All Public School will move on to Remote Learning due to COVID-19. Please contact your teacher to learn how your child will now access to class assignmentsPS/IS 171 (04M171) Patrick Henry School
Parent Updates for April 8, 2020.
Please sure to check out our main homepage and view the updated letter from Chancellor Richard Carranza. Also please review our updated list of "Additional Supports for Families and Students" which includes many valuable resources from Virtual Field Trips to supports on Mental Health and Wellness.
We look forward to supporting you in every way we can.
Parent Updates for April 6, 2020.
We are diligently working to provide you with updated lists of resources that are relevant to your and your family's needs!
Parent Updates for March 26, 2020.
March 26, 2020
Please feel free to access these additional free resources! Click on the blue links and you will be directed to each website!
Letter to Families From Chancellor Richard Carranza, March 22, 2020.
- You can find instructions on DOE student accounts and getting started in Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams at schools.nyc.gov/learnathome.
- If you are having additional problems connecting, contact your school directly via email.Our Find a School tool can help you find contact info for your school as well, if you do not already have it: schools.nyc.gov/find-a-school.
•Electronic Devices: If your child needs an internet-connected device to participate in remote learning, and you have not yet filled out a device request form, please visit coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevicesto request a device on loan from DOE.
- For more on remote learning for students with IEPs,pleasevisitschools.nyc.gov/learnathome.
- Free Meals: We will continue to offer free meals in the weeks ahead at more than 400 sites across the city.Food hubs will operate Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m., and any student of any age can get 3 meals daily. Visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals to find a site near you.
- Regional EnrichmentCenters: On Monday, March 23, the City will open Regional Enrichment Centers (RECs) for the children of front-line workers in the fight against COVID-19—including first responders and healthcare workers. If you believe your child may be eligible to attenda REC, please visit schools.nyc.gov/recs.
- Enrollment and Placement Support: Family Welcome Center staff are available by email, and are prepared to assist with enrollment and placement of new admissions, questions around admissions, information about offers, and waitlists. They do not handle REC enrollment.
- Please be Family Welcome Centers are processing high volume of questions at this time in connection to the release of high school admissions offer. We ask for your patience, and are aiming to respond to all requests within 48 hours. Here is how to receive direct support on these topics: •Bronx:email@example.com•Brooklyn:firstname.lastname@example.org•Manhattan:email@example.com•Queens:firstname.lastname@example.org•StatenIsland:email@example.com.
- Parents call also call 311 and say "Schools" to be routed to someone who can help with school-related questions.
If you need help with a problem that cannot be resolved at the school level or wish to report a complaint, please reach out to your district superintendent’s office. Contact information for your district support team can be found here: schools.nyc.gov/about-us/leadership/district-leadership. If you do not know the district in which your child’s school is located, please use the Find A School tool: schools.nyc.gov/find-a-school.
There will surely be bumps in the road as we all adjust to this new reality, and I want to thank you for the patience that will be demanded of you as we undertake this transformation together.
In just a few hours, we will all take a great leap together into uncharted territory. We will be successful if we continue to work together as a community of families, educators, and staff. We all share two key goals: a high-quality education for every single one of our 1.1 million students, and protecting health and safety of everyone in our school communities.
That means that public education in New York City is going to look tremendously different for the foreseeable future. But together, we will chart this path forward, and I have no doubt that we will eventually look back and say this was our finest hour: when we confronted this great challenge and overcame it, in unity, with shared strength and commitment.
New York City has the greatest students and staff in the world, and nothing will ever change that—today, tomorrow, or ever. I am excited to be on this journey with you. Together, I am confident we will learn and grow with boundless potential
Richard A. Carranza, Chancellor
New York City Department of Education
Parent Newsletter March 13, 2020
In the event of a school closure, we want to be well prepared and planned. To support student learning during this time, we want all students to have access to independent learning applications and activities through remote learning packets. We want to assure all students are engaged in productive work to mitigate the impact of lost instructional time in the class.
During any circumstances where students are home from school, students will have access to grade-level, rigorous work – which can be found on our main school website: PS171.org. There will be grade-specific tabs/folders with enclosed performance tasks from different content areas and students can complete at their own pace.
Furthermore, we wanted to make sure students and families who have limited to no access to technology would not be excluded from participation, therefore we are backpacking these packets home with each student from PreK-8th Grade. Please ensure you safely keep these packets at home so that students can access this work in case there is a school closure. Packets are not meant to be completed until there is an official school closing. In addition to our ‘remote learning packets’, we have a multitude of digital learning applications available. You can find these resources on the opposite side of this letter. Students can access these websites at any time to facilitate learning at home.
If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding our remote learning packets, please reach out to me or any member of the Administration Team.
