Messages for Families from the Chancellor
January 5, 2022 Family Letter January 5 2022.pdf
PLEASE READ: December 28, 2021 Family Letter December 28 2021.pdf (COVID-19 UPDATE)
December 23, 2021 Family Letter December 23 2021.pdf
December 16, 2021 Family Letter December 16 2021 3.pdf
October 20, 2021 Family Letter October 20 2021.pdf
September 13, 2021 Family Letter September 13 2021.pdf
September 10, 2021 NYC DOE Family Update September 10 2021.pdf
July 8, 2021 Family Letter pdf
May 12, 2021 - Letter for Families
April 20, 2021 - Update for Families
April 8, 2021 - NYCDOE Update for Families April 8 2021.pdf
March 26, 2021 - Spring Recess Travel Advisory
December 15, 2020 - Information on Potential Inclement Weather Closures
October 26, 2020 - Grading Policy for the 2020-2021 School Year
September 21, 2020 - Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
Principal Johnson Smith-Baugh
Welcome from our Principal
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! On behalf of the administration and staff, we welcome back our returning families, as well as, extend an enthusiastic welcome to our newest families! We appreciate the uncertainty of sending your children to school in these challenging times. Students returning to the building will be closely monitored and adhere to all safety protocol including but not limited to daily health screenings. I want you to know safety is paramount. We have spent the first few days of Professional Development training our staff on PPE and appropriate responses to our students during this pandemic. We have collaborated with our staff and trained them on building mask stamina, hand washing routines, PPE, and general mask education for our students. We purchased a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum from our partners at Re-Think. P188X is committed to training our staff in Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP). Therefore, we are ready to continue our journey of teaching and learning with you and your child. This year our Theme is, “P188X Stronger Together: Advancing Equity and Independence.”
P188X is a multi-sited District 75 school serving the Pre-K through 12th grade student populations. Our hours of operation for the entire organization are 8:10 a.m. to 3:oo p.m. except, the Inclusion program. All of our sites offer a multitude of services for students in grades PK-12 predominantly in alternate assessment programs. Our P34 site is located near some of the best learning resources in the Bronx, The Bronx Zoo and Botanical Gardens, P34 offers the most diverse population of students in Pre-K, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School programs. Our M.S. 301 site is located near the central shopping hub on Third Avenue, it offers a diverse student population with a standardized assessment autistic classes and alternate assessment programs in grades 6-8. Finally, our H790 site is an alternate assessment high school site located near Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Court System, with inclusion classes and various work sites for our students in grades 9-12 to obtain vocational and Post-Secondary skills. We have a Montefiore Clinic on site. You must register for the service. Our newest site is P198x our K-2 site devoted to early childhood and the young learner. We have an excellent staff and are co-located with a K-5 and Autism Charter school. This site offers new and exciting partnerships and opportunities. We have a Montefiore clinic on site. You must register your child for the clinic. P198X is located off Boston Rd. Blocks from our MS 301 site.
This is an exciting time in your child’s school year. They are meeting new staff, making new friends and adjusting to new schedules. It is our hope your child will make a positive adjustment to our school and during the 2021-2022 school year! The staff and administration are committed to making every day at P188X a “Great Learning Day!” We are here to assist your child in becoming a life-long learner. We will challenge them to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The staff and administration acknowledge the importance of creating a structured, supportive, and nurturing learning environment. We would like to collaborate with you in establishing a healthy relationship to support your child’s unique learning needs. Our program is aligned to the Next Generation Learning Standard in accordance with the Chancellor’s Expectations.
Your child will face all types of positive challenges. We will teach your child to use critical thinking, problem solving, and behavior management skills. Your child will learn to be prepared, accountable, responsible, respectful, and the best student he/she can be. It is crucial you help us facilitate your child meeting his/her full potential as a learner. Attendance and communication are essential in this process. A myriad of workshops for parents are available throughout the year and PA meetings will assist with the school home learning pact. We have an exceptional staff of dedicated, professionals committed to helping your child succeed. Here are a few tips:
Update the school with a working phone number, current physical, updated Immunization information, and medical alerts.
STUDENTS MUST BRING NYCDOE ISSUED IPADS TO SCHOOL DAILY.
Review your child’s school supply list and ensure they have required supplies.
Attend all school appointments virtually and adhere to the NYCDOE Visitors Policy.
Make a virtual appointment to see your child’s teacher.
In order to facilitate learning, students at P188X are not permitted to bring the following;
however, it is not limited to these items:
o Gang related paraphernalia, bikes, glass bottles, large sums of money, expensive
jewelry, toys, handheld games, cameras, and any other items which will be a distraction and/or subject to the Discipline Code. This is in the best interest of your child to avoid theft, injury, and/or conflicts.
o Compliance with the Chancellor’s regulations on prohibited items will be enforced at all sites.
A copy of the school’s cell phone policy is available on the website www.p188x.org
The school is not responsible in the event your child brings the aforementioned or any prohibited items to school. Such items are subject to confiscation which will require you to come into school to retrieve them.
You will receive an introduction letter from your partnering teacher along with other pertinent documents and school supply list(s). Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you and your child this year.
Shanie J. Smith-Baugh
For Parents School Year 2021-2022
December 10, 2021 12_10_21 flyer - Understanding Your Childs IEP 3.pdf
September 13, 2021 parent-discipline-code-letter.pdf
September 13, 2021 visitors policy parent letter.pdf
September 13, 2021 Parents health imformation- links.pdf
September 13, 2021 Parent Welcome 21-22-2.pdf
September 13, 2021 P188X Parent Partnership- Important things to know-3.pptx