Our School Year 2020-2021- CoVid 19 Blended & Remote Learning Plan

Important Information- Updates, Protocols & Procedures

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Parents,

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate offered by the DOE. The Department of Education is planning the City's most exciting summer ever! For the first time, the DOE will fully integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways. Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools. They will address unfinished learning while providing avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.

 

Parents should note that registration is done through the DYCD portal. Students will be participating in the academic morning program from 8:30 am to 12 pm and then transitioning to DYCD afternoon component from 12 pm to 6pm.

 

Program Overview :

  • Summer Rising will be available throughout the City to every New York City student.
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student

Summer Rising Calendar Grades K-5-

1. July 6 to August 20 (except July 20)

2. Monday–Friday 3. Academic Program 8 AM– 12 PM ; DYCD Component 12 PM - 6 PM

 

REGISTRATION STARTS April 26th - https://discoverdycd.dycdconnect.nyc/home

 

All New York City students will have an opportunity to participate in the program.

Do not worry if your school’s program is listed as “To be announced soon” or if you cannot find your school’s program on (Open external link)discoverDYCD(Open external link) Additional programs will be added to discoverDYCD(Open external link) on Mondays each week.

Please complete this survey(Open external link) so we can be in touch to let you know when your school’s program is listed and help you through the registration process. You should also create an account on discoverDYCD(Open external link) to receive email updates and learn about the new program locations added on Mondays.

If your student is a New York City resident who does not attend a DOE s

 
 
 

Latest School Community Covid 19 Updates- Please read the attached letter regarding our school community.

 DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures 2 24.docx 

URGENT PARENT NOTICE- 24 HOUR BUILDING CLOSURE

1/24/2021 1:40 PMSubject: 24 Hour School Building Closure

Dear P.S. 160 - BRONX - X160 at 4140 HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWAY EA Families:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

● Effective 1/25/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.

Please read all of the attached family letters for more detailed information.  1 24 DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures.docx  1 24DOE - Family 24-Hour Building Closure.docx  DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures 124b.docx 

 

Please read the provided links for further details.  1 24 DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures.docx  1 24DOE - Family 24-Hour Building Closure.docx 

1/18/20- School Community CoVid update- 

1/18/2021 9:22 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

Dear P.S. 160 Walt Disney at 4140 HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWAY EA Community:

Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/18/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. 
Check your child’s gmail for the letter in its entirety.

1/11/2021 4:07 PM

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases. Following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 1/20/2021.

What Happens Now?

The school building will remain closed through 1/20/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 1/21/2021.

Please click here to read the family letter in its entirety  DOE RTS - 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases 1.docx 

 

 

Parents -  AS OF 1/8/21 - The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

What Happens Now?

● Effective 1/11/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected. 

Please read all of the following  family letters for more detailed information regarding our latest school community CoVid updates .  DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures 1 1.docx  DOE - Family 24-Hour Building Closure Baker Lori.docx  DOE - Building Return After Symptoms Baker Lori.docx  DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures 2 Baeur.docx 

Any questions or concerns please email Ms. Gray, Parent Coordinator at kgray6@schools.nyc.gov

1/4/21- Update Return To School - Jan. 4th

Please click on the file to read the full report from the Dept. of Health.  DOE RTS - Health Investigation Complete - Cleared.docx 

12/14/20- Update To School Closure- Closed An Additional 24 hrs.

Dear P.S. 160 - BRONX - X160 at 4140 HUTCHINSON RIVER PKWAY EA Families:

As a result of determinations made by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2), two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours so that the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) may investigate the source(s) of transmission.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2).

What Happens Now?

● Effective 12/15/2020, the school building will close for an additional 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period.   Covid 19 Closure letter 2.docx 

 

 

12/13/20- Parents,

Update as of 6:43 pm- 

As a result of determinations made by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2), two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours so that the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) may investigate the source(s) of transmission.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2).

What Happens Now? 

● Effective 12/14/2020, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.
 
 
Today we are writing to inform you, out of an abundance of caution, of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community
We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. If the case is confirmed, we will work with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps to quickly take all appropriate action, including tracing close contacts. 
Please see attached letter for more information.  DOE - Family Potential Case.docx 
Please continue to listen to our phone blasts and check your children's emails for any updates.

