September 18, 2020
Dear PS 131 Families:
Click here for an important update on in-person learning start dates:
- Children who are enrolled in fully remote programs will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.
- Children in blended learning will be learning remotely beginning on Monday, September 21 until their in-person start date on September 29th. These students should report to school beginning on September 29th according to their specific blended learning schedules.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Our new school email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
September 8, 2020
Dear P.S. 131 Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am thrilled to welcome you back to school. We have been working hard all summer to plan for a safe opening of school and to implement best practices to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19. While it has not been a typical summer, I hope that you all have been finding ways to enjoy friends, family, and the summer sunshine.
Last spring, we all were taken by surprise at the abrupt closure of our school buildings and need to move to online learning. We have learned a lot through this experience and Thank You for all of your feedback along the way. We have been working hard this summer to launch a new and improved approach to distance learning this fall. Our classrooms have been modified to increase social distancing, signage has been installed throughout the building to guide students, and our schedule has been modified to allow for more time for mindfulness breaks. A stronger emphasis will be placed on social emotional learning as we implement a Social Emotional curriculum in all our classrooms.
P.S. 131 is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our school and have high expectations for each student. Our students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe. Our new motto of "Forward Thinking, Fostering passions, Developing responsible citizens and Preparing for Tomorrow's Opportunities" will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful school environment. Whether we are learning in person or remotely at home, our goal is to encourage active student engagement to foster a lifetime love for learning.
Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we face many obstacles due to the global pandemic. We appreciate your support as you work with students at home to practice safety protocols such as wearing a mask and washing hands. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our website for important updates and information.
We value our partnership with families as we navigate these challenging times together. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns.