Announcements

  • SLT Meetings at 6:30 the LAST THURSDAY of every month

    October 28

    November 18

    December 23

    January 27

    February 17

    March 31

    April 28

    May 26

    June 23

     

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  • What is the DESSA Screening Tool?

    October 22, 2021
    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),


    We understand just how challenging the past 18 months of the pandemic have been for you
    as parents, families, and caregivers. We are in awe of the work you have done, and continue
    to do each and every day, to support your child(ren) and we thank you for your continued partnership with us. Our
    work together is more important than ever as we strive to ensure your child thrives this school year and beyond. To
    further support you, our teachers, counselors, and social workers as champions of your child(ren)’s academic and
    social and emotional needs, are excited to let you know about a wonderful opportunity in our school this year!
    Research has consistently shown that developing the social and emotional skills of students helps them to succeed
    academically, gain confidence, and be happier. Social-emotional learning, or SEL, includes developing relationship
    skills, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and optimistic thinking.


    To identify and support the social-emotional growth of all children in our school, we are excited to be administering a
    strengths-based SEL screener, known as the Devereaux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). The DESSA asks
    questions about areas of social-emotional functioning including decision making, relationship building, confidence,
    and others. This tool will be completed by someone who knows your child really well—in most cases a teacher.
    The responses we gather will help us provide targeted, highly responsive support to each individual student. Perhaps
    most importantly, the tool enables us to build on each student’s strengths while identifying the social-emotional skills
    they need to further develop. Once our students’ growth areas are identified, we can create highly responsive plans
    to target and enhance those skills in the most appropriate manner and settings.


    The results of this screener will not be included on report cards, will not have any impact on grades, and will not be
    used to make any diagnostic or evaluation decisions. The results will be stored securely in an online portal that meets
    the DOE’s strictest privacy and security settings and will only be viewable by your child(ren)’s teachers and select
    school staff such as the principal or counselor.

    The information gathered from the DESSA screening tool will allow us to provide the very best support to your child
    and will be beneficial to their overall success, both inside and outside of school. Families will have an opportunity to
    hear about their student’s SEL skills during family conferences.
    We are excited to implement the DESSA starting on November 1, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to
    email John Marro at JMarro25@gmail.com.
    If you do not want a staff member to complete the DESSA screener for your student, you must write a letter to me
    stating that. This letter needs to be received by the school by Friday, October 29, 2021.
    225 East 23rd Street NYC, NY 10010/ 917 326 6608 (voice)/ 347 252 6302 (VP)/ 917-326-6610 (FAX) www.PS347.org
    If you have any questions regarding social-emotional learning or the DESSA, please call/email John Marro at
    jmarro25@gmail.com or Elise Brady at ebrady@ps347.org.

    Sincerely,
    David Thacker Bowell
    Principal

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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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  • NEW 2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

    2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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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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  • COVID CASE CONFIRMED

    3/18/2022 9:01 AM

     

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

    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?

    • In K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.
    • 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.
    • If your child is at least 2 years old in a Pre-K, 3-K or LYFE program, they must quarantine for at least 5 days since their last exposure. To return to school on Day 6, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5, or 2 negative home tests, taken on Day 4 and Day 5 respectively. Your school will send your child home with a COVID Test kit so they can test to return from quarantine on Day 6. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Children who return on Day 6 must wear a well-fitting mask until Day 10.
    • If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.
    • Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

     

    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.

    Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated people 12 and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

    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 if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Children ages 2 through 4 should continue to be masked indoors at all times.
    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,

    DAVID THACKER BOWELL

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  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    School resumes on January 3rd.

    Have a happy holiday and stay safe!

     

    La escuela se reanuda el 3 de enero.

    ¡Manténganse seguros y felices fiestas para todas nuestras familias!

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  • LETTER FROM CHANCELLOR

    Letter from Chancellor

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  • COVID VACCINE VIDEO-CHILDREN 5-11 YEARS OLD ONLY

    ASL VIDEO

    LINK to SIGN UP

    enlace para registrarse

     

     

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  • PTA GOOGLE CALENDAR LINK IS HERE!

    PTA GOOGLE CALENDAR

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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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