From the Principal's Desk...

In-Person Learning for students begins on Monday December 7th.

Please see letters and calendar below.

Blended Learning - Returning Dec 7.pdf

Return to School

Carta a Padres 12-3-20 Aprendizaje Mixto.pdf

Return to School(Esp)


December Calendar

PS8 - A Community of Kindness

It is that time of the year when we think of giving, family, friends. In the spirit of community, kindness and giving thanks, check out our PS8 Community of Kindness bulletin board. Please post a kind note about someone in our PS8 community - a teacher, student, staff member, parent, sibling, etc. Use the '+' at bottom to write your note and submit. Since the board is moderated it may take a while for your submission to be published. Meanwhile, enjoy the other notes of kindness and reflect on how lucky we are to have each other.

WeSpeakNYC_DOE_flyer_December 2020.pdf
Did you know we're open-Eng PS8-.pdf
Did you know-estamos abierto- SPANISH -PS 8.pdf

NYU College of Dentistry

Dear PS 8 Families,

We are happy to announce that NYU Caried Away will provide dental care to our students again this year. However, due to safety guidelines in schools, NYU Caried Away will provide dental care at Lehman College, located at 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West, Bronx NY 10468, during the week of 12/07/2020.

The NYU CariedAway clinical team will begin calling families on 11/30/20 to make appointments for the week of 12/07/20. NYU CariedAway will call parents who have already completed consent forms last school year. If you would like your child to participate, click on the link below to fill out a consent form and NYU CariedAway will call you to make an appointment. There are no out of pocket costs for families. Medicaid will be billed and if your child is not insured, NYU Caried Away will pay for all services provided.

Below are the links to the consent forms:

Letter From the Chancellor 11/24

Update for Families_November 24 2020.pdf

Remote Learning Checklist


Montefiore School Health Program

This year's flu season is one of the worst in more than a decade. Montefiore Clinic is here to assist with Flu shots and other health related needs. Click on the arrow below to access enrollment and proper documentation. ------->

Learning Bridges

As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling, most schools and early childhood programs are operating on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that provides free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning.

How to Apply

  • If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this application(Open external link).

  • Need help completing the online application? Call 311 for assistance.

  • If you previously filled out the expression of interest form, you do not need to complete another application.

October 2020 Parent Letter.pdf
School Testing Day Brief Letter - 10-22-20.pdf
School Testing Day Brief Letter_Spanish.pdf

Remember your Health Screen Form- You can find the online health screening at

(Please login with your child's email.)

Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing - September 29, 2020.pdf

COVID 19 - Family Letter from Chancellor Carranza

Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - September 27 2020.pdf

COVID19 Testing

Student Consent Form

Update for Families_September 21 2020.pdf

COVID 19 - Family Letter from Chancellor Carranza

September 2020 School Opening Letter.pdf

September 2020 Opening School Letter (English)

Carta a las Familias 8 de septiembre de 2020.pdf

September 2020 Opening School Letter (Spanish)


My School Account Fact Sheet


NYCDOE Back to School Pledge

Grab and Go Tips for Families.pdf

iReady Tips for Families

NYC Webinar Schedule Sept 2020 and A Day of Learning.pdf

iReady Webinar Schedule

August 2020 Parent Letter (1).pdf

PS 8 Fall Model


Carta a Padres 8-19-20 Reapertura.pdf

PS 8 Fall Model


Parent Handbook 2020-2021 Rev 9-15-20.pdf

PS 8 Isaac Varian Parent Handbook

2019-2020 Personal Item Retrieval Form

Please click the link below to fill out the form to retrieve items form 2019-2020 school year.


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

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

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.


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 (1).mp4

A Song for You

By: Ms. Rivas

Remote Learning Bunch - First Grade.mp4

First Grade

ENL Team

Third Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

Fifth Grade Message May 2020.mp4

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade


PreK Video.mpeg

PreK- 1

PreK -2

Class 2-217 Memories(2).mp4

Class 2-217