NEW COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

IMPORTANT: Several classes (including Class K3, 105, 202, 204, 306, 305, 402, 405, 406, 451, 504, and there may be others) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

Classes 103 & 231 both have another positive case however they already received home testing kits this week and should be using the second test in the kit this evening.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

What happens in the event NYC has a Snow Day?

Dear PS 101 parents,

We are now entering winter time and thus can have snow periodically.

This school year, if in-person schools are closed for snow, we will continue school remotely.
All students are expected to attend, and will be marked absent if they do not attend class for the day.

In the event NYC announces a snow day, your child must log into their Google Classroom by 8:30am where a schedule of work will be posted for the day, teachers will be teaching live throughout the day including both direct teaching and independent work. All work is expected to be completed.

GKorrol
Principal

COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

IIMPORTANT: Several classes (including Class 502, 504) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5 (January 8, 2022)

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 


___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

COVID positive cases AND Home-Test Kits

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.

IIMPORTANT: Several classes (including Class 101, 103, 231 and K2) are going home with an at-home COVID test kit today which means a member of the classroom tested positive for COVID. As a reminder, students may continue to come to school provided they (1) test negative (as per below), (2) do not experience symptoms and can (3) pass the NYC Health Screener daily.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also watch a video on how to use your test kit:

Parents should administer the first home test TODAY and then again on Day 5 (January 8, 2022)

If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Testing Positive from a Home Test 

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school. 


___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL

PTA Meeting January 2022

Dear PS 101 Parents,

You may listen to the recording (below) of today’s PTA meeting dated January 4, 2022, which discusses COVID updates, Quarantine procedures, Student vaccination percentages, Kindergarten 2022 admissions and Middle School.

To help us better meet your needs at meetings, please complete this short form after listening to the meeting.

PTA meeting January 2022

5th Graders: Middle School …

Dear 5th Grade Families,

The middle school application will open the week of January 10, 2022, and close the week of February 28.

Welcome letters are now in the mail (physical mail, NOT email) to families of all current fifth-grade public school students. This letter includes an overview of middle school admissions, including how to create an account and use MySchools.nyc, the DOE’s online school directory and application system.
Your child’s welcome letter includes their unique MySchools account creation code.

  • When you’re logged in to your account, you can use MySchools to explore schools and favorite programs of interest; when the application opens, you’ll also use MySchools to apply.
  • Need help setting up your account? Watch How to Create or Access a MySchools Account, a video tutorial that walks you through the process.

Admissions Updates:

  • The DOE will continue to pause screening (using students’ academic records in admissions) for students entering middle school in fall 2022. For middle school programs with more applicants than seats, offers will be made using admissions priorities and random selection.
  • This year, arts-based programs will resume holding auditions.
  • MySchools will reflect these updates within the coming week.

We will provide more details around admissions when the middle school application opens in January. You can learn more about middle school admissions and watch our video playlist on the DOE website, schools.nyc.gov/Middle.

GK

Kindergarten September 2022

As a reminder, children born in 2017 can apply to kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.

The application deadline is in 2 weeks on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. All families who apply by the deadline will receive a kindergarten offer in April.

All families should participate in kindergarten admissions, including children currently attending pre-K, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and students with accessibility needs.

MySchools.nyc includes an online directory tool that allows families to explore program choices, save programs of interest and submit their application, all on the same site.

Families can apply to Kindergarten in two ways, online at MySchools and over the phone by calling 718-935-2009.

Here is a flyer about virtual admissions events: Elementary School Admissions Events

Please be advised PS 101 does not do an open house or tours for Kindergarten applicants.
You can view our school website and Instagram site to learn more about us.

GK

Updated Quarantine Information

Dear PS 101 Families,

Please read the information below regarding Quarantine:

Individuals Exposed to COVID at School

  • Students and staff who may have been exposed to COVID at school will be given a home test kit to take home. The individual should administer the first home on the day it is received and use the second test on Day 5.
  • If an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test. 

Individuals Exposed to COVID Outside of School

  • Students who are not fully vaccinated and experience an exposure outside of the school must still quarantine at home for 10 days. For example, if someone who lives in the household tests positive for COVID and the child is unvaccinated, the child must quarantine regardless of testing negative or positive.
    If those individuals obtain a lab-confirmed COVID-19 test result on or after Day 5 from exposure, they can return to school from quarantine on Day 8.
  • Students who are exposed top someone at home and are FULLY Vaccinated may report to school (do not have to quarantine) as long as they can pass the NYC Health Screener.

COVID positive cases

Dear PS 101 Families,

As not to post the letter below repeatedly, please be advised we have numerous confirmed cases from today’s COVID reporting which include both students and staff.
**Please note, none of the reported cases from today were from students who came into PS101, but rather are calls from parents or staff who alerted us that they tested positive and remained at home.

In the event a student in your child’s class tests positive, you will know as your child will be sent home with a letter and an at-home COVID test kit.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions.
  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/.There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  3. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  

Sincerely,

GREGG KORROL