COVID-19

School Year 2020-2021

ATTN: In-Person Learning will resume for BOTH Cohort A and Cohort B on Monday, December 7th.

Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how P.S. 398Q is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

Our school district  also has important information and resources for you. Please bookmark this site for your most up to date information about Return to School 2020. See the Messages to Families page for updates from Chancellor Carranza

Last updated: December 1st, 2020

Winter Hybrid Learning Schedule 2020- 2021

Starting on Dec. 7th 2020 PS398Q can accommodate students for a 5 day a week in-person schedule.   That means that cohorts A and B will be coming to school all five days, Monday – Friday.  Please see our school calendar for our schedule.  If for any reason DOE opens the Learning Preference Survey to families, and our in-person numbers change, we may have to go back to our hybrid model we had when we opened schools in the fall (Model 1A).  Or, if New York City moves into a Level 4 Health Emergency schools will close for in person instruction and move to Remote ONLY. If we cross this threshold, schools will close and ALL schools will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Whether hybrid or remote we are committed to ensuring that your child is safe and has a successful school year. Please check this page regularly for changes and updates. 

  • If you need to switch your child's in-school learning days, contact Ms. Janette Ortiz at Tel: 929-463-7200 x2171. 
  • If you would prefer a 100% online learning schedule for your child this year, we are offering that as an option. Contact Janette Ortiz at Tel: 929-463-7200 x2171 to enroll. 

The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. for All students. Kindergarten and First grade should begin lining up at 8:20 a.m. PreK line up begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. We ask that all families, please adhere to the staggered schedule for our students’ safety.  Students may be dropped off no earlier than their scheduled time and must be picked up promptly at the end of the school day.  All families should line up at their designated areas.  Kindergarten families use the A Entrance.  PreK and First Grade use the B Entrance.  Families should have the Daily Health Screening ready so that arrival procedures move quickly and safely. 

How Hybrid Learning Works

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. At PS398Q teachers and staff members are dedicated to ensuring all students receive a quality education whether in person or remote. We are committed to implementing a shared and inclusive curriculum that is culturally responsive and digitally accessible to all students, remote and in-person.

  • Teachers will use Google Classrooms as a platform to facilitate lessons for both remote and in person students. Early childhood children need to develop across all domains, social, emotional, physical and cognitive. We will provide all students opportunities to connect to their teachers and peers daily, regardless of their learning preference.
  • At least two synchronous opportunities have been programmed into each blended learning students schedule during remote days, such as morning Zoom meetings so that all students, remote and in-person (Groups A or B) have an opportunity to share feelings, connect and collaborate with their classmates. We believe that the health and safety of our children comes first.
  • We recognize the importance of the arts and physical activities for our young students. Our students will receive enrichment through synchronous and asynchronous instruction from our highly qualified specialty teachers. All specialties will be available for remote learning via google classroom, videos and on scheduled live group sessions. Which means all students will receive instruction and have lessons readily available to them, in the Arts, Music, and Physical Education aligned to NYS Standards and BluePrint for the Arts.
  • During days in class, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to introduce new topics, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards.
  • Students will be assigned additional activities to work on independently for there at-home learning days. These activities will allow students to apply and practice what they learned in class. There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning activities are an important part of the learning process and will be graded.
  • Teachers and intervention specialists will have virtual "office hours" (on Google Class) after school hours Monday - Fridays from (PreK 2:00PM - 2:20PM). (K&1 1:50PM - 2:10PM) Students or families who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments.
  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided.
  • Schedules for hybrid learning are posted in each teacher's Google Classroom.
  • See sample schedules: Pre-K Sample Schedule, K-1st grade Sample Schedule

Remote Learning Expectations - Schedules on Google Classroom

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.

  • Students and families should check Google Class daily for important updates from their teachers. You can find a link to your teacher's Google Class in the Staff Directory.
  • At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Class every Monday morning each week.
  • At-home assignments for each week should be turned the following Monday, so that students have a week to complete at-home assignments. All assignments will be graded and attendance will count towards your child's marking period grade.
  • All students are expected to sign into their Google Class on their Remote Learning days at 9:00 a.m. unless they are joining us on the LIVE morning meeting. Look for the link in your teacher's Google Class.
  • During 100% distance remote learning, your child's remote teacher will conduct live classes via Google Hangouts. Check Google Class for your live class schedule.
  • Scheduled on every teacher's daily schedule are teacher "office hours". If your child is struggling or having difficulty during remote days parents/guardians should reach out to the teacher during teacher office hours Monday - Fridays from (PreK 2:00PM - 2:20PM). (K&1 1:50PM - 2:10PM) pm. We are here to support you and ensure your child continues to L.E.A.R.N. everyday.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please join the meetings with your mic on mute. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible

Fall Hybrid Learning Schedule 2020-2021

We are starting the school year with a hybrid learning schedule. That means that your child will be in school some days and working from home some days. If New York City moves into a Level 4 Health Emergency schools will close for in person instruction and move to Remote ONLY. Schools will need to close if the percent of positive tests in New York City is equal to or greater than 3% using a 7-day rolling average. If we cross this threshold, schools will close and ALL schools will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Whether hybrid or remote we are committed to ensuring that your child is safe and has a successful school year. Please check this page regularly for changes and updates.

​PS398Q will be using Model 1A for the Blended Learning experience.

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 Group A Group A Group B Group A Group B
2 Group B Group A Group B Group A Group B

*Group D is 100% Remote.

Which means students will have the opportunity to come to school for two or three days out of the week. All students are assigned a cohort A or B for in person instruction and D for remote only students. In person students will come to school on alternating days according to their cohort, either Tuesday and Thursday for Group (A) Yellow Group or Wednesday and Friday for Group (B) Purple Group. The Mondays alternate for each cohort by week. All students are expected to wear a school uniform. For your child's safety and to ensure every family remembers their cohort, your child's uniform will match his/her cohort. This fall your child will be expected to wear only one of our core value uniform colors.

  • Group A (Yellow Group) will be in school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and working from home Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Group B (Purple Group) will be in school on Wednesdays and Fridays and working from home Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Each group comes to school on a rotating weekly schedule on Mondays. Please see our school calendar for your child's schedule.
  • If you need to switch your child's in-school learning days, contact Ms. Janette Ortiz at Tel: 929-463-7200 x2171.
  • If you would prefer a 100% online learning schedule for your child this year, we are offering that as an option. Contact Janette Ortiz at Tel: 929-463-7200 x2171 to enroll.
  • The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. for All students. Kindergarten and First grade should begin line up at 8:20 a.m. PreK line up begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Students may be dropped off no earlier than their scheduled time and must be picked up promptly at the end of the school day.
  • After School: Woodside on the Move is excited to continue to serve our community during this pandemic. After school program will run from 1:45 p.m.- 5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday. Please email Carmen Rodriguez at crodriguez@woodsideonthemove.org. to submit your application. For more information, contact Carmen Rodriguez via email or call 718 476- 8449 between the hours of 10am – 3pm. The after-school program will begin in October.

Online Learning Resources

Updates

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