Reach for the Stars!
APRIL 29TH 2021 @6PM
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DOE FAMILY UPDATE
APRIL 8, 2021
•Last day to opt-in to in-person learning extended to Friday, April 9
•Families applying to Gifted & Talented kindergarten programs: Application deadline is Friday, April 9
•Families applying to pre-K: Application deadline extended to Monday, April 19
•Families with children in grades 3–8: New York State Exam update
OPT IN TO BLENDED LEARNING
March 22, 2021
We just reopened high school buildings for in-person learning for the first time since November 2020, and I have to say that the joy on our students’ faces as they entered their school buildings was amazing. We are thrilled to see students of all ages safely learning in physical classrooms.
That is why I am very pleased to let you know that all our remote families will now have one more opportunity to transition to blended learning this school year. This means that if your child is currently learning remotely every day, they will be able to opt in to learning in person in the school building at least part of the week for the remainder of the school year. We will make every effort to provide as many days of in-person learning as possible.
When and How to Opt In to Blended Learning
Beginning this Wednesday, March 24, you can visit the Learning Preference Survey at to select blended learning for your child. Families can also call 311.
You can change to blended learning until Wednesday, April 7.
HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE
ALL DOE employees, visitors, and families must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival. This health screening can also be completed online at: Upon entering the facility, if you have not completed the online health you will be asked to provide responses to the questions below.
THE PROPOSED OPENING AND CO-LOCATION OF A NEW SITE OF AN EXISTING DISTRICT 75 SCHOOL, P.S. Q004
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is proposing to open and co-locate a new elementary school site of the existing multi-sited District 75 school, P.S. Q004 (75Q004), to be called P004Q@Q070, in building Q070 beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. P.S. Q004 is an existing multi- sited District 75 school currently serving students in grades K-8 across Queens. Building Q070 is located at 30-44 43rd Street, Queens, NY 11103 in Community School District 30, referred to as District 30.
If this proposal is approved, P004@Q070 will open and be co-located with P.S. 70 (30Q070), referred to as P.S. 70, an existing zoned district elementary school, serving students in grades K-5 and offering a pre- Kindergarten program.
A co-location means that two or more school organizations are located in the same building and may share common spaces, such as auditoriums, gymnasiums, libraries, and cafeterias.
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).
UPDATE FOR FAMILIES
Last Friday, I shared that I will be stepping down later this month, passing the privilege and responsibility of being Chancellor to Meisha Porter, a 20-year veteran of the DOE currently serving as Bronx Executive Superintendent. As Executive Superintendent Porter and I work together on the transition, I want to make sure you are aware of some important opportunities coming up over the next few weeks.
First, I’m beyond thrilled that we have finally reopened our middle schools for in-person learning. This is a milestone I have been looking forward to and I was excited to visit middle schools to see our students and teachers hard at work in healthy, safe, and supportive classrooms. As with our elementary grades, all middle schools have 20 percent of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis. Just as in our elementary grades, middle school students must also provide consent for COVID-19 testing by their first scheduled in-person learning day. You can do this through your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc.
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.
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.
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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