A Message From The Principal

P.S. 212 Principal’s Message

Dear Families,

As you know the NYC Department of Education school system has temporarily transitioned to fully remote classes. We want students to continue to receive high quality lessons and engage with great curriculum that continues to support learning in all subject areas.  


Please visit the teacher’s Google Classroom and follow the daily schedule of live instruction and independent work time. I strongly urge you to establish good home routines such as:

  • A quiet work space or provide your child with headphones
  • Reduce distractions
  • Try to have your child keep the camera on so the teacher knows they are listening and focusing on the lesson.
  • Encourage your child to join class discussions and talk to others so they can develop their speaking/language and social skills.
  • Your child must submit their work. Videos are posted here (in English, Chinese, and Spanish versions) on our ps212brooklyn.org website to help you understand how to submit work.
  • All exams should be done independently by the child without an adult providing answers.
  • Parents should set an alarm so children sign-in to their meets on time.

Teachers need to plan for small group or additional tutoring support. They cannot do this without knowing how children are doing on tests and classwork. If work or exams are not submitted, a zero will be given as a grade. I encourage you to meet with your child’s teacher during their office hours 2:00pm – 2:20pm by sending them a message or email.  


Report Cards grades will be given through “mystudent” on Nov. 30th.  If your child has not submitted work they will receive a grade of N or NL.  Please encourage them to make up the work or to begin submitting work that can be graded.  In order to view your child’s report card, and other important information about your child, you will need to create an account at https://mystudent.nyc.  If you have never accessed this account, you will receive an account creation code by clicking “create an account”.  Your creation code is unique to your child. If you need help logging in to your account, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Ilia Liff iliff@schools.nyc.gov.


If you have already accessed this account, please log-in with your email and password. You can click “forgot your password” if you cannot remember it.


Does Your Child Need a Device for Blended or Remote Learning

Use the Remote Learning Device Request form to let us know you need a device. 


Getting Started with Your iPad

If you have received your iPad, and need help getting it set up, see the Getting Started with Your iPad page.

Technical Support for Families

Support for the iPads is available through our Technical Support Ticket or call the Help desk at 718-935-5100 and select option 5 or Contact PS 212 Tech Assistance Mr Hanna @ Google Phone # 1-646-738-9658.


Please feel free to email me at 21K212@schools.nyc.gov or via our Parent Coordinator, Ilia Liff Iliff@schools.nyc.gov.  We thank you for your cooperation in helping us maintain consistency and good learning expectations for all of the children of Public School 212. 



Rina Horne


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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.

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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

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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. 


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