PS 12 Cohorts and School Plan
For the upcoming school year, P.S. 12 students will be assigned into a cohort. This cohort will indicate the specific days of the week that your child will receive in person learning and/or remote learning.
Cohort A will receive in-school instruction on Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday and Thursday they will receive remote instruction. Fridays will be dedicated to academic intervention for students with a demonstrated need.
Cohort B will receive in-school instruction on Tuesday and Thursday. On Monday and Wednesday they will receive remote instruction. Fridays will be dedicated to academic intervention for students with a demonstrated need.
Cohort C will receive remote instruction (100% online) Monday through Friday.
To find out which cohort your child has been placed in, please email: Gladys Thom, Parent Coordinator (GThom2@schools.nyc.gov)
Learning Preference Survey
Completing the Learning Preference Survey!
"At any time of year, for any reason, you can choose fully remote learning for your child. This means they would learn 100% remotely (all online, from home). Remote learning includes live interaction with teachers every day, and every class includes live instruction."
To choose fully remote learning for your child, fill out and submit the form by visiting: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference
If you have difficulties completing this form online, call 311.
If you choose fully remote learning for your child, you will have the option to change back to blended learning at a few specific times during the school year, beginning in November 2020.
Arrival and Dismissal Times
New School Time: 8:30AM- 2:00PM
Students taking part in Blended Learning should arrive to PS 12 (430 Howard Avenue) at 8:30AM. Students will be dismissed at 2:00PM.
The first day of Blended Learning (in person) will be Monday, September 21, 2020.
The first day of Remote Learning for ALL students will be Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Health Screening Information
"In alignment with NYS Department of Health guidance, students and school-based staff cannot report to school if they:
Have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath within the past 10 days;
Have gotten a positive result from a COVID-19 test that tested saliva or used a nose or throat swab (not a blood test) in the past 10 days;
Have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; and
Have traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days."
"NYCDOE families and students are encouraged to pre-screen themselves before entering a NYCDOE building."
Link to Online Health Screening Tool: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
"For students who travel via school bus, families must complete the screening, including checking their temperature, prior to boarding the school bus to make certain that their child is well enough to ride on the bus and attend school. Bus personnel will not be conducting screenings of children to prior to boarding the bus. School site designated staff will be checking for completion of student health screening at entry. Students who lack the screening clearance will need to be supported in completing this screening process at the school, particularly young children.
For morning student drop off, every effort should be made to ensure that student health screenings are completed prior to families dropping off their children to school, especially for our younger students."
Paper Copy of Health Screening Questionnaire:
"If students are not able to pre-screen using the online tool, schools must provide families with several copies of the health screening questionnaire so families can complete the questionnaire at home."
In-Person Health Screening Tool:
"Any person who needs to complete the health screening in-person will undergo a temperature check.
Any student who needs to complete the health screening in-person will undergo a temperature check.
Schools should determine the best way to implement on-site screening for students using either the online health screening tool or paper copies of the screening questionnaire. Young children may require additional support from a staff member."
If NYCDOE families are unable to pre-screen their child(ren) at home using either the online tool or paper questionnaire, families will need to complete their child’s screening in-person at the school building prior to their child’s entry.
The paper version of the health screening form can be found at: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/docs/DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_090420.pdf.
2020-2021 School Year Important Dates
Important Updates on In-Person Learning Start Dates
Remote Learning (100% Online):
Students who are enrolled in fully remote learning (Cohort C) will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.
Blended Learning (in-Person and Remote)
Students in blended learning will be learning remotely on Monday, September 21 until their in-person start date as outlined below.
Students in Cohort A will begin in-Person learning on Monday, September 21 at 8:30am.
Students in Cohort B will begin in-Person learning on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:30am.
Kindergarten - Fifth Grade students in Cohort A will begin in-Person learning on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30am.
Kindergarten - Fifth Grade students in Cohort B will begin in-Person learning on Tuesday, September 29 at 8:30am.
Technology: Getting a Device and Internet Access
Please see below to ensure that all students are able successfully take part in remote (online) learning.
- If your student needs a internet enabled iPad from the NYCDOE, please complete the Remote Learning Device Request Survey.
- For support with internet-connectivity issues with student iPads, you can request help through the Technical Support for Families.
- All borrowed devices (iPads and laptops) should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location.
NYCDOE Student Accounts
The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.
To retrieve your child's NYCDOE account ID and password:
- Go to Student Account Self Service
- 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.)
- Enter your birthday.
- Click Continue.
- If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.
- 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.
- If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
- Pick a password that only you will know.
- Re-enter your password.
- Click Update Password.
Grab and Go Meals
You may visit any site offering free meals Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m.
To find locations near you, please visit: https://www.opt-osfns.org/
- Free "Grab and Go" meals are available for all New Yorkers
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- No one will be turned away at any time
- All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at once
- No registration, ID, or documentation required
- No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
- View sites that offer exclusively kosher certified meals