Shallow Is Proud To Offer a Series of Parent Workshops “Civics For Newcomers”

Junior High School 227 K

Is Proud To Offer a Series of Parent Workshops

“Civics For Newcomers”

This series of 5 workshops is intended to help immigrant parents as they

aspire to become citizens of the United States.


Saturday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am


April 27th     May 4th,  11th, 18th,  25th


All workshops will take place via Zoom.

Zoom Link          Passcode: 227K

CITE Presenters:

Stella Kostopoulos & Luisa Travaglia

(IMPORTANT NOTE: Parents must have a basic working knowledge of English.)


Take Precautions – and Drive Carefully

 Take Precautions – and Drive Carefully

Be Sure To Take Proper Precautions When Viewing The Eclipse in New York City Next Monday Afternoon

April 3, 2024 — The Adams administration highlighted safety precautions ahead of the solar eclipse happening in New York City on April 8, during which 90 percent of the sun’s rays will be blocked by the moon. The administration reminded residents and visitors that they should avoid looking directly at the sun, wear protective eyewear, and use headlights if driving.

Whether in a park, on the street, or inside, looking at the sun without proper protection can cause an inability to see colors, loss of vision, or even permanent blindness.

Instead, follow the tips below to enjoy the upcoming eclipse and avoid causing eye damage.

  • Use a handheld solar viewer or eclipse viewing glasses -- not everyday sunglasses, no matter how dark they are. Glasses should meet ISO 12312-2 international safety standards;
    • The American Astronomical Society warns that some eclipse glasses and other solar viewers are labeled as ISO-compliant when in fact they have not been properly tested and shown to be safe. The Society provides a list of selected suppliers of solar viewers and filters that are safe when used properly
    • Glasses are available at the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, and New York Public Library while supplies last. It is recommended to call in advance to ensure supplies are available.
    • Do not use eclipse glasses if they are more than three years old, if the lenses are scratched, punctured, torn, or if the lenses are wrinkled.
  • Do not use cameras, telescopes, or binoculars to view the eclipse without a special solar filter secured over the front. Do not look at the sun through an optical device while wearing eclipse glasses or using a handheld solar viewer.
  • If driving next Monday afternoon, motorists should use headlights, especially during the hours nearest 3:25pm, the time of the peak partial eclipse in New York City, when the sun will be 89.6% occluded.
  • If driving, walking, or cycling during the eclipse, slow down and watch for other people on the road. Distracted driving — from any distraction — is dangerous and drivers’ vision drops during dusk and darkness.

NYC Parks' Urban Park Rangers will be hosting eclipse viewing events in all five boroughs. At these free events, participants can borrow a pair of safety viewing glasses or take a look through our solar lens telescope for a memorable viewing experience.

The next total full solar eclipse visible in New York City will be on May 1, 2079.

For more information, see the American Astronomical Society's How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely.

Additional resources are also available at the I LOVE NY eclipse website.



MEDIA CONTACT: Patrick Gallahue / Rachel Vick
347-396-4177 /



What is the Reason for your Visit Today?


  1. Register a student
  2. Pick up a sick child who is with the school Nurse
  3. Sign out a child for an appointment
  4. Request a Face-to-Face Letter
  5. Attend an IEP Meeting
  6. Attend a meeting with Assistant Principal/Dean/Guidance Counselor/Teacher
  7. Discharge a student
  8. Change address/phone number on file
  9. Inquire about Metro Cards/Busing
  10. See the Parent Coordinator

The Shallow Post

Welcome to the Shallow Newsletter!

Here, you can find every newsletter published by the Journalism Club since its establishment in 2022.

The Shallow Post also designed a playbill for the Drama Club, which you can find on this platform.

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News & Announcements

  • School Supply List

    What should I do DURING an earthquake?

