Please be advised of another Confirmed Case in addition to the email from last night.

Please see the letter from the NYCDOE Situation Room below. The class associated has been quarantined and parents notified. I am awaiting next steps from the Dept of Health to if PS 101 will remain open or be temporarily closed which is based on if the positive cases have a connection.


Greetings PS 101 Families,

As you may know, your school building took part in the COVID-19 In-school Testing Program . This message is to notify you that at least one member of your school community received a positive test result.

The DOE’s COVID Response Situation Room was notified and a representative from the Test & Trace Corps will be in touch with you shortly to discuss next steps.  We will be asking for additional information that will be used to identify the appropriate actions which may include quarantining members of the school community, or even a building-wide closure. 

After the case is verified, families will be notified in the following order:

Classroom Closures

 •        During the hours of 7:00AM – 5:00PM, any verified COVID-19 case will be addressed in a daily email that indicates all COVID-19 related activity that occurred during the past 24 hours.

•         After 5:00PM and before 7:00AM, any verified COVID-19 case will be communicated to families with a New York City School Account (NYCSA) via text and email alert immediately following principal(s) notification.

Building Closures

•Any verified COVID-19 case will be communicated to families with a New York City School Account (NYCSA) via text and email alert immediately following principal(s) notification.

To learn more about the City and DOE’s efforts city-wide please visit the COVID-19 In-school Testing Program page on the DOE’s website by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact the Situation Room at 212-393-2780 or

Thank you.

Corona Virus update from the Dept of Ed (March 10)

Good day 101 Families:

Please see this link for the latest information form the Dept of Education regarding CoVid/Corona

Please see this link for a Corona Virus Fact Sheet

All three documents and translations are available on the InfoHub Coronavirus Letters page. You can also visit the family site where it is fully accessible and translated.

The key here is to recognize the symptoms and see a doctor immediately if you or someone you’ve been in contact with is showing symptoms which include fever, cough or shortness of breath. 


As of March 2020, the Health Department recommends the following precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home if you are sick. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing — do not use your hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
  • Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.
  • If you have family or friends who are elderly, have compromised immune systems or chronic respiratory or coronary issues, do not visit them if you feel sick. Stay home and keep your loved ones safe.
  • Consider telecommuting, biking or walking to work if possible.
  • Consider staggering working hours. For example, instead of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., change some work hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or disinfecting wipes.
  • Get your flu shot. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.

It is important you pay attention to the facts that are available.

Have a great day!



Student Absence and not feeling well

Greetings 101 Families-

I have received many questions regarding student absences and want to ensure you understand expectations.

Please know that if your child is not feeling well, you absolutely must keep your child home to limit any spreading of possible infections and are to see a doctor especially if your child has fever, shortness of breath or chills. While your child will be marked absent (absent simply means you are not in our building), the absence will not be held against them in any way towards promotion, middle school application, etc. The absence is “held harmless”.

That being said, if your child is absent or you are choosing to keep them home, I highly encourage you to continue their daily HW and iReady practice, both of which can be done at home.
iReady is a great option while your child is at home, both in ELA and Math, because it is also a great form of test preparation and directs instruction in all grades towards your child’s needs.