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

24 Hour Building Closure

3/22/2021 1:38 PM

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 3/23/2021, 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

Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

3/17/2021 7:22 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

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Books on a shelf with the words "Scholastic Book Fair"

P.S.7 Louis F. Simeone’s Virtual Book Fair
Book Fair dates: March 15, 2021- March 28, 2021
Make sure to make your online purchases.
Reading is fundamental!

Dear Parents and Families:

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our Scholastic Online-Only Book Fair from March 15, 2021 – March 28, 2021.

The Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers. And you’ll love the new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives — directly from the interactive booklist.

Plus, enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Access to over 6,000 products
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping:

Thank you for continuing to support our school.

Happy reading,

Mr. Chin, Principal

P.S.7 Louis F. Simeone

Parent Teacher’s Association

Upcoming Events Throughout District 24

Please visit websites or email Tanya Melito for more information and registration

Queens Theater
Various Free Programs for Families & Seniors

NYSCI
Drive in Movie: starts Friday March 5th
Free STEM Family Programs and Pop-up Events
Please Join our Facebook Group district 24
www.facebook.com/groups/nyscineighbors

Elmcor*
Spring Recess Program @ The CORE
Contact: youth@elmcor.org
March: Parent Info session: Child Dental Care 

Queens Museum (online tickets ONLY)
contact: fkhuda@queensmuseum.org
Free Family Art Workshops (Saturdays at 1pm)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
allianceforfmcp.org or 
nyc.gov/parks

Queens Botanical Garden (online tickets ONLY)
Virtual Planting Workshops 
Monthly Walking Tours (1st Saturday of month)

Queens Zoo (online tickets ONLY) 
Educational programs: (FEE)
Free digital resources:
http://www.bronxzoo.com (click on Learn)

NYC DOE District 24
http://www.csd24.com
Community Education Council 24 on Facebook

Annual Open Safety Meeting

Kids holding up letters that spell out "safety"

Dear P.S. 7 Families,

Please join us for our “Annual Open Safety Meetingon Tuesday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. on Zoom.

During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet the P.S. 7 Safety Team
  • Learn more about COVID 19 Protocols
  • Discuss all of the procedures we have in place to keep your children safe during in-person and remote school
  • Stay updated on food distribution at the school
  • Hear tips on how to support your child’s social emotional learning
  • Learn about family resources available to you

Translation will be available in Spanish, Chinese, and Bengali. You may join by clicking on the zoom link at 11 a.m. on March 9th.

You may also call in to the meeting: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 820 2700 3490 Passcode: 663361

Students wearing face masks in a classroom

Extended School Building Closure

P.S. 7 Buildings Will Not Re-Open Until 3/11/2021 Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

3/1/2021 3:00 PM

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 3/10/2021.

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 3/10/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 3/11/2021.   
  • 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

24 Hour School Building Closure

2/28/2021 3:09 PM

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 3/1/2021, 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

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