SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT!!

 School is closed sign 

Dear Families,

 
Effective tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, 2020, all NYC Public Schools will transition to remote learning.  All school buildings will be closed.  
 
We understand the stress that this puts on families and students.  We are here to support your family with this next transition to remote learning.  
 
We are always available via email: 
 
Allison O'Donnell, Principal Aodonnell@ps48r.org
 
Linda DeGegorio, AP PreK-5,  LDegregorio@ps48r.org
 
Kristine Nuzzela, AP 6-8, KNuzzel@ps48r.org
 
Christine Reese, Guidance Counselor, CReese@ps48r.org
 
Maria Hionas, Parent Coordinator, MHionas@ps48r.org
 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.  We are all in this together!
 
Stay safe and well. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Allison O'Donnell
Principal 

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

  • Update for Families - DoE Schools Closing

    November 18, 2020

    Dear Families,

    I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

    All of us at the Department of Education have been so proud to witness the joy of students and educators reuniting and learning together this year. We have been the only major school district in the nation to reopen our buildings. The benefit to hundreds of thousands of students is incredible, as school communities have reconnected in person for learning, growing, and supporting one another.

    All along, we have kept health and safety at the forefront of everything we do. That includes carefully monitoring COVID-19 transmission rates across the city and, when necessary in response to infections, temporarily closing our school buildings and transitioning students to fully remote learning.

    Given recent increases in transmission, we have reached a point in our City’s infection rate that requires all students to transition to remote learning. Beginning Thursday, November 19, all school buildings will be closed, and all learning will proceed remotely for all students, until further notice. You will hear from your
    principal shortly about next steps for you and your student. Please note that this is a temporary closure, and school buildings will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

    I am sure you have many questions, and below you can find some important guidance to provide some answers. As always, we are committed to academic excellence, community-building, and social-emotional support for your child—no matter where they are learning.

    Devices for Remote Learning
    Do you need a device, need technical support or to fix a broken device, or are dealing with a lost or stolen device? Call DOE’s IT Help desk at 718-935-5100 and press 5 to get assistance.

    You can also get quick help online:
     Browse tech support topics: schools.nyc.gov/technicaltools
     File a tech support ticket: schools.nyc.gov/techsupport
     Request a device: schools.nyc.gov/devices
     Get support with a DOE-issued iPad: schools.nyc.gov/ipadfixes
     Issues with your Internet connection: schools.nyc.gov/internet

    We are committed to ensuring every student is learning 5 days a week. Your child’s school will support you in remote learning if you currently don’t have a device by providing paper-based work. Contact your school for more info.

    Free Meals for Students and Families
    All families and students can continue to go to any school building between 9:00 a.m. and noon on weekdays to pick up three free grab-and-go meals. No identification or registration is necessary. Halal and kosher meals are available at some sites, which are listed at schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.

    From 3-5 p.m., New Yorkers of all ages can pick up free meals at 260 Community Meals sites across the city. For a list of sites, please visit schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.

    Learning Bridges
    Learning Bridges, the City’s free childcare program for children in 3-K through 8th grade, will continue to serve families enrolled in blended learning. We will continue to give priority to children of essential workers, as well as students in temporary housing or residing in NYCHA developments, children in foster care or receiving child welfare services, and students with disabilities. Families can learn more and apply at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges, and new offers will be made to families weekly as seats are available.

    Early Childhood Education
    3-K and Pre-K classrooms in district schools and DOE Pre-K Centers will be closed. If your child attends a program in a community-based center that is not located in a public school, or attends a family childcare program that is part of a DOE network, it will remain open. If you are not sure which type of program your child attends or have questions about your child’s services, please contact your program directly. Strong supports are in place to ensure that these sites can continue operating safely.

    Although we are temporarily shifting to fully remote teaching and learning for all students, if you have recently elected to enroll your child in blended learning, your child will be able to begin in-person learning after we reopen. I know that for many of you, this decision to temporarily close school buildings that we recently opened up will be disappointing, and I understand. But by confronting these challenges together, we can continue to fight back against COVID-19. And I am confident that before long, we will be able to safely reopen our school buildings again.

    Please remember the “Core Four”: wash your hands, wear a face covering, keep six feet of distance from others, and stay home if you’re feeling sick. These are critically important steps that all of us can take every day.

