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

 

Liset Isaac, Principal

Janine Kraljev and Catherine Campanella 

Assistant Principals

 

Yolanda Fioriello, Parent Coordinator

Letter from Chancellor Carranza to all Families- Please Read

March 16, 2020

Dear Families,

All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in cities, states, and nations across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never had to face—and maybe never could have imagined having to.

Here in New York, Mayor de Blasio and I have been clear that any changes to our school system as we know it would be an extreme measure—a last resort. We’ve been monitoring the outbreak in New York City day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. This weekend, it became clear that continuing public education in our school buildings was no longer sustainable for the time being.

On Sunday, we announced that for the next three and a half weeks, we are moving to a remote learning model, with a projected reopening of school buildings the week of April 20, 2020. I know this may feel abrupt, and has the potential to cause disruption in your lives. We are committed to consistent and clear communication with you throughout this time period, and a clear understanding of what will happen.

Our announcement today means that Monday, March 16, school buildings are closed and students will be out of session. However, students and families can pick up medication or receive any standard medical services from Tuesday through Thursday, during regular school hours; school nurses and school based health center staff will be on site. During that time, teachers will also be expected to report to their buildings and receive full-day professional development on remote learning.

Later in the week, students will begin picking up materials, including technology to participate in remote learning when needed. Additional guidance on all of this will be shared with you in the next couple of days.
All throughout this week, grab-and-go breakfast will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building.

On Monday, March 23, we will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations.

That Monday, we will also launch remote learning for grades K-12. I have every confidence in New York City educators and know they will rise to the occasion, and dedicate the same passion for delivering high-quality instruction remotely as they do in the classroom. We know we have the most dedicated school staff: teachers, custodians, administrators, and especially the school food workers who will be continuing to work during this time as part of a citywide meals program. More information on the launch of that program will be coming soon.

I want to be clear that this is not a closure, but a transition. We will not lower our expectations for our students. We know they are hungry to learn and we will match their curiosity and passion with work-from- home materials, including distribution of devices that will support our remote-learning instructional model.

There are already instructional resources available for every grade level in every subject at schools.nyc.gov/learnathome.

We know this is a difficult time, and we are working hard to make sure our City continues to support families in every way we can. I want to assure families we’re working to make this as seamless a transition as possible.

Now is the time to come together to do what’s best for the health and safety of all New Yorkers. We are with you, partners in education in the greatest city in the world. We have the world’s most talented students, educators, and staff—and nothing will ever change that.

We will continue to communicate with you in the coming days, and encourage you to visit our website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update for more information and updates on this transition.

Sincerely,

Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

 

Links for Updates and Resources

For any updates please visit:

http://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update

 

For Learning Resources by grade, please visit:

schools.nyc.gov/learnathome

 

Food Pantry and Mental Health Resources.xlsx 

 Covid 19 Response Handout - Accessing MH Resources pdf.pdf 

Your child's teacher will be in communication with you as well and will provide your child with assignments. 

Grab-and-Go Meals

Starting March 23, 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:

  • 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

Family Letter from Chancellor Carranza

March 22, 2020

Dear Families,

Tomorrow, we will all come together to take the first steps of a huge new educational journey as New York City brings remote learning to our 1.1 million students.

While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks ago that we would launch this dramatic new transition in education, I could not be prouder of the way our educators have come together to ready themselves to teach your children from their own homes. And I could not be more grateful to all of you for your faith in our educators, and all of the hardworking staff at DOE.

This will not be perfect. Nothing can ever replace a talented teacher in a classroom. We know the challenges and inequities our students face. But over the past week I have seen DOE’s 150,000 staff rise to this challenge in astounding ways. Your faith in them is deserved and earned.

Things have moved very quickly since Mayor de Blasio and I made the very difficult decision one week ago that school buildings would close for student instruction until at least April 20. Educators citywide created a remote curriculum in days. Every school has been equipped with an online platform. Learning resources, including those for special education and multilingual learners, have been developed and posted on our website—and there is so much more to come.

All the relevant information you need about engaging in remote learning is on our website at schools.nyc.gov—please visit it frequently for updates. And please check in with your teachers and principals if you have questions: just as they were before last week, they will continue to be your guide to instruction and (virtual) engagement during these unprecedented times. I will share a few key pieces of information here to keep in mind for this week:

• Remote Learning: Each school has its own online platform, with many schools using Google Classroom. Educators have contacted school communities to let you know what remote learning tool your child’s school will be using.

o You can find instructions on DOE student accounts and getting started in Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams at schools.nyc.gov/learnathome.

o If you are having additional problems connecting, contact your school directly via email. Our Find a School tool can help you find contact info for your school as well, if you do not already have it: schools.nyc.gov/find-a-school.

• Electronic Devices: If your child needs an internet-connected device to participate in remote learning, and you have not yet filled out a device request form, please visit coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices to request a device on loan from DOE.

  • Many of you have already received a device on loan from your school. If you have not and you still require a device, please fill out the survey. Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs): If your student is recommended for integrated co-teaching, special class, or special education teacher support services, your school will make every effort to arrange for them to continue to receive instruction from the same special education teachers and classroom paraprofessionals that usually teach them. Someone from your school will contact you to discuss how instruction will be delivered.

    o Your child’s IEP meetings will still take place; IEP meetings will be conducted by phone. To make a referral for initial evaluation or reevaluation, you can email your principal or specialeducation@schools.nyc.gov, or call 311.

    o For more on remote learning for students with IEPs, please visit schools.nyc.gov/learnathome.

  • Free Meals: We will continue to offer free meals in the weeks ahead at more than 400 sites across the city. Food hubs will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m., and any student of any age can get 3 meals daily. Visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals to find a site near you.

