Recording of the September 10: Principal Korrol Parent Meeting

Good day PS101 Families-

On Friday September 10 at 9:30am, Principal Korrol held a virtual meeting with parents to update and prepare parents and students for the first week of school which begins Monday September 13. below is the recording filled with information and answers to parent questions:

Audio:

*unfortunately we cannot post the video as the recording is too long and cannot be uploaded

GKorrol

Student Discipline Code 2021-2022

Dear PS 101 Families,

The Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning, also known as the Discipline Code, is a guide that covers infractions and the range of possible disciplinary and other responses for grades K-5 and 6-12 in addition to the steps on how students/families can appeal decisions. This document also includes the Student’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. 

Please review the Discipline Code with your child. Please note the process is an escalation process where the first infraction of any kind warrants one of the lower end consequences that we have available and with repeat infractions becomes more punitive. We need your help in enforcing school rules and socially acceptable standards with language and actions.

The Discipline Code(Open external link) is publicly available for families in all NYCDOE – supported languages.

Discipline Code Behavioral Contracts for Students and Parents

English
Arabic(Open external link)
Bengali(Open external link)
Chinese(Open external link)
English(Open external link)
French(Open external link)
Haitian-Creole(Open external link)
Korean(Open external link)
Russian(Open external link)
Spanish(Open external link)Urdu(

School Supply Drop-Off: September 13, 14 and 15

Dear P.S. 101 Families,

Welcome back to school! We look forward to seeing everyone back in person after so long.

—>>>First, ALL STUDENTS with PS 101 computers (laptops or iPads) MUST bring their device to school on the September 13. Please ensure to bring the computer and charger. <—-

School Supplies

For the first week of school, September 13-17, we ask everyone to follow the schedule below for dropping off your child’s school supplies:

Supplies will be left in Drop-off bins in front of the school.
Parents MUST place student supplies in one large closed bag which is clearly labeled with the students first and last name, grade and class.

DROP-OFF BINS ARE LOCATED ON THE 24th AVENUE SIDE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING

Please only drop off your child’s supplies on the designated day below:

  • Grades 4 and 5 will drop off supplies on Monday September 13
  • Grades 2 and 3 will drop off supplies on Tuesday September 14
  • Grades K and 1 will drop off supplies on Wednesday September 15

Again, PLEASE PUT ALL SUPPLIES INSIDE A PLASTIC BAG, LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S FULL NAME (FIRST AND LAST NAME) AND THEIR CLASS.

Staff will pick up the supplies from the bins and deliver them directly to your child’s classroom.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol
Principal

Dismissal Map September 2022

Dear PS101 Families:

School hours are 8:30am-2:45pm this school year.

Grades Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and 2 will be dismissing approximately 2:35pm
Grades 3, 4 and 5- will be dismissing approximately 2:40pm
Please ensure you are on time when picking up your child

The Dismissal map is located below for your convenience

All families picking up students are expected to wear face masks as per NYC mandate.

NYCDOE REQUIRED FACE COVERINGS All staff, students, and visitors entering a New York City Department of Education (DOE) school building MUST wear a face covering in accordance with NYCDOE guidance. Face coverings must be worn both indoors and outdoors when on DOE school grounds, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status. Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to disposable surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose.

What Types of Face Coverings Are Not Permitted on DOE Property?

  • Bandanas and neck gaiters are not permitted.
  • Face coverings with an exhalation valve or vent are not permitted as exhalation valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape to others.
  • Face coverings that completely cover or hide an individual’s face, such as ski masks, are not permitted.
  • Unless otherwise approved by school administration, clear face shields cannot be worn unless accompanied by a face covering.

GK

IMPORTANT Technology Updates

Dear PS 101 Families,

All students MUST bring in their devices (laptops/iPads) that were given by PS101 on the first day of school when they come to class. Students will be keeping these devices to use through the school year, however we need to update them, assess them and account for them.

Additional Updates:

Password Resets

One of the most important tasks to do in the first days of a new school year is resetting expired passwords. Students can reset their own passwords online through the student Password and Profile Management tool.

TeachHub

TeachHub is the one-stop shop for students to connect to DOE digital curriculum resources, and productivity and collaboration tools. From one dashboard, you can access Google Workspace, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and much more. New academic and social-emotional learning (SEL) assessment tools will be added to TeachHub shortly, so stay tuned. 

