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

 

 

Principal Korrol Video: September 2020 School Opening Possibilities

Greetings 101 Families-

As we are all curious about If and How school may open in September, please watch this video from me where I explain the possibilities the NYCDOE is considering.
*Please note this is the same information that was presented during the June 16th PTA mtg

After watching the video, please fill out these two surveys:

  1. For the NYC Dept of Education: Survey #1
  2. For Principal Korrol and the PS 101 Community to hear your feedback: Survey #2

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. 

Prevention

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!

GK

 

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.

GK

Corona Virus update from the NYCDOE

Greetings PS 101 Families,

Please see the following updates from the NYCDOE on the Corona Virus (AKA COVID-19):

Coronavirus Update for Families_March 3 2020

Please review the overview document on COVID-19 and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

GK

Here is the full text of the letter for translation purposes:

March 3, 2020
Dear Families,
Over the weekend, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. While we all hoped this moment would not come, it was something the City has meticulously prepared for. At this time, it is important to listen to facts and not respond to fear. Despite our first confirmed case, New Yorkers remain at low risk for contracting the virus.
The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority. As we monitor the situation, we are enhancing certain protocols and providing additional resources, including:
 Providing CDC-approved cleaning agents to every school
 Ensuring all bathrooms are continuously stocked with soap and paper towels, and encouraging students and staff to wash hands frequently
 Ensuring principals and school nurses have the resources and guidance needed to detect and report symptoms exhibited at school, and provide help for any affected individuals
Working in close partnership with the Health Department, we will continue to update our protocols as the situation evolves, and communicate about any possible impact to parents and our school communities. We will keep all of our latest information on our website at schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus.
There are no plans to close schools at this time. This is an extreme measure that can be disruptive to day-to-day life, and the decision to implement will only be taken at the direction of public health experts. As a reminder, it is critical that all New Yorkers continue to practice general viral infection prevention measures including:
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
• Wash your hands regularly
• Avoid touching your face
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Get your flu shot – it’s never too late
• Stay home if you’re feeling sick. Call your doctor and let them know your symptoms and travel history.
We are in direct and regular communication with principals to ensure they have the latest information and to answer any questions that may arise. Additionally, we remind all families that they can receive regular updates on this topic and many others by signing up for an NYC Schools Account. Please visit https://mystudent.nyc/ to create an account and to update your emergency contact information.
Please read the Frequently Asked Questions sheet attached to this letter for more information, or visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for important updates. The health and safety of our students continues to be our chief priority, and we will follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures accordingly.
Sincerely,
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

Soft Lock-down DRILL

As per NYCDOE, we are to perform 4 lock down drills per school year.

Today we held our second lock down drill where students are instructed to hide within their classrooms.

The drill was perfectly executed and students and staff followed protocols.

You can learn more about school safety and preparedness here

GK

Thursday October 31…Costumes in school

Please be advised we welcome students wearing costumes to school on October 31, however please be reminded masks and weapons (knives, guns, sticks) are not allowed.
If you have accessories that go with a costume, please keep them at home as students often lose them.

Thank you.