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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).