Letter to Families
Thu, Mar 12 3:57pm

Dear Families,

We have been working hard to not disrupt the teaching and learning of our students and to maintain a sense of calm. We have been adhering to DOE guidelines and sending updates as soon as we get them. Thus far, we have been consulting with our superintendent and the DOE concerning school-related decisions. However, at this time we have decided to make these explicit shifts concerning decisions about trips and events in an effort to be proactive and mitigate concerns.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. For this reason, we are acting with an abundance of caution. 

As we continue to monitor the development of the Coronavirus, we are seeing, like all of you, the speed at which things are evolving - and decided to cancel all field trips during the school day and special events outside of our regular school day until further notice. Please note at this time our PTA-run after school program will continue to run as scheduled.

We are canceling or postponing until further notice the following activities:

  • Field Trips 
  • School Tours
  • All PS 10 Afterschool Programs
    • NDI
    • Glee Club
    • Theater
    • Academic After School
    • Morning School
  • Parents As Learning Partners
  • Saturday School
  • STEAM FAIR
  • SLT
  • PTA Meetings

At this stage, the DOE has communicated that student latenesses and absences in the current year (2019-2020) will not impact middle or high school applications for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years. Please inform your child’s teacher via email or written note if your child is ill and/or remaining home for 2 or more school days. As we have shared, the DOE has just come out with new guidelines about staying home for at least 72 hours fever-free without medication before returning to school. 

Please know that in addition to supporting our students with hand washing and hygiene practices, we are also working in teams to develop distance learning plans in the event that the DOE closes schools.

We will continue to update you as soon as we have information. Our priorities are safeguarding our community and clearly and transparently communicating updates from the DOE and DOH as soon as we receive them.

One of our greatest assets is the partnership that we have with our families and the strength of our community. We are so appreciative of your continued support.

  

Warmly,

 

Laura Scott