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    RE: DOE Message for our Families

    Good afternoon all,

    Please click this link to read a letter from the Chancellor.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: 24 Hour Closure @ K280 ONLY

    Please read the letter below from  the DOE Test and Trace Committee regarding our 24 hour closure at K280.

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    Subject: 24 Hour School Building Closure

    Dear PRE-K CENTER @ 500 19TH STREET - BROOKLYN - K280 at 500 19 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 3/1/2021, 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,

    Laura Scott

    Principal

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Notice to Families - 2.20.21

    Good afternoon PS 10 and K280 families,

    As we have found throughout the course of this year, the only constant is change. With that said, we would like to inform you that effective this Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Robert Grant will be joining the PS 10 school community supervising grades 2 and 3 while Dr. Gary Wong heads over to be the on-site supervisor at the Pre-K. 

    We decided to make the change now in order to utilize Mr. Grant’s expertise in grades 2-5 science supervision and Dr. Wong’s expertise in ATS conversions and technology. In science, we need to continue to strive to provide the most comprehensive educational experiences for our children no matter the circumstances with which we are faced.  And our recent switch to a 5 day program at K280 requires some adjustments in ATS made by Dr. Wong, which will facilitate the use of the Remind messaging system. He will also address modifications needed in technology utilized by PreK teachers to accommodate whole class participation with clusters. Switching the locations of these two administrators is far easier than trying to accommodate transitional coverages.

    Additionally, in our plan to make Kindergarten a five day hybrid program, Mr. Grant can collaborate with Ms. Braithwaite, the teachers and me using a similar lens utilized to create the five day model piloted at Pre-K 280.  Please note that Dr. Wong is familiar with the Pre-K site, as our administrators often provide additional coverage to K280 as needed, and he has served in that capacity numerous times over the last two years.

    In terms of clusters, while K280 will continue with their newly revised cluster schedules, PS 10 will experience some changes in theirs. First let us welcome Ms. Slivinski who will be providing live synchronous instruction weekly to our fifth grade classes, in coordination with the League of Young Inventors, beginning the week of February 22, 2021.  Thanks goes out to our amazing PTA for their efforts in making this happen and to Ms. Zanta for providing weekly science instruction for students throughout the first half of the school year.

    Music instruction will also change. Mr. Gentile, a teaching artist for the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music will begin seeing students in grades 1, 3, and 5 beginning the week of February 22, 2021 as well. Teachers will share the 5th grade science and music meeting times via email or by posting them in their google classrooms.

    I thank you in advance for your understanding as we implement these changes.

    Best,

    Laura

    Laura Scott

    Principal

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Cohort A and B Calendar Comparison

    Good afternoon families,

    We have received many inquiries regarding the calendar schedule for Cohort A and B.  Due to the unpredictable nature of covid closures, it has been our intention to have an equitable amount of in-school time for our hybrid students.  We have tried our best to make it as equitable as possible and have provided a break down of days that we intended each cohort to have, how many days each cohort lost due to a covid closure and how many actual days in person each cohort have had.  Additionally, we have included the planned dates for the rest of the school year to show you the balance of actual days in person they will have.  It is our hope that we do not experience any future closures but as you know, it is unpredictable. 

    You can find the details on our Schedule 2020 - 2021 Page

    We thank you for your continued support and understanding.

    Best,

    PS 10 Administration

     

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: PS 10 Reopening - Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Good afternoon P.S. 10 Community,

     We are happy to announce that P.S. 10 will be open for in=person learning again beginning tomorrow, Thursday, February 4th.  Please find the following letters attached which clear the building for re-opening and also contain reminders on how you can keep yourselves and those around you safe.

    Please do be reminded that the Health Screening document is your child and every adult's entry into the school building each day.  This will help to ensure that we are all following the same protocols in keeping our students and the staff healthy and in helping to prevent additional school closings in the future. 

    Travel and quarantine guidelines MUST be followed.  And as always, we urge you to err on the side of caution if you or your family members feel ill or are exposed to a close contact who has received a positive COVID diagnosis.  While we do have random testing weekly for grades 1-5 within the school building, if the above holds true, please do get tested before returning to the school building. 

