Welcome to PS 102

Announcements

  • D20 Superintendent David Pretto Listening Tour

    Please join District 20 Community Superintendent Dr. David Pretto for
    State of the District Listening Tour - Fall 2022


    ⧫ Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    Time: 6 PM
    Place: PS 503/506 - 330 59th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (enter on 60th St.)
    Interpretation available in: Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish


    ⧫ Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
    Time: 6 PM
    Place: PS/IS 180 – 5601 16th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204
    Interpretation available in: Mandarin, Spanish, Urdu

    ⧫ Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2022
    Time: 6 PM
    Place: PS 204 – 8101 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11228
    Interpretation available in: Mandarin, Spanish, Russian

    For more information contact
    William Chin, Family Leadership Coordinator WChin1@schools.nyc.gov or
    Sylwia Jasinski, Family Support Coordinator Sjasinski@schools.nyc.gov
    District 20 Twitter @20_doe

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Take Home Covid Rapid Test Kits

    Starting this week, each staff member and student will receive 4 covid-19 test kits per month to take home. These tests can be used by school families for testing due to symptoms,  exposures,  or high risk activity (such as travel and large gatherings).  See this page for more information on the kits including links to instructions and videos. 

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/home-rapid-test-kits

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Please read Ms. Sichenze's letter on Emergency Readiness Initiatives

    Dear Parents,

    I am writing to provide you with information about the Department of Education's Emergency Readiness Initiatives that are in place in all NYC Public Schools.

    Every school currently has procedures for emergencies. In 2000, New York State Education Law Section 2801 was enacted requiring schools to develop safety plans regarding emergency response. In July Of 2001, the law was amended to require that plans include information for evacuation and sheltering. In accordance with this, "schools need to conduct drills and other exercises to test components of the emergency response plan."

    School staff members are trained in various procedures that are outlined in the School Safety Plan and we currently conduct a variety of drills throughout the year to prepare our staff and students. Section 807 of the New York State Education Law requires all schools to conduct a minimum of 12 fire drills each year. Section 917 of the State Education Law states that schools are required to provide and maintain automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment, and drills are conducted during the year to assess the use of AED units in an emergency. In accordance with Section 3623 of the State Education Law, drills are also conducted at schools that focus on safety on a school bus.

    In addition to conducting these types of drills, our school has a Building Response Team that is trained to activate and respond to different incidents that may occur at our school. Under the new General Response Protocol (GRP), every school will be conducting specific drills designed to help prepare all school communities for three different types of response to emergencies that may occur: evacuation, shelter-in, and lockdown. Opportunities for parent engagement are available at our school to ensure that families are involved in our school-based emergency readiness program. Parent versions of the School Safety Plan are available upon request in the main office, and information explaining the GRP is included with this letter. Many other important resources for families are also available by visiting https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/safe-schools.

    Emergency readiness training in schools takes place in September and continues for staff and students throughout the school year. Student training is grade appropriate and designed to ensure that students understand the importance of these drills without causing unnecessary alarm. Please review the General Response Protocols that have been given to all students, and discuss these procedures with your child.

    All families are reminded to update the Emergency Contact Cards that are on file in our main office. This includes providing and updating information indicating phone numbers, and the names of adults to whom the school may release children in an emergency. Families are also encouraged to register with Notify NYC (https:l/a858-nvcnotifv.nyc.gov/notifynyc/) to receive information about emergency events, and call 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency.

    Sincerely,

    Cornelia Sichenze, Principal

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Welcome Letter from Schools Chancellor David Banks - 9/8/22

    A Message to Families on the First Day of School from Chancellor David C. Banks: September 8, 2022

    September 8, 2022

    Dear Families:

    Welcome to the 2022–2023 school year!

    As the father of four children, I still remember the excitement of September and my kids’ jitters
    over what the new school year would bring. Would they like their teachers? Would it be easy to
    make new friends? Would they do well in their classes? I reassured them that the adults in their
    school would cherish them as much as I did at home.

