Announcements

  • Building Closure Extended through January 24, 2021 (January 19, 2021)

    1/19/2021 2:29 PM

    Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

    Dear P.S./I.S. 102 - QUEENS at 55-24 VAN HORN STREET 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 1/24/2021.

    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 1/24/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 1/25/2021.

    ● 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,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

     

     

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Building Closure Extension for Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (January 18, 2021)

    1/18/2021 2:57 PM

    Dear P.S./I.S. 102 - QUEENS at 55-24 VAN HORN STREET 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 1/19/2021.

    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 1/19/2021, 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.

    Sincerely,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

    PS/IS 102Q
  • 24 Hour School Building Closure (January 14, 2021)

    1/14/2021 4:58 PM

    Subject: 24 Hour School Building Closure

    Dear P.S./I.S. 102 - QUEENS - Q102 at 55-24 VAN HORN STREET Families:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

    Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● Effective 1/15/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.

    ● All students and staff in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the building until they are no longer infectious.

    ● T2 and DOHMH will identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

    ● Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.

    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 reduce 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 these 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,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined (January 14, 2021)

    1/14/2021 4:21 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    Dear P.S. 102 Bayview at 55-24 VAN HORN STREET Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.

    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    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 reduce 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,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

     

    PS/IS 102Q
  • PS/IS 102Q Water Testing Results (January 13, 2021)

    January 13, 2021

    Dear Families and Staff:

    This is a follow-up to a February 19, 2020 water test results notification letter. I am pleased to share we have successfully completed remediation work at P.S./I.S. 102 - Queens (P.S. 102 Bayview at 55-24 Van Horn Street, Queens, NY 11373). On February 04, 2020, all operational sources of water at P.S./I.S. 102 - Queens, including for drinking or cooking, were tested for the presence of lead. The final laboratory results indicate that there are no elevated levels of lead in any of the fixtures.

    Details of prior elevated results are attached and complete test results are posted on the DOE website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/Q102. Click “Reports” and look for the “Facilities” heading.

    Out of an abundance of caution, the custodial staff will continue to flush the P.S./I.S. 102 -Queens water systems on Monday mornings and after holidays before school starts, in order to eliminate water that has been stagnant in pipes over the weekend. This is part of our robust protocol to ensure safe drinking water is available for students and staff.

    Please visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/water-safety to learn more about the protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school.

    Thank you for your patience and support and we wish you and your students a wonderful remainder of the school year.

    Sincerely yours,
    Kevin Moran

    Chief School Operations Officer
    Department of Education
    52 Chambers Street
    New York, NY 10007

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Get Your Child's COVID Test Results (January 12, 2021)

    We are weekly COVID-19 testing our in-person students. Right now that is students in grades 1-5. 

    If you haven’t heard anything after 48 to 72 hours, you can contact the NYC Public School COVID-19 Testing Result Hotlineat (646) 614-3028.

    When you call, please have the following information available:

    •Your student’s name and date of birth

    •The date and school where testing occurred

    •The name of the lab that performed the test (check the flyer your child was sent home with, or ask your school)

     

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined (January 10, 2021)

    1/10/2021 3:45 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    Dear P.S. 102 Bayview at 55-24 VAN HORN STREET Community:

    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    What Happens Now?

    All students and staff in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

     T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

    Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.

    If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    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 reduce 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,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

     

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined (December 27, 2020)

    12/27/2020 2:56 PM

    Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined

    Dear P.S. 102 Bayview at 55-24 VAN HORN STREET Community:

    As a result of determinations made by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2), a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.

    Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2).

    What Happens Now?

    ● All students and staff in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 14 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

    ● T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 14 days.

    ● Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    ● All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.

    ● If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    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 reduce 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,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

    PS/IS 102Q
  • #NYCOfficeHours Virtual Town Hall for Families

    The NYC DOE is offering another Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 6:30PM-7:30PM.

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Information on Potential Inclement Weather Closures (December 15, 2020)

    December 15, 2020

    Dear Families,

    I hope you are safe and well.

    As we head into winter, it’s likely we will have inclement weather that in an ordinary year would cause all schools to close for teaching and learning. This year, if a snowstorm or other weather demands that school buildings close, all schools will still conduct remote learning on that day. All students will be expected to log on and engage with their work from home as they do on other days when they learn remotely. Middle and high school students who are already learning remotely every day are expected to attend school remotely, regardless of the weather.

    The ability to teach and learn remotely across the system allows us to continue learning despite inclement weather closures. You will still be notified as usual when we are closing buildings due to weather, but these will not be days off from learning.

    Your school will stay in close communication with you regarding the upcoming snowstorm predicted to affect New York City beginning the evening of Wednesday, December 16. Please note that extra meals will be available on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 to take home.

    Please do not hesitate to contact your principal if you have any questions.

    Sincerely,
    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education

    The DOE Messages for Families page has this message in multiple languages

    PS/IS 102Q
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