SCHOOL RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT!!

 School is reopened sign       

PS/IS 48's building is OPEN!

PreK - 8th Grade Blended Learning Students are to report to school on their Cohort Days.

PS/IS 48 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS!

 Cohort Calendar  

    

Please refer to this calendar to know when your child/ren will attend school in person.

Please remember that your child is still responsible for logging into their virtual classroom on the days they will be learning from home.

Group D - Remote Only - Children log into their virtual classroom daily.

The official school day hours are 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM daily. 

PS/IS 48 News Feed

  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

    5/5/2021 10:23 AM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    Today we are writing to inform you that on 5/5/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental
    Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school
    while infectious.

    Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To
    connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public
    schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Building Cleared to Remain Open

    4/27/2021 2:31 PM
    Subject: Health Investigation Complete

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Families:  

    Today I am writing to share an important update about our school. The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have completed a thorough investigation.

    They have determined that the school may remain open for regularly scheduled activities.

    Here is guidance from DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to help clarify next steps:

    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. 
    ● Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10- day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● The NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect quarantining New Yorkers to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with
    resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    How Do We Stay Healthy?

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • COVID Cases - 24 Hour Investigation

    4/26/2021 3:41 PM

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox Community: 

    The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.  

    Due to multiple members of our school community testing positive for COVID-19, the NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct an investigation to determine the sources of COVID-19 in our school community. Our school will remain open during this investigation. We will notify you of the results of this investigation as soon as it is complete and will implement next steps accordingly.

    What happens now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual(s) who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to
    quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this
    period. All other staff and students may continue to come to the school. Our school will remain open during the investigation.
    ● Test + Trace and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. 
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.
     

    How Do We Stay Healthy? 

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:   
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. 
    3. Wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your
    arm, not your hands. 

    How can I stay updated? 

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  
     

    Sincerely,     
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    4/26/2021 11:41 AM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?
    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?
    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    4/25/2021 12:50 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    4/22/2021 2:09 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to
    fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    4/19/2021 6:06 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    4/18/2021 3:25 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined
    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?
    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from
    their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?
    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?
    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.
    Sincerely,
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

    4/13/2021 9:08 AM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox at 1050 Targee Street Community:

    Today we are writing to inform you that on 4/13/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there ha been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.

    Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    How can I stay updated?

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,
    Michelle Rutman

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Confirmed Case(s) of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    4/12/2021 7:18 PM

    Dear P.S. 048 William G. Wilcox Community: 

    The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.  

    Due to multiple members of our school community testing positive for COVID-19, the NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will conduct an investigation to determine the sources of COVID-19 in our school community. Our school will remain open during this investigation. We will notify you of the results of this investigation as soon as it is complete and will implement next steps accordingly.

    What happens now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual(s) who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period. All other staff and students may continue to come to the school. Our school will remain open during the investigation.
    ● Test + Trace and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. 
    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.
     

    How Do We Stay Healthy? 

    Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:   
    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. 
    3. Wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands. 

    How can I stay updated? 

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa

    To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community- based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  
     

    Sincerely,     
    Allison Odonnell

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
View More Posts

Contact PS/IS 48

 Rendition of PS/IS 48 building 

Principal: Ms. O'Donnell

Middle School AP: Ms. Nuzzela

Elementary School AP: Ms DeGegorio

Guidance Councilor & RFA Liaison: Ms. Reese

Parent Coordinator: Ms. Hionas

School Phone Number: (718) 447-8323

Fax: (718) 815-3956

Address: 1050 Targee Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

Contact Us:

ps48pta@ps48r.org

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-48-PTA/266666890039164

https://twitter.com/ps48r

Remind App: Sign up today to receive important updates, announcements, and reminders. Download the app for free (if you don't already have it) to any IOS or Android device, then join our feed using the code @48pta.

To contact individual staff members, please see the Faculty  and Staff Directory Page 

Return to School 2020

 DoE Return to School Logo 

Visit the DoE's Website for all of the latest updates and information on the 2020-2021 school year: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020

NYC Schools Account

 New York City School Account Logo 

Access your child's New York City School Account here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account

COVID-19 Info

 DoE Logo 

Visit the DoE's website for the latest information and updates on COVID-19 and the Health & Safety Plan: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed/health-and-safety-plan

Healthy Habits

 Poster showing how to cover a sneeze or cough 

Visit the DoE's website for information on staying healthy: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/staying-healthy

Blended Program

 Blended Learning Logo 

The Blended Program will begin on Tuesday, September 29

We are following the same calendar that was distributed

September 29 - 1st Day in Person Learning for Group C

September 30 - 1st Day in Person Learning for Group A

October 1- Ist Day in Person Learning for Group B

 

What to Expect?

