Principal’s Message

Dear Cobble Hill Students and Families,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to take a moment to tell you how much I am grateful for all of you. Your resilience, positivity, and strength are inspirational. I am reminded every day that we are not a school community because we share a building, but because we care for one another, and because we share the same mission and goal of learning and working together. We are a vibrant school community of students, faculty, staff members, and families, and for that I am grateful. 

During this holiday season, please, please, please stay safe and healthy. Avoid large parties and crowded areas. Stay away from situations that may become dangerous or that are unhealthy due to COVID. Maintain social distancing and be mindful of your surroundings. 

I look forward to the day when we will all be together again at our school building, but for now, enjoy the four-day weekend and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anna Maria Mule’


This has been an eventful and challenging year on so many levels. With your efforts and contributions, our school buildings have been safe places for teaching and learning for hundreds of thousands of students over the past several weeks. To date, we have seen a COVID-19 positivity rate of only 0.19 percent out of more than 120,000 students and staff tested. This has been a reassuring sign that our schools are safe, and we are grateful for the tireless work you do to ensure this is possible.


As you are aware, the City is experiencing elevated rates of COVID-19. Last summer, as we prepared to open our school buildings for in-person teaching and learning, we established a threshold of 3% COVID-19 test positivity rate for the City using a 7-day rolling average as a trigger for closing our school buildings and transitioning to fully remote learning. We established this threshold because of our commitment to health and safety for all of our DOE community above and beyond everything else.


As of this morning, November 18, the City has now reached this threshold of test positivity citywide and, as a result, the DOE will temporarily close down all public school buildings for in-person learning, Thursday, November 19. This action, along with other city-wide measures, is a key component to address the concerning rise in COVID-19 transmission rates. This closure of buildings is temporary; we will work diligently alongside other City agencies and every New Yorker to bring this transmission rate back down and get back to in-person learning as quickly and as safely as possible.


To ensure a smooth school transition from blended learning to fully remote learning for all students, first, please distribute the attached letter to your families immediately. Translations of the family letter will be available very shortly on the Messages for Families page on the website. Second, please notify your staff; see attached checklist for considerations to include in your staff communication. A letter to all staff will be sent shortly. Last, refer to the attached checklist for other important items and reminders. This list is meant to help school leaders transition to temporary full-remote learning for all students. This list is illustrative, not exhaustive, so please continue to identify and solve for your school community’s needs during this transition to fully remote teaching and learning. Please continue to refer to Principals Digest for any additional guidance. You will also continue to receive updates and information from the Office of the Chancellor and Office of the First Deputy Chancellor on the status of our school buildings, including guidance and next steps for your school when we are able to re-open.


Our DOE community has been our greatest asset during these challenging times, and we will continue to support every one of you as this public health condition continues to evolve. We know that for many of you, our staff, and our students and families, a temporary system-wide school closure and transition to fully remote instruction is challenging to hear. We know that many of our students and families need and want a blended learning model, and we too are eager to keep offering in-person learning for as long as it is safe and healthy to do so.


We are here to support you. For questions or support with remote learning, contact your BCO Remote Learning Champions (RLCs)— a citywide cohort of BCO staff with expertise in both technical and instructional strategies and practices to support the remote learning classroom experience.


As I’ve said before to you, we have faced these challenges before and are prepared for any situation that comes our way. New Yorkers have proven they are ready and willing to do the collective work to fight against this virus. Thank you for continuing to provide our students with the most enriching and engaging educational experience possible in the midst of all the challenges caused by the pandemic. I am so grateful for your tireless efforts, and I know our students and families are too.

In unity,



 Checklist_Preparing for Temporary Fully-Remote Learning_November 18 2020.pdf  Update for Families_November 18 2020.pdf 

Parent Letter

Dear Cobble Hill Families and Students:


Fall is upon us and I can’t help feeling grateful for the warmer temperatures we have been having,  the pumpkin pie being sold in the stores,  as well as for the sense of community being established with our students. Our character trait of the month for October was caring - caring for self as well as caring for others, and as a school community, we are living that trait every day.  This month, students are exploring the character trait of citizenship and how they can use their voice and actions to affect others for the greater good.  For those of you who may not know, these seminars and circles occur in our AVID classes across grades and are facilitated by Wediko staff and our AVID teachers.  It warms my heart when I see our school mission and vision come alive in our classrooms.  

