Welcome to our COVID 19 response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how The Brooklyn Institute For Liberal Arts is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID 19 Infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

You can also find more information on the New York City Department of Education website.


Covid-19 Related Announcements:

We are starting the school year with all of our students and staff returning to school. If our county moves into a Level 4 Health Emergency, we will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for updates.



Remote Learning Assistance

Google Classroom:

Students can get codes for their classes on Google Classroom by contacting their advisor.

 Jupiter Grades:  

We use Jupiter Grades to keep parents and students up to date about Student progress throughout the school year.  Students and parents have their own user name and log in information, to get log in information contact your advisor.

Device Assistance:

If you need help with your remote learning device please call the main office at 718 221 1097.  To request a remote learning device please visit the NYCDOE remote learning device page.


How Hybrid Learning Works:

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers.
• During days in class, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to introduce new topics, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards.
• Students will be assigned additional activities to work on independently for their at-home learning days. These activities will allow students to apply and practice what they learned in class. There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning activities are an important part of the learning process and will be graded.
• Teachers and intervention specialists will have limited virtual "office hours”. Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments.
• Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school on Fridays.

Food Resources

Meals for Remote Students:

Students attending schools remotely or their parents/guardians may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at most DOE school buildings. Take-out meals for students will be available on school days only from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. If you do not live close to the school you can visit the take-out meals page to find a take-out meal location near you.


Community Meals:

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals at more than 200 locations across the city. Please visit the community meals page for more information.

Remote Learning Guidelines

Students in remote learning setting must adhere to the following classroom norms:
• Attend their live classes by going to Google Classroom during the time reflected on their schedules and connecting to the Zoom meeting set up by the teacher.
• Put their cameras on while attending their scheduled class with their teachers and/ or guidance counselor.
• Mute their mics until directed by the teacher/ guidance counselor to join a discussion or answer a question.
• Use the chat option when directed by the teacher/ guidance counselor.
• Complete all assignments by the due date created by the teacher/guidance counselor.

 Your Responsibilities While in the Building

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.

Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by all students while in the building. 

Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, and after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.

Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their child unless arrangements have been made in advance with the office.

Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. All parent-teacher conferences and other meetings will be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.

While in the building: When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be given a nametag and reminded to wear your mask at all times.

Traffic flow in hallways and common areas: Hallways are marked with arrows. Please keep at least 3 ft. distance between yourself and others.

Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.

Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the New York City Health and Hospitals Testing page to find a test site near you.

Key Contacts:

If you have any questions about COVID 19 please contact Mr. Ramon Lopez


[email protected]

Phone: 718 221 1097


600 Kingston Avenue Brooklyn NY 11203