PS 8 Fall Reopening Family Meeting
Dear PS 8 Families,
I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer. Although there are still many uncertainties and questions about reopening schools in the fall, I have scheduled a Zoom videoconference with you on Tuesday, August 4th at 11AM to share our preliminary plans and program options. If you haven't done so please fill out the two surveys below to help with obtaining information for the Fall 2020 opening.
Below is the meeting information.
Topic: PS 8 Fall Reopening Family Meeting
Time: Aug 4, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 946 9952 6315 Passcode: 890992
Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 946 9952 6315 Passcode: 890992
Chancellor Carranza with Critical Information of Return to School 2020.
Updated- July 27th
Return To School 2020
Dear P.S. 8 Families,
This Fall, P.S. 8 will offer a combination of in-person and remote learning. If you are opting to have your child learn 100% remotely (online at home) please complete the Learning Preference Survey by August 7th.
We will share additional information with you in the coming weeks.
P.S. 8 - Sibling Information Survey
To help us plan for reopening, we ask that you complete the survey below as it will provide us information to make educational decisions while considering family life. Please complete this form and include all siblings enrolled in P.S. 8 Isaac Varian and click "SUBMIT" on the bottom of the form. We appreciate your input and hope all is well with all of our families at P.S. 8. Click the link below.
A Letter to The P.S. 8 School Community - June 2020
Directions in English
Parents: 2020 June Report Cards
As previously stated above, you will be able to access your child’s report card via your child’s NYCSA (NYC Schools Account) on Monday, June 29th. For directions to carry out this action please refer to the guides on the sides in both English and Spanish.
Directions in Spanish
Summer Resources 2020
Dear PS 8 Families,
As we get ready for Summer 2020, please take a look at the summer learning page below, which includes educational activities, podcasts, learning games, reading websites and more to support your child during the summer. These supplementary learning resources are recommended for you to encourage your child to continue with his/her learning during the summer months.
Each June we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States in 1865. Across the country, family and friends gather to celebrate and learn more about the history and experience of African Americans before and after slavery.
Click this link for more information and resources. LINK
Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) (Updated 6/11/20)
Updated Calendar Events for June 4th and 9th
P.S. 8's Update Grading Policy
Optional Tutoring Resource Available through Public Libraries
The City of New York’s three public library systems—Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library—are providing free access to Brainfuse, which is an online tutoring platform for families and students. This resource is available seven days a week, from 2:00–11:00 p.m., and provides support to all grade levels in the following areas:Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more.
24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other kinds of writing for constructive feedback.
Homework Questions: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich, adult-learning content (GED), and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills series, and more.
Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support.To access Brainfuse, New York State residents must sign up for a free library card in one of the three library systems. See below for information about how school communities in all five boroughs can obtain library cards at any of the three public library systems:
New York Public Library: To obtain a New York Public Library eCard, download and use the SimplyE app. Please note that this app has been uploaded to all iPads issued by the DOE. For instructions on how to apply using the SimplyE app, please visit NYPL.org. Families and students may access Brainfuse using their New York Public Library eCard.
Parent Workshop: Stress Management during COVID-19
Technical Support for Families-NYCDOE iPads
If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, the NYCDOE has support pages (such as Getting Started with Your iPad, Remote Learning Portal, Getting Started with Google Classroom, Getting Started with Teams) please fill out the Technical Support for Families form. The form uses Google Translate in the top right corner.
Dial-A-Teacher Now Available for Grades K–5
The UFT has re-opened its Dial-A-Teacher program, a homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers. This resource is available from 4:00–7:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for students in grades K–5. Due to limitations caused by school building closures, the help line is currently only available for ELA and math homework from teachers speaking English. The UFT is hoping to expand to other subjects, grades, and languages soon. Please share this optional resource with your school community.
No Place For Hate
We are thrilled to announce that P.S. 8 Isaac Varian was designated as a 2019-2020 No Place For Hate® School! We were recognized for our school’s commitment to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students. This year, PS 8 is one of over 1,800 schools across the country that successfully completed the program.
GREAT JOB P.S. 8!
In staying apart we stand together! During these trying times the PS 8 community stays committed to creating a positive and supportive learning environment.
Here are some messages from our teachers below.
A Song for You
By: Ms. Rivas
Click on the following links below dedicated to student PreK to 5th.
Accessing Google Classroom/Remote Learning
Hello Parents- During this time students will be engaging in Remote Learning. That is when teachers post assignments and tasks on Google Classroom. To help your child stay on top of their work you can access their ps8lions.com account.
For assistance in properly logging on click on the video here
The First Video is in English. The Second Video is in Spanish.