School Reopening Schedule and staffing Plan


NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, UFT President Michael Mulgrew and CSA President Mark Cannizzaro today announced a phased schedule and additional staffing plan to ensure all schools and all educators are best positioned to deliver a strong, safe, and healthy start to the 2020-2021 school year.

“For months, teachers, principals and school staff have been working hard to make sure our students have the education they deserve while putting health and safety first,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Today, we are announcing the latest in our larger plan to re-open schools the right way and give working class families the in-person education they’ve asked us to deliver.”

“Our students, staff, and families have demonstrated tremendous resilience over the last six months, and we’re going to continue to build on all the work we’ve done as we move forward,” said Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza . “We are giving our schools more staff, more time, and more support to have the strongest possible start to the most unprecedented school year.”

“The safety of students and staff is always the first priority,” said UFT President Michael Mulgrew. “Our buildings must be ready, and testing and tracing procedures must be in place.  A phased re-opening — and making sure, despite budget challenges, that we have enough staff — can help ensure that safety.”

“Nothing is more important to school leaders than protecting the health, safety, and well-being of their students and staff,” said CSA President Mark Cannizzaro. “Although we are extremely disappointed that the start of in-person learning must be delayed again, it is simply not safe to open buildings to children without a teacher for every class. Our principals have communicated their staffing needs to their superintendents, and the Mayor has committed to providing these much-needed resources.”

Teachers and students this week have been remotely engaging in preparations and orientations for the school year. As remote learning continues, in-person learning for blended learning students will be phased-in across the next two weeks, beginning with:

·         Monday, September 21st:  Blended learning students in grades 3-K and Pre-K, as well as all grades in District 75 

·         Tuesday, September 29th: Blended learning students enrolled in K-5 and K-8 schools

·         Thursday, October 1st: Blended learning students enrolled in middle schools, high schools, secondary schools (schools spanning grades 6-12), and transfer schools/adult education

All students in full remote programs will continue as planned starting full-day instruction on Monday, September 21. As students begin in-person learning according to the above timeline, they will do so according to the blended learning schedules their schools have provided them (e.g., coming in person on Tuesday and Wednesday).

Adding to the 2,000 additional teaching staff to be deployed to schools that the Mayor announced on Monday, the City will also bring on 2,500 additional educators to fulfill staffing needs at 3-K, Pre-K, District 75, K-5 and K-8 schools. These educators will help fill key gaps for in-person learning in schools to make sure that all students have a rigorous learning experience in a safe, healthy environment. The DOE is continuing to engage middle and high schools as well to establish their needs for additional staffing, and will announce additional staff capacity for those schools in the coming weeks. 

Health and safety continues to lead all reopening plans. The City will not reopen schools if the citywide infection rate exceeds 3.0%. The citywide infection rate is currently 0.63%.

MS 88 Town Hall TONIGHT!!! August 6, 2020 04:00 PM

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7th grade remote ONLY workbooks & supplies pick up

Good evening MS 88 7th grade remote families,

The packages are ready for students to continue their learning at home. please see below for the pickup information.

Who: 7th grade remote ONLY
When: Friday 10/23
Time: 10am-1:30pm
Where: courtyard 19th side of the school building

Math Book Units 1-9
Dear Martin
Flying Lessons
Composition Notebook
MS88 Mask

High School Admissions Timeline

COVID-19 has had a profound impact across every aspect of our school system, including the admissions process. As a result, we’re updating our pre-pandemic admissions timeline to ensure ample time for families to explore schools and apply once the application launches. Please note:

  • The high school application is not yet open, and no longer closes on December 4, 2020. Families and school staff will have additional time to apply.
  • Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) and LaGuardia High School auditions are not yet open, and no longer close on October 21, 2020. Families and school staff will have additional time to register.
  • Dates and locations for the high school fairs, the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), and LaGuardia High School auditions—as listed in the 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide—will also change.

We appreciate your patience and will be in touch with more detailed information and timelines as soon as we can. Here’s what families and school staff can do now:

Learn about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions! Get the latest updates on our website

  • Watch our new video series and stay tuned for future videos.
  • Read our 2021 NYC High School and Specialized High Schools Admissions Guide online. Printed copies will be available at middle schools by early November. Please note that some information in this guide—such as dates, deadlines, and event information—was accurate at the time of publication but is now being adjusted due to the impact of COVID-19. 
  • Make an appointment with their current school counselor to discuss your plans for high school. School counselors are families’ best resource and guide throughout the admissions process.

