LETTER TO FAMILIES- M. Porter
October 20, 2021
We are well into the second month of our school homecoming, and I am so pleased that we have been able to get back into full swing while keeping our school communities healthy with minimal disruptions. Thanks to our multilayered health and safety protocols, our schools continue to be among the safest places in New York City.
You, our families, deserve enormous credit as well for doing your part in protecting your school communities: checking your children’s temperatures every morning, encouraging safe practices like physical distancing and handwashing, and making sure they are wearing their masks before they head off to school. Thank you so much for being our partners in prioritizing their health and safety, and keep up the great work!
One very important way we are keeping our schools safe is weekly random testing of unvaccinated students (grades 1 and above) for COVID-19. This kind of regular testing to track community spread is most effective when we can test as many students as possible, but to do that we need you to submit a consent form if you haven’t already done so. Thank you to those families that have already submitted.
You can fill out the testing consent form using your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA): schoolsaccount.nyc or download the form online at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting and bring the completed version to your school. Testing is safe, quick, and easy. We urge you to provide this consent to help keep your child and our school communities safe. You can learn more about the in-school COVID-19 testing program and watch a video showing what your child can expect at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting.
If you have a child age 12 or over, the other major step you can take for their health is to get them vaccinated if you have not done so already. The vaccines are playing a huge role in reducing infection rates across the city, and are safe, free, and available regardless of immigration status. I strongly urge you to look for a nearby location where your child can receive the approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by visiting vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or calling 877-VAX-4-NYC (877-829-4692). If your child is already vaccinated, please upload that information to the DOE Covid-19 Vaccination Portal at vaccine.schools.nyc.
Thanks to your partnership, we have fully reopened our schools safely. The more families that provide consent for COVID-19 testing in schools and have their eligible children vaccinated, the greater the progress we can continue to make in protecting everyone across our City and in our schools.
New York City Schools ChancellorPS041X
PTA Meeting November 6thPS041X
Kindergarten NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program
We are so excited to have the Save for College Program as part of our school, thanks to our partnership with the nonprofit NYC Kids RISE. All Kindergarten Families citywide can participate in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program: a scholarship and savings program that provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in their children’s futures.
This opt-out program is available to kindergarten students, no matter the family’s income or immigration status. Take a look at this short video NYC Kids RISE with more information about the program.
This program has two parts: Scholarship and Savings. To get every family started, your child will be automatically enrolled in this program and receive an NYC Scholarship Account with a free $100 initial deposit from NYC Kids RISE. Programs like these are more important than ever in supporting families with resources to create a financial foundation for students’ educational futures.
To learn more, check out this short Save for College Program videoNYC Kids RISE and the attached materials. If you want to participate you don’t have to do anything since it’s an opt-out program. This means that your child will automatically be enrolled as long as you TAKE NO ACTION during the upcoming opt-out process. What’s next? After your 30 day opportunity to opt out is over, if you have chosen to stay in the program, your child’s NYC Scholarship Account will be funded and opened by NYC Kids RISE. You will then receive information about how to activate and view the account from NYC Kids RISE. We will share information and host events throughout the year about the program and how we can work together as a community to save and plan for your child’s future. If you have any questions, contact our parent coordinator. You can also call NYC Kids RISE at 833-543-7473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING TODAY AT 5:30!Topic: Virtual Town HallTime: Oct 18, 2021 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 894 8576 0592Passcode: 414141One tap mobile+16465588656,,89485760592#,,,,*414141# US (New York)+13017158592,,89485760592#,,,,*414141# US (Washington DC)Dial by your location+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)Meeting ID: 894 8576 0592Passcode: 414141Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k6QB3k1pdPS041X
D11 Paint & Chip Parent WorkshopPS041X
PTA Meeting October 9thPS041X
NYC DOE Family Update 9/29/21PS041X
Family Wellness Meeting 9/29/21 at 6 p.m.PS041X
Wednesday Family Nights!
Wednesday family nights are back! Please remember to bring your parents tonight! See and your families on tonight at 6pm.ThanksPleasePS041X
Election Day, fully remote, asynchronous instructional dayPS041X
Veterans Day, schools closedPS041X
Dealing with Anger Workshop- Facilitated by Ms. ParrisPS041X
Thanksgiving Recess, schools closedPS041X
Thanksgiving Recess, schools closedPS041X
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