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Learning Bridges Survey Link

Learning Bridges

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/learning-bridges

Announcements

Parent Letter with correct arrival and dismissal locations in English and Spanish

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The PS 204 teachers and the administration team has been working hard to get the 2020-2021 school year up and running.

We have allocated the below dates for parents and or students to visit PS 204 to pick up learning resources such as Eureka math work books, packets of work and independent reading baggies, pencils and paper for writing. Please follow the protocols for social distancing when you enter the building.  You will be asked to fill out a health screening form and will have your temperature taken. 

Dates to pick up materials-

Tuesday, September 15th -Grade 5 students and or parents- 10:00AM- 2:00PM

Wednesday, September 16th- 3rd and 4th grade students and or parents- 10:00AM-2:00PM

Thursday, September 17th- 1st and 2nd grade parents-10:00AM-2:00PM

Friday, September 18th- Pre K and Kindergarten parents- 10:00AM -2:00PM

Reminder- The first day of school for all students is this Wednesday, September 16th form 8:30-9:30AM. All classroom teachers will be sending parents an email inviting them to their child’s google classroom.   All students must log into their google classroom accounts this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30AM-9:30AM.   If you do not get an email from your child’s teacher by tomorrow afternoon please email me to let me know so I can assist you. 

As we begin to settle into this new school year please be flexible as we navigate through new challenges due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.

Cohort B blended students will start in school learning on Monday, September 21st and cohort A students will start Tuesday, September 22nd. We are so excited to be welcoming children back for in person learning!  The building doors open at 8:30AM and dismissal is at 1:50 PM for 4th and 5th grades and at 2:00PM for PreK-3rd grade. 

Arrival and dismissal for Pre K, Kindergarten and 1st grade students is the main entrance.

Arrival and dismissal for 2nd and 3rd grade students is in the school yard on Tremont Avenue.

Arrival and dismissal for 4th and 5th grade students is Macombs road  under MS 232 scaffolding. 

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Estimados padres / tutores:

Los maestros y el equipo de administración de la escuela PS 204 han estado trabajando arduamente para que el año escolar 2020-2021 esté en marcha.

Hemos asignado las siguientes fechas para que los padres y / o los estudiantes visiten la Escuela Pública 204 para recoger recursos de aprendizaje, como libros de trabajo de matemáticas Eureka, paquetes de trabajo y bolsas de lectura independientes, lápices y papel para escribir. Siga los protocolos de distanciamiento social cuando ingrese al edificio. Se le pedirá que complete un formulario de evaluación de salud y se le tomará la temperatura.

Fechas para recoger materiales

Martes, 15 de septiembre – Estudiantes de 5to grado y / o padres – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Miércoles, 16 de septiembre – estudiantes de 3er y 4to grado y / o padres – 10:00 a.m. a 2:00 p.m.

Jueves 17 de septiembre – Padres de 1er y 2do grado-10: 00 AM-2: 00PM

Viernes, 18 de septiembre – Padres de Pre K y Kindergarten – 10:00 AM -2: 00PM

Recordatorio: el primer día de clases para todos los estudiantes es este miércoles, 16 de septiembre de 8: 30-9: 30AM. Todos los maestros de aula enviarán a los padres un correo electrónico invitándolos al aula de Google de sus hijos. Todos los estudiantes deben iniciar sesión en sus cuentas de clases de Google este miércoles, jueves y viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 9:30 a.m. Si no recibe un correo electrónico del maestro de su hijo para mañana por la tarde, por favor envíeme un correo electrónico para avisarme para que pueda ayudarlo.

A medida que comenzamos  este nuevo año escolar, sean flexibles mientras navegamos a través de nuevos desafíos debido a la pandemia de Covid 19.

Los estudiantes del aprendizaje combinado del Grupo B comenzarán el aprendizaje escolar el lunes 21 de septiembre y los estudiantes del Grupo A comenzarán el martes, 22 de septiembre. ¡Estamos muy emocionados de darles la bienvenida a los niños para que aprendan en persona! Las puertas del edificio se abren a las 8:30AM y la salida es a la 1:50PM. Para los grados 4º y 5º y a las 2:00 PM.

La entrada y salida para los estudiantes de Pre K, Kindergarten y 1er grado es la entrada principal.

La llegada y salida de los estudiantes de 2do y 3er grado es en el patio de la escuela en Tremont Avenue.

La llegada y salida de los estudiantes de 4º y 5º grado es en la calle Macombs bajo el andamio de la MS 232.

