Principal's Update

Dear Families,
Here is the updated school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you would like to switch to remote only learning please click on the link below! 

Direct link to survey:


Please make sure you have your child's Teach Hub Account ready for your child to sign into

Link to website:

Teach Hub Account



**NEW** Update for Families: October 22, 2020

Dear Families,

I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. Earlier this month, the State designated your school as located in a “red zone,” requiring the closure of your school building and a transition to fully remote teaching and learning for an initial two-week period. This week, the State of New York made some important announcements regarding its designation of geographic zones reflecting elevated levels of COVID-19 transmission. I am writing today to explain how this affects your school and important next steps. Here is today’s update:

 Your school’s geographic area continues to be identified as a “red zone.” School buildings in these zones will continue to remain closed until further notice.

 Fully remote teaching and learning will continue for all students. You can find a map of the red zone, and other specially designated zones at

I know that for many of you, it is disappointing that your building will remain closed. We know nothing can replace in-person learning. But we continue to support your child’s teachers and all school staff to ensure they have a strong, engaging learning experience focused on academic excellence, community-building, and social emotional support. We remain committed to academic success for your child—no matter where they are learning. Once again, the Mayor and I consider your family’s health and safety, and that of everyone in your school community, to be our top priority, and we have pledged to keep it at the forefront of everything we do. I know that by continuing to work together, we can effectively fight back against COVID-19. It’s up to all of us, no matter where we are, to remain vigilant in taking the steps we know are so important in preventing the spread of this virus. Remember the “Core Four”: wash your hands, wear a face covering, keep six feet of distance from others, and stay home if you’re feeling sick. These are critically important steps that all of us can take every day. We will continue to unequivocally support you, and everyone in the DOE family, as this public health crisis continues to evolve. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s school with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Richard A. Carranza Chancellor,

New York City Department of Education

Cohort Calendar


All Families, Please fill out a lunch form

You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete Family Income Inquiry Form, which helps schools receive money for their programs. Your school will send a copy of this form home with your child, or you can get it from your school’s main office.

Daily Health Screening Form For Students

(Please click here) Health screening Form 

This what the website looks like


We are now using Operoo!!! All parents must have an account

No more paper copies sent home getting squished in the backpack or getting lost from home to school. We now use Operoo, which is a digital communication system for notices sent home such as blue cards and permission slips! 


By now everyone should have received an email with instructions on how to set up an account. If you have not gotten the email please check your spam or junk mail first. If there is still nothing there please reach out to our parent coordinator Ms. Figueroa on Remind (not on remind? Text 81010 and respond with @school216)

All students must have a teach hub account

Here you will find the link and how to sign up for teach hub. Please follow these steps.


Here is the link....

Teach Hub (use this link for your child to sign in to google classroom)

1. You will scroll down and click on STUDENT: FIND YOUR USERNAME/RESET YOUR PASSWORD.

2. next, It will ask for OSIS Number and Date of Birth
Please provide the following student information to get your user name and/or reset your password. If you don't have OSIS please text Ms. Mallory on Remind.

3. Once that information is entered, you will see the username (please write this down) and then you will be promoted to create a password.

4. Once all the information is complete please return to the teach hub website and enter in the information to make sure you can sign in.


How to join Remind?

Download the app, create an account, join class with this code @school216


Text 81010 and respond with @school216 

Do you need to register your child to P.S. 216 or are you moving and leaving our school?

For registration to our school, please email



Resources for Families UPDATED



Mental Health Resources

These can help address stress and trauma that children and families may be experiencing at this time

Free Mental Health Support 

  • NYC Well For Staff, students and parents 
    • Call: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)
    • Text: WELL to 65173
    • Live Chat 

Do you need child care while your child is learning remotely?

Learning Bridges

Please complete this survey (Open external link)to express interest in the Learning Bridges program, which will provide child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade this fall for days when they are not in school buildings.


As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and sites will operate on a blended learning model. This will include some in-person services for a portion of the week and reduced class sizes in accordance with social distancing guidance.


The information collected in this survey(Open external link) will be used to guide the City's planning for the Learning Bridges program. Families can expect more information about a potential placement in the coming weeks.

Please note: programs will become available on a rolling basis through the start of school.

Free Meals!

Take-out Meals for Remote Learning Students

Students attending schools remotely or their parents/guardians may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at most DOE school buildings. Take-out meals for students will be available on school days only from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Visit the take-out meals page to find a take-out meal location near you.


Starting Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New York City is committed to making free meals available daily for all New Yorkers. Any New Yorker can receive free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city. 

  • Meals can be picked up from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, on schools days only. Please view the DOE calendar for more information
    • Meals are not available to the general public at any other time
    • No registration or ID required
    • Multiple meals can be picked up at once



Wifi Concerns? Please see the information posted below.

Please see below, options that may be available to you.

·         AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.

·         Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

·         Spectrum - Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.

·         Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121

·         AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

·         Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

·         T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

*Please note there is no affiliation or legal responsibility between the Dept of Education and these companies. Any concerns, please contact the company directly

Need Translation??

We are here to help!

If you need to reach out to your child's teacher over the phone, we have access to translation services!

Need Tech Support For Your D.O.E Device?

If you need help with your device, please fill out this link and someone from the DOE will reach out to help.


Do you need help but also need translation?

Please call this number: 718-935-5100



Please join us on REMIND through the app or through text message.


to keep in contact with us you can download the REMIND app, make an account and input the class code @school216


you can text the number 81010 and reply with @school216

Classroom Walkthrough

Please see the link below for a walkthrough on Google Classrooms

 2020 Parents Guide to Google Classroom


District 21 office

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to keep our community safe and healthy, beginning, Friday, March 20, 2020, Community School District 21’s office has been temporarily closed.

Beginning Friday, March 20, 2020, staff members will be working remotely to support families.

You can receive direct support from the Family Support Coordinator and the Family Leadership Coordinator by e-mailing:

Mary Dorney: Family Support Coordinator

Georgette Pezzolanti: Family Leadership Coordinator

We may also be reached at 347-371-0882

Follow us on Twitter for updates and announcements @D21_Community

How to Access Teach Hub

Please see the following document to log into teach tub.

 Family Flyer for Accessing APPs ENGLISH.docx 

Other Languages 

 Parent Flyer for Accessing APPs Translated versions.pdf 


Statement on Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Ms. Figueroa to request assistance.

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