The Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars (TAG) is one of New York City’s five public citywide gifted and talented (G&T) schools. Founded in 1989, TAG is located in the vibrant neighborhood of East Harlem and serves grades K-8.
TAG has the most diverse student body of the five citywide G&T schools. Our students are exceptional, with incoming kindergartners scoring in the 99th percentile on a national test used to determine admissions to gifted programs in NYC. In general, TAG students work at least one year above their grade level. TAG consistently ranks as one of the top performing schools in NYC and received an overall grade of “A” in its most recent progress report. TAG was also the recipient of the Blackboard Award for Outstanding Elementary and Middle School in 2013. Mayor Bloomberg recognized TAG as one of the top 22 schools in NY State in 2013.
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Watch this space for events and resources available to help counter the effects of the novel coronavirus crisis.
Remote Learning & Technology
Applications to Enter NYC Schools
For the Helpers
REC (Regional Enrichment Center i.e. Free Childcare Facilities) courtesy of NYC DOE
In order to successfully fight COVID-19, our first responders, health care providers, transit workers, and other key personnel must be able to come to work. That is why we have created Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs)—places where the children of these front-line workers can be safely cared for while their parents continue to serve the city in this time of need. Staffed by DOE employees and community-based organization partners, the centers will provide children with three hot meals daily, remote learning time with their teachers, activities like art and music, and social and emotional support. Regional Enrichment Centers will be available citywide.
If you are a New York City resident, and you have no other child care option, please complete this survey to begin your enrollment process.
Click for all RECs updated info' from the DOE.
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice Survey
NYC Coalition for Educational Justice (one of NYC largest Parent Led Organization) has created a survey to collect information on what our communities need to survive during this current crisis. If you are a public school parent please take the survey and share it far and wide. The survey is in English & Spanish.
Petition Governor for Groceries
Petition to the Governor asking for low income families to be given money for groceries - Sign the Petition! https://www.change.org/p/andrew-m-cuomo-i-want-low-income-families-to-be-given-money-by-the-government-for-groceries
Launching Parent Volunteers (Parent-To-Parent Support)
Hope all is well with everyone. We recognize our new normal is way more challenging than we'd like and we are all still adjusting. With that being said, there are some parents out there able to offer their personal time to help other parents during this remote learning process. Please start sharing the below with all your parent networks.
A group of public school parent leaders (Shino, NeQuan, Liz, Marco, Jimmie, Sheree, Rasheedah and others) are launching a volunteer networking project.
We are recruiting parents/guardians who are interested in volunteering to help families in need. In particular we are looking for parents/guardians who are multi-lingual and can translate or interpret and/or have technology skills (connecting to internet, online learning platform how-to's, etc.).
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.
Volunteers will be matched to families requesting assistance based on the skills. How and when the volunteers connect with families requesting help will be decided between the volunteers and the families.
We are in phase 1 of the project. Once we have enough volunteers, we will begin accepting requests from families via a website (in the process of being set up).
This is an entirely grassroots effort. We wanted to set up a system quickly to help one another. That means this is a work in progress!
We need your help in recruiting volunteers. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DOE is engaging with parents, school leaders, students, and other stakeholders to collect ideas and perspectives on admissions for fall 2021. All parents and students are invited to join virtual borough-based town hall meetings with Executive Superintendents. Information for each Family Empowerment Listening Series event is listed below:
Due to the uncertainty of the school calendar and the impact of the crisis to NYC businesses, Field Day and the Annual Gala have been cancelled.
If you are in need of a laptop from TAG for your student to do remote learning at home, please contact Mr. Johnson today, Wednesday, March 18th. Tomorrow is the last day the building will be open, so please reach out today, so we can set a time for you to come in tomorrow.
TAG School for Young Scholars- 04M012
240 East 109TH ST.
NY, NY 10029
If you have missed the deadline to contact Mr. Johnson, you can request a digital device directly from the DOE by completing this form.