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July 28, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

July 27, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

July 25, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

July 22, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

July 21, 2022: Message to Families

Dear Parents,

I am writing to update you on the Boro/Consolidated Bus accident this morning in the Bronx. THERE WERE NO STUDENTS ON THE BUS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. However, 21 Boro/Consolidated matrons and 10 drivers were hurt in the accident and transported to the hospital. Boro/Consolidated is calling in replacement drivers/matrons to cover the routes of the injured drivers/matrons. Please be advised, there is a possibility of late AM pick up and PM drop offs beginning Friday, July 22, 2022 for the following:

 

176X@Truman

X089

X101

X102

X684

X685

X686

X687

X689

X690

 

176X@181

X109

X111

X112

X114

X729

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. As a school community, we are sending good vibes and well-wishes to the bus drivers and matrons who were injured in the accident!

 

Sincerely,

Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176

21 de julio, 2022: Mensaje para las Familias

Estimados padres,

 

Le escribo para informarle sobre el accidente de Boro / Consolidated Bus esta mañana en el Bronx. NO HABÍA ESTUDIANTES EN EL AUTOBÚS EN EL MOMENTO DEL ACCIDENTE. Sin embargo, 21 matronas de Boro/Consolidated y 10 conductores resultaron heridos en el accidente y fueron transportados al hospital. Boro/Consolidated está llamando a conductores/matronas de reemplazo para cubrir las rutas de los conductores/matronas lesionados. Tenga en cuenta que existe la posibilidad de tardanzas en la recogida de la mañana y en la entrega de la tarde a partir del viernes 22 de julio de 2022 para las siguientes rutas:

 

176X@Truman

X089

X101

X102

X684

X685

X686

X687

X689

X690

 

176X@181

X109

X111

X112

X114

X729

 

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión. ¡Como comunidad escolar, estamos enviando buenas vibras y buenos deseos a los conductores de autobuses y matronas que resultaron heridos en el accidente!

 

Sinceramente.

Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176

July 19, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

June 22, 2022: End of Year Message to Families

Dear Families,

 

After six months as your New York City Schools Chancellor, I feel enormous gratitude as we approach the end of the school year. In that short period of time, you helped me begin to realize my vision of empowering our families to be genuine partners in the decisions we make together for our students. Your input is shaping everything we are doing in our schools, and we can all see the difference!

 

Think back to when I first started on January 3, at the height of the Omicron variant surge, when our attendance rate was only 65 percent. We implemented a variety of measures to improve safety called Stay Safe, Stay Open. That included increased testing and offering highly successful vaccinations on-site for our students. 

 

By the end of January and continuing since then, our attendance returned to nearly 90 percent. After more than two years of upheaval and trauma caused by the pandemic, our families, students, and staff deserve so much credit for persevering and enabling us to end this school year on such a high note! 

 

All of the initiatives that we announced in recent months are the result of input from our families and will be developed in partnership with them. Those include our improved literacy instruction and dyslexia interventions, violence interruption programming to improve safety, expanded access to gifted and talented programs, and a variety of new efforts to enable our high school students to gain skills valued in the workforce.       

 

We are relying on our families because I have learned throughout my lifelong career as a New York City educator that the best ideas and most successful initiatives arise from conversations with families. You know the needs of your children and the strengths and weaknesses of your schools better than anyone. I have been preaching to everyone throughout our school system that they need to seriously engage with families and respond effectively to their concerns. No more imposing big changes without first seeking meaningful feedback from our families.

 

For those reasons, we are streamlining our school system and opening up clearer channels of communication with our leaders. That includes empowering our local district superintendents and school principals so that families can more directly and easily communicate with those in charge. In recent weeks, families across the city have had opportunities to meet at town halls with finalists for the 45 New York City public school superintendent positions to ensure that the most qualified and effective individuals fill those vital roles. Thanks to your feedback, I am confident that you will be excited about the leader of your district starting July 1; you can learn more.    

 

I hope you’ll agree that we’re listening, we hear you, and together we’re building a new future for New York City schools! As you enjoy the summer, I hope that you and your children will take advantage of all the amazing cultural and recreational opportunities the city has to offer. 

