PTA/Principal Korrol Meeting: Tuesday August 25 at 9am

Good morning PS 101 Families,

Please use this link to join our PTA meeting Tuesday August 25 at 9am. During this meeting, I will provide you with the updated information I currently have about September and school openings, as well as answer your questions.

Important notes:

  1. You must use your (or your child’s) DOE email address- this was the address given to our students in late June.
  2. The Zoom meeting will allow up to 300 participants.
  3. You may call in or use your computer with the information below.
  4. Ensure your name is posted on your Zoom or phone. If the name comes in as “Galaxy Phone xyz”, (for example), you will not be admitted. We need to see names.
  5. Doors will open at approx 8:50am
  6. In the event the link doesn’t work or there is an issue, I will post a new link on our website the morning of.
  7. I am aware that incoming Pre-K/Kindergarten students do not have a DOE email address. I will provide a link they can use as we get closer to the meeting.

Principal Korrol is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Principal Korrol is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Principal Korrol’s Zoom Meeting- School Updates

Time: Aug 25, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/93624369250?pwd=c2Y5a2ErVitGcnkreXprM3VwcE9Rdz09

Meeting ID: 936 2436 9250

Passcode: 782050

One tap mobile: 16465588656

 

 

DUE TODAY! Very IMPORTANT Survey regarding September

Greetings PS 101 families-

This is the FINAL day to submit your request as to if you are planning to send your child to school part time (as below) or keep them home full time.

As NYC prepares for what school looks like in the fall, on the assumption schools are open part time, meaning your child will be in school possibly 2 days a week, we need to know if:
1) You will choose to send your child to school and receive a combination of In-Person and Remote Learning at home
or
2) If you’d prefer to keep them home for 100% Remote Learning.
***Please note, if you decide to keep them home for 100% remote instruction, there will be other opportunities during the school year to change your preference and send them in part time.***

Please let us know immediately which of these two options you will choose by completing the Learning Preference Survey or call 718-935-2200 TODAY so we can plan accordingly.

Direct link to survey:
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Thank you,

GK

An Answer to an Important Question

Dear PS 101 Families-

While we still have many questions, I do have an answer to a question everyone has been asking…

Will teachers be teaching LIVE when they are Remotely teaching this school year?

The answer is YES. We were told by the Dept. of Education that teachers will be teaching live everyday during remote teaching.

Additionally, there will be a daily schedule posted for parents to know which subject is being taught at what time of the day so you can ensure your child follows a schedule similar to when they are physically in the school building.

We are still awaiting details as to how much of the day will be live teaching versus students doing work. In a regular school day, a teacher teaches a lesson in front of the class and then gives students time to work on the follow-up assignment independently or in groups. After, a period of time, students return to the front of the room and review the work with the teacher, prior to continuing onto the next subject. I anticipate (but cannot confirm) that instruction will be similar remotely.

Hope this helps give you some certainty around the instruction you can expect this year.

G.Korrol
Principal

DUE in 2 days! Very IMPORTANT Survey regarding September

Greetings PS 101 families-

As NYC prepares for what school looks like in the fall, on the assumption schools are open part time, meaning your child will be in school possibly 2 days a week, we need to know if:
1) You will choose to send your child to school and receive a combination of In-Person and Remote Learning at home
or
2) If you’d prefer to keep them home for 100% Remote Learning.
***Please note, if you decide to keep them home for 100% remote instruction, there will be other opportunities during the school year to change your preference and send them in part time.***

Please let us know immediately which of these two options you will choose by completing the Learning Preference Survey or call 718-935-2200 by August 7 so we can plan accordingly.

Direct link to survey:
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Thank you,

GK

Important Health and Safety Updates for September

Dear PS 101 Families:

As we continue to keep you informed regarding to the return to school, we urge you to check back often to the Return To School Webpage, as updates have been made to some pages, including Health and Safety.

Today the Chancellor released a letter containing Health and Safety Protocols for schools

Download here or read below:
Update for Families on Health and Safety Protocols – August 3 2020

Translations will be available shortly on the InfoHub.

