PS 34 Oliver H. Perry Elementary School
Welcome PS 34 Parents & Guardians
During these difficult times, it is important that we stay safe and take an active role in staying well informed. I will continue to provide you with support and important information on this page as well as Class Dojo.
I will be available for assistance via email during regular school hours if you need to reach me. Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov.
It is my hope that this parent information page can help guide you and your family with up-to-date information, support and offer tips for staying actively learning at home.
This website also offers translation in various languages that can be accessed by clicking on the “SELECT LANGUAGE” icon on the right-hand top of the page.
Feel Free to email me any information, tips or websites you find useful to share with other parents on the website.
Be well and stay safe.
Ms. Deise Kowalski, PS 34 Parent Coordinator
"Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky." --Sonia Gandhi
DOE Student Account Set up Instructions for Remote learning
The Department of education has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student so students can stay connected and continue their learning remotely. The account gives students access to Google Classroom and Microsoft Office 365.
Information and Assistance visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/doe-student-accounts
Please follow the DOE Student Account Set Up Instructions below to get started.
Set up an account so you can join Google Classroom and begin online instruction on Monday, March 23.
Find Your Student Account ID and Password
To retrieve your account ID and password:
- Go to Student Account Self Service (https://idm.nycenet.edu/students/start.form)
- Enter your 9-digit Student ID number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, or in your NYCSA account, contact your teacher on Dojo or Ms. Deise Kowalski Parent Coordinator at Dkowalski@schools.nyc.gov)
- Enter your birthday.
- Click Continue.
- If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.
- Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net. For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.
Access Google Classroom
To access Google Classroom:
- Go to https://classroom.google.com/
- Enter your DOE student email address.
- Click Next.
- Enter your DOE student username (the part before the @)
- Enter your password.
- Click Next.
- If the username and password entered are correct, you will be signed-in successfully.
Access Office 365
To access Microsoft Office 365:
Go to portal.office.com
- Click the account ending in @nycstudents.net or enter your DOE student email and click next.
- Enter your DOE student username (the part before the @)
- Enter your password.
- Click Next.
- If the username and password entered are correct, you will be signed-in successfully
Remote Learning and Important Links
2020 Parent Guide to Google Classroom
Remote Learning Tip: Did you know that students can use X-box and Playstation to access remote learning?
They can! Families can use almost any internet-enabled electronic device to access Google Classroom including a smartphone
check out the parent guide to google Classroom 2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom 1.pdf
Other at Home Resources
While you’re at home with your children, here are some resources to help them stay active and engaged:
DOE Remote Learning Device UPDATE 3-23-2020
DOE Ipads request and deliveries Update 3-23-2020:
The week of March 23, 2020 the first shipment of 25,000 iPads will make their way to homes across New York City. Students in temporary housing will be the first to receive iPads. They will be delivered in bulk to shelters and foster care centers. A point person is on standby at these locations to receive the shipments and distribute the iPads. We are working with:
- Department of Homeless Services
- Human Resources Administration
- Department of Youth and Community Development
These agencies are helping to reach children in temporary housing, in youth or emergency shelters, and children in foster care so that the students will receive a web enabled iPad delivered to their doorstep through FedEx.
Individual deliveries will be made to all other recipients.
The DOE is contracting with FedEx to deliver iPads directly to students. Your iPad will be shipped to the address you entered on the request form.
If you have already filled out the request form, you will receive a text message or email making sure you have completed the Student Device Loan Agreement. Please complete the agreement when you request a device as your device cannot be shipped unless you have signed the agreement.
Please make sure someone is at the address to accept the delivery, as FedEx will not leave packages unattended. Also, FedEx carriers will adhere to social distancing rules.
To support remote learning, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads starting next week. To request a device for a NYC student in your family, fill out the Request Form https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices or call 718-935-5100 (press 5).
- They will give priority to students most in need
- Devices are granted on a temporary basis and will need to be returned later
- There's a limit of one device per student
Internet options for families
There are several options for free internet access, as follows:
- AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
- Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
- Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
- Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
- AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
- Verizon - Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
- Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
- T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
Emergency Food Assistance
Free Meals For Kids
Free breakfast and lunch are available to all New Yorker City students at meal hubs across the city from 7:30 am until 1 pm during the week. Families can pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at once, and no identification or registration is required. There will be over 400 meal hubs across the city, and families can find a meal hub location online, or by calling 877-877 FOOD.