    Specifically:

    Any student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 can return to school only after:

    • Isolating for 10 days AND
    • Being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND
    • Is experiencing overall improvement in symptoms

    Please note:

    • For people with symptoms, the infectious period generally begins two days before symptoms start and continues for ten days from when symptoms begin.
    • For people with no symptoms (asymptomatic), the infectious period is estimated to begin two days before COVID-19 testing to ten days after testing.
    • One may continue to receive a positive COVID-19 test result for up to three months even though they are no longer infectious.

    If a student or staff member showed symptoms but tested negative for COVID-19, they can return to school only after:

    • Being fever free 24 hours without the use of medication AND
    • Overall symptoms are improving

    If a student or staff member did not get tested for COVID-19 but showed symptoms, they can return to school only after:

    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
    • They have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND
    • Overall symptoms are improving

    If a student or staff member is considered a close contact of an individual who has tested positive, they can return to school only after:

    • Quarantining for 10-days since their last exposure to that case (even if you receive a subsequent negative COVID-19 test result) 

    We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding,

    The P.S. 10 Administration

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Web Accessibility Report

    Good morning families,

    We are pleased to share that our school website has received a high score of 5 on the DOE Web Accessibility Report.

    Best,

    PS 10 Admin

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Extended School Building Closure - January 28, 2021 - PS 10 ONLY

    Good afternoon families,

    The DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to keep our school closed for additional days effective tomorrow Thursday, January 28, 2021, while they continue to investigate situations.

    The school building is scheduled to re-open on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

    We apologize for this continued inconvenience.

    Please note that teachers will meet with students in Cohort A and B daily at a schedule to be determined by their teacher.

    Cluster periods will be available for students in coordination with classroom teacher's proposed schedule.

    Please see the official letter from the DOE Test and Trace Committee for additional information below.

    Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

    Dear P.S. 10 - BROOKLYN at 511 7 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,

    Laura Scott

    Principal

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: School Building Closure - January 27, 2021

    Good evening families,

    The DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to keep our school closed for another 24 hours effective Wednesday, January 27, 2021, while they continue to investigate situations.

    Decisions regarding our reopening will be made by the DOE Test and Trace Committee sometime tomorrow.  We will notify you once they have made a determination.

    Again, we apologize for this continued inconvenience as we are also eager to get our students back into the building for in-person learning.

    Please note that BOTH COHORTS will be meeting with their classroom teachers tomorrow.

    Below is the letter shared by the DOE Test and Trace Committee.

    Dear P.S. 10 - BROOKLYN at 511 7 AVENUE Families:

    Due to multiple unlinked confirmed cases of COVID-19 your school building will REMAIN CLOSED through 1/27/2021 FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION after the initial 24 hour closure has concluded. 

    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. 

    Sincerely,

    Laura Scott

    Principal

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: School Building Closure - January 25, 2021

    Good evening PS 10 families,

    A few unrelated positive cases were identified in our school.  As a result, the DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to close our school for 24 hours effective Monday, January 25, 2021, while they investigate the situation.

    Decisions regarding our reopening will be made by the DOE Test and Trace Committee sometime tomorrow evening.  We will notify you once they have made a determination.

    We apologize for this unforeseen inconvenience.

    Please note that Cohort A students will meet with their classroom teachers remotely.  Cohort B students should follow their regular hybrid/remote schedules.

    Please read the letter below for details.

    Subject: 24 Hour School Building Closure

    Dear P.S. 10 - BROOKLYN - K010 at 511 7 AVENUE 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 1/25/2021, 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,

    Laura Scott

    Principal

     

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Letter from Principal Scott - January 8, 2021

    Good afternoon families,

    Please read the letter below from Ms. Scott.

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    Dear families,

    This has been an unprecedented school year. We have faced so many challenges and now yet another one with the storm on our Nation’s Capitol. COVID-19 has redesigned the way our school community looks, feels, and functions. P.S.10 and K-280 have evolved with the ever changing protocols and demands of the DOE in order to continue to serve our school communities during this pandemic year. We are committed to providing excellence in education for all of our remote and hybrid learners as we continue to navigate this crazy year together. 

