PS 130’s COVID Response

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Welcome to our COVID response page

Below you will find all the critical information about how PS 130 is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection.

We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.

Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

Updates

Updated 9/12/21

First Day of School: Monday, Sept 13

Monday, September 13th will be the first day of the 2021/2022 school year

In-Person learning

All students are attending school in our school buildings in-person.

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Upper School Main Entrance at 713 Caton Avenue

PS 130 In-Person Learning

  • ALL students will be attending school in-person.
  • In-person arrival time: 8:30 AM.
    • All students will have their temperature taken.
    • Students must have the health screening questionnaire completed, or answer health questions upon arrival.
    • We are sorry, but parents are not permitted to enter the gates with students in Grades K-5.
  • Dismissal – a staff member will ask who they are picking up and may be asked for identification.
    • Lower School: 2:45 PM
    • Upper School: 2:50 PM
  • COVID testing will be done randomly every 2 weeks. Families can consent to test through the DOE NYC Schools Account, or by downloading and completing the Student Testing Consent Form (pdf). For more information on COVID testing within the DOE and for the Student Testing Consent Form in languages other than English, please visit COVID-19 Testing for Students .

Updated DOE School Closure Policy

NYC DOE and NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene updated the school closure policy based on new guidelines from the CDC. Read the Update for Families dated April 9, 2021

DOE School Visitor Policy

All visitors (age 12 and older) must show proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter a DOE building School Visitor Policy. Visitors do not include students attending school in a DOE building.

Key Contacts

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 plan, please contact one of our Principals:

Stephanie Parsons, Principal sparsons@ps130brooklyn.com

Meredith Jose, Assistant Principal mjose@ps130brooklyn.com

Carrie Saffady, Assistant Principal csaffady@ps130brooklyn.com

You can also connect with your teachers directly. Contact information available on the Staff Directory


Lower School

70 Ocean Parkway

Arrival Procedures

PreK: Line up at the last gate on E 5th St. The line will extend toward Caton Ave.

Kindergarten: Line up along Ocean Parkway at front gate (Gate 2). Line will extend toward Caton Ave.

1st Grade: Line up at the large gate on E 5th St. The line will extend towards Ft. Hamilton Parkway.

2nd Grade: Line up at the Schoolyard gate on Fort Hamilton Parkway. Line will extend toward Ocean Parkway.

Dismissal Procedures

PreK: Families line up at the last gate on E 5th Street. Staff will escort your children to you.

Kindergarten: Families line up along the front fence. Staff will escort your children to you.

1st Grade: Families line up along the fence on E 5th Street. Teachers will send your children to you.

2nd Grade: Families line up along the fence on Fort Hamilton Parkway. Teachers will send your children to you.


Upper School

713 Caton Avenue

Arrival

3rd Grade: Line up at the school yard gate on Caton Avenue. Line should extend toward E 8th Street.

4th Grade: Line up at the school yard gate on E 8th Street. Line should extend towards Caton Avenue.

5th Grade: Line up at the gate to the small school yard gate on E7th Street. Line should extend toward Caton Avenue.

Dismissal

Grade 3: Families line up at the schoolyard gate on Caton Avenue.

Grades 4 & 5: Families line up at the schoolyard gate on E8th Street.


The health and well being of our students and staff are important to us.
We will maintain Health and Safety protocols as outlined by the DOE to help ensure the safety of our community.

In Our Buildings

All persons entering our buildings are required to adhere to safety measures implemented to reduce the risk of transmission.

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times except while eating or drinking
  • Social/physical distancing guidelines must be maintained
  • Hands must be cleaned with hand sanitizer or soap and water upon entry
  • Health screening checks for all entering the building
  • All visitors (age 12 and older) must show proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter a DOE building. Visitors do not include students attending school in a DOE building.

Safety Precautions

Additional and enhanced operational procedures have been established to further ensure the safety of everyone in our buildings.

  • Reduction in class sizes
  • Improvements in ventilation
  • Movement protocols within the building to minimize congestion
  • Regularly scheduled cleaning throughout the day, with special attention to high-touch areas
  • Regular deep cleaning of buildings nightly

Consent for COVID-19 Testing Forms


Remote Learning

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Getting Started : iPad

iPads loaned out through the DOE are configured to provide a universal learning platform to all NYC DOE students. The DOE webpage for DOE loaned iPads provides instructions on how to get started with your iPad and how to troubleshoot connectivity issues.

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Technical Support

Support is available through DOE Technical Support: fill out the Technical Support Form, or call the Help desk at 718-935-5100