Safety Issue: No Double Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians:

School safety is a shared responsibility of all members of our school community

Do not double-park your car. Double parking creates traffic and a dangerous situation for children and parents on the surrounding block(s).

Arrival and dismissal are crucial times of the day when all parents dropping off and picking up children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade need to be aware of and considerate of students walking to and from the building.

It is for the safety of our children that we need to follow these rules and never put your child or another child in unnecessary harm’s way. We greatly need and appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal and our School Safety Committee

Texas Tragedy

Good morning PS 101 Families,

We are all horrified by the events that took place yesterday in Texas at Robb Elementary School. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the entire community and especially those who were directly impacted by this senseless tragedy.

As a reminder, PS 101 and all NYC schools are trained on General Response Protocols and Emergency Preparedness for various situations including lockdown drills and evacuations drills approximately 10 times per school year. No one is permitted inside the building without showing identification to our Safety officer. Additionally, we have cameras throughout the school building.

While we will all always have a level of uncertainty and concern, it is a reminder that if you see something you need to say something, whether to the school or by calling the police especially when it comes to postings on Social Media.

Today, together we send out prayers to the Uvalde Community in Texas and hope our government officials will work together to come up with solutions to prevent these senseless tragedies.

G.Korrol
Principal

IMPORTANT: Fire Safety at Home

Dear PS 101 Families,

As you may know, yesterday NYC suffered one of the worst fires in recent NYC history in the Bronx. While our hearts and prayers go out to those families who lost loved ones and those effected by the fire, it would be foolish of us not to learn some valuable lessons to prevent future situations from occurring in our community.

Some of the basic things you can do at home and with your children are:

  1. Ensure your Smoke Alarms are working and operational. Push the button on it to test it and to ensure your child knows the sound it would make in case of a fire.
  2. Review exiting procedures with your child– how do they get out of the home or apartment?
  3. Discuss multiple exits. What if the main entrance is blocked by fire? How should they get out?
  4. Use the door knob to test if there is fire on the other side of the door. If a door knob is hot, there may be fire on the other side of that door. try another exit.
  5. Get as close to the floor as possible. Remind children that breathing smoke can be very dangerous and they are to get as close to the floor as possible when exiting (and if possible cover their mouth and nose with a wet rag/towel).
  6. In the event of a fire and they exit the building or home and you are not there, where are they supposed to go? Create a designated meeting place for your family.
  7. Always close the door when you leave so the first is contained and does not spread.

The FDNY has fire safety resources for families available at www.FDNYSmart.org, and remember to Close the Door when evacuating from a fire (also available in multiple languages).

G.Korrol
Principal

Safety Issue: No Double Parking

Dear Parents/Guardians:

School safety is a shared responsibility of all members of our school community. Arrival and dismissal are crucial times of the day when all parents dropping off and picking up children from Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade need to be aware of and considerate of students walking to and from the building.

Please abide by the law and park in a legal parking space, and then walk to and from the school to pick up your child. Do not double-park your car. Double parking creates traffic and a dangerous situation for children and parents on the surrounding block(s).

It is for the safety of our children that we need to follow these rules and never put your child or another child in unnecessary harm’s way. We greatly need and appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Gregg Korrol

Principal and our School Safety Committee

Student Discipline Code 2021-2022

Dear PS 101 Families,

The Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning, also known as the Discipline Code, is a guide that covers infractions and the range of possible disciplinary and other responses for grades K-5 and 6-12 in addition to the steps on how students/families can appeal decisions. This document also includes the Student’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. 

Please review the Discipline Code with your child. Please note the process is an escalation process where the first infraction of any kind warrants one of the lower end consequences that we have available and with repeat infractions becomes more punitive. We need your help in enforcing school rules and socially acceptable standards with language and actions.

The Discipline Code(Open external link) is publicly available for families in all NYCDOE – supported languages.

Discipline Code Behavioral Contracts for Students and Parents

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Dogs are not permitted around arrival or Dismissal areas

As per the safety of the students, staff and parents, we are asking that you keep dogs away from all dismissal areas. Remember, while we all love our dogs, you cannot always predict their behavior and additionally, some children are frightened of dogs, thus we must ensure safety and well-being of all of our students first.

Please be sure to have your dog on a leash at all times and away from all dismissal areas. We appreciate your cooperation regarding this matter in providing our students with safe dismissal procedures. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

GK