Remote Learning

On behalf of our school’s administrative team and staff, we want to thank you for partnering with us as we journey through the 2020-2021 school year. On Wednesday 18th November, we received the news that schools in the NYCDOE will be operating with full time remote instruction for all students. The purpose of this letter is to give you an outline of what to expect while our buildings are closed. Please know you can always contact us at any time and we will be in constant communication as we proceed.

  • All students regardless of their cohort assignment will be expected to participate in remote learning everyday with their classroom teacher and cluster teachers using the google classroom platform
  • Related Service Providers will continue to follow the same schedules they set up for your child and all services will be provided remotely
  • The school day for all students will remain the same starting at 8:30am and ending at 2:00pm
  • Teacher office hours will be from 2:00-2:20pm everyday which will allow for you to communicate and engage with your child’s teachers

Please make every effort to have your child participate in live learning sessions offered throughout the school day

  • morning group lessons
  • one to one sessions scheduled with classroom teacher
  • cluster group lessons
  • classroom group lessons
  • related services (speech, OT, PT) and ENL services

By 8:30am daily, work and/or activities will be posted in your child’s google classroom for your child to complete throughout the day

We understand this shift from blended to remote learning is challenging and your child’s team will work with you as best as possible to encourage daily attendance and engagement. Please make sure that your child participates in the live sessions that we have mentioned above. We are here to support you in any way that we can. Please see the attached schedule on the next page for your reference.

Thank you,

Gregg Lopez

Principal

Time to Vote!

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Calling all P255Q parents! P255Q PTA is holding our virtual PTA Elections on Thursday, October 29th at 5:30PM! We are excited to elect our leadership for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that our meeting will be hosted on Zoom.

Before the meeting we have to verify you are eligible to vote, please complete the Election Verification form here: https://tinyurl.com/y4n5k4gw

Voter verification is done by our Parent Coordinator, Nora Eckert.

***The verification form will be closed by 1 PM on October 29th to allow confirmations to be sent in a timely manner.***

Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with your unique ID code and the Zoom meeting link. If you have any questions on the Voting Verification process please contact Nora Eckert, Parent Coordinator at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov

If you are interested in running for one of the PTA Executive Board positions, nominations will be open on the election floor on the evening of October 29th. If you have any questions on the PTA Election process please email us at: 75Q255PA@schools.nyc.gov

When you join the Zoom meeting please rename yourself to your unique ID code.

We look forward to your participation and appreciate your continued support of the P255Q PTA.

First Day of Blended Learning Sept 21st

As we approach the first day of In-person blended learning, please be take note of the following:

1. Please be aware of your child’s Cohort. Monday, September 21st is for COHORT A only. COHORT B will be remote. 

2.Although busses may come to your home, only COHORT A students should come to school. Please do not put your child on the bus if they are in COHORT B. 

3.Before the start of school, please consider the following:School-based staff and students cannot report to school if they have:

  • -Been knowingly in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with
    anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19
    or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19.
  • -Tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14
    days.
  • -Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of
    greater than 100.0°F, in the past 14 days.
  • -Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community
    transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in
    the past 14 days.

We are really looking forward to having our students in school with us again. We will do our best to make it a safe, fun, educational experience for all.

School Reopening Updates

Dear Parents,
I hope that you all had a wonderful summer. As the first day of school is fast
approaching, we have new information about the start of the new school year. NYC
has delayed the reopening of schools to Sept 21st in order to allow more time to
make schools as safe as possible.

  • All Remote instruction begins: Sept. 16th 2020 (Including all in-school students for 3 days only)
  • School buildings open for blending learning: Sept. 21st 2020
  • If your child is in Cohort A (Tuesday and Wednesday), your child will begin in person learning on Monday, September 21st.
  • If your child is in Cohort B (Thursday and Friday), they will begin in person learning on Thursday, September 24th.


Additional information will be shared during our upcoming Town Hall on September 10th at 1.30pm. Please ensure that you email our Parent Coordinator at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov if you are not a part of the email distribution list.

You can find out how to get yourself and your child tested for COVID-19 here.

2020-2021 School Year

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Thank you all for participating in this year’s very different summer school. We did our best to make it a meaningful, fun, educational experience for all. We miss our students a lot and are looking forward to being together again in the upcoming year.

We know there are still many unanswered questions regarding the opening of school buildings and are doing our best to get families the answers they need. Here is the FAQ from the August Town Hall for your information. Please also check the DOE Information for Families page regularly for updates.

If you have not done so already please fill in the P255Q Survey to aid with our planning for our remote and blended learning students.

We hope you all stay well and healthy and enjoy the summer break.

August 12th Town Hall

How will it be for 255Q in September? What is “Blended Learning”? Please join Principal Lopez on August 12th at 6:30pm for a 255Q community meeting to discuss updates about Fall Opening

Meeting Link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 347-966-4114 United States, New York City (Toll)

Conference ID: 142 470 768#

Or Copy and paste this URL link to your browser: https://tinyurl.com/y3xcp6cm

If you have not yet completed the survey to select your preference of 100% remote or blended learning please do so here.

