P.S. 195

The Manhattan Beach School

School Hours for the 2020-2021 School Year

Monday through Friday

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

P.S. 195 Mission Statement

Our Mission: In partnership with our school and the home, all students will learn to become better thinkers.

Our Goal: Our goal is to help students be responsible, productive, caring members of our culturally diverse community as they acquire a lifelong love for learning.

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⏰ Dismissal Schedule ⏰

🎥How to log in with DOE Zoom 🎥

Click on the Slide Deck Below to see how you can log into our Zoom meetings with your DOE account.

Watch this video on how to download Zoom onto your computer/laptop: Download Zoom

Starting September 2020, all students will use their DOE student account to log into TeachHub. TeachHub allows students to access several apps, such as Google Classroom, Zoom, MyON, and more.

The DOE student accounts end in @nycstudents.net. Students will no longer be using their @ps195.org google accounts. The Department of Education has created accounts for every student, so schools no longer need to have separate accounts. Your DOE student account is used from Pre-K all the way through the end of high school.

Please help your child log into their new account by following the steps in the letter attached. You should have received your child’s username (email) and password from the classroom teacher via ClassTag. If not, please reach out to Mrs. McBean (mmcbean@schools.nyc.gov ) or Mrs. Casale (LCasale@schools.nyc.gov)

Important: Once you are signed into Google Classroom (using the DOE account), you will see your child's Google Classroom already assigned to you. This will help your child get ready for the new school year. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE STUDENT'S PASSWORDS.

Click here for the directions: Steps to Log in to NYCStudents DOE Account in TeachHub


P.S. 195 Parents and Guardians,

This school year, we will continue to use ClassTag to increase our classroom communication between parents and teachers. It is a simple, free app that can be accessed anywhere and from any device. We will be using ClassTag to share class announcements, classroom updates, parent/teacher conference sign-ups, and more things you won’t want to miss!

We are currently setting up our 2020-2021 ClassTag accounts. If you are an existing parent, please check your app. We have moved your child into their new class. Please make sure your information is current, if not please update, so you won't miss out on any important information.

If you are a new parent, please reach out to our parent coordinator, Mrs. Casale, LCasale@schools.nyc.gov, so we can add you to Classtag.

If you would like to use the app please download the app “ClassTag” or visit the ClassTag website and login: https://home.classtag.com

Thank you so much for your cooperation and we look forward in collaborating with you!

Dear P.S. 195 Families,

I hope you and your loved ones are well and enjoy the remainder of the summer. We have select programming Model 2 for the 2020-21 school year. Please see the summary as well as additional details of Model 2 below. All Families should have received information identifying which cohort your child is will be in this Fall. Please continue to check our school website for the most current updates.Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we prepare for the upcoming reopening of school.

**To read more about important school openings, please click here to visit the DOE website.

Wednesday, September 16, Thursday, September 17, and Friday September 18, 2020

  • Instructional Orientation

  • All students will

    • Reconnect to their school community

    • Learn the health and safety procedures

    • Check technical connectivity

    • Have wellness checks with their teachers and guidance staff

Monday, September 21

    • K-2 and K-3 Schools: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29

Tuesday, September 29

    • K-12 Schools:

Grades K-8: In-Person Learning begins on Tuesday, September 29

Reopening Update for Families: September 4, 2020

How Will My Child Learn at Home?

Whether learning remotely from home part of the week or every day, students will receive remote instruction in two different ways: live interaction (sometimes referred to as “synchronous instruction”) with teachers, and independent learning (sometimes referred to as “asynchronous instruction”), which includes assignments, projects, or recorded video lessons. Let us explain what that means:

Live interaction means that your student will interact with their teacher on video, phone, live chat, virtual app, or another digital mode in real time. The teacher may be interacting with the whole class, small groups, or individual students. It can be done over Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or other DOE-approved video or phone conferencing or digital platforms. It includes:

Class Lessons;

Office Hours to connecting in real time with teachers to get individual or small group help with instruction or instructional activities;

Social-emotional wellness activities such as sharing circles or mindfulness exercises; or

Feedback discussions with students and families about their work and progress via video or phone.

Other “live participation” activities, such as chat, offered by the digital platform used by educators during lessons.

At the beginning of the school year, here are the target amounts we are asking all schools to engage their students in live interaction and instruction each day:

Students in Pre-K programs: up to 30 minutes

Students in kindergarten through grade 2: 65 to 95 minutes

Students in grades 3–5: 90 to 110 minutes

The amount of time devoted to live instruction will increase each month for all grades as the school year progresses to allow students and teachers to gradually transition. Scheduled times will be posted so that students and staff alike can plan for engagement.

Independent learning means your student will work on their own with assignments, projects, and materials provided by their teachers. This might include:

Video lessons or presentations recorded previously

Activities, assignments or tasks that build on lessons from previous days

Collaborative projects and assignments with classmates

Discussion boards and conversation, feedback, or guidance from teachers over email

Who Will Be Teaching My Child?

Your child will have a high-quality educator leading their education, no matter where they’re learning. Instruction may look a little bit different in every school, reflecting the specific needs of the school community, but here is what you can generally expect:

For Students in Blended Learning

Blended learning refers to a combination of on-site, in-person instruction at the school some days of the week, and remote instruction at home on remaining days.

Your child may have different teachers for on-site and remote learning. Those teachers will work closely together in pairs or teams to create meaningful and connected learning experiences. For example, a student may begin a project in person and then continue to work on it while remote.

During the remote portion of blended learning, your child will regularly be with the same group of students with whom they attend in person.

For Students in Full-Time Remote Learning

Where possible, students engaging in full-time remote learning will be taught by teachers from their own school. Teachers will regularly meet with the same group of students on specific days.

How to Stay Informed on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Your School Community

It’s important that your school can reach you to share crucial information quickly, including alerts about confirmed COVID-19 cases in your child’s school. Please sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) so we can contact you via phone, email, or text message. With NYCSA, you can access your child’s grades, test scores, schedules, transportation information, and more—from anywhere, and in all nine standard DOE language translations.