When and How to Opt In to Blended Learning: Extended now till Friday, April 9.
Beginning March 24, you can visit the Learning Preference Survey at nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference to select blended learning for your child.
You can change to blended learning until Friday, April 9.
Mark Your Calendars With the Upcoming Events Below. 😊
How do I sign up or OPT OUT for the exams?
Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 3 - 5,
As we head into the spring, I know many of you have questions about standardized testing. In a typical year, State exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely. The Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams, and the Grades 4 and 8 Science exams, will only be administered in your child’s school building. Therefore, we are contacting you to determine if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams.
It is very important you let us know if you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exams so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all our students. Please read on for more information about this year’s exams.
How do I sign up or OPT OUT for the exams?
If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please notify us using the link: https://forms.office.com/r/ufAN8FQMFS by this Monday, April 12th 2021. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.
If my student is already learning in the building, do I still need to sign up for the exams?
Yes. You must let us know if you would like your student to take State exams, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.
My student is fully-remote. Are they expected to come in to take the exams?
No. Students receiving fully remote instruction are not expected to come to school to take the State exams. However, if you would like your student to take the exam, they can be included—just notify us using the contact information above.
If my student does not take the exams, will they be penalized?
No. Any student who does not participate in the 2021 NYS ELA, Math, or Science exams will not be penalized.
When are the exams?
The exams will be administered within the following dates:
English Language Arts for grades 3 through 8: April 19–29, 2021
Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14, 2021
Science for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11, 2021
Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr. We will share the scheduled testing date for your child prior to the start of testing window.
If I don’t sign up, what will my child do while their classmates are taking the exam?
Students receiving in-person instruction who do not take the exam will continue their instructional program, as will fully remote students.
Are the exams different this year?
Yes. This year, the ELA and Mathematics exams for grades 3 through 8 will be multiple choice only. The Science exams for grades 4 and 8 will consist only of questions that are multiple choice or require a short, written answer. The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes.
I have more questions. How can I learn more?
The DOE has created a Parent Guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year. You can also always reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.
We appreciate your collaboration and flexibility as we continually work to ensure a strong, supportive education for your child and every student in our school community.
Walter Nino Filippo Galiano Jr.,
All Parent Leaders are Welcome
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:00 am
This training will provide an overview of the PA/PTA Bylaws. Bylaws are the document that establishes and governs the day-to-day affairs of the PA/PTA. All PA/PTAs must have bylaws; bylaws cannot be suspended and should be amended periodically to reflect current PA/PTA needs and changes to the Chancellor Regulation A-660.
Interpretation will be provided in Spanish, Mandarin and French. Please see registration link below and the interpretation lines.
- Spanish Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114 Pin: 372 148 163#
- Mandarin Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114 Pin: 781 406 966#
- French Conference Line - Dial 347-966-4114 Pin: 770 915 500#
This information will also be uploaded to Parent University
Another Opt-in Window for In-Person Learning
The DOE is Opening Another Opt-in Window for In-Person Learning for Families
As shared last Friday, we are opening another opt-in window for families beginning this Wednesday, March 24 through Wednesday, April 7. Students in 3-K, pre-K, and grades K-5, including K-5 students in district 75, who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return to buildings in April. Students in grades 6-12 will return at a later date, and we will communicate more details as soon as possible.
Please check the DOE's website for information as it becomes available, including translations of family members. Please ensure that all families know about this new opt-in window,
The process for blended learning opt-in is outlined below:
- Beginning this Wednesday, March 24, parents can visit the Learning Preference Survey at nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference to select blended learning for your child.
- Families can also call 311.
- The deadline is now EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 9.
When Students Can Return to the School Building
- Students in district 3-K, Pre-K, and grades K-5, including students in District 75, who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return to buildings in April.
- Students in grades 6-12 who opt into blended learning during this opt-in window will return at a later date, and we will communicate more details as soon as possible.
- Updates will be posted at COVID-19 Information and Updates.
Requirements for Returning to the School Building
Please note that if families select blended learning for their child, they must submit the consent form for random COVID-19 testing by the first day their child begins in-person learning. Consent for testing can be submitted one of two ways:
- Through New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) under ‘Manage Account’, or
- Complete and sign the consent form available at COVID-19 Testing and bring it to the child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building.
Families that select blended learning are expected to have their child attend in person on days they are scheduled to do so.
The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open.
The Gifted & Talented (G&T) application is now open. If you have a child born in 2016 and are interested in G&T programs for your child, be sure to apply by Friday, April 9, 2021.
How to Apply
You can submit your child’s G&T application one of three ways by the April 9 deadline:
- Online with MySchools.nyc - Need help setting up your account? We’ll walk you through the process in this video.
- Through a Family Welcome Center—learn how at schools.nyc.gov/FWC.
- By phone at 718-935-2009
On your application, add up to 12 G&T program you’d like your child to attend. Be sure to list them in your true order of preference, with your first choice at the top as #1. Complete any questions, check your child’s information for accuracy, and submit your application: when you see the confetti, you’ll know we’ve received it!
This month, join us for a virtual Gifted & Talented Information Session to learn more! At each event, we’ll share an admissions presentation and answer your questions: find dates, times, and interpretation information for specific sessions on our website. We’ll also provide links to join each online session.
