RETURNING TO BUILDINGS
All students and DOE employees must complete a health screening every day before they enter the school building.
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 who are 12 and older will be able to get their vaccination at school (with parent/guardian consent). Please fill out the Ryan Health Center consent:
COVID-19 TESTING for students and staff
The NYC DOE will provide testing for COVID-19 in every public school. Ten percent (10%) of unvaccinated individuals will be tested weekly. Students and staff who are fully vaccinated are not required to be tested.
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.
For more information, please visit the DOE's Health and Safety in Our Schools page.
WHILE IN THE BUILDING
MASKS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Students will eat their lunch outside (weather permitting). In the event of inclement weather, half of the grade will eat in the cafeteria and half in the auditorium. Most students will be able to have a snack during the school day. An alternate plan for those teachers not comfortable with in-class snack is forthcoming.
TRAVELING BETWEEN CLASSES
Students will be permitted to travel to their classes and will 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. Revised protocols will be in effect on September 27, 2021.
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.