A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Greetings Parents, Guardians, and School Community!

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year!  This is a unique time and school will be different then what we remember.  We are dedicated to providing a nurturing learning environment that is positive, safe, warm, caring, as well as a fun place for our students to learn and grow.    

Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community and this is MOST important now more than ever.  We will continue to hold virtual meetings, workshops, and family events.  Please check our school website, social media accounts, email, and Google classroom to stay connected.

Thank you to responding to our P.S. 75 School Survey.  We have carefully planned based on the survey results.  We will continue to communicate and send out surveys throughout the school year to identify glows, grows and make adjustments accordingly. 

Our teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, school aides, clerical staff and administration are all here to help support your needs academically and emotionally.   We are committed to providing your child(ren) a memorable, interactive, and engaging hybrid learning experience. 

I wish you and your family well during this unprecedented time in our lives and look forward to working with you and for you this school year!

Sincerely,

Principal Cruz   

 

#KINDNESS in a World where you can be anything be kind!                                                                

 

Self-discipline is one of the keys to living to your full potential. If you can be disciplined with your daily actions you can achieve anything that you set your mind to. 

Hybrid Learning Schedule

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 our  school, borough, city, state or country moves into a Level 4 Health Emergency, we will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for updates. 

  • Group A will be in school on Wednesdays and alternate Monday and Tuesday.  When Group A is not in school they will be working from home. 
  • Group B will be in school on Thursday and alternate Monday and Tuesday.  When Group B is not in school they will be working from home. 
  • Group C will be in school on Friday and alternate Monday and Tuesday.  When Group C is not in school they will be working from home. 
  • Group D will be FULL Remote Learning from Monday to Friday. 
  • Students needing extra academic support may be be scheduled for additional live and/or remote intervention services.  
  • If you need to switch your child's in-school learning days to FULL Remote Learning, contact CRivera88@schools.nyc.gov orTErickson2@schools.nyc.gov 
  • If you would prefer a to schedule for your child for a Blended Learning Group, we are offering that as an option quarterly and must be contacted before the quarter ends for scheduling.  Contact CRivera88@schools.nyc.gov orTErickson2@schools.nyc.gov to enroll. 
  • The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and must be picked up promptly at the end of the school day. 
  • Failure to comply with safety rules, drop off and pick up procedures, and program scheduling will result in a FULL Remote Learning Program.

 

Building Safety Procedures

Building Safety Procedures: We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy. 

  • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by students in ages 2 and up while in the building. If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file in the office and will be accommodated with medical mask breaks.
  • Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  
  • Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their child unless arrangements have been made in advance with the office. Please move through the drop-off and pickup line as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you. 
  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Parent and community volunteer and in-person tutoring have been suspended until further notice. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.  Call the main office for an appointment.  
  • While in the building: When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be given a nametag and reminded to wear your mask at all times.  Please have a picture ID ready and the name of the person you have are scheduled to meet.
  • Traffic flow in hallways and common areas: Hallways are marked with arrows. Please keep at least 3 ft. distance between yourself and others.
  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 100.2°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test SiteOpens in a new browser tab page to find a test site closest to you.

 

Safety Precautions Taken By Our School

In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

  • Changes in class sizes: We've reduced the average class size based on the size of the room and the number of bodies present for in-person instruction.
  • Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible and air conditioning units have had scheduled maintenance.  Industrial fans will be turned on in areas where they are located. 
  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas. 

Hybrid Learning

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. 

  • 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 limited virtual "office hours" (on Google Class) after student school hours.  Students 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 either virtually or in school. 

Remote Learning

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. 

 

New York City (NYC) Department of Education (DOE) Family Information Hub

                                                                              NYC DOE Back to School 2020 Pledge:       DOE BackToSchool Pledge.pdf    

NYC DOE Link to the Family Information Hub:       https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families

  

Technology

We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days!

iReady Online Instruction

Log in to i-Ready®, online learning for instruction that helps teachers provide all students a path to proficiency and growth in reading and mathematics.  Please contact Ms. Morales at CMorales@schools.nyc.gov or Ms. Erickson at TErickson2@schools.nyc.gov if you are experiencing difficulty logging onto iReady.Clink on the link to access iReady.  https://login.i-ready.com/

Tips for At-Home Learning

At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. The expectations below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load. 

  • Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and the school supplies they need. Try to remove distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning. 
  • For grades K-2, expect your child to work up to 2 hours per day, broken up into sessions of no more than 30 minutes. 
  • For grades 3-5, expect your child to work up to 4 hours per day, broken up into sessions of no more than one hour. 
  • Your child may benefit from focusing on a limited number of subjects for a limited number of time each day. Try to take a 2-5 minutes breather or move around between subjects/assignments.

Healthy Meals!

  • Students will receive a breakfast bag in the morning to eat in their class at their desk.
  • Students will eat in their class at their desk.
  • Children enjoy a fresh healthy food daily
  • PS75 Grab & Go is located on Bryant Avenue and is available between 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  No need to bring the student with you to pick up meals.
  • In addition to in school meals, families can receive funds for food. Learn more at on.nyc.gov/p-ebt or call New York State’s EBT Customer Service Center at 1-888-328-6399.
  • The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.  Click the link for information https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals

    • Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
    • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
      • No one will be turned away at any time
      • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time
      • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
    • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
    • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
    • No registration or ID required

 

Urban Health Plan, Inc.

 

 School Based Health Center Program - Your Child's Medical Care At School!

You do not need to change your child's doctor in order to receive these services, however, you MUST complete a consent form / registration packet. 

Urban Health at P.S. 75 in located in room 302 on the 3rd floor.  You can call them at (718)860-6475 or (718)860-1630 ext. 3020 for information.  

PS 75 is a PBIS School - Recognize RULER - We are emotionally intelligent!

  

P.S.75 is a PBIS School - SEL Core Competencies

  

Parent Corner

  Ms. Erickson, Ms. Christina and the PTA are here to create and encourage parent voice in our school, keep parents informed of important events, and provide resources for at home support.  Please feel free to email us at CRivera88@schools.nyc.gov  TErickson2@schools.nyc.gov for information or contact the PTA Office at pta.ps.75@gmail.com and they will respond to your email. 

Additional information:   Twitter - PS75@TheraErickson 

                                                    Instagram - ps75_research_and_discovery 

                                                    Facebook - PS 75x PTA Page

Thanks!

PS 75 Parent-Teacher Association

Building Bridges for Success!  We are excited to work with you to make our children's school and community a better place.  Please email us at pta.ps.75@gmail.com if you would like to contact us.  Like us on Facebook at PS 75X PTA and get information on school events and happenings!

PTA President - Starasia Patterson-Brown

Treasurer:  VACANCY

Recording Secretary:  VACANCY 

  

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Thera Erickson at TErickson2@schools.nyc.gov to request assistance.  Thank you. 

                                                                                                                                                             

We come to school everyday to WORK, WORK, WORK and have some fun!

  

We come to school everyday to LEARN, LEARN, LEARN and have a little fun too!

  

We come to school everyday to READ, READ, READ and experience life through books!

  

We come to school everyday to make a DIFFERENCE!

  

NYC DOE Family Letter and Consent Form for COVID-19 Testing - Click Link for more information: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/chancellor-s-message-for-families