Family & Community

Parent Coordinator

Email
fgonzalez@schools.nyc.gov

Phone
(718) 574-0361

Address
231 Palmetto St Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Family Classroom Closure

Dear J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes at 231 PALMETTO STREET Community:

The health and safety of our students and staff and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.
Today we are writing to inform you that one member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, this is the only confirmed case at the school. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

• All students and teachers in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 14 days since the last contact with the person who tested positive.

o These students and teachers will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

• The NYC Test + Trace Corps and NYC Health will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 14 days.

• Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school and will be safely separated, until they are no longer infectious. In order to protect the privacy of the individual who has tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.

• We will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and reducing stress.

While New Yorkers have done an outstanding job fighting the virus, leading to extremely low infection rates citywide, COVID-19 is still active in our city, state and our country. There will be cases of COVID-19 this school year; we know this, and all of our protocols have been in service of fighting this virus. Our job is to swiftly and effectively handle any cases that appear and be transparent every step of the way. That is what we are doing today.

We know a lot more than we did in March about how to protect each other from the virus and it’s critical that we continue to act to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our schools. All of us must remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

• Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID- 19 testing) and other essential needs.

Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community:

• Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

• Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for "FAQ About Face Coverings."

• Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely, Janice Bruce

JANICE BRUCE, PRINCIPAL

ROLAND HAYES - JHS 291

231 PALMETTO STREET

BROOKLYN, NY 11221
PHONE: (718) 574 – 0361/FAX: (718) 574 – 1360

GESAI COURTENAY, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL MADELINE RODRIGUEZ, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

Cierre del aula familiar

Estimado JHS 291 Roland Hayes en 231 PALMETTO STREET Comunidad:

La salud y seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal y todos los miembros de la familia DOE en toda la ciudad, es nuestra principal prioridad. Estamos comprometidos a garantizar que tenga la información que necesita sobre COVID-19 mientras continuamos navegando juntos por esta emergencia de salud pública.
Hoy les escribimos para informarles que un miembro de nuestra comunidad escolar ha dado positivo por COVID-19. En este momento, este es el único caso confirmado en la escuela. Estamos tomando rápidamente todas las medidas apropiadas y siguiendo rigurosos protocolos desarrollados por NYC Test + Trace Corps, el Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental de la Ciudad de Nueva York (NYC Health) y el Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York (DOE).

• Todos los estudiantes y maestros de la (s) clase (s) afectada (s) con la persona que dio positivo en la prueba se consideran "contactos cercanos" y se les ha notificado la necesidad de ponerse en cuarentena durante 14 días desde el último contacto con la persona que dio positivo.

o Estos estudiantes y maestros pasarán a la enseñanza y el aprendizaje completamente a distancia durante este período.

• NYC Test + Trace Corps y NYC Health completarán su investigación para identificar y notificar a cualquier otro contacto cercano en el edificio, que también deberá estar en cuarentena durante 14 días.

• Cualquier persona con una prueba COVID-19 positiva no regresará a la escuela y será separada de manera segura hasta que ya no sea infecciosa. Para proteger la privacidad de la persona que dio positivo en la prueba, no podemos compartir detalles adicionales sobre el caso.

• Compartiremos los recursos de bienestar y salud física y mental para usted y su hijo. COVID-19 puede ser estresante para usted y sus seres queridos. Es natural sentirse abrumado, triste, ansioso y asustado. Queremos asegurarnos de que pueda acceder a recursos útiles para afrontar y reducir el estrés.

Si bien los neoyorquinos han hecho un trabajo sobresaliente en la lucha contra el virus, lo que ha llevado a tasas de infección extremadamente bajas en toda la ciudad, COVID-19 todavía está activo en nuestra ciudad, estado y nuestro país. Habrá casos de COVID-19 este año escolar; lo sabemos, y todos nuestros protocolos han estado al servicio de combatir este virus. Nuestro trabajo es manejar de manera rápida y efectiva cualquier caso que aparezca y ser transparente en cada paso del camino. Eso es lo que estamos haciendo hoy.

