Soft Lockdown Drill

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

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.

GKorrol
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.

Save for College Program

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READY, SET, GO!! COLLEGE and CAREER READINESS

Dear PS 101 Families: 

Time goes by very fast and thinking about your child’s future may start as early as primary school age. We recognize you want what is best for your child and their future. PS 101 wants the same hopes and dreams for your child. The NYCDOE has developed a new program for you to save for your child’s future. 

We will be hosting a parent/guardian ZOOM meeting in May to help you activate your account and walk you through this wonderful opportunity.

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to save for and invest in their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible for public school students. 

The NYC Scholarship Accounts for this year’s eligible kindergarteners will be ready to activate and view later this spring. At that time, parents and guardians will receive a Welcome Email and Welcome Kit from NYC Kids RISE with information on next steps. We look forward to working with new kindergarten families soon! Questions? Call the hotline at 833-543-7473.

One pager info sheet:

English: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-One-Pager_en.pdf

Chinese: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-One-Pager-V10_CH.pdf

Spanish: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SFC-One-Pager-V10_SP.pdf

We’re saving for college and career training, together. Kick off elementary school with funds for your child’s future through these steps:

Program Journey Map:

English: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-Program-Journey-Map_en.pdf

Chinese: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/SFC-Program-Journey-Map-V8_CH.pdf

Spanish: https://nyckidsrise.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SFC-Program-Journey-Map-V8_SP.pdf

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

HIV/AIDS Awareness Lessons

November 19, 2021

Dear P.S. 101 Parent or Guardian:

           HIV/AIDS is one of the most serious health problems Americans have ever faced. It has no cure, and education is the only way we can help our students protect themselves from the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

           Our school will begin to teach your child about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The New York State Education Department and the New York City Department of Education have mandated that HIV/AIDS education be provided for all students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 during the week of Monday, November 29, 2021, through Friday, December 3, 2021. This mandate states that HIV/AIDS instruction, which includes five consecutive lessons, must be age-appropriate and address the nature of the disease, the methods of transmission, and methods of prevention. Abstinence from alcohol and other drug use and sexual intercourse is emphasized as the most appropriate and effective method of prevention for students. Lessons focus on developing an understanding of communicable diseases, ways to live a healthy life, and how to identify community resources that can help enhance the quality of life.

           State Regulations require that all students attend lessons on the nature of the disease and methods of transmission. However, parents or legal guardians have the right to ask that their child not participate in the lessons dealing with methods of prevention. These lessons are labeled “Prevention.” Parents or legal guardians who do make such a request must file with the principal of their child’s school a written request that the child not receive such instruction, and assure that the pupil will receive such instruction at home.

           An HIV/AIDS advisory council composed of Panel on Educational Policy members, community representatives, parents, teachers, and supervisors has thoroughly reviewed and approved the curriculum and related materials to be used. The curriculum has also been reviewed and approved by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

           Encourage your child to speak with you about HIV/AIDS. You might wish to point out newspaper or magazine articles about HIV/AIDS issues that you can discuss together. Or you and your child might watch television programs about HIV/AIDS together. Doing so can help you reinforce your child’s awareness of how HIV is transmitted, and present opportunities for you and your child to discuss how abstaining from sexual intercourse and alcohol and other drug use is the most appropriate and effective way for children to protect their health and their futures.

           We welcome your involvement at school. For example, parents are needed on high school HIV/AIDS teams and to coordinate PTA presentations about HIV/AIDS. Speak to your child’s teacher, parent coordinator, or me about how you can support HIV/AIDS lessons.

           If you have any questions regarding this program or would like to review HIV/AIDS curriculum materials, please do not hesitate to call.  You can find the complete curriculum on our school website  www.PS101k.com.

            All students are mandated to participate in the course of lessons throughout the week (lessons 1-4).   Please note, if you do not want your child to participate in the HIV/AIDS fifth and final instruction lesson of the series; please contact your child’s teacher prior to day five.

           If you give permission for your child to take part in the HIV/AIDS Awareness/Prevention lesson #5, then you do not need to respond.  No response will automatically provide your child with consent to participate.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol                                                                                                                                                 

Principal