In accordance with our PS 101 Attendance Policy, we are proud to announce monthly schoolwide top winners which include homerooms with remote/in-person cohorts combined. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FEBRUARY TOP CLASSES and SCHOOLWIDE WINNERS!!
We encourage our students to follow thier schoolmates’ footsteps and we want to see you every day with your in-person attendance and remote learning engagement!
PS 101 ATTENDANCE POLICY As a reminder, your child must be present and interacting with Google Classroom. Attendance interaction is part of the current PS 101 Academic Policy may account for up to 30% of a child’s grade.
Attendance is taken by 9:30 AM. If your child is not on Google Classroom and interacting in the live sessions, they will be marked absent unless we are notified by the parent on that day that they are technology issues.
Attendance has also taken throughout the day and each live session with submission of work, which are both part of student grades in each subject.
Attendance/ Grading Policy | PS 101 The Virtual Verrazzano School Greetings PS 101 Families- As a reminder, your child must be present and interacting within Google Classroom. Attendance and interaction is part of the PS 101 Grading system and may account for up to 30% of a child’s grade. Attendance is taken by 9:30am. If your child is not on Google Classroom and interacting in… ps101k.com
Please be advised we will be holding our second Building Response Team drill during the month of December. The drill will be unannounced to better prepare our staff and students to follow procedures with emergency preparedness. The soft-lockdown drill will consist of students and staff understanding the command code for our General Response Protocol. Students are to follow teacher directions for a mock emergency in the building. Students will remain silent and quickly move out of sight and away from the door in the classroom. Teaching staff are trained to quickly retrieve any students in the hallway and lock their classroom door and wait for an ALL CLEAR announcement. Again, this is a drill and we want students and staff to become familiar with the drills so we are prepared in case of a real emergency situation.
Please review lockdown procedures with your child. Thank you for your cooperation in advance to ensure a safe learning environment for all.
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.
Re: Fall Festival > Character Dress-Up Day on Friday, October 30th
In keeping up with traditions, we are permitting students on Friday, October 30th- GROUP C to report to school wearing their favorite character costumes. Families are welcome to send their child to school wearing a safe costume. Character masks are not allowed to be worn, as we need every child to wear a face mask/covering as per health and safety COVID precautions/mandates. Additionally, NO simulated weapons, knives, axes, guns or props are to be brought to school, as we must comply with Chancellor’s Regulations.
Students working remotely in GROUPS A-B-D are invited to dress-up wearing their favorite character costume while engaged in this experience during at home learning. Friday, October 30th will be a regular instructional day for students in-school and at-home
Please follow the guidelines below with in-person learning for GROUP C students:
*No specialty parties/celebrations are being held in the classrooms.
*No candy/goody bags are to be sent in or distributed to the class.
In closing, our school staff of teachers will prepare and post a fall activity or fun learning task(s) (craft/word jumble/crossword/games) for students to engage in with extra-curricular work ONLY.
Thanks for your cooperation as we try to do our very best under the current COVID circumstances.
PS 101 is working with The Child Mind Institute to host the Student Success Program: Trauma Student Groups. If you have a child in grades 3-5 (ages 8+) that has experienced trauma and would benefit from this group, please reach out to our school counselor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The program is free and will be held remotely once per week after school hours for approximately 45 minutes. See more info below. It is a great option to offer to students who are struggling emotionally due to a traumatic event. They can accept up to 5 students.
Trauma Student Groups: A 12-session small group treatment for students ages 8-16 who demonstrate a range of coping difficulties following their exposure to one or more traumatic events. Through a combination of group skills training and individual sessions, students will learn healthy coping strategies to enhance their resilience and share about their experiences in a supportive environment.