Hello families!

The DOE has invited all families to complete a survey for the Fall 2020 school experience.  Please click on link below and look for the borough your child attends Sunshine Developmental School to take the short survey.  All feedback is welcome to assist in improving the learning experience of all students.



The Kindergarten registration process has begun for students born in 2016! For our Sunshine Developmental School students, when the parent logs in to register and it asks what program/school is your child CURRENTLY attending you should NOT put Public or PreK. Please click PRIVATE and then move on to the next page. 

If parents do click Public/ Pre-k then they can put the code 99Z123 and it will say not enrolled which means they are not currently enrolled in a public school and then they can move on that way to finish the registration process.


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Hello Families,




12/19/2020-1/3/2021 WINTER BREAK for Jamaica, Brooklyn, Bronx


1/4/2021-1/8/2021 REMOTE LEARNING for ALL SITES (Jamaica, Brooklyn, Bronx)


1/4/2021: Deadline to change your child from REMOTE ONLY to IN-PERSON learning.  Your child will begin in-person learning on 1/11/2021  (next DEADLINE to opt into IN-PERSON LEARNING 2/12/2021)


1/11/2021 ALL Sites (Jamaica, Brooklyn, Bronx) RESUME IN-PERSON LEARNING

Jamaica and Brooklyn are everyday in-person learning

Bronx: Children in the Integrated programs are still alternating weeks for in-person learning.  The 12:1:2 is every day. SDS is working very hard with Headstart to get all children in every day.  We will keep you posted


If you have questions for administration please email: 

Jamaica/Su‚Äčtphin Blvd: info@sunshineschool.org

Bronx 165th Street / Bathgate: InformationBronx@sunshineschool.org

Neptune Avenue Brooklyn: InformationBrooklyn@sunshineschool.org


Please click on the  link to view Sunshine Developmental School's Reopening Guidelines.


Remote Learning


In order to ensure success for all three models the below will be implemented and communicated in the family’s preferred language: 

  • SDS will promote equity by making sure that all students have opportunities to access routinely scheduled instruction, interaction, feedback and support from teachers and clinical staff. 
  • All students will have opportunities for regular and substantive contact with qualified instructional personnel regardless of the delivery method (remote, blended, in-person). 
  • Families will be engaged in the teaching and learning process through weekly contacts with teacher and therapist, as well as participants in the remote video lessons. 
  • Social workers will be available to families to address the specialized needs of students whose educational experiences in 2019-2020 were disrupted due to school closures and who now require additional social, emotional, or academic support to be successful.  
  •  Team meetings will be held weekly for staff members to share information about individual needs and each student’s responses to blended, in-person and/or remote learning. 
  • Quarterlies and annual progress reports will continue to be sent to districts and families utilizing diagnostic assessment to determine each student’s academic, social, and emotional needs.
  •  There will be a balance of screen time and authentic learning experiences during remote learning periods. 
  • Professional development for teachers and parent training, via video conferencing, will be conducted in order to inform/facilitate high-quality remote instruction. 
  •  Parents/Caregivers will have the choice of in-school instruction, blended model learning or remote only instruction. Parents can move to any model at any point in the school year. 
  • SDS will continue to make all models as inclusive and culturally-responsive as possible. 
  • All necessary accommodations, modifications, supplementary aids and services and technology (including assistive technology) will meet the unique disability of the student. 
  • CPSE will be notified in the event of intermittent or extended school closures


  • The decision of whether a test needs to be conducted will be determined by a healthcare provider or the local department of health.   We will defer all testing decisions to our local health department.

Contact Tracing

  • Contact Tracing allows public health officials to put in place isolation or other measures to limit the spread of the virus. Sunshine Developmental School will cooperate with state and local health department. In order to assist local health departments in contact tracing process, SDS will:
    • maintain accurate attendance records of students and staff members.
    • maintain a log of any visitors which includes date, time they visited.
    • Assist local health departments in tracing all contacts of the individual at school in accordance with the protocol, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program.
  • Confidentiality will be maintained as required by federal and state laws and regulations. We will defer to guidance and direction from the local department of health as to who is to be excluded from school based on contact.


If your child is in need of a remote learning device please click on below link:





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