Please read the latest letter from the chancellor in the 'Chancellor Updates' tab.
It includes important updates regardingthe health screening process, including the health screening survey and temperature checks, as well as other helpful information on how to stay healthy and safe while in and out of school. Thank you!
P.S. 56 Norwood Heights
Remote Learning Accessibility Tips:
To better assist your child in logging into Google Classroom, please utilize the "Learn at Home" tab or by scrolling down to the "Quick Links" section of our homepage. The direct link to Google Classroom login page will be accessible there for your convenience. We recommend that you bookmark or add this website to the homescreen on the iPads for quick ongoing access.
If you require further assistance, please check out the step-by-step user guides and a video tutorial that has been added under the "Guides" tab on top of the page.
P.S. 56 Norwood Heights
Notification: Please take a few minutes to complete the P.S. 56 Parent Contact Information 2020-2021 form.
Thank you for your ongoing support! You are your children's first and forever teachers, and we want to share all information and updates with you as soon as possible. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! Fondly, Maureen O'Neill Principal
P.S. 56 Norwood Heights
Take advantage of the DOE Portal to access all approved DOE student resources in one page!
Students can access the DOE Portal using the same username and password as used for their Google Classroom (enter username without @nycstudents.net)
The portal gives quick access to: Teach Hub [Clever (i-Ready, Rosetta Stone, Scholastic, Imagine Math, ST Math, myON, teacher pages and etc.)], Google Classroom & Zoom.
The DOE Portal link can be found by going to the 'Learn at Home' tab above or scrolling down to the 'Quck Links' section of our website.
P.S. 56 Norwood Heights
Information on SNAP Benefits (Pandemic-EBT) is now available in our 'Parent Resources' tab.
Get SNAP benefits or cash assistance by calling 718-SNAP-NOW (718-762-7669), Access Human Resources Administration (HRA) online, or NY Access HRA app. You can check your family's SNAP/P-EBT food benefits balance by visiting www.connectebt.com, calling 1-888-328-6399 or emailing: otda.sm.eisp.PEBT@otda.ny.gov
For more details, please visit our 'Parent Resources' tab above and click on 'SNAP Benefits (Pandemic-EBT)'.
P.S. 56 Norwood Heights
WANT TO RECEIVE INSTANT ALERTS AND UPDATES ABOUT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL?
FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS:
1. Download "eChalk Notify" App on your smartphone.
2. Select, "Proceed without logging in" and then go to "Add your school or district alerts."
“Our mission is to educate the whole child, develop his/her self-esteem, social responsibility; sense of community; values, mental and physical health, citizenship, and instill a life-long love of reading and learning. We will accomplish our mission through cooperative planning, both short and long-term, parent and community involvement, and respect for all members of the PS 56 community. It is our goal to make our school an exciting place to learn and work.”
Parent Resources & Updates (Flyers)
Week of September 21, 2020
Dearest Parents of THE Sensational Students of P.S. 56,
Our happiest new school year wishes to everyone continue! Last week we officially began our 2020-2021 school year and it was pure JOY to welcome all our students to their next chapter of learning. Despite the challenges of launching remote learning, there was still so much excitement as we exchanged hellos and shared our plans for a wonder-filled year of learning together! There are not enough words to convey our gratitude to all of you, dear parents, for your patience, flexibility and support. I know navigating the world of technology is not always easy, and internet connections are not always reliable. But to everyone’s credit, we are managing all the bumps in the road, and the wide, happy smiles of all our children make managing the bumps so worthwhile. Working together – we’ve got this! Together we are going far!
All our children are without limits as their next chapter of learning begins. Steadfast in our commitment to the education of the whole child, we have planned units of study that support every child’s physical, emotional and academic growth. This is always such a special time of the year here at P.S. 56. There is excitement and wonder-filled anticipation abounding for this next new chapter of learning in the lives of all our students. We have three cohorts of super sensational students: Cohort A, Cohort B and Cohort D. Cohort D students are all the children who will be participating in Fully Remote Learning. Cohort A students will attend school every Tuesday and Thursday. Cohort B students will attend school every Wednesday and Friday. Cohorts A and B will also attend on alternating Mondays. Parents who chose Fully Remote Learning (Cohort D) will have the opportunity in November to change to the Blended Learning model, if they wish. Parents who chose Blended Learning may opt to go Fully Remote at any time. Whether our students are learning fully remote or in a blended learning model, we will continue to ensure all learning is engaging, joyful, wonder-filled and fun!