I have a few updates I would like to share with you.  Last week, we held grade-wide assemblies after school, sharing with students our expectations, the new grading policy, graduation, and credit requirements as well as information about all the extracurriculars currently in progress, such as student government, moot court, Opening Act, Wediko daily after school activities and senior committee.  We are also launching peer forward once again this month, as well as our Civics-for-All initiative,  in our government classes.  Our HOSA students are also attending training this month and will continue to work with Ms. O'Connor.  Ms. Leborious is currently working with the 9th grade in the practices for mindful communication and supporting BLM poetry/spoken word after school facilitated by student Precious Brooks.   I also want you to join me in congratulating Mr. Megna and Mr. Serman on their work with the moot court team.  Freshmen Elizabeth Derry Oliver Nixon and Caillyn Miller competed on Tuesday and did an amazing job!   They were so well-spoken, articulate, and assertive in making their statements and arguments.  I was so proud of them!  


Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place over the course of the next week and culminate on Friday, November 20th. Your child’s teachers will be reaching out to you to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s performance. 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s grades on their report card, please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher via PupilPath or to me by emailing me at


Please join us at our next PTA meeting on Monday, November 23rd, as we talk about ways to navigate your child’s Google Classroom. 

Please continue to check our school website for information and updates. 

Enjoy the day!  Warmly,


Anna Maria Mulé

Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing - October 28, 2020



347 Baltic Street Brooklyn, New York 11201

Anna Maria Mule, Principal


Telephone (718) 403-9544 Facsimile(718) 403-9553




Dear Families,


As part of New York City’s ongoing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and ensure the health and safety of our community, COVID-19 testing of staff and students will be conducted in our school once a month from now through the end of the school year. We have been notified that the testing provider will be at our school within this week. Please note that only New York City public school students from grades 1-12 are eligible to be tested.


As the September 29, 2020 letter co-signed by NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Executive Director Ted Long of New York City Test + Trace Corps, and Dr. Dave Chokshi, Commissioner of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stated, the test is easy, quick, and safe. A “short swab” (similar to a Q-tip) will be inserted into the front part of the nose for five to ten seconds. Later this school year, it is possible that tests will be administered by collecting a small amount of saliva (spit).


Only students and school-based staff members with signed and submitted consent forms are eligible to be tested ( Your child will not be tested if they are uncomfortable or become distressed at any point during the process. If that happens, we will work with you to address any potential concerns so that your child is comfortable participating in future testing.


If your child is tested at school, information about the testing process, and when and how you will receive the results, will be sent home with your child. The majority of all testing results will be available within 48 hours. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, the testing provider will notify you via a telephone call, and NYC Test & Trace Corps will call to provide your family with resources and support.


If any member of the school community tests positive during this testing process, our school community will continue to follow the guidelines outlined on the Health & Safety section of the website (


We deeply appreciate your partnership and your commitment to keeping your school community safe and healthy.



Anna Maria Mule

Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - September 27 2020.pdf    Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing - September 29 2020.pdf 



Messages for Families

Opt-in Period & Program Updates Letter

2020-2021 PTA Nomination Letter

Principal’s Message

Dear Cobble Hill Families,
 It is mid October, the fall season is upon us, and classes are now fully in session.  I am in many google classrooms daily, and in your children’s virtual live meeting sessions, and I have seen our students participate readily, share their ideas with excitement,  answer prompts using evidence and analysis, and put forth good effort in completing their assignments.  However, we still have students struggling to access their zoom lessons, utilize the technology they have at home, or attend their in person or virtual classes regularly.  Please take a moment to look over your child’s grades and attendance on Pupil Path.  If you are concerned by what you see, for example, incorrect attendance data or low grades, please contact me.  I want to help you get what you need in terms of support and access.  Please also write to me on behalf of your children, if they find the coursework in their classes too difficult, confusing and/or challenging, or don’t have access to the course content or materials,  by sending me an email at
I am really pleased and happy with the progress our students are making.  Our teachers are super qualified and eager to help in any way that they can, as is our support staff.  We have begun some of our after school  activities, such as Opening Act and Moot Court, and I am sharing that flyer with you so that you can also encourage your children to attend if they are not already doing so.  Activities and hobbies help students feel more connected to their peers, learn about themselves, and support students in feeling happier and accomplished.  
Additionally, I would like to request your help.  We are in the midst of recruiting 8th graders to our school for the next school year and we are holding virtual open houses every Wednesday.  I am attaching the flyer.  Please help us spread the word by encouraging your family and friends with school age children to learn more about our school.  
As always continue to visit our school website for information and feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.  
Warm regards,
Anna Maria Mule’

