P.188X @ P.S. 34
Welcome Letter From the Principal - School Year 2023-2024
Welcome to the 2023-2024 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 faith and trust you have placed in our staff and school community. We fully adhere to the protocols for safety in accordance to the Chancellor’s Regulations for health and safety. I want you to know safety is always paramount. We understand COVID protocols have changed and mask are optional, but we respect all staff and students’ right to wear mask in our school buildings. We continue to utilize our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum from our partners at Re-Think. P188X remains committed to training our staff in Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP) and supporting our students as they deal with Trauma. This year our Theme is, P188X: PROMOTING FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS 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 3:00 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-3 site devoted to early childhood and transitioning to Elementary grades. 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 also have a Montefiore clinic on site and again, you must register your child for the clinic. P198X is located off Boston Road, just 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 2023-2024 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. P188X will challenge our students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The staff and administration acknowledge the importance of creating a structured, supportive, and nurturing learning environment. We want 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 a variety of positive challenges and we are dedicated to 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, address, current physical, updated Immunization information, and medical alerts.
- STUDENTS MUST BRING NYCDOE ISSUED IPADS TO SCHOOL DAILY.
- Be familiar with and check your child’s “Google” classroom.
- Review your child’s school supply list and ensure they have required supplies.
- Attend all school appointments virtually and/or in person adhering to the NYCDOE Visitor’s Policy. Make a virtual appointment to see your child’s teacher if you are not approved to visit.
- In order to facilitate learning, students at P188X are not permitted to bring the following; however, it is not limited to these items:
- 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.
- 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 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
**Organization is subject to change based on school allocation and student referrals**
|Shanie J. Smith-Baugh
|Teacher Payroll Secretary
|Paraprofessional Payroll Secretary
|Pupil Accounting Secretary
|School Based Coach
|AIS Curriculum Support Liaison
* EC (K-2), E (3-5), J (6-8)
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