Arrival Times for September 29-October 2

Dear PS 101 Parents-

In order to be extra cautious and ensure safety, for the week of September 29-October 2nd, we will have staggered arrival times.

  • Grades 2-5 may arrive between 8:15am-8:30am and line up on the streets to begin entry into the school.
  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 are to arrive at 8:45am (next week only).
  • Pre-K may continue doing what they’ve been doing.

Staggering our arrival will give us a chance to ensure our plan works properly and that safety is assured.

While this impacts in-person students, all remote teachers will begin instruction at 8:30am as per their schedule.


Daily Schedules beginning September 29, 2020

Dear Parents-

As we open up for Blended learning please PRINT or DOWNLOAD the DAILY schedule for each Grade.

The schedule begins on September 29th. These schedules include both subject and the LIVE teaching time.

Please be reminded that if your child doesn’t have their camera on and partake in the live sessions, they are marked absent.

Grade 5 Student Schedule

Grade 4 Student Schedule

Grade 3 Student Schedule

Grade 2 Student Schedule

Grade 1 Student Schedule

Kindergarten Student Schedule

Pre-K Student Schedule

Self-Contained All Grades K-5 Student Schedule (SC1,SC2,SC3)

***Please be advised when a remote teacher is absent, work will be posted for students, but there will not be a live teacher teaching that day. You will be notified if/when this happens through Google Classroom.

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In-Person learning begins Tuesday Sept 29 with….

Greetings PS 101 Families-

On Tuesday September 29, we begin Blended In-person learning with GROUP C.
ONLY if you are in Group C will you be admitted into the school. Any students not on this list will be sent home immediately.

As a reminder, you MUST do an on-line Health Screening and show proof that it was completed before we can accept your child which includes taking your child’s temperature. You can do the Health Screen on-line here: The Health Screening MUST be done on any day your child is coming to school.

Any children who are not feeling well must NOT come to school AND can join in on-line learning.

Any child who is not feeling well in school will immediately be sent to the nurse and if there are any Covid-like symptoms (cough, aches, chills, fever, etc) will be placed in the Quarantine room and sent home and not permitted back into school for 10 days (see the NYC policy below). 

What should I bring to school from the supplies?

At this point, ONLY bring a notebook and pencils/ pens with you PLUS whatever your child’s teacher told you to bring in Google Classroom (which may not be anything else aside from a pencil and notebook).


  • Please note that students who are in person will be grabbing both breakfast and lunch upon arrival into the school building.
  • Please note that they will NOT be served hot lunch- it will only be sandwiches (this decision is from the city, not the school)
  • You may send your child in with their own bagged lunch.
  • Students who are learning remotely -Parents can pick up school food at the main entrance (from 8:30am-12:30pm)

Starting next week, your child’s teacher will be tying a colored bandana to your child’s book bag -either Red (A Group), Blue (B Group) or Green (C Group) depending on the group they are in. PLEASE leave the bandana tied to your child’s book bag as it will help us quickly identify  what group your child is in and make dropping your child off to school easier and quicker for you as the parent.

  • September 30- Group A ONLY
  • October 1st- Group B ONLY
  • October 2- Group C ONLY
  • Please remember to follow the Blended Learning Calendar  NEW- PS 101 Blended_In-Person_ Learning School Calendar
    *Please see note, if the city changes the scheduled, this calendar may change, but it is the most up to date at this time.

    The Three Groups are:

Q: What is policy on students returning from being absent or who sent home with COVID related symptoms? 

Any individual (student or staff member) showing signs of COVID-19 can only return to
school when all the following conditions are met:
If a student Received a positive COVID-19 test AND
o Isolated for 10 days AND
o Presents clearance from a healthcare provider AND
o The individual has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
If a student Received a negative COVID-19 test AND
o Presents clearance from a healthcare provider AND
o The individual has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
If a student Never got a COVID-19 test AND
o At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
o Presents clearance from a healthcare provider AND
o The individual has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication.

See you soon




Congratulations to PS101! We are being Nationally recognized :-)

Dear PS 101 Families-

I am incredibly honored and excited to inform you that PS101 the Verrazzano School has been awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award which signifies Excellence as a high performing and top  school across the entire United States!!!

I want to express my deepest THANK YOU to the INCREDIBLE PS101 STAFF who always strive to be, do, and give their best to our students. It is because of this amazing group of educators that we have received this honor. Additionally, a HUGE THANK YOU to the PS 101 Community of parents for working with us to create an outstanding education for our students.


