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Report Cards, March 2 & 3 and Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday, March 4

Report Cards will be going home with Blended Learning students on either March 2 (cohort 2) and March 3 (cohort 1). Report cards will be emailed to families of 100% remote learning students March 2-4. If your child is in 100% remote learning and you would like to pick up a printed copy of the report card, please email info@ps503online.org for this request.

We will be holding Parent Teachers Conferences on Thursday, March 4. School for Cohort 2 students will be in session with an early dismissal of 11am. Conferences will take place from 12:30-2:30 and 4:00-7:00. You should have received an email with your child’s conference time on Thursday, February 25. Your child’s parent teacher conference schedule is also available in your child’s Google Classroom.

During Parent Teacher Conferences, cluster teachers will be offering various special, fun activities for students. Please see the Parent Teacher Conference Flyer for more activity schedules and Zoom links.

If you have any questions or did not receive your appointment email, please email info@ps503online.org with any questions.

PS 503 PTA Meeting Update

Thank you staff and families who joined the PTA meeting on Wednesday, February 24th. Please review the slides below for the content that was discussed.

Happy New Year! Lunar New Year Celebration, Thursday, February 25

Thank you all families and staff for celebrating Lunar New Year together on Thursday! We hope you enjoyed the video!

Blended Learning March 2021 Calendar

Wondering what day your child has in-person learning? Please refer to the March Calendar for your child’s cohort schedule for in person as well as remote blended learning. 

COVID Testing Consent Forms

Blended Learning students are required to have one of the following forms on file:

There is no change for students who are in 100% remote learning. Remote Learning students will continue with their Zoom schedule and Google Classroom.

If you have any questions, please email info@ps503online.org.

PTA Elections

Thank you to all the families who attended the PTA meeting last night! We have elected new officers to the PTA Executive Board. The officers are as follows: 

  • President – Ana Maria Aguilar
  • Vice President – Crystal Rosario
  • Secretary – Jenny Santin
  • Treasurer – Jasmine Franco

Congratulations to them and we look forward to working with them to support our families! To contact the PTA Executive Board, please email ptaexecutiveboard@ps503online.org.

COVID Testing In Schools Video

In school COVID-19 testing has begun for staff and students. The testing consent forms have been sent home to all students in blended learning. Please watch this in-school COVID-19 testing video below if you would like to see exactly how the testing procedure will go. You will be notified on the day of testing if your child has been selected for random testing. Your child will not be tested without parental consent.   Testing is recommended but not required. 

Please email info@ps503online.org if you have any questions or concerns and we will respond within 2 business days.

Requesting a Learning Device

PS 503 has devices available for students who are in need. If you need a device or your device is not working, please email info@ps503online.org for support.

PS 503 School Forms

If you have not yet completed school forms for your child, please complete the following forms below:

DOE Health Screening Form

As we discussed at the meeting, each family whose children are in Blended Learning must complete the DOE Health Screening for their children prior to coming into the school building EVERY TIME. Children will not be permitted to enter the building without a completed Health Screening.

To support families with this online tool, here are some videos that show how to complete the DOE Health Screening Form:

DOE Health Screening Form

DOE Learning Preference Form for 100% Remote Learning

If you would like your child to learn 100% remotely, you can complete the DOE Learning Preference Form at any time to sign up for 100% remote learning. Please email us at info@ps503online.org with any questions.

For more information visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus

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PS 503: The School of Discovery and Exploration is safe place where all members of our diverse community learn side by side with one another. Habits of mind are taught, practiced, valued, and infused into our culture. It is our mission to welcome and celebrate all peoples and to nurture them to be more reflective, cooperative, and kindhearted.
It is our expectation that all P.S. 503 members: staff, families, and students, will grow academically and gain the skills to help solve social, environmental, economic, and political world problems.

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