COVID Response

NYCDOE COVID-19 Parent Letters & Letters from the Chancellor

September 4, 2020 – Instructional Guidance Update for Families

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August 18, 2020 – REC Community Letter – Health Update 

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August 17, 2020 – Reopening Update for Families

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August 6, 2020 – Update for Families on Instruction

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August 3, 2020 – Update for Families on Health and Safety Protocols

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July 27, 2020 – Update for Families on School Reopening from Chancellor Carranza

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July 13, 2020 – Summer Resources

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July 8, 2020 – Return to School

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June 12, 2020 – Return to School Survey

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June 3, 2020 – Together for Justice

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May 29, 2020 – Update on MIS-C for RECs

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May 20, 2020 – Update for Families Summer School 2020

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May 18, 2020 – Update on MIS-C (formerly called PMIS)

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May 11, 2020 – PMIS Letter

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May 10, 2020 – PMIS Letter for REC Center Families

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May 6, 2020 – Update for families on Zoom

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April 28, 2020 – Chancellor Carranza and Chief Academic Office Linda Chen Announce the Grading Policy for Remote Learning

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April 13, 2020 – Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza Announce Remote Learning for Remainder of 2019-20 School Year for Early Childhood Programs

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April 11, 2020 – Update to Families

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April 7, 2020 – Extended Closure

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April 3, 2020 – Spring Break Announcement

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March 22, 2020 – Welcoming to Remote Learning

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March 16, 2020 – Update

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Welcome to our COVID Response Page

Below you’ll find all the critical information about how PS108K is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.


P.S.108K Community Letter Notice September 28, 2020

Dear PS 108K School Community Community:

The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.  

Today we are writing to inform you that another member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, this is the second confirmed case at the school. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community: 

• At this point, we have identified any close contacts in the school building of the individual who tested positive.

• The NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health 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, and will be safely separated, until they are no longer infectious. In order to protect the privacy of the individual who has tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.

• We will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and reducing stress.

While New Yorkers have done an outstanding job fighting the virus, leading to extremely low infection rates citywide, COVID-19 is still active in our city, state, and our country. There will be cases of COVID-19 this school year; we know this, and all of our protocols have been in

service of fighting this virus. Our job is to swiftly and effectively handle any cases that appear, and be transparent every step of the way. That is what we are doing today.

We know a lot more than we did in March about how to protect each other from the virus, and it’s critical that we continue to act to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our schools. All of us must remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: 

• 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, visit nyc.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.

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,
Constance Hahn


P.S.108K Community Letter Notice September 25, 2020

Dear PS 108K Community:

The health and safety of our students and staff, and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.  

Today we are writing to inform you that one member of our school communityhas tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, this is the only confirmed case at the school. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community: 

  • All students and teachers 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 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.
  • The NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health 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, and will be safely separated, until they are no longer infectious. In order to protect the privacy of the individual who has tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.
  • We will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and reducing stress.

While New Yorkers have done an outstanding job fighting the virus, leading to extremely low infection rates citywide, COVID-19 is still active in our city, state, and our country. There will be cases of COVID-19 this school year; we know this, and all of our protocols have been in service of fighting this virus. Our job is to swiftly and effectively handle any cases that appear, and be transparent every step of the way. That is what we are doing today.

We know a lot more than we did in March about how to protect each other from the virus, and it’s critical that we continue to act to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our schools. All of us must remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission: 

  • 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, visit nyc.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.

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,

Constance Hahn,

Principal

Responsibilities While in the Building

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy. 

Health Screening DOE Buildings – All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities. This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results. https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/

Keep Physical Distance – Stay at least 6 feet away from other people.

Mask – You can be contagious with out symptoms. Protect those around you by wearing a face mask.

Stay Home if Sick – Only leave for essential medical care and testing or other essential errands.

Keep hands Clean – Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Reopening phases per the September 17th announcement from Mayor de Blasio

Blended Learning Students Enrolled InIn-Person Learning Begins On:
Grades 3K and Pre-K (in any school type/grade configuration)Monday 9/21
District 75 (all grades)Monday 9/21
By School Type:
Students enrolled in
 Elementary Schools (K-5 and K-8) (includes students in grades 6-8
in K-8 Schools)
Tuesday 9/29
Students enrolled in:
 Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)
 High Schools (Grades 9-12)
 Secondary Schools (Grades 6-12)
 Transfer Schools, A
Thursday 10/1
Less Common School Types/Configurations
Students enrolled in K-2 and K-3 SchoolsTuesday 9/29
 Students enrolled in K-12 SchoolsTuesday 9/29
Watch Mayor de Blasio Press Conference on NYC Schools – September 17, 2020

Chort Schedule Fall 2020

  • Students participating in blended learning will participate remotely whenever not in-person Monday-Friday.
  • Students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning from home.  Teachers will deliver 3 live lessons per day. 
  • Student Hours: 8:30AM -2:00PM Students must be up and ready for school no later than 8:30 am, including those who are learning from home.

Technology: Getting a Device and Internet Access

We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days. 

If your student needs a laptop or tablet, fill out the Remote Learning Device Request to reserve your device. Borrowing a device is free! Students in grades 3K – 5 will receive tablets.

Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location. Take your device with you on in-school days. 

 

Learning Preference Survey

If you feel that full time remote learning will serve your child best please click on this link https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference to complete the Learning Preference Survey.