Passover Seders for Those In Need updated 3.26.20
QC Hillel is working with our partner, UJA-Federation of NY, to provide delivered, kosher Passover Seder Meals to QC students (and their families) and isolated seniors in need. As of 3.26.20 we have 40 meals left. Please fill out this form if you are interested: https://forms.gle/SLBdcozNg1Miw1j19
Recalibration Period for Educational Equity updated 3.26.20
Earlier this week, CUNY announced a plan to pause for a Recalibration Period for Educational Equity beginning this Friday, March 27, through Wednesday April 1. Distance learning will resume on Thursday, April 2.
The primary reason for moving up some days from the Spring Recess is to provide time to get a substantial number of laptops and tablets into the hands of students who need them. These students have been without access to technology since March 19, and could have a tough time catching up, and likely to drop out of the semester, if CUNY does not do this now.
The University’s previously scheduled Spring Recess will now run from Wednesday April 8 through Friday April 10, encompassing the beginning of Passover and Good Friday. For faculty, staff and students whose religious observation extends into the week of April 13, as always you have the right to request a religious exemption to observe the holiday and we will offer maximum flexibility in addressing the requests. CUNY’s guidance for religious exemptions can be found here and we will remind faculty and staff about our guidance as we get closer to that date.
In the case that a professor requests a written letter, QC Hillel has prepared them for you. An email will be sent this week with more information. If you have not done so already, please sign up here for our weekly emails so you have the most up to date resources for you.
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