P.S./I.S. 192- The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry

4715 18th Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11204

Telephone Number: 1-718-633-3061    Fax Number: 1-718-871-8721


Colby Muscarelle

Principal, I.A.

Janine Kraljev and Catherine Campanella 

Assistant Principals


Yolanda Fioriello, Parent Coordinator

Welcome to PS/IS 192!

Our Mission Statement 

 PS/IS 192 , the Magnet School of Math and Science Inquiry, is the school of character and intelligence. At PS/IS 192 each student is special and precious. Our school mission is to use every minute for every child to excel as a student and as a citizen.

Regular School Hours

School hours will be posted soon. 

Be on time.  Punctuality is important.




Statement on Accessiblity

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact the Parent Coordinator, Yolanda Fioriello to request assistance.






Communication for Families


January 26, 2021
Dear Families,
Hope all is well. As we all know, communication is a key factor in our partnership in your child’s education.
In order to ensure that we are able to provide you with all important updates and the consistent changes this year
has presented us with, we’d like to provide you with all the ways you can reach us and obtain information:
• Classroom teacher’s Remind Class
• Student’s Google Classroom
• School Website: www.ps-is192.org
• School Email Address: 20K192@schools.nyc.gov (You will also receive notices from this address.
Please be on the lookout)
• Call the school directly at 718-633-3061
• Contact our Parent Coordinator, Yolanda Fioriello at (929)314-4110
• Family Google Classroom: Class code 5sbhaom
(Please use your child’s nycstudent.net account to join)
Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/lookup/e2d3h7wzks?authuser=1&hs=179
(We will use this link which is located on the header of the Family Google Classroom header for when we
have school wide family meetings)
Thank you,
Colby Muscarelle
Principal, I.A
Step 1:
• Locate the waffle in your
google account and click
on it.
Step 2:
• Click on the Google Classroom
Step 3:
• Click on the plus sign.
Step 4:
• Click Join Class.
Step 5:
• Type in the class code:
5sbhaom and press enter.
Step 6:
• Click the “join” button on top
right hand corner.

To view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top.

P.S./I.S. 192 School Selection Model 2020 - 2021

  Student group information will be sent to your child's school e-mail (psis192.org). 

A calendar of student groups will be posted on the school website. 

Learning Preference Survey

This year, all New York City schools plan to offer blended learning, a mix of in-person days at school and remote-learning days at home. The default for all students is to participate in their schools’ blended learning schedules.


If you wish to opt in to full-time remote learning, please fill out your learning preference survey as soon as possible by clicking here or calling 311.


Return to School

Return to SCHOOL
2020 Learning Bridges Program
As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete the survey at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges.
The Learning Bridges programs will:
• Be operated by community-based organizations and other partners
• Provide opportunities for children to connect to remote learning
• Include time for art, recreation, and other age-appropriate activities
• Follow all health and safety requirements and protocols
You can complete the survey even if you do not yet know your child’s school schedule. The survey is meant to assess interest; this is not a formal application. More information will be shared by the Department of Education (children in 3-K and pre-K) or the Department of Youth & Community Development (children in grades K–8) about a potential placement in the coming weeks. Programs will become available on a rolling basis beginning at the start of school.


Grab 'N' Go Free Meals


 NYC students can pick up 3 free meals daily from 7:30AM - 1:30PM, Monday to Friday, at 400 NYC sites. The sites closest to our school are:


  • P.S./ I.S. 192 4715 18th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11204
  • The SEEALL Academy, located at 5601 16 Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School, located at 5800 20 Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204
  • P.S. 48, located at 6015 18 Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204
  • P.S. 164, located at 4211 14 Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219
  • P.S. 179 Kensington, located at 202 Avenue C Brooklyn, NY 11218
  • P.S. 217, located at 1100 Newkirk Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • J.H.S. 062 Ditmas, located at 700 Cortelyou Road Brooklyn, NY 11218
  • P.S. 099, located at 1120 East 10 Street Brooklyn, NY 11230
  • J.H.S. 227 Edward B. Shallow, located at 6500 16 Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204
  • P.S. 131 Brooklyn, located at 4305 Ft Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11219

