Cornelia Bradford 2020 Virtual Summer Camp

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

These past few months have been challenging for our PS16 family.  As a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, our families struggled to remain healthy, many fell on economic hardship and lost loved ones in unprecedented and tragic circumstances. Throughout all of this we had to stay strong for our children, keeping them learning, active and engaged. We applaud all of you. 
Unfortunately, due to our school building being closed, we are unable to conduct our regular Cornelia Bradford Summer Camp. All parents who submitted $100 deposits to pre-register for camp will be refunded. 
In the meantime – our parent council has worked with our teachers and local instructors to create a 5 – week online virtual summer program filled with a multitude of fun learning activities. Understanding that these are challenging times for all of us, the parent council has chosen not to apply the typical surcharge normally included in the running of these programs to cover our administrative costs. All class fees listed on the schedule reflect instructor and supplies fees only. We sincerely hope that this will help our PS16 families keep the children engaged with their favorite instructors, as many of us continue to work from home and adjust to the new normal. 
* Please find the offered classes and prices below. For your convenience the clubs offered have been broken down by grade level. Our classes will run for 45 minutes.
* Please register your children according to their 2019-2020 grade level.

Camp Duration: Mon-Fri / June 29 – July 31 (5 weeks)

Registration will begin Sunday, June 14 at 7pm on



PS16 Updates Regarding School Closing and After School Classes

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

As Jersey City Public Schools will be closed next week, please read the important updates regarding PS16:

  • All After School Classes (Friday-Basketball, Relaxation&Meditation, Cheerleading, Engineering Adventures, Friday-Fundamentals of Art) that are scheduled for today, March 13, 2020 are cancelled. We will add a make-up class at the end of the semester for these cancelled classes.
  • CASPER operates as scheduled today.
  • Play Auditions are still on today.
  • All our After School Classes with outside vendors are postponed until further notice.
  • Progress Reports will be posted on Infinite Campus by Tuesday, March 17th. Please log into parent portal for viewing your child’s grades. If you have any questions, reach out to your classroom teachers.
  • The teachers will be available from 8:00am until 2:45pm (excluding prep and lunch times) to answer any concerns you may have regarding assignments. Please feel free to reach out to them. Log into Google Classroom, Class Dojo, or the Remind App daily for instructional updates. Please see Principal Watkins-Williams letter to the parents here.

In this time of uncertainty, we hope everyone remains healthy and safe. With warmest wishes to our PS16 families in Jersey City and all our loved ones across the US and the world.

Best regards,

CPA Team

Jersey City Public Schools Health Update + PS16 Annex Bring Your Parent to School Day Postponed

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Jersey City Public School Superintendent Franklin Walker posted a health update today, on March 11, 2020. There will be some changes that will be implemented beginning this Friday, March 13, 2020. Following up on these recommendations:

  • PS16 Annex at Danforth “Bring Your Parent to School Day” and “Parent Breakfast”, originally scheduled for March 18, 2020, is now postponed to a later date. Once the date is confirmed, we will share that information.
  • At this time we are continuing our After School Program as planned until the district advises otherwise.

Please see Superintendent Franklin Walker’s health update here: 

“In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students, we continue to review and update our COVID-19 prevention protocols.  As a result, the following changes will be implemented beginning this Friday.

  • – All visitors to our schools including parents must have an appointment;

– Early Childhood registration will be placed on hold until further notice;

– Students that are ill must continue to remain home;

During this health emergency, all students coming from another country will be required to have a 14-day self-quarantine period before registration;

We will continue to review the recommendations from the Health Department and that may require that we ask scheduled visitors a series of health-related questions before entering the building.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to implement safety procedures that will minimize everyone’s exposure to potentially unsafe conditions.”

Please visit JCBOE website for this health update.

Best regards,

CPA Team



JCBOE COVID Update & Early Dismissal on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Jersey City Public Schools posted an update regarding COVID-19. Please see the letter from Superintendent Franklin Walker for more information.

The Jersey City Public Schools will have a 12:30pm dismissal for students this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to initiate plans and coordinate with staff for satellite learning options.

