IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR CHANCELLOR
March 16, 2020
All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in cities, states, and nations across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never had to face—and maybe never could have imagined having to.
Here in New York, Mayor de Blasio and I have been clear that any changes to our school system as we know it would be an extreme measure—a last resort. We’ve been monitoring the outbreak in New York City day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. This weekend, it became clear that continuing public education in our school buildings was no longer sustainable for the time being.
On Sunday, we announced that for the next three and a half weeks, we are moving to a remote learning model, with a projected reopening of school buildings the week of April 20, 2020. I know this may feel abrupt, and has the potential to cause disruption in your lives. We are committed to consistent and clear communication with you throughout this time period, and a clear understanding of what will happen.
Our announcement today means that Monday, March 16, school buildings are closed and students will be out of session. However, students and families can pick up medication or receive any standard medical services from Tuesday through Thursday, during regular school hours; school nurses and school based health center staff will be on site. During that time, teachers will also be expected to report to their buildings and receive full-day professional development on remote learning.
Later in the week, students will begin picking up materials, including technology to participate in remote learning when needed. Additional guidance on all of this will be shared with you in the next couple of days.
All throughout this week, grab-and-go breakfast will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building.
On Monday, March 23, we will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations.
That Monday, we will also launch remote learning for grades K-12. I have every confidence in New York City educators and know they will rise to the occasion, and dedicate the same passion for delivering high-quality instruction remotely as they do in the classroom. We know we have the most dedicated school staff: teachers, custodians, administrators, and especially the school food workers who will be continuing to work during this time as part of a citywide meals program. More information on the launch of that program will be coming soon. 2
I want to be clear that this is not a closure, but a transition. We will not lower our expectations for our students. We know they are hungry to learn and we will match their curiosity and passion with work-from-home materials, including distribution of devices that will support our remote-learning instructional model.
There are already instructional resources available for every grade level in every subject at schools.nyc.gov/learnathome.
We know this is a difficult time, and we are working hard to make sure our City continues to support families in every way we can. I want to assure families we’re working to make this as seamless a transition as possible.
Now is the time to come together to do what’s best for the health and safety of all New Yorkers. We are with you, partners in education in the greatest city in the world. We have the world’s most talented students, educators, and staff—and nothing will ever change that.
We will continue to communicate with you in the coming days, and encourage you to visit our website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update for more information and updates on this transition.
Richard A. Carranza
New York City Department of Education
Ms. Hill's March Principal's Message
BOOK FAIR - Monday March 2 - Monday March 9, 2020
Apply to Middle School by December 2!
Apply to Middle School by December 2!
It's time to apply to middle school!
· Use MySchools (Open external link) to explore your child's options and submit their application by Monday, December 2, 2019.
· All applicants will get a middle school offer in March 2020. Sign up for our middle school admissions email list (Open external link) to get reminders and all the latest updates.
Need help setting up your MySchools account or submitting your application? Talk to your child's current school counselor or visit your local Family Welcome Center.
2019 - 2020 School Year Supply List
EASTWOOD EAGLE CUSTOM SCHOOL GEAR!!!
We are proud to announce that our school will now be offering custom school gear to parents, students, extended family members and staff!! This is a great way to show off our school culture and pride! Represent the Eagles and our school colors with a variety of customizable options.
Access our shop following the directions on the flyer attached. Save $10.00 on your first order using the access code provided. There are a variety of items such as t-shirts, sweats and many different accessories. All gear can be customized to your liking. Please log on and take a look. The great news is that our school gets a small quarterly percentage as part of our school fundraising. Support our school! Show off your Eagle fan gear!
Show Your Eagle Pride Today
Be Part of the Eagle Nation
One Team, One Goal, No Limits!!
PS 95 The Eastwood School Custom School Gear
eChalk Notify App
Here at P.S. 95Q we are not only excited about our NEW Website, we are also excited about our NEW NOTIFICATION APP!!! All members of the Eastwood Community are welcome to download the eChalk Notify App and begin receiving Alerts about our School. The eChalk Notify App will send you Alerts right to your Mobile Device. School Closed?? Weather Delay?? Not sure of the Start Time of the PTA Meeting??? No worries with the eChalk Notify App!
Simply go to the App Store or Google Play Store and Download the FREE App! Once Downloaded onto your device, follow these steps:
1) Click on the BLUE link "Proceed without logging in" (which you will find UNDER the Login Button)
2) type in the code: 4VYN0L. (Be aware the 0 is a Zero....NOT the letter O).
3) Begin receiving Alerts.
We look forward to Sharing with you all the great events and happenings here at P.S. 95Q!!!
March 16 BREAKFAST AND LUNCH will be available at every building through grab-and-goPS95Q-The Eastwood School
PLEASE VISIT YOUR CLASS DOJO PAGES TO LOCATE YOUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM INVITE CODEPS95Q-The Eastwood School
Monday, March 23 remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12PS95Q-The Eastwood School
ALL NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY MARCH 16 - FRIDAY APRIL 17, 2020PS95Q-The Eastwood School