Summer Rising (Summer School)

Greetings PS101 Families-

As a reminder, you can now register for the Summer Rising program .

PS 101’s building is closed for the summer due to construction.

PS 101’s Summer program will be housed at PS 216 for the Summer program. We are still awaiting a lot of details about bussing, services for students with IEPs (which may not happen) and are also still awaiting for PS216 to be listed as a Summer School Site.

There is a form in the link for parents to fill out requesting the site be made available as soon as possible so you can register your child.

DIY Option: As always, PS101 will still post a summer track of work for parents who want their child to have practice over the summer from home, reinforce their skills, and prepare for the next grade. I-Ready activities will also be available.

GKorrol
Principal

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

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

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

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

Incoming Kindergarten Dual Language Students for September 2021

Dear Parents of Incoming Dual Language Students for 2021-22,

亲爱的家长;

We are hosting an information session on the Dual Language Program for the 2021-22 school year.  This session is for incoming Kindergarten students who have already been offers a seat to our DL program.  

吴老师邀请你来参加2021-2022年双语班的讨论。

This session is specifically for you to ensure that you have an opportunity to make an informed decision that is best for your child. Dual Language is an enrichment program that has very high expectations for your child, and so we are sure you have many questions.

这个讨论是给你们多一点知识关于双语班。 双语课程是一个资优教育课程. 

The session will happen remotely over Zoom on Thursday, April 29th at 8:30 AM.   At 8:30 AM, we will present on the anticipated format of the program for 2021-22 and follow with a Q&A session.  

这个网络讨论是在星期四,(四月 /29)早上8:30。我们希望你们可以参加。

April 26 Welcome Back!

To all of our Remote Students who opted-in to In-Person/Blended learning we look forward to seeing you on Monday or Thursday!

On Monday April 26, we welcome back students who are in school 5 days a week and the “A” group.
The B” Group begin this Thursday April 29.

Reminders:

  • You must fill out your Consent to test form on your Student Account (students who do not fill this out will not be allowed to return to in-person learning)
  • You must complete the Daily Health Screener before entering our school yard
  • Student arrival is:
    8:30am for Grades 3, 4, 5, and PK
    8:40am for Grades K, 1, and 2
  • Masks must be worn at all times while in School
  • Student dismissal is 1:45pm. Dismissal Map
  • 2021-blended-learning-calendar-4 (January- June 2021)

If you have any questions, please call the school at 718-372-0221

GK

Principal

Soft Lockdown Drill

Please be advised we entered into a soft  lockdown DRILL today.

Please note the MAJOR difference this year in these drills is under normal circumstances, students move into a corner of the room where they cannot be seen from the window, however, due to Social Distancing guidelines, we are following all procedures EXCEPT students will remain at their desks to ensure safe distancing.

As per DOE requirements, we are to do 4 drills per year. I am happy to inform you that everything was very swift and everyone (staff and students) responded perfectly according to our protocol. Thank you to the staff and students.

Summer Rising (Summer School)

Dear PS 101 Families:

As part of a Chancellor’s Initiative, Summer School (called Summer rising) is optional for students, meaning anyone can send their child and is an In-Person experience (no remote).

PS101’s building will not be open. Our students will attend Summer School at PS 216 located at 350 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223 and students must attend a full day from 8am – 6pm.

Summer Rising Grades K-8

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate.

We are planning the City’s most exciting summer ever! For the first time, we will fully integrate the strengths of DOE academics with the Department of Youth & Community Development’s (DYCD) school-based enrichment programming. Students in grades K–8 will get outside, learn, and engage with peers and caring adults in safe, supervised, and enriching ways.

All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.

Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools.

Program Overview

  • Summer Rising will be available in every neighborhood.
  • All programs will be run by local school leaders and trusted community-based organizations.
  • Summer Rising programs are full day and in-person experiences
  • All programs will create a bridge back to school in the fall and give parents peace of mind as they return to work.
  • The environment will be safe and supportive. Staff members are prepared to respond to children’s social and emotional needs.
  • Summer programs will offer academic support, arts, recreation, and social-emotional support.
  • There will be local field trips to parks, pools, and other enriching outdoor venues that are educational and in accordance with State health and safety guidelines.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a snack will be served to each student.

Health and Safety

All programs will follow rigorous health and safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing. All locations will have access to testing, nursing support and a telehealth call center.

More information about testing protocols and health policies for summer will be available soon on the DOE’s COVID-19 Information and Updates page.

Summer Rising Calendar

  • Grades K-5
    • July 6 to August 20 (except July 20)
    • Monday–Friday
    • 8 AM–6 PM

For Summer Rising programs (grades K-8) families can sign up through the Discover DYCD website(Open external link) starting on Monday, April 26.

Learn more about Summer Rising and have all your questions answered (translations available too)