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 September, 2021

Back to School | Welcome to kindergarten, School posters, Welcome poster



Supply List for Incoming Kindergarten 2021

Please send these items below to school with your child during the first full week of school!!

2- rolls of paper towels

1- boxes of tissues

2-large containers of baby wipes

2- containers of disinfecting wipes (Clorox or Lysol)

3-reams of copy paper (500 sheets per ream) (8 1/2 x 11)

1- package of post it notes (3x3)

1- box of quart sized ziploc bags

1- box of gallon sized ziploc bags

2- bottles of Purell

1- set of index cards on a ring with a poly cover (THIS CAN STAY AT HOME)

Please also send in a coloring book and a family photo for our family tree bulletin board

The following supplies should be brought in on the first day of school,

3- boxes of SHARPENED pencils

4-boxes of Crayola Crayons (24 pack only)

8- LARGE gluesticks

1- pair of Fiskars scissors

1- large pink eraser

1- LARGE soft pencil case (must be able to hold 1 box of crayons, scissors, glue stick, pencils)

1- backapack (wheels not permitted)

Supply Fee will be announced in September (includes notebooks and folder and Let's Find Out Scholastic Magazine)


LABEL Uniform Sweatshirts with your child's name

LABEL all Jackets with your child's name

LABEL lunch boxes
It is not necessary to label crayons, tissue boxes, paper towels and wipes.
I look forward to seeing you in September!

Uniforms - For uniform information, please visit www.flynnohara.com 


Special Classes Supplies

North Boulevard Elementary School

Music/Library- 1 pocket folder (labeled with child's name and Music),

1 box of tissues,1 pack of pencils (labeled library)

Physical Education- sneakers with velcro or laces

Art- Crayola Crayons, Markers, and Colored Pencils (please put in a ziploc with your child's name on it)

Computers-Headphones to be plugged into computer ( not
Bluetooth) and should be inexpensive. Put in a Ziplock bag and write your child’s
name on bag.



Summer Learning for Kindergarten Graduates Entering

 First Grade in September 2021

Please also see work from the first grade teachers under the summer work tab in the "Parents" section.  They assign specific books as well as i-ready.  

Please refer to the username and password we gave you during the year and continue to do I-Ready assignments.  


Please provide your child with as many reading experiences as possible!  You can read signs in the car, read books together, read in the grocery store, Read, Read, Read!!!  Please also review vowel sounds and practice tapping out to decode words. 


Please save your word ring and continue to practice all of the high frequency words we gave you throughout the kindergarten school year.  Knowing these words is a great key to reading success!  


Try to incorporate some math skills into your day.  


And now for the most important assignment:  Have a wonderful and safe summer! 


Please complete the following Health Check form every morning by 7:45 a.m before your child enters school.  



Please be sure to check our Google Classroom Page for most updated information.  These pages really are not used this year very much.  Everything is put onto google classroom for now.  Thank you.  


For uniform information, please visit:  www.flynnohara.com


Visit our website @ www.slswhitestone.org


2 Free apps are Khan Academy Kids and Teach your Monster to Read.  

Please read with your child every day! 

I have also found the following to have some fun things for them:  



jr.brainpop.com     User:   stluke2020      Password:  sls2020

Something fun:  Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, is reading books on his twitter account!  

Please fill up and send in your full boxtop sheets, our class is really low on the boxtop chart!

Our online Scholastic book order code is QJFQN.

Please make sure to label everything, especially tupperware and Jackets.   

Parents, please send at least 2 water bottles, especially if your child is full day, many kids did not have enough today after afternoon playground.  Please also remember to separate snack from lunch.  

Please start collecting all of your boxtops for education.  We will be sending home a form you can send back when you will it up, there are contests throughout the year. 

Important:  Due to Attendance policy changes, every change in attendance will have to be submitted to me in writing.  For example, if your child is full day and leaves half day for a doctor appt, please give me a note before.  If you pick up your child at 2:00 instead of 2:40, you must give me a note etc.  The same goes for late arrival etc.  

Please do not park on 150th Place, that is only for School Bus Parking.  Thank you.  

If your child is absent have  for a full or half day, please bring an absent note upon return.  I will not be reminding you.  Attendance for all grades is now being taken in option c.  











Any unwanted arts and crafts supplies. Sometimes what is clutter to you is treasure to a teacher! 

Any table top games you no longer want, the kids love to get new things to play with in class! 

Flat heart, flower, and love themed stickers if you have any laying around you no longer want.  



What Are We Learning



Please keep sending in boxtops/labels for education.
You can print out form to submit them from parent eenvelope. 

If you send in book order money, no cash, check please. 

Please also check the school calander for events and fundraisers.  
Please check parents E-envelope also. 

If you have to pick up your child early, please give me a note at drop-off in the morning, I have to send it to the office. You must then sign-out your child near the security desk when you pick up.  Thanks. 

If your child is absent, upon return you must give me a note written by you
stating the dates absent and the reason

Please take your child to the bathroom right before class,



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Pre-K 2
2022 COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Updated COVID Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines


The New York State Approach to COVID Quarantine

Effective March 8, 2022


After review of the NYC DOH and NYS DOH updated COVID Quarantine and Isolation please see the updated Quarantine and Isolation guidelines for the Catholic Academy’s and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn effective March 8, 2022.


