Reopening Town Hall - 9/9/2020

Harbor View Updates as of 09/04/2020

Dear PS 59 Families,

We would like to invite all families to our reopening Town Hall on Wednesday, September 9th at 7pm via zoom presented by Ms. Hanin Hasweh, Interim Acting Principal. During this town hall we will be discussing our reopening plans and answer many of the questions our school community has had over the past several weeks. ( 09 09 2020 Virtual Town Hall.pdf )

In addition, here are the latest school announcements:

  • Please save the date for our welcome packet and gift bag pickup scheduled for Monday, September 14th and Tuesday, September 15th. ( 09 14 2020 B2S Welcome Packet.pdf )
  • Our official first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is Wednesday, September 16th, 2020. All students will begin the school year with REMOTE instruction. Students in blended learning will begin their in-person sessions on Monday, September 21st. For more information, visit: 
  • Please make sure you have emailed Ms. Jessica your blue card packet. 
  • We will be sending out invites for family workshops to learn more about remote learning at home, how to use google classroom and more next week. 
  • If you have a NYC DOE issued iPad, please update the device with the latest software. If you need assistance please reach out to Ms. Kristen and she will be scheduling a family workshop for assistance, 
  • If you requested a device in August, they have not been distributed and we are waiting for information on when they will become available. 

Thank you and have a great weekend. 

School Announcements

  • Student Login Account Information

    We are getting ready for the upcoming school year and I would like to share with you some information that you will need for the school year. This year every student will be using their NYC DOE issued email ( to access our google classroom and educational applications that we will be using. 

    Here is a video on how to access your child’s email ( are directions on how to set-up your account or reset the password, they can also be found on our website’s tech page:

    To retrieve your account ID and password or reset your password:

    1. Go to Student Account Self Service (
    2. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account. - )
    3. Enter your birthday.
    4. Click Continue.
    5. If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed. 
    6. Your student ID is your username followed by For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.netOpens in a new browser tab.
    7. If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
    8. Pick a password that only you will know.
    9. Re-enter your password.
    10. Click Update Password.

    If you need any assistance with setting up your account, please reach out to me at or join my open office hours this Thursday, August 20th and Friday August 21st from 9am - 11am via zoom (Meeting Id: 83772456078 Password:PS592020):

    Thank you!

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • Message from Chancellor - Reopening Schools 2020

    This week’s Reopening Update for Families includes: 

    • 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   
    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • 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.

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • 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 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
    • All families have the option to select 100% remote learning, if you wish to do so please complete the NYC learning preference survey ( by August 7th. 
    • If you did not submit your 2020-2021 school year forms (blue card), please return as soon as possible to 
    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • 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 with your child's name and class. 

    Thank you!

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
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Upcoming Events

  • Remote for All Students

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  • In-Person Learning Begins

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  • Group A In-Person Day

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  • Group A In-Person Day

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  • Group B In-Person Day

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  • Group B In-Person Day

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  • Yom Kippur, School Closed

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  • Group A In-Person Day

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  • Group A In-Person Day

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  • Group B In-Person Day

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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..

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
  • If you applied by phone or in person, you can accept your offer: By phone at 718-935-2009 or emailing

After you accept your offer, please email 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.

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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 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 
  • 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

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