    •  If you are INDOORS -- STAY THERE! Get under a desk or table and hang on to it (Drop, Cover, and Hold on!) or move into a hallway or against an inside wall. STAY CLEAR of windows, fireplaces, and heavy furniture or appliances. GET OUT of the kitchen, which is a dangerous place (things can fall on you). DON'T run downstairs or rush outside while the building is shaking or while there is danger of falling and hurting yourself or being hit by falling glass or debris.
    • If you are OUTSIDE -- get into the OPEN, away from buildings, power lines, chimneys, and anything else that might fall on you.
    • If you are DRIVING -- stop, but carefully. Move your car as far out of traffic as possible. DO NOT stop on or under a bridge or overpass or under trees, light posts, power lines, or signs. STAY INSIDE your car until the shaking stops. When you RESUME driving, watch for breaks in the pavement, fallen rocks, and bumps in the road at bridge approaches.
    • If you are in a MOUNTAINOUS AREA -- watch out for falling rock, landslides, trees, and other debris that could be loosened by quakes.
    • If you are near the OCEAN - see these safety rules from NOAA's Tsunami Warning Center.



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  • Shallow in Pictures

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  • Family Resources

    Family Resources

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene & NYC Emergency Management advises everyone to limit outdoor activity as much as possible while the advisory is in effect.
    Vulnerable populations, including those with heart or respiratory problems, children & older adults may be especially sensitive to current air quality conditions.
    It is strongly recommended that organizations cancel or postpone outdoor events, or move these activities indoors.
    Here is a list of Mask Distribution Sites in Brooklyn
    FDNY sites:
    Division 11 at 172 Tillary Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Division 15 at 885 Howard Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212
    Division 8 at 1850 Clove Road, Staten Island, NY 10304
    Public Transit Stations:
    Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan
    Penn Station, Manhattan
    Fulton Center, Manhattan
    Main Concourse of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, South Wing, Manhattan
    List of Ambulatory/Outpatient Health Centers in Brooklyn:
    NYC Health and Hospitals
    - NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospital
    2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235
    - NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
    451 Clarkson Avenue New York, Brooklyn 11203
    - NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health
    165 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304
    Maimonides Hospital
    - Ambulatory Health Pavilion
    948 48th Street, 1st and 4th Floors, Brooklyn, NY 11219
    - Pediatric Ambulatory Care
    6323 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
    - Pediatric Ambulatory Care
    1301 57th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219
    NYU Langone Health Centers
    - NYU Langone Health - Cobble Hill Ambulatory Care Center
    70 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    - NYU Langone Pediatric Pulmonology Associates
    2857 West 8th Street, Suite 200, Brooklyn, NY 11224
    - NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates —Dyker Heights
    7316 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    - NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates —Bensonhurst
    2310 65th Street, Suite 2, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    - NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates—Sunset Park
    150 55th Street, 1st Floor, Suite LB1110, Brooklyn, NY 11220
    - Family Physician Family Health Center at NYU Langone
    5616 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
    Stay Safe
    Dr. Ed Hernandez, Principal
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  • Crisis Team Outreach

    Our school Edward B. Shallow JHS 227 (20k227) has a Crisis Intervention Team made up of a professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel at difficult times such as this. Our school counselors are available for any student who may need or want help or any type of assistance surrounding this loss.

    We encourage you, as parents, to also feel free to use our resources, and have included links below with emails that may be useful to you in helping your child at home.

    If you would like additional information or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact :

    Parent Coordinator                         

    Ms. Deima Joudeh


    School Counselors

    Jonathan Aufrichtig

    Heather Klein

    Dylan Larkin

    Maria Del Rosario Maita

    Emily Mei            


    School Psychologist

    Faye Calder

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    Guest & Parents

    If you're having issues with your NYCDOE iPad or other device while learning from home, we want to remedy it quickly.

    Need Technical Help?

    NYC DOE Service Center

    Having issues with your or your students device or account?

    Need to access Your Learning Portal?

    Need to access Password Reset Tool ?

    Need to access Multilingual Support?





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Bell Schedule for 2022-2023 School Year


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Parent Key Contacts


 Dr. Ed Hernandez

Assistant Principals

Mrs. J. Lincoln

Mrs. W. Dargan

Mr. J. Wong

Mrs. A. Silver

Mr. Larkin


Parent Coordinator     Deima Joudeh

Respect for All Liaison     Mrs. A. Silver

Parent Teacher Association

  1. President:  Francisca Delgado     F. Delgado
  2. Treasurer:  Noreen Ali     N. Ali
  3. Secretary:  Mei Szeto Nghiem     Mei Szeto


Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security 


Several laws and regulations protect the confidentiality of information about your children when that information identifies them. Such information, which includes student‐specific data, is known as “personally identifiable information” or “PII.” 