Please work with your child in understanding the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask. Face shields cannot be worn in place of a mask. Bandanas are not permitted as an appropriate face covering. A face covering with an exhalation valve or vent cannot not be used on school property as exhalation valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape to others.

The school will have extra masks available if a child forgets their mask.

Social distancing markers have been placed throughout our school building on floors and in the hallways.

All desks have been arranged to adhere to the 6 feet rule.

The maximum number of occupancy signs have been placed on the doors of every utilized space.

PPE (masks, gowns, cleaning products, etc.) are in the school building.

The entire school will be sanitized throughout the day and each evening.

Students will eat breakfast and lunch in the classroom. Snack is not permitted in grades K-8.

 

Morning Arrival

Staggered arrival times and entrances.

Students will stand on the socially distant markers located around the school building.

Parents will complete wellness checks on their child each morning including temperature checks.

All students will complete the health screening prior to morning arrival https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

You can show us the screening on your smartphone or bring a print out.

There will be random temperature screenings.

All students will receive a tag with their cohort information. Students should wear this tag each day! 

 Lion Color Coded Cards 

 

Parent Handbook

Keep up to date with communication, important student information, and technology at PS/IS 48 through our Parent Handbook.

 

Health Screening

Click on  "guest screening" to fill out the survey.

Click on student for student health screening. First Name, Last Name, PS 48 email address.

Select P.S. 048 William G Wilcox (R048).

Add this tool to your phone by clicking the selection button.

 

Social Distancing

Students will follow the social distancing paw prints to enter and exit the school building.

Classroom desks are placed 6 ft apart and are following the social distancing guidelines.

 

Attendance

Good attendance is important for the child’s success.

When students are in the school building the teacher will take attendance in a traditional manner.

If your child is not feeling well, they must stay home!

 

When the child is learning from home students MUST:

Complete the attendance assignment listed on their Google Classroom.

Attend AT LEAST one live Google Meet with their teacher.

All students must make every effort to attend every live lesson!

 

How is Learning Prioritized During in Person Instruction?

Children will have instruction in ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science while in school.

All students will also have physical education and SEL (Social Emotional Learning).

Early childhood students will have art this term.

7th and 8th grade students will have Spanish.

Teachers will focus on meeting individual student needs and small group instruction.

We will use the flipped classroom approach where students will learn content on their remote days and dig deeper into skills and strategies when in person with their teachers.

Outdoor time will be built into schedules.

Students will have instructional lunch.

 

Curriculum and the Blended Learning Program

The amount of SYNCHRONOUS (LIVE) instruction varies by grade based on the Chancellor’s recommendations.

When students are learning from home they will see a staff member who may not necessarily be their teacher.

For example, Ms. Skara is one our Kindergarten teachers. On certain days she will check in with the students from Ms. Delbianco and Ms. Tannacore’s classes. During this time students will work on skills and strategies that ALL Kindergarten students are learning. 

We are using the teaming approach so all teachers are planning together and staying on a similar pace no matter if they are in school or learning remotely.

Students will meet with teachers in small groups throughout the week.

 

Learning Online!

When blended students are working remotely from home, they will log into Google Classroom to complete their asynchronous lessons and assignments.

PS/IS 48 uses a GSuite domain. Each student has an @ps48r.org gmail account.

NYC DOE is offering tutorials for parents and students to learn about the different technology platforms that we are using! Click Here Student/Parent Tutorials

PS/IS 48 Technology Resource Website: Click Here

If you require a device for remote learning, please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/ipad-requests

 

Troubleshooting Technology Issues:

Lost password/trouble accessing a website? Reach out to your child’s teacher first!

If you are having issues with your school issued technology, please complete this form: Technology Ticket

 

Communication

Class Dojo (Elementary) and PupilPath (Middle School) is how we will communicate and stay up to date with our families on important information!

 

WHERE DO WE BEGIN?

Social Emotional Learning is our priority in September!

We will be using Sanford Harmony and Restorative Circles to drive our Social Emotional Learning!

Warm and welcoming environment! (virtually and in person!)

These times are different for all, especially our students! We will make them feel welcome everyday!

COVID-19 Conversations

We don’t want to brush the virus under the rug. Many of our students have feelings. Let them share!

 

Other Information

Blended students will receive their books on the first day of school!

You do not need to bring all supplies- Teachers will tell the students what to bring to school.

Don’t forget your health screening.

Cohort tags will be distributed on the first day.

Follow the arrival and dismissal plan for drop off and pick up!

Operoo: If you haven’t shared your emails yet, please do so this week!

