PS 101 Closed Until January 4, 2021

12/15/2020

FROM the NYCDOE and Dept of Health:

Dear P.S. 101 – BROOKLYN at 8696 24 Avenue Families:

I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 12/28/2020.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

What Happens Now?

● The school building will remain closed through 12/28/2020. As this is during Winter Break, in-person learning will resume on Monday January 4, 2021.

From today, December 15, 2020 through Wednesday December 23, 2020,
all instruction will take place remotely.

Please ensure your student logs onto Google Classroom daily and follows their schedule.
As a reminder, when students are on Zoom, their cameras must be turned on or they may be removed from the classroom.

Winter Break (No School Remotely or in-person) from December 24, 2020 -January 3, 2021

● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

● Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified, and will continue their 14-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 14 days.

How Do We Stay Healthy?

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

3. Wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

4. 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,

G.Korrol
Principal

Remote Learning Tips

Please watch the presentations below from teacher Mrs. Rivera on Remote Learning tips to help you help your child.

Remote Learning Tips for Parents Recording: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eucAXr6gGQ-P5xrwngx2T89q-hoh2Mlj/view?usp=sharing

Presentation: 
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qtjRM7ehdv4KoUOJMXzMXT7CxUb_Lg816lIrRdQl3m8/presen

Parent Tech Support Form:
 https://forms.gle/86sV8k576eeyFbJ98

GK

Parent Workshop: Tips for Helping Your Child with Remote Learning

Time: November 24, 2020 at 10 AM
Presented by Mrs. Rivera and Mrs. Margaret

Google Classroom causing problems? Zoom blues?

This workshop will cover common questions about Google Classroom:

  • How do I help my child submit work on Google Classroom? Are there alternatives?
  • What is Teach Hub and Clever? iReady? RAZ Kids?  Imagine Learning?
  • How do you know what’s due? How do I see the grades my child received on his/her assignments?

Time: November 24, 2020 at 10 AM

You must register to access the Zoom link.

Register here: https://forms.gle/ZiPDMvGj5qTuB4bV6

See you there!

GK

An Answer to an Important Question

Dear PS 101 Families-

While we still have many questions, I do have an answer to a question everyone has been asking…

Will teachers be teaching LIVE when they are Remotely teaching this school year?

The answer is YES. We were told by the Dept. of Education that teachers will be teaching live everyday during remote teaching.

Additionally, there will be a daily schedule posted for parents to know which subject is being taught at what time of the day so you can ensure your child follows a schedule similar to when they are physically in the school building.

We are still awaiting details as to how much of the day will be live teaching versus students doing work. In a regular school day, a teacher teaches a lesson in front of the class and then gives students time to work on the follow-up assignment independently or in groups. After, a period of time, students return to the front of the room and review the work with the teacher, prior to continuing onto the next subject. I anticipate (but cannot confirm) that instruction will be similar remotely.

Hope this helps give you some certainty around the instruction you can expect this year.

G.Korrol
Principal

Letter to Parents of Students with Disabilities

Greetings 101 Parents:

The DOE has issued a new letter to families outlining key updates and resources around special education. Please disseminate the letter to families of students with disabilities in your school community. The letter shares more information about the Special Education Remote Learning Plan and how related services should be delivered during remote learning. As previously messaged, it is crucial that your school communicates with families, so that they have opportunities for meaningful input and understand how their child’s special education programs and services will be provided during this period of remote learning.

GK

Digital Classroom Daily-What you Need to Know

Greetings 101 Families,

We know this is a new challenge for many parents to balance being a care-taker, doing their own work and helping their children with school work. We appreciate you and thank you for your help during this time of transition to Digital Remote Learning.

Please be advised of the following:

  • Attendance– students must actively do work during the day PLUS fill out the attendance sheet to be logged as present for the day.
  • Teachers have classroom hours posted on their Google Classroom page. They are unavailable during certain hours of the day such as their Lunch and Preparation Period (AKA Prep period- planning time), as well as after school.
  • School work is posted throughout the day and your child should be doing the work and submitting it through Google Classroom daily.
  • Some teachers may use Zoom video conferencing to speak to your kids live on video or solely through audio. If you don’t want your child on video, make sure the video is off on your computer (quickest way to do this is put a post-it over the camera lens).
  • PS101 is still serving Grab-and-Go Breakfast and Lunch daily from 7:30am-1:30pm.
  • Cluster teachers will respond to student work on the day they are scheduled to see them. For example, if your child has Music Monday, then Ms. Bove will respond on Monday. Make sure your child signs the attendance form on the cluster page.
  • Please ensure to keep a list of websites and passwords for your children.

GK

Principal