Welcome to Garfield Public Preschool Annex 1

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Welcome to GPPA 1!

The time has finally come! We are excited to have your child return to school for Phase 2 on March 8, 2021. Phase 2 will be a Hybrid Schedule; students are divided into two groups Purple and Gold. All Hybrid students will have two days of in school instruction for four hours, and three days of remote learning. Some parents have chosen for their child to stay in Remote Learning for five days a week during Phase 2.

Each student has been designated with a Purple or Gold cohort. Every effort has been made to ensure that students that have siblings in other schools were placed on the same schedule. If you come to find that your children are not in the same cohort, please let me know as soon as possible and we will try to accommodate the same days in school. You may come to find that your child’s color cohort may have changed since the beginning of the school year. Changes needed to be made to the color cohorts due to an increased number of students who have opted for remote learning. If your color cohort has changed and this is a problem, please contact me at your convenience.

Parents who have opted for full remote instruction will find that their child will have two cohorts in the parent portal: a color (purple or gold) and the word Boilermaker. The Boilermaker status indicates that your child has been placed on remote learning and the color indicates which cohort your child will follow when they return to in class instruction.

Please see video regarding school opening for Phase 2:


Please see the updated schedule for our School: 

Lining up Video for School Entrance:

Please view Tips for School Readiness by Ms. Aguilar:

Ms. Sisco reads about wearing a mask at school:

Our teachers will continue to send lesson plans to families the week before, and parents will be notified when to pick up remote learning packets at the school. Remote Parents please make sure to follow the classroom teacher's schedule for live team meetings. 

Please be aware that school may be closed at any given time due to the pandemic. Please make sure to read your emails and provide us with the most updated phone number so that you may be contacted in case of school closure.

Please review The Garfield Public Schools Covid-19 Protocol:

If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Principal -Mrs. Mendez at bmendez@gboe.org or you may call me at 973-272-7470, ext. 1016. 
                    March and February GPPA 1 videos:

Ms. Sciacca, Garfield Superintendent and Dr. Cusmano, Garfield Business Administrator reads to Garfield Students for Read Across America week:

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Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
175 Lanza Avenue, Garfield
973.272-7020 ext. 3287

Antibullying Specialist GPPA1
Ana Aguilar
464 Outwater Lane, Garfield
973.272.7470 ext. 1014


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