Important Information Regarding Remote Learning
There is no remote learning option this school year. All students are expected to return to the school building.
There will be times when we do use remote learning, like for school closures or for snow days. Additionally, Election Day (Tuesday November 2nd, 2021) will be an asynchronous remote learning day for students (that means no live Google Meets, but there will be activities for students to complete through Google Classroom).
PS 194 will continue to use Google Classroom for our remote learning platform. Every student has their own unique login that they must use to access our Google Classroom. Questions or concerns about Google Classroom should be directed first to your child's teacher. If you need technical support, please email email@example.com.
Most students at our school have received DOE issued iPads.
If your child's iPad is not working, we can help. Click the button below to go to our Tech Support page, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Don't have a device for remote learning, and want to request to borrow an iPad from the NYC DOE?
Tips for Returning to School
Returning to the school building may be a difficult transition for some students. Here are some tips to help your child and your family.
If your family is feeling anxious about getting used to new routines or returning to pre-pandemic routines, try to practice them in advance. For example, start setting bedtimes and wake-ups a week before school starts, so kids get used to being on a schedule.
For kids who struggle with behavior, parents and teachers should be clear about behavior expectations. This includes even basic things like keeping hands to yourself and using your indoor voice. Kids will be out of practice, and it will take time for them to adjust.
Some kids had a hard time with distance learning. They may be resistant to the idea of school now. For these kids, try to focus on relationships and community. Help them build a personal relationship with their teacher. Encourage them to join a club. Feeling like they are a part of a community again can make kids feel motivated.
It’s also important for parents to talk to teachers. Let them know how your child is doing. Don’t be afraid to share concerns. Find out how classes will be operating, too. What will be different and what will be the same from last year?
Please visit the District 22 Back to School page for more tips and information.
NYC DOE Policies on Returning to School
All families should have signed up for a NYCSA account last year. On this portal, you will be able to consent to COVID-19 testing in school for your child.
The NYC DOE has stated that they will test 10% of all unvaccinated students every other week. All students under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination, so testing will happen at PS 194.
We will also send home a paper copy of the consent form if you prefer to fill it out that way, and it will be in your home language.
All staff and students are required to wear masks at all times, with the exception of breakfast/lunch. We encourage you to send your child with a bottle of water to avoid using water fountains.
The City of New York has stated that all students must social distance at least three feet when possible. At PS 194, we will do all we can to make sure this is a reality to keep all of our community safe.
If you have concerns or questions, please talk to us. We know that this is a school year like no other and we are here to work together. We will need each other's support to make this year a great one!