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  • First Official Update from the Administration as We Open Our School Doors for All COHORT A on Tuesday!

    Good Morning,

    We are thrilled to launch our first official weekly update from the administration. We have been communicating but now our doors are finally opening Tuesday (COHORT A.)

    The calendar that was created by our PTA has been posted to keep us all organized with cohort days. COHORT A will be reporting on Tuesday, September 29th.  Cohort B will be reporting on Wednesday, September 30th. 

    ***Please complete the health screening at home and display either a print out or a display on your phone upon entering. This will be extremely helpful in order to maintain social distancing.  Please make every effort to complete the screening at home.  The link and QR code is attached at the bottom. ALL STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE SCREENING.

    https://healthscreening.schools.nyc

    Students in grades 1 - 5 will enter their assigned door (by letter) at 8:30 am  and show their screening. Random temperature checks will occur at the doors. Dismissal will be at 2:00 pm.

    Pre K - Please enter the playground schoolyard at 9:00 am  in order to meet your teacher. Dismissal will be at 1:30 pm.

    K - Please enter the playground at 8:40 am in order to meet your teacher. Dismissal will be at 1:45 pm. 

    Students enter and exit through the same doors that are labeled by letter to keep things running smoothly.

    NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY: In order to manage attendance of in person, blended, and remote, we are asking all blended students home and remote students to mark their attendance daily. Please mark your attendance at 8:30 am in order to keep our in person and remote students on a similar schedule. in person students will be marked by their teacher. Thank you for your cooperation as things change and we adjust accordingly.

    We so look forward to welcoming our student back. Things might be different but we will accomplish these new waters as we always do working together. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Ms. Scarlato and Ms. Gallo

     

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Cohort Schedule and Menus

    Important Calendars as we Open our In Person School for Grades K-5. 

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Important - Health Screening

    Please see below for important information on Health Screening prior to entering school buildings!

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Important Update on the Start to School....

    Extremely Important Update...

    09/17/2020 8:06 PM General

    Please see attached....

     

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Information from the Family Forum....

    Please see attached...

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  • Last Call...Pick up Belongings

    Belonging Pick Up - For all students from 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • PreK Update

    ***Change in Orientation for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday...


    We know many parents are having a difficult time setting up the email to access Google Classroom.  There was an update that all students need to be attended first prior to being able to set up the email. Teachers will be reaching out individually to get all students access to email over the next three days. Teachers will be calling each parent individually. As soon as we have  this taken care of, we can meet as a group. Our apologies in advance for any confusion and this extra step. We appreciate your parent partnership!!!!

     

    No group meeting for PreK only until students have an email to access Google Classroom and Meets!

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • DOE ISSUED IPAD UPDATE

    Please be aware that all DOE issued IPADS are not working properly. The DOE is aware of this and it is a city wide problem. They are working on resolving it. Once we have more information on how to fix them or when and if they will be fixed automatically, we will let you know. 

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Important- Pick up Belongings and Remote Students

    Important Updates!
    Retrieve Belongings Left in School and Pick Up Necessary Learning Materials for 100% REMOTE Learners:
    • 9:30 a.m Kindergarten and First Grade.
    • 10:30 a.m. Second Grade and Third Grade.
    • 11:35 a.m. Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade and Graduates. 
    • Please remember to wear your mask, maintain social distancing and stay home if you are sick. 

     

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Important Information about Learning Preference Survey....

    August 2020

     

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

     

    Please be advised that if you completed the survey for the New York City Department of Education and chose blended, you must log back on and change your preference if you now prefer remote. The school is not permitted to make that change to remote on a school level unless you make the change with the NYCDOE Survey.

     

    Remember, if you did not complete the survey, your child will automatically go into blended learning.

    If you want remote, you must complete the survey or you will be placed automatically in blended. If you want remote, you must complete the survey.

     

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation,

     

    PS 31 Administration

    Survey Link:

    https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference?utm_source=PS31+Community&utm_campaign=84ca960370-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_08_06_06_25&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1e9f475d9b-84ca960370-102038099&mc_cid=84ca960370&mc_eid=dd4452d391

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Updated Letter from the NYCDOE

    Back to School Pledge!

