Contact # 914-573-5112

MESSAGE FROM OUR PARENT COORDINATOR

Dear PS/MS 71 Family,

This is just a reminder. I'm here to assist you with any concerns you may have during our Remote Learning. You can reach me at: aortiz19@schools.nyc.gov.

WE GOT THIS!

Stay Strong!

Keep Up The Good Work!

Remember, You Were and Have Always Been Your Child's First Teacher!

Mrs. Anna Ortiz

Parent Coordinator

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Parent Teacher Conferences  schedule:

Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences

12:20 pm – 2:20 pm  & 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grades 6-8 students will be dismissed at 11:20 am

Elementary School Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for:

 

12:20 pm – 2:20 pm  & 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grades K - 5 students will be dismissed at 11:20 am

Meet P.S./M.S. 71's Parent Coordinator

 You should meet your parent coordinator early in the school year. The parent coordinator at your school can help you with many questions and issues.

Parent coordinators are an important part of your school community. They are responsible for: creating a welcoming school environment for parents working with the principal to address parent issues and concerns at the school conducting outreach to engage parents in their children’s education strengthening parent involvement in their children’s education 

As a member of the school staff supervised by the school principal, the parent coordinator partners with and supports the work of their Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association, School Leadership Team, community groups, and parent advisory councils.

Parent Outreach

  • Google meet

    3-5 Grade Parents! Back to School Open Discussion with Principal Mirando

    September 21, 2020 9:30AM

     

    meet.google.com/mmj-srxa-jri

    Join by phone

    (US) +1 716-249-2832 PIN: 644 491 969#

    Together we can discuss Remote and Hybrid Learning

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  • Yom Kippur

    No School

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  • 6th -8th Grade Parents! Back to School Open Discussion

    6th -8th Grade Parents!

    Back to School Open Discussion with

    Mrs. Mirando, Principal

    September 29, 2020

    9:30AM

    Join with Google Meet

    meet.google.com/zsm-dqgv-ccz

    Join by phone

    ‪(US) +1 262-864-1703 PIN: ‪781 496 554

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  • Columbus Day

    No school

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  • Election Day

    Fully remote for all students

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Announcements

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    Parent Letter #6 from our principal

    Parent Letter #6

    September 18, 2020
    Dear P.S./M.S. 71 Families,

    This week your children were invited to participate in a 3-day remote orientation. As I visited different classrooms across the grades, it was great to see your children’s faces on the Google Meet sessions and I enjoyed hearing them engage in conversations with their teachers and classmates. During the orientation days the students had an opportunity to meet their teachers and classmates. Our teachers reviewed health and safety protocols and procedures, engaged students with Google Classroom and digital tools, and outlined grade specific curriculum expectations.

    As our teachers and students navigate between in-person learning, the blended learning model, and 100% remote teaching and learning, we ask for your patience and understanding as we work through the challenges and make the necessary adjustments along the way.

    During the 3 days of remote orientation several students across the grades experienced technical difficulties with user names and student accounts which made it difficult to access their Google Classrooms and prevented them from interacting with their teachers. Our tech team has been reaching out to families to troubleshoot the issues. Please do not worry. We are committed to finding solutions and resolving the technical difficulties as quickly as possible.

    Yesterday the Mayor and Chancellor announced that in-person learning has been delayed and will begin for K-8 schools on Tuesday, September 29th. Only students in the C-Cohort will come in person on the first day. All students must come to school wearing a mask and practice social distancing at all times. Our morning arrival team will greet students, perform health screenings, and random temperature checks. Please do not send your child to school if he or she is not feeling well and has symptoms.

    During the week of the 21st all students will participate in 100% remote learning. The teachers will share their instructional schedule for the week with all families so students and parents know when to expect live teaching, small group instruction, and when students will work asynchronously or independently. Any recording and taking photos of Google Meet and or video conferencing sessions with teachers and students is not permitted and is a violation of our school’s privacy policies.

    The school hours for K-4 students are 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and grades 5-8
    are 8:45 am to 2:15 pm. Please note there is no early drop off for students. Breakfast is Grab and Go upon arrival. Please be sure that your child arrives on time and that he or she is picked up promptly at dismissal. In-person Kindergarten students will arrive at 9:00 am for the first week of school.

    Our staff is eager to kick-off the new school year and we can’t wait to meet and greet your students when in-person learning commences.

    I thank you for your patience, flexibility, and partnership. We are all in this together and with your support I am confident that we will make this the best year possible.

    Regards,

    Mrs. Margaret Mirando Principal

    Natalina DeLillis

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    Letter from the principal regarding delayed opening of schools

     

    Parent Letter #5- Delay in Reopening of School

    September 17, 2020

    Dear PS/MS 71 Families:

    Please see the update from the Chancellor regarding the 2nd delay in the re-opening of schools. In person learning will begin on Tuesday, September 29th. Only students in the C- Cohort will attend in person, while blended and remote students learn from home.

    During the week of September 21st, all students will participate in remote learning.

    Regards,

    Mrs. Margaret Mirando

    Principal

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    From the Chancellor:

    I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I am writing to you today with an important update on the start of school.

