP who does not have access to technology, or families that have told us in their family survey responses that they are essential workers or first responders and require in-school support, we will be reaching out to discuss how the school can and proposes to support you and your child during the first 3 weeks.
- We will be closely monitoring community infection rates, student attendance data as well as the needs of families during the first 3 virtual weeks so that we can plan for in-school hybrid learning beginning as early as the week of Oct 5th.
 
 
Additional Important Information
- The next "Coffee with the Principal" will be held on Tuesday, August 25th, at 9 am and 5 pm.
- We have published on our website a response to FAQs from prior calls with the principal this can be found under the "Latest News" section of our homepage.
- If there is a question not on the FAQ page please attend your grade level orientation as we will have additional information to share. 
- Parents have until the end of the day on Monday, August 24th, to complete the survey on whether you are selecting 100% remote learning for your child. If you would like to opt for full remote learning please go to fill out the survey link (also found on under our "Latest News" section).
- All student devices must be turned in prior to the first day of school. Devices must be reset and updated for student learning. If you have not turned in your device please do so by August 31st. You can drop off your child’s device at our main entrance Mon-Fri from 9 am-4 pm. 
 
As always we thank you for your partnership with Merrick Academy Charter School!
 
 
 
 
 

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About Us

Welcome to our school! We believe that parent participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.