    At school and in life we aim to teach our children about integrity, equity of voice, and respect and dignity for all.  We want to encourage our youngest children to feel safe and to ask questions. Although much of what happened on Wednesday at our nation's capital might not be something that many of you will address with your children, especially the very young ones, it’s hard not to ask the question, “how could this happen?” This is a defining moment for our nation and a critical time to ask important questions.  We must talk to our children about peaceful ways to share their ideas and opinions about the world that they live in.

    Current events are always teachable moments.  As educators our goal is for all of our students to become successful learners, have successful careers, and to be successful citizens of this world. In our classrooms this week we will continue to infuse the values of diversity, equity, acceptance, inclusion, and to reinforce that the consideration of a variety of perspectives and ideas can lead to rich conversations and not violence.

    Our school community is especially thinking about our families of color during this confusing time as we see the blatant differences between the handling of the violent mob that stormed our U.S. Capitol and the responses from police and our government towards the protesters last year.  Our teachers are talking to their students about the pandemic and the events at the Capitol in age appropriate ways. We will continue to make sure that all children at P.S.10 and K-280 know that they hold a place of value and respect not just in our school system, but in our world.  Our classrooms, both virtual and in school hybrid, will remain places of hope and joy for our students. 

    Fondly,

    Laura 

    Laura Scott

    Principal

    Resources For Families: 

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: School Community Update

    Good afternoon families,

    It is unfortunate that our school building closure has been extended.  This determination was made by the the DOE Test and Trace Committee and we have to abide by that directive.

    It is our understanding that the RTS emailed information to families sharing that there were 0 cases.  

    We acknowledge that the information is confusing.  We presume that the directive to close the school was connected to on going investigations of prior cases.   We were closed to ensure the safety and well-being  of the school community.

    Thank you,

    PS 10 Admin 

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Extended School Building Closure @ PS 10 ONLY - January 7, 2021

    Good evening families,

    The DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to keep our school closed for additional days effective tomorrow Thursday, January 7, 2021, while they continue to investigate situations.

    The school building is scheduled to re-open on Friday, January 15, 2021.

    We apologize for this continued inconvenience.

    Please note that Cohort A students will meet with their classroom teachers remotely tomorrow and Cohort B students will meet with their classroom teachers on Friday.  

    Monday, January 11 through Thursday, January 14, Cohorts A and B students will meet with their hybrid classroom teachers daily at a schedule to be determined by their teacher.

    Cluster periods will be available for students in coordination with classroom teacher's proposed schedule.

    Please see the attached letter from the DOE Test and Trace Committee for additional information.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: School Building Closure - January 6, 2021

    Good evening families,

    The DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to keep our school closed for another 24 hours effective Wednesday, January 6, 2021, while they continue to investigate situations.

    Decisions regarding our reopening will be made by the DOE Test and Trace Committee sometime tomorrow evening.  We will notify you once they have made a determination.

    We apologize for this continued inconvenience.

    Please note that Cohort B students will meet with their classroom teachers remotely.  Cohort A students should follow their regular hybrid/remote schedule.

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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    RE: Zoom Protocols and Expectations

    Good afternoon families,

    Please read the information attached below regarding Zoom protocol and expectations.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child's teacher and/or grade supervisor.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: NYC DOE Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

    Good morning families,

    The DOE has an on-going survey regarding this current school year.

    Please use the link below to complete the survey.  In the search bar, you can type in Magnet and PS 10 will be the first school to pop up.  Additionally, if you need to change the language, you may do so at the top left hand corner of the screen.

    DOE Fall 2020 School Experience Survey

    Thank you!

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: School Building Closure - January 26, 2021

    Good evening families,

    The DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to keep our school closed for another 24 hours effective Tuesday, January 26, 2021, while they continue to investigate situations.

    Decisions regarding our reopening will be made by the DOE Test and Trace Committee sometime tomorrow.  We will notify you once they have made a determination.

    We apologize for this continued inconvenience.

    Please note that Cohort A students will meet with their classroom teachers remotely.  Cohort B students should follow their regular hybrid/remote schedules.

    Below is the letter shared by the DOE Test and Trace Committee.

