Students who opted-in may return April 26

Dear PS101 families-

As you know the window to opt your child back in from remote to in-person learning closed last Friday. We have just been informed that those students who opted in may be allowed to return on April 26.

While the CDC has reduced classroom social distancing to 3 feet, the challenge we have is that we still must maintain 6 feet of distance when eating and our students eat in the classroom.

We are still waiting on guidance on how to proceed with this concern.

While we will do our best to keep students with their current teachers, please be advised that some of the students who opted back in may have their class changed to ensure health and safety procedures (social distancing). We will of course inform parents if their child has to change a classroom or teacher as a result of coming back to in-person learning.

I will have more news for you in the coming weeks….

GKorrol
Principal

Another Confirmed case-Classroom Closure-

4/11/2021 8:44 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

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

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now? ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy? 

Please remember to follow these important “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 or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; 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 resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

Classroom Closures…

Good evening PS 101 Families-

Please be advised of a second classroom closure and more than likely a third classroom is being closed too. Parents are being notified.

4/11/2021 5:34 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

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

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now? ● All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy? 

Please remember to follow these important “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 or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; 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 resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

Potential COVID case

4/11/2021 1:26 PM

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

Speech and Language Parent Workshop

April 9, 2021

Dear PS 101 Parents/Guardians:

Our Speech and Language Bilingual Teacher, Ms. Antonina Vorobeychik, will be presenting a series of Parent Workshops. The second Parent Workshop will cover the following topics:

Visual Schedules for Daily Routines, Encouraging Good Communication with Children and Positive Reinforcement.

WHERE and WHEN?

Parent Workshop #2 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:10 pm on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82722287968?pwd=R3BhbTY4WkhsdnFCZnN6cHFmYW9Zdz09

Meeting ID: 827 2228 7968 Passcode: 855506

We hope you can join in this learning experience.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

Welcome Kindergarten Students September 2021!

In advance, we welcome all our future Kindergartners to PS101!!

Registration begins April 26, 2021. Parents who received an acceptance offer should call the school starting Tuesday April 13 (starting 9am) to arrange an appointment (date and time) to come register their child.
School Phone # (718) 372-0221

We will have translators available for Chinese, Spanish, and, Russian, on the dates listed below. Other languages, please bring a translator with you and if you don’t have one, we will make arrangements

Registration Dates:
April 26-28: Chinese and English
April 29-30: Spanish and English
May 3-4: Russian and English

To help you get started for registration, you will need to bring your child and all required documents to pre-registration.

Parents will be emailed all the necessary Registration forms prior to their appointment. Parents are expected to print and complete the forms and bring them with you when registering your child.

Registration will take place outdoors in our school yard and all Social Distancing protocols (6 feet apart and masks) are mandated. You will not be allowed to enter the School yard without a mask.

***We will have a meeting with all new Kindergarten parents sometime in late May/June. We are excited to meet you!!***

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Confirmed COVID Case at PS101

4/8/2021 1:26 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

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

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.
  • T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Please remember to follow these important “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 or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; 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 resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

Potential Covid Case at PS 101

4/8/2021 11:20 AM

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