COVID Testing for Staff and Students

October 9, 2020

Dear Families,

As part of New York City’s ongoing effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and ensure the health and safety of our community, COVID-19 testing of staff and students will be conducted in our school once a month from now through the end of the school year. We have been notified that the testing provider will be at our school within the next week. Please note that only New York City public school students from grades 1-12 are eligible to be tested.

As the September 29, 2020 letter co-signed by NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Executive Director Ted Long of New York City Test + Trace Corps, and Dr. Dave Chokshi, Commissioner of NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene stated, the test is easy, quick, and safe. A “short swab” (similar to a Q-tip) will be inserted into the front part of the nose for five to ten seconds. Later this school year, it is possible that tests will be administered by collecting a small amount of saliva (spit).

Only students and school-based staff members with signed and submitted consent forms are eligible to be tested (schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting). Your child will not be tested if they are uncomfortable or become distressed at any point during the process. If that happens, we will work with you to address any potential concerns so that your child is comfortable participating in future testing.

If your child is tested at school, information about the testing process, and when and how you will receive the results, will be sent home with your child. The majority of all testing results will be available within 48 hours. If your child tests positive for COVID-19, the testing provider will notify you via a telephone call, and NYC Test & Trace Corps will call to provide your family with resources and support.

If any member of the school community tests positive during this testing process, our school community will continue to follow the guidelines outlined on the Health & Safety section of the website (schools.nyc.gov/RTShealthsafety).

We deeply appreciate your partnership and your commitment to keeping your school community safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Jason Chin

Chancellor’s Update

Based on Governor Cuomo’s COVID cluster action initiative, our school is in the “Yellow Zone- Precautionary Zone.” Please see the letter below for more information.

Chancellor Regulations and Policies

It is important for families to be familiar with the Chancellor’s Regulations, particularly in regard to the following areas:

  1. A-201 Attendance Policy
  2. A-411 Behavioral Crisis De-escalation Intervention Policy
  3. A-413 Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices Policy
  4. A-750 – Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  5. A-755 Suicide Prevention/Intervention
  6. A-831 Student to Student Sexual Harassment
  7. A-832 Student to Student Discrimination, Harassment, Intimidation and/or Bullying (Respect for All)

Please click the button for specific information on each regulation, provided in multiple languages:

Students Must Complete the Health Assessment Before Entering the Building

Click the button below to access the NYCDOE Health Screening.

ALL DOE employees, visitors, and families seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities.

This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival.

Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.

Join us on Remind!

Please sign up for Remind messages to get up to date information from P.S. 7.  We will inform you of new information for reopening, school updates, closures, events, and school reminders.

Pick a way to receive messages for P.S. 7 Families:

A. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications.

  • On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/hbk28e
  • Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.
Smartphone screen displaying Remind app link.

B. If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.

  • Text the message @hbk28e to the number 81010.
  • If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @hbk28e to (315) 908-4965. * Standard text message rates apply.
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Don’t have a mobile phone? Click here on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Report Cards Now On TeachHub

Great news! Your child’s report card is now also available on TeachHub. Please login using your child’s DOE account (the username/email ends in @nycstudents.net). Usernames/passwords were sent to you by your child’s teacher last week.

Here are the steps to get to the report card on TeachHub.

  1. Go to teachhub.schools.nyc
  2. Login using your child’s @nycstudents.net account
  3. Click on the “K-12” tab
  4. Find and click on the “Student Documents” icon
  5. Click on “Report Card.”
    *Note: “Transcripts” are only for grades 11-12. “Summer School Letter” is only available to students that are attending summer school.

Here are some pictures to help guide you to the report cards:

K-12 landing page on Teach Hub. Click the K-12 tab, then click on Student Documents.
Report Cards & Documents Page on TeachHub. Click on Report card.

Note: Parents/Guardians can continue to access report cards through the NYC Schools Account as well.

Free Meals

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Below is an updated list of meal hubs for our district (24). You can also search for a meal hub through the Meal Hub Location Finder.

Meal Hubs for District 24

  • PS 12 (Q012): 42-00 72nd Street, Woodside, 11377
  • PS 13 (Q013): 55-01 94th Street, Elmhurst, 11373
  • PS 14 (Q014): 107-01 Otis Avenue, Corona 11368
  • PS 16 (Q016): 41-15 104th Street, Corona 11368
  • PS 19 (Q019): 98-02 Roosevelt Ave., Corona 11368
  • PS 49 (Q049): 63-60 80th St, Middle Village 11379
  • PS 58 (Q058): 72-24 Grand Ave., Maspeth, 11378
  • IS 61 (Q061): 98-50 50th Avenue, Corona 11368
  • IS 93 (Q091): 66-56 Forest Ave., Ridgewood 11385
  • IS 125 (Q125): 46-02 47th Avenue, Woodside 11377
  • PS 239 (Q239): 17-15 Weirfield St, Ridgewood 11385
  • PS 7 ANNEX (Q877): 76-05 51st Avenue, Elmhurst 11373

DOE Student Accounts

Starting September 2020, all students will use their DOE student account to log into TeachHub. TeachHub allows students to access several apps, such as Google Classroom, Zoom, MyON, and more. The DOE student accounts end in @nycstudents.net. Students will no longer be using their @ps7queens.org google accounts.

Please help your child log into their new account by following the steps in the letter below. You should have received your child’s username (email) and password from the classroom teacher.

Important: Once you are signed into Google Classroom (using the DOE account), click “Join” on the class invitation. This will help your child get ready for the new school year.

Bookmark the TeachHub link (teachhub.schools.nyc) for easier access.

Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed to your NYC Schools Account on Monday, June 29. The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your child’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more.

To create an account, select a language below and follow the steps in the letter. You should have received an account creation code from your child’s teacher. If you need a new account creation code, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Tanya Melito (tmelito@schools.nyc.gov).

If you already have a NYCSA account, you can sign in at mystudent.nyc.

MySchools Account

Good news! Your child’s middle school offer is now available in your MySchools account at

 www.myschools.nyc

A printed copy will also be mailed to your home address shortly. If you are happy with your offer, there is nothing further you have to do.

Beginning the week of April 13th, you will be able to see:

1. The waitlists your child is on
2. Check your position on each waitlist
3. Add yourself on waitlists of schools you wish to apply to
4. Remove yourself from waitlists of schools you DO NOT wish to attend

For example, if you received your third choice on your application as your main offer, you will be on the waitlist for your first and second choice.

If you did not set up a MySchools account, I have contacted you to let you know what school your child received as their main offer.

You can also check out the Middle School section on the www.schools.nyc.gov website for more information.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Brody via the Remind App (Send a text to 81010 and text @47bd89), in the google classroom (code: thuf7v2) and/or at my email at tbrody2@schools.nyc.gov.