DOE Homecoming 2021 Our Commitment to Your Health and Safety
We are excited to welcome your student back to school buildings on Monday, September 13, 2021! We know nothing is better for student learning than being face-to-face in a classroom with a dedicated and caring educator—and our teachers, principals, and school staff cannot wait to welcome you back to an exciting year of learning, connecting, and creating community.
As we prepare for your child’s return, we would like to share information about the gold standard health and safety precautions that will be in place at New York City’s schools to support a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all. Many of these measures were the ones that made our buildings among the safest places to be during the pandemic, and that helped us to end last school year with a 0.03% COVID-19 positivity rate. This guide also includes tips for families as you prepare your child for returning to school this fall.
We’re committed to continuing and enhancing our health and safety measures to ensure that we are doing all we can to create conditions in our buildings and classrooms that keep our students safe. Our efforts, including our vaccination mandate for all staff, are important measures that we are taking to keep our track record of low positivity rates and transmission in our schools.
We look forward to kicking off this “Year of Homecoming” and partnering with you throughout the year to make sure your child has the best learning experience – one where they feel welcomed, affirmed, and excited about learning and all the possibilities before them.
New York City Department of Education
Notes from Mrs. Murillo
Friday September 10, 2021
Saturday September 11 marks the 20th anniversary of 911. Please join PS 38 in taking a solemn moment to remember the many loved ones lost, our first responders who sacrificed their lives, and all the individuals whose lives were forever changed. Together we will never forget…together we will always remember.
At this time, we want to wish our entire community a HAPPY HOMECOMING!
Our teachers and staff have been working diligently to get ready and are super excited to welcome back all of our students and families on Monday September 13, 2021.
Please continue to visit our school website at www.ps38.org and your child’s google classroom regularly for updated communications from their teacher and our school.
As you should already know, our School Time Session is now 7:45 a.m to 2:05 p.m. Pre-K, Kindergarten and first grades will dismiss at 1:55p.m., and grades 3 thru 5, at 2:05p.m.
** Pre-K will follow their staggered schedule as per the letter mailed.
Every grade will enter the building as per the exit/arrival chart below. Teachers will be holding the same color assigned for their grade. For example, Pre-K is red. You can walk your child to the entry point where staff will assist to guide them toward their teacher and if you are unsure, you may ask a staff member to point you in the right direction. Please note our Building response Team and additional staff are there to assist the children and help them find their way. Parents are not be allowed past drop off points.
Families MUST take their children’s temperature before sending them to school and if they are sick or under the weather, we ask you to keep them home. We will soon be sending home with your child a thermometer for you to keep.
Some of the designated areas will be more crowded as we are welcoming back ALL students; however, we have organized it so they can find their way.
The exit they enter will be the same exit they enter upon arrival and the same exit they will be dismissed from.
Every child MUST wear a mask and you must show their health survey clearance on your phone to enter so please make sure to have this done on the app. Staff will also have extra paper forms in case you forget however, you must fill them out before the child enters. We will only check temperatures of those who do not have their health survey as per new safety guidelines.
We will implement the following multi-step layered safety guidelines as directed by the NYC School’s Chancellor under the guidance of the CDC and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH):
More information can be found at: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year/school-year-2021-22
To support every student’s transition back to school, our focus will be on building relationships and trust through fun social emotional learning experiences daily paired with a rigorous and engaging curriculum. We will be using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to aid their academic recovery and will share more about this at our first PTA meeting. A date will be forthcoming.
We cannot wait to greet your children at the door and we look forward to a very productive year!
Thank you for entrusting your children to us and welcome back!
Partners With Families…Partners In Learning
Believing In Children...
Inspiring Young Minds,
**NEW** Student line up
Start time for ALL students- 7:45am
Dismissal for Pre-K, Kindergarten & 1st Grade- 1:55pm
Dismissal for Grades 2,3,4 & 5- 2:05 PM
School Health and Safety
The NYC Department of Education will be hosting a series of virtual Back-to-School Family Forums led by the borough leaders and featuring Chancellor Meisha Porter, DOE Leadership, and the NYC Department of Health.
- Thursday, September 2, 2021
- 8–9:30 PM
- Translation services available in Spanish, Mandarin, Russian
- Register now!
2021-2022 Executive PTA Board
- President: Nicole Ryan
- 1st Vice President: Savi Talalay
- 2nd Vice President: Nissrine Benelkour
- Recording Secretary: Ashantay Carroll
- Treasurer: Yvonne Ortega
- Corresponding Secretary: Katherine Chernin
- Parliamentarian is an appointed position: Christina Rosario has been appointed
School Supply Lists
Notes from Chancellor Porter
Check out the link above for information about:
Back-to-School Family Forums
Updated Health and Safety Guidance
Attendance and Grading
Update Your Contact Information