OUR SCHOOL'S COVID PLAN

GUIDANCE FOR HYBRID AND REMOTE LEARNING

 

Please see the hybrid & remote learning information below.

HYBRID LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR THE FALL

 

We are starting the school year with a hybrid learning schedule. That means that your child will be in school some days and working from home some days. If , at any point in the school year, New York City  enters a health emergency, we will pivot  to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for updates. 

P.S. 100 Model 2 In person students attend school one to two days per week in alternating weeks,  there are three in-person student groups:

  • In this model, there are three in-person student groups [A(green), B(blue), and C(yellow)]and one fully remote student group [D(lavender)].

  • This model has a three-week cycle that will repeat. For each group there will be one consistent day of the week the student will attend in-person, with Monday and Tuesday rotating among groups. Students will participate in remote learning for non-in person days.

  • Students will receive in-person instruction 1-2 days per week for a total of 5 days every 3 weeks. Students will participate in remote learning for non-in person days. ​

  • Students whose families choose fully remote learning will receive remote instruction every day.

  • If you would prefer a 100% online learning schedule for your child this year, we are offering that as an option. Contact Irene Cuevas at 718-842-1461 to enroll. 

Cohort In-Person Rotation Schedule

Model 2 Schedule

WEEK Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri.
1 Group A Group B Group A Group B Group C
2 Group B Group C Group A Group B Group C
3 Group C Group A Group A Group B Group C

Group D Remote

HOW HYBRID LEARNING WORKS

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. 

  • During days in class, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to introduce new topics, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards. 
  • Students will be assigned additional lessons during remote learning for their at-home learning days.  There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning assignments are an important part of the learning process and will be graded. 
  • Teachers and intervention specialists will have virtual "office hours" (on Google Classroom) after school hours Monday - Thursday. Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments. 
  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school. 

REMOTE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility. 

  • Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates, lessons, and assignments from their teachers. You can find a link to your teacher's Google Classroom on ClassDojo. 
  • At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Classroom. 
  • At-home assignments for each week should be turned in by 4:00pm each Friday. Assignments will be graded. 
  • All students are expected to participate everyday.  Attendance will be taken on a daily basis.
  • During 100% distance learning, your teacher may conduct live classes via Google Hangouts/Meet. Check Google Classroom for your live class schedule.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible. 

SAFETY INFORMATION

 

Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHILE IN THE BUILDING

 

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy. 

  • Masks: Masks must be worn inside PS 100 at all times by all adults and students.  If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file.
  • Hand washing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  
  • Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their child unless arrangements have been made in advance with the office. Please move through the drop-off and pickup line as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you. 
  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.
  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY OUR SCHOOL

 

In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

  • Changes in class sizes: We've reduced the average class size to 12 for in-person instruction.
  • Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible.
  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas. 

RESOURCES

Please see below for important resources.

 

FREE MEALS

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Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
No one will be turned away at any time • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites

HELP FOR FAMILIES

 We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.

We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days.  Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals at P.S. 100 from 7:30 am through 1:30pm Monday – Friday or through the Meal Hub program.

Our Guidance Counselor and School Psychologist are available for virtual meetings.  They can also connect your family with community resources to help you.

*Please contact Ms. McMillian, our School’s IEP specialist, or Ms. DiLorenzo, our School Psychologist if your child needs to be evaluated for an IEP or 504 plan.

*Please contact Ms. Jackubowski, our Guidance Counselor, if your family is experiencing a crisis, or needs additional support during this time.

There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utilities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time.  Use the quick links to the right to connect with more community resources.

UPDATES

 

To stay up to date with any changes to procedures or scheduling, please bookmark this page on your browser. We'll also be sending out emails to all families.

Sign up for updates through the Notify App using the school code: SRZ9VM.  Download the app using the Notify tab to the right.

MEETING SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Children of essential workers: NYC is offering an option for 100% in-person instruction for children of essential workers. Contact Irene Cuevas at 718-842-1461 for information. 
  • Families wishing to continue to learn remotely: If your child or a family member is at high-risk for complications due to COVID-19 may opt to continue 100% remote learning. Contact our parent coordinator Irene Cuevas at 718-842-1461 to enroll your child in our remote learning program. 
  • Special needs students: Students with special needs will receive a separate email from Ms. McMillian with instructions. We are committed to fully complying with IEP and 504 accommodations for all students to the fullest extent possible during in-school, remote, and hybrid learning models.