A Message From The Principal

P.S. 212 Principal’s Message


Dear Families, 


I hope you are well.  This week, we have been celebrating Respect for All Week by focusing on the term KINDNESS.  Students have engaged in several wonderful activities that have helped them learn about kindness in: School, Home, towards themselves and the world.  They have written poetry, worked on Art projects, theater assignments, wrote letters to soldiers overseas and some classes made beautiful cards for children suffering from cancer and in St. Jude's Hospital.  . This week was exciting!  We all met our comfort dog, Ryder and listened as he and his handler, Ms. Eckert read a story about the power of kind words.  We also found time in this busy week to learn about Black History and famous black activists who changed the course of history,  learned about Chinese Lunar New Year, and of course took time to make and share beautiful Valentines!    


Please be reminded there is no school beginning on Friday, February 12th.  School returns on February 22, 2021.  All NYC school buildings are closed and students will not be joining remotely. However, you can pick up breakfast or Lunch "to go" from the main doors daily or visit John Dewey H.S.   


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/ 

If you travel during February break, please review the health-screening app to determine if your child must quarantine.  The health screening question indicates:  In the past 10 days, have you returned from a country with a CDC level 2 or higher health alert or US state or territory other than New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Vermont.  Please do not send children to school who have traveled during the break without checking the guidelines.  


I have included the health-screening link and the Travel Guidelines for NY State.  If you have any questions please call the school at 7:30 am on February 22, 2021 718 -266-4841 to review the guidelines.   https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ 

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

Grade 5 Senior Picture day is Friday, Feb. 19th - Please review the video and information in your child's grade 5 google classrooms to learn about times and locations for Senior Pictures! 


Wishing all who celebrate a very happy Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 12th and wishing our whole school community a wonderful Mid-Winter recess!  

                                                                                                   See you all in person or remotely on February 22nd!  


              Warmest regards,

              Principal Horne 


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 

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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.

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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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.