A Message From The Principal

P.S. 212 Principal’s Message

Dear Families, 

I hope you are well and you and your families are safe.  I cannot believe that our school year is quickly approaching the end.   Thank you for your partnership and patience as we faced many challenges and adjusted to new learning styles.   I wanted to share a few updates and reminders: 

PS 212 Comfort Dog:

Our Comfort Dog Ryder visits PS 212 every Wednesday. The children and staff enjoy his visits and he takes part in teaching students Social Emotional Lessons and academic lessons with Ms. Eckert 

Graduation & Stepping Up Dates:

Grade 5 - June 15th, 2021  9:30 am and 11:10 am in the school yard.   No indoor ceremonies are permitted.   This will be live streamed as well.  Invitations were sent on OPEROO. 

Pre K End of Year Outdoor Goodbye Ceremony - June 18th, 2021 - Invitations were sent on Operoo

Kindergarten  End of Year Goodbye- June 17th, 2021 - Invitations were sent on Operoo

Please remember that all NYC DOE staff, students and visitors must complete the health-screening questionnaire prior to entering a DOE building and have temperature checked.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ 

State guidelines can be found at:   https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory                  

CoVid Testing:

In order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff that are In-Person, CoVid testing continues on a weekly basis for grades 1 -5 students (in person) and all staff.


  • Summer Rising will be available throughout the City to every New York City students
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences.
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.
    • Visit this link to sign up for Summer Rising

In Person Students - Ice Cream:

We are happy to announce our fundraiser ice cream sales for our students are back!! Please check back packs for details about our Fun Friday snack/ice-cream sale

NYC School Survey:

Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.

Every year, all parents, teachers, students in grades 6-12 and select school support staff take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of their school community think about the learning environment at their school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.

We ask that all parents complete the NYC school survey. You can click on the link below and be sure to enter an f before your child’s OSIS #.

You can contact Ms. Ilia Liff our parent coordinator at 718-266-4841 for assistance logging in to the survey.

Take the 2020-21 NYC School Survey NOW!

Families should enter “f” followed by their child’s nine-digit Student Identification (OSIS) Number to access the survey. Note that “f” must be lowercase. Families can find their child’s Student Identification Number on their report card, student ID card, or New York City Schools Account (NYCSA).

Plans for Next Year:

We will be returning to full in person learning in September 2021.  The Chancellor has indicated there will be no remote option for students.  We will be working on sharing presentations and setting up virtual and in person open houses for families so you can feel more comfortable with a return to in person learning.  CDC and health guidelines will be followed and the capacity and distance rules in place during the time of return will be adhered to by all schools.  

Our Chancellor has also issued a Family Letter - sent on Operoo and posted here on our website. Click here to view the Chancellor's Letter and register for Family Forums. 

Warmest regards,

Rina  Horne 



NYC School Survey

Please visit  www.NYCSchoolSurvey.org to complete your survey.
Select “Take the survey now” and enter in your ten-digit access code. 
Please put an “ f ” before your child’s OSIS #
Example: f123456789
The deadline has been extended from June 11th to June 18th, 2021


Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Our 2020 Holiday Video !!

P.S. 212 Wishes For The New Year

How to login to Schools Account

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) lets you access important information about your child on any device. The website is accessible in nine languages. The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, and track your child’s progress to graduation.


Click here to learn how to  login to Schools Account 

Parent Coordinator Newsletter

Tech Support Through The DOE For iPads

If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, even after visiting our support pages (such as Getting Started with Your iPadTeachHubGetting Started with Google ClassroomGetting Started with Teams) please fill out the Technical Support for Families form. The form uses Google Translate in the top right corner. 

You can use the form to let us know what issues you are having with NYCDOE iPads or other devices including:

  • Status or delivery of iPad request
  • Reporting a lost or stolen device
  • Support for sign in and use of iPad or other DOE devices
  • Help with applications (including Google Classroom)

Click Here To Submit A Ticket For Technical Support For Families.

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 schools.nyc.gov 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 @nycstudents.net 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!

A Message From Our 212 Family To Yours

P.S. 212 Virtual Pet Book


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, rhorne@schools.nyc.gov

 Assistant Principal, Helen Stern, hstern3@schools.nyc.gov

Assistant Principal, Sharon Dror, sdror2@schools.nyc.gov


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 https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup 

·        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. 


P.S. 212 is a Move-to-Improve All-Star-School

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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 Mrs. Stern to request assistance via: email hstern3@schools.nyc.gov ; by telephone (718) 266-4841; or by mailing address, 87 Bay 49th street, Brooklyn NY 11214.