COVID Updates - 5/18/22

As of May 17, 2022, New York City is on a HIGH ALERT for COVID spread. WE URGE ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS TO WEAR MASKS AT SCHOOL, even though it is no longer mandatory. 

Please continue to to take home tests, which are widely available at school. If a student tests positive, contact the school immediately by emailing Principal Ort, Parent Coordinator Vickiana Ramirez, or Assistant Principals Edmonds, Edouard, or Jurman. It is very important that you let us know: when was your last day in the building, what are your symptoms, when did they start, and when were you tested.

If a student is not fully vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19, the individual must quarantine for at least five days. Stay home and Zoom into classes until the quarantine period is over. You may return to school on day 6, unless you still have symptoms. If you have any symptoms, regardless of your testing status, please stay home. PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PENALIZED FOR ZOOMING IN TO CLASSES FOR ANY COVID-RELATED REASON. If anunvaccinated student is exposed in the home, the student must continue to quarantine for an additional five days after the infected household member’s isolation period has ended, unless the student is isolated from that household member.

COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Welcome to  this year's COVID-19 Resources page. Below, you will find all the critical information about how we are operating in the 2021-22 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, with purpose, preparation, and pride. 

We urge all students to get vaccinated, and boosted when eligible. Teachers and staff are required to be vaccinated. Please take a look at our COVID-19 Vaccine One-Stop Shopping document, which contains FAQs on the vaccine, reliable resources, up-to-date info on where to get vaccinated, and more. The vaccine is approved for and widely available to all New Yorkers age 5 and over. For more information, go to https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/ or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can also text your zip code to the number 438829. In most cases, appointments are not necessary. 

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 9, 2022.

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Independent Reading

Looking for a book to read? The New York Public Library is open throughout the pandemic and offers many ways to access free books, ebooks, and more.  Watch this presentation on Independent Reading by our librarian, Ms. Holland. Please contact her with any questions at aholland@parkeasths.org