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Principal’s Message

Hello 121 Families,
I can’t believe it – we are about to start the final month of the school year.
I am extremely excited for a more “normal” 2022-23 school year filled with field trips, in-person events, and all of the things you think about when you think of school.   
Before we get there, however, I wanted to use this space to say “Thank you” to all parents and families for everything that you have done over the past two plus years.  I don’t think that any of us could have imagined navigating “Remote Learning,” social distancing, quarantines, and classroom closures back in February of 2020, but we did it.
There is still a long way to go, but thank you all for your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we navigated the pandemic together.  I can’t wait to work with all of you to continue to make 121 a great place for students, staff, and families.    
Have a great June and an even better Summer!

The DOE COVID policies which went into place on 1/3/2022 are listed below:
There are currently two different COVID quarantine policies: one policy for students who may have been exposed while at school and one policy for students who were exposed at home or somewhere else outside of school.
-There is no mandatory quarantine, regardless of vaccination status
-Students will receive 2 "take home" COVID tests
-Students should take one test the evening they find out about the exposure and one test 5 days later
-As long as the students are feeling ok and test negative, they can continue to come to school
(see attached sample letter for guidance on at-school potential exposure)
-Fully vaccinated students can continue to attend school with no quarantine as long as they are feeling healthy
-Unvaccinated students must either:
     *Quarantine for 7 days, take a test on day 5-7, return to school on day 8 if test is negative and student is feeling healthy, or;
     *Quarantine for 10 days, return to school on day 11 without testing if feeling healthy
FOR STUDENTS WHO TEST POSITIVE on a lab or at-home kit:
-Please inform the school right away
-Student must quarantine for 10 days from either positive test or end of serious symptoms
-IF the student is feeling ok, he/she can log on to Google Classroom to complete school work
Please contact the school if you have any questions or need any support.  
Thank you for your continued flexibility and patience as we navigate the latest wave!
-Mr. Haviland

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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.