Potential Case of COVID

11/24/2020

Dear P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone 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, out of an abundance of caution, of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community. We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If and only if the individual tests positive, you will receive another update informing you and framing the next steps.

If the case is confirmed, we will work with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps to quickly take all appropriate action, including tracing close contacts. Any close contacts will be instructed to quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive. Out of an abundance of caution, the building has been cleaned and disinfected. 

Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our school community, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has designated an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

If the individual tests positive for COVID-19, they cannot return to the school until they have isolated for 10 days and been fever-free for 24 hours without use of medication and have other symptoms improving.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please 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, 

Jason Chin 

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child

A message from Ms. Brody, the P.S. 7 Academy Guidance Counselor, on behalf of the The Child Mind Institute

Dear Families, 

The Child Mind Institute remains committed to equipping parents with tools to balance the unique challenges they face during this crisis. As families continue to support their students transition to virtual learning, they would like to invite you to attend their upcoming parent workshops:


Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child series:


Supporting Learning at Home series:

  • Supporting your Child in Virtual Learning
    • Wednesday, 12/2 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST
  • Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills
    • Tuesday, 12/8 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST
  • Building a Foundation for Reading at Home
    • Tuesday, 12/15 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST

Please note that both workshop series are primarily geared toward parents of children ages 5-11

For additional resources, please visit: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/.

Potential Case of COVID

11/17/2020

Dear P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone 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, out of an abundance of caution, of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community. We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If and only if the individual tests positive, you will receive another update informing you and framing the next steps.

If the case is confirmed, we will work with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps to quickly take all appropriate action, including tracing close contacts. Any close contacts will be instructed to quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive. Out of an abundance of caution, the building has been cleaned and disinfected.

Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our school community, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has designated an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

If the individual tests positive for COVID-19, they cannot return to the school until they have isolated for 10 days and been fever-free for 24 hours without use of medication and have other symptoms improving.

It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please 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,

Jason Chin

Virtual Holiday Shop

colorful gift boxes

Our PS 7 Louis F Simeone PTA presents MyHolidayShop – an online holiday shopping experience where students and families can enjoy shopping together while supporting their school. With a wide selection of gifts priced within a child’s budget (most under $5), students can shop the personalized gift collections for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, siblings, pets, and more!

The Holiday Shop is open from November 16, 2020 – November 30, 2020. Share the link with friends and help raise money for our school!

If you have questions please contact Guadalupe Puryear, PTA President via email at parentsps7@gmail.com.

For more information, please see the letter linked below.

The 2020 P.S. 7 Mascot Debate

Missed the live debate? That’s ok! Now you can click or tap the button below to see how the contending mascots answered questions from our very own students at P.S. 7!

Use the passcode M6cP+s?F to access the debate


While you’re here, marvel at the mascots’ athletic skills as they compete in the Mascot Obstacle Course

Click the video above to watch The Mascot Obstacle Course Challenge

Learning Preference Survey Due November 10th

Dear Families,

The window to opt your child from 100% Remote Learning back to Blended Learning is currently open.  Please use the link below to complete the form for PS 7 if you would like to opt your child back into Blended Learning.   If you would like to switch from full remote to blended learning you must fill out the form. If you would like your child to remain fully remote, you do not need to fill anything out.

 Please complete the form by Tuesday, November 10th.  We will begin the changes the week of November 16th.

Note: The next window to opt back into Blended Learning at PS 7 will be from February 1, 2021-February 9, 2021 with a start date the week of February 22, 2021.