    We will continue to provide updates, supporting you and everyone in the DOE family as this public health crisis continues to evolve. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school with any questions or concerns. We are grateful for your partnership and all you do for our city.

    Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Reminder/Links for Information Session for Families

    Good morning,

     

    PTA Meeting Today 

     Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:30pm

     
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    EVENTS FOR PARENTS

    November is Family Empowerment Month

    Family Empowerment Month is an opportunity to recognize the importance of school, home and community partnerships, now even more crucial in these times. Family Empowerment Month is a collection of activities and events celebrating and supporting families.  We invite you, our colleagues and partners in this work, to join us this month and year in celebrating and supporting our families.  

    Save the Date

    ÿ       Family and Student Information Session (11/19) 

     

    Family and Student Information Session

    Families across the DOE are invited to attend a virtual “Family and Student Information” session, which will take place from 6:30–8:00 p.m. on November 19. Principals and their parent coordinators/family-facing staff should share the following session flyers (EnglishSpanishChinese) via email to ensure families are aware of this opportunity. The session, hosted by Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, will feature DOE leaders discussing the most up-to-date information about remote and blended learning, grading policies, and health and safety protocols.  Families can join this event by registering via Learn DOE; families can also view the event, without registering, via this livestream on the day/time of the event. 

     

    Missed us on November 12th? You can view the recording here: https://learndoe.org/face/recordings/

     

    Virtual Workshops on Financial Wellness for Students and Families (English and Spanish)

    The DOE is partnering with EverFi and Master Your Card to host two workshops on Financial Wellness, one in English and one in Spanish. The workshops will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, November 18th, with the English workshop taking place from 3:00pm to 4:00pm and the Spanish workshop taking place from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Please share the information below or the flyers for the English workshop (3:00pm-4:00pm) and the Spanish workshop (4:30pm to 5:30pm) with your communities. For questions, email the Division of Multilingual Learners at DML@schools.nyc.gov.

     

    The Power Of Financial Wellness

    Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    Time: 3:00 P.M.—4:00 P.M.

    Location: Online (Zoom)

    Registration: https://tinyurl.com/MM1108201

     

    Join us for this online session to learn about:

    ·         Tools to manage your money and support you in meeting your financial goals.

    ·         How to gain access to digital financial literacy lessons and resources for learners of all ages.

    All students, families, and community partners are welcome. There will also be time to get your questions answered by our partners at EverFi and Master Your Card.

     

    Su Bienestar Financiero

    Fecha: miércoles es 18 de noviembre de 2020

    Hora: 4:30 P.M.–5:30 P.M.

    Ubicación: Zoom

    Registro: https://tinyurl.com/MM1108201S

     

    Acompáñenos a una sesión en línea para aprender:

    • Sobre los recursos gratuitos sobre conosimientos financieros. Esta sesión será disponible para estudiantes y sus familias de la ciudad de Nueva York

    • Las herramientas y estrategias que pueden ayudarle en el cumplimiento de sus objetivos financieros.

    Esta sesión está abierta a estudiantes, familias, miembros de la comunidad. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! Todos tendrá la oportunidad de que sus preguntas sean respondidas por nuestros socios de EverFi y Master Your Card.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Welcome Back!

    Dear Families,

     

    On Monday, November 16, 2020, the school reopens for blended students.  Monday is COHORT C day.

     

    Please be reminded of the important health and safety protocols.

     

    1. All students and parents must wear a mask on our campus.

    2. Students will wait on the socially distant markings before entering the school building.  Please dress your child appropriately for all weather conditions.  If it is raining or cold, we still need the children to wait outside to complete the morning protocols.

    3. All students must come to school with their completed health screening either on a printed piece of paper or on a phone or tablet.  We need this form to be completed with the parent therefore, please make this a part of your morning routine!  Please watch our 

                Morning Routines Video for some suggestions.

    1. Attached to this message you will find directions for completing the morning health survey. 

     

    Starting on Monday, all blended remote students will return to their regularly scheduled live lessons on learn from home days.  Please check the Google Classroom for tomorrow’s schedule.  

     

    Reminder:  If you would like to have your remote child return to blended learning later this month, today is the last day to complete the DOE survey!