  

Have a safe and fun summer. The best is yet to come as we advance toward the 2022-23 school year!      

 

Soaring high,

 

David C. Banks

New York City Schools Chancellor        

P176X 2022 Spring Picture Day - (9:00am – 1:00pm)

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May 25, 2022: Safety in our Schools

Dear Families,

 

Today we find ourselves in the heartbreaking position of having to process, once again, the senseless and devastating murder of students and teachers. We have endured so much these last few years and our school communities have shown incredible resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges. What they should not have to worry about is the threat of gun violence in their own classrooms. No parent should have to worry about the safety of their child when they drop them off for school every morning. No teacher or principal should feel fear when the door of a classroom or school building opens throughout the day. No child should have to a light candle for lost friends and classmates.

 

In these times, it is important that we all pull together and do what our city does best: support one another. School staff members are willing and able to provide support and assistance. Remind your child that their school is a safe place and encourage them to discuss their feelings. Please do not hesitate to share your child’s concerns with school staff members so we can provide appropriate supports.

 

I want to reassure all members of our school community that we are focused on safety every day. The NYC Department of Education will continue to work closely with the New York Police Department and partner city agencies to provide support and information during major incidents that impact our school communities. All New York City public schools follow strict safety protocols designed to keep your children safe at all times, especially in the event of an emergency. You can find information about the protocols we follow to keep children safe on our website.

 

Please make sure your school has current emergency contact information for your family. In addition, you can register for Notify NYC and create an NYC Schools Account to ensure you receive up-to-date information on emergency events.

 

The health and safety of our students continues to be our highest priority and we are here to help you during this challenging time.

 

Soaring high,

 

David C. Banks

Chancellor

May 17, 2022: COVID-19 High Alert

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

We urge you to take the following proven precautions to protect your family and our communities:

  • Wear a mask. We recommend that everyone age 2 and older wear a well-fitting mask in all public indoor settings, including at school and early childhood education (ECE) programs, even if not required. Encourage your child to wear a mask while at school or ECE program and when gathering with friends. Your child’s school has masks available.

  • Get vaccinated and boosted. Everyone age 5 and older should get vaccinated against COVID-19, including getting a booster shot when eligible. Vaccines have saved countless lives and are our best defense against the virus. Find a vaccination site or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692). You can get vaccinated for free, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

  • Stay home when sick. Everyone should stay home if they are sick or test positive for COVID-19 and follow all guidance, including wearing a well-fitting face mask for 10 days.

  • Get tested. Everyone should get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms, were recently with someone who has COVID-19, recently traveled or were at a large event. Schools are giving each child four at-home tests per week and testing is available throughout the city. To find a testing site, visit nyc.gov/covidtest(Open external link). Testing is free at many sites.

  • Consider other precautions, such as avoiding crowds, limiting gatherings to a small number of people, increasing ventilation, and wearing a higher quality mask. This is especially important for people who are at increased risk due to age, underlying medical condition, or because they are unvaccinated.

 

If you or your child tests positive for COVID-19, call your health care provider or 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to ask about treatment options for people age 12 and older. Learn more, including about who is eligible. If your child tests positive, please inform their school or ECE program. Children who test positive or are home with symptoms can receive free online learning and office hours while out sick.

 

If we all do our part, we can beat this COVID-19 wave and enjoy a safe and healthy spring and summer.

May 9, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

May 6, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

April 26, 2022: Notice from Principal Alexandra Guerriero

Dear Parents and Guardians: 

 

The safety and well-being of every child at P176X remains our highest priority. To this end, we are sending you this notice pertaining to the safety of our students. Today, at approximately 12:06 p.m. our school executed a shelter-in, which was followed by a building evacuation at 1:16 p.m. The students remained outside of the building with their teachers and school staff. All students were dismissed at 2:20 p.m. FDNY completed their investigation and cleared the area for reentry at 2:58p.m.