Sabemos mucho más que en marzo sobre cómo protegernos unos a otros del virus y es fundamental que sigamos actuando para protegernos a nosotros mismos, a nuestros seres queridos y a nuestras escuelas. Todos debemos recordar seguir estas importantes acciones del "Cuatro Principales" para prevenir la transmisión de COVID-19:

• Quédese en casa si está enfermo: Controle su salud y la de su hijo y quédese en casa si está enfermo o manténgalos en casa si están enfermos, excepto para recibir atención médica esencial (incluidas las pruebas de COVID-19) y otras necesidades esenciales.

Por precaución, esto es lo que sucederá a continuación para salvaguardar la salud de nuestra comunidad escolar:

• Distancia física: Manténgase al menos a 6 pies de distancia de personas que no sean miembros de su hogar.

• Use una cubierta facial: proteja a quienes lo rodean. Usar una cubierta facial ayuda a reducir la propagación de COVID-19, especialmente si está enfermo y no tiene síntomas. Para obtener más información sobre las cubiertas faciales, visite nyc.gov/health/coronavirusSe abre en una nueva pestaña del navegador y busque "Preguntas frecuentes sobre cubiertas faciales".

• Practique una higiene de manos saludable: lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón o use un desinfectante de manos a base de alcohol si no hay agua y jabón disponibles; limpie con regularidad las superficies que se tocan con frecuencia; evite tocarse la cara con las manos sin lavar; y cubra su tos o estornudo con su brazo, no con sus manos.

Continuaremos siguiendo de cerca las instrucciones de los expertos en salud pública y le informaremos de manera proactiva sobre cualquier medida que estemos tomando.
No dude en comunicarse con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta. Para obtener información adicional sobre COVID-19, visite schools.nyc.gov/coronavirusSe abre en una nueva pestaña del navegador o llame al 311. Finalmente, para asegurarnos de que podamos comunicarnos con usted rápidamente por mensaje de texto y correo electrónico, configure una cuenta de escuelas de la ciudad de Nueva York (NYCSA) lo antes posible visitando schools.nyc.gov/nycsaSe abre en una nueva pestaña del navegador .

Gracias por su cooperación. La salud y la seguridad siempre serán lo primero en las escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Nueva York, pase lo que pase.

Atentamente, Janice Bruce

JANICE BRUCE, DIRECTORA

ROLAND HAYES - JHS 291

231 CALLE PALMETTO

BROOKLYN, NY 11221
TELÉFONO: (718) 574 - 0361 / FAX: (718) 574 - 1360

JORNADA GESAI, PRINCIPAL ADJUNTA MADELINE RODRIGUEZ, PRINCIPAL ADJUNTA

Individualized Education Plans (IEP)

Support during Blended/Remote Learning

  • Blended learning-students will remain in their classroom all day. Content teachers will push into the classroom and will work collaboratively with special education teachers. Paraprofessionals will be supporting students maintaining their distance. All special education students will be scheduled by class. The desks will be facing the board and will be arranged six feet apart from each other.
    • Students will receive in-person instruction 2 or 3 times a week depending on their cohort A or B. The days that they do remote learning they will follow the remote learning schedule. Teachers will provide feedback to students in live instructional sessions as commenting on their work in different platforms.
    • Class sizes
      • Self-contained classes-12 students
      • ICT-15 students and will be integrated with general ed students.
    • IEP students receiving remote learning will be supported by Special Ed teachers and paraprofessionals five days a week. They will work individually with students and in small groups.
    • Special Ed Providers will push into self contained classes and provide services.
    • Follow Remote Learning IEP Plan for each student and implement their accommodations.

Multilingual Learners

English as a New language (ENL)

    • Follow Language Allocation Plan Addendum for remote learning for ELLs and Former ELLs
    • ENL- self contained Special Ed Bilingual classes and Bilingual classes will remain in their classroom all day.