New York City Schools Account Updates

Beginning September 3, families can reset their child’s DOE account password, attend a class in Parent University, upload emergency contact information, consent for COVID testing, and more, all through the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) portal.

GK

Morning Arrival September 2021

Dear PS101 Families:

School hours are 8:30am-2:45pm this school year.
There are no early drop-offs and parents must accompany their child during the Health Screening process.

Breakfast will be “Grab and Go” -all students will grab a breakfast bag and take it to their classroom to eat, the same as they did last year, in their classroom.

As per NYC regulations, all students must complete a Health Screener before entering PS101. The Health Screener is the same as last year and can easily be completed on your phone (HINT: Bookmark it for easy access). This year we do not need to take temperature checks at the school; parents are expected to take their child’s temperature at home.

We will have two lines for arrival:
1) The FAST PASS Line On 24th AvenueFast Pass” line for parents who have completed the Health Screener, on their phone, you can quickly drop off your child, show the completed Health Screener, and your child may enter the school yard.
2) Health Screener Assistance Line– Bay 35th Street: For those who didn’t complete the Health Screener or need assistance.

For the first week of School, September 13-17, we will have a staggered arrival and all students will line up outside.

Grades PK, 3, 4 and 5 will come at 8:30am
Grades K, 1 and 2 will come at 8:45am

Beginning September 20, all students will arrive at 8:30am.
Grades 2-5 will enter the school yard and proceed directly to their classrooms as per the Map below.
Grades K-1 will have outdoor line-up.

Pre-Kindergarten students will enter on Benson Avenue off the corner of 24th Avenue

BREAKFAST

NYCDOE REQUIRED FACE COVERINGS All staff, students, and visitors entering a New York City Department of Education (DOE) school building MUST wear a face covering in accordance with NYCDOE guidance. Face coverings must be worn both indoors and outdoors when on DOE school grounds, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status. Acceptable face coverings include but are not limited to disposable surgical masks that cover both the mouth and nose.

What Types of Face Coverings Are Not Permitted on DOE Property?

  • Bandanas and neck gaiters are not permitted.
  • Face coverings with an exhalation valve or vent are not permitted as exhalation valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape to others.
  • Face coverings that completely cover or hide an individual’s face, such as ski masks, are not permitted.
  • Unless otherwise approved by school administration, clear face shields cannot be worn unless accompanied by a face covering.

Kindergarten Parents: Opportunity to Attend Virtual Save for College Program Session for Schools with Kindergarten Classes

Dear PS 101 Families:

As part of his Juneteenth Economic Justice Plan, Mayor de Blasio announced the citywide expansion of the Save for College Program to all kindergarten students, beginning this September. In partnership with the DOE’s nonprofit partner, NYC Kids RISE, the program will provide incoming kindergarten students with a NYC Scholarship Account, including the first $100 deposit in each account, opportunities to earn additional rewards and access to Community Scholarships, as well as financial education and college and career readiness-support activities. 

The DOE will conduct an optional virtual Save for College Program session for principals with kindergarten classes from 10:00–10:30 a.m. on September 2. This session offers a high-level overview of the program’s purpose and components, and key steps and team roles for supporting family participation, as well as additional resources. A recording of the session will be available on the Save for College Program InfoHub page after the event.  

Back-to-School Family Engagement Opportunities

Dear PS 101 Families,

From the NYCDOE:

Back-to-School Family Forums: Registration is now open to staff and families in your school community, for all back-to-schools forums, led by executive superintendents, superintendents, and BCO staff. Please note that registration is not required to attend; both families and school staff can access a livestream feed at the time of the event. The forum is an opportunity to ensure that families have the information they need to confidently send their children to school in-person. Families can submit questions by completing the online registration form. Please share these event flyers with your families and teams: EnglishArabicBangla/BengaliChineseFrenchRussian, and Spanish. Note that interpretation will be available for the languages listed, as well as ASL services at every forum. Families can register for any one of the below forums online:

  • Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic languages available at the Brooklyn forum on September 1;

GK

Health and Safety Guide developed by the New York City Department of Education

Dear Families.

Please read the Health and Safety Guide developed by the New York City Department of Education.  It includes the latest precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students. Translations will also be available at schools.nyc.gov/homecoming

The NYCDOE will continue to update that family-facing website throughout the school year with information about health and safety protocols in our schools, important changes to academic policy, supports and services for students and families, and more. 

You can also visit the DOE web page regarding the start of the new school year:  School Year 2021- 2022

GK