 

Thank you families of PS/IS 48 for your support and patience!

If you have any additional questions or concerns about anything please reach out to us via dojo or email!

Remote Learning Expectations

 Remote Learning 

What to Expect?

Students will log onto their Google Classroom each morning at 8am and complete their attendance activity.

Students will have a schedule of live meets with their teachers.

All subject areas will be prioritized.

Students will meet with their teachers in small groups based on needs within subject areas.

Assessments will be ongoing.

 

Time Students Will Spend Remotely

 
Kindergarten

September - 60-75 mins 

October - 70-80 mins

November- December - 80-90 mins                         

January-February - 120 mins

 

1st Grade

September - 70-85 mins 

October - 80-90 mins 

November- December - 90-100 mins                  

January-February - 120 mins

                                                              

2nd Grade

September - 80-95 mins 

October - 90-100 mins   

November- December - 95-100 mins  

January-February - 120 mins

 

3rd - 5th Grades             

September - 60-75 mins   

October - 70-80 mins 

November- December - 80-90 mins     

January-February - 120 mins

 

6th - 8th Grades

September - 80-100 mins   

October - 90-120 mins 

November- December - 120-140 mins     

January-February - 150-210 mins

 

Attendance

Good attendance is important for the child’s success.

When the child is learning from home students MUST:

Complete the attendance assignment listed on their Google Classroom.

Attend AT LEAST one live Google Meet with their teacher.

All students must make every effort to attend every live lesson!

 

Curriculum and the REMOTE Learning Program

The amount of SYNCHRONOUS (LIVE) instruction varies by grade based on the Chancellor’s recommendations.

Class size and teacher changes.

Currently our remote classes are large.

Teachers are currently splitting students in two groups.

Para support.

Students will meet with teachers in small groups.

 

Parent Handbook

Keep up to date with communication, important student information, and technology at PS/IS48 through our Parent Handbook.

 

Learning Online!

When blended students are working remotely from home, they will log into Google Classroom to complete their asynchronous lessons and assignments.

PS/IS 48 uses a GSuite domain. Each student has an @ps48r.org gmail account.

NYC DOE is offering tutorials for parents and students to learn about the different technology platforms that we are using! Click Here Student/Parent Tutorials

PS/IS 48 Technology Resource Website: Click Here

If you require a device for remote learning, please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/ipad-requests

 

Troubleshooting Technology Issues:

Lost password/trouble accessing a website? Reach out to your child’s teacher first!

If you are having issues with your school issued technology, please complete this form: Technology Ticket

 

Communication

Class Dojo (Elementary) and PupilPath (Middle School) is how we will communicate and stay up to date with our families on important information!

 

WHERE DO WE BEGIN?

Social Emotional Learning is our priority in September!

We will be using Sanford Harmony and Restorative Circles to drive our Social Emotional Learning!

Warm and welcoming environment! (virtually and in person!)

These times are different for all, especially our students! We will make them feel welcome everyday!

COVID-19 Conversations

We don’t want to brush the virus under the rug. Many of our students have feelings. Let them share!

 

Other Information

Books for remote learning were distributed last week. If you have not come to school to collect books, please call tomorrow and we will schedule a time for you.

Operoo: If you haven’t shared your emails yet, please do so this week!

 

Thank you families of PS/IS 48 for your support and patience!

If you have any additional questions or concerns about anything please reach out to us via dojo or email!

 

 

 

P.S./I.S. 48 Parent Handbook Digital Learning

 PS/IS 48 Lion Logo 

Handbook Updated as of 9/22

Communication

Parent/Guardian Communication: We will be using:

Class DoJo - Grades PreK-4

PupilPath - Grades 5- 8

School website ​https://psis48.echalksites.com/

Email Blast from our PTA at ​PS48pta@ps48r.org

And introducing...

Operoo is an online system for communicating forms and information to our families. All documents will be sent out digitally through this system. Operoo will make it easy for you to receive forms and notices and keep your emergency cards up to date!

 

Contact Information:

Parent Coordinator - Maria Hionas ​MHionas@ps48r.org

 Assistant Principal PreK-4 - Linda DeGregorio ​LDegregorio@ps48r.org

Assistant Principal 5-8 Kristine Nuzzela K​ Nuzzela@ps48r.org

Guidance Counselor Christine Reese ​CResse@ps48r.org

Pupil Accounting Secretary Donna Cusick d​ cusick@ps48r.org

Attendance Coordinator Diane Barone - D​ Barone@ps48r.org

Principal Allison O’Donnell -​ Aodonnell@ps48r.org

 

My Student Account:

If you have not created an account on mystudent.nyc. Please contact Parent Coordinator, Maria Hionas for the creation code. O​ n this site you can view attendance, grades, and more.​ This is where you will see your child’s report card in November.

