Principal/PTA meeting with Parents

Greetings PS101 Families-

We will be holding a Summer Principal/PTA meeting on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 9am-9:45am to give you the latest information we have about school opening in September, as well as answer any questions you may have.

A Zoom Link to the meeting will be provided a few days before the meeting.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

G.Korrol
Principal

July Updates

Child holding sign that reads first day of school

Good day PS 101 Families-

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer.

I wanted to provide some quick updates about September.

At this point we are being told schools will open at full capacity with no remote options. While we are still awaiting any guidance on Social Distancing, we are told that all staff and students will be required to wear masks throughout the day. As more information becomes available from the NYCDOE, I will provide you with further updates.

The first day of School is Monday September 13.

Schedule for school year 2021-2022:

Monday-Friday
Student Hours: 8:30am-2:50pm
Breakfast: 8:00am-8:25am

Friendly Reminder:
Is your child reading and doing iReady through the week?
Practicing the work little by little will make school a lot easier for your child in September. Your child’s summer work can be found in Google Classroom.

Important Links:

Breakfast/Lunch Menu
School Calendar
Help your child get ready to return to school

We will likely have a PTA meeting in August to update you and answer any questions. Date and time TBD.

G.Korrol
Principal

Important Summer Rising Update

Dear PS 101 Summer Rising Families.

We just received important information from the Department of education regarding Summer Rising bussing:

At this time there will be no bus service provided for summer rising programs.  All students must be dropped off and picked up by parents/guardians.  The Department of Education is working on a plan to provide bussing, but unfortunately we do not have any timeframe.  As soon as we get the information, we will reach out and notify you.

I know this information is disheartening and adds a struggle for our students and parents. Unfortunately PS101 staff is not in control of Summer Rising.

On a more positive note, I can tell you that we do have several PS101 teachers working the program at PS216 so you will see familiar faces when you drop off your children.

As new updates about bussing are released I will inform you.

GK

PS 101 Summer Updates #1

Greetings Parents and Families-

Here are some quick reminders about the Summer:

  1. Report Cards can be found on your child’s MySchools Account
  2. PS 101 Summer Work is posted on Google Classrooms- your child should already have this information

School Hours for September 2021:

School Hours: 8:30am-2:45pm

Breakfast: 8:00am-8:25am

*All Students are in-person and there is No Remote Option

First Day of School: Monday September 13, 2021

We will be posting updates throughout the summer as well as have two virtual PTA meetings that will be announced shortly.

Please be advised PS101 is CLOSED for the summer and therefore no one is in the office to take your calls.
You may contact our Parent Coordinator Margaret Lloyd with questions 347-563-4680

Summer meals:

Summer meals can be picked up at IS 281 Cavallaro  (8787 24th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214)
Hours: Monday – Friday (8am-12pm)

You can also find other locations for picking up food here

Tuesday June 22- Fully Remote Instructional Day

Dear PS 101 Families-

We have been informed that PS101 is being used as a polling site on June 22 for the Primary Elections. As a result, there will be people coming in and out of PS101 all day who we cannot monitor with health checks, etc.

As a result, and to ensure the safety of our staff and students, we will have a fully remote day on Tuesday June 22, 2021. Please ensure your children log on to their Google Classroom for instruction.

GK

Grade 4 Science Exam: Tomorrow June 9, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Our 4th Grade teachers will be administering the NYS Science Exam to all A/B/E and Remote students who have opted “yes” to take the test. As a result, all GRADE 4 In-person and remote students who have not opted “yes” for the exam will have Remote Only at home asynchronous instruction on Wednesday June 9, 2021.

The Science Exam consists of multiple Choice questions and short-response writing questions. There is no performance assessment this year.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1, 2, 3 & 5 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote) on Wednesday June 9, 2021 and are not impacted at all.

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

  1. In-Person Students who opted-in to the Science Exam:
    On Wednesday June 9, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Science (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Science exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted-in to the Science Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to take the NYS Science 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 are not taking the Science Exam (have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey) will remain at home on Wednesday June 9, 2021, to receive asynchronous schoolwork on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, June 10th. 

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

Grade 4 Science Exam: June 9, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Our 4th Grade teachers will be administering the NYS Science Exam to all A/B/E and Remote students who have opted “yes” to take the test. As a result, all GRADE 4 In-person and remote students who have not opted “yes” for the exam will have Remote Only at home asynchronous instruction on Wednesday June 9, 2021.

The Science Exam consists of multiple Choice questions and short-response writing questions. There is no performance assessment this year.

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1, 2, 3 & 5 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote) on Wednesday June 9, 2021 and are not impacted at all.

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

  1. In-Person Students who opted-in to the Science Exam:
    On Wednesday June 9, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Science (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Science exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted-in to the Science Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, to take the NYS Science 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 are not taking the Science Exam (have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey) will remain at home on Wednesday June 9, 2021, to receive asynchronous schoolwork on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, June 10th. 

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