Announcements

  • Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at 347, close contact quarantined. Please see the Principal's Letter at ps347.org

    If your child is in Pre-K, First Grade, or Kindergarten, your class will be remote. Please contact your teachers!

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

    10/7/2021 11:01 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?
    ● Students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual who tested positive 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.
    ● Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR students who were recently (within the past three months)
    diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as
    they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot
    regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot.
    ● Unvaccinated students and staff who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return
    to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on
    their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day. Students must submit proof of a
    negative test through the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.
    ● 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?
    All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do
    not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years
    old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today at
    https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.
    225 East 23rd Street NYC, NY 10010/ 917 326 6608 (voice)/ 347 252 6302 (VP)/ 917-326-6610 (FAX) www.PS347.org
    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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  • DOWNLOAD OUR ECHALK APP TO HEAR EMERGENCY INFORMATION

    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  GGNMSN > 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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  • September 13th is the first day of school

    Good Evening, Families!
     
    We are so excited to welcome our for the 2021-2022 School Year!
     
    The first day is Monday, September 13th. School begins at 8:25 AM, and students are dismissed at 2:45.
    Please make sure that you arrive on time. 
     
    Below are some questions that some families have asked. We hope this information is helpful to you.
     
    When will middle school students receive their class schedules?
    Students will receive their class schedules on Monday morning.
     
    Can a parent leave scooters, etc. at the school during the day?
    No.
     
    Where do K-8 students report?
    Students will be admitted to enter at 8:25 through the courtyard entrance (located to the right of the main doors). Due to COVID protocols, parents will need to leave their children at the courtyard entrance. Students' first period teachers will meet them and escort them to their first period class. Breakfast will be a bagged breakfast that they will eat in the classroom.
     
    Will there be social distancing?
    Yes. PS 347 will follow the guidelines issued from the DOE. All students will be required to wear a mask, except when eating.
     
    Where can I find the latest information on COVID protocols/Health and Safety from the DOE?
     
    Is a daily health screening necessary?
    Students can either access the daily health screening at nycdoehealthscreening.gov prior to entering the building, or their temperature will be checked upon entry.
     
    Where will walkers be dismissed?
    Walkers will be dismissed from the door closest to THIRD Avenue at 2:45 each day (Entrance A). Parent(s) should stand outside of that entrance if they are picking up their child.
     
    Are COVID TESTING consent forms needed?
    New COVID TESTING CONSENT FORMS will be backpacked home for the 2021-2022 school year (last year's forms are no longer valid). 
     
    Is there a cellphone policy?
    Yes. Students will need to turn in their cellphones upon entry. They will be kept safe and returned at dismissal. Please refer to our cellphone policy (attached).
     
    What supplies will my child need for the first day?
    Teachers will be emailing you directly or give the students the supply list the first day of school.
    The following supplies are for Grades 6/7/8.
    5 marble notebooks
    4- 2 pocket folders
    Pens/pencils
    Pencil case
     
    Who can help me with questions about bussing?
    Please contact Karri Smolensky at ksmolensky@ps347.org.
     
    We cannot wait to see you!
     
    Have a wonderful weekend!
     
    Maryanne
     
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  • i-Ready Math Summer Challenge is ON! We have TWO WINNERS who will be announced the first week of September! Stay Tuned!

    Dear Parents,
     
    As you know, summer is a time for students to relax and have fun, but it is also a time when no matter what level a student is at, the math skills slip without continued practice.
     
    So,  how can we motivate students to keep learning at their level as they work towards grade level standards?
     
    We have developed a SUMMER MATH CHALLENGE that will keep heh learning going for our motivated learners!
     
    Most of our students in grades K-8 have been logging into their IREADY accounts on a weekly and daily basis to independently learn math at their level. This account will continue to be active until August 20th. All of the assigned MY PATH lessons on your child's dashboard are specifically selected by the program for your child. Once they complete a lesson, they can play some online math games to practice their newly learned skills before moving onto the next lesson.
     
    As parents, you can see exactly how much time each student is spending on lessons, and their progress.
     
    So here is the challenge:
     
    Beginning the week of July 5th through the week of August 20th, any student who actively logs onto iREADY, and passes at least 1 of their MY PATH lessons per week will be invited to a PIZZA PARTY when they return to school in September. 
     
    Any student who logs onto iREADY and passes 3 or more of their MY PATH assigned lessons a week will also win an ice cream party for their class! 
    Dave and I will be able to see their progress throughout this challenge on the iREADY Portal.
     
    We hope your child will take us up on this challenge!
     
     
    Also, attached are some card games that you can play with your child to keep their fluency skills alive and well throughout the summer.
     
    If you have any questions about your child's iReady account, please do not hesitate to contact me!
     
    Enjoy your summer:)
     
    Maryanne
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  • NEW 2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

    2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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  • THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PS 347 Staff and Families

    This amazing, challenging, ever-surprising school year is drawing to a close.

    The administration wants to thank all of you for your flexibility, support, inspiration, professionalism, and love during this historic school year!

    Have a safe and wonderful summer!

     

     

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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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  • BELL SCHEDULE FOR 2021-2022

    Welcome Back to School!

    Here is the bell schedule for the 2021-2022 School Year:

    First Period: 8:25-9:11

    Second Period: 9:13-9:59

    Third Period: 10:01- 10:46
     
    Fourth Period: 10:48-11:33
     
    Fifth Period: 11:35-12:25
     
    Sixth Period: 12:26-1:11
     
    Seventh Period: 1:12-1:58

    Eighth Period: 1:59-2:45

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