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Reminder- New COVID-19 School Closure Policy The DOE has updated its school closure policy regarding Covid-19 cases. The attached letter from Chancellor Porter details the changes. Please read: Update for Families April 9, 2021.pdf. Get your Fun Under the Sun Tickets Now! PS87’s biggest fundraising event of the year is just around the corner. Join…

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Dear Families, April’s book of the month is a follow-up to November’s book Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave by Jessica Hische. This month’s book is entitled Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind.  Hische describes these books as being “two sides to the same coin. First you have to take care of and encourage yourself, and then you can…

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New York State Travel Guidelines Asymptomatic travelers entering New York from another U.S. state or territory are no longer required to test or quarantine as of April 1, 2021. Quarantine, consistent with the CDC recommendations for international travel, is still recommended for domestic travelers who are not fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory…

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Calendar Update – May Schoolwide Remote Day Change The May schoolwide remote day has been moved to the 19th. The school calendar has been updated to reflect the change.   Dear Families,  Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen both the beautiful and the ugly sides of our society. We have seen people come…

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PS 87 Calendar  See here for details and location/Zoom information. MARCH  2021 15 SLT – 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. 17-19 Cohort B in School 22-24 Cohort A in School 25-26 Cohort B in School 29-4/2 Spring Recess, NO SCHOOL APRIL  2021 5-6 Cohort A in School  5 Family Book Group – 6 – 7 p.m.…

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By request, we’ve moved the BPN calendar to the top of the email! PS 87 Calendar  See here for details and location/Zoom information. MARCH  2021 8-9 Cohort A in School 10 Schoolwide Remote Day 10 General PA Meeting – 7 p.m.Topics: DoE and PS 87 UpdatesJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/4306429855?pwd=eG9uZlVRTk10WGpwbkM0QVdlWUhCUT09Meeting ID: 430 642 9855Passcode: 8u2dvw 11-12 Cohort…

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New NYC Schools Chancellor Appointed New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has announced that he’s stepping down at the end of March.  Current Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Porter will be the next Chancellor.  Click here to see Chancellor Carranza’s letter to families: Update for Families February 26 2021.pdf March PS 87 Family Book Club…

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Welcome Back!  Dear Families,  We hope you all had a restful break. Daylight is lasting longer which means spring is on its way. March is just around the corner. With it comes PS 87 March Madness! This is a chance to get our bodies moving again. It’s also an opportunity to get outside and walk…

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PS 87 School Store The PS 87 School Store is open for business! Stock up on tees and hoodies and support PS 87!  Q&A With PS 87 Parent Coordinator Jennifer Stark Here’s your chance to learn a little more about our Parent Coordinator, Jennifer Stark Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Pound…

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School Covid Testing Results If your child(ren) has been selected for random Covid testing, be aware that test results may go directly to your email address. The subject of the message usually has text saying “Secure” with alpha-numeric combinations as well. The notifications come from BioReference.com. Be on the lookout and check your spam boxes…

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