Chancellor's Day - No School for Students

  Students are not in attendance on Monday, June 20th in recognition of Juneteenth-Freedom Day! 

   

School Policy for Students

School Uniform/Cell Phone Policy Update!

Please Be Advised: P.S. 68X is a uniform school and all students are expected to come to school daily in their formal school uniform or gym uniform. Students are not allowed to wear jeans, leggings, shorts, etc. Parents will be contacted immediately when their child/children come to school without wearing their school uniform. If you need to purchase a gym uniform, please request a copy of the order form from the Main Office. Also, students are not allowed to wear any footwear that has an open toe or open back (i.e. Crocs, sandals, etc.). This is a safety hazard. Please make sure your child wears appropriate footwear to come to school.

42 No Shoes Allowed Sign Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

CELL PHONE USAGE IS NOT ALLOWED IN SCHOOL!!! Classroom teachers will collect all cell phones from students daily and they will be returned at the end of the school day.

Learning Time, No Cell Phones Positive Poster - TCR7411 | Teacher Created  Resources

 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

   REPORT CARDS

Parents may retrieve their child's report card by using the New York City School Account (NYSCA). Accounts are free and easy to create. 

https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc/

 

 

 

Home Test Kits to be Given to Every student

To keep our school communities safe after the midwinter recess, we strongly encourage all students to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to school on February 28, regardless of vaccination status. Your child can test through a PCR, lab-based rapid test, or a home test kit. Your child will come home with two COVID-19 home tests, which may be packaged in one box or two.

When should my child take the tests? 

First test on February 26: Please help your child take one of the COVID tests provided on the evening of Saturday, February 26. • Second test on February 27: Please help your child take the second test 24 hours later, on the evening of February 27. • If your child tests negative and feels well, they should come to school on Monday, February 28. • Please note, if your child has recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days, they do not need to take a test and should attend school on Monday, February 28, if they are feeling well.

What should I do if my child tests positive on one of the tests? 

Kindergarten and older: Please inform your school and isolate your child for five days. Your child may return to school on the sixth day if they have no symptoms or their symptoms are improving (including being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication) and your child can wear a well-fitting mask while at school through the tenth day after their positive test. 

Pre-K and younger: please inform your school/program school and isolate your child for ten days. Your child may return to school/program after the tenth day. 

For all ages: o Please remember that if your child tests positive, your child is entitled to asynchronous learning and Office Hours for the duration of your child’s isolation period. Please refer to our COVID-19 Guidance Charts, available at: schools.nyc.gov/2022Health, for additional steps to take if your child tests positive.

Where can I find instructions about the test kit? 

The test kits come with printed instructions that you should follow when administering the test. You can also watch videos in multiple languages on how to use your test kit at schools.nyc.gov/HomeRapidTestKits. Thank you for doing your part to keep COVID-19 out of our schools! 

How to use Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Where can I find instructions about the test kit? 

The test kits come with printed instructions that you should follow when administering the test. You can also watch videos in multiple languages on how to use your test kit at schools.nyc.gov/HomeRapidTestKits. Thank you for doing your part to keep COVID-19 out of our schools! 

Health and Safety

 

2021 - 2022 Health and Safety Guidelines for Families 

 

DOE Health and Safety Guidelines in English:

 doe-homecoming-health-and-safety-guide.pdf 

 

Pautas de Salud y Seguridad del DOE en Español:

 spanish doe-bts-healthpolicies-spanish.pdf 

 

 

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

At P.S. 68 we keep an open mind by being determined, flexible, and always ready to learn.

 

Our Mission Statement

Keeping an open mind, P.S. 68 will support building our school community by motivating our students to become risk takers and embrace academic and social opportunities, always aspiring to have the confidence to reach their highest level of achievement.

Message From Administration

Welcome to P.S. 68X- The Edward A. Fogel School for Critical Thinking and the Arts.

We are honored and privileged to serve as your school leaders. Collectively, we bring a breadth of pedagogical skills and educational leadership to our school community. Our goal as P.S. 68X’s administration is to bestow the type of leadership that will facilitate a school environment that provides the best possible learning experience that meets the needs of each student. As a result, we collectively work to deliver educational programs that are academically challenging, engage each student by linking the curriculum to prior knowledge and experience, while encouraging our children to find joy in learning and the exploration of new ideas. 

We believe that every child can learn and achieve success and we pledge to provide every child at P.S. 68X with the culturally responsive and quality education that he or she deserves. As a team, we commit to providing our faculty and staff with opportunities to strengthen their practice, fostering a culture of collaborative data driven processes, and shared decision making. 

Our mission at P.S. 68X is to meet the needs of our students by establishing a school culture based on safety, community, and rigorous instruction. We will provide students with the necessary skills, as well as social and academic behaviors that will prepare them to succeed in an ever-changing world. We envision that our students will become capable thinkers, responsible, and accountable citizens. 

Every child deserves a champion, someone who believes in him or her and goes above and beyond to ensure that he or she thrives. We are proud that at P.S. 68X, we are all champions for all of our children! 

 

P.S. 68X Leadership Team 

Aidimaris Soler, Principal 

Janet Peterson, Assistant Principal 

Aaron Vail, Assistant Principal 

Kirk Peters, Assistant Principal