Safety 2022-23


Building Response Team 2022 – 2023

  • Ostrow - Special Needs Assist (9& 10)
  • Ms. Silver – Emergency Officer –Command Post bring AED
  • J Aufrichtig – Incident Assessor
    • Colonna – Recorder - (65th & school yard)
  • AP Bramante – BRT Leader (Post School Yard Center)
  • AP Dargan – Special Needs Coordinator - 66th Street crossing near school yard
  • AP Lincoln - Assembly Point Coordinator - 66th Street Crossing & 16th Avenue

After- School BRT TEAM

  • Kennedy - Special Needs Coordinator Assist (9& 10)
  • Deima Joudeh – Emergency Officer –Command Post bring AED
    • Silver – Incident Assessor
  • Silver– Recorder - (65th & school yard)
    • NIA Director - Assembly Point Coordinator - 66th Street Crossing & 16th Avenue

Evacuation Post Assignments/Alternate Staff Members

BASEMENT – Jose Cespedes, CE/Michael Modica –

  • Cafeteria Capacity 565;
  • Auditorium Capacity 697
  • Gym3 = 450

1st Floor – Mr. Wong/ Ms. Joudeh

2nd Floor -  S. Monotrakis/ Mr. Larkin

3rd Floor  - H. Klein /Dean Colonna – gym Capacity 450

4th Floor  - J. Aufrichtig/– gym Capacity 450

Alternate:  Dr. Maita & Ms. Mei (where needed)

Evacuation Sites

PRIMARY 1: IS 187 - 1171 65TH Street 11219 –# 718-236-3394 #1245 Principal J Berman

Primary 2: PS 180 - 5601 16TH Avenue   718-851-8070 #1417 Principal Gary Williams             

Primary part accesssible: PS 205 – 6701 – 20 th Avenue 718-236-2380 Principal Mandel

SECONDARY:   New Utrecht HS - 1601 80th Street – 718-232-2500 Capacity 3,565  Principal Maureen Goldfarb

Helping Students After a School Shooting

  • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
  • Limit exposure to television and the news.

  • Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
  • Listen to kids’ fears and concerns.
  • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things.
  • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
  • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

ASCA Resources

Documents and Publications


National Center for School Crisis and BereavementGuidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School StaffTalking to Children About School ShootingsTalking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the NewsNational Education Association: School Crisis Guide

National Association of School Psychologists: Culturally Competent Crisis Response: Information for Crisis Teams

National Association of School Boards of Education: Student Safety and Wellness 

Kid PeaceWays to Help Your Child Through Crisis

Perceptions of School Counselors Surviving a School Shooting

School Shootings and Counselor Leadership: Four Lessons from the Field 

Additional Resources

American Psychological AssociationManaging Traumatic StressBuilding Your ResilienceManaging Your Distress in the Aftermath of a ShootingHelping Your Child Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

American Red CrossRecovering Emotionally

Coalition to Support Grieving Students (videos)Death and School CrisisTalking With Children

Department of EducationTips for Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic EventsCreating Emergency Management PlansReadiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance CenterPractical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities

National Association of School PsychologistsTalking to Children About Violence

National PTA: Discussing Hate and Violence with Your ChildrenThe Child Mind InstituteHow to Help Children Cope With Frightening NewsGoing Back to School After a TragedyAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Talking to Children about Community Violence

National School Safety CenterNational Child Traumatic Stress NetworkThe National Center for Post Traumatic Stress DisorderThe Office for Victims of Crime




Gregg Yancovitch (He/Him/His)

Student Services Manager

Brooklyn South NYCDOE Borough Office

5619 Flatlands Avenue, Room 134

Brooklyn, NY 11234


Brooklyn South NYCDOE Borough Office

BK South Contacts


Key Websites:

Child Abuse Resources

Resources for Students in Foster Care

Crisis Resources

Yoga Mindfulness Teacher Preparation Program

Registration for Brooklyn South Professional Learning