 

The incident that necessitated this action involved excessive smoke emanating from a nearby manhole cover. FDNY responded and tested the area for any potential gasses. Our Building Response Team was activated immediately, and its members were employed to address the situation. Our staff and students followed the appropriate safety protocols, and the situation was resolved without incident. More importantly, all our students, staff and visitors were all safe. 

Should your child require additional support relating to this incident, Guidance Counselors and support staff is available to assist students as needed. We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 

 

It is to prepare for situations such as these that we conduct the required safety drills and related classroom lessons. If you have any questions regarding this incident, please feel free to reach out to me via email or at 718-904-5700. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 

Alexandra Guerriero 

Principal

March 2, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

February 8, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 31, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 25, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 24, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 21, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 20, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 12, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 11, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 10, 2022: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19.

January 7, 2022: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19.

January 6, 2022: Family Letter/Carta para las Familias.

Dear 176X Families,

Happy New Year! It has been quite a first week back. Our staff members have been working non-stop to remind students to wash their hands, wear masks properly, and wipe down their areas-and our students have been wonderful in following these directives! Because of the instruction you provide at home and our reinforcement here at school, our young people understand and appreciate the importance of following safety guidelines.

Even with all the safety measures in place, our COVID cases continue to rise. Please continue to monitor your child’s health and keep them home if they have symptoms of COVID!

Please be reminded, the NYCDOE will no longer grant “snow days.” In the event of severe weather emergencies, NYC schools will shift to a remote model. This decision comes from Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks. We are unable to make that decision at the school. Please stay updated with the local news for weather reports and NYCDOE announcements!

Stay safe and be well!

Sincerely,

Alexandra

Estimadas Familias de 176X,

 

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! Ha pasado toda una semana. Los miembros de nuestro personal han estado trabajando sin parar para recordarles a los estudiantes que se laven las manos, usen máscaras adecuadamente y limpien sus áreas, ¡y nuestros estudiantes han sido maravillosos al seguir estas directivas! Debido a la instrucción que ustedes brindan en el hogar y nuestro refuerzo aquí en la escuela, nuestros jóvenes entienden y aprecian la importancia de seguir las pautas de seguridad.

Incluso con todas las medidas de seguridad implementadas, nuestros casos de COVID continúan aumentando. ¡Continúe monitoreando la salud de su hijo/a y manténgalo en casa si tiene síntomas de COVID!

Por favor, recuerde, el NYCDOE ya no otorgará "días de nieve". En caso de emergencias climáticas severas, las escuelas de Nueva York cambiarán a un modelo remoto. Esta decisión proviene del alcalde Adams y del canciller Banks. No podemos tomar esa decisión en la escuela. ¡Manténgase actualizado con las noticias locales para informes meteorológicos y anuncios del NYCDOE!

¡Manténganse a salvo y estén bien!

 

Sinceramente,

Alexandra

January 6, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 5, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 5, 2022: Family Letter.

Dear Families,

It’s an honor to serve with Mayor Eric Adams as I become your new Schools Chancellor—and to welcome your children back to school after their much-deserved winter break. The health and safety of our children, families, and staff is our highest priority. I hope you received the recent letter outlining the new health and safety measures we have put in place to ensure that your children remain safe and that our schools remain open. We continue to encourage families to get tested, get vaccinated, and consent to in-school testing.

As a parent and life-long educator, I believe that every young person is filled with brilliance, promise, and gifts. I believe that all children deserve a strong academic foundation that prepares them to graduate with an employable skill set. Equally important, they deserve the tools and support needed to be physically and emotionally healthy.

 

And as a proud New Yorker, born in Brooklyn, I know the difference an excellent educator and school can make in a child’s life. I will never forget the teacher at P.S. 161 in Brooklyn who transformed my life: Mrs. Mildred Scott. She taught me about Black history and culture. She also taught me that I had a responsibility to my community, a value reinforced by my parents.

 

I took those lessons with me to Queens, where I graduated from Hillcrest High School and then attended college. Now, I didn’t plan on becoming a teacher. In fact, I was a school safety officer for a year when I was bitten by the teaching bug. Wouldn’t you know it, I began my first teaching job at P.S. 167 in my old neighborhood on Eastern Parkway. From there, I became a founding principal at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, and later at the Eagle Academy for Young Men, where I proved that a high-quality college preparatory education for young men of color can be provided in a public-school setting.

