P.188X @ P.S. 34
Welcome Letter From the Principal - School Year 2021-2022
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
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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|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)
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|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|
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|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|