    For months we have, together, been preparing to reopen our school buildings. Our city’s infection rate has positioned us as the only major city in the country able to welcome our children back to our schools for in- person learning.

    As we began our preparations, we made a pledge that we would put health and safety first. And we made plans to make rich, high-quality learning experiences available to all students, regardless of where they are learning from. That is what we have done – and we must continue to live up to our promises as
    we prepare to open our buildings to students and families.

    Toward those ends, we have worked with our labor partners on a new staggered start for in-person learning at the beginning of this school year. Children who are enrolled in fully remote programs will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.

    However, children in blended learning will be learning remotely until their in-person start date as outlined here:

    Blended Learning Students Enrolled In:

    In-Person Learning Begins On:

    Grades 3K and Pre-K

    (in any school type/grade configuration)

    Monday 9/21

    District 75

    (all grades)

    Monday 9/21

    By School Type:

    Students enrolled in
    · Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) (includes students in

    grades 6-8 in K-8 schools)

    Tuesday 9/29

    Students enrolled in:

    · · · ·

    Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
    High Schools (Grades 9-12)
    Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12)
    Transfer Schools, Adult Education, Evening

    Schools, Alternate Learning Centers

    Thursday 10/1

    Schools with Other Grade Configurations:

    Students enrolled in K-2 and K-3 Schools

    Tuesday 9/29

    Students enrolled in K-12 Schools

    Tuesday 9/29

    We know that our schools and families are eager to reconnect in person – I know I am excited for that
    as well, and have heard that from so many families. We believe this extra time will help make sure that all schools and all educators are best positioned to deliver a strong, safe, and supportive environment for teaching and learning to take place.

    I always say that New York City has the best teachers and staff in the world, and nothing will ever change that – no matter when, where, and how we are teaching and serving our students and their families.

    Thank you for everything you do for the children and families of this city.

    Sincerely, Richard

     

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    NYCDOE Discipline Code

    September 14, 2020

    Dear Families,

    The NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE) is committed to ensuring safe, supportive, and inclusive environments in all schools. We successfully foster these environments by providing professional learning for teachers and school staff on how to support students who may be experiencing challenges in or outside of the school day and by engaging families as partners in our school communities.

    Driven by our Framework for Great Schools (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/vision-and-mission/framework-for- great-schools), we know that schools need to be culturally responsive spaces where all children are affirmed and all families are viewed as key partners in the educational process. We recognize that students experienced unique challenges during the 2019-20 school year and need schools that are prepared to support them. Our school communities are working diligently to support the social-emotional, mental, and physical health and safety of our students.

    We ask that you, along with your child, review the Chancellor’s Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode), which includes the Discipline Code and outlines the K-12 Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/StudentRights), protections for students with disabilities, and expectations for student behavior. Please discuss these behavioral expectations with your child. The Discipline Code applies to all students—and includes both supports and interventions, as well as disciplinary responses. Please note that the 2019-20 Discipline Code remains in effect for the 2020-21 school year and applies to both blended and remote instructional settings. The full Discipline Code is available in all NYCDOE-supported languages at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/DCode and can be provided by your school in paper copy, upon request. The Discipline Code outlines how school staff will address behavioral issues with a focus on restorative approaches. For more information about behavioral expectations during blended and remote learning, please visit

    We thank you in advance for reviewing the Discipline Code and for your partnership in contributing to a supportive, safe, and inclusive school climate. Thank you for making our school community better, stronger, and safer for all children. If you have any questions, please contact your school’s principal.

    Best wishes for the upcoming school year!
    Best regards,

    Mark Rampersant
    Senior Executive Director
    Office of Safety and Youth Development

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    Update from the schools' chancellor 9/14/2020

    September 14, 2020

    Dear Families,

    Even in the face of so much change, September is still the most exciting time of year. There’s a back-to-school energy in the air as all over the city, educators, students, and families are getting ready for the school year to begin.

    And all of us at the Department of Education have been busy too. In this Reopening Update for Families, I am happy to share important information on:

    •   The 2020–21 School Calendar

    •   Ensuring your school’s ventilation is in good working order

    •   How to get tested for COVID-19 before the school year begins

    •   How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community

      As we prepare for the new school year, I want to reassure you that we are leaving no stone unturned to protect our students, educators, and families. That is why we are doubling down on all our health and safety protocols— from ventilation to face coverings, physical distancing, nightly cleaning, and frequent hand washing/sanitizing. It’s why we will make all information available to the public.

      As always, all information regarding back to school can be found at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020. If you have additional questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact your principal. You can find the page for your child’s school on our website using “Find a School” at schoolsearch.schools.nyc. Principal information is on each school’s web page in the “School Contacts and Information” section.

      I also want to remind you about an important way you can help protect your school community regarding travel. Several states are still seeing high transmission rates of COVID-19 - you can find the list at ny.gov/traveladvisory. All New Yorkers are strongly advised to avoid travel to these states, but if you must travel to one of these areas, you will have to fill out the New York State Traveler Health Form and quarantine for 14 days when you return to New York City—it’s required by New York State. For more information on COVID-19 testing, tracing, and how to safely quarantine, visit testandtrace.nyc.

