Technology Survey - Remote Learning Days

As the weather gets colder, we are preparing for our possible "Winter Snow Days" of remote learning.

In the event of an official NYC DOE snow day and students need to log into remote learning, please let us know if you will need a device for your child to use at home.

Please click here to complete our technology survey you only need to complete one survey per family.

https://forms.gle/DkmdcLz6aZrHR1PbA

School Announcements

  • Updated Dismissal Information as of 1/3/2022

    As the colder weather has now arrived, we will begin following our inclement weather dismissal procedures until the warmer weather returns in the Spring. Beginning today, Monday, January 3rd students will be dismissed as follows: 

    Dismissal during inclement weather:

    • Pre-K and Kindergarten students will be dismissed through the playground exit in schoolyard
    • First grade students will dismiss through door 2 (right of main entrance - schoolyard side)
    • Second grade students will dismiss through door 3 (Ferry side of main entrance) 
    • Third grade will dismiss through Door 5 (side entrance - Ferry side of Richmond Ter )
    • Fourth grade will dismiss through door 7 (Ferry side of main entrance) 
    • Fifth grade will dismiss through the door 8 (playground side of main entrance)

    Please wait outside your child's designated area for pick up. Once the teacher sees you, they will send your child over.

    If you have multiple children in our school, please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org and we will arrange for all your children to be dismissed from the same exit.

    Thank you and have a good day.

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • Return to school - January 3rd

    We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday, January 3rd. Together as a community we can ensure the health and safety of our students, families, and staff by:

    • Getting tested! We are encouraging all members of our community to take a COVID-19 test before returning to school on January 3rd. 

    • Complete Daily Health Screening! Remember to complete the daily Health Screening and have it ready upon your arrival every morning at school. You can easily complete the form online at https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ or print and hand-in a paper form each day. Students will not be allowed to enter the building without this form. If you do not have access to a printer at home, please make sure you email the form by 7:00am to ps59@theharborviewschool.org. Do not email these forms directly to your child's teacher. 

    • Consent to In-school testing! Sign up for COVID-19 in-school random testing. We encourage all families, regardless of whether their child is vaccinated, to consent to in-school testing through their NYC Schools Account or return a signed paper form to the school. Additional information on testing for students can be found on the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covidinformation/covid-19-testing-for-studentsOpens in a new browser tab

    • Not feeling well, stay home! If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. If they exhibit COVID-like symptoms and you are in need of a test, please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org and we will provide information on how to obtain it from the city. 

    • School Day - 8:00am-2:20pm! Any student that arrives after 8:00am, must be escorted into the building by a caregiver. The caregiver MUST sign the student in and show their health screening. 

    Let us know… 

    • If your child tested positive over winter recess, please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org with an update on how they are feeling and when you expect them to return.

    • If your child is considered a close contact, please email ps59@theharborviewschool.org to let us know. Please include when your child will be returning from quarantine so we can code their attendance accordingly. 


    A few announcements from NYC DOE:

    Home Test Kits:

    • Beginning January 3, schools will distribute free, take-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to any students or staff who exhibit COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified.

    • Students who have a take-home test kit will need to take the test two times over the course of five days (each kit includes two tests).

      • Students who may have been exposed to COVID in the school should take a test that evening and then again on Day 5.

      • If a student begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, you should use the test kit immediately.

    • Anyone who tests positive on a take-home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school.

    • Remember, all students, staff and visitors must pass the DOE health screener in order to enter school buildings. Additional questions will be added to the health screeners for those students and staff who receive at-home rapid test kits to share their  negative result. No other proof of a negative result is required in order for these students to enter the school building.

    New Quarantine Policy: Our goal is to ensure that students safely remain in school as much as possible, and we have updated our policies to ensure we meet this goal. This means that if there is a positive case in a classroom:

    • Students who were in close proximity to these students will no longer have to quarantine and will continue attending school if they do not have symptoms and do not have a positive test result from a COVID test.