    Now, as I prepare to experience my first “first day of school” as Chancellor, I am grateful for
    you and for our educators, who are as excited as I am to welcome your children back. I also
    appreciate that in sending your children into our classrooms, you are placing great trust in us—
    trust that we will challenge your children intellectually so they can live out their wildest dreams.
    Trust that we will keep them safe and help them grow as human beings. Trust that they will
    graduate with a pathway to a rewarding career and enjoy long-term economic security. Trust that
    we will teach your children how to be a positive force for change in our world.

    I am committed to doing all of this—and more.

    My team and I have spent the summer reimagining the student experience so that it better serves
    your children. Literacy, which is the foundational building block of all learning, will be a major
    focus this school year. We are transforming how we teach reading by implementing a high
    quality, phonics-based literacy program in all elementary schools.

    We are extending learning beyond the four walls of the classroom, offering students regular visit
    to local museums, parks, and all the incredible resources our great city has to offer. At the same time,
    we are improving students’ digital learning experiences.

    This year, we are also offering more of the learning opportunities you have requested, enhancing
    the way we serve all children. This includes an increase in Community Schools, Gifted &
    Talented programs, bilingual education programs, and programs to improve long-term academic
    outcomes for students with disabilities. Wellness and its role in student success is another
    priority you’ll be hearing more about.

    I can’t write to families without recognizing you as the lifeblood of our school communities and
    our true partners in your child’s education. Be on the lookout for improved ways to access the
    information and support you need to help your children succeed. This will include expanded
    language access supports for families who speak languages other than English and more
    opportunities for us to work together.

    Thank you for choosing NYC Public Schools. I know that there have been challenges, and I hope
    you agree that our schools stand ready to put all children on the path to the bright, bold futures
    they deserve. I encourage you to visit schools.nyc.gov/bts2022 to find the most up-to-date
    information about the new school year.

    As always, I am honored to partner with you to better serve our children. I truly believe that the
    best is yet to come. So, let’s get the 2022–2023 school year started!

    Soaring high,
    David C. Banks
    New York City Schools Chancellor

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Principal Sichenze's Welcome Letter September 2022

    September 2022 

    Dear Parents/Guardians & Families, 

    I wish to enthusiastically welcome all of our P.S. 102 students and families as we begin an exciting 2022-2023 school year.  I hope you enjoyed a restful summer and I look forward to working with you this school year to enrich the academic and social lives of our students and develop opportunities to enhance the entire P. S. 102 school community.  

    It is the support from the student body, parents and staff that makes our school special.  P.S. 102 is a place where learning is challenging, enjoyable, and where parents can be assured that their child’s well-being is our top priority.  Our staff is committed to another year of excellence in meeting all of your child’s educational needs.

    Please be sure to attend our school’s Virtual Meet the Staff Night on Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. (more information to follow).  

    Back by popular demand, we have subscribed to School Messenger again this year.  Expect an automated phone message each Friday evening, which will inform you of the upcoming week’s events.  

    You can opt in for text messages on your cell phone by typing “Y” or “Yes” to short code 67587.   

    This system is programmed to call the primary phone number of parents/guardians for a variety of reasons that impact the safety and academic performance of our students.  School Messenger is used to enhance the procedures we have in place and to inform parents of upcoming school events such as statewide testing, afterschool opportunities and parent meetings.  School Messenger reinforces our school’s commitment to remain personally connected to our families. 

    Thank you for your continued support.  

    Very truly yours,
    Cornelia Sichenze
    Principal 

    “Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.” 

     Please list below your most current information and return the tear-off to your child’s teacher.  Thank you. 

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     Child’s Name: ___________________________________   Class: ____________________________ 

     Primary phone: ____________________________   Cell/Text option: __________________________ 

     Email: ___________________________________________ Language of preference: _____________ 

     Attention:  Attendance Office 

     

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  • DOE Update for Families on Health & Safety: Week of 8/29/22

    Update for Families on Health & Safety: Week of August 29, 2022

    We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Thursday, September 8! As you prepare for the first day of school, we want to ensure that you’ve received New York City’s most up-to-date guidance on health and safety.

