DUE Aug.7: Very IMPORTANT Survey regarding September

Greetings PS 101 families-

As NYC prepares for what school looks like in the fall, on the assumption schools are open part time, meaning your child will be in school possibly 2 days a week, we need to know if:
1) You will choose to send your child to school and receive a combination of In-Person and Remote Learning at home
or
2) If you’d prefer to keep them home for 100% Remote Learning.
***Please note, if you decide to keep them home for 100% remote instruction, there will be other opportunities during the school year to change your preference and send them in part time.***

Please let us know immediately which of these two options you will choose by completing the Learning Preference Survey or call 718-935-2200 by August 7 so we can plan accordingly.

Direct link to survey:
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Thank you,

GK

PTA/Principal Korrol Meeting: TOMORROW – July 28 at 9am

Good morning PS 101 Families,

Please use this link to join our PTA meeting this Tuesday July 28 at 9am. During this meeting, I will provide you with the information I currently have about September and school openings, as well as answer your questions. Please note, there are a lot more questions than answers at this time as we await further guidance from NYC and the NYCDOE.

Important notes:

  1. You must use your (or your child’s) DOE email address- this was the address given to our students in late June.
  2. The Zoom meeting will allow up to 300 participants.
  3. You may call in or use your computer with the information below.
  4. Ensure your name is posted on your Zoom or phone. If the name comes in as “Galaxy Phone xyz”, (for example), you will not be admitted. We need to see names.
  5. Doors will open at approx 8:50am
  6. In the event the link doesn’t work or there is an issue, I will post a new link on our website the morning of.
  7. I am aware that incoming Pre-K/Kindergarten students do not have a DOE email address. You can try using the phone number below to enter.

Principal Korrol is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Principal Korrol’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 28, 2020 08:50 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91843524816?pwd=dUxNZkswM09hZis2L1hrdDVKM2p5Zz09

1-646-558-8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 918 4352 4816
Passcode: 964343

 

 

PTA/Principal Korrol Meeting: Tuesday July 28 at 9am

Good morning PS 101 Families,

Please use this link to join our PTA meeting this Tuesday July 28 at 9am. During this meeting, I will provide you with the information I currently have about September and school openings, as well as answer your questions. Please note, there are a lot more questions than answers at this time as we await further guidance from NYC and the NYCDOE.

Important notes:

  1. You must use your (or your child’s) DOE email address- this was the address given to our students in late June.
  2. The Zoom meeting will allow up to 300 participants.
  3. You may call in or use your computer with the information below.
  4. Ensure your name is posted on your Zoom or phone. If the name comes in as “Galaxy Phone xyz”, (for example), you will not be admitted. We need to see names.
  5. Doors will open at approx 8:50am
  6. In the event the link doesn’t work or there is an issue, I will post a new link on our website the morning of.
  7. I am aware that incoming Pre-K/Kindergarten students do not have a DOE email address. You can try using the phone number below to enter.

Principal Korrol is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Principal Korrol’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Jul 28, 2020 08:50 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/91843524816?pwd=dUxNZkswM09hZis2L1hrdDVKM2p5Zz09

1-646-558-8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 918 4352 4816
Passcode: 964343

 

 

TONIGHT….Thursday, July 16th 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Greetings 101 Families-

I just received this, if you can attend, please do so:

The NYC Department of Education invites you to a: RETURN TO SCHOOL FAMILY AND STUDENT INFORMATION SESSION with Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

Attend to learn more about the Department of Education plans for the 2020–21 school year. Thursday, July 16th 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Please register for this event at: schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020

English Conference Line: Dial 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) and enter Webinar ID: 882 1418 6470

Spanish Conference Line: Dial 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter PIN 735-255-0102

Mandarin Conference Line: Dial 888-475-4499 (Toll Free) and enter PIN 933-059-6663

Full Flyer: Family and Student Information RTS_Session_CRC

Very IMPORTANT Survey regarding September

Greetings PS 101 families-

As NYC prepares for what school looks like in the fall, on the assumption schools are open part time, meaning your child will be in school possibly 2 days a week, we need to know if:
1) You will choose to send your child to school and receive a combination of In-Person and Remote Learning at home
or
2) If you’d prefer to keep them home for 100% Remote Learning.
***Please note, if you decide to keep them home for 100% remote instruction, there will be other opportunities during the school year to change your preference and send them in part time.***

Please let us know immediately which of these two options you will choose by completing the Learning Preference Survey or call 718-935-2200 by August 7 so we can plan accordingly.

