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. 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 17, 2022.
Official Information from the NYC DOE
THE CDC AND THE DOE BOTH STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS WEAR MASKS AT SCHOOL. Since May 17, 2022, New York City remains on a HIGH ALERT for COVID spread.
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.
Student Resources -- for 2021-22
What to Bring to School -- for 2021-22
- A mask which must fully cover your nose and mouth. Medical masks and especially N95/KN95 masks are preferable to cloth. 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.
- Your own device, if you wish. Bring the charger too.
- Headphones -- the plug-in kind.
- A sweater or sweatshirt, since classrooms may be chilly with the window open and AC's on.
- A positive attitude: ready to learn in person again while following all the safety protocols!
Community Resources for Families -- for 2021-22
Student Safety Policies -- for 2021-22
If a student is experiencing any COVID-19 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.
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.
As per DOE policy, any student who habitually does not follow these guidelines will be moved to 100% remote learning.