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

Have you voted yet in the Education Council Elections?

Dear Parent,

Have you voted? There is only one week left!

You can make history by voting in the Education Council Elections.  You will need to sign in to your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc, in order to Vote. A full list of candidates and links to candidate videos can be found when you reach the voting ballot page.

If you do not have an account and want to vote, it’s not too late!

Click here to sign up for your NYC Schools Account. If you need help signing up to NYCSA please reply to this email and I will guide you through the process.

Voting lasts until May 11, but don’t wait! Sign in to NYCSA and Vote today!

Regards,

schools.nyc.gov/elections2021 

Tuesday Time with Drawing

TALENTED TUESDAYS

It’s Tuesday Time with Drawing! 

Dear PS 101 Families:

Please include in your Tuesday TO-DO list … a family-fun arts & crafts project!  Please click on the drawing link tailored for your child’s grade to complete alongside Marquis Studios Teaching Artist, Ciara! 

Please encourage your child to engage in these lesson videos that are age and level appropriate to practice the art of drawing with step-by-step guidance. Ciara will conduct a walkthrough to create designs for your child to follow along and voila! They become artists in a flash! Join your child and make beautiful memories together. 

Early Childhood Grades: 

Pre-Kindergarten- Kindergarten- Grade One- Grade Two

Week 2:

Upper Grades: 

Grade 3-Grade 4-Grade 5 

Week 2:

Encourage your child to have fun and DRAW! COLOR, CREATE and COLABORATE with family or a friend!  

Sincerely, 

Gregg Korrol

Principal

REMINDER: Math State Exam and May 5, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote)on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS Math exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    On Wednesday May 5, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Math (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Math exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to take the NYS Math exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, May 6th. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal

May Parent Calendar 2021

May 3, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are listing some important dates for the month of May.  Please keep these dates for reference during the month of May.

DATEREASON
Monday, May 3 -Thursday, May 6Incoming Kindergarten Registration
Wednesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 6NYS MATH Standardized Exam – Grades 3, 4, 5

All Blended Students/In-Person will be administered the exam in school on Wednesday, May 5th

Remote only Students opting-in for NYS MATH Exam will report to school on Thursday, May 6th

If so, you will be assigned a specific window of time to bring your child in for the exam and they must be picked up right after. ALL health protocols must be followed (Health Screener and Mask). More information forthcoming.
Thursday, May 13NO SCHOOL – Eid al-Fitr Holiday Observance
Monday, May 31NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday Observance

We hope this information will be helpful to you in planning for the month of May.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol,

Principal

PTA Meeting May 4

Greetings PS101 families,

Please join Principal Korrol and the Parent Teacher Association meeting (PTA) tomorrow to learn about Summer School, get some updates on the end of year, or simply to say hello. Hope to see everyone there. 

Topic: May PTA Meeting (you must use your child’s NYCDOE account to join
***you can use their account while they are also using their account to attend class***
Join us on Zoom May 4, 2021 10:00 AM


GK

CEC Elections – Your Vote Counts

Dear PS 101 Families: 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

This Saturday, May 1st marks the opening day for parents/guardians to cast their vote in the Community Council Elections. For the first time, you will have the ability to make a direct impact in our school community by voting in the Education Council Elections.  Community and Citywide Education Councils give parents a strong voice in NYC education. Voting in these CEC elections gives you the opportunity to help determine how that voice is used.  

To vote, you will need a NYC Schools Account with at least one student registered. Luckily, PS 101 students all have activated accounts and you can proceed to vote!

If you do not have an account for any reason or may experience any issues, click here to sign up mystudent.nyc. If you need help signing up for an account, please reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at MLloyd2@schools.nyc.gov or call 1(347)563-4680 for assistance or questions.

Translations available:

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/education-council-elections-2021/run-for-a-seat-on-a-council

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal  

Math State Exam and May 5, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote)on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS Math exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    On Wednesday May 5, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Math (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Math exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to take the NYS Math exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, May 6th. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal