Revised School Closure policy for NYC

Dear PS101 Families, 

I am reaching out today to share details on the updated NYC school quarantine and closure protocols, which will be reflected in the COVID-19 School Health Policy, and will go into effect Monday, April 12. These updates, and all the protocols we have been following, were developed in close collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and are based on the best research available about how to keep our schools and communities safe. 

  1. There is no change to classroom closures. If there is at least one confirmed positive case in a class, regardless of the source of infection, impacted students will quarantine for 10 calendar days and transition to remote learning during this time. 
  2. If there are 2 or more positive cases in different classrooms within a school over a 7-day period, in addition to closing the impacted classrooms, COVID-19 surveillance testing will double from 20% to 40% of students and staff in the school on the next regularly scheduled weekly random testing day. 
    1. As a reminder, testing only applies to students in grades 1 through 12. 
  3. If there are 4 or more confirmed cases in different classrooms within a school over a 7-day period that can be traced to a known exposure within the school, the entire school will close for 10 calendar days and transition to remote learning. 
  4. Additionally, schools will no longer close for 24 hours while investigations take place

G.Korrol
Principal

((UPDATE)) PS 101 Closed through April 5th …

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please be advised I just received notice that PS 101 will be closed until March 27, 2021.
We have Spring Break (no school) from March 29-April 2,
which means In-Person learning will begin again on Monday April 5.

I understand how frustrating opening and closing is for our parents. I am so glad we have an instructional model at PS 101 where our students have the same teachers whether at home or in-person, which at least gives our students continuity of education. Many schools don’t have this design so we are fortunate our staff worked together to make this happen for our students.
——->>>>>>In Person Learning returns April 5, 2021<<<<<<<————-

Please be advised School Food will be available for pick-up and I will post information on our website as to whether pick-up is at PS 101 or Cavallaro IS 281 across the street

***ALL STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT REMOTELY THROUGH March 26th***

3/18/2021 3:03 PM

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

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 3/27/2021.

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 3/27/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely.

● 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 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 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).

Gregg Korrol

PS 101 Closed through March 7th…

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please be advised I just received word PS 101 will be closed until March 7, 2021.
——->>>>>>In Person Learning returns March 8, 2021<<<<<<<————-

***ALL STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT REMOTELY THROUGH March 7th***

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

2/26/2021 2:47 PM

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

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 3/7/2021.

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 3/7/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely.
——–>>>>>>Staff and students may return to school on 3/8/2021.

● 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 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 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,

Gregg Korrol

PS 101 Closed through Feb 3rd…

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please be advised I just received word PS 101 will be closed until February 3, 2021.
——->>>>>>In Person Learning returns February 4, 2021<<<<<<<————-

***ALL STUDENTS ARE TO REPORT REMOTELY THROUGH FEBRUARY 3RD***

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

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 2/3/2021.

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 2/3/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 2/4/2021.

● 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 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 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

Gregg Korrol

PS 101 Building Closed tomorrow January 26.

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please be advised we were informed we will be closed tomorrow January 26th.
All students will report to class REMOTELY on Google Classroom.
As I receive updates, I will update you about Wednesday and the rest of the week.
GK
_____________________________________________________________________

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 for the health and safety of our school community, the building must remain closed through 1/26/2021.

Below you will find information on next steps. The guidance below reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

● The school building will remain closed through 1/26/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely.

● 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 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.

● 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 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

How Do We Stay Healthy?

Please remember to follow the “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 stay in close contact about 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. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

GK

Principal Meeting with PS 101 Parents- TODAY@ 9am

Good morning PS 101 Families,

Principal Korrol will be holding a Zoom meeting with parents to give updates about school closure, as well as answer your questions.

Meeting Date/Time: November 20, 2020 at 9am.

The link to the Zoom Meeting and the password will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom around 5pm tonight.

Important notes:

  1. You must use your (or your child’s) DOE email address to enter the meeting
  2. Please have your cameras on so I can see you
  3. The Zoom meeting will allow up to 300 participants.
  4. Ensure your name is posted on your Zoom or phone. If the name comes in as “Galaxy Phone xyz”, (for example), you will not be admitted. We need to see names and faces.
  5. Doors will open at approx 8:50am

Principal Meeting with PS 101 Parents- Friday November 20 at 9am

Good morning PS 101 Families,

Principal Korrol will be holding a Zoom meeting with parents to give updates about school closure, as well as answer your questions.

Meeting Date/Time: November 20, 2020 at 9am.

The link to the Zoom Meeting and the password will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom around 5pm tonight.

Important notes:

  1. You must use your (or your child’s) DOE email address to enter the meeting
  2. Please have your cameras on so I can see you
  3. The Zoom meeting will allow up to 300 participants.
  4. Ensure your name is posted on your Zoom or phone. If the name comes in as “Galaxy Phone xyz”, (for example), you will not be admitted. We need to see names and faces.
  5. Doors will open at approx 8:50am