COVID Information & Procedures

If my child tests positive who do I contact:

 

1. Please fill out the Absentee Form: https://forms.gle/ZkdCTGao7gGAiS979

 

2. Report to Admin

3. While your child is quarantining they will follow the section below for Quarantine Procedures.
 
*When positive, your child needs to quarantine for 10 days. They do not need a negative test to return, they need to be symptom free.
 

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If my child is Exposed outside of school and needs to quarantine for 10 days:

 

1. Please fill out the Absentee Form https://forms.gle/ZkdCTGao7gGAiS979

 

2. While your child is quarantining they will follow the section below for Partial Closure.
 
*When exposed, your child needs to quarantine for 10 days OR they can test after day 5 and if it is negative they can return on Day 8.
Exposed outside of school
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Quarantine Procedures(When your home due to COVID):
  • All work is completed asynchronously and will receive support from their teachers using the Office Hours. Students must be actively asking for help.
  • Office Hours: Every teacher has one period per day set for Office hours. This period is set aside for teachers to support students on quarantine. Teachers have placed an announcement on each of their google classrooms on how to reach them and what time their office hours.
  • Students can also reach out to their teachers either on their google classrooms or email using the staff directory. https://www.is228.org/apps/staff/
  • Attendance: We have merged our attendance and absentee form to make it simpler for students. Once your absentee form is filled out, if you are out for COVID you will be marked present due to COVID. *It takes 24-48 hours to reflect on your child's NYC Schools Account each day your child is out on quarantine.
 
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New Quarantine Policy
Our goal is to ensure that students safely remain in school as much as possible, and we have updated our policies to ensure we meet this goal. This means that if there is a positive case in a classroom:
  • For students in kindergarten through grade 12, unvaccinated or not yet fully-vaccinated students who were in close proximity to a positive case will no longer have to quarantine and will continue attending school if they do not have symptoms and do not have a positive test result from a COVID test. Instead, all students and adults in that classroom will receive a take-home rapid test kit and take two tests over the course of five days.
  • For students in 3-K and Pre-K, the quarantine policy will remain the same, meaning that any 3-K or preK student who was in close proximity to a positive case will still have to quarantine for 10 days.
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Home Test Kits

**Home test kits are only to be used by the student that the kit was for. You cannot use the kit on any other family member. Students must take both tests when instructed to. There are no replacement kits when used the incorrect way. 

If the home kit is positive please follow the directions on top.

If the home kit is negative the student comes to school the next day. 

Exposed At School

  • Beginning January 3, schools will distribute free, take-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to any student or staff who exhibit COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified.
 
Exposed in School
  • If your child was exposed to COVID-19 at school, please help your child take the first test on the day they receive the home test and help your child take the second test five days after exposure or at the first indication of symptoms.
  • Your child may continue to attend school as long as your child receives negative test results and does not experience any symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If your child has COVID-like symptoms or feels ill before the fifth day, please have your child isolate and take the second home test immediately.
    • If your child tests positive on either home test, your child must isolate for 10 days following the first positive result. Please contact your child’s school immediately to inform them and for further guidance.
COVID Symptoms at School
  • If your child had symptoms of COVID-19 at school, please help your child take the first test immediately and help your child take the second test 24 hours later.
    • Your child may not attend school until they receive negative results on both of these home tests taken within 24 hours of each other and have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication OR if your child receives a negative test result from a PCR COVID test.
    • If your child tests positive on either home test, your child must isolate for 10 days following the first positive result. Please contact your child’s school immediately and report the test results.
COVID at school
 
  • Any student who tests positive on a take-home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school.
Health Screening
  • As a reminder, all students, staff and visitors must pass the DOE health screener in order to enter school buildings. Additional questions will be added to the health screeners for those students and staff who receive at-home rapid test kits to share their negative result. No other proof of a negative result is required in order for these students to enter the school building.

All test kits come with printed instructions, please follow these instructions when administering the test. You can also check your test kit and watch a video on how to use your test kit:

For additional information, you can also visit the manufacturer’s websites.

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How does my child get in touch with their teachers?

They can either post on their google classroom or send an email using the Staff Directory.

 

If a child is having difficulty with zoom, who can they contact? What happens if a child’s device does not work?

If a child is having any technical difficulties, please contact 

Ms. Joudeh -6th & 8th Grade Tech Support

rjoudeh@schools.nyc.gov 

Ms. Tweeddale- 7th Grade Tech Support

ktweeddale@schools.nyc.gov 

Mr. LaVeglia if a child’s device is not working. 

vlaveglia@schools.nyc.gov

 

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