Remote Learning Resources
FREE/ LOW cost internet services:
The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:
Comcast is offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already. Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment; Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment; or visit Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Call: 1-844-488-8395 or visit Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access.
For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, Altice is offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region; Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region; or visit Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement.
There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:
All branches of the New York Public Library
Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan
LinkNYC kiosks across the City
For more on low-cost internet plans, please visit the links below:
Dial a Teacher Program:
UFT Dial a Teacher is up & running for the school year. K-12 students and their parents or caregivers are invited to call 212-777-3380 or visit the Dial-A-Teacher website Mondays through Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get free homework help from a licensed teacher.
Many of the teachers are bilingual, so Dial-A-Teacher can assist students and families in 10 languages, including Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.
Takeout Meals for Students Learning Remotely
The DOE provides free takeout breakfast and lunch meals to all students from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- If you cannot access your @fthamiltonhs.org account, you must complete the Student Google Account Form
- Students who have Edgenuity courses are required to access, work on, and complete the course during the NYCDOE shutdown. Please allow 45-60 minutes a day per Edgenuity class. Mr. Nelson will forward additional guidance in the days ahead.
- If you need support for Library Services (Literacy Supports, Databases, etc.), please use the Ask a Librarian Form
- Students who are in need of technology, please complete the NYCDOE Remote Learning Device Request
- Please visit the Fort Hamilton Library Webpage for online resources and links to free materials.
Free or low- cost internet
There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families.
The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days: Comcast, Charter Communications/Spectrum, Altice
Please see official announcement on the DOE website that was released a few minutes ago at:
Important P-EBT Update
State P-EBT System Should Now Include All NYC Public School Students
All NYC public school students were entered automatically into the State's P-EBT system and should now appear in the system. Some families have already received the cards in the mail, but not all mailings have gone out. If you have not yet received the cards, you should expect them shortly.
In the rare instance you learn that your child does not appear in the P-EBT system after calling the helpline, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are working hard to figure out what steps you should take in order to point you in the right direction.
Please note that some students who attend NYC charter and parochial schools may not yet appear in the P-EBT system but will shortly.
STEPS YOU MAY NEED TO TAKE
If you have not received a P-EBT mailing within the next few days, call the State P-EBT Helpline at 1-833-452-0096 to confirm that your child appears in the P-EBT system.
P-EBT Helpline (OTDA): 1-833-452-0096
The helpline is staffed 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.
TO REACH A REPRESENTATIVE: Select your language, then stay on the line. It will go through a menu of options, but just stay on the line and do not make any other menu selections. This is the fastest way to reach a representative.
You can also email: PEBT@otda.ny.gov.
Card Activation Line: 1-888-328-6399
This is also the number you can use to check the balance on your card, or you can check your card balance by visiting www.connectebt.com.