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  • Chancellor’s Letter - August 17th

    Dear Families,
    In good times and in challenging times, I know that you want the best for your children. You want them to be safe, healthy, and happy. And you want them to always be learning, growing, and getting ready to take on the world. Our schools play such an important role in that, especially now, when the children of our city have been through so much.
    For us, health and safety always lead the way. Our vision for the fall is a safe, strong, and supportive learning environment and an excellent education for every one of our students. Schools will be in session and students will be learning five days per week—no matter where they are.
    We know a lot more now about how the learning experience is going to work. In this week’s Reopening Update for Families, you will find:
     The latest health and safety information, including on ventilation, school nurses, and testing and tracing in schools
     How to stay informed on confirmed COVID-19 cases in your school community
     How families can change their children’s learning preference to/from fully remote learning
     What happens if students attend school in-person on a day they are not scheduled to attend
     Supports for students with Individualized Education Programs
     Supports for students in temporary housing and foster care
    We know that planning for the new school year isn’t easy—for you, for our educators, for school staff, and for our communities. But I believe that by working together we can start the school year strong. I want to acknowledge the tireless work of your principals and school leaders, who have been hustling all summer to be ready for the first day of school.
    I also want to thank you. Your partnership has made it possible for us to consider and plan for both in-person and remote learning. Your continued investment and engagement in your school communities is a vital part of ensuring our students’ success not just during this upcoming school year but for years to come. We are privileged to serve you and your children, the young people who not long from now will be the ones leading our city.
    If you have questions regarding the information in this letter, please contact your principal. You can find principal contact information by searching for your child’s school on Find a School: schoolsearch.schools.nyc. Principal information is on each school’s web page at schools.nyc.gov, in the “School Contacts and Information” section. And as always, all information regarding back to school can be found at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020.
    Sincerely,
    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education
    August 17, 2020

    Reopening Update for Families: August 17, 2020
    The updates below are included on our school reopening webpage at schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020, available 24/7 to help you find information about the upcoming school year.
    The Latest Health and Safety Information
    For school buildings to open in September and remain open, the city must see fewer than 3 percent of all COVID- 19 tests come back positive on a weekly average. Since June, the city positive test rate has been between 1 and 2 percent. We have strict protocols for testing, tracing, and quarantining if there is a confirmed case in school, and we will use every effort to prevent the spread of infection in schools if a student or staff member is feeling sick or has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
    Many families have questions about ventilation. Our commitment is simple: if a room does not have adequate ventilation, it will not be used by students or staff. We are assessing and performing maintenance in buildings to maximize ventilation with outdoor air to the greatest extent possible. We expect maintenance to be completed by the opening of school.
    Finally, this fall, every school building in New York City and all early childhood programs across the city will have access to nurses. Through a partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, in addition to our established nursing workforce, every student will have access to a qualified nurse every day as we reopen schools safely and continue to stop the spread of COVID-19. Nurses will be in-place by the first day of school.
    How to Stay Informed on Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Your School Community
    When the school year begins, we want to make sure we can contact you quickly and effectively to share information, including about confirmed COVID-19 cases in your child’s school. Please sign up for a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) so we can contact you via phone, email, or text message.
    Your NYCSA account can also help you find your child’s grades, test scores, schedules, transportation information, and more— from anywhere, and in all nine standard DOE language translations. I encourage you to keep your contact information up to date, so we can get in touch with you in the event of an emergency. If you don’t have an account, sign up today at schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. It only takes five minutes!
    How to Change a Child’s Learning Preference to/from Fully Remote Learning
    Your school principals, in partnership with district and central administrators, are continuing to develop school- level plans for every public school in New York City. We are currently planning for around three-quarters of our students (over 700,000 students) to begin the school year in a blended learning mode. This means that they’ll learn in-person in a school building part of the school week and continue learning remotely from home for the rest of the week. The remaining families in our DOE community will begin the year in fully remote learning mode.