    Reduce COVID-19 Risk

    • Get vaccinated! This is the best way to reduce COVID-19 risk.
    • Wear masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be available at your school. We recommend wearing well-fitting masks when indoors, and when exposed to someone with COVID-19 in or outside of school. All students and staff are required to wear a mask when:
      • Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center,
      • Returning to school (including traveling by school bus) between days 6 to 10 after a COVID positive test or, if earlier, after the onset of symptoms, and
      • Showing symptoms of COVID-19 at school.
    • Test for COVID-19. Starting on the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to students and staff who may be at risk of exposure and students or staff experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, each staff member and student will receive four tests per month to take home. In-school PCR testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.
    • Stay home if you are sick. If students and staff show any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses, they should stay home and get tested for COVID-19. This year, you will not need to complete a Daily Health Screening to enter school buildings.
    • Isolate if you are COVID-19 positive. Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least 5 days and can return to school on day 6 (masked through day 10) if they have no symptoms or if symptoms are improving. Be sure to report a positive case to your child’s school.

    This year, schools will continue to follow CDC guidelines, using air purifiers and updated HVAC systems. Building ventilation will be monitored daily, and surfaces cleaned regularly.

    Get Vaccinated Against Polio

    Poliovirus has been identified in wastewater samples in New York City, following a case of polio identified in Rockland County. Everyone who is unvaccinated against polio — especially children — should get vaccinated immediately. Parents can check the records for their children here: myvaccinerecord.cityofnewyork.us/myrecord(Open external link)(Open external link). Vaccination against polio is required to attend school in New York City.

    If your child needs to get vaccinated against polio, make an appointment with your pediatrician or regular health care provider. If your doctor does not have the polio vaccine or you do not have a doctor, call 311. Children should get four doses of poliovirus vaccine, starting at age 2 months. Anyone starting the vaccine after age 4 months should receive a total of three doses.

    Find out more about protecting yourself and your children against polio at nyc.gov/health/polio(Open external link)(Open external link).

    Learn About Monkeypox

    Monkeypox is a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, usually spread through direct skin-to-skin contact with the sores of someone who has monkeypox. It can also be spread through contact with clothing or bedding, or from respiratory droplets during face-to-face contact. In this current monkeypox outbreak, the virus has spread mainly among adults during close contact, such as during sex, kissing, cuddling, and massage. It can cause sores that may look like pimples or blisters, be firm to the touch, and have a dip in the center. Some people also have flu-like symptoms.

    • Do not assume someone has monkeypox if they have a rash or sores. Most rashes and sores are not caused by monkeypox virus. Sores are very common among children, and are usually due to bug bites, acne, allergies, or other causes that are not contagious and do not require staying home from school, child care, or afterschool activities.
    • Children who have a new or unexplained rash or sores should be seen by the school nurse or by their health care provider. You can find more information on monkeypox at nyc.gov/monkeypox(Open external link).

    Get Ready to Go Back to School on Thursday, September 8!

    As you and your child gear up for the first day of school, get off to a flying start with these suggestions. For more tips, read our Back to School Checklist at schools.nyc.gov/checklist.

     

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  • Temporary Locations for Family Welcome Centers Fall 2022

    Please open the attached flier for more details. 

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  • Ms. Sichenze's End of Year Letter

    Please read the attached letter from our Principal, Ms. Sichenze, which includes a map of entrances for our first day of school September 8, 2022.

    Our school hours will remain the same 8:20am - 2:40pm.  

    We look forward to seeing you in September!

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Covid-19 Notices

  • Please read the following school wide notice about one case of covid-19 reported in our school community today, October 3, 2022.

     

    10/3/2022  

     

    Dear P.S. 102 The Bayview at 211 72 STREET community, 

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE). 