Ms. Hionas’ email address is M​ hionas@ps48r.org.​

 

Student Email Addresses:

All students will receive two student email addresses:

@ps48r.org email address

NYC DOE email address (this will happen later in the school year)

 

Important Student Information

Official School Hours - 8:00am-2:00pm

 

Attendance:
Blended Learning Remote and Remote Only Students:

All students MUST complete daily attendance in google classroom. In addition to completing the attendance, the students must attend at least ONE live session to be considered present for the school day. Middle school students are expected to attend live interactions for all of the subjects on their schedule.

If a child has excessive absences (2 or more in a five day period), the school will reach out to the parent.

 

Arrival and Dismissal:

All Entrances/Exits will be labeled with the appropriate grades.

Students will line up outside rain or shine.

Students will line up at the 6 feet markers social distancing markers that will be posted around the school.

Students and parents must wear their mask.

Students must have a completed health check (details to follow).

Students must enter the building at their designated grade specific area. Please note that siblings will not be permitted to enter or exit the building together at this time.

Arrival and dismissal will be staggered so we can adhere to social distancing.

These times are subject to change.​ Once the school year begins and we get a better sense of length of our morning protocols, we may adjust our arrival time.

If your child is late, you will need to bring them to the main door.

 

Kindergarten

Arrival Time - 9:00 am (First two weeks only); Then 8:25am

Location - Early Childhood Entrance (Enter on Venice Street, Make a straight line starting at the gate of the early childhood playground towards Venice).

Dismissal Time - 1:45pm

Location - Early Childhood Entrance (Enter on Venice Street, Make a straight line starting at the gate of the early childhood playground towards Venice). 

 

1st Grade

Arrival Time - 8:25 am

Location - Exit 7 - Targee Street (Students will line up on Targee Street. Please stand along the socially distant spaces on the fence).

Dismissal Time - 2:00 pm

Location - Early Childhood Entrance (Enter on Venice Street, Make a straight line starting at the gate of the early childhood playground towards Venice). 

 

2nd Grade

Arrival Time - 8:40 am

Location - Exit 7 - Targee Street (Students will line up on Targee Street. Please stand along the socially distant spaces on the fence).

Dismissal Time - 1:50 pm

Location - Exit 7 - Targee Street (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

3rd Grade

Arrival Time - 8:40 am

Location - Main Entrance (Students will line up on Targee Street near the garden).

Dismissal Time - 1:50 pm

Location - Main Entrance (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

4th Grade

Arrival Time - 8:40 am

Location - Exit 4 - Cafeteria Entrance (Students will line up on Richmond Road near Exit 4).

Dismissal Time - 1:45 pm

Location - Exit 4 - Cafeteria Entrance (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

5th Grade

Arrival Time - 8:25 am

Location - Exit 4 - Cafeteria Entrance (Students will line up on Richmond Road near Exit 4).

Dismissal Time - 1:50 pm

Location - Exit 3 - Richmond Road (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

6th Grade

Arrival Time - 8:25 am

Location - Exit 4 - Cafeteria Entrance (Students will line up on Richmond Road near Exit 4).

Dismissal Time - 2:00 pm

Location - Exit 4 - Cafeteria Entrance (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

7th Grade

Arrival Time - 8:25 am

Location - Main Entrance (Students will line up on Targee Street near the garden).

Dismissal Time - 2:00 pm

Location - Main Entrance (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

8th Grade

Arrival Time - 8:25 am

Location - Exit 3- Richmond Road (Students line up on the grass near the fence on Richmond Road).

Dismissal Time - 2:00 pm

Location -

Exit 7 - Targee Street (Parents please maintain social distancing protocols during pick up. You can use markers along the fence to wait for your child).

 

Daily Health Screenings:

Daily Health Screenings In alignment with NYS Department of Health guidance, students and school-based staff cannot report to school if they:

Have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath within the past 10 days.

Have gotten a positive result from a COVID-19 test that tested saliva or used a nose or throat swab (not a blood test) in the past 10 days.

Have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Have traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

To ensure that staff and students do not report to school if they have or potentially may have COVID-19 or are feeling ill, a health screening, including a temperature check, must be completed by all students, staff, and visitors before entering NYCDOE school facilities. This screening should be completed at home and must be completed each day.

School-based staff, students, and visitors can complete the health screening in the following ways:

NYCDOE families/students are encouraged to use the online health screening tool to pre-screen themselves before entering a NYCDOE building.