Explore schools and programs 

If you have questions, here is our contact information for school staff:

  • for questions about high school and Specialized High Schools admissions.
  • for questions about deliveries of the printed admissions guide.
  • 718-935-2009 for questions about admissions and enrollment. You can also share this number with families.

6th grade remote ONLY workbooks & supplies pick up

Good afternoon MS 88 6th grade remote families,

The packages are ready for students to continue their learning at home. please see below for the pickup information. 
Who: 6th grade remote ONLY

When: Monday 10/19Time: 10am-1:30pm

Where: courtyard 19th side of the school building

backpack contains:-

A pack of markers-

A pack of pencils-

A pack of pens-

A composition notebook-


Betty Before X 

Math Curriculum Units 1-9-



Buenos días MS 88 familias remotas de sexto grado, 

Los paquetes están listos para que los estudiantes continúen su aprendizaje en casa. consulte a continuación para obtener la información de recogida. 

Quién: solo control remoto de sexto grado 

Cuándo: Lunes 19/10 

Hora: 10 am-1:30 pm 

Dónde: patio del lado 19 del edificio escolar 

mochila contiene: 

– Un paquete de rotuladores 

– Un paquete de lápices 

– Un paquete de bolígrafos 

– Un cuaderno de composición 

– Fantasma 

– Betty antes de X 

– Unidades del plan de estudios de matemáticas 1-9 

– calculadora ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

早安MS 88六年级偏远家庭, 




时间:10 am-1:30pm 








-Betty Before X 



Take out Meal Service

Dear District 15 Community,

Collaboratively, we have been working diligently preparing for an unprecedented school year.  Thank you for your past, present and future efforts. 

Currently, the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) offers  take – out meals to Student Remote Learners from 9 – 12PM and Community Adult meals from 3-5PM.

In an effort to promote awareness of our program(s) community outreach is needed.  Please assist us in messaging to households and community constituents. 

Grab & Go take out Community meals are available from 3-5PM

DistrictBuilding CodeSite NameAddress
15K460Secondary School for Law237 7 AVENUE                        
15K564SUNSET PARK HIGH SCHOOL153 35TH STREET                    
15K142Brooklyn New School-PS 146 (The)   610 HENRY STREET                   

Grab & Go take away meals are available to Student Remote Learners  from 9:00AM-12:00PM at the below D20 locations and across the City.  Find a Take-Out Meal Location

District 15-  Student Remote learners – Take out Sites 9AM – 12PM
Building CodeSite NameAddress
K001P.S. 001 The Bergen309 47 STREET
K010Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology511 7 AVENUE
K015P.S. 015 Patrick F. Daly71 SULLIVAN STREET
K024P.S. 024427 38 STREET
K029P.S. 029 John M. Harrigan425 HENRY STREET
K032P.S. 032 Samuels Mills Sprole317 HOYT STREET
K038P.S. 038 The Pacific450 PACIFIC STREET
K051M.S. 51 William Alexander350 5 AVENUE
K058P.S. 058 The Carroll330 SMITH STREET
K088J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget544 7TH AVENUE
K094P.S. 094 The Henry Longfellow5010 6 AVENUE
K107P.S. 107 John W. Kimball1301 8 AVENUE
K124P.S. 124 Silas B. Dutcher515 4 AVENUE
K130P.S. 130 The Parkside70 OCEAN PARKWAY
K131P.S. 131 Brooklyn4305 FT HAMILTON PARKWAY
K136I.S. 136 Charles O. Dewey4004 4 AVENUE
K154The Windsor Terrace School1625 11 AVENUE
K169P.S. 169 Sunset Park4305 7 AVENUE
K172P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence825 4 AVENUE
K230P.S. 230 Doris L. Cohen1 ALBEMARLE ROAD
K142P.S. 146 (142)610 HENRY STREET
K261P.S. 261 Philip Livingston314 PACIFIC STREET
K293School for International Studies284 BALTIC STREET
K845P.S. 295330 18 STREET
K321P.S. 321 William Penn180 7 AVENUE
K437PS 130 The Parkside Annex (130 Annex)713 CATON AVENUE
K460Secondary School for Law237 7 AVENUE
K333Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School4222 4TH AVENUE
K917Brooklyn College Academy (Bridges to Brooklyn)350 CONEY ISLAND AVENUE
K655Brooklyn High School of the Arts345 DEAN STREET
K804Cobble Hill School of American Studies347 BALTIC STREET
K682PS 896 – The School of Creativity and Innovation736 48 STREET

Take-out Meals

Take-Out Meals for Remote Learning

Remote Learning Students may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at select locations. The parents/guardians of those students may also pick up the take-out meals. Take-out meals for students and other NYC children will be available on school days from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. No registration, ID, or documentation required.

