PS 106x May 2021 UPDATES!
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to Families
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a short-term Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, which will provide reduced cost broadband internet service for eligible New York City households during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All families with a student enrolled in a DOE school or program are eligible for this benefit, and funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis until the program has exhausted available funds or six months after the US Department of Health and Human services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Families can find out if they are eligible, apply for the program, and find participating broadband providers via the USAC website.
There are two types of benefits available to eligible households:
-Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment,
and device rentals; or
-One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer
(with a co-payment of $10 - $50), where available.
Families can visit the FCC’s EBB webpage and view this FAQ to learn more about the EBB program.
Translated materials are available via the following links: Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
If families have questions or require support with an application, they can email EBBHelp@usac.org or call (833) 511-0311.
May is Asian/Pacific American
This is the time when we celebrate the culture, history, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States.
Please click on the link below to read a letter from the NYCDOE School's
Family Letter-May 12th, 2021
Fifth Grade ONLY
Click on the link below to apply:
For more information call PS 106X @718-892-1006
and ask for Ms. Jackson or Ms. Williams
PS 106X is proud to announce that
we will have the Summer Rising program in our school!
Parents please register your children on the DOE website or click on the links below.
NYCDOE: Summer Rising Grades K-8 Registration
Summer Rising is New York City’s free school-based summer program for any City child in grades K–8.
Summer Rising will integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the
Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming.
Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and
caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways.
These programs will provide a bridge to the next school year and allow students to
reconnect with one another and with their schools.
Students will address unfinished learning while being provided avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.
For Summer Rising programs in grades K–8, families can sign up through the City’s Summer Rising page starting on Monday, April 26.
To apply now, please take the following steps:
-Step 1 – Click Sign In to create an account (discoverDYCD)
-Step 2 – Click Dashboard and Setup Applicant(s) (child or student info)
-Step 3 – Search and Find your program
-Step 4 – Complete the application and submit
Please click below to apply:
If you have questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
or go to Summer Rising for more information.
Click on the link below for more information and links to apply:
Click on the link for a discoverDYCD instructional video
NYC DOE: 3K Application
The 3-K application deadline has been extended to
Friday, May 28.
All NYC children born in 2018 can apply.
Families, please sign up for their newsletter so you can receive notifications about the application, including when new program options are available.
Families can sign up here: schools.nyc.gov/sign-up.
NYC DOE FAMILY UPDATE: May 3rd, 2021
Please click on the link below to read and view the family update:
Family Update Letter
-Revised NYCDOE School Closure Protocols-
The updated Situation Room’s school quarantine and closure protocols,
which will be reflected in the COVID-19 School Health Policy,
and will go into effect Monday, April 12.
These updates, and all the protocols we have been following, were developed in close collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and are based on the best research available about how to keep our schools and communities safe.
1. There is no change to classroom closures. If there is at least one confirmed positive case in a class, regardless of the source of infection, impacted students will quarantine for 10 calendar days and transition to remote learning during this time.
2. If there are 2 or more positive cases in different classrooms within a school over
a 7-day period, in addition to closing the impacted classrooms, COVID-19 surveillance testing will double from 20% to 40% of students and staff in the school on the next regularly scheduled weekly random testing day.
As a reminder, testing only applies to students in grades 1 through 12.
3. If there are 4 or more confirmed cases in different classrooms within a school over a 7-day period that can be traced to a known exposure within the school,
the entire school will close for 10 calendar days and transition to remote learning.
4. Additionally, schools will no longer close for 24 hours
while investigations take place.
A family update, with translations, are available at:
IMPORTANT: Public School 106x
SY 20-21 CALENDAR
Tests and Assessments: New York State Exams
The exams will be administered within the following dates:
• Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14
-Schools are closed on May 13 for Eid Al-Fitr
-Schools Closed: May 31st: Memorial Day
• Science State Exams for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11
Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles. Practice Social Distancing even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others. Avoid unnecessary appointments.
Wear A Mask
Please check under the tab "Parent Information"
& "Parent Coordinator News" found above
for the latest updates on parent information,
parent programs and parent workshops.
Woodburn Press Parent Resources
Woodburn Press-Parent Resources
Here is what the Woodburn Press:
Wide Open Schools Family Resource
The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students
to complete independently at home, or with their families.
Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate.
Families can use the information to do the following:
- Access an overview of the units their children are studying
throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon.
- Engage with their child on what is taught at school.
-Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused,
as well as information about using online learning tools.
-Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences.
-Locate afterschool activities.
Parent University Classes
Bronxvoices - Parent/Guardian and Teen Virtual Focus Groups
The CUNY School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering are recruiting BRONX ONLY Parent/Guardian and Youth (Ages 13-18) families to participate in a
three session ZOOM focus group study, in English or Spanish called,
“How has COVID affected you & your community? The Bronxvoices Photo Project”.
All participants (Parent/Guardian and Youth) will receive gift cards for participating.
Each household can gain up to $220, $110 total per child and $110 total per parent.
You may speak with Caroline D. Davis, at
email@example.com for more information.
Please click the links below for more info:
Students Entering Grades 1-12 in September can Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!
Your cooperation is appreciated.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE SAME AS THE MYSCHOOLS.NYC ACCOUNT
5TH GRADE PARENTS NEED TO CREATE IN ORDER TO ENROLL THEIR CHILD FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL OR THE NYCDOE STUDENT ACCOUNTS
NYCDOE STUDENT ACCOUNTS
Please create a student account (@nycstudents.net) for your child so they may be able to access the many different programs that the DOE has to offer apart from our schools' G Suite for Education school accounts. This account is different from the G Suite school account (@ps106x.org), NYCSA, and MYSCHOOLS.NYC.
Please click on the link below to find out how to create an account:
How to create your NYC Student Account
Getting Ready For Remote Learning
NYC School Meals
Free breakfast and lunch is available for remote learners from 9:00-12:00 daily
Remote Learning @ PS 106
Please click on this link to access:
The UFT has re-opened its Dial-A-Teacher program, a homework help line for students, run by classroom teachers.
Consejos de equilibrio tecnológico para familias. Ayuda a las familias con niños de 3 a 8 años a encontrar una relación saludable con la tecnología.
FREE MEALS FOR ALL
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker