UPDATED- 5th Graders: Middle School Applications and Open House Info!

Dear 5th Grade Families,

The middle school application is now available. This means that:

  • Families who have created a MySchools account in the parent portal may submit application choices.

The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1. The parent portal will close at that time.

We are excited to announce that, starting with Fall 2022 admissions, the DOE will phase in a sibling priority for middle school applicants citywide. This means:

  • For students applying during the 2021-2022 school year and entering middle school in fall 2022: Applicants with a sibling in sixth grade will receive a priority to attend the same school as that sibling.
  • For students applying during the 2022-2023 school year and entering middle school in fall 2023: Applicants with a sibling in sixth or seventh grade will receive a priority to attend the same school as that sibling.
  • This priority includes any full-siblings, half-siblings, step-siblings, and/or foster siblings who live in the same household as the applicant.
  • When families are submitting their application in the parent portal, they will be asked to identify any sixth grade sibling. 

Additionally, we are excited to announce that if a family has more than one child the same age applying to middle school (ie., twins), that family may choose to submit identical applications for those students so they receive an offer to the same program.

  • If a family has more than one middle school applicant connected to their MySchools account and wants them to attend the same program, they may only need to add choices to one application. 
  • Before submitting that application, the family will be asked by MySchools if they would like to add the same application choices to the other child’s (or children’s) application(s)

More information on the phased in sibling priority can be found on our website. If you are submitting an application in the school portal on behalf of a family with a sixth-grade sibling, or multiples, instructions on how to handle this in the school portal are in our MySchools guide.

This year, arts-based programs may audition applicants virtually. Applicants will be able to upload photographs or videos of their auditions directly into MySchools starting the week of January 24. Information about auditions, including the audition components for citywide arts programs, are on the audition website. More information about virtual auditions, including supporting families and the audition components for district-based programs will be available before the week of January 24. 

Please also join the following middle schools in their virtual open house:

  1. Cavallaro IS 281 Virtual Open House Information
  2. Bay AcademyVirtual Open House Information
  3. Mark Twain JHS 239 Virtual Open House Information
  4. I.S. 228 David A. BoodyVirtual Open House

GKorrol
Principal

NEW COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

1!) NO classes (YEAH!!!) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today

2) Several classes have multiple exposures, meaning another student in the class has confirmed COVID. (including Class 202, 301, 502, and there may be others).
***When a class has multiple cases in the same week, they do not get multiple kits. They are to use the same kit they are given the first time on the 1st and 5th day after exposure. Please monitor your child daily and in the event they test positive on their take-home kit or do not feel well, please call the school.

IMPORTANT: If your child had COVID in the past 90 days, as per the NYCDOE, that student will not get a take home test kit nor will they participate in weekly in school testing as they are lively to test positive for up to 90 days.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • 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 and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. 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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Schools Closed on January 17, 2022

Dear PS 101 Families:

As a reminder, please be advised there is NO school on Monday, January 17th to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day. This is a special day to celebrate the life of his incredible activism and leadership.

We look forward to seeing our students on Tuesday, January 18th to resume the instructional week.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

NEW COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

1!) Several classes (including Class 101, 402, 405, 406, 451, 502, 503 and there may be others) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

2) Several classes have multiple exposures, meaning another student in the class has confirmed COVID. (including Class 102, 305, and there may be others).
***When a class has multiple cases in the same week, they do not get multiple kits. They are to use the same kit they are given the first time on the 1st and 5th day after exposure. Please monitor your child daily and in the event they test positive on their take-home kit or do not feel well, please call the school.

IMPORTANT: If your child had COVID in the past 90 days, as per the NYCDOE, that student will not get a take home test kit nor will they participate in weekly in school testing as they are lively to test positive for up to 90 days.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • 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 and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. 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

NEW COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

1!) Several classes (including Class K2, 102, 103, and there may be others) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

2) Several classes have multiple exposures, meaning another student in the class has confirmed COVID. (including Class 403 and there may be others).
***When a class has multiple cases in the same week, they do not get multiple kits. They are to use the same kit they are given the first time on the 1st and 5th day after exposure. Please monitor your child daily and in the event they test positive on their take-home kit or do not feel well, please call the school.

IMPORTANT: If your child had COVID in the past 90 days, as per the NYCDOE, that student will not get a take home test kit nor will they participate in weekly in school testing as they are lively to test positive for up to 90 days.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • 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 and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. 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

NEW COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

IMPORTANT: Several classes (including Class K3, K5, 202, 203, 204, 301, 403, and there may be others) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

When a class has multiple cases in the same week, they do not get multiple kits. They are to use the same kit they are given the first time on the 1st and 5th day after exposure.

IMPORTANT: If your child had COVID in the past 90 days, as per the NYCDOE, that student will not get a take home test kit nor will they participate in weekly in school testing as they are lively to test positive for up to 90 days.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • 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 and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. 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

IMPORTANT: Fire Safety at Home

Dear PS 101 Families,

As you may know, yesterday NYC suffered one of the worst fires in recent NYC history in the Bronx. While our hearts and prayers go out to those families who lost loved ones and those effected by the fire, it would be foolish of us not to learn some valuable lessons to prevent future situations from occurring in our community.

Some of the basic things you can do at home and with your children are:

  1. Ensure your Smoke Alarms are working and operational. Push the button on it to test it and to ensure your child knows the sound it would make in case of a fire.
  2. Review exiting procedures with your child– how do they get out of the home or apartment?
  3. Discuss multiple exits. What if the main entrance is blocked by fire? How should they get out?
  4. Use the door knob to test if there is fire on the other side of the door. If a door knob is hot, there may be fire on the other side of that door. try another exit.
  5. Get as close to the floor as possible. Remind children that breathing smoke can be very dangerous and they are to get as close to the floor as possible when exiting (and if possible cover their mouth and nose with a wet rag/towel).
  6. In the event of a fire and they exit the building or home and you are not there, where are they supposed to go? Create a designated meeting place for your family.
  7. Always close the door when you leave so the first is contained and does not spread.

The FDNY has fire safety resources for families available at www.FDNYSmart.org, and remember to Close the Door when evacuating from a fire (also available in multiple languages).

G.Korrol
Principal

NEW COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

IMPORTANT: Several classes (including Class 205, 401, and 304 there may be others) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

When a class has multiple cases in the same week, they do not get multiple kits. They are to use the same kit they are given the first time on the 1st and 5th day after exposure.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • 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 and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. 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