After You Apply
- After you submit your G&T application, your child’s current pre-K program (if they currently attend pre-K) will then complete a questionnaire to confirm your child’s eligibility for G&T. Or, if your child does not currently attend pre-K, our Early Childhood Team will contact you to schedule a virtual interview and then complete this questionnaire.
- In the spring, we’ll contact all families who applied to let you know if your child is or isn’t eligible for G&T seats. Then all eligible children will be considered for admission.
- In the summer, families of eligible children will receive G&T results letters, which may include an offer and/or waitlist information.
- Please note: No applicants will be tested this year for G&T admissions, and this year’s application process is only for children entering kindergarten this fall. G&T offers for children entering first, second, or third grade will be made from last year’s waitlists.
Want to learn more? Visit schools.nyc.gov/GT. Still have questions? Call us at 718-935-2009.
Wishing you the best during this admissions season,
The Gifted & Talented Admissions Team
Wednesday's with Walter, April 14th - 7:00 PM
April 14th, 2021
Wednesday's with Walter!
Time: 7:00 PM
The Beyond Access Series
The Beyond Access Series is presented by the New York City Department of Education's Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support.
The series supports families of students with disabilities by providing sessions on topics around special education.
Teaching Reading for Families:
What Everyone Should Know about Reading in English
Presenter: Lavinia Mancuso, Executive Director, Everyone Reading
Dates: April 13, May 11
Presenter: Bruce E. Wexler, MD., Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University
- April 27: “You Are Experts Too!” Parent Q&A with Professor Wexler
- May 25: Executive function challenges in common conditions: ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presenter: David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP Director, National Center for School Crisis And Bereavement Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
- April 20: Coping strategies for families of children with special needs – even more of a need now
- May 18: Taking care of yourself during the pandemic
The deadline to submit your child’s pre-K application is now April 19!
The deadline to submit your child’s pre-K application is now April 19!
Apply one of two ways by the extended deadline:
- Online through MySchools by 11:59pm. You can apply online 24 hours a day in 10 languages.
- By phone at 718-935-2009 by 6pm. Call us Monday through Friday between 8am and 6pm. Over-the-phone interpretation is available in more than 200 languages.
Need help completing your child’s application? We’re here to support! Call us at the number above or email us at ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
The Pre-K Admissions Team
Estimado padre o tutor:
El plazo para presentar la solicitud de ingreso a prekínder de su hijo es ahora el 19 de abril.
Solicite el ingreso antes de que venza el nuevo plazo de una de las siguientes maneras:
- Por internet, a través de MySchools hasta las 11:59 p.m. Es posible presentar la solicitud por internet las 24 horas del día en 10 idiomas.
- Por teléfono, llamando al 718-935-2009 hasta las 6:00 p.m. Llámenos de lunes a viernes entre las 8:00 a.m. y las 6:00 p.m. Por teléfono, hay servicio de interpretación en más de 200 idiomas.
¿Necesita ayuda para completar la solicitud de su hijo? Estamos para ayudarlo. Llámenos al número de teléfono que se indica arriba o escríbanos a ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov.
Equipo de Admisiones a Prekínder
CCEC Election schedule will be as follows:
EMAIL CONTACT LIST
Walter Nino Filippo Galiano Jr., Principal - WGaliano@schools.nyc.gov
Bonnie Boltax, Assistant Principal - BBoltax@schools.nyc.gov
Lisa Schiliro-Reilly, Parent Coordinator - LSchiliro@schools.nyc.gov
Angela Lichti, Pupil Accounting Secretary - ALichti@schools.nyc.gov
Mary Mutze, 3k/PreK Family Coordinator - MMutze@schools.nyc.gov
Joana Akitcher, Social Worker - JAkitch@schools.nyc.gov
Lucy Misciagna, Attendance Coordinator - LMisciagna@schools.nyc.gov
Ann Colbrook, Bus Coordinator - AColbrook@schools.nyc.gov
Marianela Aponte & Jessica Maldonado, PTA Co-Presidents - PS304pta@gmail.com
We Speak Your Language
Please send me an email if you would like any information in your home language,
We’re delighted to announce the launch of Parent University, a collaboration between the Office of Family and Community Empowerment (FACE) and the Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT)!
Parent University seeks to educate and empower all families from early childhood through adulthood, with free courses, resources, events, and activities. Parents can register for free trainings on a wide range of topics, including adult education, student social-emotional learning, and special education.
Visit Parent University today at parent.schools.nyc! Click on the links below to download the Parent University flyer in English and translated versions.
To find out what's going on is virtually easy!
School Website www.ps304x.com
Twitter: P.S. 304 The Early Childhood Lab School @PS304X
Facebook School Page
Facebook PS 304 Grade Pages
PreK/3K: PreK/3K (UPK) PTA Dragonflies
Kindergarten: Kindergarten PTA Dragonflies
First Grade: 1st PTA Dragonflies
Second Grade: 2nd PTA Dragonflies
Third Grade: 3rd PTA Dragonflies
Fourth Grade: 4th PTA Dragonflies
Fifth Grade: 5th PTA Dragonflies
Special Ed: Super PTA Dragonflies
Please select the group appropriate for your child's current grade and be informed that all Facebook group pages have membership questions to answer for membership approval. The grade Facebook groups are for parents/guardians and teachers of P.S. 304 students to stay informed about that specific grade.
Click to make a copy Virtual Contact.pdf