February PTA Meeting

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P.S. 7Q Parent Teacher Association

Guadalupe Puryear, PTA President
Dina Vasquez, Recording Secretary
Jennifer Molina, Treasurer        Jennifer Organo-Giri, Co-Treasurer

Dear Parents of PS 7 Louis F. Simeone,

Please join us on our virtual PTA meeting for the month of February to stay informed regarding PTA related matters and any updates. We appreciate your continued cooperation and support!

Date: Thursday February 25, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m

Agenda:

  • PTA Funds Update
  • Announcements
  • Principal Update
  • Q & A

We look forward to having you attend!

Confirmed Case of COVID-19

2/23/2021 4:42 PM

Dear P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone at 80-55 CORNISH 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,

Jason Chin

CEC Elections

Dear Parents,  

I am reaching out to strongly encourage you to submit an application to run for an Education Council seat. This year, applications are being accepted through the NYC Schools Account (mystudent.nyc). If you are already registered, simply login as you would normally. If not, now is a great time to sign up

Community and Citywide Education Councils form an important part of the city’s education structure, and your participation could help determine the direction of education for the next two years. The deadline to apply is less than one week away. So don’t wait, apply today! 

Thank you! 

Tanya Melito
P.S. 7 Parent Coordinator

Community Meals

Community meals will continue to be served over mid-winter recess. Service times on February 12th (Lunar New Year) and February 16th-19th (Mid-Winter Recess) will be from 12pm to 3pm. There will be no service Monday, February 15th.

The following sites will be open for service:

  • PS.7 (80-55 Cornish Avenue, Elmhurst NY 11373)
  • PS.19 (98-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Corona NY 11368)
  • IS. 61 (59-09 St. Felix Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385)
  • IS.93 (66-56 Forest Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385)
  • Civic HS (45-10 94th st. Elmhurst, NY 11373)
  • Grover Cleveland HS (21-27 Himrod St. Ridgewood,NY 11385)
  • IS.93 (66-56 Forest Ave. Ridgewood, NY 11385)

Take-home and cook options will be available. Check your local DOE food distribution center for more information. The choice of items may vary according to location and availability.


El horario de servicio del 12 de febrero (Año Nuevo Lunar) y del 16 al 19 de febrero (Receso de mediados de invierno) será de 12pm a 3pm. No habrá servicio el lunes 15 de febrero.

Habrá opciones para llevar a casa y cocinar. Consulte su centro de distribución de alimentos DOE local para obtener más información. La elección de los artículos puede variar según la ubicación y la disponibilidad.


2月12日(農曆新年)和2月16日至19日(中冬休假)的服務時間為 下午12點至下午3點。 2月15日星期一將不提供服務。

帶回家和做飯的選項將可用。檢查您當地的美國能源部食品分配中心以獲取更多信息。項目的選擇可能會根據位置和可用性而有所不同。

Extended School Building Closure

P.S. 7 Buildings Will Not Re-Open Until 2/11/2021 Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

Dear P.S. 7 – QUEENS at 80-55 CORNISH 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,

Jason Chin

Family School Experience Survey

The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is interested in learning about your child’s experiences with school this year so that we can better support them. 

Your answers to this survey are anonymous and you can skip any question you are not comfortable answering or that may not apply to your child. If you have more than one child in your family who attends NYC public schools, we recommend filling out this survey for each child. 

At the beginning of the survey, please select our school by typing in “24q007orp.s. 007

School Building Closed on Monday 2/1

1/29/2021 10:49 AM

Dear P.S. 7 – QUEENS – Q007 at 80-55 CORNISH AVENUE Families:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

What Happens Now?

  • Effective 2/1/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • 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.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the building until they are no longer infectious.
  • T2 and DOHMH will identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.

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 these 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,

Jason Chin

The NED Show – Live Stream (Recording) and Additional Resources

Hello,

As you know we recently hosted an all school live stream event called NED’s Mindset Mission. We trust your student was encouraged by the show which taught about having a positive Mindset for learning and life!

Here are a couple of our favorite follow up home resources from the Mindset Mission website.  You may want to use these with your child as they are designed to go hand in hand with the program.

NED Coloring Face Masks
Parent Encouragement Notes

If you’d like additional resources, they are available on Ned’s Mindset Mission.

And don’t forget to ask your student what they learned in the show about having a growth mindset from YET the Yeti, Captain Kindly and during NED’s visit on the spaceship!

Educating together!


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The live stream recordings of The NED Show are only available for a limited time!

P.S. 7 Academy will be available until February 2nd, 2021

P.S. 7 Main Building will be available until February 6th, 2021