Online Health Screening Tool- Use this website : h​ ttps://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

Upon entering the school facility, families/students will be asked to provide the results of their screening either by showing the email on their smartphone or a printout of the results. Families should support students as needed with this online screening questionnaire and should ensure students have proper documentation for morning entry.

For students who travel via school bus, Families must complete the screening, including checking their child’s temperature, prior to boarding a school bus to make certain that their child is well enough to ride on the bus and attend school. Bus personnel will not be conducting screenings of children prior to boarding the bus. School site designated staff will be checking for completion of student health screening at entry.

For morning student drop off, every effort should be made to ensure that student health screenings are completed prior to families dropping off their children to school, especially for our younger students.

 

Breakfast and Lunch:

All meals will be consumed in classrooms.

Students will have the opportunity to take a ​‘grab and go’​breakfast to their classroom.

Students can bring lunch from home if they choose.

No student will ever be left without lunch. If your child leaves his/her lunch at home, we will provide them with a school prepared cold lunch. Parents are not permitted to drop off items to their students.

There will be no snack in grades Kindergarten - 8.

Snack is permitted in Pre-Kindergarten only.

 

Masks and Social Distancing:

Please work with your child in understanding the importance of social distancing and wearing a mask. Face shields cannot be worn in place of a mask. Bandanas are not permitted as an appropriate face covering.

The school will have extra masks available if a child forgets their mask.

Social distancing markers have been placed throughout our school building on floors and in the hallways.

All desks have been arranged to adhere to the 6 feet rule.

The maximum number of occupancy signs have been placed on the doors of every utilized space.

 

Random Testing in School:

Random temperature checks will take place each morning.

We have not received additional guidance on the Random Covid 19 testing at this point. We will share information as soon as it is received.

 

Visitor Protocol:

To ensure the health and safety of the PS/IS 48 families, students, and staff, visitor access into the building will be limited.

Any changes to the Emergency Cards will be done using our new electronic O​peroo system​.

Face to face meetings are limited. Our staff will arrange for virtual meetings or phone calls to discuss any issues that may arise.

If a visitor must enter the building for an emergency situation then they must complete the health screening questionnaire prior to admittance www.healthscreening.schools.nyc.gov​.

 

Birthday Celebrations:

Birthday celebrations will not include food or drink at this time. The teacher will make the day special for the child in a creative manner.

 

Teacher Outreach:

Service providers and special education teachers (speech, OT, PT, etc) are in the process of reaching out to families to discuss scheduling options.

Teachers are meeting with students for coordination meetings on September 16, September 17 and September 18.

All teachers will host 20 minute office hours each day to answer student/parent questions and concerns.

 

September and October Cohort Calendar For In-Person Learning:

Please refer to Calendar at the top of the Home Page.  This calendar is still correct even though in person learning does not begin until September 29.

 

School Year Calendar:

Visit the New York City Department of Education for the Calendar

 

Technology

Devises:

If you require a device for remote learning, please visit:https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/ipad-requests

Troubleshooting Technology Issues:

Lost password/trouble accessing a website? R​ each out to your child’s teacher first!

Visit our PS/IS 48 Google website for help: ​https://sites.google.com/ps48r.org/psis-48-technology-resources/home

If you are having issues with your school issued technology, please contact us to complete the Technology Ticket form

PS/IS 48 Technology Resources

PS/IS 48 Technology Resources

 

This is our Google PS/IS 48 Technology Resource Website that was created to support students and parents during our digital learning time.

https://sites.google.com/ps48r.org/psis-48-technology-resources/home

Help Support PS/IS 48

    Student drawing of a vase and flowers  

Amazon Smile: Use this link every time you shop on Amazon and 0.5% of every purchase will be donated back to PS/IS 48 from the AmazonSmile Foundation. Please note: You need to login to your amazon account from the AmazonSmile link instead of logging in from the regular amazon site every time you are buying something on Amazon in our for your purchases to be eligible for this program. 

Box Tops For Education: Please send in all Box Tops! Every box top is worth 10 cents. What a wonderful way to raise funds for the school and the children can help too!

Stop & Shop: Use your Stop & Shop card & link it to PS 48 to raise funds every time you shop! Simply link your card by going to their “Tools for Schools” page on their website & enter our school’s ID # 15728 & a percentage of your total will be donated back to PS 48!

Ink Cartridge Collection: We are still collecting old ink cartridges (no large cartridges please) that can be submitted for additional funding for the school.

Donate Your Time:  Sign up to volunteer at one of our events!  

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact us by phone (718) 447-8323,  ps48pta@ps48r.org or mail at PS/IS 48, 1050 Targee Street, Staten Island, New York 10304 to request assistance.