COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR THE 2022-23 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 2022-23 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. 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 addition to vaccines, masks remain the best way to contain COVID. All students and staff are highly encouraged to wear masks in the building, as per NYC Department of Health and Department of Education guidance. Free at-home tests are widely available for anyone to take home and use if they suspect infection.
This information was last updated on August 30, 2022.
Official Information and Guidance
As of August 30, 2022, New York City is experiencing HIGH TRANSMISSION of COVID, according to the New York City health department. The NYC Department of Health recommends wearing masks in all public indoor settings; the NYC Department of Education strongly recommends wearing masks in crowded indoor settings.
Please continue 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 or Edouard. It is very important that you let us know: when your last day in the building was, when your symptoms started, and when you were tested.
According to DOE guidelines, students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving. They must wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier. In addition, all students and staff must wear masks when exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at school and when in the school medical room or nurse’s office.
Community Resources for Families -- for 2021-22
Student Resources -- for 2021-22
Student Safety Policies -- for 2022-23
If a student is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, or is feeling ill, they MUST remain at 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. If you test positive for COVID, please email an administrator to let us know (Dr. Ort firstname.lastname@example.org, AP Cliffton Edouard email@example.com , or AP Marcia Edmonds firstname.lastname@example.org).
Unlike in the past, you will not have to complete a daily screening to enter the building, and we will not have weekly testing at school. We will continue to distribute COVID tests and recommend frequent use. Masking is no longer required, but it is highly recommended, as per the Department of Health and the DOE. With our renovations complete, we will continue to avoid crowding in classrooms and in the gym, especially in the first few weeks of the year.
We are proud of our high vaccination rate (89% at the end of last year) and encourage everyone to get vaxxed and boosted. Please see the Vaccination Resources on the school website for more information.