NYC Schools Account

Dear PS 101 Families:

Have you created a NYC Schools Account for your child?

Attached you will find your NYC Student Account Information and a step-by-step guide. It is necessary for those families who have not yet created an account for their child to do so immediately.

What is a NYC Schools Account? 

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is a DOE application that lets you access important information about your child on any device. The website is accessible in nine languages. 

Why is the NYC Schools Account important? 

The NYC Schools Account allows you to view your child’s grades, report cards, attendance history, test scores, transportation information, IEP information, submit COVID consent forms, track your child’s progress to graduation, and more to come! 

How can you get started and sign-up for your NYC Schools Account!

Easy … simply follow the steps in attached The Parent NYCSA Set-up Guide.

You will need a special Creation Code tailored for your child to activate your account and then you will be able to set up your own password. These Creation Codes are given to you by our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd. Any questions please contact our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at 1-347-563-4680 or via email at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov.

Additionally, a NYC Schools Account will be the only way to apply and vote in the 2021 Education Council Elections (CEC). Stay tuned for more information regarding the (CEC) elections.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Chess Club After School Lottery for 5th Grade Students

https://forms.gle/uN98xEXNcLD5gbt77

Chess Kids After School Lottery Form 2021 If you are interested in attending the Friday, After-School Chess program, please fill out this survey. If you answer No to any of the following questions, it may disqualify you for eligibility in this program.

Thank you for your interest in joining our 5th Grade Chess Club! Seating is limited and will be chosen through a lottery. We will meet on Friday afternoons starting January 22nd from 3pm-4pm via Zoom only. 

Our goal is to bring something extra to the table and Chess is a great game for people of all ages to learn! However, it is important for us to know that the 5th grade teachers expect our students joining the Chess Club to be on top of their assignments before joining us each week. 

Congratulations to the PS 101 #BigAppleAward Nominees

Dear PS 101 Families,

Good morning everyone! I would like to congratulate our Big Apple nominees (listed below). The fact that a parent took time from their day to nominate the people below means they feel their child is being given something very special. Whether it is attention, love, kindness, an amazing education, etc- there was a moment created that left an impression. While I believe our staff does this every day, it’s an honor when someone takes the time to reach out to NYC and says, “Hey, this educator is exceptional.” 

To the PS101 nominees, listed in no particular order, congratulations and thank you for creating the moments you do.

GK

  1. Ms. Vanessa Desiano
  2. Ms. Doreen Martin
  3. Mr. Gary Kane
  4. Ms. Jennifer Sestito
  5. Ms. Dawn Dematteo
  6. Ms. Ann Baio
  7. Ms. Lisa Lee
  8. Ms. Chrisoula Mantagas
  9. Kevin Damiano
  10. Ms. Nancy Duggan
  11. Ms. Melissa Herbert
  12. Ms. Nancy Weng
  13. Ms. Danielle Mezzo
  14. Mr. Hoi Yee
  15. Ms. Andrea Blacker
  16. Ms. Fran DeMarco
  17. Ms. Lauren Lanatra
  18. Ms. Samantha Dicapua
  19. Ms. Christine Alfieri
  20. Ms.Allyson Kain
  21. Ms. Elena Abbate
  22. Ms. Chani Azaria
  23. Ms. Kelly Schropp
  24. Ms. Mary Purpura
  25. Mr Joseph DeMarco
  26. Ms.Helen Lau
  27. Ms. Colleen Reilly
  28. Ms. Fran Mastrianni
  29. Mr. Gregg Korrol (a tremendous thank you to the person who sent me name in- it’s greatly appreciated)

#ps101experience #education #amazingteachers #ps101 #nycdoe #congratulations @nyc @nycschools @bigappleawards

School Visit Celebration

Dear PS 101 Families-

Today we had a visit from the First Deputy Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer for NYC. They came specifically to see what makes #PS101 so #successful at a time when most #schools are struggling.

During the visit they spoke with Principal #Korrol and visited several #classrooms to learn about our online #instruction, how we are tracking and #assessing our #students, the engagement of our students, how our students were working with #technology in #education, etc.

