Monday - Friday
8:40 am to 2:10 pm
Breakfast is offered when school opens and must be taken to the classroom
PS 68 - The Edward A Fogel School for Creative Thinking and the Arts
4011 Monticello Ave
Bronx, NY 10466
School Building Reopening
The NYC Department of Education Chancellor that NYC Public Schools will be reopening for K-5 students on Monday, December 7, 2020.
We will open for blended learning with a 'B' day.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or Ms. Nicole Robinson, Parent Coordinator at (929) 333-5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Testing Family Letter
As part of New York City’s ongoing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and ensure the health and safety of our community, COVID-19 testing of staff and students will be conducted in our school once a month from now through the end of the school year. We have been notified that the testing provider will be at our school this week. Please note that only New York City public school students from grades 1-12 are eligible to be tested.
As the September 29, 2020 letter co-signed by NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Executive Director Ted Long of New York City Test + Trace Corps, and Dr. Dave Chokshi, Commissioner of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stated, the test is easy, quick, and safe. A “short swab” (similar to a Q-tip) will be inserted into the front part of the nose for five to ten seconds. Later this school year, it is possible that tests will be administered by collecting a small amount of saliva (spit).
Only students and school-based staff members with signed and submitted consent forms are eligible to be tested (schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting). Your child will not be tested if they are uncomfortable or become distressed at any point during the process. If that happens, we will work with you to address any potential concerns so that your child is comfortable participating in future testing.
If your child is tested at school, information about the testing process, and when and how you will receive the results, will be sent home with your child. The majority of all testing results will be available within 48 hours. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, the testing provider will notify you via a telephone call, and NYC Test & Trace Corps will call to provide your family with resources and support.
If any member of the school community tests positive during this testing process, our school community will continue to follow the guidelines outlined on the Health & Safety section of the website (schools.nyc.gov/RTShealthsafety).
We deeply appreciate your partnership and your commitment to keeping your school community safe and healthy.
Family Income Inquiry Forms = Food for our Children
To maximize our school’s Title I funding, and maintain free breakfast and lunch for all our students, we encourage you to complete the online Family Income Inquiry Form (located on the MySchool Apps). This results of this brief survey are submitted to DOE’s Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) and help determine Title I funding. Please take a moment to complete the form today!
Remote Learning Device for Students
Does your child need a remote learning device?
Please complete the Remote Learning Device survey via the link below.
Cohort A Schedule
Students in Cohort A will come to our school building on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY every week, and ALTERNATING MONDAYS. All other days, his/her classes will be taught remote using our school’s Google Classroom platform. A visual of your child’s Cohort (A) schedule is below:
Cohort B Schedule
Students in Cohort B will come to our school building on THURSDAY and FRIDAY every week, and ALTERNATING MONDAYS. All other days, his/her classes will be taught remote using our school’s Google Classroom platform. A visual of your child’s Cohort (B) schedule is below:
Cohort D Schedule
Students in Cohort D will be taught remote using our school’s Google Classroom platform EVERY DAY. A visual of your child’s Cohort (D) schedule is below:
Our Vision & Mission
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
Dr. Disha Charles, Assistant Principal
Kirk Peters, Assistant Principal