School Supply Kit Pickup

School Supply Kits have arrived.

If you would like to pick up your School Supply Kits , please come to the building wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing.  You will not be permitted to come into the building.  We will bring your supply kit outside.  Please bring an extra bag for items that do not fit in your kit.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 10:30am – 12 pm & 1pm – 2:30pm

Thursday, September 3, 2020 – 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 2:30pm

September 4, 2020 – 10am – 12pm & 1pm -2:30pm 

Delay of School Reopening

As you may know, the Mayor announced today, School Reopening will be delayed. Teachers will return to school to prepare and plan on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Starting on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 teachers will remotely work with all students for an instructional transition and orientation period. If you chose Blended Learning or Remote, ALL Students will be Remote from September 16, 2020.

On Monday, September 21, 2020, if you chose In – Person Blended Learning, your child will report on their scheduled Cohort Days.

Back to School Pledge

Health and safety always come first

  • PPE and cleaning supplies will be supplied to all schools, and DOE will have a 30-day supply on hand at all times—with a hotline for principals to call for immediate resupply for their schools
  • There will be a full-time nurse in every public school building
  • Any school building or room found to have inadequate ventilation will not be used by students or staff
  • Students and staff will practice physical distancing in all school buildings
  • Students and staff will wear face coverings throughout the school day; if they do not have them, they will be provided for free
  • Students will remain in pods for as much of the day as possible
  • We will place hand sanitizer in every classroom
  • City-run testing sites will prioritize free COVID testing and expedited results for school staff; free testing is also available to all students, families, and New Yorkers citywide
  • We are encouraging all DOE employees to be tested monthly
  • NYC Department of Health and Test + Trace Corps will immediately investigate confirmed cases to prevent spread of the virus
  • Schools will communicate with all students and families when there are confirmed cases in schools
  • When necessary, classrooms or school buildings will temporarily close to maintain safety of school communities and prevent spread of the virus
  • School buildings will close if the percentage of positive COVID19 tests in New York City is 3% or more using a 7-day average—the most aggressive threshold in the nation

NYC Public Schools will be cleaned and disinfected, day and night

  • All school buildings will be disinfected overnight, every night
  • High-touch zones will be cleaned multiple times throughout each day
  • Electrostatic disinfectors will clean surfaces daily with zero physical contact

Students will be learning 5 days a week, no matter what

  • Whether in-person or online, students will study in supportive environments with rigorous academic standards
  • Remote students will interact with their teachers every day
  • Student schedules—both remote and in-person—will be preset and consistent to allow families to plan

Learn more about NYC DOE’s reopening plans at

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School Reopening Updates 2020 8/20/20

August 20, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It was great seeing so many of you at last week’s virtual meeting.  Since our virtual meeting, our goal of providing the maximum number of students receiving in-person instruction while following all the safety and health guidelines has remained the same. However, through the process of creating three cohorts to fit Model 2, we realized that another model might be more conducive and appropriate for the TAOTS’ community. 

In collaboration with the Superintendent and the School Leadership Team, which met virtually on August 20th 2020, we have decided to change to Model 1B for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. In this model, there will be two in-person student groups and one fully remote group. This model will allow for 2-3 days a week for in-person instruction and we believe will maximize opportunities for student learning.  Again we carefully took into consideration the square footage of our classrooms, social distancing parameters, class size and staffing.  The minutes to this meeting can be found on our school’s website in the School Leadership Team (SLT) section and then click onto the SLT Minutes: TAOTS SLT Google Drive Folder.

Model 1B

model 1b

What you need to know about Model 1B:

Model 1B involves 2 – 3 Days Per Week with rotating Mondays / Two In-Person Cohorts & One Fully Remote

  • The Model will incorporate two in-person cohorts of students and one remote.
    • Provides regularity on days per week with some variation by week (e.g. Group A is in-person every Tuesday & Wednesday, as well as every other Monday. Group B is in-person every Thursday & Friday, as well as every other Monday).
    • This model will accommodate for ½ of students to be in the building.
  • Group A & Group B: In person learning 2 – 3 days per week (5 days every 2 weeks); remote learning for non-in person days.
  • Group D: remote every day; consists of students who opt out of in-person instruction.

We have begun to assign students to cohorts and you will be provided with that information on August 26th and are now starting to get information on the parameters, guidance, and plans for school opening. As previously mentioned, this school year will be very different from what we have experienced in the past.  Overall, it is crucial that we maintain a positive and safe learning environment for our students by following the directives of the DOE and CDC guidelines.

The DOE will continue to host Parent Information sessions, and send the latest updates for the Fall reopening of schools.  Be sure to also look at  Return to School 2020-2021 on the DOE website for the latest reopening information. We also include all of this information on our school’s website which is translated into all languages.  

Next – August Planning and Preparation:

Now that we have been approved for Model 1B, we have begun planning to implement Model 1B framework into our school program, schedules and procedures.  We will accommodate families with siblings at P.S. 682.

We understand there are questions regarding this and we will continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information that is given to us by the NYC DOE.  Please understand that we are awaiting further guidance from the DOE and all information will continue to be relayed to you in a timely manner.

I hope you all have a healthy and safe end to the summer and I look forward to seeing you all again soon.