Updated Quarantine Guidelines


NYS DOH Quarantine Exception for Schools (K-12)

  • Exposed unvaccinated students, teachers and staff who are required to quarantine can attend or work at school during the quarantine period where COVID Health and Safety protocols i.e.  masking and test to stay programs are monitored and enforced.
  • They may also attend or work at school-based extracurricular activities that do not involve participants from other schools. (e.g., not competitive sports events with other schools)
  • They may attend or work at certain eligible childcare programs for school-age children, such as early drop off programs and aftercare.  
  • However, these individuals should continue to quarantine as otherwise required outside of school and these school-related activities. 
  • Face coverings are recommended (optional) while riding the school bus.
  • Face coverings are required in the Nurses Office/Medical Room.
  • Fully vaccinated 5–11-year-old children who are not eligible for the booster, have no further restrictions.



Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten

Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten, including NYC DOE funded programs, students who were exposed to COVID-19 can return to school after 10 days where the Exposure Date is Day 0 or when:

  • Children can return from quarantine on Day 8, with proof of a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test performed on Day 5 or later after exposure.  (Day 0 is the date of exposure)
  • The test can be any molecular test, or an at home-test that is explicitly intended for use by children as young as 2.
  • If an at home test is used, two tests within 24 hours are required to return to school on Day 8.


Who does Not Have to Quarantine After Close Contact with Someone With COVID-19?

• Anyone ages 12 or older and who has received all CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses, including boosters if eligible and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.

• Anyone ages 5-11 years old who has completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.

• Anyone who has had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days (tested positive using a viral test, e.g., antigen or PCR).


Who Has to Quarantine After Close Contact with Someone With COVID-19?

• Anyone ages 12 or older who has completed the primary series of recommended vaccine abut are not up to date with vaccines, meaning they have not received a booster when eligible

• Anyone who has not completed a primary vaccine series.

• Anyone who is not vaccinated.

Please Note: These individuals may attend or work at school; they may also attend or work at school-based extracurricular activities that do not involve participants from other schools. (e.g., not competitive sports events with other schools) and they may attend or work at certain eligible childcare programs for school-age children, such as early drop off programs and aftercare during the quarantine period where COVID Health and Safety protocols i.e.  masking and test to stay programs are monitored and enforced.


How to Quarantine

  • Stay home for at least 5 days (day 0 through day 5) after the date of the last contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of contact (exposure) is considered day 0.
    • For example: A person is exposed on January 2, this would be Day 0, count 5 days of quarantine until January 7, this would be Day 5. Return to school on January 8, this would be the first day quarantine free.


  • To continue to attend school or work after an exposure to COVID-19 please note the following:
    • Strongly recommended: Wear a face covering while at school/work for five days after the date of exposure. The date of exposure is considered day 0.
    • Required: Participate in the Test to Stay Strategy. Faculty, staff, and students required to quarantine are required to test at days 2-3 (or the first school day after the exposure is identified) and day 5 using COVID tests available from Federal, City and State resources. 
    • Required: Submit the signed testing affirmation to the school on days 1 and 5.
    • Faculty, Staff and Students can continue to attend school/work if the COVID tests are negative.
    • If a Faculty, Staff or Student tests positive they should stay home and follow the Isolation protocols and notify the school of the positive test result.
  • Continue to monitor for 10 days after the date of the last close contact with someone with COVID-19, watch for fever (100.4◦F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms.  If symptoms develop, get tested immediately and isolate until test results arrive. If test result is positive, follow isolation guidelines.
  • Unvaccinated, not fully vaccinated or 12 years or older -Fully Vaccinated, Booster eligible, but NOT received a Booster, faculty, staff, or student who are identified as a close contact who does not follow the test to stay preventive strategy and does not submit proof of a negative COVID test on Day 1 and Day 5 are required to quarantine for five days from date of exposure where the exposure date is Day 0.


Updated Isolation Guidelines


New York State Approach to COVID-19 Isolation

Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19.


Who Has to Isolate?

People who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 need to isolate regardless of their vaccination status. This includes:

  • People who have a positive viral test (e.g., antigen or PCR) for COVID-19, regardless of whether they have symptoms.
  • People with symptoms of COVID-19including those who are awaiting test results (Rapid or PCR) or have not been tested
  • People with symptoms should isolate even if they do not know if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.



How to Isolate

  • Stay home, in a separate room from other household members, if possible, for at least 5 days from onset of symptoms or positive test date, whichever came first.
  • Isolate for at least 5 days, if symptoms persist a longer isolation will be required.
  • Return from Isolation after a minimum of 5 days and the following: (Positive Test date or Symptom Onset Date is Day 0)
    • Fever free for 24 hours with no fever reducing medication
    • Symptoms are improving
    • Licensed Healthcare Provider Note, dated after Day 5, stating the individual can safely return to in person instruction
  • REQUIRED: To wear a face covering while at school/work for Days 6-10 after returning to school/work after testing positive for COVID-19.



Exhibit COVID-19 Symptoms During the School Day:

If an individual exhibits COVID-19 symptom during the school day, schools should implement Isolation protocols.

Individuals who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms during the school day are required to isolate and get tested for COVID-19. The individual can return to school when:


  • Negative Lab based COVID-19 test or alternative diagnosis (healthcare provider)
  • Fever free for 24 hours with no fever reducing medication
  • Symptoms are improving


Please Note: These guidelines are subject to change as the pandemic continues to evolve and updated information is received by City and State agencies.

Please Note: Currently, NYC is identified by the CDC as a Low COVID-19 Community Level. If NYC is identified as a High COVID-19 Community Level the mask mandate can be reinstated by city and state health officials.

Please Note: The Office of the Superintendents of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn reserves the right to implement COVID health and safety guidelines that go above the required city and state COVID health and safety guidelines.