Technology and Communication at PS 102
Please check your child's backpack, phone messages and your email daily for direct communication from your child's teacher, school administrators, the PTA and the DOE.
School Messenger: You will receive emails & phone messages weekly (usually on Friday evening) and at additional times as needed in your home language via our School Messenger System. You can opt in for text messages on your phone by typing Y or YES to short code 67587.
NYCSA - New York City Schools Account: This important account allows you to view your child's report card, state test results, biographical and attendance data, IEP and more! You can access this account at mystudent.nyc.
Please tell your child's teacher (or any staff member) if you need Translation and Interpretation services. We can access document translation, bilingual staff members and use the DOE's over the phone interpretation service so we can communicate more clearly with parents.
NYC Department of Education: The DOE also has important information and resources for you at schools.nyc.gov. You can access important DOE letters and notices in translation at schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.
If you are not getting emails or phone calls or need help accessing the NYCSA, please contact Ms. Sheri at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your child's full name in the message. Thanks!
Health Screening Tool/Phone App: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc
How to Use Health Screening Tool/App: Health Screening for Parents.pdf
Printable Form: NEW FORM April 28 DOE Health Screening Questionnaire_04_28_21.pdf
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:
Our school office is not open for in-person visits at this time. You may call the main office at 718-748-7404 or contact Margaret Sheri, Parent Coordinator by email email@example.com with your questions and concerns.
For tech help (whether you are using a DOE, school issued or personal device) please see the link for DOE Tech support below, or contact Mr. Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Device Requests & Returns
If you would like to request a device for a PS 102 student in your family to use this school year, please send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
Child's full name and date of birth
Parent's name, email, phone # and address
Do you have wifi available in your home? Yes/No
We have devices available and will get back to you in September.
All laptops and iPads loaned to students during 3/2020-6/2021 must be returned to the school if you discharge from the NYC Public School System.
If you are moving to another NYC Public School, you can bring any iPad with the asset tag beginning DOE-COV, DOE-R2, DOE-ACB with you as these iPads were issued by DOE central.
All laptops (asset tag beginning DOE-LN) and iPads (asset tag beginning DOE-AP) belong to PS 102 and must be returned to our building.
You may also wish to return a device that is not working well or is no longer needed.
Please bring the device and charger to the school and ask for Ms. Sheri or Mr. Silverman before 7/16/21 or after 8/30/21. We will give you a receipt when you return the device.
Need Technology Help?
Lost or Stolen Device?
Need help with an application?
The DOE can help!
The DOE's family-facing Remote Learning Technical Support ticket system is now available! Families (or someone on their behalf) can submit requests for technical support for a broad range of issues, including application support, lost, stolen, or broken devices, and delivery status, through the Technical Support for Families Page. Note that when families select a topic and issue in the ticket submission form, the form will automatically list common resolutions to technical support problems; if the suggested resolutions do not resolve the family’s issue, they can continue to submit a tech support ticket by completing the form.
You may also contact our technology teacher, Mr. Silverman, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any technology-related questions.
Google Classroom Account
To access your child’s Google Classroom account:
For our returning students, their PS 102 email address (username) and password will remain the same for 2021-2022. If you do not remember your child’s PS 102 username and/or password, email Mr. Silverman at email@example.com and he will update the information for you and e-mail you with the new credentials. Kindergarten students and students new to our school will receive a separate email with a username and password in the fall.
Tech Tips for Families
This year, DOE is continuing to use Google Meets, Zoom, and Microsoft teams to host virtual meetings, events and classes. Many parents have asked about how to enable a virtual or blurred background on these platforms, so that their faces can be seen, but not their background environment. Below are instructions on how to create virtual backgrounds:
Have multiple Google accounts -- Work, school, personal? Find the solution below in just one minute
Avoid conflicts by creating a Google Chrome profile for each user. Click here for a video about how to manage multiple accounts. Click here for a video about how to switch accounts on a shared device.
Visit the Google Junior Training Series for other helpful videos.
Our School's Learning Resources
Click here to access the Family Log In Reference Guide - UPDATED 3/22/21
These pages contain an overview of the applications available to students at PS 102. Within this document, you’ll find descriptions and links to our online programs that are available for both home and school use.
You must be logged in with your child's PS 102 account to access this reference guide.