     

    We look forward to seeing our blended students again this week. 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Allison O’Donnell

    Principal 

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • COVID-19 Cases

    November 7th, 2020
     
    Attached find a letter regarding the 3 new cases of Covid 19 that were recently reported.  If the information in these letters directly pertains to you, you would have already been contacted by us.  
     
    Please note that our school will continue to remain closed through Monday, November 16, 2020. 
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Grading Policy

    November 4, 2020

    Dear Families,

    Thank you for supporting your children and our staff during remote and blended learning.

    Chancellor Carranza announced an updated grading policy that will be in effect for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Grades are a way to communicate about progress with students and families. While we assess student learning in new ways, we must continue to review student work holistically. Schools must base students’ grades on academic progress and performance considering a students’ entire body of work in a subject area. At this point in the year, teachers have a great deal of information about student progress to inform grades.

    We are adjusting our current grading policy to reflect the policies that have been put in place by the NYC Department of Education:
    ● Students will receive formal grades four times per year for four marking periods. Report cards are issued in November (Marking Period 1), February (Marking Period 2), April (Marking Period 3), and June (Marking Period 4). In addition, in June, a final grade will be cumulative.
    ● Kindergarten students will receive their first report card at the end of MP2 on February 11, 2021.

    Marking Period Dates Report Card Distribution
    9/16 - 11/13 11/30
    Grades 1-8
    11/16 - 01/29 02/11
    Grades K-8
    02/01 - 04/16 04/30
    Grades K-8
    04/19 - 06/25 06/25
    Grades K-8

    We have selected the following grading scales for marking periods and final grades for the 2020-2021 school year:
    GRADES K-4 - Standards Mastery Scale

    ● Elective classes (physical education, art, or music) will be graded MT (meeting standards), N or NL GRADES 5- 8
    ● In grades 5-8, students will receive an overall numerical percentage grade in major content areas
    ● Elective classes will be graded P or N(Grade 5) or P or NX (Grade 6-8)
    ● If a student is failing a subject they will receive a grade of N( Grade 5) or NX ( Grade 6-8)
    ● N and NX will be used in place of failing grades
    ● Students must have passing grades in all subjects to be considered for the National Junior Honor Society.
    ● The 8th-grade promotion policy does not allow students to be promoted to high school with an NX in the final marking period. Therefore, any 8th-grade student with an NX will need to reconcile the grade by August 2021 in alignment with promotion policies.

    Students are expected to attend all remote and blended learning lessons consistently. Students have the greatest opportunity to make progress, receive support from their teachers, and demonstrate their learning during our synchronous (live) interactions with our staff. Please encourage your child to join each one of their scheduled live meets.

    Thank you for your continuous support during this time.
    Sincerely,

    Allison O’Donnell 
    Principal

    Kristine Nuzzela

    Assistant Principal

    Linda DeGregorio

    Assistant Principal

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • November Important Dates

    Important Dates

    Building Closure - Monday, November 2 - Sunday, November 15
    Blended Students return on Monday, November 16
    Monday, November 2 - Families can begin opting in to Blended Learning

    Families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning should complete and submit the Learning Preference survey during this window.

    Wednesday, November 4 - Remote Evening Parent Teacher Conferences - 4:30 - 7:00pm

    Thursday, November 5 - Half Day Learning for all students​ - 8:30 -11:00am
    Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences - 12:00 - 2:00pm

    Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran’s Day - No School for Blended & Remote Students
    Sunday, November 15 - Last Day families can Opt-In to Blended Learning
    Monday, November 16 - Blended Students Return to the School Building - Cohort C

    Wednesday, November 18 - PTA Meeting - 6:30pm

    Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 - No School for Blended or Remote Students-
    Thanksgiving Break

    Monday, November 30 - Report Card Distribution for Grades 1- 8 via https://mystudent.nyc/

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • COVID SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT 11/2/20!!

    SCHOOL CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY 11/16/20

    11/2/2020 4:58 PM

    Dear P.S./I.S. 48 - Staten Island - R071 at 1050 Targee Street Families: 

     

    As always, the health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. 

     

    As you know, our school building was closed for an initial 24 hours because two or more members of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Today we are writing to update you that the NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have determined that at this time the building must remain closed while further investigation is underway. 

