Harbor View Updates as of 8/13/2020

Hello Harbor View Families, 

I hope you are all well and enjoying your day with families. The Superintendents team communicated earlier today that we can request an exception to make Monday remote for all students 

This exception was requested by the School Leadership team in July when we had our initial conversations about our model selections.  Family surveys also showed concerns about consistency of days for in person learning.  At that point, this exception was not possible due to NYC DOE guidance.  

As of this afternoon, we are able to request this exception.  We have consulted with our UFT Representative as well as our PTA President and are in agreement to move forward in this request.  This exception means that all students are remote on Mondays, Group A will attend in person Tuesday and Wednesday, and group B will attend in person on Thursday and Friday. 

We continue to work on programming and will share schedules with families as soon as possible. 

Please remember to join us on Friday, August 14th at 9am for Coffee and Conversations. 

Thank you for your continued support and please reach out to us with any questions.

Coffee & Conversation - Friday, August 14th at 9am

From the Staten Island Advance!

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- While a new dedicated maritime-themed school is no longer being pursued on Staten Island, several schools in the borough are integrating maritime curriculum into a variety of subjects.

PS 59, New Brighton, has been incorporating maritime-themed curriculum into its daily teachings by focusing on the impact of the New York Harbor and the Billion Oyster Project -- which works to restore 1 billion live oysters in the harbor over the next two decades -- across all grades from pre-K to fifth grade.

Click to read complete article.. 

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/10/engaging-staten-island-students-with-maritime-curriculum.html?fbclid=IwAR3Isyo8mkbSTM-91SmN9d5ID7IBNYVJ4H7a5_fhOMFH7sNxvcmt-m23OME

Family "Online" Welcome Center

 Welcome "Virtually" to PS 59!

Although we can't meet in-person at the school, I am still around and able to help. Here is my contact information:

Thank you for all your support and cooperation during this time,

Ms. Kristen

Parent Coordinator 

"Virtual" Main Office

   Welcome to the "Virtual" Main Office!

Contact me with any questions regarding letters, attendance or concerns:

Thank you for all your support and cooperation during this time,

Ms. Jessica

School Secretary 

Interested in attending for school year 2020-2021

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten offer letters have been delivered. To secure your seat please accept your offer and register: 

First, accept your offer to secure your child's seat. You can accept your offer in one of the following ways

  • If you applied online, you can accept your offer online at MySchools.nyc
  • If you applied by phone or in person, you can accept your offer: By phone at 718-935-2009 or emailing ESenrollment@schools.nyc.gov

After you accept your offer, please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org for information on the registration process.

Grades 1st through 5th: Interested in attending our school for the 2020-2021 school year, click here to place your child’s name on our waiting list.

School Announcements

  • Update August 13th

    Hello Harbor View Families, 

    I hope you are all well and enjoying your day with families. The Superintendents team communicated earlier today that we can request an exception to make Monday remote for all students 

    This exception was requested by the School Leadership team in July when we had our initial conversations about our model selections.  Family surveys also showed concerns about consistency of days for in person learning.  At that point, this exception was not possible due to NYC DOE guidance.  

    As of this afternoon, we are able to request this exception.  We have consulted with our UFT Representative as well as our PTA President and are in agreement to move forward in this request.  This exception means that all students are remote on Mondays, Group A will attend in person Tuesday and Wednesday, and group B will attend in person on Thursday and Friday. 

    We continue to work on programming and will share schedules with families as soon as possible. 

    Please remember to join us on Friday, August 14th at 9am for Coffee and Conversations. 

    Thank you for your continued support and please reach out to us with any questions.

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  • Update August 4th

    Thank you for attending our Blended Learning Virtual Town Hall on Monday, August 3rd. In case, you were unable to attend or would like to review the presentation again, click here.