  • Regional Enrichment Centers: On Monday, March 23, the City will open Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) for the children of front-line workers in the fight against COVID-19—including first responders and healthcare workers. If you believe your child may be eligible to attend a REC, please visit schools.nyc.gov/recs.

  • Enrollment and Placement Support: Family Welcome Center staff are available by email, and are prepared to assist with enrollment and placement of new admissions, questions around admissions, information about offers, and waitlists. They do not handle REC enrollment.

    o Please be aware FWCs are processing a high volume of questions at this time in connection to the recent release of high school admissions offer letters. We ask for your patience, and are aiming to respond to all requests within 48 hours. Here’s how to receive direct support on these topics:

• Bronx: bronxfwc@schools.nyc.gov

Parents can also call 311 and say “Schools” to be routed to someone who can help with school- related questions.

If you need help with a problem that cannot be resolved at the school level or wish to report a complaint, please reach out to your district superintendent’s office. Contact information for your district support team can be found here: schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/district-leadership. If you do not know the district in which your child’s school is located, please use the Find A School tool: schools.nyc.gov/find-a-school.

There will surely be bumps in the road as we all adjust to this new reality, and I want to thank you for the patience that will be demanded of you as we undertake this transformation together.

In just a few hours, we will all take a great leap together into uncharted territory. We will be successful if we continue to work together as a community of families, educators, and staff. We all share two key goals: a high-quality education for every single one of our 1.1 million students, and protecting health and safety of everyone in our school communities.

That means that public education in New York City is going to look tremendously different for the foreseeable future. But together, we will chart this path forward, and I have no doubt that we will eventually look back and say this was our finest hour: when we confronted this great challenge and overcame it, in unity, with shared strength and commitment.

New York City has the greatest students and staff in the world, and nothing will ever change that—today, tomorrow, or ever. I am excited to be on this journey with you. Together, I am confident we will learn and grow with boundless potential.

Sincerely,

Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

Free Wi-fi options For all students

Spectrum

Qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account.

  • Available for households with K-12 or college students
  • Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription

Call 1-844-579-3743 to enroll.

Comcast will be offering free service at its Xfinity hotspots for 60 days which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. We’ll send all new customers a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. There will be no term contract or credit check and no shipping fee. To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language.

There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

 AT&T is waiving bills for 60 days, AT&T Hot Spots are now freeAltice USA recognizes the important role we play in providing our Optimum and Suddenlink customers with connectivity solutions, and we are committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage Internet solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint. After your first two free months expire, you can either cancel the service (which you can do at any time) or keep it as a regular paying Altice Advantage Internet customer.

If you live in the Optimum service area, please call 866.200.9522
If you live in the Suddenlink service area, please call 888.633.0030

 

 

 

PRE-K APPLICATION DEADLINE

The deadline for applying to Pre-K is approaching. The last day to apply is March 29, 2020. Please go to https://www.myschools.nyc/en/

to apply. You must have an email to open an account. If you need help, please call Ms. Fioriello, our Parent Coordinator at  929-314-4110.

 

Learning Environment Survey

 The deadline to complete the Learning Environment Survey has been extended to April 8, 2020. If you have not completed your parent survey yet, there is still time. It would be greatly appreciated!

NYC Schools Account

Parents and Guardians: We’ve made it easier to  sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).

Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.  

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. 

 

For updates on COVID-19 text 692-692 and message COVID-19. Para recibir informacion en español envie un texto al 692-692 y escriba COVIDESP

If you need to get in touch with our Parent Coordinator, Yolanda Fioriello, please call her at 929-314-4110

As the corona virus continues to spread, many people are finding themselves in quarantine in order to most effectively practice “social distancing.” I wanted to share this wonderful activity to do with your families.

Around the world, children are leaving rainbow art on their windows as a message of hope.  Some of these colorful displays include encouraging words like “Stay Strong” or It will be okay”.  You can create your own rainbow masterpiece by using any kind of art materials such as: markers, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, computer paper, etc. Let your kids show off their creativity!  When you are done, hang it in your windows to show inspiration and hope. 

 

Según el virus corona sigue afectando a mas y mas gente, muchos se encuentran en cuarentena, para mejor practicar ‘distancia social.’ Queremos compartir con ustedes una actividad maravillosa que pueden hacer con sus familias.

Alrededor del mundo, niños están poniendo arco iris que han hecho en sus ventanas en un mensaje de esperanza. Algunos de estos arcos iris incluyen palabras tales como “mantente fuerte’ o “vamos a estar bien”. Pueden crear su obra de arte usando materiales tales como: marcadores, crayolas, lápices de colorear, papel de construcción, papel de computadoras, etc. Deje que sus niños sean creativos. Cuando terminen, póngalo en la ventana para demostrar inspiración y esperanza.

 

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.

School Hours

School opens at 7:30 AM for breakfast.  If you eat breakfast at home, remember that the school day begins at 8:00 AM.  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 8 particular page or document on our current site, please contact the Parent Coordinator, Yolanda Fioriello to request assistance.

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

Citywide Behavioral Expectations To Support Student Learning Grades 6-12

EnVision

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.

 

Imagine Learning

                             app.imaginelearning.com/?sitecode=NYC

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)
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Spelling Bee Winner!

  Mehrubon Ulmasova from class 8-510 was successful during The District Spelling Bee and has moved on to The City Wide Spelling Which will be in February. Congratulations to her on her success and achievement!

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Achieve NYC

ACHIEVE NYC answers all your questions on DOE policy and procedures.

Updated for 2018/2019 school year and available in 10 languages. 

https://infohub.nyced.org/resources/translated-documents/achievenyc

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