Below are the Supply Lists for September. As we do not know if we will be attending school in-person, remotely, or a combination of both in-person and remote, we are giving you supply lists for each grade which include both in-person and remote supplies.
Please visit the Return to School 2020 webpage – schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 – for more detailed information and ongoing updates. Translations of the attached document will be available for download on the Infohub later today.
Fall planning has fully begun, and this summer we are planning for what “re-opening” MAY look like in September.The NYCDOE has presented models for alternating days of instruction in-person at PS 101, combined with remote learning at home for September. While we are looking and analyzing the various models to see which works best for 101 families, something you can start thinking about is, assuming we go back in September, all students will engage in a partial week of in-person at PS 101 instruction, with the other part being remote learning at home. This is being done city-wide to ensure health guidelines and social distance requirements are followed, where approximately 8-10 students can be in one class at a time (normally we have about 30 students in a class).
The important need for you as a parent to start planning for is, who will watch your child on days when they are home and receiving remote instruction? Based on current models, children will be home for anywhere from 2-4 days per week, and they will be in PS 101, 1 or 2 days each week, with the possibility of a third day on a rotating basis.
Examples of what this MAY look like:
Child goes to school 2 days a week: Tuesday/Thursday OR Wednesday/Friday OR Tuesday/Wednesday OR Thursday/Friday etc, then home the rest of the week learning remotely. Monday will either be rotating (meaning one week your child comes on Monday, then the next s/he doesn’t, then the third week they do, etc) OR may be for small group at-risk instruction
The other option depending on our group sizes (remember we have to keep to approximately 8-10 kids), is your child comes to school one day a week (Wednesday OR Thursday OR Friday and rotates weekly on Monday and Tuesday)
*The days your child attends will be determined by the school, not parent choice. Please be mindful we have to plan for 975 students and cannot take requests.
Many parents have already asked, What if I want to keep my child home all week and have them learn remotely?YES, this is an option, and you will have to fill out a form to let us know you want your child learning remotely full time. This form, from the NYCDOE, will be available mid-late July.
What if I start with my child at home and then want my child to go to school for the 1-2 days?There will be windows of time where you may be able to make this change, but it will not be a decision where you decide one night you want to start sending your child in the next day. As this will effect Social Distancing guidelines, there will be windows of time you can make this changes (we are awaiting further information on this).
While nothing above is definite, I felt it best to keep you informed as I learn more information so you too can make proper plans for the fall, the main point of your focus now being child care.
Our amazing PTA is setting up a meeting for the end of July (tentatively the morning of July 28) in which I will meet with you to bring you any updates and answer your questions.
My goal as Principal of PS 101, has an always will be to make your child’s school experience extraordinary. Following the guidelines of the NYC Department of Education, New York State and CDC (center for disease control) guidelines, I will continue to keep you updated with information.
In order to hep me begin planning, please take the unofficial poll below (one time). This poll is not official and only helps me gain an idea of who may want to keep their child home.
As promised, we have created a summer track of learning for all of our students who are going into Kindergarten- 5th Grade this September.
Directions: Each link below takes you to one packet which contains 6 weeks worth of work. You can save the link to your computer or print it out. The work is labeled week #1, week#2, etc for 6 weeks.
Remember, while this is not required, it is highly suggested you ensure your child is actively working through the summer to ensure they are ready for September. The work is designed to be self paced and can be done in most cases with parent assistance.
*Teachers are not available over the summer.
Talk to your child about summer work so they understand the reason they need to do it- like exercise for their brain.
Use the link below and save and/or print the work.
Create a schedule your child so they know what needs to be done each day/week.
My suggestion, and what I do with my own daughter, is we created a schedule from 9am-11am Monday- Thursday for her summer work, that way she feels that it’s not too much and still has a large portion of the day to relax.
Summer Links (click the link for the Grade your child is entering in September 2020):
A Message from NYC DOE Chancellor Richard A. Carranza
“New York City is the arts capital of the world, and our borough arts festivals showcase the immense creativity and talent of students from across the City. These festivals bring school communities together to admire the incredible artwork and performances of students from each borough and I join their proud parents in celebrating their achievements.”
You can see the incredible work, as well as the work from our PS 101 winnershere
Congratulations on your child completing their school year! I know we don’t have all the celebrations we normally have, but it is important for you and your family to create a celebration for your child so they understand the value of their hard work this year and honor it. Think back to your own childhood, sometimes it is the simplicity of a parent or loved one giving you a great big hug, looking in your eyes and telling you how proud they are of you, that creates a warm memory that lasts forever.