P255Q Survey English

P255Q Encuesta Español

¿Cómo será para 255Q en Septiembre? ¿Qué es el “Aprendizaje Combinado”? Únase al Principal López el 12 de Agosto a la 6:30pm para una reunión de la comunidad 255Q para discutir las actualizaciones sobre la apertura de Otoño.

O copie y pegue este enlace URL en su navegador del web: https://tinyurl.com/y3xcp6cm

Town Hall Parent Meeting re: 2020-21


Thursday 6th of August at 1pm is our Town Hall Parent Meeting. Principal Lopez will be joining us to discuss P255Q and fall Planning. Here is the agenda for the meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 347-966-4114   United States, New York City (Toll)

Conference ID: 825 319 320#

If you are experiencing some technical difficulties in signing into the meeting please consider the following options:

1. Using your child’s DOE email address, sign into portal.office.com to access Microsoft Teams.

2.Download Microsoft Teams by going to your APP store and sign in as a guest.  It is a free App and you could use the APP to attend future Teams Meets.

3. Try using the Chrome internet browser instead of Safari. 

4.If you are using your child’s DOE issued iPad, the Microsoft Team App should already be installed in the Microsoft Office folder. Click on the hyperlink directly using the DOE iPad. It might require you to use your child’s DOE email address. 

5.Use the phone number included in the link and call into the meeting. 

Hope to see you tomorrow at this very informative meeting! 

Mañana por la tarde es nuestra reunión de padres del ayuntamiento. El Principal López se unirá a nosotros para hablar sobre P255Q y la planificación del Otoño. Se adjunta la agenda de la reunión.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 347-966-4114   United States, New York City (Toll)

Conference ID: 825 319 320#

Si tiene dificultades técnicas para iniciar la sesión en la reunión, considere las siguientes opciones:

1. Con la dirección del correo electrónico del DOE de su hijo, inicie la sesión en portal.office.com para acceder a Microsoft Teams.

2.Descargue Microsoft Teams yendo a su tienda de aplicaciones(APP store) e inicie la sesión como invitado. Es una aplicación gratuita y puede usar la aplicación para asistir a reuniones en el futuro de Teams.

3. Intente usar el navegador de internet Chrome en lugar de Safari.

4. Si está utilizando el IPad del DOE de su hijo, la aplicación Microsoft Team ya debería estar instalada en el folleto de Microsoft Office. Haga clic en el enlace directamente con el iPad del  DOE. Es posible que requiera que use la dirección de correo electrónico del DOE de su hijo.5.Puedes llamar usando el numero de telefono en el enlace.

¡Espero verte mañana en esta reunión muy informativa!

Principal’s Letter

In this last week of June, we are pausing to salute all the students who are graduating and moving up to new schools in September. The many smiles of our student’s faces can lighten up the room and in this case, a computer screen. Although we haven’t been able to celebrate in person this year, the online ceremonies have been beautiful. Congratulations to all of our P255Q graduates!

School year 2019/2020 will not be a year anyone will soon forget. A crisis occurred and too many members of the 255Q community were significantly affected by COVID-19.

During the last three months, we all adjusted to the remote learning platform. It has presented us all with many challenges, but overwhelmingly our school community has remained connected as we developed our virtual learning classrooms. I am very proud of our response during this difficult time. We will continue to enhance remote learning as we begin the summer program. Please continue to check your emails and the Remind app for updated and new information. If you are not connected, please send an email to Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov.

For the 350 families participating in summer school, note the following information:

  • Thursday, July 2 – First Instructional Day
  • Friday, July 3 – Independence Day Observed-No school
  • Friday, July 31 – Eid al Adha Observed-No school
  • Thursday, August 13 -Last Instructional Day

I wish all of you a prosperous and healthy summer.

Gregg Lopez

Principal

Message from Mr Lopez

Dear P255Q Parents,                                                                                                            

It is hard to believe that we will begin our graduations and moving up ceremonies this week. When we left our school the last week of March there was much uncertainty.  As the end of our school year approaches, I want to update and thank you for all of  your energy and effort to stay connected with the school during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many challenges, we all remained connected to each other and I am proud of what we have accomplished. 

UPDATES

Summer school-Though we have had some conflicting information it appears that the Chapter 683 Summer program will be remotely delivered.  The flow of the day will remain similar to the practices we have in place currently. We will work together to increase live interactions with students.  As part of summer school instruction, synchronous instruction will occur. Synchronous instruction is defined as some live interaction between the teacher and a student or students each day at a scheduled time at the discretion of the teacher and parent. This summer will allow us time to prepare, develop and set up these practices in preparation for September. 

September 2020- Chancellor Carranza has been very transparent through this process and has shared that his decisions are continually evolving. Plans and provisions are being made for a ‘Blended‘ model of instruction in September. A parent survey has been sent to all families requesting feedback to help determine the design of instruction. Fill out your survey and have your thoughts and concerns be heard. 

We may not have all of the answers, but please join me on Tuesday during our Parent Connection Meeting at 11am for updates and to have any of your questions answered. Send an email to our Parent Coordinator, Nora Eckert for a meeting link at Neckert2@schools.nyc.gov. 

Thank you,

Gregg Lopez

P255Q Principal

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