Notification of Positive COVID Cases

1/19/2022 12:42 PM

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

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.
  • 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.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.
  • If your child is in LYFE, 3-K or Pre-K, your child must quarantine for 10 days since their last exposure.Children who shared space with the individual who tested positive may test out of quarantine to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, children should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. 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 people 16 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 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.

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,

Robert Aiello

Parent Workshop – Technology

Parents/guardians, please join us on January 20, 2022 for a virtual workshop on using technology to support your child’s learning. Topics on the agenda include Google Classroom, Zoom, using the DOE iPad, and an overview of various learning apps. You can join by clicking on the Zoom link below.

Topic: PS7 Parent Workshop: Using Technology to Support Student Learning
Time: Jan 20, 2022 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Below are the slides from the presentation. The recording of the session will be posted shortly.


Notification of Positive COVID Cases

1/18/2022 10:39 AM

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

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.
  • 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.
  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned and disinfected.
  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.
  • If your child is in LYFE, 3-K or Pre-K, your child must quarantine for 10 days since their last exposure.Children who shared space with the individual who tested positive may test out of quarantine to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, children should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day.

How do we stay healthy?

Vaccination is the most important tool we have to protect ourselves from COVID-19. All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. People who are between 5 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. We encourage all eligible students to get vaccinated. 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 people 16 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 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.

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,

Robert Aiello

Middle School Admissions

Dear Families,

The middle school application opens the week of January 10; shortly after, all NYC families of current fifth-grade students and families are invited to join us for a live virtual information session about applying to middle school. After the presentation, we’ll respond to your questions. Each event will be virtual, so you can join from anywhere!


During each online event, we will discuss:

  • How to access your MySchools account. MySchools is the Department of Education’s online school directory and application system.
  • How to learn about your child’s middle school options.
  • How to apply and how offers are made.


The content of each event is the same, but different interpretation services will be provided at different events, as follows:

  • January 20, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Bangla, Korean, Spanish 
  • January 25, 5pm to 6pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in:  Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, Urdu  
  • January 28, 1pm to 2pm | Event held in English. Interpretation provided in: Arabic, French

How to join:

  • Each event will be hosted live. Join us on Zoom at the event’s start time here by clicking here: https://bit.ly/MSEvents2022
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Check your email or NYC DOE’s Middle School Enrollment page two business days before the event: we’ll send you a message that includes this same Zoom link and the password that you’ll need to join, as well as phone numbers to call for interpretation in provided languages.

Can’t attend, or want to learn more? 

  • Visit NYC DOE’s Middle School Enrollment page. A captioned recording with translations will be available on our website two weeks after the first event.

Best wishes,

The Middle School Admissions Team, Office of Student Enrollment