COVID-19 High Alert Level: May 17, 2022

  

Special Education Family Forum: May 23, 2022

The Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support is hosting a Special Education Family Forum via a virtual platform on May 23, 2022, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

The interactive event will feature info sessions, resources, and panels to inform parents about a variety of special education topics from experts, hear from parent leaders, and get tools that can be used to support participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The interactive workshops have been developed to meet the diverse learning needs of families who are new to special education, those with children who are preparing for life after high school, and everything in between. 

Interested families can sign up here: 

https://www.techlearningevents.com/familyforum22/begin-registration

 

Learn more about the event here: https://www.techlearningevents.com/familyforum22/home

 

Access resources for families here: https://www.techlearningevents.com/familyforum22/resources

DOE - Schoolwide Notification of Case 5/13/2022

5/13/2022 9:25 AM

Dear P.S. 008 Isaac Varian at 3010 BRIGGS 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?

  • In K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.
  • 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 at least 2 years old in a Pre-K, 3-K or LYFE program, they must quarantine for at least 5 days since their last exposure. To return to school on Day 6, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5, or 2 negative home tests, taken on Day 4 and Day 5 respectively. Your school will send your child home with a COVID Test kit so they can test to return from quarantine on Day 6. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Children who return on Day 6 must wear a well-fitting mask until Day 10.
  • If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.
  • Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

 

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 12 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 if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Children ages 2 through 4 should continue to be masked indoors at all times.
  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,

CLAUDIA TAHIRAJ-SADRIJA

Summer Literacy Program- Lehman College

        Summer Literacy Program- Lehman College (English  Summer Literacy Program- Lehman College Espanol Flyer) 

      

Bronx WeeK Parade & Festival Sunday May 15th

                  Bronx WeeK Parade & Festival Sunday May 15th (English       Bronx WeeK Parade & Festival Sunday May 15th Espanol Flyer) 

 

May Movie Night- May 13th


May Movie Night- May 13th 

Free Helmet Fitting & Distribution Event-May 14

 Free Helmet Fitting & Distribution Event-Espanol  Free Helmet Fitting & Distribution Event 

Testing Kit Giveaway- May 16th

 Testing Kit Giveaway 

Announcements

  • Parent Association Election- Thursday May 19th

    Parent Association Election

    Date: May 19, 2022

    Time: 5 p.m.

    Positions to vote on: 

    P.A. President, Recording Secretary, Treasure, S.L.T. Members

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86829491602?pwd=RW5mb2h1RlFGVDlNUFp5QlJiWVk0dz09 

    Meeting ID: 868 2949 1602

    Passcode: 054296

    +16465588656,,86829491602#,,,,*054296# US (New York)

     

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • FREE HELMET FITTING & DISTRIBUTION EVENT FOR ALL SATURDAY, MAY 14. 2022

    FREE HELMET FITTING & DISTRIBUTION EVENT FOR ALL

    SATURDAY, MAY 14. 2022- 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM

    Williamsbridge Oval Park
    3225 Reservoir Oval East
    Bronx, NY 10467

    PLEASE NOTE
    Helmets will be distributed following all social distancing protocols and only given to those present while supplies last.


    A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign a waiver for children under age 18.

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • COVID-19 Test Giveaway- Monday May 16th

    COVID- 19  Test Kit Giveaway 

    May 16th

    11:30- 12:30 PM

    Jerome Ave & W Mosholu Pkwy S

    Call US 718-549-7300

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Movie Under the Stars- Friday May 13th

    Movie Under the Stars- Disney's SOUL 

    Sponsored By Council Member Eric Dinowitz

    May 13th -8:00 PM

    Williamsbridge Oval 

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER SAVES LIVES! MAMMOGRAM BUS- Thursday May 19th- 9:00am - 4:30pm

    EARLY DETECTION OF BREAST CANCER SAVES LIVES! MAMMOGRAM BUS
    The Mammogram Bus will be here Thursday May 19', 2022!
    Hosted by: Council Member Eric Dinowitz
    W Mosholu Pkwy S & Jerome Ave., Bronx, NY 10468
    (Across BP Gas Station)


    Thursday, May 19th, 2022, 9:00am - 4:30pm


    Schedule a no-cost mammogram today!
    718-549-7300 or 1-877-628-9090
    Eligibility:  Woman age 40 - 79, Currently living in New York City, No Mammogram in the past 12 months

    Our services are at no-cost.No co-pays required and deductibles are waived. Uninsured patients also welcomed.

    Medical Services provided by Multi-Diagnostic Services

    Cancer Services Program
    Funded by a grant from Additional funding provided by the generous support of the NBCF,

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • CELEBRATE BRONX WEEK WITH US! BRONX WEEK PARADE & FESTIVAL- Sunday May 15th

    CELEBRATE BRONX WEEK WITH US! BRONX WEEK PARADE & FESTIVAL

    BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT VANESSA L. GIBSON PRESENTS

    SUNDAY, MAY 15TH- 11:30 A.M.
    MOSHOLU PARKWAY & HULL AVENUE
    COME OUT TO CELEBRATE SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY PRIDE!


    CALLING ALL SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY GROUPS, STEPPERS, CHEERLEADERS, BANDS AND MORE TO MARCH IN THE BRONX WEEK PARADE BRONK WEEK 2022

    For Parade Information Contact: Education Unit 718-590-6012   Email: EducationRSVP@BRONXBP.NYC.GOV

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
  • Summer Literacy Program- Lehman College

    Summer Literacy Program- Lehman College

    The summer literacy program at Lehman College is designed to provide
    individual instruction for children with reading challenges. Services include:
    • Individual assessment to determine your child's strengths and needs
    • Individually developed programs in reading and writing
    • One-on-one teaching from graduate students enrolled in College's
    Program in Literacy Studies

    PLACE:
    Lehman College
    250 Bedford Park Blvd. W.


    IMPORTANT INFO:
    Allstudentsmust.se un.to.rate
    with COVID vaccines to attend.
    Carman Hall, Room B-22


    TENTATIVE DATES:
    Monday - Thursday
    July 6- August 4;
    8:45 AM - 11:30 AM: Virtual
    Celebration Friday, August 5


    REGISTRATION FEE:
    $50 due June 1st; Payable upon receipt of letter of acceptance. Acceptance letters will he emailed in Mav.


    DIRECTOR:
    Dr. Jenniter Van Allen. Please apply earjy! Acceptance depends on the needs of the program. Dates are subject to change.
    EMAIL: jennifer.vanallen@lehman.cuny.edu

    P.S. 8 Isaac Varian
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