Find a free meal location near you https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx
Also visit NYC Food Bank. www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/
Vulnerable populations and children of front-line workers
Virtual Events for Children
Bedtime Math - Free App.
Your kids won’t believe how cool math can be with Bedtime Math!
Enjoy a new story together every day in the free app – download it here: bedtimemath.org/appsBedtimeDip your toes into some surprising math with the Bedtime Math app! It delivers a new story for you to enjoy with your family daily. Get the app free
Math Parent Engagement Program
A Fun, free app for IPads, iPhones or Android devices.
Quick, wacky family math.
Dinnertime. Bathtime. Any time.
A wacky new problem each day!
Three levels of math(ages 3-9)–Answers provided–No log-ins, no scores
1-Download app-Free here bedtimemath.org/apps/
-iPhone/iPad or Android
3-Select Community Edition
4-Enter special code: NYC
5-Parents will select their District and School (District 14, PS 34 Oliver H. Perry)
6- You’re in!
NYC Schools Account
NYC Schools Account
You play an important role in your child's academic success. Our goal is to give you the information you need to be an informed and active partner in your child's education. We invite you to set up your NYC Schools Account, a is a web-based application that provides a new way for you to view your child's academic and biographic information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet.
In the account, you can see a child’s:
Assessments (test scores)
Health information (Fitnessgram)
*You can now invite other adults who are associated with your child's school record to have their own account.*
You can invite relatives, the babysitter, a neighbor, or tutor, or a parent who lives in a different place, or anyone
else who you feel is important to share your child’s information with. However, as some of this information is
kept private by schools, we ask you to consider carefully whom you will invite. You control how much or how
little information you want to share with them. For more information: NYCSAParentFlyer_2017.pdf
Parents and Legal Guardians are welcome to visit your parent coordinator at the school to sign up or if you have any questions regarding registering for NYC Schools Account.
Home and School Connection Newsletter:
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SNAP Benefits online
You can now use your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop online for fresh produce and groceries and have them delivered. Use your EBT card at these online stores in NYC:
Note: SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees. Be sure to confirm an online store delivers to your home address
HRA offices and appointments
Section 8 Housing Info
NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Section 8 voucher holders having trouble paying rent because of an income loss should email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a fax to 212-863-5299
Mental Health Support New Yorkers
Mental Health Support New Yorkers Can Access While Staying Home
An infectious illness outbreak can be stressful for you and your loved ones. To reduce your stress and help manage the situation, try to remain positive, remind yourself of your strengths, connect with friends and loved ones, and use healthy coping skills. All New Yorkers have access to high-quality mental health services available by phone or online while you stay at home.
Valuable resources are available to help you find the support you may need in the ThriveNYC's guide link ThriveNYC’s new guide. You can find support provided by City Agencies and partners. There is support for Aging New Yorkers, Veterans, Students, and Young People, Parents, and Caregivers, City Government Employees, People With Disabilities and more.
If your symptoms of stress become overwhelming, reach out for support and help. You can contact NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages.
US Census 2020
Make Brooklyn Count!
Make sure to complete your US Census online beginning March 12!
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.
The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.
Census Guides in various languages are available at :https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/2020-census/planning-management/language-resources/language-guides.html
2020 NYC School Surveys are Here!
2020 NYC Surveys
Let Your Voice be Heard!
Each year we ask parents/guardians to take the NYC School Survey. The survey is aligned with the DOE's Framework for Great Schools. It is designed to collect important information about our school's ability to support student success. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and improve our schools and programs. That is why it is so important that all our families complete their surveys. Please take a few minutes to provide honest feedback on this year's School Survey. Your answers are entirely confidential.
Families can review last year’s 2019 NYC School Survey results which are a part of the 2018-19 School Quality Guide. It includes the latest Quality Review Reports and the 2018-19 Framework ratings. https://tools.nycenet.edu/guide/2019/
Connect with NYC DOE
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