The Weekly Scoop -- Fall 20-21 Edition #12

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,

Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 12/22-01/05 of the 2020-2021 School Year! I have attached documents, and provided links for all the family resources down below.

Important notices:

  • Please note that Ascend has made the difficult decision to delay our previously communicated January reopening plans. All Ascend campuses will remain closed until at least March 9, 2021. Please read this letter from our Interim CEO Lisa Margosian, which explains our reasonings for this delay in our reopening plan.

  • After successfully launching the CALS Family Association this year, we need your help voting on our Family Association officers. VOTE FOR OUR FAMILY ASSOCATION OFFICERS BY JANUARY 4th HERE.

CALS Resources:

  • The CALS Family Association held their first virtual meeting last week. In case you missed the meeting, please see the PowerPoint presentation here. If you would like to apply for the Family Association, there is still time to apply via this form. The deadline is December 17th, so that the CALS community can vote on their elected officers prior to our next meeting, which will be held on January 12th at 6PM.

  • Our Canarsie Ascend Lower School SY2021-2022 Application is now open. Please help us spread the word in your communities, or to your other family and friends! We have schools in Bushwick, Brownsville, Canarsie, Cypress Hills, East New York, East Flatbush, and Lefferts Gardens.

  • Enter the lottery today by visiting

  • Report Card/Assessment Family-Accessibility: This year, families are able to access their student(s)'s report cards and assessment scores via the Illuminate Student Portal using your student(s)'s google credentials. Please see this simple How-To guide for accessing the Illuminate Student Portal.

  • Report cards are now ready for download at Select the Red “Sign in with SAML” option, and enter your student’s google classroom username and password to access.

  • Bookmark our CALS Google Family Resource Folder on your browser so you can have easy access to all our resource documents, including the CALS Clinicians’ Team Student Resource Document, class schedules and more.

Newsletter Surveys and Forms: If you have not submitted your forms, please do so ASAP. You can email completed forms to

We ESPECIALLY need your Medical Forms before we return to school in January. Access the Medical Form here via pdf and send in to us ASAP.

Contact Us

  • Please note that the school is completely closed during the break. We will return to our Monday-Friday schedule on January 4th. You can contact our CALS Ops Team via email at with questions or concerns, and we will respond to you once we return.

In Partnership,

Tenille D. Faria

Operations Manager

Canarsie Ascend Lower School

9719 Flatlands Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11236

t 347-713-0100 x4212

c 917-575-6906