 

In the more than 30 years I’ve been doing this work, I’ve learned a few things about education. I learned that the answers to how we improve the system exist in the hearts and minds of our teachers, principals, children, and families. I learned that you cannot create innovative and high-quality schools that serve all students without engaging the entire community. And so, in my first week as your Chancellor, I welcome your input and partnership as we work together to ensure that the nation’s largest school system also becomes the nation’s best school system.

 

To achieve this goal, we will work on behalf of all our children–children from every neighborhood, and especially those who have been historically left behind. Children who are learning to speak English. Children with disabilities. Children who live in temporary housing. We will work day in and day out for all of our children, because they are all capable of thriving. This means giving every student the support, learning experiences, and resources to graduate from high school, attend college or learn a trade, get a great job, and become informed and engaged citizens.

 

You can count on me to always be honest. I won’t sugarcoat it: we face enormous challenges, and we can only change a system as large as ours with an all-hands-on-deck approach. This is particularly true as we enter our third year of a pandemic that has required us to adapt to new ways of teaching and learning.

 

This is where you, our families, come in. We want to reach every one of you and welcome you as partners in your children’s education. We want your input on the policies that affect your children. Over the coming months you will begin to see new and improved ways to communicate with our school system. We want to empower you to be advocates for your children, your schools, and your communities. We want to bring in our parents who are not typically engaged with the school system and elevate their crucial voices.

 

I began this letter with my commitment to safety and I want to reassure you that we will do everything in our power to keep your children safe and our schools open, with as little disruption as possible. We owe your children nothing less. Thank you for your warm wishes and for your support as we lift all our students higher.

 

Soaring high,

David C. Banks

Chancellor

New York City Department of Education

January 3, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

January 3, 2022: Confirmed Case of COVID-19.

December 29, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 23, 2021: Potential Cases of COVID-19.

December 22, 2021: Potential Cases of COVID-19.

December 16, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 14, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 14, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 14, 2021: Potential Case of COVID-19.

December 7, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 5, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 3, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 3, 2021: Potential Case of COVID-19.

December 1, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

December 1, 2021: Potential Case of COVID-19.

November 24, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

November 3, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

October 25, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined.

October 20, 2021: Family Letter

Dear Families,

 

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) or download the form online 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.

 

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 the Vaccine Finder 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.

 

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.

 

In partnership,

 

Meisha Porter

New York City Schools Chancellor
 

September 27, 2021: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear Harry S Truman High School at 750 BAYCHESTER AVENUE Community:

 

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

 

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

 

What Happens Now?

  • All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

  • T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

  • Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated OR were recently (within the past three months) diagnosed with COVID-19 and finished isolation in the past 90 days will NOT need to quarantine as long as they have no COVID-19 symptoms. People who are fully vaccinated have received both shots of a two shot regimen or one shot of a single shot regimen and 14 days or more have elapsed since their last shot.

  • Unvaccinated middle and high school students who are considered close contacts may test out of quarantine in order to return to their classrooms after the seventh day. In order to do so, students should take a COVID-19 test on their fifth day of quarantine in order to re-enter class after the seventh day. Students must submit proof of a negative test through the DOE’s COVID-19 Vaccination Portal.

  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.

  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

 

How do we stay healthy?

All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

 

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:  

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

  2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

  3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

 

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible.

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care.  To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

For additional information on COVID-19, call 311.  

Sincerely,

 

Keri Alfano

September 20, 2021: Family Letter

 

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 capturing our homecoming experience across the city. 

 

In addition to the extensive health and safety measures summarized on our school year 2021-22 webpage, 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:  

  • 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 Vaccine Finder.

 

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

September 17, 2021: Welcome Back! 

Dear 176X Family,

First, I wish to welcome you all back to full-time in-person learning! It has been nearly 18 months since we have all been back in our buildings. This is a very happy time for our young people, and for our community!

