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  • Middle School Return from Chancellor Carranza (February 8, 2021)

    February 8, 2021

    Dear Middle School Families,

    I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I am writing to you today with an exciting update: we will be reopening our middle schools for in-person learning on Thursday, February 25.

    Since the beginning of the school year, I have heard from many of you who are eager to have your child return to a physical classroom. We are pleased that we can now re-open our buildings to students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, while offering the educational experience of learning with our dedicated educators in person.

    We have developed strong practices to help keep school communities healthy and safe, and to maximize in-person learning time for students learning in our buildings. Here is what you need to know about how your school will return to in-person learning:

    Weekly COVID-19 Testing and Mandatory Consent

     All schools will have 20% of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis.
     All students who have not already done so are required to provide consent for testing by their first
    scheduled in-person learning day in order to learn in person.
     Families are encouraged to submit consent through your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc prior
    to their child’s first day of in-person learning.

    If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s):

     Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears,
    click “Consent Forms.”
     Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.

    If you do not already have a NYCSA account:

     You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a
    full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above.
     If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right
    away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s
    information to provide consent.
     You can also print and submit the form attached to this letter.
    Students who do not submit consent will be immediately transitioned to fully remote learning.

    Learning Preference & In-Person Schedule

    Those of you who chose blended learning as your child’s learning preference, either prior to the beginning of the school year or during the November opt-in period, will soon be contacted by your child’s school with their new schedule.

    If you previously selected blended learning but wish to stay fully remote, you may do so by changing your preference as soon as possible at https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference.

    Attendance

    Please note that students in blended learning are required to attend in-person on a consistent basis. Your school will reach out if your child is not attending in-person regularly, and will transition your child to fully remote learning if irregular in-person attendance continues. This will allow schools to maximize in-person instructional days for students who are attending in-person.

    If You Travel

    Please remember that students and staff who have recently traveled outside of New York to a place on the State’s travel advisory list must quarantine for 10 days, or test out of the 10-day quarantine based on the State’s guidance, which can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

     DOE students continue to have access to priority testing at H+H sites across the city; a list of sites can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-andsafety/covid-19-testing.

    No matter where your child is learning, we are committed to ensuring they receive a strong, supportive education. We know how important school is for your student, whether blended or remote—and our dedication to them remains unwavering during this challenging time.

    Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education

     

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Parent Workshop for February 9, 2021 (February 1, 2021)

    Parent, Guardians, Grandparents, Friends, Parenting Teachers and Staff

    Queens North Student Services in collaboration with Child Mind Institute

    invites you to join us for the workshop:

    "How to Support Your Children in Times of Change"

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Learn about challenges children are experiencing and strategies to help them. The workshop will consist of overview with time for your questions at the end. Translation will be available in Spanish and Mandarin.

    PS/IS 102Q
  • 10-Day Building Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases (February 1, 2021)

    2/1/2021 2:30 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 2/10/2021.

    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 2/10/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 2/11/2021.

    ● 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
  • 24-Hour Building Closure for Monday, February 1, 2021 (January 29, 2021)

    1/29/2021 9:06 AM

    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 2/1/2021, 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 room(s) 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
  • Family Potential Case January 25, 2021

    1/25/2021 4:27 PM

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

    I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

    Next steps

    We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school building closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

    What if the case is confirmed?

    In partnership with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

    Ensuring that the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.

    Working with to trace close contacts in our school.

    Instructing close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive.

    Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

    It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Brain Power Parent Workshop (January 24, 2021)

    You’re Invited!

    Brain Power Wellness is excited to have you join our cohort of Brain Power schools where you will experience practical tools to support you and your family during these stressful times. Through gentle movement and breathing to identify and release our stress, along with exploring topics related to online learning, let's improve our community’s wellness together starting this new year!

    Zoom Meeting ID : 812 1704 6367                Password : 823778

    Mondays @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Jan 25th, Mar 8th, Apr 19th, May 17th, Jun 14th

    Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Feb 3rd, Feb 24th, Mar 24th, Apr 7th, May 5th, Jun 2nd

    PS/IS 102Q
  • 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
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  • Middle School Return from Chancellor Carranza (February 8, 2021)

    February 8, 2021

    Dear Middle School Families,

    I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I am writing to you today with an exciting update: we will be reopening our middle schools for in-person learning on Thursday, February 25.

