COVID-19 In School Testing

Dear PS 101 Families-

Please see the attached letter regarding Covid testing in schools below. You are being asked to sign the consent form and send it in to school with your child as soon as possible.

From the letter below: “NYCDOE are writing to ask for your help with another important element of our health and safety work: testing our students and staff for COVID-19. Keeping school buildings open depends on helping us stay aware of and take immediate action to address COVID-19 concerns in our buildings. That’s why we have partnered with NYC Health + Hospitals, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the NYC Test & Trace Corps to arrange for testing of NYC DOE students and staff for COVID-19 infection.
Our testing partners will test a randomly selected group of staff and students in schools once per month. The number of children and staff to be tested each month will depend on the size of the school population. In addition to the random monthly testing, we are also working hard to offer in-school testing later this year for students who are showing symptoms of COVID-19, or are a confirmed close contact of someone in the school who has tested positive. The test is easy, quick, and safe. Instead of the “long swab” that goes in the back of the nose, this test is a short, small swab (like a Q-Tip) that goes just in the front of the nose. Later this school year, it is possible that tests will be administered by collecting a small amount of saliva (spit).”

Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing – September 29, 2020

Consent Form:  Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form – September 27 2020

Translated versions :schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies

GK

Coming tomorrow: iReady Day at PS 101 :-)

Good morning PS 101 Families,

In order to do our usual end of year iReady diagnostic, we are designating two days to focus on iReady diagnostics (think of it like a doctor “check-up”), which will help us measure student progress and growth over the year. it’s VERY IMPORTANT that you do not assist your child with the diagnostic as it will lead to a false result and create a problem for your child for all future iReady use as they will be getting work that may be too hard.
Additionally, it’s important for students to take breaks throughout the diagnostic. Students will have an entire school day to complete the diagnostic and should take the diagnostic in 20-minute increments.
A sample schedule is provided below.

Parents, please watch the videos below to assist you:
  • NEW Video Guidance for Families Administering the i-Ready Diagnostic from Home(English) Video
  • Family Diagnostic Check-list: A list of to-dos for being as supportive as possible with your student(s) English | Spanish
  • Website: Family Guidance for Supporting Students Using i-Ready Assessment at Home This Spring (English and Spanish)

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Students will start the day, as usual,  by logging into their Google Classroom, and read the daily message from their teacher.

The two designated testing days are:

  • Tuesday May 19, 2020: ELA iReady Exam
  • Tuesday May 26, 2020: Math iReady Exam
Sample Schedule for May 19:
9:00 – 9:30 i-Ready ELA Diagnostic
9:30-10:30 Brain Break Video
10:30-11:00 i-Ready ELA Diagnostic
11:00-11:30 Journal (participation grade )
11:30-12:00 Go Noodle
12:00 -1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:30 I-Ready ELA Diagnostic
1:30-2:00 Kids Bop Video
2:30-3:00 i-Ready Diagnostic
GK