      These next few days are about getting everything ready for the incredible school year that lies ahead. We look forward to welcoming your child back for partial-day instructional orientation starting September 16, and for full- day instruction for both blended learning and remote learning on September 21!

      Sincerely,

      Richard A. Carranza
      Chancellor
      New York City Department of Education
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    • Reopening Update for Families: September 14, 2020

      School Calendar

      We recently announced that the school year will begin for students on Wednesday, September 16 with a part- time instructional orientation period. Full-time learning will begin on Monday, September 21. I am pleased today to share with you a calendar for the full 2020-21 school year at schools.nyc.gov/calendar.

      There are some important differences for this school year that we want to highlight:

      •   September 16–18 will be remote partial instructional days for students focused on getting your child ready for learning this year. All students are expected to participate and engage. Your school will confirm your child’s exact schedule and provide log-in instruction for these three days.

      •   September 21 is the first full-time day of teaching and learning for students in both fully remote and blended learning (in which they are learning in school buildings for part of the week, and remotely for the rest of the week).

      •   November 3, Election Day, will be a fully remote learning day for all students. In past years, students did not attend school on Election Day.

      •   On “snow days” - or days in which school buildings are closed due to an emergency - all students and families should plan on participating in remote learning.

      Please reach out to your school with any questions you may have about the school calendar for this year.

      Ventilation Inspections

      Ensuring proper ventilation is an important part of our health and safety protocols. Proper ventilation can reduce the level of viruses, including COVID-19, inside buildings. According to our City and federal public health experts, a room is safe when air is able to flow in and out - whether through an open window or mechanical means, such as HVAC systems or air handlers. I am pleased to report that we have completed ventilation inspections in every New York City public school building.

      Here are our findings:

      •   Of over 64,000 classrooms inspected, 96 percent have been confirmed to have ventilation that meets

        City health and safety standards.

      •   Where a ventilation issue was identified, the DOE is swiftly implementing repairs. Many issues have

        already been addressed and fixed.

      •   Per federal guidance, we are also inspecting and ensuring proper ventilation in restrooms, kitchens,

        and other areas used by students and staff.

      •   Any rooms with ventilation issues that haven’t been repaired before the first full-time day of

        teaching and learning on September 21 will not be used by staff or students.

      •   You can see the inspection results for your child’s school by visiting schools.nyc.gov/ventilation.

      How to Get Tested for COVID-19 Before the School Year Begins

      It’s up to all of us to keep our school communities and families safe by wearing face coverings, keeping our distance, washing hands frequently, and getting tested! Help us keep our schools open and school communities healthy by getting tested for COVID-19 before buildings reopen for learning. It’s safe, free, and easy for everyone, regardless of immigration or insurance status. To find a testing site near you, visit nyc.gov/covidtest.

      How to Stay Informed on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Your School Community

      It’s important that your school can reach you to share crucial information quickly, including alerts about confirmed COVID-19 cases in your child’s school. Please sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) so we can contact you via phone, email, or text message. With NYCSA, you can access your child’s grades, test scores, schedules, transportation information, and more—from anywhere, and in all nine standard DOE language translations. In order to see your child’s records, request an Account Creation Code from your school. I encourage you to keep your contact information up to date, so your school can get in touch with you in the event of an emergency. If you don’t have an account, sign up today at schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. It only takes five minutes!

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    Parent Letter #4 September 16 - 18 Orientation Days

    September 10, 2020

    To P.S./M.S Families,

    I hope you are healthy and safe. As we prepare for the reopening of school, I would like to make you aware of the following:

    Prior to September 16th, classroom teachers will contact students via their DOE email. Please note that your child will continue to use his or her previously assigned DOE email account to access Google Classrooms and to communicate with their teachers. Parents should also expect to receive an email from their child’s teachers as a form of introduction along with the orientation schedule.

    Our teachers have been working collaboratively in grade teams and by department to plan and prepare for our 3-day Remote Orientation. These orientation sessions will take place September 16th -18th.

    During this time, your child will have an opportunity meet their teachers and classmates via Google Meet and hear all about the upcoming school year. Your child will become familiar with the school’s expectations for Remote and Hybrid Learning. Teachers will share grade specific expectations and parent tips to help you navigate teaching and learning during this time.

    Please be reminded that in-person learning begins on September 21st for the A cohort only. Students in cohorts B, C, and D will be learning remotely from home.

    Our dedicated and committed teaching staff is eager to kick-off the new school year and we look forward to meeting you and your children very soon. Sincerely, Mrs. Mirando

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    September Cohort Schedule

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    September Cohort Schedule

    Attached is the September cohort calendar.

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    Kindergarten Arrivals Update

    See attached memo regarding Kindergarten students arrival

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    Latest update from the Chancellor

    Dear Families,

    As we approach the start of the school year, everyone at the New York City Department of Education is laser- focused on delivering a high-quality education that puts your child’s health, safety, and emotional wellbeing first this fall. An education that creates a new standard of excellence for learning from any location. An education that will prepare your children to thrive—today, tomorrow, next year, and for the rest of their lives.

    I want to share with you that full-day learning for all students will begin on Monday, September 21. A few days before that, beginning on Wednesday, September 16 through Friday, September 18, all students and teachers will engage remotely for a partial-day instructional transition and orientation to help students reconnect to school. Taking this time will help ensure all children are ready to learn and succeed.