    You can move your child into 100 percent remote learning at any time using the Learning Preference online form: nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference. Families who choose 100 percent remote learning can opt back into blended learning on a quarterly basis, beginning in November.
    What Happens if Students Attend School In-Person on a Day They are Not Scheduled to Attend
    Schools will work closely with families to clearly communicate which days their child will attend school in- person. The DOE encourages you to make alternate childcare arrangements and to build a plan to help ensure that your child does not arrive at school on unscheduled days. If a student arrives at school on days when they are scheduled for remote learning, your child’s school will inform you. All children attending on an unscheduled day will need to be picked up or will be sent home, depending on age and other factors. For more information on policies for students who attend school on a mistaken day, visit schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020.
    Supports for Students with Individualized Education Programs
    The DOE will provide students with disabilities access to in-person instruction during blended learning. If your child's IEP recommends related services, you will soon receive a survey where you will be asked to express your preference for in-person or remote therapy. Upon school opening, your child's school will contact you to discuss your child's specific schedule and make every effort to align your request to available services. The DOE will release additional guidance and information for families of students with disabilities shortly.
    Supports for Students in Temporary Housing and Foster Care
    Students in temporary housing and foster care face unique challenges as a result of COVID-19, including the shift to remote learning. We have been providing additional supports to these students, including ensuring their early receipt of remote learning devices. Any remote learning devices given to students in shelter have cellular capabilities. As possible and appropriate, students in temporary housing and foster care may also receive additional in-person instruction, depending on a school’s programming. 

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Please Join Us For The Next Town Hall.....

    Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 20th at 8:30 am. Please join us for the most up to date information. Link to follow!!!

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Supply List Update...

    Please see the attached modified supply lists for BLENDED MODEL Learning. Since school will not be five full days, we adjusted the supply list. If you already supported the PTA fundraiser, do not worry, save them for the next school year. We will put them to good use. 

     

    PS 31 Administration and PTA 

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Important Update from the PTA....

    The Learning Preference Survey to choose either 100% Remote Learning or a Two Cohort Blended Learning Model is due TOMORROW. If you do not complete the survey, your child will automatically be put into blended learning. Here is the most up to date information as of today: the school day will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The day will be entirely instructional, with a working lunch. ALL children must wear a mask for the entire day. Blended learners will have two teachers. 100% remote learners will have one teacher. While information is ever changing this is what we have gathered under the guidance of our awesome administration, in hope to give you some clarity to make the best decision possible. Administration and staff are also updating supply lists to reflect the upcoming year. Those supply list will be available next week. 
     
     Please complete the survey here: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference
    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Please Join Us....

    Check your email for our Town Hall Meeting Link for Tomorrow at 8:30 am. Please share with all our families both current and incoming. We look forward to collaborating tomorrow.

     

    Ms. Scarlato and Mrs. Gallo

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Update from our Chancellor!

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  • Update from our Chancellor....

    Please see attachment....

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
  • Important Message from our Staff!

    PS 31 Family,

    One last heartfelt surprise and wishing you a wonderful summer!  Thank you for your love and support.  We did it TOGETHER!!!!!

    PS 31 Staff

    Thank you Sumi Paek DeBenedittis (Max and Luca's mom in Kindergarten) for all your help in creating this.

    Have a wonderful summer!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/q96v9olj19i8cj3/PS%2031%20End%20Of%20Year%20Video%20_%20June%202020_Final.mp4?dl=0

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  • Parade Route for Thursday...

    We can not wait to celebrate with all of you!

    PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont
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School Leadership Team Meetings

   

All Meetings are at 11:45am

September 27, 2019

October 25, 2019

November 22, 2019

December 19, 2019

January 31, 2020

February 28, 2020

March 27, 2020

April 23, 2020

May 29, 2020

June 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

Through the commitment of staff, parents, students and community, we strive to create a learning environment in which each student is empowered and challenged to achieve his/her maximum potential in a safe and supportive environment.  Our goal is to develop students' problem solving, and creative skills to be prepared for success in their educational future.

 Mission Statement

The mission of PS 31 is to cultivate a nurturing environment in which we are committed to educational excellence.  Through rich and varied learning experiences, we will provide the vehicle for students to succeed in meeting the Common Core Learning Standards.  By challenging students academically, socially and emotionally, our goal is to build "Leaders of Change."  Students will become innovative thinkers, resourceful problem solvers, effective communicators both in writing and speaking as well as respectful and responsible citizens.  In partnership with families and the community, we will educate well-rounded students to become college and career ready.

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School Tours

 All Tours Begin at 8:30am

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