The federal laws that protect your child’s PII include the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). State laws, such as N.Y.

Education Law 2-d and the related regulations of the N.Y. State Commissioner of Education; and the DOE Chancellor’s Regulation A-820 also protect the confidentiality of your child’s PII. Under New York state law, if you are a parent of a child in the New York City public school district (the DOE), you have the following rights regarding the privacy and security of your child’s PII:

  • Your child’s PII cannot be sold or released for any marketing or other commercial purposes. • If your child is under age 18:

                  o You have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of your child’s education records within 45 days of the DOE receiving your request and verifying your identity. 

                 o You also have the right to request changes to your child’s education records when you believe they are inaccurate, misleading, or violate your child’s privacy. 

                 o Your rights extend to education records stored by DOE contractors or other outside parties on the DOE’s behalf.

  • You have the right to be notified if a breach or unauthorized release of your child’s PII occurs.
  • You have the right to make complaints about possible breaches and unauthorized disclosures of your child’s PII and to have such complaints addressed.

The DOE must provide you with a response no more than 60 calendar days from when we receive your complaint. If more time is needed, the DOE will provide an explanation to you, along with an approximate date for a response.

How to submit complaints to the NY State Education Department (NYSED): Online: By email: By mail:  Chief Privacy Officer New York State Education Department 89 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12234 By phone at: 518-474- 0937

 How to submit complaints to the DOE:  By email: T-34531 OGC 2022 Aug PBOR Data Privacy and Security (English) By mail:  Chief Privacy Officer,  Office of the General Counsel Room 308 New York City Department of Education 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007 These federal and state laws and regulations also impose requirements on the DOE and certain outside parties to ensure your child’s PII remains confidential and secure.

For example, the DOE and certain outside parties must adhere to the following: 

  • Your child’s PII will be collected and disclosed only as necessary to achieve educational purposes in accordance with state and federal law.
  • Safeguards must be in place to protect your child’s PII when it is stored or transferred. These safeguards must meet industry standards and best practices. Examples of such safeguards include encryption, firewalls and password protection.
  • Steps must be taken to minimize its collection, processing and transmission of PII.
  • DOE staff members and outside parties who handle your child’s PII must be trained in applicable laws, policies, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices.
  • Written agreements with outside parties who receive your child’s PII from the DOE must address legal requirements with respect to the privacy and security of your child’s PII.
  • Outside parties should not maintain copies of your child’s PII once it is no longer needed for the educational purpose for which the DOE has disclosed it to the outside party. PII should be permanently and securely deleted no later than when the contract ends.

You can find a complete list of all of the types of student data that the New York State Education Department collects.

You may also obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.

School Vision

Our Vision is to ensure that all students are college and career ready through high expectations and standards of academic excellence as they go forward on their path to becoming life-long learners.

  1. Maintain and adhere to a rigorous curriculum to cultivate and develop the right skills for a rapidly changing workplace.
  2. Educate with an integrated and technology rich curriculum that reaches across disciplines.
  3. Transform and encourage an atmosphere of cooperation, respect, community and values and enforce discipline and ethic codes that provide a safe environment.
  4. Stimulate sensitivity and understanding throughout the entire learning community to understand and accept our cultural differences in our community to become adaptable professional members of society.

Title I SWP

These schools share common characteristics, including:

  1. A clear focus;
  2. High expectations for students and staff;
  3. An environment focused on learning;
  4. Strong leadership;
  5. Curriculum, instruction, and assessments aligned with standards;
  6. High-quality professional development;
  7. A collaborative spirit and collaborative structures;
  8. Meaningful parental involvement; and
  9. A commitment to continuous review and improvement.

New York State ESSA-Funded Programs Complaint Procedures


Below is the process for resolving complaints submitted to the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of ESSA-Funded Programs alleging that a local educational agency (LEA), grantee or NYSED has violated a law, rule, or regulation in the administration of any “covered Federal program” under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identified below.

These procedures offer parents and other stakeholders a process to file complaints and allow for the timely resolution of such complaints. Complaints filed against a local entity such as a school district, charter school, or grantee will be reviewed by NYSED's Office of ESSA-Funded Programs. Complaints filed against NYSED will be reviewed by NYSED's legal counsel.

A complainant may include any of the following: parents, public agencies, and other individuals or organizations.  If the complainant is a minor, the complaint or appeal shall also be signed by his or her guardian, unless the statute or rule under which the complaint or appeal is filed prohibits this requirement. Complaints regarding equitable services for non-public schools should follow the procedures detailed at

Each LEA in New York State is required to disseminate, free of charge, adequate information about these complaint procedures to parents of students, and appropriate private school officials or representatives.


The procedures contained in this document meet the requirements of ESSA Section 8304(a)(3)(C) and 34 CFR Part 299, Subpart F - Complaint Procedures.

Covered Federal Programs

The ESEA programs for which an individual or entity may submit a complaint to NYSED include:

Title I, Part A: Grants to Local Educational Agencies
Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children
Title I, Part D: Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
Title III, Part A: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enhancement Grants
Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Title V, Part B: Rural Education Initiative

Step 1: Attempt to Resolve the Complaint at the Local Level

Complaints/appeals regarding the administration and implementation of any of the programs listed above should first be addressed at the local level.

  • For all LEAs located outside of New York City, complaints must be sent first to the Superintendent of the LEA or his/her designee. For complaints related to Title I, Part D programming provided at a neglected and/or delinquent facility, the complaint should also be sent to the Director of the Facility. If the local LEA fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint may then be sent to NYSED.
  • In New York City, complaints should be sent first to the District Superintendent. If the local community school district fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint should be sent to the New York City Department of Education, Office of State/Federal Education Policy and School Improvement. If the New York City Department of Education, Office of State/Federal Education Policy and School Improvement fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint may then be sent to NYSED.
  • Complaints/appeals regarding a regional Migrant Education Tutorial and Support Services (METS) Program Center’s administration and implementation of services for migrant eligible students should be sent first to the Director of the regional METS Program Center.  Complaints/appeals regarding student eligibility for the NYS Migrant Education Program, should be sent first to the Director of the Identification and Recruitment (ID&R) Statewide Program Center. METS Program Centers and ID&R contact information is available at is external).  If the METS Program Centers and the ID&R Program Center fails to resolve the complaint within 30 business days or fails to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complaint may then be sent to NYSED.

Step 2: Submission of Complaint to NYSED

To initiate a complaint with NYSED, a complainant must submit a written, signed complaint including the following:

  1. A statement that the State, LEA, neglected and/or delinquent facility, or METS Program Center has violated a requirement of a federal statute or regulation that applies to any applicable program listed above.
  2. The facts on which the statement is based, including sufficient information as to when, where and the nature of activity that is perceived to be in violation of law and/or regulation.
  3. Documentation of attempts to resolve the issue with appropriate personnel at the local level where the child, subject to the complaint, attends (e.g. school building, school district, neglected and/or delinquent facility, METS Program Center, or grantee administrators). Appropriate personnel could include the child’s teacher, building principal, pupil personnel director, METS Director, Director of the Facility, the superintendent and/or local board of education.
  4. The complainant’s recommendation for resolving the complaint.

Complaints may be emailed to sends e-mail)  with “COMPLAINT” in the subject line of the email. Alternately, a complaint may be mailed to NYSED at the following address:

New York State Education Department
Office of ESSA Funded Programs
Attention: Complaint Coordinator 
89 Washington Avenue, Room 320EB
Albany, New York 12234 

Step 3: Review of Complaint

Once a complaint is received, the complaint coordinator will issue a Letter of Acknowledgement, via mail or email with confirmation, to the complainant that contains the following information:

  1. The date that NYSED received the complaint;  
  2. The name and contact information of the assigned complaint coordinator;  
  3. How the complainant may provide additional information; and  
  4. A Statement of the ways in which the complaint coordinator may investigate the complaint.

The complaint coordinator retains authority for determining the manner in which the allegations will be investigated, which may include, but are not limited to, a review of written documentation, interviews, and/or on-site investigations.