    In this letter, we include updates on what that teaching and learning will look like. You will find additional information on how our schools will support every student every day—whether they are participating in fully remote or blended learning (in which they are learning in school buildings for part of the week, and remotely for the rest of the week).

    Read the Reopening Update for Families below to find more information on:

    •   How your child will learn at home: Live interaction and lessons with teachers, and projects that students complete on their own

    •   Who will be teaching your child in blended or fully remote learning

    •   How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community

      If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact your principal. Principal information is on each school’s web page at schools.nyc.gov, in the “School Contacts and Information” section. You can find the page for your child’s school on our website using Find a School: schoolsearch.schools.nyc. And as always, all information regarding back to school can be found at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020.

      You have heard me say that New York City has the best, strongest, most committed students, staff, and families anywhere. Every day, you continue to prove that true beyond any shadow of a doubt. I want to reaffirm our pledge to take absolutely every precaution to keep your children healthy and safe. And to ensure they receive the high- quality education they deserve no matter how or where they are learning.

      I am so excited to welcome all our children and educators back to their school communities soon! Sincerely,

      Richard A. Carranza
      Chancellor
      New York City Department of Education

    Reopening Update for Families: September 4, 2020

    This information and additional details can be found at our school reopening webpage at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 to help you prepare for the upcoming school year.

    How Will My Child Learn at Home?

    Whether learning remotely from home part of the week or every day, students will receive remote instruction in two different ways: live interaction (sometimes referred to as “synchronous instruction”) with teachers, and independent learning (sometimes referred to as “asynchronous instruction”), which includes assignments, projects, or recorded video lessons. Let us explain what that means:

    Live interaction means that your student will interact with their teacher on video, phone, live chat, virtual app, or another digital mode in real time. The teacher may be interacting with the whole class, small groups, or individual students. It can be done over Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or other DOE-approved video or phone conferencing or digital platforms. It includes:

    •   Class Lessons;

    •   Office Hours to connecting in real time with teachers to get individual or small group help with

      instruction or instructional activities;

    •   Social-emotional wellness activities such as sharing circles or mindfulness exercises; or

    •   Feedback discussions with students and families about their work and progress via video or phone.

    •   Other “live participation” activities, such as chat, offered by the digital platform used by educators

      during lessons.

      At the beginning of the school year, here are the target amounts we are asking all schools to engage their students in live interaction and instruction each day:

    •   Students in 3-K and Pre-K programs: up to 30 minutes

    •   Students in kindergarten through grade 2: 65 to 95 minutes

    •   Students in grades 3–5: 90 to 110 minutes

    •   Middle school students in grades 6–8: 80 to 100 minutes

    •   High school students in grades 9–12: 100 to 120 minutes

      The amount of time devoted to live instruction will increase each month for all grades as the school year progresses to allow students and teachers to gradually transition. Scheduled times will be posted so that students and staff alike can plan for engagement.

      Independent learning means your student will work on their own with assignments, projects, and materials provided by their teachers. This might include:

    •   Video lessons or presentations recorded previously

    •   Activities, assignments or tasks that build on lessons from previous days

    •   Collaborative projects and assignments with classmates

    •   Discussion boards and conversation, feedback, or guidance from teachers over email

    Who Will Be Teaching My Child?

    Your child will have a high-quality educator leading their education, no matter where they’re learning. Instruction may look a little bit different in every school, reflecting the specific needs of the school community, but here is what you can generally expect:

    For Students in Blended Learning

    Blended learning refers to a combination of on-site, in-person instruction at the school some days of the week, and remote instruction at home on remaining days.

    Your child may have different teachers for on-site and remote learning. Those teachers will work closely together in pairs or teams to create meaningful and connected learning experiences. For example, a student may begin a project in person and then continue to work on it while remote.

    During the remote portion of blended learning, your child will regularly be with the same group of students with whom they attend in person.

    For Students in Full-Time Remote Learning

    Where possible, students engaging in full-time remote learning will be taught by teachers from their own school. Teachers will regularly meet with the same group of students on specific days.

    How to Stay Informed on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Your School Community

    It’s important that your school can reach you to share crucial information quickly, including alerts about confirmed COVID-19 cases in your child’s school. Please sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) so we can contact you via phone, email, or text message. With NYCSA, you can access your child’s grades, test scores, schedules, transportation information, and more—from anywhere, and in all nine standard DOE language translations. If you don’t have an account, sign up today at schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. It only takes five minutes! (there is a post in the feed to guide you through signing up)

     
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    Check out the September calendar of events

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    Parent Letter 3 School Reopening Revised Date

    September 1, 2020

    School Re-Opening Parent Letter #3

    Dear P.S./M.S. 71 Families,

    I hope you are healthy, safe, and enjoying the remaining weeks of summer with your children. Today the Mayor and Chancellor announced a change to the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. Schools will now reopen for in person learning on September 21st, instead of September 10th. On September 16th, 17th, and 18th all students, regardless of their learning preference will participate in a three-day remote orientation with their teachers on Google Classroom. On September 21st, our B Cohort will come to school for in-person learning, while our blended or remote learning students participate in their first full day of remote teaching and learning at home.

