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  • Consent for COVID-19 Testing for Students

    Consent for COVID-19 Testing for Students
    ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 1 - 12!!!

    Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Please note-if you already submitted consent during the last school year or summer, you will need to do so again for the 2021-2022 school year. There are two easy ways to submit:

    1-. Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)(Open external link)
    If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s): Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.” Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.
    If you do not already have a NYCSA account: You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above. If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.

    or

    2-. Print and sign the form and bring it to your child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages, under Consent Forms below.
    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/fall-21student-testing-consent

    Visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/covid-19-testing-for-students
    for more information.

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  • LETTER FROM CHANCELLOR MEISHA PORTER

    Dear Families,
    It was so exciting to welcome students back in our classrooms last week, seeing the joy on their faces as they all
    could finally return to learn in-person with their teachers and classmates! This is a very special time, and we are
    doing everything possible to make sure everyone in our schools remains safe and healthy.
    I invite you to share the amazing experience of that first week of school with me through
    this video (vimeo.com/609642752/70f8506d67) capturing our homecoming experience across the city. 
    In addition to the extensive health and safety measures summarized on our school year 2021-22 webpage
    (schools.nyc.gov/homecoming), we are making two important adjustments to COVID-19 protocols in our
    schools:
     Weekly testing. Starting Monday, September 27, the DOE will increase random COVID-19 testing in
    all elementary, middle, and high schools for students in grades 1-12 from biweekly to weekly. We can
    only test students whose parents have provided an updated testing consent form to their school. You are
    encouraged to provide this consent for your child if you have not done so. If you have already submitted
    a testing consent form for the 2021-22 school year, that consent form remains in effect. If you have not
    yet submitted your consent, you can do so one of two ways: 
    o Fill out the form using your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA): schoolsaccount.nyc or
    o Download the form online at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting and bring the completed form to your
    child’s school.
     Updated quarantine policy. Also starting Monday, September 27, in accordance with the latest
    guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will no longer
    close an entire classroom when there is a positive case in the classroom. Unvaccinated students who are
    masked and at least three feet distanced from a student who tests positive are not considered close
    contacts under CDC guidelines and will not have to quarantine. This new policy applies to all students in
    any grade.
    Vaccination is the most important step that we can take to protect our families and our communities against
    COVID-19. To protect your children and school communities, we have mandated that all DOE school
    staff be vaccinated against COVID-19—by September 27, all employees will have received at least one dose of
    the COVID-19 vaccine. To schedule a vaccination appointment for yourself or your eligible student aged 12
    and older, please visit vaccinefinder.nyc.gov.
    We will continue to share everything we are doing to keep your children safe. Our school year back together
    again is already off to a fantastic start, and I look forward to seeing your students thrive and grow this year as
    they learn alongside their peers.
    In partnership,
    Meisha Porter
    New York City Schools Chancellor

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  • First Day of School

    Monday, September 13, 2021 - School hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

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  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL DISTRICT 20 Invites You to Join us for our May 2021 Monthly Meeting

    COMMUNITY EDUCATION COUNCIL
    DISTRICT 20
    Invites You to Join us for our
    May 2021 Monthly Meeting

    Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    Time: 6:00 PM Business Meeting (Discussing Council Business Only)
    7:00 PM Calendar Meeting
    Login: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/83210944687?
    pwd=MzlpRVFWT2h1WWhFQkE2Z05FYVRidz09
    Meeting ID: 832 1094 4687
    Passcode: 951493
    Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    Find your local number: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/u/kd7AoN29fi
    Speaker Sign-up Sheet: https://forms.gle/bazEyAs6wjEMkN1k8
    *The form will open at the beginning of the Business Meeting
    Topic: I-Ready Presentation on District-wide Assessment
    District 20 Arts Showcase
    Vote on the Bylaw Amendment

    Join us for our next monthly meeting on June 9th!
    Visit us on the web www.cec20.org
    415 89th Street ● Room 410●Brooklyn, NY 11209●Tel 718-759-3921
    Fax 718-759-3920●E-mail: CEC20@schools.nyc.gov

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  • Schools Closed

    🗓️ REMINDER: NYC public schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in observance of Eid al-Fitr.

    There will be no food service available on Thursday, May 13. Service will resume Friday, May 14. Learn more: schools.nyc.gov/freemeals.

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