COVID-19

Our COVID-19 Response Page

Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how P.S. 128M is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection.

We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.

Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

The NYC DOE Return to School 2020 site section also has important information and resources for you. See the Update for Families letter.

Last updated: October 5th, 2020

Safety Precautions Taken by Our School

  • Sanitization: Before entering the school building, all students and staff will sanitize their hands. Hand sanitization is also required upon entering the classroom.
  • Random temperature checks: Prior to entering the building, students and staff may have their temperature checked.

TECHNOLOGY: GETTING A DEVICE AND INTERNET ACCESS

We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days. 

  • If your student needs a laptop or tablet, fill out the Device Request Form to reserve your device. Borrowing a device is free!
  • If your students experience internet-connectivity issues with their iPads, they can request help through the Technical Support for Families form.
  • Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location. Take your device with you on in-school days. 
  • If you are not able to get internet hooked up in your home, your child's teacher will work with you to provide alternative offline assignments. 
  • If you are having trouble connecting to Google Classroom, Google Hangouts, or any of our online learning resources, contact your teacher.

REMOTE LEARNING EXPECTATIONS

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility. 

  • Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.

Free Meals

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Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
No one will be turned away at any time • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites

Instructions for Parents

  • All parents are encouraged to take their child's temperature prior to bring them to school.
  • The child must stay home if they show a temperature higher than 99.9 degrees.