I do want to recognize the tremendous challenges we are facing, including bussing and transportation. Please know that my administrative team is doing everything possible to resolve issues and move us all past these challenges. I sincerely thank you all for your continued kind words, understanding, and support as we work through this together!

We are a strong and resilient school community! I know this will be an exciting and eventful school year for all of our young people! Thank you all so much, again, and WELCOME BACK!

Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176X

Septiembre 17, 2021: Bienvenidos de Vuelta! 

 

Querida familia 176X,

 

En primer lugar, deseo darles la bienvenida a todos al aprendizaje presencial a tiempo completo. Han pasado casi 18 meses desde que todos estuvimos en nuestros edificios. ¡Este es un momento muy feliz para nuestros jóvenes y para nuestra comunidad!

 

Quiero reconocer los tremendos desafíos que enfrentamos, incluyendo los autobuses y el transporte. Tenga en cuenta que mi equipo administrativo está haciendo todo lo posible para resolver los problemas y superar estos desafíos. ¡Les agradezco sinceramente a todos por sus amables y continuas palabras, comprensión y apoyo mientras trabajamos juntos en esto!

 

¡Somos una comunidad escolar fuerte y resiliente! ¡Sé que este será un año escolar emocionante y lleno de acontecimientos para todos nuestros jóvenes! ¡Muchas gracias a todos, nuevamente, y BIENVENIDOS!

 

Alexandra Guerriero

Principal, 176X

August 11, 2021 2:27 PM: Confirmed Case of COVID-19: Close Contacts Quarantined

Dear P.S. X176 at 800 BAYCHESTER AVENUE Community:

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) have determined that a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

 

Below you will find guidance on next steps that will help keep you, your child, and our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

 

What Happens Now?

  • All students and staff in the affected room(s) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 10 days from their last contact with the person who tested positive. These students and staff will transition to fully remote teaching and learning for this period.

  • T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation to identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.

  • Any staff or students who are fully vaccinated will NOT need to quarantine.

  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.

  • All areas visited by the person with COVID-19 will be deep cleaned, disinfected, and reopened.

  • If your child is feeling sick, keep them at home.

     

How do we stay healthy?

Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:

  1. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).

  2. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.

  3. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoid touching your face; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.

 

As a reminder all New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

 

How can I stay updated?

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. To ensure we can reach you via text and email, please create a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible.

 

To help New Yorkers quarantine, the NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect individuals to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).

 

For additional information on COVID-19 call 311.

 

Sincerely,
 

Guerriero, Alexandra

August 11, 2021 1:05 PM: Potential Case of COVID-19 at P176X @ 181

 

Dear P.S. X176 at 800 BAYCHESTER AVENUE Community:

I hope you are staying healthy and safe. Today I am writing to inform you of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community, and to let you know what will happen now.

 

Next steps

We are working in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school building closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill. If a positive test result is confirmed, you will receive another update.

What if the case is confirmed?

 

In partnership with NYC Health and the NYC Test + Trace Corps, we will take all appropriate action, including:

 

  • Ensuring that the individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 quarantines until they are no longer infectious, and it is safe for them to return to the school building.

  • Working to trace close contacts in our school.

  • Instructing close contacts to quarantine for 10 days since their last contact with the individual who tested positive (unless they are fully vaccinated).

 

Please be reassured that we are taking every precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including ensuring that anyone who feels sick in the school building can isolate. Our school has an isolation room where a student with symptoms associated with COVID-19 can be safely isolated and evaluated by a healthcare professional until they are picked up by a guardian.

 

It is up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please continue to stay home if sick, stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household, wear a face covering, and practice healthy hand hygiene.

 

All New Yorkers age 12 or older are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. If someone is fully vaccinated, they do not have to miss school, sports, or work if there is a case in their classroom. People who are between 12 and 17 years old are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine only; all older ages are eligible for all three vaccines. Find a vaccine site today. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

 

 

We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts, and proactively update you on any measures we are taking. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, call 311. Finally, to ensure we can rapidly reach you via text and email, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Guerriero, Alexandra