MS 442 School for Innovation


500 19th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Noreen Mills, Principal

Jason James, AP

Maria Egan, Parent Coordinator



Learn At Home Switchboard

The Switchboard has your daily virtual schedule, and it will connect you to each of your classes.

Please make sure you are logged into 442 Gmail and Google Classroom before trying to click your schedule.

Message from Principal Mills

November 25, 2020


Dear Families,

As Thanksgiving approaches, I want to express how grateful I am for your continued effort to make this school year the best it can be in spite of the numerous challenges that keep coming our way. I am also grateful to our wonderful staff who are working tirelessly to educate and support our students.

We do not know when schools will reopen for in-person learning. It seems this closure will stay in effect until further notice from the DOE. The Mayor has indicated publicly that he is going to focus on bringing back District 75 schools first, then 3K and Pre-K, followed by elementary schools. MS 442 students will continue to use the Switchboard daily to access their virtual class schedule at 8:30 a.m.

We will continue to assess the needs for our school community as this closure might stretch on for weeks. We will be sure to update you via email as well as on our website.

I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving.

Noreen Mills

Read the Chancellor's message below

November 24, 2020: Remote Learning and COVID-19 Testing Consent

Remote Learning for All Students Starts November 19, 2020


As the DOE announced, no classes will be held in the school building until further notice. All students will use The Switchboard to access their classes tomorrow.

  • We will continue to follow the schedules for "in-person" and "at-home" days for A and B groups.

  • All schedules will be updated by 8:30 AM tomorrow morning.

  • Please allow time for the schedules to be updated.


Family Update

Distributed on November 13, 2020
  • Read Principal Mills' family update, sent via email on November 13. Click here to read the letter.

Half Day

  • Please remember that Thursday, November 19 will be a half-day of school.

  • School will end at 11:00 AM for all students.

  • Parent Teacher Conferences are later in the day.

    • Afternoon​ conferences will be from 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

    • Evening conferences are from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up

  • If you would like to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference phone call with one or more of your teachers, please use this e-form.

  • Conferences are 3 minutes long.

Blended Learning Opt-In Window

Please read this important information from the Office of the First Deputy Chancellor. You can keep yourself informed by going to this NYC DOE website.

Monday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 15: Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Families 

  • Families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning should complete and submit the Learning Preference survey during this window. 

Weeks of Nov. 30 & Dec. 7:  Students Begin In-Person Learning 

8th Grade Update

Posted November 11, 2020

Read the High School Enrollment update.

🚨 Nov. 12 Info Session 🗣

From the NYC DOE Office of Family and Community Empowerment 

Dear Parents and Families,


Please join us this Thursday, November 12th  from 6:30pm-8pm at our next Family and Student Information Session.  We want to hear from you! We know that many families are considering whether to “opt-in” to blended learning, and want to provide an opportunity for families to ask question and learn the most up-to-date information about blended learning.  This event is also an opportunity for you to share your experiences of back to school for you and your family.  


Register today!  


You can sign up for the event and submit questions by completing the online registration form by accessing this link:


SpanishMandarinCantonese and ASL interpretation will be provided. 
Anyone can access the livestream at the time of the event by accessing this link:  

Links you may need

Health Screening

Emergency Home Contact

Family Income Inquiry

Walking Trip/Outdoor Learning

Media Consent

COVID Testing Consent

  • Click here for the testing consent form from the NYC DOE.​


  • Sign up for Wediko's after-school program. Complete the Wediko E-Form.

We have cleaned up our email distribution lists. If you haven't received an email from the Parent Coordinator in the last couple of days, please sign up of for emails via Mailchimp!

School Documents

DOE Calendar

School Information​

Statement of Accessibility


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