WELCOME TO OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE PAGE

Below you’ll find all the critical information about how the school is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.
Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.
The NYCDOE also has important information and resources for you.
Last updated: December 2, 2020

 Parents/Guardians,

We hope you and your families had a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.

As you may have seen in the news, a plan to reopen schools, located outside the State-designated Orange or Red Zones, was recently announced by our City and State authorities.

This reopening plan applies only to students who have previously chosen in-person instruction (blended learning) and mainly includes early education and elementary public schools as the only high school buildings to reopen are the ones located in District 75, which is not our school district.

Please keep watching the news and visiting the Department of Education website for actualization on the NYC public schools reopening plan, as students in grades 6 through 12 (outside of District 75 schools) will continue to learn remotely until further notice.

See the most recent letter to families from the NYC Department of Education Chancellor, Richard A. Carranza. 



 Padres / Guardianes,

Esperamos que usted y sus familias hayan tenido unas vacaciones de Acción de Gracias tranquilas y seguras. 

Como pueden haber visto en las noticias, las autoridades municipales y estatales anunciaron recientemente un plan para reabrir las escuelas ubicadas fuera de las zonas naranja o roja designadas por el Estado. 

Este plan de reapertura aplica solo a los estudiantes que previamente eligieron la instrucción en persona (aprendizaje combinado) e incluye principalmente escuelas públicas de educación temprana y primarias, ya que los únicos edificios de escuelas secundarias que reabrirán son los ubicados en el Distrito 75, que no es nuestro distrito escolar. 

Por favor, continúe viendo las noticias y visitando el sitio web del Departamento de Educación de NY para las más recientes actualizaciones acerca del plan de reapertura escolar, ya que los estudiantes en los grados 6 al 12 (fuera de las escuelas del Distrito 75) continuarán aprendiendo de forma remota hasta nuevo aviso.  

Ver  la carta más reciente a las familias del canciller del Departamento de Educación de la Ciudad de Nueva York, Richard A. Carranza.


SAFETY INFORMATION

Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.

  1. MASKS -Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by students in grade 2 and up while in the building. If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file in the office.
  2. HANDWASHING - Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.
  3. SCHOOL VISITS -  We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Parent and community volunteer and in-person tutoring have been suspended until further notice. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office. 
  4. WHILE IN THE BUILDING - When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be given a nametag and reminded to wear your mask at all times.
  5. TRAFFIC FLOW IN HALLWAYS - Hallways are marked with arrows. Please keep at least 6 ft. distance between yourself and others.
  6. ILLNESS - Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
  7. PRIORITY TESTING - Testing at 22 Health and Hospital (H+H) testing sites during the 2020-2021 school year is being prioritized for all :

    *Department of Education students in 3K through grade 12 Department of Education employees,

    *Employees of Department of Education contracted early childhood programs, and affiliated family child care networks

    *Employees of Department of Education- and Department of Youth and Community Development-contracted Learning Bridges programs

Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.

In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recomended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 
  1. CHANGE IN CLASS SIZES - We've reduced the average class size from 31 to 12 for in-person instruction.
  2. VENTILATION -  In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows in all classrooms as well as leaving classroom doors open.
  3. CLEANING FREQUENCY - Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
  4. HAND SANITATION - All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in classrooms.

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