Updates and Supporting Our City
Text COVID to 692-692 or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus to receive NYC Covid-19/Coronavirus text notifications
Call 311 for assistance finding a medical provider or to report harassment or discrimination.
Call 888-NYC-WELL or text "WELL" to 65173 or visit nyc.gov/nycwell to connect with a mental health counselor.
Visit www.nybloodcenter.org for information on scheduling an appointment if you are able to donate blood. NYC is in dire need of blood donations.
Supporting Our Families In Need
Grab and Go Meals: Beginning March 23, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM, not at every school building. For locations, visit www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/free-meals, call 311, or call 877-877-FOOD. No registration, ID, or documentation are required. Please share with anyone in need.
Wi-Fi Access: Eligible households can receive free internet service from Spectrum 1-844-488-8395 and Optimum 1-866-200-9522.
Device Access: The DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning and to help students stay connected during this time. Families can request a device by completing a form at coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices or by calling 718-935-5100 and choosing option 5. Families will be contacted regarding device distribution once information is available.
Accessing Student/Family Accounts
PupilPath Account: required for students and parents/guardians to receive school updates; access student progress, grades, and exam records; and to communicate directly with staff. Parents/guardians should contact Parent Coordinator Ms. Kathy Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org if they need assistance.
Remote Learning Begins Monday, March 23
Google Classroom is the portal on which all classes will reside. When students first log into Google Classroom, they will need an access code for each class. Access codes for newly created Google Classrooms have been sent by teachers through hw folder or email. Students who cannot locate a class on Google Classroom or did not receive an access code by Monday, March 23, should email the specific teacher and request the access code.
P.S. 264 Staff are committed to continuing enrichment and support through our remote platforms.
Questions: Students can post questions in Google Classroom.
Email: As always, teachers are available via email.
Remote Office Hours: Teachers are available to students at scheduled times throughout the week to support students in their classes. Parents should email teachers directly.
Staying Current with PS 264
Updates from P.S 264 and the New York City Department of Education will continue to be shared via Pupilpath messages and posted on our website ps264.org.
Health Guidance and Resources:
Healthy or sick, all New Yorkers need to stay home as much as possible. To stay up to date with the latest information, we encourage you to visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's site.
· Information is available in over 20 languages.
· For real-time updates in English, text COVID to 692-692.
· Text COVIDESP 692-692 for updates in Spanish.
· Please note: Seeking or using medical treatment or preventive healthcare services related to COVID-19 will NOT be considered under the public charge rule, even if the services are Medicaid-funded. Seek care without fear and if you need help getting medical care, call 311 and get connected to a doctor today.
Resources for Workers:
You have the right to use safe and sick leave to care for yourself or anyone you consider family.
· For more information visit the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection’s website for information available in over 20 languages.
· Workers in NYC are covered by many labor and employment laws, regardless of immigration status.
Food Pantries and community kitchens
o Food pantries provide groceries you can cook at home and community kitchens provide hot meals. If you need food immediately, find locations near you by using the NYC Food Map.
Free meals for all NYC Children
o The NYC DOE provides three free meals daily. All three meals can be picked up at the same time from 7:30am-1:30pm. Please refer to this pick up location. No registration, ID, or documentation is required.
o Nutritional information is available.
Resources for Reporting Harassment or Discrimination:
Hate and discrimination against anyone on the basis of their race, national origin, or other status is not tolerated in New York City. The New York City Commission on Human Rights, Mayor's Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes, and NYPD are monitoring and responding to reported hate and bias incidents resulting from fear and stigma related to COVID-19.
· Call 311 to report harassment or discrimination.
· Call 911 if you are the victim of a hate crime or witness what you believe to be a hate crime. NYPD officers will not ask about the immigration status of anyone seeking help and language assistance is available.
Resources from the NYC Office of Emergency Management on the below topics
· Employment resources
· Food assistance
· Health & medical assistance
· Financial assistance
· Rent arrears and public assistance
· Emotional support & Spiritual care
· Access to free internet at home
· Remote learning devices
· Other assistance
NYC Schools Account
Parents and Guardians: We’ve made it easier to sign up for a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.
· Set up the account by:
· Entering your name and email address,
· creating a password, and
· answering a few brief security questions so you can reset the password if you forget it.
After you create your account, you will need to verify your identity and your relationship to that student. You can do that at the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences on [indicate date/time]. Once you do that you will be able to see your child’s grades, test scores, and attendance.