Direct link to survey:
https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference

Thank you,

GK

Supply Lists for September 2020

Greetings PS 101 Families,

Below are the Supply Lists for September. As we do not know if we will be attending school in-person, remotely, or a combination of both in-person and remote, we are giving you supply lists for each grade which include both in-person and remote supplies.

Pre-Kindergarten:

Pre-K remote learning supply list
Pre-Kindergarten Supply List

Kindergarten:

Kindergarten supply list 2020 
Kindergarten remote learning supply list

1st Grade:

1st Grade Remote Supply List 2020-2021
1st Grade Supply List 2020-2021

2nd Grade (one supply list for both remote and in-person):

Grade 2 Supply List 2020

3rd Grade:

Grade 3 -Remote Learning Home Supplies 2020-2021
Grade 3 School Supply List 2020-2021

4th Grade:

GRADE 4 Classroom Supply List
GRADE 4 Remote Learning Supply List

5th Grade:

Grade 5 Classroom Supply List
Grade 5 Remote Learning Supply List

Cluster/Specialties
*Please be advised not all classes have each cluster/specialty. I would advise waiting on purchasing these supplies until you know which classes your child is taking

Drama Supply List 2020
Leader In Me
Music Supply List
STEM Supply Lists

Letter from the Chancellor (July 8, 2020)

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please read this letter from the Chancellor: Update for Families-Reopening_July 8 2020 .

Please visit the Return to School 2020 webpage –  schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 – for more detailed information and ongoing updates. Translations of the attached document will be available for download on the Infohub later today.

GK

September Update #1 (for PS 101 Students)

Greetings 101 Families

Fall planning has fully begun, and this summer we are planning for what “re-opening” MAY look like in September. The NYCDOE has presented models for alternating days of instruction in-person at PS 101, combined with remote learning at home for September. While we are looking and analyzing the various models to see which works best for 101 families, something you can start thinking about is, assuming we go back in September, all students will engage in a partial week of in-person at PS 101 instruction, with the other part being remote learning at home. This is being done city-wide to ensure health guidelines and social distance requirements are followed, where approximately 8-10 students can be in one class at a time (normally we have about 30 students in a class).

The important need for you as a parent to start planning for is, who will watch your child on days when they are home and receiving remote instruction? Based on current models, children will be home for anywhere from 2-4 days per week, and they will be in PS 101, 1 or 2 days each week, with the possibility of a third day on a rotating basis.

Examples of what this MAY look like:

Child goes to school 2 days a week: Tuesday/Thursday OR  Wednesday/Friday OR Tuesday/Wednesday OR Thursday/Friday etc, then home the rest of the week learning remotely. Monday will either be rotating (meaning one week your child comes on Monday, then the next s/he doesn’t, then the third week they do, etc) OR may be for small group at-risk instruction

The other option depending on our group sizes (remember we have to keep to approximately 8-10 kids), is your child comes to school one day a week (Wednesday OR Thursday OR Friday and rotates weekly on Monday and Tuesday)
*The days your child attends will be determined by the school, not parent choice. Please be mindful we have to plan for 975 students and cannot take requests.

Many parents have already asked, What if I want to keep my child home all week and have them learn remotely? YES, this is an option, and you will have to fill out a form to let us know you want your child learning remotely full time. This form, from the NYCDOE, will be available mid-late July.

What if I start with my child at home and then want my child to go to school for the 1-2 days? There will be windows of time where you may be able to make this change, but it will not be a decision where you decide one night you want to start sending your child in the next day. As this will effect Social Distancing guidelines, there will be windows of time you can make this changes (we are awaiting further information on this).

While nothing above is definite, I felt it best to keep you informed as I learn more information so you too can make proper plans for the fall, the main point of your focus now being child care.

Our amazing PTA is setting up a meeting for the end of July (tentatively the morning of July 28) in which I will meet with you to bring you any updates and answer your questions. 

My goal as Principal of PS 101, has an always will be to make your child’s school experience extraordinary. Following the guidelines of the NYC Department of Education, New York State and CDC (center for disease control) guidelines, I will continue to keep you updated with information.

In order to hep me begin planning, please take the unofficial poll below (one time). This poll is not official and only helps me gain an idea of who may want to keep their child home.

Respectfully,

G.Korrol
Principal

 

2020 Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival

A Message from NYC DOE Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

“New York City is the arts capital of the world, and our borough arts festivals showcase the immense creativity and talent of students from across the City. These festivals bring school communities together to admire the incredible artwork and performances of students from each borough and I join their proud parents in celebrating their achievements.”

You can see the incredible work, as well as the work from our PS 101 winners here