Coronavirus Update 03-11-2020
We are closely monitoring the situation and are responding with preventative measures with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH), and NYCDOE. You can visit the DOE website using the following direct link: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update
We are working diligently to share any communication with all of our staff detailing the available resources and actions you can take for preventive and proactive measures. It is important that our students and faculty follow these guidelines.
As a reminder, symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of seasonal flu and include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath. Take the same precautions that you do during cold and flu season:
* Wash your hands often with soap and water (20 seconds or sing 'happy birthday song' for early childhood grades). Have hand sanitizer with you for situations when soap and water are not
* Disinfect surfaces (doorknobs, tables, sink faucets, etc) or any objects that touch multiple surfaces (including phones, devices, etc).
* Cover your cough in your elbow.
* Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
* Keep personal items personal, including toiletries, drinking glasses, and utensils, from others.
* Stay away from sick people and if you feel sick—stay home.
* Get a flu shot before (if you haven’t already).
If you have a fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath, it is important to be evaluated by a health-care provider immediately.
Coronavirus Update 03-6-2020- From Chancellor Richard Carranza
Dear DOE Colleagues,
In recent days, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has confirmed the first cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) connected to New York City. While we all hoped this moment would not come, it was something the City has meticulously prepared for. At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear - you do NOT need to:
- Limit travel within the city;
- Change anything about where you get food or how you prepare it;
- Avoid public gatherings or public transportation; or
- Wear a face mask if you are healthy (face masks are only recommended if directed by a health care provider).
Preparation and Protocols in Place
The health and safety of all of our students and staff continues to be our first priority. Working in close partnership with the Health Department, we will continue to update our protocols as the situation evolves, and communicate about any possible impact. Measures taken in schools and other DOE sites include:
- Increasing deep cleanings to two times per week, disinfecting surface areas with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved cleaning disinfectant;
- Increasing deep cleanings in schools to two times per week, disinfecting surface areas;
- Ensuring that all 1,800 schools have adequate hygiene and cleaning materials so that bathrooms are continuously stocked with soap and paper towels;
- Confirming that COVID-19-related absences will not impact applications to middle or high schools for the current or the coming year;
- Supplying all schools with facemasks to be used if a student or staff member exhibits symptoms and requires isolation prior to transport to a doctor and/or testing;
- Strongly encourage students to take time for handwashing, especially before meals; monitoring this and making changes as needed to ensure students have the time;
- Issuing updated guidance on international travel for school trips, including canceling all DOE-sponsored international trips to the following countries with a level-2 or higher advisory alert from the CDC: China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan; and
- Consistent with guidance from the CDC and NYSED, advising the cancellation of all study abroad programs; this includes where students are scheduled to come from other countries to stay with host families in NYC, and where DOE public school students are hosted abroad
There are no plans to close schools or offices at this time. This is an extreme measure that can be disruptive to day-to-day life, and the decision to implement will only be taken at the direction of public health experts.
- As a reminder, it is critical that all New Yorkers continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
- Wash your hands regularly
- Avoid touching your face
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Get your flu shot – it’s never too late
- Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms and travel history.
If You Have Been Traveling
Per CDC recommendations posted 3/4/2020, travelers returning from affected countries (currently China, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea) identified by CDC should stay home for 14 days from the time they left the affected country and monitor their health and avoid contact with others. If returning travelers from affected countries develop fever, cough or trouble breathing, they should call their medical provider and tell them about their symptoms and recent travel.
These recommendations apply to any travelers returning after 12:00 pm on 3/4/2020. Please monitor the CDC.gov website for updates on affected countries here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html.
Resources to Stay Informed and Fight Bias
I encourage you to read the Fact Sheet and flyer attached to this letter for more information or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for important updates— including ways to fight stigma and bias around this issue. It’s important we come together as school communities and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities.
The health and safety of our students and staff continue to be our chief priority, and we will follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures accordingly, keeping you informed at every turn.
ELA and Math State Test: Family Resources
Breast Cancer Awareness
On October 18, PS/IS 171 supported Breast Cancer Awareness by encouraging all staff and students to wear pink to raise awareness. Students and staff members wore a pink attire OR in the form of a pink pin, bracelet, button, or ribbon.
Microsoft Office for Free for Students
Parents and Guardians of students can download Microsoft Office software from Student Office, at no cost, on up to five of their family’s computers and five of their family’s tablets, smartphones, or other mobile devices. Microsoft is the direct contact for issues: nycdoeO365@microsoft.com
Parents NYC School Accounts
To set up an account, you must be your child's parent or legal guardian and live at the same address as your child. If you have more than one child attending PS/IS 171 or other NYC public schools, you can link all of them to the same NYC Schools Account. You can register for an NYC Schools Account by contacting the office to schedule an appointment to create an account. You will need a valid photo L.D. (Passport, Driver's license, IDNYC) and a valid email address using Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.
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