I’m happy to tell you that the NYC officials were very impressed with our school, classrooms and students and amazed at the confidence with which our staff and students use technology in education.

I’m sharing this with you because we all have a lot to be thankful for and proud of when it comes to the amazing staff of PS 101.

I personally want to thank you our #teachers for doing such great work with our students and for continuing to ensure they have a successful education in creating the #ps101experience.

With appreciation,

GK

New case: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

Dear P.S. 101 The Verrazano at 8696 24 Avenue Community:

Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/13/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

How do we stay healthy?

Please remember to follow these “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19

4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

A New Possible Case….

Dear P.S. 101 The Verrazano at 8696 24 Avenue Community: 

I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

Next steps

We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school building closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

What if the case is confirmed?

In partnership with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

  • Ensuring that the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.
  • Working with to trace close contacts in our school.
  • Instructing close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive.

Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what. 

Sincerely, 

GREGG KORROL

Regarding Yesterday, Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 but NO exposure to School Community

Dear P.S. 101 The Verrazano at 8696 24 Avenue Community:

Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/12/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

How do we stay healthy?

Please remember to follow these “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
  3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19
  4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

A Potential Positive Case at PS 101 (new)

Dear P.S. 101 The Verrazano at 8696 24 Avenue Community:

I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

Next steps

We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school building closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

What if the case is confirmed?

In partnership with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

· Ensuring that the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.

· Working with to trace close contacts in our school.

· Instructing close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive.

Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

Weekly COVID Testing

Greetings PS 101 Families-

As you know, we have mandatory weekly testing at PS101 when the building is open.

In general, when your child is tested, you will receive an email notifying you test results are available. You can get this email as early as the next day, or it could take up to 4 days.

My child was tested as part of the NYC Public School random surveillance COVID-19 testing program, what should I expect now?

  • Most test results will be available within 48-72 hours after a test.
  • Test results will ONLY be made available to patients or their parent/guardian.
  • Depending on the lab that performed your test, you will receive either a phone call, text or email.
  • Check to see what lab performed your test on this spreadsheet.

48-72 hours have passed since my test. How will I learn my test result?

If you haven’t heard anything after 48 to 72 hours, you can contact the NYC Public School COVID-19 Testing Result Hotline at 646-614-3028. When you call, please have the following information available: 

  • Your student’s name and date of birth 
  • The date and school where the testing occurred 
  • The name of the lab that performed the test (check the flier your child was sent home with, ask your school, or check the spreadsheet above) 

In addition, you can contact the lab directly. If you were tested by:

BioReference Laboratories

  • All patients that provided contact info to the school to share with the testing lab will receive an email with their result information 
  • Staff ONLY can also access their result, when it becomes available, through the BioReference portal after the staff member creates a confidential personal profile accessible here: bioreference.com/patient-portal(Open external link)
  • If a patient does not receive results notification within 72 hours, please email patientportal@bioreference.com(Open external link)
  • Parents or guardians of students tested can contact BioReference directly at 1-888-279-0967, and should mention they are calling in reference to NYC schools testing program 
    • When contacting the lab, please have the following information available:
      • Patient Name, Patient Date of Birth, Date testing occurred

Fulgent Genetics

  • All patients that provided contact info to the testing lab will receive an email or text directing them how to access their results from Healthvana, a healthcare communications service 
  • If a patient does not receive results within 72 hours, please email backtoschool@fulgentgenetics.com(Open external link) or call 626-350-0537 between hours of 9:30AM – 8PM 
    • When contacting the lab, please have the following information available:
      • Patient Name, Patient Date of Birth, Date and location where testing occurred

SOMOS Community Care

  • All patients that provided contact info to the testing lab will receive an email with their result information from BioReference Laboratories (the lab processing the tests on behalf of SOMOS) AND a phone call from SOMOS Community Care
  • If a patient is not contacted within 72 hours, please visit somosny.com(Open external link) anytime or call 833-SOMOSNY (766-6769) between hours of 8AM – 8PM Monday – Friday
    • When contacting the lab, please have the following information available:
      • Patient Name, Patient Date of Birth, Date testing occurred

GK