COMPLETING DAILY HEALTH SCREENING PRIOR TO COMING TO SCHOOL
We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities safe. We are asking you to do your part by making sure your children have completed their health screenings (including temperature checks) before they enter school buildings. We encourage you to use our Online Health Screening Tool each day that your child is scheduled to attend in-person learning.
You can find the online health screening at healthscreening.schools.nyc (Please login with your child's email.)
When you do the screening at home, you or your child just need to provide the results of the screening either by showing the email on a smartphone or a printout of the results before entering the school building. All students will receive an oral thermometer in their first week of in-person instruction in case they need one to check their temperature.
If you or your child is not able to pre-screen using the online tool, you may use the Paper Health Screening Questionnaire and have your child bring the completed form to school and show it upon entry. Your school will provide you with printed copies so you can complete the questionnaire at home.
If you or your child forgets or is unable to pre-screen, someone will be available at your school's entrance to assist your child in completing the form and checking your child’s temperature.
The PS 8 Parent Association Monthly Meeting
Thursday, Oct 8th from 6:00PM to 7:30 PM.
Meeting ID: 748 1307 8250
2020-2021 Back to School Opening Update
September 17, 2020
Dear PS 8 Families,
Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Carranza announced a new staggered start for in-person learning today. Please be advised that children who are enrolled in fully remote programs will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.
Children participating in blended learning will be learning remotely as well the week of September 21st and their in-person start date will be as follows:
Pre-K: In person learning begins on 9/21
K-5: In person learning begins on 9/29
Please see the updated In-person calendar below for all K-5 and Pre-K students.
We thank you for your collaboration and partnership.
Claudia Tahiraj-Sadrija, Principal
DOE Student Accounts
The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students. The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:
iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform
Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
Multiple educational applications
G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)
Click the link below for more information on finding the DOE account for your learner.
Reopening Update for Families: September 14, 2020
A Message from -Mark Rampersant Senior Executive Director Office of Safety and Youth Development
Welcome Back 2020-2021 Update
September 2020 Opening School Letter (English)
September 2020 Opening School Letter (Spanish)
My School Account Fact Sheet
NYCDOE Back to School Pledge
iReady Tips for Families
iReady Webinar Schedule
PS 8 Fall Model
PS 8 Fall Model
PS 8 Isaac Varian Parent Handbook
2019-2020 Personal Item Retrieval Form
Emergency Contact Card 2020-2021
Remote Learning Device Request Form
In order to help schools to identify families still in need of devices, the DOE is asking that parents fill out the Remote Learning Device request form by August 31. The August 31 deadline for families will give schools time to assess the needs of their students and plan to fill them by the beginning of the school year. Click the link below to get your request in for the beginning of the school year.
Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey.
Back to School Fall 2020 Supply Lists
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 ASAP.
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.
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.