    • I.A. Principal Hanin Hasweh will be sending out voice messages to families via Blackboard connect as new information arrives regarding the 2020-2021 school year. If you are not receiving voice messages from our school, please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org so we can update your information. 
    • iPad Request: In case your are in need of a NYC DOE iPad for the Fall 2020, you can request one by filling out the NYC DOE Remote Device Request form at https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices
    • All families have the option to select 100% remote learning, if you wish to do so please complete the NYC learning preference survey (https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference) by August 7th. 
    • If you did not submit your 2020-2021 school year forms (blue card), please return as soon as possible to JVenditto2@schools.nyc.gov 
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  • Remote Learning Login Information

    Your remote learning login information was emailed to your email address listed in your NYC Account on Sunday, March 22nd. If you did not receive the login information please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org with your child's name and class. 

    Thank you!

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  • NYC DOE iPad Request

    Technology Request: The NYC DOE district offices will be providing families in need with a technology. In order for you to receive from the NYC DOE you will need to complete their online survey and then someone from the NYC DOE district office will be in contact with you on how to obtain a device once they become available. 

    To request a device from NYC DOE complete this surveyhttps://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices ) or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 to request one of these devices.

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  • School Survey and Results

    Please visit our school's survey page for latest surveys and results

    www.theharborviewschool.org/survey

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  • Meet & Greet

    Join Ms. Mongiello, Ms. Sanchez & Ms. Druda to welcome Hanin Hasweh, our Interim Acting Principal

     Tuesday, July 14th at 9:00 am and/or 8:00 pm via ZOOM

    Click Here to Join

    Meeting ID: 880 0177 7766, Password: 135125

    We are very excited to welcome Mrs. Hanin Hasweh to our school community. Hanin Hasweh is a veteran educator. She has worked at Future Leaders Elementary School – P.S. 74 since September of 2010. Ms. Hasweh has made an immediate and lasting effect on the members of the school family. She was one of the founding staff members as a pre-kindergarten teacher. Her responsibilities grew as she assumed the role of the Math Coach and then, as the first Assistant Principal four years ago. Ms. Hasweh has demonstrated her commitment to the school community and is always seeking ways to impact student achievement, teacher effectiveness, and community relationships. She is genuinely caring towards the students and their families, who come from various socio-economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.

    CLICK HERE TO RSVP

    If you would like to pre-submit a comment or questions, please do through the PTA Q&A Form (click here)

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  • Graduation Invite

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  • Return to School Survey 2020

    Return to School 2020

    Our students, staff, and families have done an incredible job with remote teaching and learning. We are working on plans for re-opening school buildings in the 2020-21 school year, and exploring various options based on available guidance from public health experts.

    Since we cannot yet predict what September will look like, we need to be prepared for a range of possibilities. We know we can’t do this without your input! We’ve created a short, anonymous survey to help us understand what is most important to you for when we return to school in the fall.

    If you know someone who cannot take the survey online, they can call 311.

    Take the Return to School 2020 Survey

    All parents/guardians of students in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12 are invited to take the survey.

    The survey is available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

    https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5647165/Return-to-School-Survey-Families

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  • National Lighthouse Museum Art Contest

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  • Message to Our School Community

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Upcoming Events

  • Women's Equality Day

    Women's Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States' Constitution on August 26, 1920. (Timeanddate.com)

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  • Labor Day

    The first Labor Day was held in 1882. Its origins stem from the desire of the Central Labor Union to create a holiday for workers. It became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years.  (Timeanddate.com)

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Visit our community page for latest information on services and resources available!

http://www.theharborviewschool.org/community

 

Updates regarding COVID

With the recent news and events surrounding COVID-19, we want to ensure that we have all up-to-date contact information in our system and can reach families. Please sign into your NYC School Account (click here) to confirm all your contact information is correct and up to date. If there is an additional contact information you wish for us to have, please send that information in an email to ps59@theharborviewschool.org and we will update our records.

If you never created account. It’s easy to sign up! Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.  You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:

  • Go to https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup 
  • Set up the account by:
    • Entering your name and email address, creating a password
    • Add your children by entering their account creation code. Codes were included with your child’s report cards on March 5th. If you need a new code please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org.

Letters to Families from NYC DOE regarding Coronavirus:

What you need to know about Coronavirus from NYC Department of Health:  NYCDOH COVID-19 Fact Sheet_03022020.pdf