OUR SCHOOL'S COVID PLAN

GUIDANCE FOR IN SCHOOL AND REMOTE LEARNING

 

Please see the information below.

SAFETY INFORMATION

 

Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHILE IN THE BUILDING

 

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

  • Masks: Masks must be worn inside PS 100 at all times by all adults and students.  If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file.
  • Hand washing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  
  • Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their child unless arrangements have been made in advance with the office. Please move through the drop-off and pickup line as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you. 
  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.
  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TAKEN BY OUR SCHOOL

 

In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

  • Changes in class sizes: We've reduced the average class size.
  • Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible.
  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas. 

RESOURCES

Please see below for important resources.

 

FREE MEALS

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Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
No one will be turned away at any time • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time • Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites

HELP FOR FAMILIES

 We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.

We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days.  Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals at P.S. 100 from 7:30 am through 1:30pm Monday – Friday or through the Meal Hub program.

Our Guidance Counselor and School Psychologist are available for virtual meetings.  They can also connect your family with community resources to help you.

*Please contact Ms. McMillian, our School’s IEP specialist, or Ms. DiLorenzo, our School Psychologist if your child needs to be evaluated for an IEP or 504 plan.

*Please contact Ms. Jackubowski, our Guidance Counselor, if your family is experiencing a crisis, or needs additional support during this time.

There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utilities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time.  Use the quick links to the right to connect with more community resources.

UPDATES

 

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