Updates for Families
2020-2021 NYC DOE School Calendar
Subtitled videos for students to access their accounts:
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PS 100 School Website
Please visit for school website at 21k100.com to view posts on updates for families, tentative supply list, etc.
Revised Re-Opening Timeline
This week, the Mayor, Chancellor and our labor leaders announced a revised timeline for re-opening. Wednesday, September 16, 202-thru Friday, September, 18: Remote learning for students begins. The school year will begin with remote instruction for all students. Monday, September 21, 2020: All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning! Blended learning will begin, and schools will begin welcoming students to in-person instruction.
CDC Guidance for Back-to-School
This week, CDC issued guidance to help families prepare for back-to-school this year. The guidance includes an explanation of factors that families should consider in making decisions around schooling, and a checklist for returning to in-person learning. Here are a few helpful links: · Back-to-School Checklist · Back-to-School Decision Making Tool
New Testing Protocols
Beginning immediately, prioritized access to testing will be available to students, teachers, and DOE school-based staff at 34 sites across the city. These sites will give priority to all DOE workers so they can quickly be tested, and provide results within 24-48 hours. To schedule a prioritized test, visit this NYC DOH site and use the password doecovidtest2020. Please note that you can schedule an appointment up to two days in advance. Beginning October 1st and recurring each month, it will be mandatory for schools to test a random 10-20% sample of their students participating in blended learning and on-site staff population. Families will be asked to sign a consent form at the start of the year for their child to participate at random, and be notified ahead of time if their child has been selected for the month. Families in blended learning that have not submitted a testing consent form by November will transition to remote only instruction. The full UFT/DOE agreement on testing can be found here.
As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free childcare options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges, or call 311. Programs will become available on a rolling basis beginning at the start of school.
Electronic Device Request
DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. Families who need to request an internet- enabled electronic device, please complete the survey here: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)
NYC School Account allows you to view your child's progress report, attendance, etc. Please contact Ms. Lucy, Parent Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a creation code required to create an account.
DOE has reached an agreement with 60 bus companies and will have bus service by first day of school for all students who are eligible for DOE transportation. There will be approximately 6,000 special education routes and 2,500 general education routes, serving approximately 100,000 students. DOE’s Office of Pupil Transportation has already begun to let families know about their routes, and will complete all notifications by the end of next week. Bus route information can also be accessed through your New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) or by calling your child’s school. There will be health and safety measures for our children and bus company employees. Buses will operate at 25% capacity to allow for social distancing, and due to the blended model the bus routes will accommodate all in-person kids during the day. Buses will be deep cleaned every night, and everyone will wear a mask.
Please, we ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form(Open external link), which helps schools receive money for their programs.