    Dear P.S. 10 - BROOKLYN at 511 7 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. 

    Sincerely,

    Laura Scott

    Principal

     

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: School Building Closure - January 5, 2021

    Good afternoon families,

    A few unrelated positive cases were identified in our school.  As a result, the DOE Test and Trace Committee decided to close our school for 24 hours effective Tuesday, while they investigate the situation.

    Decisions regarding our reopening will be made by the DOE Test and Trace Committee sometime tomorrow evening.  We will notify you once they have made a determination.

    We apologize for this unforeseen inconvenience.

    Please note that Cohort A students will meet with their classroom teachers remotely.  Cohort B students should follow their regular hybrid/remote schedule.

    Please read the letter below for details.

     

    Subject: 24 Hour School Building Closure

    Dear P.S. 10 - BROOKLYN - K010 at 511 7 AVENUE 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 1/5/2021, 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,

    Laura Scott

    Principal

     

     

     

     

     

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: School Community Update - 12/31/2020

    Good morning families, 

    Please read this letter provided by the DOE Covid Test and Trace Committee and the PS 10 Administration.

    Dear Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology at 511 7 AVENUE Community:

    Today we are writing to inform you that on 12/31/2020, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.

    Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

    How do we stay healthy?

    Please remember to follow these “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 with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; 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.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

     

    Sincerely,

    LAURA SCOTT

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: School Community Update - 12.21.2020

    Good afternoon families,

    Please read this letter below provided by the DOE Covid Test and Trace Committee and the PS 10 Administration.  

    Dear Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology at 511 7 AVENUE 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,

    LAURA SCOTT

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: DOE Information on Potential Inclement Weather Closures - 12/15/2020

    Good morning families, 

    Please view this message from the DOE regarding: (It is dated 12/15/2020)

    Information on Potential Inclement Weather Closures

     

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Letter from Chancellor - November 29, 2020: Re-opening School Buildings

    Please view an updated letter from the Chancellor.

    It is the second notice on the page, you may need to scroll down.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: School Update - December 9, 2020

    Greetings  Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology at 511 7 AVENUE   Community,

    This message is from the DOE COVID-19 Response Situation Room. Please see below for a summary of COVID-19 activity in the school building. The summary includes information from all co-located schools in the building. All the information reported below has been verified by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

    As you may know, starting Monday, December 7, 3K – Grade 5 students in blended learning will return to in-person learning. On Thursday, December 10, District 75 students in all grade levels can return to in-person learning. This excludes schools located in State-designated Orange Zones (Open external link); here is the list of schools in the Orange Zone. Students in grades 6 through 12 (outside of District 75 schools) will continue to learn remotely. 

    On December 8, 2020, between 5:30 AM and 8:22 PM, we confirmed 1 new COVID-19 positive cases

     

    Total Number of Ongoing COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

    This represents all new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported between 5:30 AM today and 8:22 PM and all old cases that still have members of your building quarantining.

     1  

    No Intervention: A member of the school building has tested positive but the school community was not exposed.

    Example 1: A student in your school building tests positive, but is fully remote and never reported to the building.

    Example 2: A staff member in your school building tests positive, but was not in the building during their infectious period or has no close contacts in the school building.

    Infectious period is the time when an individual can spread the virus to others. It typically begins two days before symptom onset or day of COVID-19 test (if no symptoms).

    Close contact is someone who is at-risk for contracting the virus due to prolonged exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 during their infectious period.

      Yes  

    Classroom Closure: A member of the school building has tested positive and members of the school community have been quarantined.

    Example 1: A student in your school building tested positive, and was in the building during their infectious period, and has close contacts who are students and staff.

    Example 2: A non-instructional staff member in your school building tested positive, and was in the building during their infectious period, and has close contacts who are also only non-instructional staff.

    Please note: Any case in this category will show up daily until that quarantine period has ended.

    Infectious period is the time when an individual can spread the virus to others. It typically begins two days before symptom onset or day of COVID-19 test (if no symptoms).

    Close contact is someone who is at-risk for contracting the virus due to prolonged exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 during their infectious period.

     No  

    Building Closed: Two or more unlinked positive cases in a school building.