     

    Here is what will happen next:  

      

    • The school building will remain closed through 11/15/2020, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 11/16/2020. 

     

    • 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 14-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 14 days.

      

    It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. While we swiftly address this situation, please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: 

     

    • Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs. 

     

    • Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household. 

     

    • Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for "FAQ About Face Coverings."  

     

    • Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands. 

      

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.  

     

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.  

     

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  

     

      

    Sincerely,  

     

    Allison O’Donnell

    Principal

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • COVID SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT 11/1/20

    11/1/2020 1:57 PM

    Dear P.S./I.S. 48 - Staten Island - R071 at 1050 Targee Street Families:

    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.  

    Today I am writing to inform you that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community:

    • Effective 11/2/2020, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period.
      · During this time, the NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will complete their investigation and the school will undergo additional cleaning and disinfecting.
      · No staff will be permitted into the building except for those conducting cleaning and disinfecting. All other staff will work remotely.
      · Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school and will be safely separated until they are no longer infectious. Please note that in order to protect the privacy of the individuals who have tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.
      · All students and teachers present in classes with the individuals who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the person who tested positive.
    • The NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will identify any other close contacts of the individuals who tested positive, who will also be notified of the need to quarantine for 14 days. Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you by 6 p.m. each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.

     

    Additionally, we will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and reducing stress.

    While New Yorkers have done an outstanding job fighting the virus, leading to extremely low infection rates citywide, COVID-19 is still active in our city, state and our country. There will be cases of COVID-19 this school year; we know this and all of our protocols have been in service of fighting this virus. Our job is to swiftly and effectively handle any cases that appear and be transparent every step of the way. That is what we are doing today.

    We know a lot more than we did in March about how to protect each other from the virus, and it’s critical that we continue to act to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our schools. All of us must remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: 

    • Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
      · Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
      · Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for "FAQ About Face Coverings";
      · Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,

    Allison O’Donnell
    Principal

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • COVID School Reopening Announcement

    Dear PS/IS 48 Families:

    As always, the health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority.

    Today I am writing to update you following the closure of our school building as a result of two or more members of our school community testing positive for COVID-19. The NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have completed a thorough investigation, and determined that the building is clear to reopen for regularly scheduled activities on Friday, October 30, 2020 (COHORT C DAY).

    For your information:
    · 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 14-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be
    instructed to quarantine for 14 days. It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. While we swiftly address this situation, please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent

    COVID-19 transmission:
    · Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
    · Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    · Wear a face-covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for "FAQ About Face Coverings."
    · Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. 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 O’Donnell
    Principal

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • COVID SCHOOL CLOSURE ANNOUCEMENT!

    IMPORTANT NOTICE!!

    10/28/2020 6:48 PM

    Dear P.S./I.S. 48 - Staten Island - R071 at 1050 Targee Street Families:

    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.

    Today I am writing to inform you that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community:

    · Effective 10/29/2020, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period.

    · During this time, the NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will complete their investigation and the school will undergo additional cleaning and disinfecting.

    · No staff will be permitted into the building except for those conducting cleaning and disinfecting. All other staff will work remotely.

    · Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school and will be safely separated until they are no longer infectious. Please note that in order to protect the
    privacy of the individuals who have tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.

    · All students and teachers present in classes with the individuals who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the person who tested positive.

    · The NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will identify any other close contacts of the individuals who tested positive, who will also be notified of the need to
    quarantine for 14 days.

    Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you by 6 p.m. each night about
    the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.

    Additionally, we will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and
    reducing stress.

    While New Yorkers have done an outstanding job fighting the virus, leading to extremely low infection rates citywide, COVID-19 is still active in our city, state and our country. There will be cases of COVID-19 this school year; we know this and all of our protocols have been in service of fighting this virus. Our job is to swiftly and effectively handle any cases that appear and be
    transparent every step of the way. That is what we are doing today.

    We know a lot more than we did in March about how to protect each other from the virus, and it’s critical that we continue to act to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our schools. All of us must remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19
    transmission:
    ● Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
    ● Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    ● Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for "FAQ
    About Face Coverings."
    ● Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough
    or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.

    Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,

    Allison O’Donnell
    Principal

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
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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

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Return to School 2020

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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

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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.