When I reflect upon this year, to me it’s a reminder of how important it is to appreciate all we have in our life. As we never know what the next day will bring, it’s the small every day moments, the relationships we have, and our ability to see what is possible in each day that can make life amazing.
At this point, we don’t know what September will look like for school opening, but whether we return partially, fully or remotely, there’s one thing I know for sure- the PS 101 staff will make it the best situation possible for your children!
A few reminders:
Report Cards will be available in your MySchools account on Monday June 29.
Summer Work for 101 students will be posted next week. Please ensure your child does the work so they are ready and prepared for September.
Supply lists will also be posted next week.
Teachers are not available over the summer– their Remind texting service and Google Classrooms will be closed. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Margaret.
I will update the PS101 website with new information as I receive it. If you are subscribed, you will get these notifications automatically.
You can also sign up for Remind text messaging from me. If you don’t have the code, you can call Ms. Margaret and she can give it to you.
PS 101 is open for summer meals– breakfast and lunch as a grab and go.
Please see the letter from the Chancellor below:
Summer reading is so important to keep learning going and to let imaginations run free! We are thrilled to make more e-books and audiobooks for all ages available for free this summer to all DOE families, and it’s easier than ever to access them. Please read on for more information, and visit schools.nyc.gov/summerreading for additional details to be posted on Monday, June 29.
Reading with Sora!
The e-book reader Sora has a diverse set of hundreds of resources available for grades 3K-12 in a multiple languages to help students see themselves and fellow students in the books they are reading. You can download an app to your device or access them via a web browser. All you have to do is log in with your student’s DOE ID; no additional sign up is necessary. Please visit discoversora.com/nyc to get started.
Need help finding your student’s DOE login? Click here. If you received an iPad from DOE, it will have the Sora app automatically installed by July 1!
You may also visit galepages.com/nycdoe11 to access additional e-book titles and databases provided by the New York City School Library System. To access e-books from any location and databases from outside of New York State, please email email@example.com for the username and password.
Please note that while some of these resources might only be available in English, we will continue to strive to make more resources available in home languages.
Take Advantage of Public Library Resources, Too!
New York City public library systems are also providing digital resources and free access to the tutoring platform Brainfuse through internet-enabled devices, including all DOE-issued iPads.
• Brooklyn Public Library. To obtain a Brooklyn Public Library eCard, fill out the form at Bklynlibrary.org.
• The New York Public Library serving the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. To obtain a New York Public Library digital card through the free SimplyE app, please visit NYPL.org.
• Queens Public Library. To obtain a Queens Public Library eCard, fill out the form at QueensLibrary.org.
First and foremost, I want to congratulate you on accomplishing another year of school. While it was a very different school year for all of us, I am happy to say that overall we still had a wonderful school year filled with many great memories including dances, class performances, and many amazing fun learning opportunities.
Please be advised that Report Cards will be available in your MySchools account on Monday June 29, 2020. As a reminder, there is a different grading system for the end of this school year as per the NYCDOE’s directive. Core subject overall grades have been entered, while sub-area/categories are not applicable (blank).
As per the Chancellor, final grades are:
Meeting Standards- MT
“MT” represents students who are on Grade level, meaning a ME, MA or MT (city-wide 3 or 4)
Needs Improvement – N
“N” represents students who are below Grade level, meaning a MP or MB (city-wide 1 or 2)
On Monday, June 29th, you may sign into your child’s NYC Schools Account for student grades, and other information, including attendance, etc.:
Families in need of assistance with requests for translating report card grades, may refer to the NYCDOE site:
Go to: schools.nyc.gov
Scroll to My Student and Click on the blue icon/box
Select: Student Records and Transcripts (right side) and Click
Select: Report Cards on the right side and Click
Scroll to Sample of Standard Report Cards for language choice to Click.
Please be advised that your child’s class for September will not be determined until the end of August when we receive more information about school opening. Classes will be shared upon school re-opening in September.
Please take care of one another and continue the learning process with summer work our instructional staff has prepared in advance with scheduled assignments (Links will be posted next week).
It’s very important that you visit our school website regularly throughout the summer for updates and first day of school information at: ps101K.com.
I thank you for your patience, understanding and resilience. We appreciate your partnership and for entrusting us throughout this learning journey.
As we are all curious about If and How school may open in September, please watch this video from me where I explain the possibilities the NYCDOE is considering. *Please note this is the same information that was presented during the June 16th PTA mtg
After watching the video, please fill out these two surveys: