Return to School 2020

Learning Schedule for Fall 2020 - REVISED 9/10/20

The Mayor announced a change to our back to school schedule on 9/1:

 All students will attend remotely on 9/16,  9/17 and 9/18 for an instructional transition and orientation period.  

The Mayor announced a further change today 9/17 - that in-school learning will be postponed one week for grades K-5. This does not effect 100% Remote Group D.

Blended learning students in groups A, B and C will attend school remotely from 9/21-9/25 and will be in school as per the Chancellor’s recommended Model 2 Schedule.

Our D20 Superintendent has confirmed that Blended Learning in-school instruction will begin on Tuesday 9/29/20 with WEEK 2 of the schedule.  

This 3-week schedule will rotate throughout the fall and we have updated the blended learning groups on our school calendar.

 

PS 102 will follow the Chancellor’s recommended Model 2 Schedule (see below):

 

  Week

  Mon.

  Tues.

  Wed.

  Thurs.

  Fri.

                             Group D (Fully Remote)

  1

9/21-9/25

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group C

(GREEN)

  2

9/28-10/2

Group B

(BLUE) NO SCHOOL on 9/28  Yom Kippur

Group C

(GREEN)

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group C

(GREEN)

  3

10/5-10/9

 

Group C

(GREEN)

Group A

(RED)

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group C

(GREEN)

Students in 12:1 and VL Classes are following Model 1a Schedule.

School will be held from 8:30am to 2:00pm. Attendance procedure to follow.

 

Latest News!

 
On Friday, September 18, 2020 in the large schoolyard fully remote student materials were available for pick up during the following times:
  • Grades K & 1 @ 11:00 am
  • Grades 2 & 3 @ 12:00 pm
  • Grades 4 & 5 @ 1:00 pm
Please be mindful when picking up student materials to wear a face mask and maintain social distance.   If you have children in multiple grades, please plan to come out during the time for your eldest child.  If you absolutely cannot make it by 2pm, please come the following week on the blended learning dates - or contact your child's teacher.
 
Materials for Blended Learning Students will be handed out in the large school yard from 10-11:30 on the following days for the following grades: 
Monday 9/21 - Kindergarten and Grade 5
Tuesday 9/22 - Grade 1 and Grade 4
Wednesday 9/23 - Grade 2 and Grade 3
 
If you missed any of these dates, last call for picking up learning materials for either blended or fully remote learners will be held on Thursday 9/24 and Friday 9/25 from 9am to 11:30pm. Please try to come Thursday if you can to minimize the need to bring items in and out of the building. On these dates, we will also accept HARD COVER TEXTBOOKS ONLY that you may have from last year as well as Violins and other instruments that were borrowed last year.
 
Some parents have asked for personal items that were left in the classrooms in March. Unfortunately many of our classrooms were cleaned out (closets, desks, seat-sacks) and items disposed by custodial team over the summer. Some teachers were able to bag/tag student items found in the classroom when they returned in September.  A full list of 2019/2020  teachers who  have items to return to students will be posted here tomorrow so that you may pick up these items during the last call materials pickup (Thursday/Friday from 9:00am-11:30am.)
 
 

Safety Information

See health and safety protocols on the DOE website:   https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety

Please read the Chancellor's 9/21/20 letter on Health Screening that must be completed before students can enter the building. Staff has been following this protocol since returning to the building and any parents who enter the building will also have to submit a Health Screening to enter beyond the main lobby. However, most parent meetings, including registration, are currently taking place virtually. We have also attached a file to explain how to use the app on your phone and a form you can print, copy, complete and hand in at the door as your child enters (as an alternative to the app.) 

Chancellor's Letter 9/21/20: Update for Families_September 21 2020.pdf

How to Use app:  Health Screening for Parents.pdf
Printable Form:  2020-09-22 13-44.pdf 

Video on how to complete the form in:  English, Chinese and Spanish

 

Guidance for Blended or Remote Learning

Parents must chose for their student to start the school year in the "blended learning" or "100% remote" model.  At any point, should they desire, parents can switch from the blended model to the 100% remote model by notifying their child's teacher and completing the Learning Preference Form here: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Students will be able to join the blended model at quarterly dates, to be announced, by notifying the teacher and also completing the form.  

Parents who did not complete the Learning Preference Form before the start of the school year are assumed to choose the Blended Learning Model and were assigned a group (A, B or C). All parents should receive an email and call confirming their group by  August 26th. If you did not receive this information, please contact MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov with your child's name.

 

Helpful Links for Families

Learn about the DOEs new program to connect working families with free day care on the days their students will be learning remotely:

Visit this site for more information about Google Classroom, Google Meet, and more.

Apply for HeartShare/St. Vincent's One World After School Program

Expected start date Monday 9/14/20

Our HeartShare program will begin to operate via remote learning on Monday September 14, 2020. 

Registration is not finalized until you receive a confirmation from Program Director Nada Arkadan.

Participant schedules will align with their assigned weekly school schedule. Program may only serve children who attend school in person on any given day and is not open to remote students at this time.

Starting October 5 (delayed from September 29 when may moved in-school learning forward one week) the  program plans to operate in person on regular school days for 3 hours after dismissal contingent upon school reopening schedule and finalized health and safety plans.

Parents please apply on line at discoverdycd@dycd.nyc.gov  (see instructions on the box to the right) or complete the application on the .pdf  and return to Nada Arkadan via email.

Please also contact Ms. Nada directly with any questions at nada.arkadan@heartshare.org

 

Update on Yellow Bus Service from the DOE

An update on school bus service from DOE/FACE office:

DOE has reached an agreement with 60 bus companies and will have bus service by first day of school for all students who are eligible for DOE transportation.  There will be approximately 6,000 special education routes and 2,500 general education routes, serving approximately 100,000 students.  DOE’s Office of Pupil Transportation has already begun to let families know about their routes, and will complete all notifications by the end of next week. Bus route information can also be accessed through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) or by calling your child’s school. 

There will be health and safety measures for our children and bus company employees. Buses will operate at 25% capacity to allow for social distancing, and due to the blended model the bus routes will accommodate all in-person kids during the day.  Buses will be deep cleaned every night, and everyone will wear a mask.  

All companies will have:  

300k masks + 10k face shields 

Disposable plastic gloves 

300k bottles of hand sanitizer 

Electrostatic sprayer 

FREE MEALS

ALL PS 102 students who are in Group D (100% remote) or who may not be in attendance on a given day can pick up GRAB and GO Meals at the ramp door in the large school yard between 9am and 12pm.  Students attending in school will be offered a GRAB and GO breakfast and lunch at the door as they enter the building each morning.

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

  • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    • No one will be turned away at any time
    • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time
    • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • No registration or ID required

Community Resources

Resources for  families from the Mayor's Office of Community Affairs, please share. 
The translated resources are available in each designated language folder in the link  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KdLNfC3tRb13Tn11l1hKpu3MGYOcWAu5