From the Principal's Desk...

October 2020 Parent Letter.pdf
School Testing Day Brief Letter - 10-22-20.pdf
School Testing Day Brief Letter_Spanish.pdf
Title 1 Annual Meeting 2020 pdf.pdf

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

Thursday October 29th, 2020 11 am- 12 pm

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. ------->

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

(Please login with your child's email.)


School Schedule for October

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

Character Pillar

Fairness and Justice

At PS 8 we strive to help instill a positive school climate and a culture of kindness, making our school a safe environment for students to learn and grow.