Return to School 20-21

Welcome Back, Leaders !  

2020-2021 School Year 

Message from the Principal







Blended and Remote Learning

We are starting the school year with the Blended Learning Model 2 .

Blended Learning is an instructional model where students learn in person at PS59 some days and at-home virtually on other days. This model allows for fewer students to be in the building at once so that we can socially distance throughout the building.

100% Remote Instruction is an instructional model where students learn virtually every day.

For both Blended and 100% Remote students will experience some synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Synchronous means "live" whether virtual (Google Hangout) or in person. Asynchronous may be any one or a combination (pre-recording, learning websites, independent work, videos, group work, etc).

Parents may choose 100% Remote Learning throughout the year by filling out the  Learning Preference Survey .

Parent may opt into Blended Learning at specific points throughout the year. The next opportunity will be in November.

If Chancellor Carranza decides to change the NYC School Guideline for the 2020-2021 School Year, PS 59 will make the necessary changes to our learning models. Check this page for updates.


    Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.


    Please see the blended & remote learning information below.


    Please see below for important resources.

    Free Meals

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    This school year, students or their parents/guardians may pick up meals for students on days they are attending school remotely. Take-Out meals for students will be available on school days only, 7:30AM-11:30 AM from PS. 59's North Yard

    Other NYC Take-Out meal locations will be shared soon.

    Help for Families

    We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.

    • We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days. Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals through the Meal Hub program.
    • Our social worker and school psychiatrist are available for virtual meetings. Use the Staff Directory find their contact infromation  
    • Please contact Ms. Schrage our School Special Education  Coordinator or Ms. Caceres our school Social Worker, if your child is experiencing trauma or mental health issues or needs to be evaluated for an IEP or 504 plan.
    • Please contact Ms.Gonzalez or Ms. Diaz our STH Team if your family has lost housing, is experiencing a crisis, or needs additional support during this time.
    • There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utilities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time.Mr. Robert our parent coordinator will be able to assist you locate these resources.