Parent FYI-Announcements -
Parents, please go to our COVID Learning Plan tab, on the main menu, to view Very Important COVID-19 Updates regarding our school community.
Parent 411 Newsletter- Dec. - Jan. Newsletter- Inside important information: Applying to Kindergarten, Applying to Middle School, 4th Grade Reading Program, and much more. Parent 411 Dec/Jan Newsletter
12/9/20- Parents, please go to our COVID Learning Plan tab, on the main menu, to view Very Important information regarding our school community.
Parents If Your Child Has NYC DOE Issued IPad- PLEASE READ BELOW IN REGARDS TO YOUR CHILD's INTERNET SAFETY
While your DOE-loaned iPad is currently setup with a content filter to ensure your child's internet safety, an updated content filtering application is now available. Please sign-in on your device to enable these updates as soon as possible. After July 31, 2020 internet access on the iPad will be limited to DOE resources until you sign in to the Zscaler software to establish a secure connection.
What should I do next?
Please use the link below to set up Zscaler on your device, follow the instructions under “Ensure Your Child’s Internet Safety”
Ipad Internet Safety
Latest Update from the Chancellor - Fall School Reopening 2020
Please read the attached information regarding School Reopening. Click on the links provided to read what the Chancellor is offering as options for families. Parents must fill out the survey of their preference of their child's attendance for fall ( Blended Learning ( in school & remote or Full time Remote Learning) Parents have until Aug. 7th to submit their decision.
Family Student Information Sessions Registration
Parents' Preference Survey
Pandemic EBT (PEBT Cards) The federal government is using the funds left from the Free/Reduced Lunch Program to assist families facing food insecurity during the pandemic. PEBT cards loaded with $420 per NYC student will be mailed to every DOE parent of a child in K-12 to reflect the cost of their lunches while school was closed.
Please click here for a full breakdown p-ebt presentation.pptx
Summer School Updates- Parents of Students in Grades 3rd - 8th
In continued adherence to federal, State, and City health guidelines, the NYC DOE is adapting the summer school model for summer 2020. This year, the NYC DOE will offer summer school via remote instruction, to provide more students than ever before with the academic supports they need and a bridge from this school year to the next. In addition to academic instruction, students participating in these summer school programs will also have opportunities to go on self-paced virtual field trips and engage in daily social-emotional learning activities.
Please click to view the Chancellor's Letter to Families about Summer School programming Update for Families-SITC_May 19 2020 1.pdf
5/7/2020- The Walt Disney Magnet STEAM School "New Remote Learning Grading Policy" P S 160 Remote Grading Policy 1.pdf
4/28/20 - Please read our latest Update for Families-Grading Policy_April 28 2020 56322.pdf from our Chancellor.
4/11/2020- Latest information from our Chancellor Update for Families_April_11_2020.pdf
4/8/2020- Parents, if you are in need of Healthcare please review NY State of Health Letter to Families 1.pdf
4/7/2020 - Update from the NYC DOE Chancellor - Letter to the Families- Extended School Closure & Cancellation of NYS Exams. Please read the Update for Families_April 7 2020.pdf
4/3/2020- Parent 411 Weekly Newsletter (Please click link) https://www.smore.com/bemh3
Update: Our weekly Parent Out -of-School Learning Weekly Zoom Check in Meetings will now be done via Microsoft Teams. We will keep you posted for when the next one is scheduled.
Kwafi Gray is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Out-of-School Parent Weekly Meetings
Time: Apr 9, 2020 02:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 658 333 171
3/25/20 - Parent Updates:
Parents Providers offering Free Wifi Accomodations Providers Offering FREE Wi-Fi Special Accommodations for 60 Days translated.pdf
As of Monday, March 16, Spectrum is offering households with K-12 and college students free WiFi access and broadband (high-speed internet) for the next 60 days. But this only applies to households who do not already have a Spectrum WiFi and broadband subscription.
To enroll, or to ask for more information, call 1-844-488-8395 or go to spectrum.com.
Installation fees will be waived for new student households. For most new customers, self-installation is an option and free professional installation is also available.
For customers where self-installation is available, equipment and instructions can be shipped directly to the customer at no charge. For customers who have never had Spectrum services at their address, professional installation is required.
3/13/20 - Parents in the event that schools are required to close students were sent home with packets of work in their book bags. Packets are not to be done over the weekend. They were sent home in case we are informed that our school will be closing. Online access to iReady assignments and MyOn is also a resource for students in the event of a school closure.
3/12/2020 Update- Dear Families, Based on NYS Gov. Cuomo's recommendation on social distancing, we have made the decision to postpone the following events: PTA Meeting/Title 1 PAC Parent Workshop, Honor Roll Assembly & our Black Excellence Showcase. We appreciate your flexibility at this time. This change helps us promote the safety and health of parents and students.
Coronavirus Update for Families_March 3 2020.pdf from the NYC DOE in regards to the Coronavirus.
Over the weekend, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus
(COVID-19) in New York City. While we all hoped this moment would not come, it was something the City has
meticulously prepared for. At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Despite our first
confirmed case, New Yorkers remain at low risk for contracting the virus.
This year we have a new way of keeping you abreast of your child's success within the classroom.
- Our very own e-chalk website will be the main location to find your child's grades and assessments for this school year. Every parent received a special code for their child's class to log in and view their child's progress. Please note that your access code is case sensitive. If you are having difficulties logging in please email Ms. Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Use your NYC Schools Account to access key information about your child's progress. With your child's account you will be able to view your child's attendance, report card grades, and general student information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet. Every student should have received their unique access code and student ID number (which can be found on your child's report card) Please contact the school if you have not received this information.