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MS 442 School for Innovation

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500 19th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215

Noreen Mills, Principal

Jason James, AP

Maria Egan, Parent Coordinator



Learn At Home Switchboard

The Switchboard will connect you to​ your daily virtual schedule.

Starting on September 16 at 9 AM, the Switchboard will be up and running.

Click the button below for the Switchboard.

Important Update

Students must use DOE account for Zoom,

no exceptions!

It is crucial that all students use their DOE account to participate in orientation. Use your DOE account starting on Thursday. This keeps Zoom safe for all!

Everyone needs to watch two these videos on how to set up their Zoom! The total time to set it up should take no longer than 5 - 10 minutes.

  1. Set up your DOE account

  2. Sign into your Zoom account​​ (please check that you have done this step).

If you still have questions after watching the videos, email

Orientation continues

9/17 and 9/18

  1. Our remote orientation for all students will occur Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

  2. The orientation will run from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

  3. Your link to your orientation has been posted to The Switchboard.

  4. You will need to know what pod/class you are in. Families can click here to get an email with this information.

News and Announcements

  • ​Please click here to access your student's cohort, pod, schedule and 442 email.  You will need to enter an email address and your student's Student ID/OSIS number from the DOE.

  • If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Maria Egan, our parent coordinator.

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 16

Remote orientation begins for all students at 9 AM. Click on the

Learn At Home Switchboard button above.

Monday, September 21

In-person classes begin.

Group A comes to school.

All other groups learn remotely.

Blended Learning (combination of in-person and remote)

Model 1B

Our school will follow Model 1B. Please see the chart below. Group A comes to school on September 21. Group B participates in their classes at home using the Learn At Home Switchboard. 

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Arrival and Departure Times

To ensure social distancing during entry and exit from the building, we will follow the schedule below:

6th Grade - Arrive 8:30 AM - Leave 1:45 PM

7th Grade - Arrive 8:35 AM - Leave 1:50 PM

8th Grade - Arrive 8:40 AM - Leave 1:55 PM

Full-Time Remote Learning

How to access

Students who are participating in the fully remote format will access their daily class meetings from the Learn At Home Switchboard. See the button above. Students will have access to a digital schedule, with links to their Zoom meetings, as well as other resources.

Monday Groups

Each Monday a different cohort is scheduled to attend in person. Here is a list of Mondays and the cohort that comes to school for in person instruction.

Monday Groups

NYC DOE Systemwide Learning Preferences Timeline

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To Do List

442 uses

Google Classroom

It's what we use to organize our digital experiences and materials.

✅ New and returning students should watch these quick Google Classroom videos here. (To be posted soon!)

✅ New students should get their login using tool above. (That link is in the News and Announcement box.)

Set up your

DOE Account

You will use your email to access all things Google, including Gmail, Drive, and Google Classroom.

However, you need to set up your DOE email to access the secure Zoom platform. We will use Zoom for all online meetings.

✅ Set up your DOE email here.

DOE iPads

All students need access to a device and internet for days that they are learning at home.

✅ If you need to request an iPad from the DOE, complete this request form AND send a quick email to

Make sure you login to Zoom

✅ After you set up your account, go to You will click Sign-In and it will link your Zoom app to your DOE account.

You can also go straight into Zoom, click Sign In, and choose SSO. The Zoom domain is

More info is here.

Questions and Answers

How do I sign into my account?

Returning students will use the username and password that they have used in the past.

New students and their families should use the link in the News and Announcement box (above).

What is the uniform policy?

Our uniform policy has changed. You can wear jeans now.

The policy basically requires students to wear a school shirt (either a uniform shirt or official school club/sports/event shirt).

Click here for the online uniform store.


What if I don't have a uniform yet? Don't fret. Just wear a blue or gray shirt (school colors) and let Mr. T know at

Students must wear a face mask daily. Please see the handbook for guidelines.

How will I know what to do when I am learning at home?

All of our digital schedules with times and Zoom links will be organized in one central place.


When you come to this home page on September 16 at 9:00 AM, you will be able to access The Switchboard. You will follow the directions. Teachers will demonstrate how to use this home page on September 16.

So I will have 2 separate logins?


You will use your email to access all things 442, including Gmail, Drive, Google Classroom, and Mastery Connect.

You will use your DOE account to sign into Zoom.

Please write down your login info for both accounts! Label the first "442 Business" and the second "Zoom."

Will students use lockers?

Students will not have access to lockers when we begin this fall.  Please review your student's schedule the night before school to ensure they have only the necessary items with them for the day.

Statement of Accessibility


We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact the Main Office to request assistance.

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