Dear PS 107 Families,
Attached please find a statement from the PS 107 family in which one parent tested positive for COVID 19. I hope this will quell your anxieties and answer some questions many of you have been asking. Thank you to the family for swiftly informing the school of the diagnosis and for issuing this statement to clarify the facts.
Please respect this family’s privacy. The virus is spreading rapidly, and no one person or family is to blame. Let’s remain kind to each other.
I apologize to the family and to the entire community about misinformation that I gave to a reporter at patch.com. I misunderstood who in the family attended STEM Day, and I deeply regret disseminating this false information. I contacted the reporter, and the article in the Patch has been corrected.
Our city council member, Brad Lander, our state assembly member, Robert Carroll, the chair of the city council education committee, Mark Treyger, the UFT and Principals Unions and a group of teachers from Stuyvesant High School are all calling on Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to close NYC public schools. If you agree, you can add your name to this petition.
If you choose to keep your child(ren) home, please email their teacher(s) and our parent coordinator, Pamela Rosenberg, (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so the school can plan for both distance learning and for the students who will be in attendance in the building. Each of our families has different factors and constraints to consider—we need to respect each other’s decisions, and as always, be kind.
Finally, I thank our teachers, administration, school aides, Officer Sharon, and our custodial staff for their hard work and leadership. We are all humans in an unprecedented situation where there is no clear roadmap. I know that they are working very hard to come up with thoughtful plans and solutions for our children’s education, and above all, for ensuring our kids’ safety.
We are PS 107!