    This year, teaching and learning is going to look and feel different. The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and students continues to be our top priority. As a school community, our staff maintains its commitment to serving our students and families and ensuring that our students are engaged in quality, rigorous, standards-based teaching and learning, despite each child’s learning preference and despite the challenges we may face. As we continue on this journey, I ask for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as our school’s reopening plans continue to evolve and we make the necessary adjustments to prepare for opening day.

    In the next few days, you will receive detailed information on what to expect for your child as they engage with their teachers for a Remote Learning Orientation on September 16th-18th. The purpose of this orientation is to help our students and families become familiar with the school’s expectations for Remote and Hybrid Learning. During the sessions, you will have an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers virtually and they will share grade specific expectations and parent tips to help you navigate teaching and learning during this time.

    We value your partnership and look forward to welcoming you and your children back to school in the fall. Please let your children know how much we miss seeing their smiling faces and assure them that our entire school community is here to support them every step of the way.

    Stay healthy and safe,

    Mrs. Mirando Principal

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    Masks and hand sanitizer giveaway

    Councilman Gjonaj is giving away masks and hand sanitizer at his office on Fridays. Bring your own empty bottle. 

    See the flyer for details.

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    Supply Lists

    All supply lists can be found in the grade band specific webpage

    Early elementary : https://ps71.echalksites.com/early_elementary_grades_k_to_2

    Elementary : https://ps71.echalksites.com/elementary_grades_3_to_5

    Middle School : https://ps71.echalksites.com/middle_school_information

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    Need a uniform?

    Use this link to get to Smooth for all your uniform needs. 

    PS 71 Smooth USA

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    100% Remote Cohort (group D) Parent Letter

     

    The Rose E. Scala School
    Public School 71/Preparatory Academy at 71

    3040 Roberts Ave. Bronx, N.Y. 10461 718.822.5351

    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    You have opted for a full remote learning experience for your child. The NYCDOE has outlined the following expectations for 100% remote learning:

    • Students participate in a regular schedule of age appropriate, standards-based remote learning from home every day.

    • Students will have live interaction with teachers every day.

    • Every class will include live instruction. The amount will vary by grade, depending on what is

      developmentally appropriate.

    • Students will use a DOE-approved online platform Google Classroom available in multiple

      languages, for lessons and submission of work.

    • Students will experience whole class, small group and/or individualized instruction in an online

      environment, as well as collaboration with classmates and teachers.

    • There will be an emphasis on social-emotional learning across school communities to ensure the

      mental health and wellness of students and staff. (RULER, Mood Meter Check In- How are you

      feeling today and why?)

    • Students will be able to access video-recorded lessons, assignments, and tasks.

    • Teachers will regularly engage students and families to check student work, provide timely

      feedback, and adjust instruction as necessary, via remote learning platforms, calls, emails, video

      chats, etc.

    • Students and families will have access to one-on-one support to help with instructional activities

      via Office Hours

      The attached schedule has been designed to maximize the instructional time for your child. All students are expected to be engaged in daily learning for 5.5 hours. All instruction must be delivered within the confines of a typical school day. Under contractual expectations, K- 4 teachers work within the
      8:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. timeframe; Grades 5-8 teachers work within 8:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

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    Parent Guide to NYCDOE students accounts

    PARENTS GUIDE TO TEACHUB

    If you need assistance contact Anna Ortiz, Parent Coordinator @

    914-573-5112

     

    1.Go to https://teachhub.schools.nyc/Home/Index

    2. Click on TeachHub button

    3. Sign in to DOE Accounts

    4. Select K-12.

    5. Click on Student Documents.

    6. Report Cards & Documents

    Report Card - View grades for the current school year.
    Transcript -The unofficial transcript allows you to check your student's transcript Summer School Letter

    DOE Student Accounts

    The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.

    The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:

    • iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform

    • Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)

    • Multiple educational applications

    • G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central

      accounts)

    Your Student Account ID and Password

    To retrieve your account ID and password:

    1. Go to Student Account Self Service(Open external link)

    2. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your

      Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in

      your NYCSA account.)

    3. Enter your birthday.

    4. Click Continue.

    5. If the information you enter matches your student record, your

      username will be displayed.

    6. Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net.

      For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.

    7. If you have not already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.

    8. Pick a password that only you will know.

    9. Re-enter your password.

    10. Click Update Password.

    The attached pdf has links to use.

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  • featured post

    Check out the new remote learning page here at PS/MS 71

    https://ps71.echalksites.com/remote_learning

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  • Join the PS/MS 71 Counseling Team

    September 17 on google meet

    See the flyer attached for meeting details

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  • Virtual Chats with Parent Coordinator every 3rd Friday

    PS/MS 71 Families,

    If you have questions, need help or just want to stay in touch, then

     

    Join Mrs. Ortiz, for Our Virtual Chat & Check in

    Every 3rd Friday at 9:00-10:00 AM

    Join with Google Meet

    meet.google.com/mvx-soep-zqx

     

    Join by phone

    ‪(US) +1 510-939-0483 PIN: ‪936 395 402#

     

    PS71X Rose E. Scala School
  • Middle School Dress Code Information

    Dear Parents of the Preparatory Academy at 71,

    As we prepare for the reopening of school in the fall, we are partnering with DOE approved vendor Smooth Sportswear to supply our school community with Polo shirts and a gym uniform, that have our school logo on them. Uniforms are not required for students who not attending school in person school.

