RETURNING TO BUILDINGS
All students and DOE employees must complete a health screening every day before they enter the school building. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCREENER HAS BEEN UPDATED AS OF JANUARY 3, 2022.
Complete it online at healthscreening.schools.nyc. You will get a confirmation that it has been completed. Your child must show the confirmation (digital or paper) before entering the building. As part of this, the student is attesting that they do not have a temperature. This means that you must take your child’s temperature at home before they leave each day. This will make entry into the building much faster and our school environment much safer. Students and parents will be responsible for ensuring that the health screener is completed with fidelity.
Paper forms will also be available to students while they wait to enter the building and can be completed before entering. Their temperature will also be taken before entering.
DOE VACCINATION PORTAL
If your children have been vaccinated, please upload an image of your child’s vaccination card or NYC Excelsior Pass to the DOE’s vaccine portal at vaccine.schools.nyc.
Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, helping to ensure that our school communities remain safe and healthy.
VACCINATIONS AT SCHOOL
Students 5 years and and older can currently receive the COVID-19 vaccination from the Ryan Health Center. Students who received their first dose elsewhere, including the November 2021 pop-up at the school, can receive their second dose at the Ryan Health Center. Please fill out the Ryan Health Center consent when making your appointment:
COVID-19 TESTING for students and staff
The NYC DOE will provide testing for COVID-19 in every public school. Both staff and students are eligible for testing, regardless of vaccination status.
You must provide consent for the random in-school testing from your New York City Schools Account or a hard-copy of the consent form (PDF available in 10 languages under Consent).
For more information, please visit the DOE's Health and Safety in Our Schools page.
WHILE IN THE BUILDING
MASKS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Beginning March 28, 2022, lunch will return to the cafeteria full-time; recess will continue to be in the yard. The full lunch menu and salad bar will be available beginning April 4, 2022.
TRAVELING BETWEEN CLASSES
Students are permitted to travel to their classes and do not have to remain in one classroom all day.
POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE
Please refer to the DOE guidance for the procedures around the various configurations and consequences. You can also download a flow chart describing what students should do in case of exposure/COVID-19 positive result.
A teacher will teach remotely ONLY if the entire class is quarantined. This is a slim possibility in grades seven and eight as many students will be vaccinated.