Return to School 2020

Learning Schedule for Fall 2020

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 for each day.

 

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

 

  Week

  Mon.

  Tues.

  Wed.

  Thurs.

  Fri.

                             Group D (Fully Remote)

  1

 

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group C

(GREEN)

  2

 

Group B

(BLUE) 

Group C

(GREEN)

Group A

(RED)

Group B

(BLUE)

Group C

(GREEN)

  3

 

 

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. and will also begin with week 2.

School will be held from 8:30am to 2:00pm each day. 

 

Latest News!

As of Thursday 11/19/20 all NYC Schools have transitioned to Remote Learning. Please review this checklist:  NYCDOE_2020_RemoteLearning_CompleteChecklist_English copy.pdf 

 

Great Resources from NYC:

NYC Well: Free, confidential mental-health services are available 24/7 in over 200 languages. Support is available by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting "WELL" to 65173, or via online chat at nyc.gov/nycwell

Help Now NYC: Employment resources, food assistance, health and medical assistance, emotional support and spiritual care are available through Help Now NYC.

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families: This DOE info sheet includes helpful articles, resources, and activities for supporting student and adult wellness. COVID-19-specific articles and social-emotional resources for families are posted on the DOE Crisis page, as well as these crisis support resources posted on the InfoHub.

 

Safety, Health Screening, and Random Covid-19 Testing Protocols

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

Health Screening (using the Health Screening Tool or a Paper Form ) must be completed before students can enter the building each morning.  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. 

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

Health Screening Tool:   https://healthscreening.schools.nyc

How to Use Health Screening Tool/App:  Health Screening for Parents.pdf

Printable Form:  DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_English.pdf 

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

Printable Form in translation:  31799_DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_092420 FPP KMM2_Arabic.pdf,  31799_DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_092420 FPP KMM2_Chinese.pdf,   31799_DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_092420 FPP KMM2_Russian.pdf ,  31799_DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_092420 FPP KMM2_Spanish.pdf,   31799_DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_092420 FPP KMM2_Urdu.pdf 

Random COVID-19 Testing in Schools

Chancellor's Letter on in-school random testing of students and staff  Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing - September 29 2020.pdf
Principal's Updated letter:  Principal Family Letter - Yellow Zones_10-21-20.docx 

Please complete and return this consent form  Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - September 27 2020.pdf  and return it to your child's teacher as soon as possible.  Note, this form can now be completed on your NYC Schools Account.

LINK TO TESTING CONSENT FORM IN ALL LANGUAGES APPEAR S HERE:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety/covid-19-testing?fbclid=IwAR3JXzvyPOwN_w8xhBE63AYFiatTe9ZAHh1t8BwQwAyXTBntDb1REmeQmFA

Watch this video with your child on what Random Covid-19 testing in schools will look like.

SAFETY DRILLS - Letter/summary sent home from the school 10/19/20.

 GRP Letter to Parents.doc  

GRPOnePageSummarysept42012.pdf 

 

 

Guidance for Blended or Remote Learning

Parents must choose for their student to start school in the "blended learning" or "100% remote model" and must complete the Learning Preference Survey.  If they do not complete the survey, they will be placed in a Blended Learning cohort A, B or C.

https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Changing your preference:

  • At any time, you can use this form to choose fully remote learning  for your child.
  • Between November 2 and November 15, 2020, you can use this form to switch to blended learning (a mix of in-person days at school and remote-learning days at home) for the remainder of this school year.
    • At this time, this is the only opportunity planned for families to opt into blended/in-person learning.
    • After the opt-in period has passed, we will contact you to inform you of your child's new teachers and schedule. 
    • Students who switch to blended learning will begin their new schedule sometime the week of November 30 or the week of December 7, 2020.
    • Please note that students in blended learning must submit a consent form to participate in random testing for COVID-19, which can be submitted through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) or by downloading the form here.

 

 

 

Helpful Links for Families

Learning Bridges is a program, new for the 2020–21 school year, that provides free childcare options for families of children from 3-K through grade 8, on days when students are scheduled for remote learning. The first phase of enrollment prioritized access for high-needs students, including students living in shelters; student-group sizes were kept small out of an abundance of caution for health and safety. PS 102 was not matched in the first phase.  

In the coming days, the DOE will broaden access to Learning Bridges programs, so that more families can attend programs, by drawing students from multiple schools to a single Learning Bridges site. In broadening access to Learning Bridges, students will no longer need to attend a matched school to enroll in a program. This additional flexibility will ensure that Learning Bridges seats are available to more schools and as many families as possible. Interested families should complete the Learning Bridges application, which takes less than five minutes; applications are accepted on a rolling basis and if a school is not listed (non-matched), families should leave those fields blank. Offers are made on a weekly basis and new seats and sites will continue to be added throughout the fall.

This decision to open Learning Bridges to additional schools was made in conjunction with the city’s health experts; all Learning Bridges programs will continue to follow rigorous COVID-19 prevention strategies.

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

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

Our HeartShare program will began operating 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 blended learning groups A, B or C on their given day and is not open to 100% remote students at this time.

Starting October 19 (delayed from October 5) 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:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/transportation-overview/whats-new

 

 

FREE MEALS & Followup on Covid-EBT Benefit from the spring.

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

All NYC Public School Students who attended March-June of 2020 should have received a Covid-EBT benefit on their existing EBT card or via mail on a new card. If you did not receive this benefit, follow-up here:   https://www.communityfoodadvocatesnyc.org/p-ebt

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 

Test, Trace & Care Fliers for your business/building/etc.  https://nyic.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/#2E0000013972/a/2E000000UpRD/jZ08pGkJ8c5VHnySi7RfurxqHEprs3tNKEX99TaAJEk