The following email was sent on May 7 from UFT Vice President for Non-DOE Members Anne Goldman.
A Bronx Community is safer after 76 people got free COVID-19 vaccines at the Vaccination Day and Family Festival sponsored by the UFT's United Community Schools initiative and health care provider MetroPlus on June 4 at the Bronx Writing Academy.
The union's Member Assistance Program has created a wellness workshop series, Let's Talk About It, led by a licensed clinician, for members to share their experiences and learn new coping and healing skills.
Rebuilding and strengthening the bonds of our school community, classroom by classroom, will be one of the most important tasks we take on in September.
One of the most important lessons learned from the pandemic is that having a nurse in every school is vital to the well-being of our students.
When middle school buildings reopened in March, the staff at IS 238/the Susan B. Anthony Academy in Hollis, Queens, wanted to make sure students were OK — not just academically, but emotionally, too.
Since Franklin D. Roosevelt HS in Brooklyn reopened in March for in-person learning, school counselors have been stationed in the lobby so they are more visible to students.
The reality is that no one is abandoning any safety protocols with the new guidelines. Safety is still a top priority, but as the science evolves, we also have to evolve.
UFT members at the East Elmhurst Community School in Queens organized a “Pump the Pride” community car parade to show off their school spirit and support families on March 12.
As of April 7, about 35,000 UFT members employed by the city Department of Education had been matched with vaccine providers in the UFT vaccine program, which supplements city and state vaccination programs.