November 2017 Students of the Month, Grades 3-5

​Grade 3: Brandon Liu, Benson Xie, Wulan Kartiwa, Mary Natindim & Andres Solorzano
Grade 4: David Lee, Ruiqi (Vicky) He, Fu Chen, Ayesha Patel, Joseph Torres & Mingkai Chen
Grade 5: Ava Lee, Iris Martinez, Sanya Merchant, Vincent Zheng & Valerie Budiman

November 2017 Students of the Month, Grades 3-5

​Grade 3: Brandon Liu, Benson Xie, Wulan Kartiwa, Mary Natindim & Andres Solorzano
Grade 4: David Lee, Ruiqi (Vicky) He, Fu Chen, Ayesha Patel, Joseph Torres & Mingkai Chen
Grade 5: Ava Lee, Iris Martinez, Sanya Merchant, Vincent Zheng & Valerie Budiman

A Note About the Recent News Reports

Dear Families of PS/IS102Q,

Last Friday afternoon, I was made aware that an article was posted on The Daily News website reporting that two students from 102 had made plans to hurt other students.  I can assure you that after our investigation, and speaking with the DOE’s Central Office and NYPD, no credible threat was made.

We found a notebook two weeks ago with highly questionable content. Our School Climate Team members immediately jumped into action and we were able to identify the authors. Guided by our school’s Threat Assessment Protocol, we quickly gathered extensive information relating to these students and shared them with the Police Department. Officials then determined that there was no credible threat.

On Monday, November 20th, we held a Town Hall Meeting for parents.  In this meeting, we described the events that took place, clarified the difference between posing a threat and making a threat, and shared ways to ensure our home-school communication stays strong.

Moving forward, we will be holding parent workshops focused on exploring ways to support the social-emotional needs and academic well-being of all our students.  Information regarding the dates and times of these workshops will be forthcoming.  In addition, throughout the week of November 27th, our School Climate Team will be leading assemblies for all students by grade.  These assemblies will support students in dealing with difficult emotions and understanding consequences of their actions.  We will also remind them that any discussion, ideation, or threat to harm any student runs counter to our school mission and will not be tolerated.

Please feel free to reach out to either myself or one of our APs should you have additional questions or concerns.  Student safety and clear communication to families are core values of 102 and we thank you for your continued support.

Best,

William Ko. Principal   

 

Noviembre 21, 2017

Estimadas Familia de PS/IS 102Q

El viernes pasado por la tarde, me hicieron saber que se publicó un artículo en el sitio web de The Daily News que informaba que dos estudiantes de 102 habían hecho planes para lastimar a otros estudiantes. Puedo asegurarle que después de nuestra investigación, y hablando con la Oficina Central del DOE y el NYPD, no se hizo ninguna amenaza creíble.

Encontramos un cuaderno hace dos semanas con contenido altamente cuestionable. Nuestros miembros del Equipo de Clima Escolar se pusieron inmediatamente en acción y pudimos identificar a los autores. Guiados por el Protocolo de Evaluación de Amenazas de nuestra escuela, recopilamos rápidamente información extensa relacionada con estos estudiantes y los compartimos con el Departamento de Policía. Los funcionarios luego determinaron que no había una amenaza creíble.

El lunes, 20 de noviembre, tuvimos una Reunión del Ayuntamiento para los padres. En esta reunión, describimos los eventos que tuvieron lugar, aclaramos la diferencia entre representar una amenaza y hacer una amenaza, y formas compartidas de garantizar que la comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar se mantenga fuerte.

En el futuro, tendremos talleres para padres enfocados en explorar formas de apoyar las necesidades socio-emocionales y el bienestar académico de todos nuestros estudiantes. La información con respecto a las fechas y horarios de estos talleres estará disponible próximamente. Además, durante la semana del 27 de noviembre, nuestro Equipo de Clima Escolar encabezará asambleas para todos los estudiantes por grado. Estas asambleas apoyarán a los estudiantes a lidiar con emociones difíciles y comprender las consecuencias de sus acciones. También les recordaremos que cualquier discusión, ideación o amenaza de dañar a cualquier estudiante va en contra de nuestra misión escolar y no será tolerado.

No dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo mismo o con uno de nuestros AP si tiene preguntas o inquietudes adicionales. La seguridad de los estudiantes y la comunicación clara a las familias son valores centrales de 102 y agradecemos su continuo apoyo.

Mejor,

William Ko. Director de escuela

TOWN HALL MEETING 10AM, Monday, November 20th

Dear Families of PS/IS102Q,

I was made aware that The Daily News published a news article around noon citing that two of our students were taken by the police after making a school threat to injure other students.

We found a notebook two weeks ago with highly questionable content. Our School Climate Team members immediately jumped into action and we were able to identify the authors. Guided by our school’s Threat Assessment Protocol, we quickly gathered extensive information relating to these students and then shared them with the Police Department. Officials then determined that there were no credible threat.

The central inquiry for school threat assessment is whether a student posed a threat, not whether they made a threat. A threat made by a 10 year old and the exact same threat made by a military-trained, armed individual carry vastly different significance, and the response to each will not be the same. Should we determine that there is even hint of potential danger to our students, our school will immediately contact families and engage in the appropriate actions.

Student safety and clear communication to families are core values of 102, and we plan on speaking with our families in greater detail the first moment we are able to. We invite all families to join us for a special Town Hall Meeting at 10AM Monday, November 20th.

I look forward to sharing with you findings that I am sure will reduce any lingering stress or anxiety.

Should you have any immediate concerns, please email me at w@ps102Q.org and I will do my best to address them.

Best,

 

William Ko. Principal