Additional Resources &
Special Needs

Additional Resources

Free Meals

Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. No one will be turned away at any time

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 (see link in “Free Meals”). 

  • Our social worker and school psychiatrist are available for virtual meetings. They can also connect your family with community resources to help you. 

    • Please contact Ms. Marzello, our Guidance Counselor, at cmarzello@schools.nyc.gov  if your child is experiencing trauma or mental health issues or needs to be evaluated for an IEP or 504 plan. 

    • Please contact Ms. Fox, our Social Worker, at afox18@schools.nyc.gov 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. Use the provided links to connect with more community resources. 

 

Community Resources

Special Needs

  • Families wishing to continue to learn remotely: If your child or a family member is at high-risk for complications due to COVID-19 may opt to continue 100% remote learning. Contact Kelly Cintron at KCintron2@schools.nyc.gov to find out more information on how to enroll your child in our remote learning program. 

  • Special needs students: Students with special needs will receive an email from a special education teacher.  We are committed to fully complying with IEP and 504 accommodations for all students during in-school, remote, and blended learning models.

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 the site webmaster, Dr. Poole, to request assistance.

RESPECT FOR ALL

It is the policy of PS 131 and the Department of Education (DOE) to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment that is free from harassment, intimidation and/or bullying and from discrimination on account of actual or perceived race, color, citizenship/immigration status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or weight.  For more information, you may contact the PS 131 Respect For All (RFA) Liaisons, Ms. Cristina Marzello or Ms. Amy Fox.


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