    Since the beginning of the school year, I have heard from many of you who are eager to have your child return to a physical classroom. We are pleased that we can now re-open our buildings to students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, while offering the educational experience of learning with our dedicated educators in person.

    We have developed strong practices to help keep school communities healthy and safe, and to maximize in-person learning time for students learning in our buildings. Here is what you need to know about how your school will return to in-person learning:

    Weekly COVID-19 Testing and Mandatory Consent

     All schools will have 20% of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis.
     All students who have not already done so are required to provide consent for testing by their first
    scheduled in-person learning day in order to learn in person.
     Families are encouraged to submit consent through your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc prior
    to their child’s first day of in-person learning.

    If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s):

     Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears,
    click “Consent Forms.”
     Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.

    If you do not already have a NYCSA account:

     You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a
    full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above.
     If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right
    away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s
    information to provide consent.
     You can also print and submit the form attached to this letter.
    Students who do not submit consent will be immediately transitioned to fully remote learning.

    Learning Preference & In-Person Schedule

    Those of you who chose blended learning as your child’s learning preference, either prior to the beginning of the school year or during the November opt-in period, will soon be contacted by your child’s school with their new schedule.

    If you previously selected blended learning but wish to stay fully remote, you may do so by changing your preference as soon as possible at https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference.

    Attendance

    Please note that students in blended learning are required to attend in-person on a consistent basis. Your school will reach out if your child is not attending in-person regularly, and will transition your child to fully remote learning if irregular in-person attendance continues. This will allow schools to maximize in-person instructional days for students who are attending in-person.

    If You Travel

    Please remember that students and staff who have recently traveled outside of New York to a place on the State’s travel advisory list must quarantine for 10 days, or test out of the 10-day quarantine based on the State’s guidance, which can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

     DOE students continue to have access to priority testing at H+H sites across the city; a list of sites can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-andsafety/covid-19-testing.

    No matter where your child is learning, we are committed to ensuring they receive a strong, supportive education. We know how important school is for your student, whether blended or remote—and our dedication to them remains unwavering during this challenging time.

    Sincerely,

    Richard A. Carranza
    Chancellor
    New York City Department of Education

     

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Parent Workshop for February 9, 2021 (February 1, 2021)

    Parent, Guardians, Grandparents, Friends, Parenting Teachers and Staff

    Queens North Student Services in collaboration with Child Mind Institute

    invites you to join us for the workshop:

    "How to Support Your Children in Times of Change"

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Learn about challenges children are experiencing and strategies to help them. The workshop will consist of overview with time for your questions at the end. Translation will be available in Spanish and Mandarin.

    PS/IS 102Q
  • 10-Day Building Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases (February 1, 2021)

    2/1/2021 2:30 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 2/10/2021.

    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 2/10/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 2/11/2021.

    ● 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
  • 24-Hour Building Closure for Monday, February 1, 2021 (January 29, 2021)

    1/29/2021 9:06 AM

    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 2/1/2021, 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 room(s) 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
  • Family Potential Case January 25, 2021

    1/25/2021 4:27 PM

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

    I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

    Next steps

    We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school building closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

    What if the case is confirmed?

    In partnership with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

    Ensuring that the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.

    Working with to trace close contacts in our school.

    Instructing close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive.

    Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

    It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

    We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

    Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

    Sincerely,

    CATHERINE WEINSTEIN

    PS/IS 102Q
  • Brain Power Parent Workshop (January 24, 2021)

    You’re Invited!

    Brain Power Wellness is excited to have you join our cohort of Brain Power schools where you will experience practical tools to support you and your family during these stressful times. Through gentle movement and breathing to identify and release our stress, along with exploring topics related to online learning, let's improve our community’s wellness together starting this new year!

    Zoom Meeting ID : 812 1704 6367                Password : 823778

    Mondays @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Jan 25th, Mar 8th, Apr 19th, May 17th, Jun 14th

    Wednesdays @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Feb 3rd, Feb 24th, Mar 24th, Apr 7th, May 5th, Jun 2nd

    PS/IS 102Q
  • 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
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