    Studies have proven that schools in uniform outperform those that are not, and students in uniform behave better and outperform those that are not. The reason is simple... a uniform allows a student to be less distracted and helps them focus on what is most important: their schoolwork.

    Other benefits include:

    Additional Benefits of Wearing A Uniform

    • ·  Clothing cost will be lowered

    • ·  Improved school safety, making outsiders easily identifiable

    • ·  A sense of pride and spirit will be created as part of our school community

    • ·  Lessening the status of brand name clothing therefore reducing social stigmas

    • ·  Social stigmas and peer pressure will be reduced as we lesson the status of brand

      name clothing

    • ·  Economic diversity will be equalized

      A school uniform web store has been set up by Smooth Sportswear for your convenience. You can log on and purchase the school uniform via the web site. We recommend the following: at least 3 polos and one full gym uniform set.

      An informational flyer with web store address and customer service contact # is attached to this letter.

      The available ordering windows are scheduled as follows:

      Window # 1- 8/14/20- 8/26/20. Orders placed during this window will be delivered to home before the first day of school.

      Window # 2- 8/27-9/9/20. After this window, orders will be fulfilled as received and will be delivered to home between 7-10 days; throughout the rest of the school year.

      Pants/Skirts can be purchased at your local department store.

      Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great new school year.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Mirando Principal

    Please read the attached dress code policy and the flyer for our uniform supplier 

    https://stores.smoothusa.com/ps71/shop/home

    PS71X Rose E. Scala School
  • Back to School Pledge from NYCDOE

    Please read the attached pledge from NYCDOE regarding school safety.

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  • Sixth Grade Orientation

    August 20, 2020

    Dear Sixth Grade Families,

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Our school community welcomes our sixth graders to the Preparatory Academy. We are looking forward to welcoming your children back to school and engaging them in a safe, positive, and successful middle school experience. This year, our school experience will be unique and teaching and learning will look different in order to accommodate both in-person and remote learning preferences. Our staff is dedicated and committed to providing a quality and rigorous educational experience for all students regardless of their learning preference.

    Please join us on August 31st for Our Sixth Grade Orientation at 9:00 am via Google Meet at meet.google.com/yto-vnjh-qhj Phone Number (US)+1 386-628-3688 PIN: 842 227 790#

    During the virtual meeting, you will have an opportunity to meet members of our Sixth Grade Team. We will provide an overview of grade specific expectations, share safety protocols and procedures, discuss arrival and dismissal procedures, and outline in-person and remote learning expectations.

    You will have an opportunity to ask questions by typing them into the chat and we will do our very best to address them. We look forward to meeting with you as we prepare to reopen school.

    Stay healthy and safe,

    Mrs. Margaret Mirando & Mrs. Raquel Quesada

    Principal                                   Assistant Principal

    PS71X Rose E. Scala School
  • Kindergarten Orientation

    August 19, 2020
    Dear Kindergarten Families,

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Our school community welcomes our youngest learners to our P.S./M.S. 71 family. We are looking forward to meeting your children and engaging them in a developmentally appropriate learning environment that is safe, nurturing, and positive. This year, our school experience will be unique and teaching and learning will look different in order to accommodate both in-person and remote learning preferences. However, our staff is dedicated and committed to educating the whole child and providing a quality early childhood educational experience, where our students will thrive, learn, and grow.

    Please join us on August 31st for Our Kindergarten Orientation at 10:00 am via Google Meet at meet.google.com/skq-ftdv-ywd to learn what to expect in the year ahead for Kindergarten.

    Who’s Who?:
    Our Kindergarten Team:
    Ms. DiCembri (ndicembri@schools.nyc.gov)
    Ms. Guarneri (tguarneri@schools.nyc.gov)
    Ms. Zerafa (nzerafa@schools.nyc.gov)
    Ms. Chu & Ms. Zaragoza (jchu8@schools.nyc.gov); (nzaragoza@schools.nyc.gov) Ms. Pagan Guzman (mpaganguzan@schools.nyc.gov)

    Our Assistant Principal: Ms. Delillis (ndelillis2@schools.nyc.gov)

    Morning Arrivals:

    On your child’s first in-person learning days, Kindergarten students will begin school at
    9:00 am to help our youngest learners make a positive and successful transition to school. We recognize that beginning Kindergarten is a new experience and your children may need additional time and support to make this transition. In-person Kindergarten students will start at 9:00 am on September 10th-18th. Each morning, Kindergarten students will enter the school building through the Jarvis Avenue doors. Your child will be greeted in the morning by our arrival screening team and temperatures with be taken. Students must arrive wearing a mask to enter the building. The staff will assist students as they enter the building and will escort them to the cafeteria, where they will be picked up by their classroom teachers. Students who would like to eat breakfast will receive a Grab and Go meal to be eaten in the classroom.