Find a Take-Out Meal Location Near You

·         Find a Take-Out Meal Location

What’s on the Menu

·         See what’s on the menu for free breakfast and lunch this month.

·         Dates, locations, and menus are subject to change.

Family Email from Principal Mitchell

September 30, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through daily changes with programs, policies, and preparing for your child’s return to school remotely and blended. Your child is the most important part of the return to school equation and at the center of all we do. Be assured that everything possible has been put in place to keep your child safe, engaged and supported academically and emotionally.

As we return to school in person and online, it is imperative that you share your child’s program with them daily. Linked here is a September and October School Calendar showing which day of the six-day cycle all students should follow everyday, and which days blended-instruction students in Cohorts A, B, C & E should attend school physically for in-person instruction. Linked here is also the cohort placement list for you to check by grade which Cohort your child attends classes with: 6th Grade Program Placement; 7th Grade Program Placement; 8th Grade Program Placement. We will also send out Robocalls the night before and the morning of. Please be advised we do not have the room or supervision to watch your child if they come to school on the wrong days. You must make every effort to be sure your child attends school on the appropriate days and according to the programs. Again, I cannot urge you enough to review and understand your child’s program whether it is A, B, C, D or E; linked here is a video explaining how to know which days your child should attend which type of instruction

For attending school in person, please follow the bell schedule below:

Period 19:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Period 29:47 AM – 10:32 AM
Period 310:34 AM – 11:19 AM
Period 411:21 AM – 12:06 PM
Period 512:08 PM – 12:53 PM
Period 612:55 PM – 1:40 PM
Period 71:42 PM – 2:27 PM
DismissalGrade 6 – 2:18 PM
Grade 7 – 2:23 PM
Grade 8 – 2:27 PM

Please also be aware that the arrival and dismissal locations are as follows: 6th Grade: Entrance D – Middle of 19th St.; 7th Grade: Entrance B – Middle of 18th St. Closer to 6th Ave. ; 8th Grade: Entrance A – 18th St, Closer to 7th Ave & Near to Main Entrance. Signs at the entrances will be color coded. 

Updated Contact Information where we can reach you is more important than ever. You will shortly receive text messages and/or emails from a company we’re partnering with called Operoo. 

When you receive a text or email from Operoo, please click the link and register for an Operoo account to be able to complete Back-to-School NYC DOE forms on your phone or computer, including your most up to date emergency contact information. Linked here is a letter with more information about Operoo. 

In both blended learning and fully remote classrooms, our instruction will continue to provide students with time for critical thinking and ways to accelerate their learning. As students return for blended instruction they will receive backpacks with supplies for learning. Time will be scheduled soon for fully remote students to pick up materials as well. Backpacks for students will include: pencils, pens, markers and a notebook, as well as ELA and Math specific materials. 

In ELA, as part of our modified Teachers College Reading Writing Project curriculum, two books will be provided for your children, in addition to digital access to websites for independent and book club reading.

Grade 6Ghost by Jason Reynolds; Betty Before X by Betty & Ilyasah Shabazz
Grade 7Flying Lessons by Ellen Oh; Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Grade 8Pride by by Ibi Zoboi; Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton

In Math, students will use Open Up Resources or Kendall Hunt workbooks to follow along with lessons in the curriculum as they are taught in class and remotely. The workbooks include their daily warm ups and tasks, reflection prompts, unit glossaries, and lesson summaries that function as a text for students to look back at to review what they’ve learned.

While we realize the opening is not easy, together we can make it work. While I know this has been quite a different beginning, be sure we will do everything to make it an amazing year. I will be sending out biweekly updates both written and or videotaped. Thank you for trusting me with your most treasured gems.

My very best, 

Ailene Altman Mitchell, Principal

The Park Slope Education Complex at M.S. 88