During the investigative process, the complaint coordinator may contact the entity in question (“the alleged”) to inform them of the complainant’s allegations and request documentation necessary to determine whether a law, rule or regulations related to the administration of the covered programs was violated.

The complaint coordinator may, if necessary, request additional information from either party. Unless the complaint coordinator grants an extension, based on extenuating circumstances, the documentation from the alleged must be received within the stated timelines in the Letter of Allegations.

Step 4: Resolution of Complaint

Within 60 State agency work days of receiving the complaint, a Letter of Resolution will be sent via mail or email with confirmation to the alleged with a copy to the complainant. The letter will specify whether the allegation is sustained by the complaint coordinator and if any corrective action is required. If corrective action is required, the Letter of Resolution will specify the actions needed, timeline for implementation and the acceptable documentation for resolution. If the complaint coordinator finds an additional violation, which was not cited in the original Letter of Allegations, the complaint coordinator will add this violation to the Letter of Resolution.

In the case of exceptional circumstances, an extension of the 60-day complaint resolution period may be required. The State Education Department has determined that exceptional circumstances may include, but need not be limited to, such occurrences as:

  • illness of involved parties;
  • cancellation of scheduled on-site reviews due to unscheduled school closings;
  • the need for extended review activities beyond those specified in the original written notification; and/or
  • any other mutual agreement to changes in review scope or activity.

When exceptional circumstances are identified, the revised date for the completion of the complaint review will be provided in writing to all parties involved in the complaint or appeal.  All parties to the complaint have the right to initiate a request for an extension beyond the 60 business day complaint resolution period based on exceptional circumstances.  All such requests must be presented to the State Education Department.

Step 5: Appeal of Resolution to U.S. Department of Education

Both parties have the right to appeal the complaint coordinator’s Letter of Resolution to the United States Secretary of Education within 30 days of receiving the letter.  Such appeals should be submitted to:

United States Department of Education
Compensatory Education Programs
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Room 3W230, FOB #6
Washington, D.C. 20202-6132

Information for Parents about ESSA

Information for Parents about ESSA


Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from.

What is ESSA? Why does it matter? What do parents need to know?

Information for parents is available below.

Parent Dashboard

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. Information is available on all public schools including charter schools.

ESSA Fact Sheets

These fact sheets for parents summarize and explain the final ESSA plan. The fact sheets are available in 15 languages.

ESSA Informational Video

This brief, parent-friendly video about ESSA implementation includes information on ESSA requirements and important changes.

School Accountability Designations

Under ESSA, schools receive one of three designations: In Good Standing, Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school, or Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). Districts are designated as either In Good Standing or Target Districts. Both CSI and TSI schools are eligible for additional support. When low-performing schools fail to improve, they can be placed into Receivership, and if a school in Receivership does not make Demonstrable Improvement, the school may be assigned an Independent Receiver. View information on School Accountability Designations and school standings, receivership, and demonstrable improvement.

Approved New York State ESSA Plan

View New York State's ESSA plan, as well as a summary of the plan.

School Climate / Educating the Whole Child

A positive school climate promotes school safety, student self-esteem, emotional well-being, mental health, and lower incidences of substance abuse, student absenteeism, and suspensions. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) continues to promote initiatives to foster student engagement and thereby increase student achievement, safety, and wellness. Efforts will be expanded to provide capacity-building guidance; strategies; best-practice resources; and professional development for school administrators, instructional staff, and non-instructional staff in the following areas to advance these initiatives.

  • Dignity for All Students Act
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Mental Health Education
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools
  • Restorative Practices and Reducing Exclusionary Discipline
  • School Climate Survey Pilot

Supporting Students with Disabilities

The New York State ESSA plan incorporates the principles of multitiered systems of support (MTSS) as a framework for both academic and behavioral instruction. MTSS is grounded in the belief that all students can learn and all school professionals are responsive to the academic and behavioral needs of all students. MTSS focuses on evidence-based practices, relies on student progress data to inform instructional decisions and ensures that each student, based on their unique needs, receives the level and type of support necessary to be successful.