    • Instead, all students and adults in that classroom will receive a take-home rapid test kit. The test kits contain two tests.

    • Those who have a take-home test kit will need to take two tests over the course of five days.

    Increased In-School Surveillance Testing: To further ensure the safety of our students, families, and staff, the in-school surveillance testing program is expanding to double the number of individuals tested in each school, including both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, in grades 1 and up. The  random in-school surveillance program continues to provide public health experts with an accurate look at the prevalence of COVID-19 in schools. We encourage all families, regardless of whether their child is vaccinated, to consent to in-school testing through their NYC Schools AccountOpens in a new browser tab or return a signed paper form to the school. Additional information on testing for students can be found on the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covidinformation/covid-19-testing-for-studentsOpens in a new browser tab.

    COVID-19 Testing is a critical part of keeping schools open and communities safe.

    Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Please note-if you already submitted consent during the last school year or summer, you will need to do so again for the 2021-2022 school year.

    There are two easy ways to submit:

    Daily Health Screening: As per department of education COVID 19 safety guidelines, no students or staff will be admitted to the building without completing a daily health screening or who has been found to have fever. 
     

      

    Please save this link to complete your daily health screening:

    https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

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

    Dear Harbor View School Families, 

    We received a message today from Yearbook Innovations that there was an issue at the picture lab and that is why we still do not have the photos. They are going to keep us posted daily on when we can expect them to arrive. Once we receive them we will then backpack them home and be able to schedule a re-take day. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding, 

    Ms. Kristen, Parent Coordinator & Ms. Alana, PTA President 

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
  • Field Experience Information

    Dear PS 59 The Harbor View School Families, 

    We are pleased to announce that there is updated guidance from the NYC DOE regarding field experiences. We will begin going on field experiences starting in December 2021. Field experiences are an integral part of the curriculum in our school community and provide students with opportunities to extend their learning in real-life context. We will be discussing the new travel and safety measures during our Coffee & Conversation on Friday, December 3rd at 9:00am via zoom ( Meeting Link: 899 2067 5837 Password: 031059) 

    As we plan, we are looking for volunteers to assist us with chaperoning. during the 2021-2022 school year. If you are interested in chaperoning, please complete this google form (https://forms.gle/kJqKeEoUvysXSBey7) or call Kristen Druda, Parent Coordinator at 718-390-2190. We will be selecting volunteers who meet the NYC DOE guidelines for attending through a lottery system. 

    Thank you for your support and cooperation. We are looking forward to an exciting year of field experiences. 

    Sincerely, 

    Hanin Hasweh & Valerie Sanchez

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
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  • Pre-K Non Attendance Day

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    Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 Non-Attendance Days

    Monday, January 24th

    Tuesday, February 15th,

    Tuesday, March 29th

    Tuesday, April 26th

    There will be no school for our pre-k students, our Pre-K team will be attending professional development during this time. 

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  • Pre-K Non Attendance Day

    SAVE THE DATES

    Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 Non-Attendance Days

    Monday, January 24th

    Tuesday, February 15th,

    Tuesday, March 29th

    Tuesday, April 26th

    There will be no school for our pre-k students, our Pre-K team will be attending professional development during this time. 

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
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  • Pre-K Non Attendance Day

    SAVE THE DATES

    Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 Non-Attendance Days

    Monday, January 24th

    Tuesday, February 15th,

    Tuesday, March 29th

    Tuesday, April 26th

    There will be no school for our pre-k students, our Pre-K team will be attending professional development during this time. 

    PS 59 (31R059) - The Harbor View School
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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 2021-2022

Apply online for Pre-Kindergarten at www.myschools.nyc

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 schedule your registration appointment here or email ps59@theharborviewschool.org for information on the registration process.

Grades 1st through 5th: Interested in attending our school for the 2021-2022 school year, click here to place your child’s name on our waiting list.

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

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