NYSESLAT Family Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

The NYSESLAT is given to all students who are identified as ELL/MLL by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). The purpose of the NYSESLAT is to annually assess the English language proficiency level of ELLs/MLLs enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test gives the state, schools, parents, and teachers valuable information about the English language development of ELLs/MLLs. 

The NYSESLAT includes multiple choice, short written response questions, long written response questions, and oral response questions in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Your child must take all parts of the test in order to receive a valid score. The questions on the NYSESLAT reflect the kinds of activities and tasks that your child would experience in the classroom.

Your child will be tested within the testing windows noted below:

April 11 – May 6Speaking session test window (one-on-one testing)* This window will be interrupted by Spring Break on April 15 – 24. *
May 9 – 20Session 1, 2, 3  test window for listening, reading and writing

There are absolutely no make-ups after May 20th.  It is paramount that your child(ren) attend school during this window or they will receive an invalid score.  If they receive an invalid score, his or her level will then default to the previous year’s results. If you have plans to take your child out of school at any time during the dates noted above, please contact Mrs. Rivera, at jleung@schools.nyc.gov or your child’s ESL/ENL teacher in writing or at (718) 372-0221.

📌 For more information about the NYSESLAT, please visit: 

http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/nysitell-and-nyseslat-parent-guides

The NYSESLAT parent guide is available in 22 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Russian, Albanian and Uzbek.  

📌 For samples of test questions, please visit: https://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-english-a-second-language-achievement-test-nyseslat-sample-items-annotations 

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AGENDA & ELECTIONS – Tuesday 4/5/2022 @ 6:00pm via Zoom

PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Tuesday, 4/5/2022 @ 6:00 pm via Zoom (Registration in advance required

AGENDA

  • Meeting Call to Order
  • PTA Elections
  • SLT Elections
  • Family Engagement Program Update
  • Review of Minutes / Motion to Approve
  • President’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report/Motion to Approve Treasurer’s Report
  • SLT Update
  • Budget/Audit Committee
  • Questions & Concerns Session
  • Motion to Adjourn

UPCOMING DATES:

Mar 29-30      NYS ELA State Exam

Apr 15-22      Spring Recess (school closed)

Apr 26-27      NYS Math State Exam

May 2            Eid al-Fitr (school closed)

May 3             May PTA Meeting

May 30          Memorial Day (school closed)

PTA Meeting – Elections

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Spring is here and it is time to elect candidates for the Executive Board of our Parents Association for the 2022-2023 School year.  The elections will be held over Zoom in a virtual conference.  

In order to serve as an Executive Board Officer, you must be a Parent/Legal Guardian (as defined in Chancellor’s Regulation A-660) of a child attending this school. 

The following positions are open for nomination: (see responsibilities below)

President or (Co-Presidents)

Treasurer

Recording Secretary

Vice President(s)

Corresponding Secretary

Financial Secretary

Virtual Support Liason

The elections will take place on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 6:00 pm.  Please register in advance at the link below for the meeting (registrations might not be validated after 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting):

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqd-isqT4pGdPGSgGEbM3_xwBrgkaxoylU

Upon entering the meeting, please change your screen name to your Child’s Class -First and Last Name Initials – Last 4 digits of OSIS to maintain anonymity. — for example John Smith with a daughter Audrey in class 201 and last 4 digit of OSIS of 1234, the code name should be changed to 201AS1234.

Sincerely,

The Nomination Committee

Update for Families on COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies from NYC DOE: March 4, 2022

Dear P.S. 101 Families:

Our “Stay Safe, Stay Open” plan has succeeded in allowing us to keep New York City public schools open and remain among the safest places for young people to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. As our schools did their part in reducing transmission rates, so have New Yorkers as a whole. We are pleased to announce that as a result, we will be implementing changes in our current COVID-19 health and safety policies in our schools in accordance with the latest guidance.

Mask Policy Updates

We are pleased to announce that, face coverings will be optional on school grounds for students in kindergarten through grade 12 beginning Monday, March 7.

To maintain the safety of our staff and students, we will continue to practice strict COVID-19 protocols, including increased ventilation, a daily health screening, and test kit distribution. Mask-wearing will become optional indoors, outside, and on school buses. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask may continue to do so, and your child may request a mask from their school if they need one.

The indoor mask mandate is still active for LYFE, EarlyLearn (Infants & Toddlers), 3-K, Pre-K, and 4410 classrooms. Children two years old and older, and all staff in these classrooms, must continue to wear a face covering indoors. Since children under the age of five are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine, face coverings remain our strongest defense against COVID-19 for our youngest learners.

In addition, any staff member or student in grades Kindergarten or higher returning on Day 6 following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or after having COVID-19 symptoms without testing is still required to wear a well-fitting mask at all times on school property through Day 10.

Masks are strongly recommended for any staff member or student who knows they have been exposed to COVID-19 within the previous 10 days. Mask wearing is still required in medical rooms and nurses’ offices, as well as in School Based Health Centers. Nurses will have masks on hand for anyone entering who may need one.

Social Distancing

There are no requirements for social distancing in public spaces, including classrooms, cafeterias and auditoriums.

Visitor Policy

Visitors are still required to show proof of vaccination and complete the daily health screening (healthscreening.schools.nyc(Open external link)) before entering a DOE building.

Vaccination 

As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all our students. Children ages 5 and older are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, you can make an appointment for vaccination at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov(Open external link) or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status. We thank you for your continued partnership.

Health and Safety Guide developed by the New York City Department of Education

Dear Families.

Please read the Health and Safety Guide developed by the New York City Department of Education.  It includes the latest precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students. Translations will also be available at schools.nyc.gov/homecoming

The NYCDOE will continue to update that family-facing website throughout the school year with information about health and safety protocols in our schools, important changes to academic policy, supports and services for students and families, and more. 

You can also visit the DOE web page regarding the start of the new school year:  School Year 2021- 2022

GK