School Updates

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

 

3-2-21

Dear P.S. 192 - BROOKLYN @  4715 18th Avenue

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 3/11/2021.

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 3/11/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 3/12/2021.

● 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,

Colby Muscarelle

Principal

 

To view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top.

You’re Invited to 20K192’s Parent Chats!

Parents Supporting Parents!

What are parent chats? An open and respectful space to dialogue about parenting challenges, mental health related topics including stress management, self care, grief and loss,  and supporting students during remote or blended learning.

A Safe Space to Talk, Learn and Grow

Date and Time:  Tuesdays at 2:30-3:30 pm

Start Date: Tuesday 3.2.21 at 2:30 on Google Meet

Google Meet Code: 192parentchats

Bi -Monthly sessions facilitated by school staff

Parent Chats Meeting Dates

Tuesday, March 2nd from 2:30– 3:30 pm

Tuesday, March 16th from 2:30– 3:30 pm Tuesday,

April 6th from 2:30– 3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 20th from 2:30– 3:30 pm

Tuesday, May 4th from 2:30– 3:30 pm

Tuesday, May 18th from 2:30– 3:30 pm

Tuesday, June 1st from 2:30– 3:30 pm

Tuesday, June 15th from 2:30– 3:30 pm

 

 

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

 

February 22, 2021


Dear Families,

We hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to notify you of the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 4th. Once again, the conferences will not be in the school building; they will take place through virtual meetings, either on Google Meet or over the phone. Afternoon conferences can be anytime between 12:30 and 2:30 PM and evening conferences will be between 4:30 and 7 pm. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you to coordinate the time slot of your meeting(s). On March 4th, students will dismiss three hours early, so their school day will run from 8:30 AM until 10:50 for Pre-K and K, 10:55 for 1st and 2nd grade, and 10:59 for 3rd through 8th grade.
Please be sure to stay safe and try to keep your spirits up throughout these challenging times. Let’s continue to support each other as a school family.


Respectfully,


Colby Muscarelle


Principal


To view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top.

 



Immunization Grace Period

 

February 10, 2021

Dear P.S./I.S 192 Families:

I hope this letter finds you well. We are writing to let you know that the New York State Department of Health has extended the immunization grace period 30 days through March 11th, 2021 for students attending school exclusively remotely if the student intends to obtain the required vaccinations in the coming 30 days. We urge families to call their child’s doctor today and make the first available appointment after school hours or on the weekend.

We invite all students who were excluded from instruction to begin learning remotely again immediately as long as they agree to obtain the required vaccinations by March 11th.

Students re-entering the school building must have documentation of their required vaccination by the first day they are scheduled to return. (Reminder – Hybrid/Blended Middle school students in cohort B are returning to the building Thursday, February 25th, cohort C is returning Friday, February 26th, and cohort A is returning Tuesday, March 2nd.

We cannot wait to see each student in person in the weeks to come. Please feel free to contact Anna Bova at abova@schools.nyc.gov with any questions or with immunization documentation.

Sincerely,

 

Colby Muscarelle

Principal, I.A.

 

To view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top.

Confirmed Case of COVID

2/3/2021 1:30 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear P.S. 192 - The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry at 4715 18 AVENUE Community:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that 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 on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

● 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

. ● 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 10 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,

Colby Muscarelle Principal, I.A.

To view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top

 

New York City Schools Account

10 Day Building Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

2/2/2021 3:54 PM

Subject: 10 Day Bldg Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

Dear P.S. 192 - BROOKLYN at 4715 18 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 2/10/2021.

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 2/10/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 2/11/2021.

● 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,

Colby Muscarelle

Principal, I.A.

To view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top.

 

Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

2/1/2021 2:52 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear P.S. 192 - The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry at 4715 18 AVENUE Community:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that 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 on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

● 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.

● 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 10 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,

Colby Muscarelle Principal, I.A. T

o view a copy of this document in your language, visit https://www.ps-is192.org/school_updates and select your language at the top

 

Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

1/29/2021 1:13 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear P.S. 192 - The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry at 4715 18 AVENUE Community:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that 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 on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

● 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.

● 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 10 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,

Colby Muscarelle

Principal, I.A.