REOPENING PLAN FOR 2020-2021
The Planning Process and decision making for Reopening 20-21 at P.S.50Q
- Under the guidance of our Governor, Mayor and Chancellor we knew what the next steps in terms of expectations for our district and school community
- We engaged with our S.L.T and the principal had zoom meetings with the U.F.T chapter leader throughout the summer to share information on what was being discussed for reopening. We conducted our Building Capacity Walk-through via Zoom.
- We created a Reopening Posting and established a Reopening Committee and in addition teachers have begun planning for the first unit and preparing for videos.
- We engaged with our district team and worked in cohorts. The cohorts were established with schools that had similar number registers which allowed us an opportunity to brainstorm for critical considerations, scenarios, situations, concerns.
- We engaged with our community through surveys, Town Halls in English, Spanish and Bengali. We purchased Operoo (CareMonkey) so that we will be able to communicate with our families and guidance. Families were given individualized guidance on how to access Operoo (CareMonkey).
Model 2-Cohort Selection decided via S.L.T
Consideration for 12:1:1 Classes
The Blended Learning Model was selected in consultation with our various stakeholders based on parent and student surveys.
Families will also have the choice to opt in to an all remote schedule. Families will have an option to transition to blended learning.
P.S.50Q has chosen Model 2 and it is comprised of three in person cohorts and one fully remote cohort through synchronous and asynchronous instruction. We will keep siblings in the same cohort to minimize exposure.
We plan to meet the goal to notify parents of their cohorts by the end of September.
We will utilize 1)Pearson envision Math 2)HMH Intro. Reading 3) Amplify Science 4)Passport to Social Studies 5) Wilson Fundations 5) L.L.I 6) Heggerty 7)Dreambox 8)Myon 9) Imagine Learning
Communication Point People, Protocols and utilization of B.R.T.
- Social Distancing Coordinator- A.P. Beth Carrubba (B.R.T. Leader)
- Communication Coordinator-Isadora Guzman, P.C. in collaboration with Elena Hennin, Webmaster and Rina Manjarrez, Principal -[Communicate through Operoo (CareMonkey), Phone Messenger, Google Website, Dojo, Website, Postings outside of Building, S.L.T. Meetings, P.T.A. meetings, Postings/Notices outside of Building, Staff, Teachers, D.O.E. translation office and Translators]
- Signage/Flyers throughout the school- Custodial Team, Safety Team Parent Coordinator & School Aides
- COVID19 Health/Compliance Coordinators- A.P. Rosenstein, School Nurse & Social Worker
- S.E.L./Trauma Support- consists of all members of School Assessment Team
Hygiene – Lunch -Transportation
- Air Ventilation-Custodian Engineer will ensure that there is adequate ventilation throughout the building---Nurse will be relocated from Office for ventilation
- P.P.E. Storage & Protection-Shared Google Sheet for Inventory for Custodial Engineer to Update/Custodial Engineer will designate a locked area for storage of P.P.E. and Supplies/will Update principal and designee of P.P.E supplies
- Handwashing Stations- PreK & K classes have sinks/Schedules for Handwashing
- Isolation Room- Rm 102/If someone has fever Nurse will follow protocol
- Contact Tracing- Will follow DOE guidance and notify as per Chancellor
- Breakfast and Lunch will be in the classrooms following guidelines of 6 feet of separation-area provided for those in Remote Learning
- Transportation- Staff member will greet students and take temperature. If multiple students they will line up and maintain social distancing and escorted into building
- Goal: To maximize the use of face to face interactions, technology and online resources to provide a multi-tiered system of social-emotional and behavioral support for students, staff and caregivers in response to COVID 19 in anticipation of reopening schools. Use a collaborative, problem-solving team approach to systematically collect data to inform decision making with regards to school-wide protocols and specific interventions needed for individual students, educators and families
- Support to Families including Wraparound Services Be proactive in preparing access to mental health and trauma supports for adults, which may include community partnerships with outside agencies and develop a comprehensive referral network.
- Conduct parent workshops throughout the year to convey information on how to access both school and community resources in all learning environments (in person, blended or remote)
- Include self-care workshops for parents (i.e. mindfulness, yoga, Brain Power, etc.)
- Utilize newsletters, the school website to continually communicate with families about the application and importance of SEL, convey information and to provide links to valuable resources.
- Primary health care and dental care issues that were not addressed during COVID-19 remote