Parent Corner

NYC School Survey

Please complete the NYC School Survey.  This is your opportunity to have your voice heard by our Chancellor, Superintendent and P.S. 178 Staff.  You can go to to access the survey starting on May 10. As a reminder the 2021 NYC School Survey administration window is May 10 to June 11.

Magnet School Parent Survey - Due June 11, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians:
We have completed another school year - and what a year it was!!
I must ask you once again to complete a parent survey about how you feel about our Magnet Program at PS 178. This is NOT THE SAME survey the Department of Education is asking you to fill out.
This year, we held Zumba and Paint & Chip Zoom nights for families so we could come together as a community even though we were distanced. Our scholars were visited virtually by The Bronx Children's Museum to learn about Bronx professional artists which I think they really enjoyed. These kinds of activities allow us to embrace our magnet theme of the Arts.
Scholars were introduced to many new digital platforms in their classrooms, such as Flipgrid to send videos, Jamboard to collaborate on work, Google Sites to design and create portfolios, and Nearpod for lessons, just to name a few. As a multimedia school, we were able to lend out devices paid for by the magnet program and participate in many digital platforms to help scholars learn and grow as digital citizens of the 21st century! All these new skills will prepare them for college and careers. 
I thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this parent and guardian survey! Your input will help to make our program even better!
                Please complete this survey by June 11th. Thank you.

Encuesta de Padres de Magnet School – Fecha 11 de junio de 2021

Estimados padres y tutores: 

Hemos completado otro año escolar - y lo que un año fue!! 

Debo pedirle una vez más que complete una encuesta de padres sobre cómo se siente acerca de nuestro Programa Magnet en PS 178. Esta NO ES LA MISMA encuesta que el Departamento de Educación le está pidiendo que complete. 

Este año, celebramos zumba y pintura & chip zoom noches para las familias para que pudiéramos unirnos como comunidad a pesar de que estábamos distanciados. Nuestros estudiosos fueron visitados virtualmente por el Bronx Children's Museum para aprender sobre artistas profesionales del Bronx que creo que realmente disfrutaron. Este tipo de actividades nos permiten abrazar nuestro tema imán de las Artes. 

Los académicos fueron introducidos en muchas nuevas plataformas digitales en sus aulas, como Flipgrid para enviar videos, Jamboard para colaborar en el trabajo, Google Sites para diseñar y crear portafolios, y Nearpod para lecciones, sólo por nombrar algunos. Como escuela multimedia, pudimos prestar dispositivos pagados por el programa magnet y participar en muchas plataformas digitales para ayudar a los académicos a aprender y crecer como ciudadanos digitales del siglo XXI! Todas estas nuevas habilidades los prepararán para la universidad y las carreras. 

¡Le agradezco de antemano por tomarse el tiempo para completar esta encuesta de padres y tutores! Su entrada le ayudará a hacer nuestro programa aún mejor!     


Encuesta en español

                Por favor complete esta encuesta antes del 11 de junio. Gracias. 

Parent Association

As we continue to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, we know this school year will look and feel very different. 

PA meetings will be conducted virtually.

Re-Opening Guide for Parents

Monthly Family Meetings

Monthly Parent Meeting 

Graduation Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting 

Meeting ID: 851 9514 6707

Passcode: 114327

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Parent Coordinator

Have any questions? Please reach out to our incredible parent coordinator Yvette Vasquez - Room 108 - 718-904-5570 x 21082 or email:

All families: Complete the invitation to join Operoo! This is our new parent communication system.  Complete your blue card and more school forms electronically.  Including COVID Testing Consent Form.   Please check your junk mail folder if you have not received this communication.  


Out of our School Zone? Simply Apply through our Amazing NYC Magnet Schools Program

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Obtaining Devices & iPad WiFi Reset


To help students stay connected during remote learning, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out this Remote Device Request.  The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you regarding the delivery of your device. In addition to the Request Form, you must also sign the Remote Device Agreement in order for your request to be processed. Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned. There is a limit of one device per student. 

If you are having trouble with your DOE iPad please use this link to view or download the video showing how to reset the WiFi:  video-1600873267.mp4 

FREE WiFi Offered by Carriers:   Free and discounted WiFi for Families  

If you are in need of a device or tablet please contact Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr at: or call &18) 590-3500.  Please provide a detailed message with the school that your child attends.


Internet Hotspots Available from DOE

Hotspots are Available for Students in NYCHA, Shelter, or With No Internet at Home

The DOE has a limited number of donated hotspot devices for schools to give to students who do not have internet at home or who live in NYCHA housing or shelter. Each device comes with a 30 GB plan of monthly data with a two-year service plan. Each hotspot can support up to eight devices.

High school students who do not have internet at home or who live in NYCHA housing or shelter get priority. If there are more devices, we will prioritize middle school students and then elementary school students until we give out all hotspots. 

In order for a student to receive a hotspot, the student should not have received a DOE central COVID19 iPad and should not have an active request to receive one.

The student must either:

  • have their own mobile learning device but need internet connectivity at home

  • have a school-based learning device that is not internet-enabled 

If you are in need of a hotspot please contact the parent coordinator, Yvette Vasquez at, by Thursday, November 19th so we can request the device for your child. 

Once the school receives the hotspots the devices will need to be assigned to individual students.  Please also be aware that our school will have to work with families so that the student and the parent/guardian 

  • Sign an end-user participation agreement

  • Sign and initial a memorandum of understanding

  • Review the program overview and guidelines

Bell Schedule for In-Person and 100% Remote Learning




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  11:42 AM - 12:27 PM


  12:29 PM - 1:14 PM


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Teacher Office Hours

   2:00 PM - 2:20 PM