    Note: DOHMH has issued new guidance due to the current transmission level of COVID. All people, regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times when indoors in a public setting. Please see the DOHMH advisory for more information. 

    What Happens Now?  

    • Students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms. 
    • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions. 
    • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.  
    • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home. 

     

    How do we stay healthy?  

    We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated. 

    Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated New Yorkers 5 years and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago. 

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:    

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing). 
    1. Wear a face covering if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
    1. 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 

     
    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Covid-19 Notices
  • Please read the following school wide notice about 2 cases of covid-19 reported in our school community today, September 20, 2022.

    9/30/2022

    Dear P.S. 102 The Bayview at 211 72 STREET community,

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    Note: DOHMH has issued new guidance due to the current transmission level of COVID. All people, regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times when indoors in a public setting. Please see the DOHMH advisory for more information.

    What Happens Now?

    · In 3K, Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.

    · The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.

    · Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    · As a reminder, regardless of age, students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine when they are exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.

    · If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    · If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.

    · Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

    How do we stay healthy?

    We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated New Yorkers 5 years and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

    2. Wear a face covering if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    3. 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

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

     

    Covid-19 Notices
  • Please read the following school wide notice about 2 positive cases of covid-19 reported in our school community today, September 29, 2022.

    9/29/2022 8:16 AM

     

    Dear P.S. 102 The Bayview at 211 72 STREET community,

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    Note: DOHMH has issued new guidance due to the current transmission level of COVID. All people, regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times when indoors in a public setting. Please see the DOHMH advisory for more information.

    What Happens Now?

    · In 3K, Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.

    · The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.

    · Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    · As a reminder, regardless of age, students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine when they are exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.

    · If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    · If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.

    · Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

    How do we stay healthy?

    We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated New Yorkers 5 years and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

    2. Wear a face covering if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    3. 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

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Covid-19 Notices
  • Please read the following school wide notice about one case of covid-19 reported in our school community today, September 28, 2022.

    9/28/2022

    Dear P.S. 102 The Bayview at 211 72 STREET community,

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    Note: DOHMH has issued new guidance due to the current transmission level of COVID. All people, regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times when indoors in a public setting. Please see the DOHMH advisory for more information.

    What Happens Now?

    · In 3K, Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.

    · The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.

    · Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

    · As a reminder, regardless of age, students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine when they are exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.

    · If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

    · If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.

    · Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

    How do we stay healthy?

    We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated New Yorkers 5 years and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

    2. Wear a face covering if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    3. 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

    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

    Covid-19 Notices
  • Please read the following school wide notice about one case of covid-19 reported in our school community today, September 23, 2022.

    9/23/2022

     

    Dear P.S. 102 The Bayview at 211 72 STREET community,

    I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

    Note: DOHMH has issued new guidance due to the current transmission level of COVID. All people, regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times when indoors in a public setting. Please see the DOHMH advisory for more information.

    What Happens Now?

    • In 3K, Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.
    • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.
    • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
    • As a reminder, regardless of age, students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine when they are exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.
    • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.
    • If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.
    • Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

    How do we stay healthy? 

    We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

    Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated New Yorkers 5 years and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

    Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:   

    1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
    2. Wear a face covering if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
    3. 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


    For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

     

     

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Calendar

  • School Closed: Yom Kippur

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  • DOH Vision Screening Grades K&1

     

    Students in grades K&1 will be screened by NYC DOH Office of School Health Vision Program Staff on 10/4, 10/6, 10/7 and 10/11.  Students who do not pass the vision screening will be sent home with a referral letter advising them to go to an eye doctor for further examination. 

