NEWS & EVENTS
January Schedule Changes
Chancellor Academy will continue to have early releases at 12:15 p.m. daily through Friday, January 21, 2022 in an effort to maintain the health and safety of our school community and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Breakfast and lunch will be sent home with students.
Please check your child for symptoms each morning and carefully complete the daily COVID-19 screening. Do not send your child to school if they are sick or awaiting test results. If your child experiences symptoms, please contact our school nurse, Stacey Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at extension 232.
We will continue to utilize data from the local health department and the NJ Dept. of Health to guide our procedures. Thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe and well.
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.
COVID-19 Safety Information & Resources
Please see the below information regarding safety during 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.