12/9/20

Parents- Please read the attached letter below regarding our school community. Information in regards to a confirmed case of CoVid exposure within our school community.  DOE - Confirmed With Potential Exposures.docx     Confirmed w Potential Exposures__SPANISH 1.docx 

New Protocols for Blended Learning Students- It is mandatory that all blended learning students returning on Dec. 7th have a consent to weekly random Covid testing on file in order to enter the building. Parents who do not wish to give consent for testing, their children will have to do 100% remote learning.  

Phase 2- Parent Info Session 8/31/20 please click the link to view the presentation. 

Reopening School Model

  • As a school, we are submitting the Chancellor’s recommended model 1a, which will follow three cohorts. Two cohorts from each grade will engage in blended learning. There will be one completely remote cohort on each grade.  
  • Table of School schedule highlighting 3 cohorts on alternating days.
  • Tentative Opening Plan

 Arrival & Dismissal Students in a red car and boarding a yellow school bus. There have been changes made to our "Arrival & Dismissal Times"-

Our new arrival time for all students will be 8:30 am. Our new dismissal time will be 2:00 pm.

Students will have staggered Arrival & Dismissal times (10 mins. apart due to "Social Distancing" requirements.)

Our Arrival and Dismissal sites are as follows:

Kindergarten, 1st grade , 2nd grade & 5th grade will use the large yard for arrival and dismissal.

Pre-K students will use the small side front yard for arrival  and dismissal. 

3rd, 4th grade students will use the main entrance for arrival and dismissal.

Protocols and Procedures  for the upcoming school year are forthcoming... All information including  your child's class schedule will be emailed to their ps160.org emails. New students' information will be sent to the email provided at registration. 

 

Updates from The Chancellor

May 12, 2021 - Please read the attached Family Letter from Madame Chancellor Meisha Porter,  celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage month and great resources for families.  Please click here to access letter:   Family Letter May 12 2021.pdf 

 

 The 1st Official Family Letter From Our Newly Appointed Chancellor

Please read the attached family letter from our newly appointed Madame Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter.   Family Letter March 19 2021.pdf 

1/22/21- Latest Family Update From Our Chancellor Carranza 125 DOE RTS - Notice of Building Closure Extension for Addl 24 Hours.docx  

Chancellor Update:

11/29/30- Blended Learners will be returning to school starting on Dec. 7th. All cohorts will be returning for 5 days a week of full in person learning. Students will continue to come at their class' scheduled arrival time and will be dismissed at their scheduled dismissal times. Please read the Chancellor's update to families  Update for Families_November 29 2020.pdf 

 

There is only 1 window of opportunity for parents to move their children from remote to blended this school year. From Nov. 2nd - Nov. 15th parents must fill out the learning preference survey Learning Preference Survey

Students will then transition to blended learning starting Nov. 30th.

 

Parents  we have new guidelines for our Blended Learning Students (Current Pre-K & Future K - 5th grade as of 9/29/20)- Student Health Screening  (please click link)

 There are three things families need to do in the morning, ideally at home before arriving to school:

1) Check their child’s temperature at home;

2) Complete the health screening survey at home; ( You will need your child's Student id #(OSIS#) found on your child's report card or their NYC Schools Account)

3) Show their confirmation email via electronic device or printed copy at the school door prior to entry.

Hard copies will be available as well.

The Start of School for K - 5th grade in school Blended Learners has been pushed back to Sept. 29, 2020 - Doors will open for blended learning students on this day. Please click here to view our Emergency Parent Meeting - Sept. 18, 2020

The 1st Day of School For All is Sept. 21st @ 8:30 am 

ONLY BLENDED Pre-K Students will be in school for this 1st week on a staggered schedule.

All OTHER  STUDENTS In Grades K -5th Grade will be 100 % REMOTE! 

“Return to School 2020 Back to School Pledge.” It outlines Mayor DeBlasio's & Chancellor Carranza's commitments to students, families, staff, and all school communities.  DOE_BackToSchoolPledge_FINAL.pdf  

Please read this latest information from The Chancellor in regards to updates around instruction.

This week’s Reopening Update for Families includes: 

  • The latest health and safety information, including on ventilation, school nurses, and testing and tracing in schools   
  • How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community   
  • How families can change their children’s learning preference to/from fully remote learning   
  • What happens if students attend school in-person on a day they are not scheduled to attend  
  • Supports for students with Individualized Education Programs   
  • Supports for students in temporary housing and foster care   

 Update for Families_August 17 2020.pdf

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 Update for Families on Instruction_August 6 2020 2.pdf 

 

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