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  • October 6, 2020

    Family Update Letter on Covid

    Student Covid Consent Form

    September 28, 2020,

    Good Afternoon LAMS Family Members, 

    Below is a link to view our LAMS Informational You Tube Video to reopen school for in-person blended learning on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  Also attached is the presentation slides without the voice over and explanation of each slide that is contained in the You Tube presentation. Translation with sub-titles for the You Tube link is available in the directions for viewers in the description box of the link. 

    The presentation was developed using the questions that you posed in our google survey.  Below is an outline of the information contained in the presentation.. Please view the presentation with your child to ensure they are aware of the expectations and protocols for reopening school. 

    I hope you find the presentation helpful.  Thank you for your continued understanding, support and patience during this transitional time to reopening schools for in-person learning. 

    Presentation Outline: 

    COVID  Health and Safety 

    • Daily Health Screenings 
    • When students cannot report to school 
    • Symptoms of COVID 
    • Temperature Screenings 
    • Random Screenings 
    • Daily Health and Safety Procedures 
    • Isolation Room 

    Protocols for Entering and Exiting the Building 

    • Student Arrival – Time and Protocol 
    • Dismissal Protocol 
    • Visitor Protocol 

    Child Nutrition 

    • Grab-And-Go Breakfast 
    • Grab-And-Go Lunch 


    • With School Community 
    • Teachers with Parents/Students 


    • Student Device Requests 
    • Help and Support  

    Code of Discipline 

    • Citywide Behavioral Expectations 
    • Respect For All  

    Opening Day for Blended In-Person Learning 

    • Thursday, October 1st 
    • Calendar – Not Changed – COHORT B Reports on October 1st 

    Class Schedules and Teacher Vacancies 

    • Vacancies for In-Person, Fully Remote and Blended Remote Classes 
    • Constantly Changing due to parents opting for remote learning and teachers continuing to ask for reasonable accommodation to work remotely. 
    • Music Department changes for 2020 – 2021 
    • Dates for Opt-In Blended learning 


    • Daily Attendance 
    • Concerns with attendance not marked contacts 

    Special Education Q&A  

    Students Who Arrive On The Incorrect Day During Blended Learning 

    Helen Ponella


    September 24, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardian, 

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. As you know, at the beginning of every school year, it is imperative for us to have EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION in case the school needs to get in touch with a student’s emergency contact. 

    Below, you will find a link to a digital copy of the EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD. 

    • Please fill the form out completely
    • Print out the form
    • Sign the form where signature is requested
    • Send the completed form to 

    If you have trouble, please contact either: 

    Ms. von Borstel (718) 335-7500 ext. 3320

    Mr. Raymundo (718) 335-7500 ext. 2240


    Ms. von Borstel, Dean 

    Mr. Raymundo, Dean

    Emergency Contact Card English

    Emergency Contact Card Spanish


    Student Device Request Link 

    For technology, student DOE email, and Google Classroom support

    IT Service Desk for Teachers and Student/Parent/Guardian Link  

    If your child/student is still unable to login to their NYC DOE account, please open a service ticket with the helpdesk at the link below.

    NYC DIIT Helpdesk

    Once there please click create a ticket and follow the prompts.

     Bell Schedule

    2020-2021 Bell Schedule  


    This year all students will be using their DOE email accounts to join their Google Classrooms. If you have not activated your DOE email account, please follow the instructions below.

    Your Student Account ID and Password 

    To retrieve your account ID and password: 

    1. Go to Student Account Self Service(Open external link) 
    2. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.) 
    3. Enter your birthday
    4. Click Continue
    5. If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.  
    6. Your student ID is your username followed by For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is 
    7. If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up. 
    8. Pick a password that only you will know. 
    9. Re-enter your password
    10. Click Update Password

    Chancellor's Update August 6th


    August 5 Parent Information Meeting 

    School Reopening Plans and Information 

    New Student/Parent Welcome

    LAMS Remote Learning Parent Resource Site 

     Coronavirus Updates  

    Ms. Ponella's Phone Announcements

    Contact Information During Remote Learning

    Tutoring Available to LAMS Students 

    Tutoring Available to LAMS Students (Spanish)



  • The Louis Armstrong Middle School Mission Statement

    The Mission of the Louis Armstrong Middle School is to bring together a group of culturally diverse children to help them grow academically, emotionally, physically and socially. Our five school goals are: improving literacy and numeracy, fostering caring and ethical citizenship, encouraging substantive parent involvement, practicing the arts in all curriculum areas and growing technologically.

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