A cozy neighborhood school in trendy East Williamsburg - 196WBMS The Williamsburg Bridge Magnet School for Communication and Media Arts is a warm and friendly place where students receive a well-rounded education and individualized attention from their teachers. The school has the feel of a close-knit community where everyone works diligently to infuse learning with a sense of fun. Through the magnet program, students have access to hands on project based learning experiences that include technology, the arts, cooking and more!

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  • Mandatory In-School Covid-19 Testing

    As per the DOE announcement, In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing. Mandatory in-school testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in all reopened school buildings. The consent form can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing

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  • NYC DOE Reopening Plan- December 2020

    As per the NYC DOE announcement, students in grades Pre-K through 5 will resume in-person learning on Monday, December 7th.  More information can be found at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update
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  • Applications are still being accepted for the Learning Bridges Program

    The DOE has broadened access to Learning Bridges programs, so that more families can attend programs, which blended learning students in grades 3K-8 can attend on the days that they are not in school. Interested families should complete the Learning Bridges application. Offers are made on a weekly basis and new seats and sites will continue to be added throughout the fall. Please email LearningBridges@schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions.

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  • Parent Handbook Now Available Online!

    View the Parent Handbook on our website - available in the top navigation bar.

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  • COVID-19 Updates

    Please visit our COVID-19 Plan page to find all the critical information about how P.S. 196K is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.

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  • Returning to School 2020

    Stay up to date with the latest news on reopening by visiting the NYC DOE Return to School 2020 page.

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