Through its State Systemic Improvement Plan, NYSED is piloting the implementation of MTSS in 14 New York State schools. This pilot is designed to increase the capacity of school districts to implement, scale-up, and sustain evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. The SSIP focuses on providing tiered intervention based upon students’ unique needs, using a lens that is responsive to each student’s social identity, culture and language.

The New York State ESSA plan also supports effective transition practices throughout a student’s educational experience and fosters coordinated transitions from early childhood education to postsecondary education. This emphasis on coordinated transitions directly aligns with the Department’s initiatives in transition planning for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This alignment also promotes the development of schoolwide inclusive systems of transitions, based on a student’s individual needs, experiences, interests, and aspirations.

NYSED’s Special Education Quality Assurance Office (SEQA) is charged with monitoring school district implementation of federal and State laws and policy for students with disabilities. If a parent has a specific question or concern regarding their school district’s policies and practices, they are encouraged to contact the SEQA Regional Office located in their region of the State and speak to the SEQA Regional Associate assigned to their school district.

English Language Learners / Multilingual Learners (ELLs / MLLs)

Parents and families play a fundamental role in determining which program best addresses the social, cultural, and academic needs of their children. NYSED’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages strives to provide students whose home languages are other than English access to equity and excellence in education. Resources for parents of ELLs and MLLs include a parent guide, a parent orientation video, and a parent hotline. You will also find information about how children are identified as MLLs/ELLs, the kinds of programs available for MLLs/ELLs, when students can exit MLL/ELL programs and services, and how you can obtain additional information, materials, and resources from local schools.

Equitable Services for Nonpublic Schools

Equitable Services for Nonpublic schools under Sections 1117(a)(4)(C) and 8501(a)(4)(C) of the Every Student Succeeds Act requires that each State educational agency shall provide notice in a timely manner to the appropriate private school officials in the State of the allocation of funds for educational services and other benefits that the local educational agencies have determined are available for eligible private school children.

Financial Transparency

Building-level financial transparency under ESSA will help those interested in education learn more about the equity and effectiveness of our federal, state, and local educational resources. It is critical that we maximize every dollar to provide the best opportunities and improve outcomes for our students. Fiscal transparency reports outline how much each school is spending per student and the source of the funds. These fiscal transparency reports were issued for the first time in 2020 for the 2018-19 school year, and annual releases will be available after April 1st in each subsequent year. At the district level, they will inform conversations within districts about whether equitable resources are being provided at the school level. At the state level, these reports will help inform future Board of Regents State Aid requests and other policymaking decisions.

Complaint Procedures

The complaint procedures offer parents and other stakeholders a process to file complaints and allow for the timely resolution of such complaints. 

Contact Us

Contact the Office of Accountability at the New York State Education Department


Extra Curricular Programs AM & PM

Morning Programs

Club Name



Relay For Life

AM Mon -Fri

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Title 3 Morning Program

AM Mon - Fri                

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

GAMing Club (Stem) AM

AM Mon - Fri                

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Morning Sports AM

Monday - Friday

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Morning Art Club

Monday - Friday

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Weight Lifting Club AM

Monday - Friday

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM


Afternoon Programs

Club Name



Title 3 Afternoon Program

PM Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Gaming Club (Stem) PM

PM Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Volleyball Club

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Chess Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

French  Language Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Math Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM



2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Writing Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Chorus Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Myths & Legends Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Art Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Harry Potter Book & Movie Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Inside Bdwy / Drama Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Running Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Yoga Club


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM


Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Saint Francis Writing Club

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Relay For Life

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Arabic Language Club

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Chinese  Language Club

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Morgan Book Project

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Russian  Language Club

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Spanish  Language Club

Monday - Thursday

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Dear Parents Join our After School With NIA

Dear Parents Join our After School With NIA

During these unprecedented times NIA has been working closely with Shallow to provide the best programming possible for students.

In addition to a regular afterschool programming, we will also be using Edmentum which will provide students with many resources in various academic topics and college and career readiness courses, with the support of school-day teachers.

Our program continues to run from

2:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Encourage your child to explore our courses!


