Tuesday Nov. 23rd- Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

11/23/2021 1:03 PM

Subject: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

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

● Students and staff who are considered close contacts of the individual who tested positive 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.

● Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR students who were recently (within the past three months) diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot.

● Unvaccinated students and staff who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return to their classrooms on the eighth day of quarantine. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class on the eighth day. Students must submit proof of a negative test through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal, or by submitting the result to the school on paper or electronically.

● 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?

All New Yorkers age 5 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. 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. Find a vaccine site today at https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

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,

CLAUDIA TAHIRAJ-SADRIJA

Principal

Brilliant NYC- Monday, November 22, 2021 6:00pm

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Brilliant NYC will ensure every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. Join us to discuss how we can co-design your child’s learning experience using the latest educational research.

This is an opportunity to hear from families and members of Community School District 10 and is hosted by Superintendent Maribel Torres-Hulla.

Monday, November 22, 2021 6:00pm

Please register in advance by 12:00PM on the day of our community meeting using the link below: https://learndoe.org/brilliantnyc/d10/

  

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P.S. 008's Spirit Week - November 22nd - 24th

  

Scholastic Book Fair at P.S.008 Isaac Varian

 Scholastic Book Fair Flyer Complete 1.pdf 

Dear Parents and Families:

We can’t wait to bring the joy of reading to with the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair on NOVEMBER 15 - 28!

You’ll get to enjoy the magic of a Book Fair from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Fair experience. Kids can shop thousands of books online to discover new favorites and stock their shelves with this season’s most popular reads!

Plus, check out these special virtual shopping perks:

• Access to over 5,000 products
• Direct shipping to your home and FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25* • eWallet digital payment system that friends and family can contribute to
• 25% in rewards earned for our school with all purchases!

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

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ps8isaacvarian

Thank you for helping us build lifelong readers in our school community! Happy reading,

Mrs.Tahiraj-Sadrija

Principal 

The Isaac Varian School P.S.8

Attention Kindergarten Parents: NYC Kids Rise

NYC Kids Rise 

What is NYC Kids Rise?

The NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in and save for their children’s futures. It is a scholarship and savings program designed to make college and career training more accessible and achievable for public school students. It enables all of us to work together to build assets and support expectations of educational and economic success for every child.

Top 5 Things You Should Know:

  • All families with kindergarten students enrolled in a NYC public school (including participating charter schools), are eligible to participate, no matter their income or immigration status.
  • If eligible, your child will be automatically enrolled in the Program unless you choose not to participate by “opting-out.”
  • Once enrolled, you will receive a Welcome Kit with information on how to activate your free NYC Scholarship Account with an initial $100 deposit from NYC Kids RISE.
  • Once you activate your child’s NYC Scholarship Account, you can complete other Building Blocks to earn additional rewards.
  • Money in the NYC Scholarship Accounts can be used for a variety of college or career training expenses.

Resources:

 Short-QA_English-V13.pdf 

Short-QA_Spanish-V13.pdf

NYCKR_Save-for-College-Program-Journey-Planner_English_20210820 1.pdf

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NYCKR_Save-for-College-Program-Journey-Map_English_20210820 1.pdf   

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

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    You’ll get to enjoy the magic of a Book Fair from the comfort of your home with our Virtual Fair experience. Kids can shop thousands of books online to discover new favorites and stock their shelves with this season’s most popular reads!

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    Thank you for helping us build lifelong readers in our school community!

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    Isaac Varian School- P.S. 8

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