    Dismissal:

    Kindergarten students will dismiss by 2:00 pm on in-person learning days. The students will exit the Jarvis Avenue doors. Parents must wear a mask and maintain social distancing while waiting to pick up their child.

    Please note, on September 20th, Kindergarten students will begin their regular schedule and begin at 8:30 am. Students are to arrive no earlier than 8:25 am. Dismissal time remains the same- 2:00 pm.

    If your child or family is in need of guidance support, please contact Ms. Catherine Mcmorrow @ cmcmorrow@schools.nyc.gov.

    We look forward to meeting you and hope you will join us for our virtual Kindergarten Orientation. Stay healthy and safe,

    Mrs. Margaret Mirando Principal

    PS71X Rose E. Scala School
  • Reopening Update for Families from the Chancellor

    Dear Families,

    In good times and in challenging times, I know that you want the best for your children. You want them to be safe, healthy, and happy. And you want them to always be learning, growing, and getting ready to take on the world. Our schools play such an important role in that, especially now, when the children of our city have been through so much.

    For us, health and safety always lead the way. Our vision for the fall is a safe, strong, and supportive learning environment and an excellent education for every one of our students. Schools will be in session and students will be learning five days per week—no matter where they are.

    We know a lot more now about how the learning experience is going to work. In this week’s Reopening Update for Families, you will find:

    •   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

      We know that planning for the new school year isn’t easy—for you, for our educators, for school staff, and for our communities. But I believe that by working together we can start the school year strong. I want to acknowledge the tireless work of your principals and school leaders, who have been hustling all summer to be ready for the first day of school.

      I also want to thank you. Your partnership has made it possible for us to consider and plan for both in-person and remote learning. Your continued investment and engagement in your school communities is a vital part of ensuring our students’ success not just during this upcoming school year but for years to come. We are privileged to serve you and your children, the young people who not long from now will be the ones leading our city.

      If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact your principal. You can find principal contact information by searching for your child’s school on Find a School: schoolsearch.schools.nyc. Principal information is on each school’s web page at schools.nyc.gov, in the “School Contacts and Information” section. And as always, all information regarding back to school can be found at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020.

      Sincerely,

      Richard A. Carranza
      Chancellor
      New York City Department of Education
    • SEE THE ATTACHED FOR THE COMPLETE REPORT
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  • Parent letter #2 2020 - 2021 from the Principal

    Parent Letter #2 Re-Opening Updates

    August 14, 2020
    Dear P.S./M.S. 71 Families,

    As we prepare to reopen school, we are planning diligently to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of students, families, and staff. In an effort to communicate with families and keep you informed of how our school procedures will change and operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection, we are in the process of creating a COVID response page on our website and will let you know when the information is posted. In the meantime, I would like to update you on our plans thus far:

    We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.

    • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by students in grades K – 8 while in the building. If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, please notify your child’s teacher immediately and submit any medical documentation to the nurse. It is recommended that students arrive with their own face covering for in-person learning. If a student does not arrive to school with a face covering, one will be provided before he or she enters the school building.

    • Temperature Checks: Our Morning Arrival Team will greet students and families at all arrival entrances. Staff wearing face coverings and gloves will check students’ temperatures using non-touch thermometers to ensure that students are fever-free. Parents are expected to perform daily temperature checks at home prior to sending their child to school. Any student with a temperature of more thanb99.9o F from a random temperature check cannot enter the building. The NYCDOE recommends that all students get tested one week prior to the start of school.\

    • Teaching “Health and Safety” Behaviors: Teachers and staff will teach health and safety behaviors as they pertain to wearing a mask, hand washing, and social distancing. We expect all of our students to follow the procedures outlined by the DOE’s COVID-19 Health Policy to help keep our entire school community safe and healthy. Our teachers and staff are expected to reinforce these policies throughout the school day and all students are expected to follow them. Any student who refuses to wear a mask throughout the school day, will not be permitted to stay in school. Parents will receive a phone call to come pick up their child if this happens. Our goal is work with all students to teach and reinforce the importance of wearing face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing, to ensure that every member of the school community does their part to help keep us safe. Your cooperation, support, and attention to this matter are appreciated.

    • Signage: Signage will be posted to promote the FOUR CORE ACTIONS: Wear a Face Covering, Keep Hands Clean, Keep Physical Distance, and Stay Home if Sick. There will be floor markings on each floor inside the school building to promote social distancing and arrows will be posted to control traffic flow. Arrival and dismissal locations will have signage and floor markings for students and parents to stand on to promote social distancing.

    Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.

    Hand Sanitizer Dispensers have been installed throughout the school building on each floor and in classrooms. Teachers and staff will be provided with hand sanitizer pumps to keep in the classrooms for staff and student use. Our Screening Team will have hand sanitizer available for students to use upon entry.

    • Drop-Off and Pick Up Procedures: There will be designated entrances and exits for arrival and dismissal for each grade. Arrival and dismissal times will be staggered to ensure social distancing and to avoid congestion. Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pick up times. For the health and safety of staff and students, parents are not permitted to enter the building with their children. There will be signage and floor markings in the schoolyard so parents waiting to pick up their children maintain social distancing. (More information regarding arrival and dismissal procedures will follow.)

