- Know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.
- Prepare before hurricane season starts. Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1.
- Create an emergency communication plan with your family before a hurricane.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check your insurance coverage, damages caused by flooding are not covered under normal homeowner’s insurance policies.
- Know your local community’s evacuation plan and evacuation routes and how to receive alerts.
- Listen to local officials.
- Download the FEMA app to get weather alerts straight to your phone.
Don't Wait. Communicate about Hurricane Safety.Prepare for Hurricanes Now
About half of U.S. adults do not have resources or plans in place for a possible emergency. If a disaster strikes in your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for several days. You may think that you will have enough time to run to the grocery store, but stores quickly sell out of important supplies following emergency warnings.
Packing an emergency supply kit can help keep you and your family prepared in the event of an emergency.
Here are a few quick tips for packing your emergency supply kit:
Attention Teachers & Educators!
The NYS Office of Information Technology Services, Enterprise Information Security Office (ITS EISO) is conducting a kindergarten through 12th grade computer safety contest in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).
The goal of the contest is to engage young people in thinking about cyber security through the creation of posters that will encourage their peers to use the Internet safely and securely.
The sponsors of the contest believe that young people know best how their friends and classmates are using the Internet and can craft the messages and the images that will resonate with their peers and help them stay safe online.
The contest is designed to be fun and educational. Enter the New York State contest to become eligible for the national contest! Winners will be awarded in New York in early 2017. Winners will be submitted to the national contest for each grade-band (k-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9 -12).
Entries may be used in national, regional and state cyber and computer security awareness campaigns. Examples can be found on the Kids Safe Online Webpage at http://its.ny.gov/eiso/keeping-kids-safe/children
We encourage teachers to use this contest as one way to begin addressing cyber security and online safety issues in the classroom. For information and resources about cyber security issues visit the "Protecting our Children on the Internet" and MS-ISAC.
Poster submittals should be sent to:
Kids Safe Online NYS Poster Contest
NYS Office of Information Technology Services
Enterprise Information Security Office
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 5, Floor 1
Albany, NY 12226
Attn: Jessica Smith
Electronic submissions can be sent to:
Deadline for submittals: November 30, 2016
Montefiore School Health Program
Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus
Montefiore School Health Program (MSHP), in partnership with the Bronx Community Health Network, Robin Hood Foundation, JE & ZB Butler Foundation, New York City Department of Health and New York City Department of Education announces the opening of the Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus school based health center on December 8, 2014.
The Montefiore School Health Program manages 22 school based health centers and is the largest and most comprehensive school-based health program in the country providing coordinated primary and preventive healthcare to public elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the Bronx. The mission of MSHP, in collaboration with the Bronx Community, is to eliminate health disparities facing children in the Bronx by providing full access to high-quality, comprehensive primary and preventive health services, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
According to the School Based Health Alliance, school based health centers exist at the intersection of education and health and are the caulk that prevents children and adolescents from falling through the cracks. MSHP provides care – primary health, mental health, oral health, community heath, and chronic illness management in a location that meets students where they are: at school. Research has shown that school based health centers reduce absenteeism and risky adolescent behaviors, while helping to increase academic success, attendance and graduation rates.
Adlai Stevenson Educational Campus houses nine schools. As a part of the New Century Schools initiative, new specialty schools were created. The high schools on the Stevenson Educational Campus are:
Job Fair Sat., Dec. 6 at AESEC Library brought to you by Luis Sepulved, State Assemblyman for the 87th District of NY
Lifeguard Training ProgramAfter you pass the qualifying test, your training to be a New York City Lifeguard begins. You will be enrolled in the Municipal Lifeguard Training Program, a state-certified program that teaches applicants the critical skills of CPR, first-aid, and techniques for saving a swimmer in distress. You must successfully complete the Municipal Lifeguard Training Program to become certified as a New York City Lifeguard. Other lifeguard certifications are not accepted.
As part of this challenging program, you will be issued a pass that allows you to practice at all of the City's 12 indoor pools to strengthen your swimming skills and improve your conditioning in anticipation of the final swim test.
Upon completion of the training program, all candidates must pass a written test and final swimming tests to become a lifeguard. To qualify for a pool assignment, candidates must be able to swim 440 yards in 7 minutes and 40 seconds, or 6 minutes and 40 seconds to qualify for a beach assignment. Beach lifeguards must also complete a 300-yard ocean swim prior to receiving their assignment.
Successful completion of the Municipal Lifeguard Training Program means that you have:
Know someone who’s Whistle Worthy?Invite a friend or three to become a lifeguard as well. Download [PDF] and print our poster and share it. Your summer could be double—or triple—the fun with a friend!
Enter to win a MacBook this school year!
Submit a short story (400-500 words) or a poem (21-32 lines) responding to one of the following prompts:
-As a high school student, how will attending
college help you to achieve your dreams and aspirations?
- Tell us about a time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you? What lessons did you learn?
-Describe a place or environment where you are
perfectly content. What do you do or experience there? Why is it meaningful to
*Entries must be submitted between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on September 30, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on November 30, 2013.
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Marge Whitehead, Head Library Media Specialist