To learn the location of the nearest meal hub, you can text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877. You can also visit the website: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx

Forms to be Completed

Dear Families,

We hope this letter finds you well. This is just a gentle reminder to please complete and submit the following documents if you have not already done so. School is required to have these forms on file. Please use the links below to complete all necessary forms. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Document/To Do English Translated Versions

❏ Emergency Blue Card

❏ Email to





❏ Read Discipline Code

❏ Read Bill of Rights https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/know-your-rights/discipline-code


❏ Student Behavior Contracts

Grades K-5


❏ Student Behavior Contracts

Grades 6-12


❏ Photo Consent Form

https://forms.gle/AZiNdeXZ9RR8wpwB9 -English

 https://forms.gle/2mAC8fFdrKMjq8zc7 -Spanish

https://forms.gle/pMovmNwDa2dcfzdA8 -Russian

https://forms.gle/2NnYhdqzSWajVCJFA -Chinese

❏ COVID-Testing Consent Form


❏ Emergency Evacuation Sites


❏ Cell Phone Policy


❏ Provide teacher with up to two parent/guardian email addresses







We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families



We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is offering a series of conversational-English classes for New York City families. During these three sessions, families will practice their English-language conversational skills, learn about the free city services available to all New Yorkers, and connect with other families across the city. This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support, education, and workers’ rights.

The sessions will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m., on December 29, and 16 via Zoom. Please share with your families and encourage them to sign up using this form.

For questions, email DML@schools.nyc.gov.



Optional Tutoring Resource Available through Public Libraries

The Brooklyn Public Library, is providing free access to Brainfuse,

which is an online tutoring platform for families and students. This resource is available seven days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m., and provides support to all grade levels in the following areas:

  • Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/ writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay,

My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more.

  • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other kinds of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Questions: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support.
    To access Brainfuse, New York State residents must sign up for a free library

card in one of the three library systems. See below for information

• Brooklyn Public Library: To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, fill out this form. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their Brooklyn Public Library eCard


NYC Schools Account

You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:


·        Go to https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup 

·        Set up the account by:

o   Entering  your name and email address,

o   creating a password, and

o   answering a few brief security questions so you can reset the password if you forget it.


After you create your account, you will need to verify your identity and your relationship to that student. You can do that at the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday,March 5,2020. Once you do that you will be able to see your child’s grades, test scores, and attendance. 


The UFT has re-opened its Dial-A-Teacher program, a homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers. This resource is available from 4:00–7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for students in grades K–5. Due to limitations caused by school building closures, the help line is currently only available for ELA and math homework from teachers speaking English. The UFT is hoping to expand to other subjects, grades, and languages soon.


Report Cards

If you need assistance with finding your child's report card, on NYC Schools Account

 please call Ms. Fioriello, our Parent Coordinator at  929-314-4110 or email her at:


Free and Low Cost Internet

Free and Low-Cost Internet Options

There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families.

Free Internet for Your Home

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

  • Comcast
  • Charter Communications/Spectrum
  • Altice

Learn more about the above at NYC.gov(Open external link).

Free Internet Sites in NYC

There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:

Low-Cost Internet Plans

The following internet plans are available to eligible participants. Eligibility varies by provider. Contact the provider for more information.

Altice (also known as Optimum)

Altice offers Altice Advantage(Open external link), a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, you must be:

  • eligible for--or participate in--the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); or
  • a New York City resident who attends a New York City public school; or
  • eligible for--or receive--Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older; or
  • a veteran and receive state or federal public assistance.

Charter (also known as Spectrum)

Charter offers Spectrum Internet Assist(Open external link), a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, one or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs:

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP) 
  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP 
  • Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only) 


Verizon offers the Lifeline program(Open external link), a plan that starts at $19.99/month. To qualify:

  • Your annual income is at 135% or less than of the U.S. federal poverty guidelines
  • You, or someone in your household, participates in a qualifying federal assistance program:
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as food stamps), or
    • Medicaid, or
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) 
    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) 
    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit 
    • Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)

For more eligibility information, visit Lifelinesupport.org(Open external link)






Remote Learning Device Request


Parent Support Hotlines

 National and local NYC hotlines for resources, emotional support, and guidance for parents in crisis and in need of a knowledgeable and helpful listening ear.

  • NY Foundling
    • 888-435-7553
    • Support by providing resources over the phone. The crisis nursery is closed.
  • Parents Helping Parents Stress Line
    • 1-800-632-8188
    • Support for parents feeling overwhelmed, stressed, etc.
  • Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline
    • 1-800-4-A-CHILD/1-800-422-4453
    • Parents can call to talk to a counselor about the stress they are under or young people can call to ask for help for themselves and talk to a counselor
  • Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline
  • National Parent Helpline
    • 1-855- 4A PARENT / 1-855-427-2736
    • Emotional support, resources, advice and more from a peer advocate
  • NYC Well
    • 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), Text WELL to 65173
    • Chat at https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/
    • Free, confidential, 24/7 mental health support by speaking to a local counselor via phone, text, or chat in more than 200 languages.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    • 1−800−799−7233
    • Support for people with experiences of domestic violence. Resources for those quarantined with their abuser.
    • https://www.thehotline.org/
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Citywide Behavioral Expectations To Support Student Learning -Grades K-5

Citywide Behavioral Expectations To Support Student Learning Grades 6-12



If you require assistance with any school matters, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Yolanda Fioriello, at (929)-314-4110. She will be able to further assist you.



School Leadership Minutes 10-29-2020


School Leadership Team Meeting                                                                               Date: October 29, 2020

Time: 1:00- 3:00 pm                                                                                                          Location: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

In Attendance:

Colby Muscarelle (Principal)                Catherine Campanella (Principal’s Designee)                   Janine Kraljev (Principal's Designee)

Yolanda Fioriello (Observer)                Christie Blickle (PTA President)                                                 Sasha Abdullah   

Maribel Saavedra                                      Xiomara Bustamante                                                                     Parvin Akter (Absent)

Danielle Savino (Chairperson)            John Deriso                                                                                        Graceann Rask

Jennifer Colonna (UFT Chapter Leader)


• Call to Order

• Review of School Leadership Team Minutes from July 30, 2020

o Jennifer Colonna accepted the minutes

o Danielle Savino seconded the minutes

• New Business:

o Attendance Google Form

o Introduction of all SLT Members

o Reviewed SLT Members Roles and Responsibilities

▪ Discussed inviting a representative from NIA to join SLT as a means to support our school and assist in meeting our expectations of students

o Reviewed Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 o Reviewed and Amended SLT Bylaws for 2020-2021 School Year

o Set SLT Calendar Dates for 2020-2021 School Year

▪ November 18th, 2020 at 3:00pm

▪ December 16th, 2020 at 3:00pm

▪ January 20th, 2021 at 3:00pm

▪ February 24th, 2021 at 3:00pm

▪ March 17th, 2021 at 3:00 pm

▪ April 28th, 2021 at 3:00 pm

▪ May 19th, 2021 at 3:00 pm

▪ June 16th, 2021 at 3:00 pm

o Discussed CEP Goals for 2020-2021 School Year

o CEP Goals: Areas of Focus:

▪ ELA, Math, Chronic Absenteeism, Social Emotional Learning, and Quality IEP Writing

o CEP Progress Monitoring

▪ Discussed the creation of ELA and Math Data Sheets to be shared and analyzed by teachers and service providers quarterly in order to design purposeful instruction to meet the needs of our students and CEP goals

o School Quality Report

▪ Documentation used to obtain and analyze data of student performance

▪ There is no current data from the 2019-2020 school year

o Grading Policy

▪ Reviewed and discussed Grading Policy for 2020-2021 school year

▪ Grading Policy documentation was issued and sent to parents during the week of October 26th, 2020 through google classroom

▪ Students in Grades Kindergarten-2 nd grade will receive a numerical grade on a scale of 1-4, ranging from levels 2, 3, and 4 as passing, whereas level 1 is considered failing

▪ Students in 3 rd - 8 th grade will receive grades based on percentages, with 65% and above being considered passing. Anything below 65% is considered a failing grade.