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Electronic Device Request

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. Please encourage families who need to request an internet- enabled electronic device to complete the survey here:

Programming Model 1B Selection Announcement

Good day Parents & Guardians
 At this time, all families have been notified of the schedule and group that your child will be following in the fall semester. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. Mule our Principal or Ms. Sheffield Parent Coordinator

Update for Families on School Reopening from Chancellor Carranza / Información actualizada para las familias sobre la reapertura de las escuelas proporcionada por el canciller Carranza / 教育總監卡蘭扎致各家庭有關學校重開的資訊更新

Dear Families,

We hope you and your children are well and enjoying some time off this summer. Last week, the Chancellor provided additional information about fall 2020 school re-opening plans in this letter. We encourage you to read this letter in full to learn more about what all-remote and blended learning will mean. Here’s a brief excerpt:

New York City students will be learning five days a week, whether in person or at home. As previously announced, schools are planning for blended learning, in which students will be taught in school buildings for part of the week, and will continue learning remotely from home on the other days of the week. Any family can also choose all-remote learning, for any reason. We know that the majority of families want as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, and we will work to maximize it at every turn, consistent with health and safety requirements. However, if you intend to choose all-remote learning for your child and have not yet notified us, please let us know by August 7 so schools can plan accordingly.You can fill out a web form or call 311.

To enable you to make a more informed choice, we have prepared some important comparisons about what you can expect from each mode of learning. Families who choose all-remote instruction will be able to opt back in to blended learning on a quarterly basis throughout the school year, beginning in November.

Learn more in the Chancellor’s July 27, 2020 letter and check for frequent updates on our Return to School 2020 page.

All best,

The New York City Department of Education


Estimada familia:

Espero que usted y su hijo estén bien y disfrutando de las vacaciones este verano. La semana pasada, el canciller proporcionó más información sobre los planes de reapertura de las escuelas en el otoño de 2020 en esta carta. Le recomendamos que lea toda la carta para averiguar lo que significa el aprendizaje completamente a distancia y semipresencial. Aquí encontrará un breve fragmento de la carta:

Los estudiantes de la Ciudad de Nueva York aprenderán cinco días a la semana, ya sea en persona en la escuela o en la casa. Como se anunció anteriormente, las escuelas están planeando un modelo de aprendizaje semipresencial, en el cual los estudiantes asistirán a clases en los edificios escolares durante parte de la semana y continuarán su aprendizaje a distancia desde casa los demás días de la semana. Las familias también pueden optar por el aprendizaje completamente a distancia, por cualquier motivo. Sabemos que la mayoría de las familias quieren que sus hijos reciban la mayor cantidad de clases en persona de la manera más segura posible y haremos todo lo que esté a nuestro alcance para aprovecharlas al máximo, de acuerdo con los requisitos de salud y seguridad. Sin embargo, si tiene planeado elegir el aprendizaje completamente a distancia para su hijo y aún no nos ha notificado, por favor, hágalo antes del 7 de agosto para que las escuelas puedan planear como corresponde.Puede llenar el formulario por internet o llamar al 311.

Para permitirle tomar una decisión fundada, hemos preparado un cuadro comparativo con aspectos importantes sobre lo que puede esperar de cada modelo de aprendizaje. Las familias que elijan el modelo de aprendizaje completamente a distancia podrán cambiarlo a la enseñanza semipresencial de forma trimestral durante el año escolar, a partir de noviembre.

Obtenga más información en la carta del 27 de julio de 2020 del canciller y revise las actualizaciones frecuentes en nuestra página de Regreso a la escuela en 2020.

Le deseo lo mejor,

Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York




紐約市學生每星期上學五天,無論是學生來學校面對面上學,還是留在家中上學。正如之前宣佈一樣,學校正在準備混合式的上學方式,意思是,在一個星期裏,學生在其中幾天會到學校教學樓上學,在其他幾天會繼續在家裏遠程上學。任何學生家庭都可因任何理由選擇全部遠程學習。我們知道,大多數家庭希望在儘可能安全的情況下獲得儘可能多的面對面教學,而我們將盡力在遵循健康和安全要求之下,在每一個時間儘最大程度實現這一期望。 不過,如果您想為子女選擇完全遠程學習,但還沒有通知我們,請在8月7日之前告訴我們,以便學校做出相應的安排。您可以上網填寫一份網上表格或撥打311。





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Important Links 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

DOE has received over 400,000 responses from families and students to a survey asking about preferences and concerns for the upcoming year, and your input has been critical in our planning.

