COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR
Welcome to Park East High School's new COVID-19 Resources page. Below, you will find all the critical information about how we are operating in the 2020-21 school year to reduce the risk of COVID infection.
We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe while we deliver quality academic instruction for all students -- both remotely and in person -- with purpose, preparation, and pride.
To keep families up to date on our plans, we are holding regular town hall meetings via zoom. Please scroll down on this page to view slides from past town halls. In addition, please check this website regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.
This information was last updated on January 14, 2021.
SCHEDULES & CONTACTS
As of November 19, all students will be learning remotely until further notice. Please use this link to view the VPE "bell" schedule for all students.
If you have any questions about your/your child's schedule, please contact Ms. Marcia Edmonds, Assistant Principal for Pupil Personnel, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, feel free to contact individual teachers through Jupiter Grades or the staff directory.
Dear Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 School Year!
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Park East HS, I'd like to welcome back all of our returning students and welcome to our incoming class of new students. Despite all of the changes that we are experiencing because of COVID this year, we are very excited to work with all of our students, whether you are coming in for face-to-face instruction, or participating in remote learning. We are very excited to build on our successes from last year and accomplish even more in the 2020-2021 school year. We are committed to working harder than ever to fulfill the mission of Park East High School and prepare our students for college and careers. We look forward to partnering with you as we engage and support our students in the challenging work ahead.
As we move into the school year, please feel free to contact me any time with any concerns you have, or ideas that you would like to share about how we can better work together in our quest to make Park East an even better place to live and grow. Go Pride! Go Park East!
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Slides from Past Community Town Hall Meetings
Official Information from the NYC Department of Education
Park East COVID Data
October 28: We tested all students and staff in the building for a total of 52 tests. We did not find a single positive case at Park East.
December 2: a student who has not been in the building all year tested positive for COVID-19. After investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Test and Trace Corps have concluded that there has been no exposure to the school community from this case.
What to Bring for In-Person Learning
- A proper face covering, which must fully cover your nose and mouth. Neck gaiters, bandanas, face shields, and masks with exhalation valves are not acceptable.
- If you don’t have a mask that meets these requirements, we will provide you with one.
- Headphones -- the plug-in kind.
- Lunch: breakfast and lunch are provided, but you may bring your own food. Please note, you will not be able to refrigerate or reheat anything.
- A positive attitude: ready to apply all the safety protocols and learn a lot!
Student Safety Expectations for In-Person Learning
If a student is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or is feeling ill, they MUST remain at home.
All students will have their temperatures checked when they enter the building. (This information will NOT be documented.) If a student has a temperature higher than 100 degrees, they will be sent to the isolation room and will have to go home.
If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms in school, they will be escorted to the isolation room, seen by a school nurse, and go home.
Students must follow social distancing and wear masks throughout the entire day, except when eating. Students who refuse to wear masks properly will be sent home.
Students must follow proper hygiene protocols, including washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and wiping down their equipment as needed.
Each classroom will have no more than 10 students and one designated bathroom, which will be available throughout the school day.
Students will be eating lunch in classrooms during a “working lunch” period, where they will be supervised by and supported by a teacher.
As per DOE policy, any student who habitually does not follow these guidelines will be moved to 100% remote learning.
Although Park East is normally a friendly and welcoming place, unfortunately we have to strictly limit entrance to our building during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only students who are attending in-person classes on a particular day will be admitted. Parents, alumni, and other visitors, please call 212-831-1517 or email the party you wish to contact. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our learning environment safe.