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School Reopening Plan

BLENDED LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2020

We are starting the school year with a blended learning schedule OR 100% Remote Learning.

Blended Learning (Group A or B): means that your child will be in school some days and working from home some days. 

100% Remote Learning (Group D): Your child will be working from home 5 days a week logging in and receiving instruction on google classroom. 

 

Blended Learning Schedule: 

  • Group A will be in school on Tuesday and Wednesdays and working from home Thursdays and Fridays. 
  • Group B will be in school on Thursdays and Fridays and working from home Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 
  • Mondays will be a rotating day each week. One week Group A, one week Group B. (See picture below)
  • We will have calendar posted on our website. 
  • If you need to switch your child's in-school learning days due to special circumstances please reach out to the grade level Assistant Principal. 

All students: 

  • The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

2-3 DAYS PER WEEK WITH ALTERNATING WEEKS

TWO IN-PERSON COHORTS

 

 

STUDENT COHORT SCHEDULES: 

 

Cohort A

 

Your child can anticipate to attend school in-person on Tuesday and Wednesday and every other Monday.

 

COHORT A

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WEEK 1

IN PERSON

IN PERSON

IN PERSON

REMOTE 

REMOTE

WEEK 2

REMOTE

IN PERSON

IN PERSON

REMOTE 

REMOTE


Your child will begin school on September 16-18 remotely for a three day Orientation. Your child's first day in person day will be Monday, September 21. 

 

 

Cohort B

 

Your child can anticipate to attend school in-person on THURSDAY and FRIDAY and every other Monday.

 

COHORT B

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WEEK 1

REMOTE

REMOTE

REMOTE

IN PERSON

IN PERSON

WEEK 2

IN PERSON

REMOTE

REMOTE

IN PERSON

IN PERSON


Your child will begin school on September 16-18 remotely for a three day Orientation. Your child's first full day will be remote on Monday, September 21. First day in person will be September 24. 

 

 

Cohort D: 100% REMOTE LEARNING

 

Your child can anticipate to attend school 100% REMOTE. You cannot change your child to blended learning until November. 

 

COHORT D

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

WEEK 1

REMOTE

REMOTE

REMOTE

REMOTE 

REMOTE

WEEK 2

REMOTE

REMOTE

REMOTE

REMOTE 

REMOTE


Your child will begin school on September 16-18 remotely for a three day Orientation. Your child's first full day will be remote on Monday, September 21. 

 

 

 All siblings were placed in the same cohort, if there were any errors, please place those notes in the survey. 

Teachers will have office hours every day from 2-2:20 to meet virtually with parents or students.

Students will need to know their DOE Usernames and passwords. They will use the DOE single sign in called TEACHHUB to get to google classroom. Links on home page on our website. Classes will populate on there by September 16. 

Your child needs a device that can go on zoom with a camera that turns on and a microphone. If you do not have one please go on our front page of our website and make an upcoming appointment for a laptop.

If you would like an IPAD you will need to order it from the Department of Education. That link is also posted on our front page of our website.

*If a child is using our IS228 laptops at home they will now need to sign in the device with their DOE Usernames and passwords.

 

*Supply Lists will be given the first day of classes.

 

  • Students will eat breakfast/lunch, during one of their instructional periods, in the classroom.
  • Students can remove their masks and staff will be given n95 masks.
  • We will make sure that siblings that are in IS228 will have the same days for parents to be able to figure out child care situations.
  • We did parent outreach all week, if you have not spoken to a staff member please email Ms. Alexa (acalisto@schools.nyc.gov) with all the names of your children that attend IS228.
  • We cannot guarantee that your children in different schools will be on the same day as each school has a different reopening plan based on the number of students that attend that school.
  • The city has provided us with a max capacity for each room based on square footage.
  • Most classrooms can hold between 10 and 13 students.
  • Some rooms, like the music room, can hold many more.
  • Students will move as little as possible throughout the building.
  • When it is necessary students will use one direction staircases and stay to the right in the hallways.
  • Remember there will only be about 25-30% of students in the building at a time
  • Students’ health and safety are the number 1 priority in PE. We will ensuring that students and staff observe physical distancing protocols to remain six feet apart for low-to-moderate activity, and 12 feet apart for any vigorous activity;
  •  Elimination of shared equipment and student-to-student contact.
-We will begin on September 16 for ALL students REMOTELY for an Orientation that will take place September 16, 17, 18. 1st day of school will begin September 21 for ALL students. If your child has already been placed in a blended cohort, Group A will come in person and Group B & Group D will begin remote.

