PS/IS 48 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS!

     

Last Day of School Sign

Student's Last Day of School is Monday June 27th, 2022!

PS/IS 48 News Feed

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

    Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 12:20PM-2:20PM and 4:30PM-7:30PM.  The teachers will schedule appointments for virtual conferences after the winter break.  You will receive a message through Class DoJo (Grades PreK-5) or email via Operoo and Pupil Path (Grades 6-8) from the teachers that will prompt you to select a meeting time.  You will receive a link to a virtual meeting.  

     

    Thursday, March 3, 2022 is also a half day of school for students in grades PreK-8.  Students will be dismissed at 11:20AM.  Compass, SONYC and After Care are canceled on Thursday, November 4.  Students will be served lunch and yellow school buses will be available for those who use the service.  

     

    Please make every effort to meet with your child’s teacher.  This opportunity to communicate is an important aspect of our educational program. 

     

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Enjoy your Mid-Winter Break

    All NYC Public Schools will be closed for Mid-Winter Break from Monday 2/21/22 - Friday 2/25/22.  There will be no in-person learning or assignments posted during this week.  School will resume, in person, on Monday 2/28/22.

    Please remember to administer the at-home, rapid COVID tests on Saturday 2//26 & Sunday 2/27.

    We hope you all have a safe, relaxing and fun break.  

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • At- Home COVID Tests Kits

    The DoE has provided take home, rapid COVID tests to all students who have NOT had COVID-19 within the past 90 days. These tests are to be used BEFORE the students return to school from Mid-Winter Break. There is a letter accompanying the test kits explaining how/when to administer the tests. The first test must be administered on Saturday 2/26/22; the second test must be administered on Sunday 2/27/22. If BOTH tests are negative, your child may return to school on Monday 2/28/22. If either test is positive, your child will NOT be allowed to return to school until the end of the quarantine period.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • Lunar New Year Celebration

    To celebrate the Lunar New Year, wear your traditional Lunar New Year clothing or dress in red and/or gold this Monday 1/31/22.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • #HonorOurHeroes

    On Friday, January 28, 2022, we will honor fallen Police Officers, Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora. We will recognize and celebrate hero Detective Dominick Libretti. 

    As a school community we will wear blue to support and honor our heroes.

    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • February Calendar Dates

    We have lots of fun activities planned for the month of February as we celebrate Lunar New Year, 2/2/22, and Respect for All Week (more information about Respect for All Week to follow).
     
    In addition to this calendar, please join us by wearing blue on Friday to support our heroes of the NYPD.  We are also asking our students to wear red or gold on Monday to celebrate Lunar New Year.  
     
    Please check the calendar for all of the special dates & activities!
    P.S. 048 - William G. Wilcox
  • DOE School-wide Notification Positive Case

    1/26/2022 2:23 PM

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test &; Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
    ● The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
    ● 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 and disinfected.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    3. 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
  • DOE School-wide Notification Positive Case

    1/18/2022 4:47 PM

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test &; Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
    ● The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
    ● 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 and disinfected.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    3. 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
  • DOE School-wide Notification Positive Case

    1/14/2022 1:17 PM

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

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test &; Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
    ● The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
    ● 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 and disinfected.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    3. 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
  • DOE School-wide Notification Positive Case

    1/11/2022 1:00 PM

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

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test &; Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
    ● The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
    ● 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 and disinfected.
    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    3. 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
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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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To contact individual staff members, please see the Faculty  and Staff Directory Page 

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

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PS/IS 48 Family Handbook for 2021-2022

Communication

Parent/Guardian Communication will be using:

Class DoJo - Grades PreK-4

PupilPath - Grades 5- 8

School website

Email Blast from our PTA

Operoo - 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:

Principal Allison O’Donnell 

Assistant Principal PreK-4  Linda DeGregorio

Assistant Principal 5-8  Kristine Nuzzela

Parent Coordinator Maria Hionas

Guidance Counselor Christine Reese

Pupil Accounting Secretary Donna Cusick 

Attendance Coordinator Diane Barone 

 

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.

 

Student Email Addresses:

All students will receive a NYC DOE email address this year

 

Important Student Information

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

NYC Schools Account

 New York City School Account Logo 

Access your child's New York City School 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

Healthy Habits

 Poster showing how to cover a sneeze or cough 

Visit the DoE's website for information on staying healthy

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.