P.188X @ P.S. 34
Welcome Letter From the Principal - School Year 2019-2020
Welcome to the 2019-2020 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! 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 class 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.
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/or the 2019-2020 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 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in accordance with the Chancellor’s Expectations of Equity and Excellence. Our theme for the 2018-2019 school year is “P188X: Empowerment, Equity, and Excellence!”
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:
- Review your child’s school supply list and ensure they have required supplies.
- Attend all school appointments
- Update the school with a working phone number, current physical, updated Immunization information, and medical alerts.
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.
- Click here for a copy of the school’s cell phone policy.
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.
Things to remember:
- Please ensure you check your child’s book bag daily for letters, permission slips, and/or homework.
- Communication is essential! Ensure your child’s blue card is returned immediately and update the school if your information changes.
- If your child is absent or late please contact the school as soon as possible.
- Completely fill out all paperwork and return to the school promptly.
- Metro card/walking consent students may be held for detention or safety reasons . You will be notified when applicable.
- If you need resources or assistance please contact our Parent Coordinator.
- Review our school website regularly: www.p188x.org
- Join the Parent Association and get involved!
During the school year you may need to contact the school. Click here for the contact list.
|Shanie J. Smith-Baugh||Principal||(718) 561-2052 / (718) 585-0054|
|Isabella Valderrama||Parent Coordinator||(718 ) 561-2052 (ext. 173)|
|Jennifer Roman||Pupil Accounting Secretary||(718) 561-2052|
|Rosalinda Thompkins||Attendance Teacher||(718) 561-2052/585- 0054|
|Trevor Headley||Assistant Principal P34||(718) 561-2052|
|Asia Williams||Assistant Principal P34/Related Services||(718) 561-2052|
|Benjamin Gehlmeyer||Assistant Principal MS 301||(718) 585-0054|
|Wahnda Milton||Assistant Principal H790/H527||(718) 292-7441|
|Jennifer Bolanos||Unit Coordinator P34||(718) 561-2052|
|TBD||Dean P34||(718) 561-2052|
|Luis Perez||Dean M.S. 301||(718) 585-0054|
|Mario Gamez||Dean P34||(718) 561-2052|
|Antoinette Lee||Transition Linkage Coordinator||(718) 292-7441|
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**
|Shanie J. Smith-Baugh||Principal||Ext. email@example.com|
||Assistant Principal||Ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Asia Williams||Assistant Principal||Ext. email@example.com|
|Angela Elia||Teacher Payroll Secretary||Ext. 132|
|Nancy DeFelice||Paraprofessional Payroll Secretary||Ext. 134|
|Jennifer Roman||Pupil Accounting Secretary||Ext. 175|
|Kelee Wilkins||School Aide||Ext. 111|
|Isabella Valderrama||Parent Coordinator||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
|James Bellejambe||Family Worker||Ext. 514|
|Rosalinda Thompkins||Attendance Teacher||School-Wide||RThompk@schools.nyc.gov|
|Jennifer Carlone||SESIS Coordinator||School-Wide|
|Cynthia Stokes||School Based Coach||School-Wide|
|John Kimmel||AIS Curriculum Support Liaison||School-Wide|
|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. 1151|
|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/APE||301|
|Joseph Calvarino||Technology (Wood Shop)||314||JCalvarino@schools.nyc.gov|
|Antonia Gonzalez|| A.D.L.I
|Regina Ricci||Art Literacy I||433|
|Susan Silverman||Art Literacy II||325|
|Momodu Sesay||Science I||404||MSesay@schools.nyc.gov|
|Amy Griffin||Science II||105|
|Kevin Devaney||Media Studies||305|
|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|