1/25/21 Weekly Update – Returning to the Building

Good afternoon TAOTS Families & Staff,

We hope that you are doing well.  We are very excited to return to the building on Monday, January 25, 2021 for in person instruction for 5 days a week!  

Here are a few important reminders for when we return:

  • On Monday, January 25, 2021 we will return to the building for 5 days a week for in person instruction.  All remote learning students will remain home for remote learning instruction.  
  • Arrival will begin at 8:15 AM on Stillwell Avenue in the school yard.  Please be sure that you and your children are wearing face coverings.  Dismissal will begin at 1:40 PM for K- 2 Grade & 1:50 PM for Grades 3- 5.  To ensure the safety of our community, please be sure to maintain social distance and please keep the entrance way clear to allow safe dismissal for all of our children.  
  • Complete the NYC DOE Health Screening: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/  All students MUST complete a NYC DOE Health Screening via paper or your Phone in prior to entering the building.
  • Please remember that TAOTS is scheduled for weekly random COVID – 19 testing.  If your child has been randomly selected for COVID testing and has completed the test, please be sure to check the portal for your child’s test results.  Please follow the instructions on the paper that was sent home with your child after they took their COVID test.
  • Please send an email to admin@taots.org when your child/children are absent.  
  • Hot lunch is now being served to ALL Students 5 days a week.  Please refer to this link for the monthly menu: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/food/menus  You can also download this helpful app on your phone to have quick access to the school foods monthly menus for Breakfast & Lunch. Download the School Food App: View menus, submit reviews and even use the “FastPass” to skip the line. The app is available for Android and iOS (Open external link).
  • Daily Parent Communication Time is from 2:00 – 2:20 pm.  Please be sure to make an appointment with your child’s teachers to meet with them. 
  • Please be sure to reach out to Ms. Appelbaum if you have NOT created a NYSCA. Go to mystudent.nyc to create your account, then contact Ms. Appelbaum mappelbaum@schools.nyc.gov  to add your children to your account.  Your NYCSA is a very important tool to utilize in ALL LANGUAGES to access your child’s absences, latenesses, report cards, IEP, transportation, proof of address and proof of school that your child attends for upcoming tax purposes, upcoming voting for D20 CEC elections, past & present assessments, and much more….  

Important February Dates to Remember:

  • February, 5 – 11, 2021 – Respect for All Week!
  • February 12, 2021 – School Closed for Lunar New Year!
  • February 15 – 19, 2021 – School Closed for Mid – Winter Recess 
  • February 22, 2021 – School Resumes
  • February 25, 2021 – 7:00 PM Virtual PTO Meeting 

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please reach out to admin@taots.org

Stay safe & enjoy your weekend.

NYCSA Creation

Good afternoon,


Our records indicate that many of our families have NOT created a NYCSA.  Your NYCSA is a very important tool to utilize in ALL LANGUAGES to access your child’s absences, latenesses, report cards, IEP, transportation, proof of address and proof of school that your child attends for upcoming tax purposes, upcoming voting for D20 CEC elections, past & present assessments, and much more….  

Please be sure to reach out to Ms. Appelbaum if you have NOT created a NYSCA. Go to mystudent.nyc to create your account, then contact Ms.Applebaum mappelbaum@schools.nyc.gov  to add your children to your account.

School Building Closed Through January 22, 2021

Dear LUCRETIA MARCIGLIANO CAMPUS – K at 50 AVENUE P Families:

I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 1/22/2021.

Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.

What Happens Now?

  • The school building will remain closed through 1/22/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and students may return to school on 1/23/2021.  
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified, and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.

How Do We Stay Healthy?

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
  3. Wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

1/17/21 Weekly Updates & Resources

Good afternoon TAOTS Families & Staff,

We hope that this email finds you well.  

Please be advised that we are still waiting for the DOE to notify us when we can return to the building. When we receive another update, we will continue to communicate all updates to all our families and staff via email, taots website, and robocalls.  

Please continue to check your email frequently, check the website http://www.taots.org , and listen to all robo calls for the most up to date information.

For now, Here’s What’s Going on at TAOTS on Monday, January 18th, 2021 – Friday, January 22, 2021:

Monday, January 18, 2021 – School is Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – Last Day to apply to Kindergarten.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, January 21, 2021 – Please Join Us Virtually!

  • 6:45 pm Virtual PTO Meeting.  The Zoom link will be shared the day of the meeting, along with Russian, Chinese, and Spanish dial in phone numbers for translations for the PTO meeting.

Friday, January 22, 2021 – Have a great weekend!

Important Resource Reminder:

  • Our records indicate that many of our families have NOT created a NYCSA.  Your NYCSA is a very important tool to utilize in ALL LANGUAGES to access your child’s absences, latenesses, report cards, IEP, transportation, proof of address and proof of school that your child attends for upcoming tax purposes, upcoming voting for D20 CEC elections, past & present assessments, and much more….  Please be sure to reach out to Ms. Appelbaum if you have NOT created a NYSCA. Go to mystudent.nyc to create your account, then contact Ms. Applebaum mappelbaum@schools.nyc.gov  to add your children to your account.
  • Internet Tech Support from T-Mobile 844-341-4834 and Apple Support 877-422-6820.
  • All Absences Must Be Reported to admin@taots.org

If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to admin@taots.org