Gregg Korrol


@NatlBlueRibbon  @nationalblueribbonschools

Blue Ribbon Announcement



September 24, 2020

Congratulations on your recognition as a 2020 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School! The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges your students’ success as an inspiring example of how teachers, parents, and community leaders can work together to help students prepare for what comes next.

I commend you for striving to do what’s right for your students and to personalize instruction to meet your students’ unique needs and strengths. Thank you for what you do to help your students realize their potential and achieve their dreams.

A world-class education must be available to every young person if our nation is to meet the challenges of the future—and of right now. Great school leaders pivoted and kept learning going for their students as health realities disrupted everything.

I commend your dedication and recognize the essential work that you do in helping students prepare for successful futures. Our country needs more dedicated educators like you. It is my hope that you will become a beacon for other educators, working with them, and sharing the practices that make your students so deserving of this national recognition.



Need Internet?

Good day PS1010families-

Many  local internet providers are providing discounts for internet service. I don’t know full details, but I was provided the links below by the NYCDOE.

Feel free to begin your research here:



To ensure all of our students/families are well prepared and to assist with any scheduling conflicts this week, we have added a “last call” day to allow for learning materials/pick-up:





THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM for UPPER GRADES:




*You must enter through the 24th Avenue gated entrance.

*No persons will be permitted in the schoolyard without facemasks.

*We ask for ONE member of each family to pick-up the learning materials In which your child will need for at-home instruction.

*It is necessary for all visitors to follow social distancing requirements with 6 feet apart when coming to and from the PS 101 schoolyard.

*We will have staff members set up with tables in the schoolyard for a smooth distribution of materials.




TOMORROW SEPTEMBER 23rd: Diploma and YearBook Pickup- Class of 2020

Calling all 2020 Graduates!

On Wednesday, September 23rd, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM, we will be distributing all student diplomas in our schoolyard. We will also be distributing student’s 2020 yearbooks to those students who have pre-ordered and paid. A parent or guardian my sign for your child’s Diploma and/or yearbook.
*Please be advised, unfortunately your teachers may not be available during the pick-up times. It is solely distribution by school personnel.

Under the circumstances, we were unable to provide you with your graduating class yearbook timely and we thank you for your patience. We will also be returning Any personal items from individual student desks to their owners when you are picking up your yearbook and diploma. Additionally, any senior student/family entitled to a refund check for senior activities will be reimbursed accordingly.

If a family member other than a parent/guardian will be picking up your child’s diploma/Yearbook/personal items, please state this in a written notes for the individual to bring with them. You may also send an email to our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Margaret Lloyd at or our School Aide, Ms. Linda Cino at

Please follow health and safety protocols in respecting others:

  • Please be advised if you do not come during your class’ time, you will not able to pick up the Diploma or yearbook September 23.
  • *It is necessary for all visitors to follow social distancing requirements with 6 feet apart.
  • *Please wear a face mask when coming to and from the PS 101 schoolyard.
  • *Please be prepared with your own pen, so you can sign for your child items and we can ensure health and safety precautions together.
  • *All graduates and their parent/guardian must enter through the 24th Ave. gated entrance.
  • *No persons will be permitted in the schoolyard without facemasks.

We will have staff members set up with tables in the schoolyard for a smooth distribution of materials and we will ask for your cooperation in advance to assist us in following instructions. As your children start a new chapter in their lives with intermediate school, we wish them the best of luck always.

Please follow the schedule below for 2020 GRADUATES on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd:

Class 501> 8:30-9:30 am

Class 502> 9:30-10:30 am

Class 503> 10:30-11:30 am

Class 504> 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class 505> 12:30 -1:30 pm

Class 506> 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Please ensure to come during your specific class time.


Gregg Korrol


Mandatory Daily Student Health Screenings-At home Parent Responsibility

Greetings PS 101 Families-

I wanted to share with you a letter from the Chancellor, which contains information about the health screening process, including the health screening survey and daily temperature checks, as well as other helpful information on how to stay healthy and safe while in and out of school: Update for Families_September 21 2020

Translations will be available on the Messages for Families page of our family-facing website.

Key take-aways for students who are coming to school:

  1. You must do a daily health Screening on-line at before entering school AND show it upon entry
  2. You must take your child’s temperature daily before coming to school. Thermometers will be given out the first week of school
  3. In order to keep everyone healthy and slow the spread of COVID-19, students will not be able to attend in-person classes if they have:
    o Experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath within the past 10 days;
    o Received a positive result from a COVID-19 test that tested saliva or used a nose or throat swab (not a blood test) in the past 10 days;
    o Been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or
    o Traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

The only way to make this year a health and safe one is if everyone does their part. We are all in this together.