▪ District 20 is consistent in using these grading policies in all District 20 schools

▪ In Middle School, parents are given the opportunity to have passing grade on report card, parents can also opt to not have a failing grade on report card.

o Student Schedules

▪ Encouraged parent, student, and teacher input in regards to what is working/not working for remote learning

▪ Some trends that were noted: teachers and students in lower grades feel frustrated, logging on issues, attendance issues, whereas teachers in upper grades feel that students are more self -sufficient, hand in assignments, log on more easily

▪ Parents feel that the struggling students need more one-to-one time with the teacher

▪ Parents concerned about student placement with teacher if they decide to opt into blended learning

▪ Parents feel some teachers, especially in third grade, support students, are available to assist, and provide appropriate worktime

o Padlet Link

▪ SLT Padlet Link created for easy access to important SLT documentation: Title I Information, SLT Bylaws, Chancellor’s Regulations, Roles and Responsibilities of SLT (Q and A), SLT Toolkit, CEP Goals, SLT Minutes, SLT Agendas, SLT Meeting Dates, SLT Members, and Remuneration Sheets

o Established Subcommittees

▪ Title I PAC- Liaison: Xiomara Bustamante

▪ Interactive Learning STEAM Committee- Liaison: Catherine Campanella ▪ SIT/PPT Committee- Liaison: Janine Kraljev

▪ ENL Committee- Liaison: John DeRiso

• Sub Committee Reports: o Interactive Learning STEAM Committee- Liaison: Catherine Campanella

▪ The Interactive Learning STEAM Committee combined The Interactive Learning Committee with The STEAM Committee for this school year

▪ All staff were invited to join and we currently have 5 staff members that have signed up

▪ Meeting dates will be forthcoming 3 1 Goal for Mental Health Awaren\\ 1 Goal for Quality of IEP WEstablished SubcommiSub Committee

• Next Meeting will be Held:

o November 18th, 2020 at 3:00pm

• Creation of Next Agenda:

o Call to Order o Reading and Approval of Minutes

o Old Business o New Business

o Creation of Agenda for Next Meeting

o Adjournment

• Adjournment:

o Meeting Adjourned by Jennifer Colonna

o Seconded by Maribel Saavedra


Respect for All

Our Respect for All Liaison is

Mrs. Marina D'Aniello, Guidance Counselor

Email address: mdaniello@schools.nyc.gov

Phone #: 718-633-3061 Ext. 5022




School Websites



We would like to inform you of a wonderful tool you can use with your child’s en Vision math homework, and it is FREE!  Currently available in Spanish and English.

 On your phone or iPad  go to the App Store . or Google play   Type in bounce pages by Pearson . Download.

 Once the app is downloaded you can scan your child’s homework page and a short video will play with an overview of the lesson the homework is assigned from.

 Any questions please contact your child’s Teacher.


Prevent Flu

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (or flu) is a seasonal respiratory (lung) infection that causes fever and a cough or sore throat. It is most common during the fall and winter months. Vaccination is the BEST way to protect against the flu.

Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Get your flu vaccine today! Many health care providers and pharmacies now have flu vaccine.

Prevent Influenza

Health Bulletin: Influenza/Flu (PDF)
Other languages (PDF): [الإنفلونزا] [ইনফ্লুয়েঞ্জা/ ফ্লু] [流行性感冒 / 流感 (繁體中文)] [流行性感冒 / 流感 (简体中文)] [Influenza / Rim] [La grippe] [Influenza] [인플루엔자 / 독감] [Grypa] [Грипп] [Influenza / gripe] [انفلوئنزا / فلو] [אינפלוענזא \ פלו]

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