PS 101 Closed Until January 4, 2021


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

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 or call 311.



Reminder for tomorrow November 3: Remote Only School

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please be advised that tomorrow Tuesday November 3rd Election Day, school is in session and REMOTE ONLY. There is no in-person instruction.

Please join your official class on Tuesday November 3rd (ex: 201, or K4 or 504)

As a reminder, you can visit this link for the updated School calendar as well as other important information.