Reach for the Stars!
OUR NEW CHANCELLOR
Meisha Porter Appointed Chancellor of NYC Public Schools
February 26, 2021
I hope you and your families are keeping safe and healthy. I’m writing today with some important news. After three years leading the DOE, I will be stepping down as Chancellor in March.
I am full of mixed emotions to leave the DOE family. It has been the honor of my career to serve you, and help your child’s school and our whole system get closer to reaching its full potential. The strength and resilience of your children—our 1 million students—is awe-inspiring. It is what drove me through this unprecedented crisis, and it is what I take with me as I leave this post. The commitment and support you have shown to your children, and to your school communities, is incredible.
Throughout my career, my guiding light has been the belief that public education is the most powerful equalizer for children. Public education anchors communities. Public education makes it possible for a child who is poor, or who lives in temporary housing, or—in my own case—who doesn’t speak English when they enter the public school system to develop their dreams, and then to chase them. Truly, it is public education that expresses the highest ideals of our democracy. My time in New York City has only strengthened this belief, as I have seen it play out time and again, in schools all across the boroughs.
PROPOSED OPENING AND CO-LOCATION OF A NEW SITE
February 26, 2021
Dear P.S. Q004 Families,
I am writing to share that the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) has posted a proposal to open and co-locate a new elementary site of P.S. Q004 (75Q004) in building Q070, to be called P004Q@Q070, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Building Q070 is located at 30-44 43rd Street, Queens, NY 11103 in Community School District 30. A co-location means that two or more schools are located in the same building and may share common spaces, such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, libraries, and cafeterias. This proposal must be voted on and approved by the Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) prior to implementation.
NYCDOE does not anticipate that, if approved, this proposal will impact any of the P.S. Q004 sites that your child(ren) currently attend(s).
In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing by the first day your child returns to their school building.3K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students are excluded from random testing.
Submitting consent have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. If you have already submitted consent, we encourage you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest form on file. There are two easy ways to submit:
Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)
NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID-19 TESTING
What is this form? We are seeking your consent to test your child for COVID-19 infection.The New York City Department of Education(NYC DOE), working with NYC Health + Hospitals and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, has partnered with laboratories and other providers to test NYC DOE students, teachers, and staff members for COVID-19 infection.
For more information and/or to access consent forms in other languages, use the "more info" link below.
NEW GUIDELINES FOR OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL
Travelers Must Get Tested Within Three Days Prior to Landing in New York, Quarantine for at Least Three Days Upon Arrival, and Get a Test on Day Four of Arrival
If Travelers Receive a Negative Test On Day Four of Quarantine They May Exit Quarantine When They Receive Negative Result
States that are Contiguous with New York Continue to Be Exempted from Quarantine Protocol — Essential Workers Also Continue to be Exempted
Travelers Who Were Only Out of State for Less Than 24 Hours Do Not Need to Quarantine but Must Get a Test on Day Four of Arrival Back in NY
All Travelers Covered by The Advisory Must Continue to Fill Out Traveler Health Form Upon Arrival Into New York State
We believe that all students can learn and are entitled to be provided with the best education possible. To this end, we endeavor to foster an educational environment that takes into account the needs, interests and abilities of the individual student.
We recognize our responsibility to promote positive awareness among our student body and develop those educational skills which will maximize and enhance the potential for student academic achievement in all curriculum areas.
Further, we believe it our responsibility to prepare students so that upon exiting school, they will be equipped with the necessary academic and vocational skills to become successful, productive citizens in our society.
Finally, we recognize that this should be accomplished in partnership between home, school and community.
Ms. A. Quinlan
Ms. J. Dorenbosch, P4Q@179 & P4Q@161
Mr. V. Rocco, P4Q@179 & P4Q@270
Ms. J. Berman, P4Q138 and P4Q@213
Mr. S. Reese, P4Q@Skillman
N. Bucella/T. Whitney, P4@179
R. Petrowski, P4@213
S. Rodriguez, P4@270
S. Seo, P4@161
E. Rosenberry, P4@Skillman
V. O'neill, P4@138
Field Support Center Liaison
Dr. Jude Arthur
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