Messages to Families
October 26, 2020 - Grading Policy for the 2020-2021 School Year
September 21, 2020 - Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year
August 17, 2020 - Updates for Families
August 6, 2020 - Update for Families on Instruction
August 3, 2020 - Update for Families on Health and Safety Protocols
July 27, 2020 - Update for Families on School Reopening from Chancellor Carranza
Principal Johnson Smith-Baugh
Welcome from our Principal
September 17, 2020
During these unprecedented times, we welcome you and your families to a new school year at P188X! We endeavor to ensure all students and staff remain safe at all times. For those students that will be in-person, we will be following healthy and safety protocols set by the CDC and the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene.
As previously noted, our school will follow model 5A for blended learning with 3 cohort groups…
- Group A: alternating Mondays, every Tuesday and Wednesday
- Group B: alternating Mondays, every Thursday and Friday
- Group D: remote only
Since the delayed opening from 9/8, our staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that our classrooms are ready to receive our students for in-person learning. We will be communicating with you on a consistent basis regarding any updates or changes to the NYC DOC calendar, located here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2020-2021-school-year-calendar.
When your child is not provided in-person instruction, they will receive remote instruction. There will be a nurse at every site and an isolation room has been identified in the event that there are any students in the school that are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. You have received a link to the survey (https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference) in the event that you select remote learning moving forward. Those parents who have selected remote learning will have an opportunity to opt in to blended learning in November.
We have clear methods of communicating that we will utilize to inform you of updates and changes:
- School messenger SMS opt-in
- eChalk notify app
- Remind app
We look for to working with you and your child! In the unlikely event that we have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 you will be notified in accord with NYC DOE protocol.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the classrooms for all students. Bussing information will be available via your NYC student account (mystudent.nyc).
Remote devices that were provided for remote learning will continue to be utilized for remote instruction.
We look forward to partnering with you and we will have virtual opening houses on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, September 29th@ 9:00 Virtual Open House at 34
- Wednesday, September 30th@ 9:00 Virtual Open House at 301
- Thursday, October 1st@ 9:00 Virtual Open House at H790
- Friday, October 2nd Virtual Open House at X198
In our endeavor to meet your child’s learning needs, your teachers will be following up with you regarding the PADs. This year we will be informed by our school’s theme: P188X Collaborating and Building Skills to Support Equity and Successful Transitions
We thank you for your continued patience and support during these times and we look forward to all this year has to offer.
Shanie Johnson Smith-Baugh