NEWS & EVENTS
COVID-19 Safety Information & Resources
Please see the below information regarding safety during COVID-19:
Chancellor Academy Goes 100% Virtual through 1/25
Good afternoon parents and guardians. After consulting with the local Health Department regarding current circumstances involving COVID-19, Chancellor Academy will be closed for in-person instruction and transition to all remote instruction tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 15th.
School is closed on Monday, Jan. 18th in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. The building will remain closed for in-person instruction on Tuesday, Jan. 19th, Thursday, Jan. 21st, and Friday, Jan. 22nd. We plan to reopen for in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 25th.
Invitations to virtual classes will be sent to your child’s Chancellor Academy email box beginning at 8:00am each day. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please stay safe. We are in this together.
The City of Passaic Making Internet Available to Residents
Comcast has announced an expansion of the availability of their Internet Essentials program. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month.
Beginning Monday, new families who connect to Internet Essentials will receive 60 days of broadband service for free.
Additionally, over the next few days, Internet Essentials speeds will be increased from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
More information about the expansion can be found at this link:
More information about Internet Essentials can be found here:
Internet Services For Families Without Access
Below, please find numerous providers who are working with families who do not have internet access during COVID-19. Details regarding their offers and services, as well as how to obtain them, are included.
Provides free service through June 30th, only cost is a one-time $10 initial setup fee - the technician will configure all the equipment inside the families' homes.
Expected completion time varies from same day to one week, depending on the area.
Family must contact the company.
Phone number: 866-200-9522
- Call 866-200-9522
- For English – Press 1; Spanish – Press 2
- New customer – Press 1
- Say "Add New Service", and then say it's for "Home"
- To become a customer – press 2
- First & Last name
- Social Security Number
- Email address
*No proof of school enrollment is necessary.
Internet Essentials (Xfinity/Comcast)
Provides free internet service for up to 60 days. No setup fee but the technician will not enter the home due to the current quarantine situation, will only drop-off equipment for self-installation.
Equipment drop-off is same-day or next day after application is accepted.
Phone number: 1-855-846-8376
1-855-765-6995 for Spanish
- Call 1-855-846-8376
- For Spanish – Press 9; No prompt to continue in English
- Press 1 for 60 day internet offer
- Do not respond to the following prompt asking if you are existing customer
- Enter zip code and say "yes"
- Say "apply"
This program is intended for families utilizing public assistance programs:
- National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.
- Families can apply online at https://apply.internetessentials.com/ or call in to have the application filled out for them. The application may sometimes require documentation as proof of public assistance.
In both instances, the family will need to call and cancel the subscription for service by the end of the trial period, or it will begin to auto-bill every month after.
Chancellor Academy's first day of the 2020-2021 school year will be September 8th.
Please click here to review Chancellor Academy's reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please click here for our updated 2020-2021 school policies.
Please click here for our school re-opening letter to parents.
Haga clic aquí para ver nuestro plan de reapertura.
Please click here to learn about how Chancellor Academy is addressing COVID-19.
Chancellor Academy Launches C.A.T. Transition Program
Chancellor Academy is proud to announce the launch of its C.A.T. Transition Program. The program is designed to provide students, 18-21 years of age, with a relevant and quality transition education. The program emphasizes students being provided with a support system to ensure a smooth transition into a more self-sufficient, autonomous, adult life.
Students will be exposed to a rich curriculum which will incorporate adult living and career readiness objectives. For the remainder of the day, students will follow individualized transition programs.
For more information regarding this 18-21 year-old program, please contact Kevin McNaught, Executive Director, at (973) 835-4989.