Announcements

Afterschool Application

Dear Parents and Guardians;
Below are the links to DFOY DiscoverDYCD and printable application forms.Electronic applications must be completed and submitted through DiscoverDYCD, where an interested parent will have to sign up, and then register each child to complete an application. The steps/guide for the electronic application is also attached. 
Discover DYCD (Electronic Application Portal) Link – DiscoverDYCD

Printable Application Form Links

Queridos padres y tutores; 
A continuación se encuentran los enlaces a DFOY DiscoverDYCD y formularios de solicitud imprimibles.
Las solicitudes electrónicas deben completarse y enviarse a través de DiscoverDYCD, donde un padre interesado tendrá que inscribirse y luego registrar a cada niño para completar una solicitud. También se adjuntan los pasos / guía para la aplicación electrónica.

Enlace Discover DYCD (Portal de aplicaciones electrónicas) – DiscoverDYCD
Enlaces de formularios de solicitud imprimibles
Afterschool Application Form  (English)   
Afterschool Application Form  (Espanol ) 

Sinceramente,Sra. Blatter

Announcements

Internet Troubleshooting

If your iPad isn’t connecting to the internet, here are two things you can try:

1. Make sure cellular data is turned on.

  1. Go to Settings. 
  2. Select Cellular Data. 
  3. Turn on Cellular Data. 
  4. Tap Cellular Data Options. 
  5. Verify that LTE and data roaming are turned on.

If you’re still having trouble connecting your iPad to the internet, call T-Mobile at 1-800-375-1126. Tell them that you are part of the New York City Department of Education Rapid Response Program. Also, please have your iPad’s Integrated Circuit Card Identifier (ICCID) ready. To find this, go to Settings > General > About > ICCID.

2. Cancel the CrowdStrike Download

  1. Locate the CrowdStrike app. It is red with a white falcon.
  2. Press and hold the CrowdStrike app icon.
  3. A menu will appear. Tap Cancel Download.
  4. Canceling the download will prompt other apps to update.
  5. You can access the internet while your apps update. Open your browser and go to a website to make sure you are connected.
Announcements

Prepare iPads for first day of school

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For anyone who has a DOE-loaned ipad, we have some important updates for you. It is essential that you take the actions below to ensure your child’s ipad is ready for use for return to school. The first day of school is only a few weeks away, and all students will be working remotely for at least a few days a week. Your child will need their ipad to be ready for learning for the fall. Please note that when we have other updates, we will send messages to you and your iPad on Thursdays, and we will  let your schools know about the updates.

To prepare, you MUST:

●       Turn on the ipad – some iPads have not been turned on all summer. We need you to charge and power up the ipad.

●       Turn Airplane Mode on and off to reset your internet connection

a.     Go to Settings

b.     Find the Airplane Mode button

c.      Turn Airplane Mode on for ten seconds (button turns green)

d.     Turn  Airplane Mode off and wait until the ipad reconnects to the internet

e.     You will see the connected icon at  the top of the screen

f.       Go to schools.nyc.gov to make sure your ipad is connected to the internet -all DOE-loaned ipads have internet access.

●       Return to the main screen and sign into Zscaler in order to ensure your child is using the internet with all the safety the DOE requires and protect your child. You will need your child’s @nycstudents.net account. Once you get that please follow these directions:

a.     On the main screen, click the Zscaler icon. After clicking the icon, you will be taken to the login page.

b.     Enter your child’s @nycstudent account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in), then click the “sign in” button.

c.      Click on the “allow” button and wait one minute for a connection to be established until you will see the Zscaler screen

d.     Once the connection is secure, close the app

e.     That is it. You can use the iPad normally now.

●       Sign into the Learn at Home App To get ready for the first day of school, make connecting to learning and support much easier for your child (and you, too!), and allow you to get notifications on the iPad:

a.     Find the Learn at Home icon on the main screen on the iPad

b.     Log in the same way you did for Zscaler, using the same @nycstudents.net account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in)

c.      From the Learn at Home app your child can access TeachHub, Google Classroom and get help.

Good news!

Your child’s ipad is now a hotspot that allows you to connect other devices used for remote learning to the internet.  It is easy:

●      Go to Settings

●      Find Personal Hotspot and click to take you to the login screen

●      Select Allow Others to Join

●      Devices other students in your house are using for remote learning can be added to that connection

●      As a reminder, as with the ipad itself, the hotspot connection is to be used only to access remote learning activities.  Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.