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Principal’s Message

Welcome Back 121 Families,
We have had a really successful first week of school! It has been great getting to see a lot of familiar faces and getting to know our new students. We are looking forward to a more “normal” year with field trips, group work, and no social distancing! I have received a lot of questions about Covid.
Here are the major policy changes since last year:
 No more in-school testing. Students will receive 4 Covid Tests per month. If your child is a close contact of a person who tests positive for Covid outside of school, please let us know and we will get you additional at-home tests
 No more health screenings in the AM!
 We can take field trips!
 All adults who would like to enter the building must still show ID and proof of vaccination at the security desk
 PLEASE still report all positive tests at home to Ms. Giuliano and Mr. Haviland so we can follow up as necessary
NYCSA Accounts
The DOE is moving away from paper and more toward “online” communication. Lots of communication from both the DOE Central Offices and from PS/IS 121 will take place through the NYCSA account this year. PLEASE make sure to check in with Ms. Ottombrino, our Parent Coordinator, if you have any issues accessing account. 

Recent News

Hispanic Heritage Month Featured Photo

Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States each year. The theme for 2022 is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation,” which recognizes the diversity within the Hispanic community and encourages all voices to be recognized.

PS/IS 121 Chancellor Shout Out

On January 4th, David Banks, the DOE Chancellor, visited PS/IS 121. He released his first monthly video today - take a look to hear 121 get a shout out at the 1:50 mark :). Great work Green Team!!

Mission Statement

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Magnet School of Applied Life Sciences provides an experiential learning environment that encourages students to think critically and work collaboratively in order to solve problems.