This week all our students (both Fully Remote, Cohort D) and Blended, Cohorts A and B) will continue learning at home. ALL our students should be on their devices every morning to begin a new day of learning, and follow the flow of the day posted by their teachers. The mayor announced last Thursday that in-person learning in DOE school buildings will now begin the week of September 28th. Cohort A students will begin on Tuesday, September 29th in our school building. Cohort B students will have their first in-person day in our school building on Wednesday, September 30th.
Grab and Go meals (breakfast and lunch) continue to be available this week from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Friday, September 25th. Beginning Tuesday, September 29th, Grab and Go meals (breakfast and lunch) for our students learning at home will be available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon (at our main entrance). Students learning in the school building will have breakfast and lunch in their classrooms. Students may bring lunch from home, if they wish.
If you need a device for your child, please contact our school office (718-920-1100) as soon as possible. We will continue distributing devices this week. In addition, please complete the Remote Learning Device request form at https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices. Central wants to know the number of devices needed per school. We want all our students to have the resources they need to have a successful year of learning! Each teacher has prepared a “bag” of resources for every student to use when learning at home. The contents of the bag include a notebook, folder, two sharpened pencils and a learning packet of materials and academic resources to support all our students. Parents have been contacted regarding the day and time to pick up their child’s school bag! Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Carmen Garcia, if you need any support (school days 718-920-1100, after school hours 718-552-0429).
During this time of Covid-19, it is imperative that all our parents and guardians complete the P.S. 56 Parent Contact Information 2020-2021 form. We need 100% of everyone’s information and their preferred language of communication to ensure our ongoing strong home-school connection. Our One Call Now messaging system provides important updates and information every family needs to know. Most importantly, we need to be able to reach all our families in a moment’s notice. If you have not already done so, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8ULUIGtsWvcN52SidBs5wpR9KUhy-POMvBF_P5vGPHovDBw/viewform?usp=pp_url
Dear parents, we understand the challenges everyone continues to face this year. All our families have been impacted by Covid-19, and for some of our families the personal losses and economic hardships were devastating. Being here for each other and staying connected remain more important than ever. We are all longing for the return to our traditional school life before Covid-19. This year our school day will look different for the safety and wellbeing of our entire school community. Our goals remain constant: Every child feels safe. Every child feels loved and known. Every child reaches his/her full potential while becoming a lifelong learner. We cannot guarantee there will never be any positive cases of Covid-19 at our school. However, we are implementing and practicing all the safety and health guidelines and protocols from the DOE. It is important we all practice the three W’s: Wear our masks, Wash our hands, and Walk and stand at least 6 feet apart. Wearing our masks and practicing physical distancing at all times, as well as staying home when we are sick, are non-negotiables. If your child is participating in the Blended Learning model, continue having these important conversations on a daily basis. Please watch our Super Heroes Wear Masks staff slideshow posted here on our school website with your children. It is an opportunity for all our students to see the staff of P.S. 56 with and without their masks. The masks we wear show that we care and Super Heroes Wear Masks!
Please visit our Parent Information tab at the top of our website for immediate access to important and supportive links. There are many excellent resources available for all families. Heartfelt appreciation always for your constant support. I am so grateful to be on this new learning journey with all of you!
Below is the P.S. 56 Learning Schedule and the arrival and dismissal times for students participating in the Blended Learning model:
Main Office 718-920-1100
Parent Coordinator 718-552-0429
School Nurse 718-920-1100 x 1011 or 1022
School Based Support Team 718-920-1100 x 5104
Guidance Office 718-920-1100 x 5022
DOE Help Desk 718-935-5100
Technology Support 845-581-0056
2018 - 2019
Parent Coordinator: Carmen Garcia
Carrie Rivera (CO/President)
& Jessica Rolon (CO/President)
Secretary: Evana Sadeque
Treasurer: Sanjida Sadat
P.S. 56 Highlights
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