Yes! Teachers will be using a variety of resources that include zoom, or google meet as well as recorded teacher lessons with embedded questions. We are waiting on guidance how long within each class will that number of minutes be for synchronous instruction. During the other half students will be working through asynchronous instruction (independent work). 

The following guidance has been developed by the Department of Education in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • At all times, students and staff must wear face coverings protecting their nose and mouth while at school or on their way to school.
  • Students and staff must maintain six feet of physical distancing throughout the school day, anywhere on school grounds and to and from school.
  • Daily health screenings, including temperature checks, must be completed at home by families and by school-based staff of physical distancing throughout the school day, anywhere on school grounds and to and from school.
  • Every morning, prior to entering the school, specific staff will perform random samplings of temperatures for both students and school-based staff using non-touch thermometers. 
  • School-based staff and students cannot report to school if they have:
    • Been knowingly in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
    • Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a temperature of greater than 100.0°F, in the past 14 days.
    • Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.
  • Students showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to the Isolation Room by a designated staff member wearing appropriate PPE. Symptoms of COVID-19 are:
    • Fever of 100.0°F or higher or chills
    • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat, congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • The area where the student was showing symptoms must be immediately cleaned and disinfected.
  • The nurse or health professional, wearing appropriate PPE, will evaluate the student in the Isolation Room for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • A family member or guardian will be contacted by a staff member and asked to pick up the student.
  • Any individual (student or staff member) showing signs of COVID-19 can only return to school when all the following conditions are met:
    • Received a positive COVID-19 test AND
    • Isolated for 10 days AND
    • Presents clearance from a healthcare provider AND
    • The individual has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication. OR 
    • Received a negative COVID-19 test AND
    • Presents clearance from a healthcare provider AND  
    • The individual has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication. OR
    • Never got a COVID-19 test AND
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
    • Presents clearance from a healthcare provider AND
    • The individual has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication. 
  • If DOHMH or NYC Test & Trace Corps determine the individual is considered a close contact of a positive case, the individual can only return to school when all the following are met:
    • The individual has completed a 14-day quarantine regardless of symptoms or COVID-19 test results since their last exposure to that case AND
    • Presents clearance from a health care provider evaluation AND
    • The student has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
    • Students in quarantine should participate in remote learning if feeling well enough.
Building Protocols
  • All students will enter into the schoolyard entrance on West 4th street. Doors will open at 8:20 to begin ID card swiping, random temperature checks and hand washing/sanitizing. Students will be expected to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing while entering the building. 
  • Students will report directly to their period 1 class which will start at 8:30.
  • Students who report to the building on days they should be remote will be held in a separate room till someone on the blue card can pick them up. Or students can be sent home on their own if we have a waiver signed by a parent.
  • Students will dismiss from grade specific doors at 2pm. This will be strictly enforced to ensure social distancing.
    • 6th grade will dismiss into the schoolyard and exit onto W4th street
    • 7th grade will dismiss onto Ave S from the door closest to W5th street
    • 8th grade will dismiss onto Ave S from the door closest to W4th street
  • In an effort to minimize the number of visitors in a school at any given time, we will attempt to address all visitors and parent concerns by phone or computer.
    • Meetings will be conducted remotely where possible (e.g. Zoom, MS Teams, Google Meets).
  • When it is necessary to hold a meeting in person, all visitors are required to follow the visitor control protocols, including temperature checks, complying with physical distancing requirements and wearing a face covering.
  • If a parent is called to the school to pick up their child, the child must be brought to the main lobby to meet the parent
  • To ensure physical distancing guidelines, no more than one student will be allowed in the bathroom at a time. 
School Policies and Procedures
  • The default is that students will participate in blended learning based on the scheduling model the school selects.
  • Families can opt into 100% remote learning at any time using the Learning Preference Survey
 
Families who choose 100% remote learning can opt back into blended learning on a quarterly basis during a set timeframe three weeks before the quarter begins.
  • The DOE will be tracking student attendance every school day regardless if the student is scheduled for blended or remote. 
  • A student will be marked present if they meet one of the following requirements: 
    • In Person: student is physically present in the classroom / school learning environment for instruction during the scheduled school day. 
    • Remote: student is virtually present in a virtual learning environment for synchronous instruction during the scheduled school day.

KEY CONTACTS

If you have any questions about the school reopening plan,

please contact Ms. Alexa Calisto (Parent Coordinator):

 

Email
acalisto@schools.nyc.gov

Phone
718-375-7635 ext 1132

 

*You can also connect with the administration or teachers directly using the Staff Directory.