Return to School 2020

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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.


Learning Schedule for Fall 2020

Blended Learning in-school instruction began on Tuesday 9/29/20 with WEEK 2 of the schedule.  

Please see the school calendar on the front page for the group for each day.


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








                             Group D (Fully Remote)



Group A


Group B


Group A


Group B


Group C




Group B


Group C


Group A


Group B


Group C





Group C


Group A


Group A


Group B


Group C



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


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

Link to health and safety protocols on the DOE website:

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/Phone App:

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

Printable Form:  Health screening questionnaire - January 6 2021.pd

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

Printable Form in translation:  DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_010621_Arabic 1.pdf DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_010621_Chinese.pdf   DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_010621_Spanish.pdf  DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_010621_Russian.pdf DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_010621_Urdu.pdf 


Random COVID-19 Testing in Schools

A random sample of 20% of students/staff in attendance will  be tested once each week. Our testing partner is BioReference Laboratories.  We send the attached letter home with each child who is tested in our building. If for any reason you did not receive it, here is a copy: BRL Letter 2.pdf   If you do not receive an email with results within 48 hours after testing please follow instructions on this letter or call 1(800)229-5227 to request your child's test results.

All staff members and students in attendance are required to submit a Covid 19 Testing Consent Form in order to return to the building on 12/7.  You may complete this form on your child's NYC Schools Account or complete and email/bring in the paper form:


Please see the Chancellor's letter on returning to school sent home on 11/29/20:  Update for Families_November 29 2020 1.pdf 


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

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

 GRP Letter to Parents.doc  




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.

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 on 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.

FREE Caregiver Support Workshops 1/11-3/9/21

Happy New Year!

The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. Our three-workshop series are designed to provide families with proactive strategies they can use to support their child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. These workshops are available at no cost to all NYC DOE parents and caregiversPlease see below for additional details.

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child – Please click here to learn more and register.

  • Structuring a Home Learning Environment; Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Managing Kids' Screen Time; Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 1; Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 2; Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST
  • Improving Your Relationship With Your Child; Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Parent Calming Techniques; Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am EST

 Coping During COVID-19 – Please click here to learn more and register.

  • Managing Grief and Loss; Monday, January 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety; Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Mindful Parenting; Monday, January 18th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Managing Intense Emotions; Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Will My Child be Okay?; Monday, January 25th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Fostering Resilience Within Your Family; Thursday, January 28th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

 Supporting Learning at Home – Please click here to learn more and register.

  • Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning; Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills; Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Building a Foundation for Reading at Home; Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST

For additional resources, please visit us at:


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  (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


Update on Yellow Bus Service from the DOE

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



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

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:

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.

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 

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