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  • Title I Parent Meeting

    Our Annual Title I Parent Meeting takes place during our PTA meeting on Zoom.Topic: PS 102 PTA General Board MeetingTime: Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/99461544742?pwd=SGlUUnM4RXM3ejh2dno5UzJKSm5oZz09Meeting ID: 994 6154 4742Passcode: 681764One tap mobile+16465189805,,99461544742#,,,,*681764# US (New York)+19292056099,,99461544742#,,,,*681764# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)        +1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)        +1 651 372 8299 US (Minnesota)        +1 786 635 1003 US (Miami)        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)        +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)        +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 602 753 0140 US (Phoenix)        +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)Meeting ID: 994 6154 4742Passcode: 681764Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/abmZ4hz9ey

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • PTA General Zoom Meeting

    D20 20K102PA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: PS 102 PTA General Board MeetingTime: Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/99461544742?pwd=SGlUUnM4RXM3ejh2dno5UzJKSm5oZz09Meeting ID: 994 6154 4742Passcode: 681764One tap mobile+16465189805,,99461544742#,,,,*681764# US (New York)+19292056099,,99461544742#,,,,*681764# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)        +1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)        +1 651 372 8299 US (Minnesota)        +1 786 635 1003 US (Miami)        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)        +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)        +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 602 753 0140 US (Phoenix)        +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)Meeting ID: 994 6154 4742Passcode: 681764Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/abmZ4hz9ey

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • DOH Vision Screening Grades K&1

    Students in grades K&1 will be screened by NYC DOH Office of School Health Vision Program Staff on 10/4, 10/6, 10/7 and 10/11.  Students who do not pass the vision screening will be sent home with a referral letter advising them to go to an eye doctor for further examination. 

     

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • Garden Meeting

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • PTA Cinema Sunday

    Join other PS102  families at the Alpine Cinema (6817 5th Ave)  for a 10am showing of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile! The $10 seat price includes a drink and popcorn. All children must be accompanied by an adult. You can send payment to the PTA by paypal (http://paypal.me/PS102PTA)  or reserve a seat by emailing ps102.pta.info@gmail.com and pay at the door.  Tickets will be handed to you when you check in at the theater.  If you order on paypal - please include child's  name, class and # of seats. 

    PS 102 – The Bay View School
  • School Closed: Italian Heritage/Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Paint Nights! Thank you to a grant from NIA Community Services

PS 102 PTA

  • Please attend our PTA General Meeting at 9am THURSDAY October 6th

    Topic: PS 102 PTA General Board MeetingTime: Oct 6, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/99461544742?pwd=SGlUUnM4RXM3ejh2dno5UzJKSm5oZz09Meeting ID: 994 6154 4742Passcode: 681764One tap mobile+16465189805,,99461544742#,,,,*681764# US (New York)+19292056099,,99461544742#,,,,*681764# US (New York)Dial by your location        +1 646 518 9805 US (New York)        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)        +1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 470 250 9358 US (Atlanta)        +1 470 381 2552 US (Atlanta)        +1 651 372 8299 US (Minnesota)        +1 786 635 1003 US (Miami)        +1 971 247 1195 US (Portland)        +1 206 337 9723 US (Seattle)        +1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)        +1 602 753 0140 US (Phoenix)        +1 669 219 2599 US (San Jose)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 720 928 9299 US (Denver)Meeting ID: 994 6154 4742Passcode: 681764Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/abmZ4hz9ey
     
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  • PTA Cinema Sunday

    Join other PS 102 Families for a 10am showing of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile on Sunday October 9th at the Alpine Cinema. Flier was sent home and is attached.  Bring your friends and family. $10 includes a seat, drink and popcorn. Check in with the PTA at 9:45am. 

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  • PTA Candy/Catalog Sale has begun!

    Our largest fundraiser of the year started 9/19/22 and will continue through 10/21/22.  Support the PTA by selling candy and gift items using the Meadow Farms Fundraising materials that were sent home with your child week of  September 19th.

    You can also set up an online store and sell to family and friends who are not in the area.

    1. Visit meadowfarms.com/register to create an account. 

    2.Use your email address and create a password

    3. Add your seller with our Group ID# 1802091 to complete registration! 

    4. Share your seller's store by text, email and social media!

    We are looking for a parent to chair this committee as our committee chair will be graduating this year -- please contact nishaniphotography@gmail.com - to learn more.  Thank you for your support!

