COVID-19 Response Page

Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how P.S. 110Q is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.

Please click below for further instructions on how to log into google classrooms in a variety of languages, a device request, special accommodations from internet providers, resources and updates from the chancellor.

Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.

Our school district also has important information and resources for you.

Last updated: December 1, 2020

Free and Low-Cost Internet Options

There are several free or low-cost internet options available to New York City students and families.

Free Internet for Your Home

The following internet carriers are offering free household Wi-Fi or special accommodations for 60 days:

  • Comcast

  • Charter Communications/Spectrum

  • Altice

Free Internet Sites in NYC

There are many places across the city where you can connect to internet for free. Locations include:

  • All branches of the New York Public Library

  • Several public spaces in Lower Manhattan

  • LinkNYC kiosks across the City

Low-Cost Internet Plans

The following internet plans are available to eligible participants. Eligibility varies by provider. Contact the provider for more information.

Altice (also known as Optimum)

Altice offers Altice Advantage, a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, you must be:

  • eligible for--or participate in--the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); or

  • a New York City resident who attends a New York City public school; or

  • eligible for--or receive--Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older; or

  • a veteran and receive state or federal public assistance.

Charter (also known as Spectrum)

Charter offers Spectrum Internet Assist, a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, one or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs:

  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

  • Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP

  • Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)

Verizon

Verizon offers the Lifeline program, a plan that starts at $19.99/month. To qualify:

  • Your annual income is at 135% or less than of the U.S. federal poverty guidelines

  • You, or someone in your household, participates in a qualifying federal assistance program:

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as food stamps), or

    • Medicaid, or

    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

    • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

    • Tribal Programs (and live on federally-recognized Tribal lands)

For more eligibility information, visit Lifelinesupport.org

Guidance on IPad Requests and Returns

Families can use the DOE Remote Learning Device request form to notify schools of their technology needs. In order to help schools to identify families still in need of devices, the DOE is asking that parents fill out the Remote Learning Device request form by August 31 (though the form will remain open throughout the year for parents to use to notify schools of new device and internet-connectivity needs). The August 31 deadline for families will give schools time to assess the needs of their students and plan to fill them by the beginning of the school year. During the week of August 24, the DOE will poll families who need to return iPads (e.g., graduating seniors or students who are leaving the DOE) to determine if those students have returned DOE-loaned devices to a school, or if they still have the device. Any student who still has a device will receive instructions and a prepaid box to mail the iPad back to the DOE.

For questions, please contact the DIIT Help Desk at 718-935-5100.

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