Dear Bushwick Ascend Parents and Guardians,

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have not had the opportunity to meet our new and returning families. 
We are looking forward to meeting you soon and are actively planning to safely welcome scholars back to school the week of August 16.   We are prepared to provide a safe and enriching environment to support your child’s learning. On this page you will find all the "Need to Knows" to prepare your scholar for school year 2021-2022. Please scroll down to view a welcome message from our Principal, Zelda Washington and Assistant Principal, Araliza Lopez.  Forms and resources are also available to answer many of the questions you may have about our school.

Thank you for choosing BWLS to educate your child! 

Welcome To Our New

Bushwick Ascend Families!


Click here to view our

welcome video in English!

Click HERE to view Bushwick Ascend Lower School's 2021-2022 Calendar


Family Orientations

Wednesday, 5/19 - 9:00 am

Wednesday, 5/26 - 5:00 pm

A mandatory virtual orientation session for all our new families is scheduled on Wednesday, May 19th at 9:00 am and Wednesday, May 26th at 5:00 pm.  Please plan to attend ONE virtual orientation session.  

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AM SESSION: 5/19 - 9:00 am

PM SESSION: 5/26 - 5:00 pm

Summer Homework Packets

July - August

Ascend scholars receive a summer packet and reading book to be completed prior to the first day of school. 

Summer packet pick-up is scheduled from Mon. June 14 - Thurs. June 17.


The League Brand - School Uniforms

May - July

School uniforms - including physical education and dance uniforms are available for purchase from our online vendor, The League Brand.  Information on uniform purchases can be found on their website.

School Hours

1st Week of School:

*1:00 pm dismissal

8/16 - KG & 3rd Grade

8/17 - 1st, 2nd, 4th Grades

Monday - Thursday

7:30 - Breakfast / Arrival

8:00 - School Begins

3:30 - Dismissal

Friday - Early Dismissal

7:30 - Breakfast / Arrival

8:00 - School Begins

1:15 -  Dismissal

Supplies & Tech

Clean Daily Mask

  • A good mask option can be purchased from Amazon


  • A good  option can be purchased from Amazon

Water Bottle

Monetary Donation - $10.00 for school supplies

*Laptops are provided by BWLS for each scholar

Medical Forms

A 504 Form must be completed by your doctor and submitted to the nurse if your scholar needs to be administered medication during the school day. 

An Allergy and Asthma medication administration forms must be completed by your child's doctor if your child must be administered medication for asthma or allergies during school day.

*Forms will be available by the end of June.

School Meals

BWLS offers free breakfast and lunch daily 

Scholars may choose to bring their own breakfast & lunch 

Meals from home must be healthy, no junk food allowed in school

We are a peanut free school

* The School Food Meals Application will be released in July.

Health & Safety

Scholars will complete Daily Covid-19 Screening through a Passport App Questionnaire & Temperature Screening.

* More information will be provided at orientation sessions.


School bus service is provided by the Department of Education - Office of Pupil Transportaion.

Eligibility is based on distance to the school and grade.

To request school bus transportation, please indicate in your registration form on SchoolMint and a main office staff will contact you.


The Ascend Public Charter School curriculum includes math, science, social studies, and English language arts.


In addition, Ascend scholars participate in 3 - 4 specials classes which may and science.


Our Student Service Coordinator will plan your scholar's mandated services based on your scholar’s Individual Education plan (IEP).

In addition, we offer ENL services for our English language learners.  Please reach out to our Student Services Coordinator at A copy of your chid's IEP can also be sent to Ms. Slater.

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