April 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 April to receive important updates. During this meeting you have the opportunity to ask and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to having you attend and appreciate your continued support.

Date: Thursday April 22, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m

Agenda:

  • PTA updates
  • Announcements
  • Principal Updates
  • Q & A

CEC24 Parent Meeting

 CEC24 will host a meeting about Special Education in District 24 on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30 PM.

Parents, if you have questions regarding any topics below, please send them to CEC24@schools.nyc.gov before April 16th so the Presenters can answer all questions. 

  • Individual Education Plans (IEPs) 
  • Related Services – Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, etc. 
  • Remote/Blended Learning 
  • Other issues 

Meeting ID: 864 2534 0012

Passcode: 293281 

Microsoft Team Interpreters: 

  • Spanish: 1-347-966-4114, Passcode: 697 330 37# 
  • Chinese: 1-347-966-4114, Passcode: 927 792 697# 

Additional Confirmed Case of COVID-19

4/12/2021 11:13 AM

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

Confirmed Case of COVID-19

4/9/2021 4:45 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

ELA and Math State Tests

Come Learn More about the State ELA and Math Tests!

Parent/Guardian Zoom Meeting on Thursday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m.

Dear 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents/Guardians:

The New York State English Language Arts State Test will be administered between April 19th-April 29th and the New York State Math Test between the dates of May 3rd-May 14th.

Please join us on Thursday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom to learn more about the NYS ELA and Math Tests.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, the recorded meeting will be available on the PS 7 website: ps7queens.org. 

During this meeting, we will be discussing

  • Testing for 100% Remote Students and Blended Students
  • Sample Questions for ELA and Math 
  • Tips on how to support your child at home

Translation will be available in Spanish, Chinese, and Bengali. You may join by clicking on the zoom link below at 11 a.m. on April 8th.   

You may also call in to the meeting: +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 842 2561 4367

Passcode: 834529

Stay Safe During Spring Recess

Spring Recess begins Monday, March 29. With the weather warming up and more parents and grandparents getting vaccinated, you might be considering traveling. Travel is not a good idea because COVID-19 is still a serious risk and puts you, your family, and your community at risk of getting and spreading the virus. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging all of us to avoid leaving town.

Please help stop the spread of COVID-19 and do not travel. If you must travel, remember these COVID-19 prevention tips:

  • Keep distance from others, bring and use hand sanitizer, and make sure everyone over age two wears a face covering.
  • Consider staying at a hotel rather than at someone’s home. If you have out-of-town guests, suggest they do the same.
  • Pick activities that allow you to safely keep distance from others. Avoid large crowds, especially indoors.
  • If you are going to spend time with people who are not members of your household, outdoors is safer, as COVID-19 spreads easier indoors. Get together in parks, at the beach, or in the backyard, or meet up for outdoor dining.


Please be aware that visitors and returning New Yorkers may be required to quarantine upon entering New York. For more information, see the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory.


If you travel, when you return home to New York City it is extremely important to:

  • monitor for COVID-19 symptoms;
  • get tested;
  • strictly follow COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing a face covering whenever around other people and maintaining six feet of distance from others; and
  • immediately isolate if you feel unwell or test positive for COVID-19.

We hope you enjoy Spring Recess and the many safe, fun activities you can find right here at home. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities

10 Day Closure Due to Multiple Cases

3/23/2021 3:07 PM

Blended learning at PS7 will resume on Tuesday, April 6th.


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 4/1/2021.

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 4/1/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 4/2/2021.  
  • 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

Principal