Digital Citizenship Resources
Here are some helpful resources that the NYCDOE has collected to support families and students to stay safe and to make good choices around Social Media:
We are pleased to announce that we will be moving to a 5-day in-person model for all blended students starting Monday, December 14th. Remote students remain in the Remote mode.
We will be welcoming back our blended learning students in grades 6-8 for in-person learning starting on Thursday, February 25. Middle school staff will return on Wednesday, February 24, to prepare for students’ return.
Check the NYCDOE 2020-2021 School Year Calendar for important dates. School hours are 8:40 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
We are excited to announce a new feature, eChalk Notify, for all PS/MS 219 staff, students and families. Stay up to date with alerts from us straight to your device!
For more information, check out the eChalk Notify Quick Start for Parents article.
If you are having technology issues, please fill out our Tech Issue Google Form and someone will get back to you.
We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.
There is an updated form with new language regarding more frequent testing.
For families who submitted the original paper consent form, we will distribute and collect the new paper consent form.
Families who submitted consent online using their NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) are able to log-in and re-submit consent online, agreeing to the language found on the new paper form.
Schools must report daily attendance for both remote and in-person students to DOE central office by 4:00 p.m. each day.
If a student arrives at school on days when they are scheduled for remote learning, we will inform you. All children attending on an unscheduled day will need to be picked up or will be sent home, depending on age and other factors. Students will wait in the cafeteria, seated in a socially distant way, while they wait to be picked up. You can complete a Student Returning Home for Remote Learning Permission Slip to allow your student to walk home by him/herself in these circumstances.
For students in grades 3-K–8, who are participating in blended learning, Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free childcare options on the days when students are scheduled for remote-learning instruction. Families can express interest in the Learning Bridges program by completing the Learning Bridges family interest form.
The UFT has re-opened its Dial-A-Teacher program, a homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers. This resource is available from 4:00–7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for students in grades K–5. Due to limitations caused by school building closures, the help line is currently only available for ELA and math homework from teachers speaking English. The UFT is hoping to expand to other subjects, grades, and languages soon. Please share this optional resource with your school community.
The City of New York’s three public library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library—are providing free access to Brainfuse, which is an online tutoring platform for families and students. This resource is available seven days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m., and provides support to all grade levels in the following areas:
To access Brainfuse, New York State residents must sign up for a free library card in one of the three library systems. See below for information about how school communities in all five boroughs can obtain library cards at any of the three public library systems:
|25021||P.S. 021 Edward Hart||147-36 26 AVENUE||Queens||11354|
|25107||P.S. 107 Thomas A Dooley||167-02 45 AVENUE||Queens||11358|
|25120||P.S. 120 Queens||58-01 136 STREET||Queens||11355|
|25165||P.S. 165 Edith K. Bergtraum||70-35 150 STREET||Queens||11367|
|25169||P.S. 169 Bay Terrace||18-25 212 STREET||Queens||11360|
|25189||J.H.S. 189 Daniel Carter Beard||144-80 BARCLAY AVENUE||Queens||11355|
|25237||I.S. 237||46-21 COLDEN STREET||Queens||11355|
|25242||P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School||29-66 137 STREET||Queens||11354|
|25244||The Active Learning Elementary School||137-20 FRANKLIN AVENUE||Queens||11355|
|25379||College Point Collaborative||12406 14TH AVENUE||Queens||11356|