Letter from the Chancellor:

August 3, 2020

Dear Families,

I hope you are safe and healthy, and finding some rest and relaxation this summer. As we are approaching the start of the 2020-21 school year, I want to share some important new information with you about health and safety protocols in your child’s school—and every school—for the upcoming year.

All schools are preparing for blended learning, during which students learn in-person in school buildings for part of the week, and continue learning remotely from home on the other days. However, any family can choose 100% remote learning for any reason. If your preference is 100% remote learning, we ask that you let us know by this Friday, August 7, so that schools have enough time to plan. Please visit schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 to fill out a short web form, or call 311.

In this letter you will find:

Criteria to Open Schools and Keep them Open

What Happens if Someone Gets Sick: New Information on COVID-19 Testing and Tracing in Schools

Overall Health and Safety Protocols for Every School

Criteria to Open Schools and Keep them Open

While we continue to carefully monitor a constantly changing health landscape, one thing remains steadfast: our commitment to the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff. This priority is the foundation of all of our policy moving into September.

On July 31, the Mayor and I announced that for school buildings to open in September and remain open, on a weekly average the city must see fewer than 3% of all COVID-19 tests come back positive. Additionally, if 3% or more of New Yorkers who are tested for COVID-19 are found to have the virus after we open, school buildings will close again, and 100% of learning will be remote for every student.

Since June, we’ve hovered around 1-2%, and are working closely with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), NYC Test + Trace, and the Mayor’s Office to prepare for a coordinated school reopening. If staff and students aren’t healthy, they can’t teach and learn, and we are doing all we can to ensure that schools remain safe and healthy for learning.

What Happens if Someone Gets Sick: New Information on COVID-19 Testing and Tracing in Schools

In close collaboration with our expert colleagues at NYC Health, we have developed strict protocols that address prevention, precaution, and response to one or more of our students or employees having a confirmed case of COVID-19. It’s important to know that a “confirmed case” means that a parent or guardian, student, or staff member submits a positive test result from a healthcare provider or laboratory—like a City-run testing site, a private doctor, or an urgent care center—to the school.

Our protocols to keep school communities healthy include:

Prevention: Starting with the first day of the 2020-21 school year, if a student or staff member is feeling sick, they are required to stay home. Additionally, if their symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, they will be asked to get tested.

Feeling Sick in School: If a student begins experiencing symptoms in school, they will be isolated and monitored by a school staff member until they are picked up by their parent or guardian. Staff members who become symptomatic at school must notify administration and immediately leave the building.

Testing: All school staff members are asked to get tested for COVID-19 in the days leading up to the beginning of school, and will be prioritized for expedited results at the 34 City-run testing sites. All school staff are also asked to get tested monthly during the school year. This free testing is also available for families citywide.

Tracing: In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case in a school, NYC Test + Trace and NYC Health will investigate to determine close contacts within the school. All students and teachers in the classroom with the confirmed case are assumed close contacts and will be instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days since their last exposure to that case. In older grades where students may travel between classes, this applies to all classes that the confirmed case was in.

If there’s more than one case in a school, and it’s not in the same classroom, learning will continue remotely and the school building will close for at least 24 hours while NYC Test + Trace and NYC Health investigate. Depending on the outcome of the investigation, affected classrooms or the whole building will remain closed for 14 days for quarantine.

Students will continue their learning remotely during any necessary quarantine periods.

Communication: Whether symptoms begin at home or in school, there will be a clear flow of information to facilitate fast action and prevent spread. If a COVID-19 case is confirmed, schools will communicate to all families and students at school.

Overall Health and Safety Protocols for Every School

Testing and tracing are part of several strict health protocols designed to keep our school communities healthy. Here are the key things that you and your family should know about NYC Department of Education (DOE) health and safety practices, policies, and protocols as we re-open our school buildings in September:

 At all times, students and staff must wear face coverings protecting their nose and mouth while at school or on their way to school. Exceptions will be made for children who can’t wear a face covering for medical reasons, and for younger children who aren’t developmentally able to wear a face covering.