    PS 102 PTA
  • PS 102 Parent Leaders 2022-2023 School Year

    Our 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board Members!

    Nishani Pierre-Louis, President
    Norma Arias, Recording Secretary
    Seba Hassan, Treasurer
    Laura Miguelt,  Financial Secretary
    Diana Flynn, Corresponding Secretary
    Brooke Hughes, Vice President

    Our 2021-2023 School Leadership Team (SLT) Parent Members:

    Valerie Berrios
    Yifang Chen
    Brooke Hughes
    Melanie Lupo
    Nishani Pierre-Louis, PTA President
    John Tomac

     

    PS 102 PTA
  • School Spirit Wear

    This fall you can order Mighty Dogs School Spirit Wear online at www.smoothusa.com/PS102K

    This order form will close on September 28th and orders will be shipped and distributed at school in late October/early November.

    Fliers were sent home the first week of the school.

    Thanks for your support!

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Nature's Classroom @ PS 102

  • Family Garden Days Start soon!

    Sign up to join Ms. Sheri in Nature's Classroom @ PS 102 (our school garden) for an afternoon of work and fun! 

    Family Garden Days will return this fall and take place on most Tuesday and some Wednesday afternoons from 2:45-3:30 pm (or a bit longer as time/weather permits) 

    Sign up is required and an adult must accompany and supervise children.  All dates will be confirmed on the day before and will be rescheduled if rain is likely.

    Dress for possible mess and bring your own gloves if you prefer (or use ours - we have cotton and also disposable).

    Feel free to bring a snack and water bottle. 

    Activities may include clean-up, planting, harvesting, watering, weeding, clipping, mowing, digging and enjoying our natural world.   Bring a sketch pad/pencils or a camera if you like!

    Feel free to bring/drop off veggie/fruit/bread/coffee grinds/tea bags/egg shells for our compost on these dates.  (Please no meat/dairy or oils)

    All family members are expected to participate  - but you will be able to choose from a range of jobs from light duty to a garden workout.

    Younger and older siblings are very welcome.  

    Please sign up by returning the tear-off on the flier going home during the week of 9/12 or email melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov Available dates will be posted here and updated frequently as they fill. The numbers below indicate open spaces.

    Tuesday 9/20 - 12

    Wednesday 9/28 - 12

    Tuesday 10/4 - 12

    Tuesday 10/11 - 12

    Tuesday 10/18 - 12

    Tuesday 10/25 - 12

    Tuesday 11/1- 12

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Garden Group Meetings

    Parents  work together each Friday morning from 9:00 - 10:30ish to maintain the garden throughout the year. "Meetings" are informal - but we do use this time to make plans for the garden season and future programming for our students and families. Gloves and tools are available. These sessions are cancelled in the event of rain.  If they are cancelled for any other reason, I will post on www.ps102.org as early as possible.   Hope to see you soon!

    Our first Garden Group Meeting of the school year will be September 16th!  

    If you are not getting emails about the garden and would like to -- please ask me to add you to the list: melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.

     

     

     

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Parent University

Parent University offers lots of great FREE programs, courses and events to help you prepare your student for back to school this fall while giving you support as you return to work. Click the links below and enroll today. New courses are added weekly!

Need help? Visit us on YouTube for user tutorials. 

See you on Parent University!

 https://parentu.schools.nyc/course

UFT Dial-A-Teacher Program

UFT Dial a Teacher is up & running for the school year. K-12 students and their parents or caregivers are invited to call 212-777-3380 or visit the Dial-A-Teacher website Mondays through Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get free homework help from a licensed teacher.

Many of the teachers are bilingual, so Dial-A-Teacher can assist students and families in 10 languages, including Armenian, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

 

Book of the Month!

