The P.S. 203K Community and Remote Learning
Welcome to P.S. 203K's Remote Learning page. Here you will find updates on how we are handling distance learning during COVID-19.
P.S. 203K has chosen to operate on the NYC DOE's model #2 of hybrid learning: three in-person student groups (A, B, and C) and one fully remote student group (D).
This model has a three-week cycle that will repeat. For each group there will be one consistent day of the week the student will attend in-person, with Monday and Tuesday rotating among groups. Students will participate in remote learning for non-in person days.
Students will receive in-person instruction 1-2 days per week for a total of 5 days every 3 weeks. Students will participate in remote learning for non-in person days. Students whose families choose fully remote learning will receive remote instruction every day.
Remote Learning school hours will be 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.
Last updated: August 13, 2020.
Learning At Home
1-2 DAYS PER WEEK WITH ALTERNATING WEEKS (3 IN-PERSON COHORTS) - Summary:
Three in-person cohorts, one remote.
Provides regularity on days per week with some variation by week (e.g. Group A is in-person every Wednesday, as well as on Monday in week 1 and Tuesday in week 3).
Because this model provides the greatest degree of regularity among the three-cohort models, it is the only option available for elementary schools and is "Chancellor Recommended" for middle schools that must program for 1/3 of their students.
Group A, Group B, Group C: in-person learning 1- 3 days per week (5 days every 3 weeks); remote learning for non-in person days.
Group D: remote every day; consists of students who opt out of in-person instruction.
Remote Learning Expectations
During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.
- Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.
- When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.
Tips for Successful At-Home Learning
At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. The expectations below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load.
- Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and the school supplies they need. Try to remove distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning.
- Your child may benefit from focusing on a limited number of subjects each day. For example, If they are working at home on Wednesday and Friday, they may want to work on science and math on Mondays and Social Studies and English Language Arts on Friday.
- As we get further into the semester, your child's schedule might adjust to meet changing needs. It's always a great idea to maintain open communication with your child's teacher.
If you have any questions about remote learning technology, please contact Ms. Berrios at email@example.com.
For questions regarding the Fall 2020 remote learning plan, please contact Mr. Sadowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1550 E 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234
*You can also connect with your teachers directly using the Staff Directory.
Technology: Getting A Device
We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days.
- If your student needs a laptop or tablet, fill out the Device Request Form to reserve your device. Borrowing a device is free!
- Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location. Take your device with you on in-school days.
- If you are not able to get internet hooked up in your home, your child's teacher will work with you to provide alternative offline assignments.