    • Color Coded Lanyards: All students will receive color coded lanyards to help staff identify students in each cohort on any given day. Students in the A Cohort, will receive a green lanyard and badge with the letter A on it. Students in the B Cohort, will receive a blue lanyard and badge with the letter B on it. Students in the C Cohort, will receive an orange lanyard and badge with the letter C on it. Students are expected to arrive wearing their lanyards on in-person learning days. You will receive a parent calendar indicating when your child’s cohort is scheduled to attend in-person learning.

    Visiting Our School: Minimizing opportunities for spread is a necessary component for maintaining health and safety in NYCDOE schools. In an effort to limit the number of visitors in a school at any given time, as recommended by the CDC, our school will address all visitor and parent concerns by phone or virtually.

    • We understand that parent engagement, active involvement, and interactions are essential to the success of students. To ensure the health and safety of parents, staff, and students we will continue to engage our families during this time by offering Parent Workshops, Town Hall Meetings, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and other Parent Related Activities virtually via Google Meet, Zoom, and/or MS Teams. You will receive a Parent Engagement Calendar announcing all virtual meetings and events for your convenience.

    • The Principal and designated staff will conduct parent meetings remotely.

    • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9 F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.

      At this time, we are working tirelessly to program each cohort of students, creating both in- person and remote instructional schedules, and assigning our staff. Parents will receive their child’s cohort and teacher information the week of the 24th, along with the school calendar.

      Thank you for your partnership and support. We are looking forward to welcoming your children back to school in the fall.

      Stay healthy and safe,

      Mrs. Mirando Principal

     
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  • Parent letter #1 2020 - 2021 from the Principal

    Parent Letter #1 School Re-Opening & Program Model

    August 12, 2020
    Dear Parents/Guardians:

    I hope you and your families are healthy and safe, and that you found some time to relax and enjoy the summer months. As we prepare for the reopening of school, I want to inform you of the hybrid programming model selected for PS/MS 71 and share information that you will be receiving in the days and weeks ahead. The information that you are receiving at this time, is contingent upon the guidance set forth by DOHMH, the Governor’s office, and the NYCDOE, which may change as circumstances due to COVID-19 evolve.

    Our school has been approved to implement hybrid program model # 2, where we will have in-person instruction for 3 cohorts of students (Group A, Group B, & Group C). The week of August 24th, the following information will be mailed home to each family:

    Your child’s cohort group, official class, teacher’s name and room, a school calendar indicating each letter day for when your child is to attend school, your child’s instructional schedule, and Blue Emergency Cards. It is strongly encouraged that you refer to the school calendar to ensure that you send your child to school on the correct letter day for in-person instruction, as the instructional days will rotate on Mondays and Tuesdays. Group A will attend school in person every Wednesday, Group B will attend school in person every Thursday, and Group C will attend school in person every Friday.

    The first day of school is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 10th. Cohort B is scheduled to attend on this day.

    For Hybrid Model 2, students will receive live in-person instruction on their designated letter day. The other days are designated for remote learning where students will participate in live, synchronous instruction and have interactions with their teachers. Students will receive 5.5 hours of instruction during in-person days.

    I ask that you complete the blue cards with emergency contact information and return to your child’s teachers by the first day of school. This information will be imperative for student pick up and dismissal from school. Please note that if your child comes to school on his/her non-scheduled in-person instructional day, you are responsible to pick him/her up. This is to ensure that students remain in their assigned cohorts/learning pods to mitigate spread and unnecessary interactions with other groups of students.

    Arrival and dismissal times have been staggered to minimize the number of students entering and exiting the building during arrival and dismissal and to ensure social distancing. Please note the change to the school’s hours during this time of hybrid/remote learning:

    Grades K-4 Arrival is 8:30 am; Dismissal is 2:00 pm Grades 5-8 Arrival is 8:45 am; Dismissal is 2:15 pm

    More information regarding arrival and dismissal procedures will be forthcoming.

    Together we can work to ensure that our school re-opens with the safety and health of our students and staff as the number one priority. Although this year will be like no other, I’m looking forward to welcoming your children back into our school building. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have further questions and/or concerns. Your cooperation and support are appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Margaret Mirando Principal

    PS71X Rose E. Scala School
  • NYC Schools reopening plan.

    Please see the attached flyer

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Contact Information

Mrs. Anna Ortiz
Main Office 
Hours of Availability:  Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Email:  aortiz19@schools.nyc.gov
Phone:  (718)822-5351 Ext:  2122          718-239-3111( Fax)

Remote Learning Activities

Be Involved! Our PTA Meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month in our school auditorium. Please come and join us!

For the most update news regarding the PTA, please visit

PTA Website: click the following link

http://www.psms71pta.org/

PTA DONATION PAGE click the following link

https://squareup.com/store/pta-ps-slash-ms71

PTA Newsletters click the following link

https://us19.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=dbcd01aa14642b71a3f580587&id=43a45d996a

PTA Executive Board

 

2019 - 2020 Executive Board

Nicole Perrino, President

 Rafael Dominguez, Vice President

Jean DiStefano, Treasurer

Natasha Bennett-Navarrete, Recording Secretary

 PTA Website:  http://www.psms71pta.org/

Email Contact:  PTA71rosescala@gmail.com