Important Dates ahead *June and Summer 2020*

Greetings 101 Families,

Please take note of the following important dates for June and beyond:

  • June 10– 5th Grade awards ceremony (details emailed directly to students in Grade 5 receiving awards)
  • June 18– 5th Grade Moving-up/Graduation -details communicated through Google Classroom soon
  • June 22– Kindergarten Stepping-up ceremony -details communicated through Google Classroom soon
  • June 22– Pre-Kindergarten Orientation for students entering September 2020 -details emailed to parents directly
  • June 26– Last day of school for all students. 1/2 day- school ends at 11:30am

Summer Learning 101 –To assist parents with continued instruction, our outstanding staff will be posting work for students to do over the summer. The grade your child is moving into, will post work for your child. So, for example, a student finishing 3rd grade now will get 4th grade coursework over the summer. This work is optional, but highly recommended. The main focus for this work is to both ensure continued active learning and to begin preparing your child for next school year.

*It’s very important you know that while we will be posting work for students to do over the summer, teaching staff will NOT be available to assist or answer any questions over the summer. 

September 2020 –at this time we have no information regarding a start date of school, or what school will look like for September (remote online? in the building? a blend?).

As I find out, I will post updates for you.

GK

June Calendar- June 4, 9 and 26th

Dear PS 101 families-

Please read the letter below from the Chancellor:

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Dear Families,

Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility in response to this ever-evolving crisis. We are writing today to share some important updates and reminders about the end of year school calendar.

We have two days coming up in June that were originally scheduled as times when students would not be in attendance. However, with the ongoing pandemic, students will be expected to participate in remote learning on both of these days:

  •   Thursday, June 4 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for all students in observance of Brooklyn / Queens Day (also known as Anniversary Day).
  •   Tuesday, June 9 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for students in schools serving grades K-8, as well as District 75 schools and programs.

    On June 4, all students are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in professional development. Teachers are not expected to engage students on June 4; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.

    On June 9, students who attend a school serving grades K-8, or who attend any District 75 school, are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in reorganization work. Teachers in these schools are not expected to engage students on June 9; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding the school schedule for your student, please contact your school for additional information.

    As a reminder, June 26 is the last day of school and a half day for all students. We will issue additional guidance to families about the end of the 2019-20 school year in the coming weeks.

    Thank you again for your partnership as we continually navigate unfamiliar terrain. I often say that we have the best students, staff, and families in the world. You and your children continue to prove that, every day. Together, we will continue to weather this storm.

    Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education