Message to Families Regarding COVID-19

Attached please see the letter regarding COVOD-19 at P.S. 52.  Please do not hesitate to contact Superintendent Beverly Mitchell, bmitche2@schools.nyc.gov, and/or call 718-217-7740 with any questions.Superintendent Beverly Mitchell, bmitche2@schools.nyc.gov, and/or call 718-217-7740 with any questions. 

COVID-19.pdf 

Please stay safe and wash your hands often.

Please see below for text from attached letter.

March 20, 2020

Dear PS 52 Families:

As you know, the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Much has changed very rapidly with respect to COVID-19 in our school community and citywide. School buildings are now closed to students until April 20, 2020, and remote learning will begin next week for all students.

With respect to the PS 52 community, I am writing to inform you that a member of our school community has self-reported that they tested positive for COVID-19. A disinfection of the school building has been completed in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidelines. As a reminder, the DOE routinely conducts deep cleanings in your school.

Please also note that according to the NYC Department of Health, there is now widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, meaning the sources of new infections are unknown. Everyone in New York City should act as if they have been exposed to COVID-19. That means monitoring your health closely and staying home if you are sick. New Yorkers who are not sick should also stay home as much as possible and avoid all unnecessary social interactions.

What You Should Do

· If you feel sick, do not go to school or to work.

· Call your doctor if you have symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, fever, or sore throat and tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to COVID-19. If you need help finding medical care, call 311.

· Educate yourself about COVID-19 through the NYC Health Department’s website at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/coronavirus.page.

· Continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:

o Wash your hands with soap and water often.

o Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing.

o Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.

o Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.

o Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.  

o Get your flu shot – it’s never too late.

o Reduce overcrowding by walking or biking, if possible.

o If the train is too packed, wait for the next one.

Please visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus for important school-related guidance and nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for critical updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around the coronavirus. It’s important we come together and support one another during this time. Nothing matters more than the health and safety of our staff and students, and we are committed to keeping our school community fully informed. Please do not hesitate to contact Superintendent Beverly Mitchell, bmitche2@schools.nyc.gov, and/or call 718-217-7740 with any questions.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Francesca Joseph-Fleurant

P.S. 52 Magnet Schools for Innovation, Exploration & Engineering Distance Learning Contingency Plans

P.S. 52 Magnet School for Innovation, Exploration & Engineering is here to support our families during Remote Learning.   Our top priority to ensure we are able to reach out and communicate with our families.  We have created this page on our website to help provide resources and links for our families.  The materials on the Remote Learning pages are designed to provide school-wide information and resources, supplementary learning resources to students, and links to each classes Google Classroom for Remote Learning when we begin to use Google Classroom. 

We will be updating the website with resources and information throughout the time students are participating in Remote Learning.  We are here to support our families.  Please do not hesitate to reach out for assistance.

P.S. 52 Magnet School for Innovation, Exploration & Engineering will be using Google Classroom/Google Meet(Google Classroom and Meet has not begun at this time) and Class Dojo for our Remote Learning and communications systems.  Resources will be be provided to help support families with both of these programs.  If you need technical assistance, please contact Ms. Fay  at sfay@schools.nyc.gov or message on Class Dojo.

 

Requesting Technology from NYC DOE

Families if you do not have internet access and would like to request a device from the NYC DOE for your family with internet capabilities please either fill out the
following form online  https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices or call (718) 935-5100 and choose option 5 to request one of these devices. Technology devices are limited to one
per student.

These devices are being distributed by the NYC DOE and they will notify you directly about where to pick up a device.  Please be advised that there is heavy call volume and you may experience difficulties getting through or have long wait times.

Remote Learning Resources

 

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iReady

All of our students in grades K-5 have iReady Accounts for online ELA and Math.  Student user names and passwords were sent to families via Class Dojo. The program is web based on will work on a PC or Mac.  If you have a tablet, the program currently only works on an iPad.  Below are links to the login and additional information.  If you have any problems logging in, please contact Ms. Fay at sfay@schools.nyc.gov or on Class Dojo.

iReady Student Login

iReady Family Resources & Information

iReady Printable Materials

 

Many educational companies have made their websites free at the time.  The website http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ has a list of free resources that is updated on an ongoing basis.

 

Remote Learning  NYC DOE

The materials on the Learn at Home pages are designed to provide supplementary learning resources to students in the event that students may need to be home from school. We encourage you to use this time to continue your student’s learning while they are at home. To help students engage in educational material, we have shared the resources below for students in all grades, from Early Learn through elementary and middle school, and for high school. These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but during this unusual time it is important that students continue to read, write, do social studies and science activities, and work on math problems.

The materials on the grade specific pages below include:

  • Suggested daily study schedules
  • Guides and materials for instructional activities
  • Recommended educational television shows
  • Links to a variety of books, magazines, and websites on a wide range of topics that appeal to children at all ages

    Early Childhood

    Get resources to help your young students learn at home.

    Grades K-5

    Grades K–5

    Specialized Instruction and Student Supports

    Get resources to help your students with special needs learn at home.

    Additional Resources

    Get links and resources to support learning at home for your student.

 

Contact Us

We understand that these are challenging times for our families.  If you need any assistance with the assignments, please contact your child's teacher.   Teacher contact information can be found on the Faculty Directory page or through Class Dojo.  If you are experiencing any problems using the technology, please contact Ms. Fay at sfay@schools.nyc.gov.