A Message From
The PA Executive Board

Monday March 16th, 2020


Dear PS101Q Parents,

Yesterday, PS101Q announced that for the next three and a half weeks, we are moving to a remote learning model, with a projected reopening of school buildings the week of April 20, 2020. We know this may feel abrupt, and has the potential to cause disruption in your lives. At this time, we are all working through many transitions and will continue to do our best and update you along the way.

  • Grab-and-Go: Breakfast and Lunch will be available at the entrance of the school from 7:30 am-1:30 pm starting today and for the entire week. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at the school building.
  • School Access: At this time, parents and children are NOT allowed to enter the school or classrooms, with no exceptions. The school understands you may want to retrieve supplies or books but they are unable to allow access at this time. If this should change, they will let you know how we will proceed in an organized manner. In the interim, we urge you to respect this decision.
  • Home packets: Given the recent change, our teachers will be focused on training for remote learning this week. Therefore, effective immediately, teachers will not be sending individual packets out to students via email. In the interim, students may work on generic DOE packets. The materials on the Learn at Home pages are designed to provide supplementary learning resources to students. We encourage you to use this time to continue your student’s learning while they are at home. To help students engage in educational material, we have shared the resources below for students in all grades, from Early Learn through elementary and middle school, and for high school. These materials do not replace what your child has been learning at school, but during this unusual time, it is important that students continue to read, write, do social studies and science activities, and work on math problems.
  • Remote Learning: Remote learning will begin on Monday, March 23rd. Information will be forthcoming, including surveying families that may need the technology necessary for remote learning for students who need it. More guidance to families will be sent this week.
  • After School Program: The PA is working to address your questions/concerns. Please allow us time to work through discussions with our vendors. We promise to resolve and provide you with options and sincerely appreciate your patience. The ASP is run by the PA and thus by parent volunteers who are also impacted by all these changes. Please know that as parent volunteers, we are trying to do our very best.

We realize you may still have additional questions that we may have not addressed at this time. Should you have additional questions, please contact Mariela Rivera and allow her at least 48 hours to respond to your email.

All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in cities, states, and nations across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never had to face. We expect there will be more information to share and we will do our best to stay in touch with you.

PS101 Parents Association