  • September 2022 Books of the Month

    In September we are reading :

    Grade K: The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell & Benjamin Hart

    Grades 1-2: Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Mendez and Jaime Kim

    Grades 3-5: A Ticket Around the World by Natalia Diaz & Melissa Owens

    Book of the Month
  • June 2022 Books of the Month

    In June we are reading:

    Kindergarten: We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands by Rafael Lopez
    Grade 1&2: Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
    Grade 3: Because by Richard Torrey
    Grade 4&5: Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

    Book of the Month
  • May 2022 Books of the Month

    In May we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer

    Grades 1&2: Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia

    Grades 3-5: Listening with My Heart by Gabi Garcia

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  • April 2022 Books of the Month

    In April we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: The Great Eggscape by Jory John & Peter Oswald

    Grade 1&2: The Bad Seed by Jory John

    Grades 3-5: Rachel Carson and her Book that Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor

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  • March 2022 Books of the Month

    In March we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Think Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison

    Grades 1&2: A is for Awesome: Iconic Women Who Changed the World by Eva Chen

    Grades 3-5: Little Dreams: Visionary Women Around the World  by Vashti Harrison

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  • February 2022 Books of the Month

    In February, we are reading:

    Grades K-2:  Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris 
    Grades 3-5:  Lost in NYC, A Subway Adventure by Nadja Spiegelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez

    Book of the Month
  • January 2022 Books of the Month

    In January, we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
    Grade 1&2: I Promise by Lebron James
    Grades 3-5: The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

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  • December 2021 Books of the Month

    In December we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes

    Grades 1 & 2: When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan

    Grades 3-5: The Snow Globe Family by Jane O'Connor and S.D. Schindler

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  • November 2021 Books of the Month

    This month we are reading:

    Kindergarten: Scribble Stones by Diane Alber

    Grades 1&2: My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World by Malcolm Mitchell

    Grades 3-5: Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

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  • October 2021 Books of the Month

    In October we are reading: 

    Kindergarten: Never Let a Unicorn Scribble by Diane Alber

    Grades 1 & 2 : The Cool Bean by Jory John and Peter Oswald

    Grades 3-5: The Coach Potato by Kerry Lyn Sparrow & Yinfan Huang

     

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Registration

Our school office reopens for new student registration on Tuesday September 6, 2022 from 9am to 12pm and registration will continue from 9am to 11am every morning after.   Please see the REGISTRATION tab at the top of this page for the required forms. 
 
Please submit the following items to the main office or by email with the completed forms filled out and signed at the bottom of each page. 
  • 2 acceptable documents verifying proof of address 
  • child's birth certificate 
  • parent/guardian ID
Sincerely,

Katerina Ginnis -Papantoniou
Pupil Accounting Secretary
P.S. 102
211 72nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209
718-748-7404 Ext. 2281
Fax: 718-836-9265
kpapantoniou@schools.nyc.gov

 

 

 

 

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

All families are encouraged to access this account at schoolsaccount.nyc.   If you have not yet signed up, or have problems accessing the account, please send an email with your child's name and class to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov. This account allows access to state test scores, report card grades, attendance and fitness records.  ( Please note: A separate myschools.nyc account is used when applying to middle school, high school, kindergarten, pre-K and G&T programs.)  

   

 

School Messenger

All important messages are sent by email, text and phone via our school messenger system.  If you are not receiving them, please send an email with your child's name and the address and/or phone you would like us to use to melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov.   You can also correct your email and phone on your NYCSA  account at schoolsaccount.nyc.  You can opt in for text messages on your phone by typing Y or YES to short code 67587.  All important messages will also be posted as announcements on our school web site as well. Thank you. 

Statement on Accessibility

We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a page or document on our site, please contact Margaret Sheri for help (718) 748-7404 x 2323, melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov

Contact Us

The school building is closed for most in-person visitors.  Visitors who need to enter the building must show id and proof of at least one covid-19 vaccine. Please call our main office at 718-748-7404  or reach out via email to our parent coordinator Margaret Sheri at melliotsheri@schools.nyc.gov who will direct your email to the appropriate staff member.