P.188X @ P.S. 34
Welcome Letter From the Principal - School Year 2020-2021
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
March 30, 2020
Dear P188X @ P34 Families:
As you know, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Much has changed very rapidly with respect to COVID-19 in our school, community and citywide. School buildings are now closed to students until April 20, 2020, and remote learning commenced last week for all students.
With respect to the P188X @ P34 community, I am writing to inform you that a member of our school community has self-reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. A disinfection of the school building has been completed in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines. As a reminder, the DOE routinely conducts deep cleanings in your school.
Please also note that according to the NYC Department of Health, there is now widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, meaning the sources of new infections are unknown. Everyone in New York City should act as if they have been exposed to COVID-19. That means monitoring your health closely and staying home if you are sick. New Yorkers who are not sick should also stay home as much as possible and avoid all unnecessary social interactions.
What You Should Do
- If you feel sick, do not go to school or to work.
- Call your doctor if you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, fever, or sore throat and tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you need help finding medical care, call 311.
- Educate yourself about COVID-19 through the NYC Health Department’s website at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page.
- Continue to practice gen eral viral infection prevention measures including:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.
- Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
- Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.
- Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.
- Get your flu shot – it’s never too late.
- Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking, if possible.
- If the train is too packed, wait for the next one.
Please visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus for important school-related guidance and nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for critical updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around the coronavirus. It’s important we come together and support one another during this time.
Nothing matters more than the health and safety of our staff and students, and we are committed to keeping our school community fully informed.
Please do not hesitate to contact Superintendent Ketler Louissaint, KLouiss@schools.nyc.gov 212-802-1520 with any questions.
Shanie Johnson Smith-Baugh
**Organization is subject to change based on school allocation and student referrals**
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||Assistant Principal||Ext email@example.com|
|Asia Williams||Assistant Principal||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Angela Elia||Teacher Payroll Secretary||Ext. email@example.com|
|Nancy DeFelice||Paraprofessional Payroll Secretary||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jennifer Roman||Pupil Accounting Secretary||Ext. email@example.com|
|Kelee Wilkins||School Aide||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Isabella Valderrama||Parent Coordinator||Ext. email@example.com
|James Bellejambe||Family Worker||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rosalinda Thompkins||Attendance Teacher||School-Wide||RThompk@schools.nyc.gov|
|Jennifer Carlone||SESIS Coordinator||School-Wideemail@example.com|
|Cynthia Stokes||School Based Coach||School-Widefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Kimmel||AIS Curriculum Support Liaison||School-Wideemail@example.com|
|Jennifer Bolanos||Unit Coordinator||Ext. 2011||JBolano@schools.nyc.gov|
|Cynthia Stokes||Math Coach||Ext. 4143||CStokes@schools.nyc.gov|
|F. Cabatic||School Nurse||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TBA||School Assessment Family Worker||Ext. 304|
* EC (K-2), E (3-5), J (6-8)
|Official Teacher & Class Assignments||Ratio||Class||Grade||Room #|
|Carina Vanryck Degroot||8:1:1||X21||E(A)||email@example.com|
|CLUSTER TEACHERS||Subject Area||Room #|
|Ann Hamlett-Baretto||Social Studies IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|William Rodriguez||Adaptive Physical Education||301||WRodrig6@schools.nyc.gov|
|Michael Donnelly||Physical Education/APEemail@example.com|
|Joseph Calvarino||Technology (Wood Shop)||314||JCalvarino@schools.nyc.gov|
|Antonia Gonzalez|| A.D.L.I
|Regina Ricci||Art Literacy Ifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susan Silverman||Art Literacy IIemail@example.com|
|Momodu Sesay||Science I||404||MSesay@schools.nyc.gov|
|Amy Griffin||Science IIfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kevin Devaney||Media Studiesemail@example.com|
|RELATED SERVICE PROVIDER||Specialization||Room #|
|Darleen Carr||Speech||253|| DCarr2@schools.nyc.gov
|Marysol J. Amponin||PT||112||MJabiguero@schools.nyc.gov|
|Danielle Moore||Social Worker||416||DMoore14@schools.nyc.gov|