There will be NO CASPER and AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES! A make-up class will be added to Basketball Wednesday and Bookworms Reading Club with Ms. Isoldi on May 13, 2020.

Highlights from the Jersey City Public Schools COVID Update:

    • “As a precautionary measure during the cold and flu season, we maintain an enhanced daily cleaning and sanitizing regimen at all our schools. We are using an approved disinfecting/sanitizing process on all solid surfaces in our buildings each day.”

    • “The district encourages frequent hand washing for students and staff and continues to advise those who are ill to remain home.”

    • “As recommended by the CDC, face masks are not a protective measure and are meant to be used for those who are ill or experiencing symptoms. Please do not send your child to school wearing a mask. If your child comes to school wearing a mask, we will assume they are ill and contact you to retrieve your child immediately.”

    • “Please make sure your child’s school has your current telephone number and email address.”

    • “The Department of Health and the Jersey City Public School District recommend that all families with a child who travels to an area of the world impacted by the Coronavirus, to please contact their child’s principal and/or school nurse prior to sending their child back to school.”

Our school is strictly following these rules and recommendations set by the Jersey City Public Schools and Principal Watkins-Williams is continuously in contact with the district officials for updates. Please see below Principal Watkins-Williams’ letter to the PS16 families.

March 9, 2020 – Principal Watkins-Williams’ Letter to PS16 Families

March 9, 2020 – Letter from Superintendent Franklin Walker regarding COVID

Best regards,

CPA Team

Health Update from JCBOE

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Jersey City Public Schools posted a health update regarding the current concerns about COVID-2019. Please see the below information and the links for more information.

Jersey City Public Schools:

” You likely have seen or read reports about the Novel or new Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. There are no suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New Jersey.  Our school nurses have been in communication with the Hudson County Regional Health Commission to monitor the situation and will follow their recommendations. 

It is important to note that some individuals may choose to wear a mask for their own protection during cold and flu season. It should not be a cause for alarm.

The entire Jersey City community is reminded that the best way to prevent the spread of the flu or related illnesses is to wash your hands with soap and warm water frequently. Cover your nose/mouth when sneezing or coughing, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

For more information about coronavirus, please see the Fact Sheet from the NJ Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

JCBOE Health Update

State of New Jersey Department of Health on COVID-2019

New Jersey Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-K 3 & 4 Registration Information

For New Students:
PS16 Pre-K registration for 2020-2021 school year will take place on March 2 – March 31, 2020 at the PS16 Annex at Danforth location (160 Danforth Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305) between 9:00am-11:00am.
Eligibility: Parents/Legal guardians must be Jersey City residents and the child will be three or four years old by October 1st.
Required Documents:
  • Child’s original birth certificate and a copy
  • 2 proofs of residency in Jersey City (current utility bill, telephone bill or lease) and copies
  • Child’s immunization record and a copy
  • Child must accompany the parent/guardian at the time of the registration.

Please note: For the children who are currently attending the Contracted Childcare Centers in Jersey City, Pre-K4 registration is from February 18-February 28, 2020 between 9:00am-11:00am at the PS16 Annex at Danforth location (160 Danforth Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305). The original letter you received from your school should be brought along with the above mentioned documents.

For more information please visit JCBOE Early Childhood website or call (201) 915-6045/6078.

For Current Students:

Current PS16 Annex at Danforth Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 students will automatically roll over to Pre-K4 and Kindergarten for the next school year.

PS16 Spring After School Registration

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

The registration will start on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7pm at:

Please find the attached UPDATED* schedule for PS16 Spring 2020 After School Classes.

Updated: Spring 2020 Afterschool Schedule

The classes will run for 8 sessions and start on February 28, 2020.

Our After School Classes are open to Main Building all students grades K-5 + Annex at Danforth Non-Casper Kindergarten students only.

Best regards,

CPA Team

Pennies for Patients

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Please find PS16 Main Building School Nurse Mrs. Brennan’s message for the “Pennies for Patients” Donation Drive that will run from February 3rd until February 21st. You will be able to donate online at LLS PS16 Giving Page.

A personal classroom page can be created by teachers or parents. More information can be found at

Best regards,

CPA Team