Public School 36X Unionport

The Rising Stars School

Letter From Our Principal

  • Dear Parents/Guardians,

    We hope you are having a wonderful holiday! Happy New Year!!

    As we return to school on January 4, 2021, we are excited to announce that we are able to offer all of our students more in person days in school! We will be switching our school model to Model 5B. In Model 5B, most students will be coming to school 2-3 days a week. We have also been able to offer some students 5 days a week as well. In this 5B model, we will ONLY have Group A, B, and Group 5 in person. Group C will be eliminated. All Group C students have been given a new group, either A or B. If you are in a new group, you have your new ID card in this packet. Use this card to enter the school building on your designated days.

    On their designated in-person days, they will learn in the building and on their remote days, they will be expected to log-in at 8:30am for remote learning. The school day is from 8:30-2:00pm for Gr. K-5 and 8:45-2:15pm for PreK. Schedules specific to each classroom are displayed in the Google Classroom. 

    We are now a Model 5B school and our 2-week cycle looks like the sample below.


    For in-person learning, we will need to continue to adhere to all safety guidelines. Because of social distancing, please do not send students to school early or arrive late to pick them up from school. Each day, students who are attending in the school building, will have a daily health screening and temperature check at arrival. In addition, we have random Covid-19 testing on a weekly schedule. If you have not yet filled out consent, please be sure to go on our website and fill out the form online.

    For the health and safety of all our families, please keep your child at home if they:

    • Been knowingly in close or proximate contact in the past 14 days with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has symptoms of COVID-19.
    • Tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Notify school so we can initiate testing and tracing protocols.
    • Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days including a temperature of 100.0F or higher
    • Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 as per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

    Our plan will continue to evolve, and updates will be shared with families and posted on our website throughout the school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the school to set up a phone conference or virtual meeting. Visitors will be limited in the building and will also need to adhere to all new safety procedures. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

    We thank you for your continued partnership, support, and understanding as we continue on this journey together.


    Elvira Maresca


  • Middle School Admissions Information

    This informaton is for our 5th Grade students and families. If you have any questions or need additional assistance please reach out to Ms. Vivian Cedeno-Perez, Guidance Counselor.

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  • TeachHub (Google Classroom, Zoom, MyOn, iReady, etc...)

    TeachHub is a portal to support teachers, students and families. Student will need to sign on through TeachHub to access their virtual classrooms and all class meetings and lessons. The portal provides quick links to essential applications such as Google Classroom, Zoom, MyOn, iReady, etc that students will be using throughout the year. Students must sign in with their DOE Student Accounts (

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  • DOE Health Screening

    All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.

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  • NYC Schools Account

    The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your student’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more from anywhere and in all DOE languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. Get started right now!

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