The Benson School
Stacy Battista Keefe Vallaro Diana MessanoAssistant Principals
April 9, 2021
All iPad and yearbook distribution is suspended today as the building is closed for 24 hours. You will be notified when these sessions are rescheduled.
March 23, 2021
If you have received a DOE iPad with a keyboard, there are directions for you to connect it. Please click here for more info!
March 3, 2021
Check out Ms. Lucy's Parent Coordinator Page for weekly updates!
Email Distribution List
Attention Parents & Guardians,
Due to the current, ever changing situation, we want to ensure we keep you informed and up to date. With the uncertainty we face in 2021 we want to make sure you always have the most up to date information!
If you have not already signed up, please fill out this form to join the P.S. 200 parent / guardian email distribution list! If you received the email about the snow closure to your personal email address, you are already on the list! If not, please complete the form here:
November 30, 2020
All students must submit the consent form for mandatory in-school COVID-19 testing.
All In-person Learners should bring with them a face mask and device. If they don't bring a face mask, one will be given to them.
Students, and all visitors to the building, must complete the NYC DOE Health Screening. More information about these daily health screenings, including how-to videos in multiple languages, are available as part of our Reopening Plan.
Finally, please review our Arrival and Dismissal Procedures to learn which door your child must use and what time your child's class will be exiting the building at dismissal so that we may implement safe practices.
Switch to Remote Learning.
If you'd like to switch your child from Hybrid (in-person) to Remote Learning, please fill out the DOE Learning Preference Survey.
April 21, 2021
Please read Chancellor Porter’s family letter. The letter is being translated in all languages, and will be available at www.schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies.
Please read this important message from David Pretto, District 20 Superintendent in regard to the iReady Assessment Program. Translated letters were emailed to all families today.
April 8, 2021
State Exams Announcement
The DOE has released information regarding the state exams for grades 3-5. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely. In order to administer these exams safely, ALL 3rd-5th-grade students must inform us that they are taking the exams by completing the following form. (You must be signed into your child's ps200.com account in order to access the form.)
Click on this link to participate in 2021 New York State Exams. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.
G & T Program Information
Chancellor's Update to Families March 2nd
Chancellor's Letter to Families regarding stepping down:
Mandatory In-School COVID-19 Testing:
In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing. Mandatory in-school testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in all reopened school buildings.
If you have already submitted consent, we encourage you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest form on file:
Online: Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Go to mystudent.nyc
Paper Form: Fill out and return the paper form to school. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages at on the DOE website.
For more information about testing, visit the DOE Reopening Plan website.
Learning Preference Survey:
Families may choose 100% remote learning at any point during the school year by completing the Learning Preference Survey form. This means they would learn 100% remotely (all online, from home).
The DOE has announced the GRADING POLICY for the 2020-2021 school year. You can learn more about it on the DOE website.