The Weekly Scoop -- Spring 20-21 Edition #13

Greetings Canarsie Cub Families,

Please see our Weekly Scoop for the week of 01/22-01/19 of the 2020-2021 School Year! I have attached documents, and provided links for family resources down below.

Important notices:

  • Ascend Reopening Timeline: Ascend is currently targeting a network-wide reopening date of March 9, 2021 for our hybrid in-person model. Remote learning for all scholars will continue through March 9 at minimum. Please read this letter from our Interim CEO Lisa Margosian, which explains our reasonings for this delay in our reopening plan.

  • The CALS Family Association will hold their 2nd virtual meeting TONIGHT, Tuesday January 12th at 6pm. Join us and meet our newly elected officers and discuss our plans for this term.

  • Please come to the school to pick up Literature Circle books for 3rd grade & 4th grade. We are at the school Monday through Friday, from 8:00AM to 4:00PM

  • 3rd grade: Drita My Homegirl, Stella by Starlight

  • 4th grade: One Crazy Summer, Seedfolks

CALS Resources:

January Calendar

  • 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: Families are able to access their student(s)'s report cards and assessment scores via the Illuminate Student Portal. 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.

  • If you have not yet done some, please complete the Class Recordings Consent Form and Medical Form, and send the completed form to

  • Complete your scholar’s Meal Form online safely and confidentially to help CALS be 100% compliant. We are still missing quite a few forms.

  • Submit a Family Contact Update Form if you need to update your contact info with us.

External Resources:

  • Please see the informational resources below and attached to this email that we think would be using when helping you and your children with concerns about COVID-19, as well as recent U.S. current events. While it is uncertain to know how the events on the news will reach each person, it is likely to trigger some level of emotion in our scholars. Some of our scholars may have knowledge of today’s events and may have questions, while some may be unaware. We do think it is good to be able to provide them with support if they need it. If you need any additional resources, please reach out to us and we will do our best to find them for you.

Contact Us:

  • For tech support, families can call 646-472-1693 or ema. Please email, and remember to include your scholar’s name, grade and a callback number.

  • For any other questions or concerns, contact our CALS Operations Team at 347-713-0100 or email us at

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