REMINDER: Math State Exam and May 5, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote)on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS Math exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    On Wednesday May 5, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Math (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Math exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to take the NYS Math exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, May 6th. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal

Math State Exam and May 5, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction (in-person/remote)on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS Math exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    On Wednesday May 5, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS Math (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS Math exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the Math Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 to take the NYS Math exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, May 6th. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal

Thursday Remote Only Students TIME CHANGE ELA State Exam…

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Today we tested our in-person students with the ELA exam. We have learned that students are taking a little more time than anticipated to complete the exam.

As a result of what we have learned, the NEW PiCK-UP time for REMOTE ONLY students will be 11:15am

Fully Remote Students will report to the  schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 to take the NYS ELA exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 11:15 AM in the schoolyard and must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.

All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

All in-person students in Grades Pre-K- 5 will have a normal day of instruction on Thursday April 22, 2021.

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal

ELA State Exam…

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS English Language Arts exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the ELA Exam:
    On Wednesday April 21, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS ELA (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS ELA exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the ELA Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the  schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 to take the NYS ELA exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 10:30 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, April 22nd. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal

Grades 3, 4, 5 Remote ONLY Instruction Wednesday April 21, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are aware the NYS Exams are optional this year. Due to the large amount of students who opted to take the exams, we need all our Grade 3, 4 and 5 teachers to test students. As a result, all Grade 3,4, and 5 In-person students will have Remote Only asynchronous instruction on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Pre-K through Grade 2 students will have a normal day of instruction on Wednesday April 21, 2021.

Please note the following important changes to your child’s school program to facilitate the administration of the NYS English Language Arts exam:

  1. In-Person Students who opted in to the the ELA Exam:
    On Wednesday April 21, 2021, all students who have completed the survey to opt-in to taking the NYS ELA (In-Person Students who are in Cohorts A, B, & E) will report to school at 8:30am to take the NYS ELA exam. Students will remain in school after they have completed the test.
  2. Fully Remote Students who opted in to the the ELA Exam:
    Fully Remote Students will report to the  schoolyard at 8: 00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 to take the NYS ELA exam.  Remote students will be dismissed at 10:30 AM in the schoolyard must be picked up by a parent/guardian or designee.
    All students must wear a mask and fill out a health screening before entering the schoolyard. Students are not permitted into the building without a valid screener.  https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
  3. Students who are in Cohorts, A,B, & E who have opted-out of the survey or have not taken the survey will remain at home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to receive asynchronous school work on Google Classroom.
    Students will return to their regular schedule on Thursday, April 22nd. 

Please note the following:

  • Remember to  bring (2) number 2 pencils on their testing day.
  • Remember to eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Follow social distance protocols.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

Sincerely,

G.Korrol, Principal

NYS Exams- Grades 3, 4 and 5 Parents Please Read Carefully

Dear Grade 3, 4, 5 PS101 Families,

As we head into the spring, I know many of you have questions about standardized testing. In a typical year, State exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely. Therefore, we are contacting you to determine if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams.

Parents must let us know if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all of our students. Please read on for more information about this year’s exams.

What State exams will be administered in the school building?

The Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams, and the Grades 4 Science exams, will only be administered in your child’s school building. All schools will adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
Visit schools.nyc.gov/RTShealthsafety to learn more.

How will you keep my student safe during in-person test administration?

Health and safety are our first priorities. We are asking for you to sign up so we can create testing schedules and room assignments that allow for social distancing protocols.

How do I sign up for the exams?

Your child’s teacher will be sending you a survey tomorrow April 8, 2021 that you must complete.
If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please fill out the Google Form by Tuesday, April 13, 2021. If you do not wish to have your child test you can fill out the survey stating you do not want to have your child take the exam.

If we do not hear back from you by Tuesday, April 13, 2021, your child will not participate in state testing.

If my child is already learning in the building, do I still need to sign up for the exams?

Yes. You must let us know if you would like your student to take State exams, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.

My child is fully-remote. Are they expected to come in to take the exams?

No. Students receiving fully remote instruction are not expected to come to school to take the State exams. However, if you would like your student to take the exam, they can be included—and you must complete the Google form stating you want you child to take the exam.

If my child does not take the exams, will they be penalized?

No. Any student who does not participate in the 2021 NYS ELA, Math, or Science exams will not be penalized. The State Exam is not being used for class placement or for Middle School admissions.

When are the exams?

The exams will be administered sometime within the following dates.
We will inform you in the coming weeks of the specific date your child is taking the test.
If you child is Remote-Only, you will have a specific date and time to bring in your child, then pick them up.

  • English Language Arts for grades 3 through 8:  April 19–29, 2021
  • Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14, 2021
  • Science for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11, 2021

Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr. We will share the scheduled testing date for your child prior to the start of testing window.

If I don’t sign up, what will my child do while their classmates are taking the exam?

Information will be given at a later date. If we don’t have staff to safely supervise non-test taking students, students may have to stay home and participate in remote instruction on testing days.

Are the exams different this year?

Yes. This year, the ELA and Mathematics exams will be multiple choice only. The Science exams for (grades 4 only) will consist only of questions that are multiple choice or require a short, written answer.  

How long is the test?
The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes.

I have more questions. How can I learn more?

The DOE has created a Parent Guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year. You can also always reach out to {insert contact information} with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

We appreciate your collaboration and flexibility as we continually work to ensure a strong, supportive education for your child and every student in our school community.

Sincerely,

Principal G. Korrol

Principal Korrol Video Update: State Exams and Opt-in

Exam Dates:

Grades 3, 4, & 5 ELA State Exam: April 19-29 (the test is one day and you will be notified when your child is taking it)

Grades 3, 4, & 5 Math State Exam: May 3-14 (the test is one day and you will be notified when your child is taking it)

Grades 4 Science State Exam: June7-9 (the test is one day and you will be notified when your child is taking it)

All Grades NYSESLAT (ESL STUDENTS ONLY): April- 19- June (the test is TWO days with four parts and you will be notified when your child is taking it)

Blended Students/In-Person will have the option of taking the exam in school (parents will be notified of the date)

Remote only Students have choice if they want to come in to PS 101 to take the exam (a form will be coming out after Spring Break for you to say if you want your child to take the test). If so, you will be assigned a specific window of time to bring your child in for the exam and they must be picked up right after. ALL Heath protocols MUST be followed (Health Screener and Mask)

****Everything Above may change if NYC cancels the exams***

Return to Blended Learning

The window is now open for students who wish to return to In-Person learning at PS 101.
You may fill out the Learning Preference Survey if you are fully remote and want your child to come into school.
If you are fully remote and want to remain fully remote, you do not need to fill out the form.

—->>>If you are sending your child in for in-person learning, you MUST send them everyday. If your child misses days that are not related to health, your child will be switched to remote only automatically.<<<—-