Steps applying online: 

  1. Discover NIA
  2. Type in search bar " Shallow Junior High School" 

  3. Select the program from the map/list Click "Add to List" 

  4. You will be asked to go Back, Sign In or Create a NYC Account to proceed (look at the bottom of the page.. it will say "Create Account") 

  5. After signing up/signing in, click on your Dashboard and complete the application for your child. 

  6. Click submit! Your application will be sent to the NIA Program Director. Please email to confirm the application was received.


If you’re interested in signing up, the link above will direct you to an online application or fill out the PDF Application and email it to or 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the NIA Program Director at or our Parent Coordinator Ms. Deima at .

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2022

I commend you on your accomplishment and may this be the first of many to follow!

Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

Go on to the world and But be unstoppable, determined , undeterred To Fulfill your life goal

Commit to learning, to building a better you ! 

Always Believe in yourself, by believing in this moment.

And lastly, always belong to something larger, something greater and never forget your Shallow mission…

Together building a better tomorrow, today!


Graduation Ceremony 2023

Graduation Ceremony 2022


Today  you have proved that with dedication and patience, nothing is impossible.  As you finalize your journey at Shallow, remember that Graduation isn’t the end of a tough journey, instead It is the beginning of a beautiful one.


  Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2022       

CLICK HERE --->   Graduation Ceremony 2022


Or copy the url in your browser


Welcome to our Edward B. Shallow 2021 Commencement Ceremony


Click Here at 9:05 am


Edward B. Shallow 2020 Commencement Ceremony


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The Shallow SEL Website

Shallow Social Emotional Learning Component  has close to 100 videos that you can explore on real-life, middle school topics like mental health, friendships, managing stress, and more! 


Check it out at:  Shallow's SEL Web Site




NYC Schools Account For PARENTS

Dear Parent,

Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)(Open external link). You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.


We invite you to register for an NYC Schools Account, which provides you a new way of accessing key information about your student’s progress.

With your NYC Schools Account, you will be able to view your student’s information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.

You can register for your account from any computer or internet-connected device by following these steps:

  1. Visit us at  

My Student Portal

 and select the “Create Account” link found on the login page.

  1. Enter your name, email address, and cell phone number to begin receiving notifications. You can create a basic account without an account creation code, but to link your student to the account, you will need the code.
  2. Select “Validate Email” after you have entered your contact information. Keep this page open.
  3. Open your email to get the validation number. Enter the number into the “Validate Email” page.
  4. Proceed to create your password.
  5. Proceed to create your account security questions.
  6. Enter the unique Account Creation Code, which is specific to you and your student:

Account Creation Code: [Code]

  1. Select “Create Account”.

If you have more than one student attending an NYC public school, you will receive one letter containing an Account Creation Code for each student. You will only need to enter the student ID and Account Creation Code for one of your students in step 7 above to create your account. Once you create an account, you can add your remaining students by entering their student IDs and Account Creation Codes on the “Manage My Account” page. 

Each Account Creation Code is unique to you and your student and should not be shared with others. If you are not the parent named in this letter, contact your student’s school or call 311 for assistance on accessing your student’s records.

We hope that your NYC Schools Account provides a valuable way for you to participate in your student’s education.

We invite you to visit for more information.

If you have questions about your account, contact your student’s school or call 311. If you need assistance creating your account in a language other than English, contact your school’s language access coordinator or parent coordinator.






Residential oil tanks in flooded basements may leak or rupture. If you suspect an oil spill in your home, call the NYSDEC Spill Hotline at (800) 457-7362. For more information on home heating oil spills, visit or call 311.


Anyone who experienced flooding in their homes last night can call (877) 733-2767 which is ARC’s hotline to register and request assistance; which would be in the form of a flood kit (if totally displaced, residents should indicate that to the operator).

Additionally, impacted residents can:

File a report with ponding/flooding report with DEP

Filing a Water Damage Reimbursement Claim with NYC Comptroller’s Office for Tenants or Property Owners:

For information and to file a damage reimbursement claim here and

submitted electronically at 

eClaim Filing : Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.


We recommend documenting and taking pictures of the damage to your home or property.

Flooding in NYCHA Residence 

If you are a resident of  NYCHA residence seeking support with damage caused by the storm. Contact our office at or call 718-439-9012


Dr. Ed Hernandez, Principal

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