    When two or more cases without a clear link are reported, a school building will be closed for at least 24 hours in order for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene epidemiologists to perform an investigation. 

    Sometimes there are two or more cases in a building where it is not closed. In those cases, the Test + Trace Corp has been able to identify a link between the cases, either within the building or outside of the building.

      No  

     

    COVID-19 related activity in schools is monitored closely throughout the day and evening by a partnership of City agencies including the NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and the NYC Test + Trace Corps.

    As a reminder, if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a classroom, all students and teachers in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and will be notified of the need to quarantine for14 days since the last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and teachers will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period. 

    If there are two or more cases in your building within seven days, the building will close at the conclusion of the school day for an initial 24 hours, and you will be notified immediately through your New York City Schools Account. We cannot share additional details about any pending or confirmed cases to protect the privacy of the affected individuals. We do, however, take swift action in the event of any positive case:

    • Anyone with a recent positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school, and will be safely separated, until they are no longer infectious.
    • The NYC Test + Trace Corps and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will investigate and identify close contacts of the individual(s) who tested positive.
    • If your child is a close contact, you will be notified, and your child will need to stay home for 14 days since the last date of exposure to the person who tested positive.
    • The building will continue to be regularly cleaned and disinfected.

    It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19transmission:   

    • Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
    • Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
    • Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visitnyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”  
    • Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.  

    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. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school leadership with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

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

    Sincerely,

     DOE COVID-19 Situation Room

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: K280's Ability to Transition to a 5 Day Program

     K 280’s Ability to Transition To a 5 Day Program 

    Dear K280 parents, 

    Many of you have requested more information regarding K-280’s ability to transition from a cohort school to a 5 day/week establishment (two cohort schedule to a five day schedule.) Unfortunately we cannot invite all of our students to attend five days a week at this time, given social distancing and budgeting challenges.

    Our current School Organization consists of 22 classes; 15 Hybrid and 7 Remote D classes. 

    Hybrid classes are organized into cohorts, with an average of 6-9 students in each cohort. Recently added students via the learning preference survey will increase the lower number in this range. 

    Each teacher is assigned two cohorts with a maximum number of students not to exceed 18. Students are divided equally between two cohorts. 

    Children are socially distanced in carefully measured classrooms in adherence with DOE/CDC guidelines. Classroom sizes vary from 650-704 sq ft. 

    The social distance metric used to determine the safe number of occupants per classroom space is 50 sq ft per person as instructed by the DOE. 

    Therefore,  650 sq ft allows for a total of 13 occupants per classroom while 704 sq ft allows for a total of 14 occupants per classroom.  This translates to 11 students and 2 teachers for 650 sq ft and 12 students and 2 teachers in a 704 sq ft classroom respectfully. Please note that some classrooms have more than two adults assigned, so the student to adult ratios can vary as per student need, (i.e; special adult service accommodations) which increase the number of adults in the room thus decreasing the number of students for that class. 

    Most teachers now work with a total of 14-18 students in groups that have been carefully balanced (using many factors) to create equitable class cohort communities. 

    We recognize that students have developed relationships with both their teachers and their peers. If we move to a 5 day schedule, 2 or more students would have to be removed from their current classroom communities and reassigned to newly hired teachers and paraprofessionals. A significant challenge would be determining which students would have to be moved. Those students would then have to establish new relationships with newly formed classes and teaching teams. 

    Another challenge would be the undertaking of hiring and training new teachers and paraprofessionals at this late juncture in the school year, which our budget cannot accommodate. Funds have been specifically allocated and already distributed to meet our present needs and Central Offices within the DOE have already informed us that additional funding for new hires is not available. 

    While we mirror your disappointment in being unable to transition from a cohort model to a 5 day a week program, unfortunately it is not feasible, given the aforementioned challenges. 

    In partnership, please know that we welcome your ideas and suggestions in meeting the future needs and challenges of our K280 school community. 

    Thank you,

    Laura

    Laura Scott

    Principal

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
  • RE: Letter from Superintendent Anita Skop

    Please view the letter regarding school reopening and consent for random testing.  It is also available in both Spanish and Chinese.

    P.S. 10 Brooklyn & Pre-K 280
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