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    Parents who opted into the State Tests will be notified the schedule by FRIDAY.

    Please contact Maryanne if you have questions at MFisher5@schools.nyc.gov

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    IN PERSON STUDENTS WHO WANT TO TAKE THE STATE TEST MUST COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY APRIL 12th OR THEY WILL NOT BE TESTED

    If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY APRIL 12TH 

    If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.  

    If we do not hear back from you by April 12th , your child will not participate in state testing.   

     

    We encourage you to read the information below to help you make your decision.

     

    What State exams will be administered in the school building?  

    The Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams, and the Grades 4 and 8 Science exams, will only be administered in your child’s school building. All schools will adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Visit schools.nyc.gov/RTShealthsafety to learn more.  

      

    How will you keep my student safe during in-person test administration?  

    Health and safety are our first priorities. We are asking for you to sign up so we can create testing schedules and room assignments that allow for social distancing protocols. 

    If my student is already learning in the building, do I still need to sign up for the exams?  

    Yes. You must let us know if you would like your student to take State exams, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.  

    Are fully-remote students expected to come in to take the exams?  

    No. Students receiving fully remote instruction are not expected to come to school to take the State exams. A survey was previously sent to parents of remote students. Those parents who expressed interest will be notified. 

    If my student does not take the exams, will they be penalized?  

    No. Any student who does not participate in the 2021 NYS ELA, Math, or Science exams will not be penalized.  

    When are the exams?  

    The exams will be administered within the following dates:  

    • English Language Arts for grades 3 through 8:  April 19–29, 2021  
    • Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14, 2021  
    • Science for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11, 2021  

      

    Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr. We will share the scheduled testing date for your child prior to the start of testing window.   

      

    If I don’t sign up, what will my child do while their classmates are taking the exam?  

    Students receiving in-person instruction who do not take the exam will continue their instructional program, as will fully remote students.   

    Are the exams different this year?  

    Yes. This year, the ELA and Mathematics exams for grades 3 through 8 will be multiple choice only. The Science exams for grades 4 and 8 will consist only of questions that are multiple choice or require a short, written answer.  The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes.  

      

     

    I have more questions. How can I learn more?  

    The DOE has created a Parent Guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year. You can also always reach out to {insert contact information} with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.  

      

    We appreciate your collaboration and flexibility as we continually work to ensure a strong, supportive education for your child and every student in our school community.  

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Maryanne Fisher at MFIsher5@schools.nyc.gov, and please do not forget to COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY APRIL 12TH

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    Interested in Transferring to PS 347 Middle School for Sixth Grade in the 2021-2022 School Year?

    Please visit our link MIDDLE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

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    ENABLE YOUR IPAD AS A HOTSPOT

    Enable Your iPad as a Hotspot

    All centrally DOE-loaned iPads are now hotspots. This means other devices can connect to your iPad’s internet connection, for remote learning. To enable your hotspot:

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Find Personal Hotspot and click to take you to the login screen
    3. Select Allow Others to Join.
    4. Devices other students in your house are using for remote learning can be added to that connection.
    5. As a reminder, the hotspot connection is to be used only for remote learning activities. Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.
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    HEALTH SCREENING FOR STUDENTS AND VISITORS

    In order for any visitor or student to enter the building, he/she must be "cleared."

    Prior to coming to our school, please visit:

    Health Screening Students and Visitors

     Answer the questions for you (if you are visiting) or for your child attending school that day.

    It will tell you if the person is “Cleared to Enter DOE Schools”
    in green, OR “Not Cleared to Enter School Buildings” (red).

    If it is RED, the person is NOT cleared (did not pass) and should stay home. He/she will not be allowed to enter.

    The results must be shown to the school safety agent upon arrival. If you or your child do not have a phone, you can print out the results, and show the print out to the security guard when you/your child arrives. Only those who have a "GREEN LIGHT" will be allowed to enter.

     

     

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    GET IMMEDIATE ALERTS ON IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM OUR SCHOOL WITH THE ECHALK APP

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    PS 347 has a new and simple way for you to stay updated on emergency notices, school closings, delayed openings, school and district announcements, and more!  Using our new eChalk Notify App you can receive real time updates that appear as notifications immediately on your mobile devices! The eChalk Notify App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or by using the links to the right of this homepage in the yellow tab!

    1. Download the eChalk Notify App.
      Anyone can download the eChalk Notify App for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Just search for “eChalk Notify.”
    2. Login without an account by clicking  “Proceed without logging in” > Settings icon > + > enter your school’s alert code > Connect. You’ll only need to enter the school’s alert code when logging in for the first time.

    Note: Setting up the app by entering the school alert code allows you to receive school and district emergency alert notifications only.
     

    If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact eChalk Support at support@echalk.com for further assistance.

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    Check our F and Q section located in About Our School for information about Arrivals, Dismissals, and More!

    F and Q

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  • Letter from the Chancellor

    Dear Families,
     
    As you are likely aware, yesterday a jury handed down a guilty verdict in the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd.
     
    The Chancellor wants our families to know that we are here for our students. "This is an important, emotional milestone for our country, and our school communities—students, staff, and families alike—will surely have questions, feelings, and thoughts as they process this...The Department of Education is developing resources for our staff to facilitate open classroom discussions that will help our children feel safe and supported."
     
    The letter from the Chancellor to our families is being translated and all languages will be available before the end of the school day at schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

    4/14/2021 10:52 AM

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

    Dear The 47 American Sign Language & English Lower School at 223 EAST 23 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,

    DAVID THACKER BOWELL

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  • SPRING BREAK TRAVEL ADVISORY FROM THE CHANCELLOR

    Stay Safe During Spring Recess

    Spring Recess begins Monday, March 29.

    Please see the Travel Advisory from our Chancellor: chancellors-message-for-families

    Enjoy your time!

     

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  • If you wish for your child to return to school in-person, please complete the Learning Preference Survey by April 7.

    Starting March 24, families of fully-remote students will have the opportunity to choose in-person learning for the remainder of the school year. The exact start date has not yet been announced by the DOE.

    If you wish for your child to return to school in-person, please complete the Learning Preference Survey by April 7.

    Parents of 1st through 8th graders also must submit a consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing before your child can return to the school building. The learning preference survey link will explain how to submit consent.

    If you have any questions, please contact Parent Coordinator, Terry Acevedo at tacevedo@ps347.org.

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