As you understand, we will begin the 2020-21 school year in an unprecedented way—including new health protocols, physical distancing, and more. However, our students will still be learning 5 days a week. A major difference is that we are preparing to deliver their education through a blended learning model. Blended learning means students will be taught on-site in school for part of the week, and will attend school remotely on the other days of the week.

Any family can also choose all-remote learning, for any reason. But we know that the majority of families want as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, and we will work to maximize it at every turn, consistent with health and safety requirements. We will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel—and recognizing the ways that will be different from each of their classmates, especially in a time of crisis. We will not look away from the ways this virus has further magnified the effects of systemic racism in our communities. We will continue to explore opportunities to directly correct structural inequities—like closing the digital divide.

iLearn NYC

Las tareas de curso se pueden encontrar en edmentum en Ilearn. Instrucciones sobre como acceder a sus tareas de curso de principio a fin:

  • Primero busca
  • Debajo de Quick Links, Haz click en TeachHub 
  • Ingresa tu nombre de usuario y contraseña 
  • Si no ha recuperado su cuenta, haga click en Find your username/ reset your password (buscar su nombre de usuario/ restablecer su contraseña)
  • Haga click a TeachHub y entre su nombre de usuario y contraseña
  • Elija Ilean NYC
  • A la izquierda My courses (mis clases) están todas las clases asignadas
  • Haga click en el curso deseado
  • Desplacese hacia abajo hasta Content (contenido de el curso)
  • Debajo de content (contenido) haga click en Edmentum
  • Haga click on Edmentum nuevamente, esto lo dirigirá a otra pagina 
  • Haga click en open in a new window (abrir en unable nueva ventana)
  • Vas a ver Active assignments (tareas activas)
  • Debajo has click a All Activities para ver las lecciones publicadas para el curso
  • Haz click a All Assignments (todas las areas) a la derecha en la parte superior de la pagina para ver las tareas de todos los cursos.

Subject: instructions on how to access edmentum

Detailed instructions on how to retrieve class assignments from edmentum through iLearn NYC
Course assignments can be found under edmentum on iLearn. Instructions on how to access your course assignments from start to finish:
  • First search for
  • Click on TeachHub
  • Enter username and password, If you have not retrieved your account, under student click on Find your username/reset your password 
  • Once you log in, choose ilearnNYC
  • List of courses appear under My course on the left
  • Click on desired course
  • Scroll down to course content and click on edmentum
  • click on edmentum that appears again this will direct you to another tab
  • Click on open in a new window
  • You will see Active assignments, underneath  that click on All activities to see assignments/lessons posted for the course.
  • You are able to view assignments for all courses you are enrolled in under the All Assignments tab at the top right of the page.

iLearnNYC Technical Support

Website/Live Chat: Brightspace Help Desk

Hours: 8 am - 8 pm Mon-Fri / 8 am - 5 pm Sat-Sun

Directions on accessing iLearn

1. Check iLearnNYC for your schedules. Even though some of your classes might be "empty" when you login tomorrow morning, you need to continue checking back throughout the week.

2. Login to ILEARN with your DOE EMAIL through TEACH HUB (see directions below)

3. You should see your courses IN THE WAFFLE DROPDOWN and you can pin your courses to your class page

4. Click on the individual course

5. Click on Content within the Course

6. Click on the link that says "edmentum (and the respective course)

How to create a student account

DOE Student Accounts

The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.

The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:

  • iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform 
  • Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
  • Multiple educational applications
  • G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)

Your Student Account ID and Password

To retrieve your account ID and password:

  1. Go to Student Account Self Service(Open external link)
  2. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.)
  3. Enter your birthday.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed. 
  6. Your student ID is your username followed by For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is
  7. If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
  8. Pick a password that only you will know.
  9. Re-enter your password.
  10. Click Update Password.

Video Tutorial

You can also watch a quick video on how to access your student account information:


Access the Remote Learning Portal


In order to support students with remote learning, the DOE has made available a remote learning portal for all DOE students. The remote learning portal provides quick links to online learning tools they will need, including Google Classroom and Microsoft Office. For students at schools that use Clever, a link to Clever will appear in the portal.

Get More Help

If you are unable to access your child’s student account, contact your child’s school. They can provide you with your student's account ID and password.

Schools: visit the InfoHub for instructions on how to download DOE student account information(Open external link).


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