Reminders From The Principal

  P.S. 212 Principal’s Message

              End of Year and Summer Information                       

Dear Families,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your help and collaboration to make this year successful.  I wish you all a safe and beautiful summer and look forward to being back to school in September.  Your child returns to school on September 8, 2022 at 8 am.   Please note that any changes due to NYC Department of Education Health or Safety procedures will be communicated over the summer and all school procedures in this letter are subject to change based on any new summer information or guidance we may receive.

New Class & First Day of School Information

We have included your child’s new class number on a book bag tag (K-2) or an index card (3-5) along with their report card.  Please have your child ready to present this on September 8, 2022 so we can help them meet their teacher.  

We will be sending home line- up and breakfast information on OPEROO and our school website by August 28th, 2022.   Please visit in late August to see our 2022 line up and dismissal procedures along with early breakfast option.  We hope to offer early breakfast drop- off for working parents!  

Report Cards

You can view your child’s report card by June 27, 2022 using the Mystudent account  Please check your child’s book bag on 6/27 for a yellow envelope containing a printed copy of their report card and new class/summer information.

Summer Work

In an effort to minimize summer loss.  Please continue to have your child read, use iREADY Math and ELA, RAZ kids and practice math and reading facts in the JUMPSTART book.  Our teachers are also preparing to send a small packet of summer review work.  You can visit our school website: for reading book lists, skill building websites and the supply list for the 2022-23 school year.

School Supplies

Teachers will send home supply lists which will also be posted by June 27th on our school website. School supplies, should be labeled and brought to security, during the week of September 12-16  (not on the first day of school). 




Rina Horne             


Getting Started with Your iPad

Getting Started with Your iPad

The DOE has loaned iPads to students across the city for remote learning. Here you will find information on how to get started with your iPad. School staff and community members can also use this information to help students with connectivity and other troubleshooting issues.

iPad Update August 13, 2020

For anyone who has a DOE-loaned ipad, we have some important updates for you. It is essential that you take the actions below to ensure your child’s ipad is ready for use for return to school. The first day of school is only a few weeks away, and all students will be working remotely for at least a few days a week. Your child will need their ipad to be ready for learning for the fall. Please note that when we have other updates, we will send messages to you and your iPad on Thursdays, and we will let your schools know about the updates.

To prepare, you MUST 

Turn on the iPad

Some iPads have not been turned on all summer. We need you to charge and power up the ipad.

Turn Airplane Mode On and Off

This will reset your internet connection

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Find the Airplane Mode button
  3. Turn Airplane Mode on for ten seconds (button turns green)
  4. Turn Airplane Mode off and wait until the ipad reconnects to the internet 
  5. You will see the connected icon at the top of the screen
  6. Go to to make sure your ipad is connected to the internet - all DOE-loaned ipads have internet access.

Sign into Zscaler

To ensure your child is using the internet with all the safety the DOE requires to protect your child. You will need to sign into the content filter application, Zscaler. Follow these directions, or see the instructions on our Zscaler page:

  1. Return to the main screen.
  2. Tap the Zscaler icon.
  3. Once Zscaler is open (you don’t need to sign in), wait for the “Service Status” to say “ON”.
  4. Close Zscaler.
  5. That is it. You can use the iPad normally now.

Sign into the Learn at Home App

To get ready for the first day of school, make connecting to learning and support much easier for your child (and you, too!), and allow you to get notifications on the iPad:

  1. Find the Learn at Home icon on the main screen on the iPad
  2. Log in using your account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in)
  3. From the Learn at Home app your child can access TeachHub, Google Classroom and get help.

Good news! Your child’s iPad is Now a Hotspot

That allows you to connect other devices used for remote learning to the internet. It is easy:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Find Personal Hotspot and click to take you to the login screen
  3. Select Allow Others to Join
  4. Devices other students in your house are using for remote learning can be added to that connection
  5. As a reminder, as with the ipad itself, the hotspot connection is to be used only to access remote learning activities. Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited

Wonderful Things Happening Here At P.S 212!

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.

You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:

·        Go to 

·        Set up the account by:

o   Entering  your name and email address,

o   creating a password, and

o   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 3/5/2020. Once you do that you will be able to see your child’s grades, test scores, and attendance. 



You can also reach the administrative team or receive important notifications daily by joining our Family Remind App. The information can be found on this website under "Important Announcements."  

Principal, Rina Horne,

 Assistant Principal, Helen Stern,

Assistant Principal, Sharon Dror,


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