Please review the Chancellor's Letter on Striving for Justice. There is also a link available with resources to help, start, continue, and deepen conversations with children about racism and injustice. There are also resources to help with stress, exhaustion, and self-care. Thank you.
Incoming Kindergarten for the school year 2020-2021!
We want to welcome our incoming Kindergarten students for the school year 2020 - 2021. Please visit our web page for Incoming Kindergarten Students to find work and announcements this summer.
We sent home individualized letters to our students on Google classroom with information for the summer.
Announcements from Chancellor Carranza
Chancellor's Letter to Families About Remote Learning
Here are all the Coronavirus/Remote Learning Letters from the Chancellor.
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children.
- Beginning March 23, meals will be distributed at more than 400 sites across the city.
- Three meals a day, including breakfast, will be available to all NYC children
- Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city.
- At the moment PS186 is not a site. Please use the link below to find the nearest site.
- Use our site lookup tool to find a location for free meals near you!
2020-2021 Supply List
Please make sure to put your child's’ name on all items, including their clothing
Grade K and 1: Marble Notebook (2 Wide Ruled)
Grades 2-5: 5 Subject Notebook
All Grades: Sharpened Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Pencil Case, Crayons, Markers, Glue, Scissors, Ruler, Dry Erase Markers, Wipe Off Board, Folder, Headphones (2 for blended learning students),
Disposable Masks - a clean mask should be worn to school each day
Do you need a device?
The New York City Department of Education wants every student who needs a device for remote learning to have one, even if the student does not have internet access at home. Simply call 718-935-5100 and choose Option 5 on the menu. Someone will help you get a device with an internet connection.
You may also access the webpage to request a device.
The Chancellor has announced that all NYC Public Schools are closed.
Your child's teacher has reached out to you with more information about setting up a Google Classroom account as part of our school-wide plan for remote learning.Also, please have your children log into iReady daily to practice reading and math. Remember, read nightly. Here is a guide for using iReady at home.
Please visit My Student Account to create an account and to update your emergency contact information.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet attached to the letter for more information, or visit NYC Health Corona Virus Page at any time for important updates.
The health and safety of our students continue to be our chief priority, and we will follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures accordingly.
Playworks Recess at Home
Have you joined Playworks Virtual Recess yet? Playworks is eager to share our Play at Home series to support kids’ healthy movement and play while students are home. Anyone can join Playworks for Live Virtual Recess Monday - Friday at 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm EST.
A Playworks Coach leads a morning warm-up, a midday game, and an afternoon cooldown each weekday. Not on Facebook, or can’t join live? Playworks posts all Virtual Recess videos on the Playworks YouTube page so you can Play at Home anytime.
We are now, more than ever, committed to responding to the need for continued healthy activities through the Play at Home resources we are offering for free:
At Playworks, we believe that every child deserves to play every day! Please share these resources widely.
Peace and play,
The Playworks Team
Learn at Home
Please take a moment to log in to your class’ Google Classroom using your Google login. Please reach out to your teacher for your username and password.
Student user names are the full first then the first letter of the last name the last four numbers of the student ID number then “@ps186.com” and the is the password is the student ID number.
For example, John Doe whose ID is 123456789 would have the user name JohnD6789@ps186.com. His password would be 123456789
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in English
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Arabic
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Bangla
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Chinese
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Korean
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Russian
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Spanish
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Tajik-Farsi-Persian
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Ukrainian
Parent's Guide to Google Classroom in Urdu
Good luck and have fun learning online!!!
Safety Drill Videos
Message from Butters
Policy for Remote Learning
PS 186 asks families not to record or take screenshots or photos of the sessions in accordance with FERPA to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of all students and staff members.
Respect for All
The following attachments are from our Sanford Harmony Social Emotional Program:
PS 186 Family Letter
Important Dates to Know
Students who wish to join us for breakfast should enter the building through the main entrance no earlier than 7:20 AM or later than 7:40 AM. A free and nutritious breakfast is available to all students from 7:20- 7:50 AM each school day. After breakfast children will be escorted to their line-up area by our staff. Students who arrive after 7:40 AM must go to the schoolyard for line-up and have the option to have a "grab and go" breakfast to bring to their classroom.
This year our school will continue to participate in an innovative program called Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC). BIC is a free breakfast program that aims to alleviate hunger and ensure all students are ready to learn each day.
Our school selected the "Grab and Go" delivery option. Children arriving after 7:45 AM may take their "grab and go" breakfasts up to their classrooms from a station at one of the entrances. Once in the classroom, these students eat at their desk while the teacher takes morning attendance, teaches a short lesson and/or reads announcements.
Lunch Flyers and Links
Lunch is FREE for all NYC Students
Each school day New York City Public School students are able to enjoy FREE breakfast and lunch meals. Parents and guardians must complete an application by applying online at www.myschoolapps.com/Application using any electronic device with an internet connection. Households need to complete only one application for all children living in a home attending Pre-K to high school.
Say yes to delicious and healthy school meals and complete your child’s application today. Completing it helps secure State funding for your child’s school.
If you have questions regarding the application contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325.
Your privacy is important to us. All information is kept confidential. Federal regulations do not allow the Department of Education to share your information with any other agency.
PTA Meeting Schedule
PTA General Meeting Agenda: Important Dates to Know
We will be celebrating our students of the month at the meeting!
2020-2021 School Year Calendar
Family Resources for Special Education
Playworks- A Rocking Recess!
Our Indoor "Rockin' Recess" is such a great success! We would, however, like to give the children the opportunity to play outside whenever it is possible. Please remind students to come dressed appropriately (cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing and use multiple layers to maintain warmth) for outdoor play daily. The decision to stay indoors or outdoors will be made on a day to day basis.
Outdoor Lineup and Recess
In keeping with the recommendations from the NYC Dept. of Health, the Deptartment of Education has set forth the following guideline:
"Children benefit from vigorous exercise and should be given the opportunity to play outside whenever possible. Unless it is snowing, or there is ice on the playground, or the wind-chill factor is below zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), temperature alone should not preclude outdoor play. You are encouraged to work with your staff to maintain outdoor play periods and should take precautions to keep students warm and ensure that they are appropriately dressed on very cold days. When outdoors, please ensure that your students and staff cover exposed skin, wear warm clothing, and use multiple layers to maintain warmth."
Please be sure to dress your child for outdoor line up and recess each day.
On days when the weather does not permit outdoor lineup, students should enter the school through one of the schoolyard entrances.
We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. Here are our classrooms that are trying to be funded through Donor's Choose. Please help us reach our goals.