 Students and staff must maintain six feet of physical distancing throughout the school day, anywhere on school grounds and to and from school.

 Schools will be cleaned throughout the day and disinfected each night, with special attention to high-touch areas.

 Face coverings, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies will be readily available in throughout every school.

 Every school will have a school-based team ready to respond in the event that there is a health concern in a school.

 Every school will have a designated isolation room for use in the event that a student becomes ill during the school day.

For more details on these and other policies, please visit schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 and click “Health and Safety” for additional information and all the latest updates.

We are approaching reopening by centering health and safety and basing our policies on the expertise of health professionals—period.

I’ve been a public school parent, teacher, and principal, and I know what it feels like to want the best possible education for your child while ensuring the health and safety of your entire family. We have collectively learned a lot since March—both about the virus, and about our ability to react and respond to it in real time. That’s why we won’t settle for anything but the strictest and most rigorous processes for coming back to school.

We will send more information in the coming days and weeks. As always—thank you for being part of the DOE family.

Sincerely,

Richard A. Carranza

Chancellor

New York City Department of Education

 

Dates to keep in mind:

August 7th – Remote Learning Preference Survey Due. You only need to fill out the survery if your child will opt for 100% remote learning. Click here to submit your Survey

August 19th – Community Education Council District 21 Meeting -7:00 PM. Visit the CEC 21 Website for the links to the meeting: CEC 21

August 12th and August 27th Chancellor Info Sessions regarding school Reopening. Click here to register: Virtual Learning Info Session

Do you have more than one child attending PS101 this September?

Dear PS 101 Families-

In order to start preparing for September, I am asking that all parents with more than one child at PS 101 fill out the survey below. This will help us start preparing for groups in September and can ensure your children attend PS 101 on the same days (if you are choosing to send them into school).
Please note this is for siblings only. We cannot take other requests.

Please use this link to let us know if you have more than one child at PS 101

Thank you,

GK

DUE Aug.7: Very IMPORTANT Survey regarding September

Greetings PS 101 families-

As NYC prepares for what school looks like in the fall, on the assumption schools are open part time, meaning your child will be in school possibly 2 days a week, we need to know if:
1) You will choose to send your child to school and receive a combination of In-Person and Remote Learning at home
or
2) If you’d prefer to keep them home for 100% Remote Learning.
***Please note, if you decide to keep them home for 100% remote instruction, there will be other opportunities during the school year to change your preference and send them in part time.***

Please let us know immediately which of these two options you will choose by completing the Learning Preference Survey or call 718-935-2200 by August 7 so we can plan accordingly.

Direct link to survey:
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Thank you,

GK

DUE Aug.7: Very IMPORTANT Survey regarding September

Greetings PS 101 families-

As NYC prepares for what school looks like in the fall, on the assumption schools are open part time, meaning your child will be in school possibly 2 days a week, we need to know if:
1) You will choose to send your child to school and receive a combination of In-Person and Remote Learning at home
or
2) If you’d prefer to keep them home for 100% Remote Learning.
***Please note, if you decide to keep them home for 100% remote instruction, there will be other opportunities during the school year to change your preference and send them in part time.***

Please let us know immediately which of these two options you will choose by completing the Learning Preference Survey or call 718-935-2200 by August 7 so we can plan accordingly.

Direct link to survey:
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Thank you,

GK

PS 101 Summer Work (August 2020 Expectations)

Greetings PS 101 Families-

As we head into August, I am asking you to shift your child’s full focus onto iReady, both Math and ELA.

iReady is great because it will adjust automatically to your child’s level (assuming you do not help them, which will actually hurt their progress) and then build their skills slowly from there. Additionally, we get to see their progress and it will help us plan for September and the coming school year.

Your child should do a minimum of 3 hours a week (90 min in each subject), but my request and recommendation is a daily interaction of at least 30-45min in each subject at least 4 days a week.

I am asking you to put your full focus on iReady instruction for the remainder of the summer.
We will be tracking usage and results.

Thank you

G.Korrol
Principal