Our School's COVID Plan

Safety Information

Our school has taken the following steps to ensure everyone's safety

Your Responsibility While in the Building

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy. 

  • Masks: Masks must be worn by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and students.
  • Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  
  • Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their child unless arrangements have been made in advance with the office. Please move through the drop-off and pickup line as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you. 
  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time.  Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled.
  • While in the building: When you enter the building, please check-in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be given a nametag and reminded to wear your mask at all times.
  • Traffic flow in hallways and common areas: Hallways are marked with arrows. Please keep at least 3 ft. distance between yourself and others.
  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test SiteOpens in a new browser tab page to find a test site closest to you.

Safety Precautions Taken by Our School

Our school is taking steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been taken to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

  • At-Home Rapid Tests    will be distributed to students who are symptomatic, or students who are in a class where a student tested positive. 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:   
  • Changes in class sizes: The average class size will be of  9  students for in-person instruction.
  • Ventilation: In an effort to increase air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible.
  • Increases in cleaning:  Our custodial team will clean all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers will be provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms will have extra soap for handwashing. In addition, we will provide teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom.


Getting A Device and Internet Access

If you haven't received a computer and still need a computer, you can get one. The Department of Education is lending computers to support remote learning for students. Parents can request a device by completing the form found by pressing Borrow Laptop/Computadoras prestadas

Si no ha recibido una computadora y aun  necesita una computadora puede obtenerla. El  Departamento de Educacion  está prestando computadoras  para apoyar el aprendizaje remoto para los estudiantes. Los padres pueden solicitar un dispositivo completando  el formulario, presione arriba

Parents can call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 on the menu to request a computer.

Padres pueden llamar al 718-935-5100 y oprimir opcion 5 para solicitar una computadora.

Guidance for Hybrid and Remote Learning

Please see the Hybrid and Remote Learning information below

How Hybrid Learning Works

Hybrid learning means in-class instruction and at-home learning. This will help us have a low number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing.

Remote Learning Expectations

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility. 

  • Students and families should check Google Class daily for important updates from their teachers. 
  • All students should sign in to Google Classroom daily.
  • During 100% distance learning,  check Google Class for your live class schedule.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students should be on time and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.