Messages for Families

September 19, 2022: Schoolwide Notification of Case

Dear Harry S Truman High School at 750 BAYCHESTER AVENUE community,

I am writing to notify you that a member or members of our school community have 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 our school community healthy and safe. The information below reflects the expertise of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), Test & Trace Corp (T2), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).

Note: DOHMH has issued new guidance due to the current transmission level of COVID. All people, regardless of vaccination status are strongly encouraged to wear masks at all times when indoors in a public setting. Please see the DOHMH advisory for more information.

What Happens Now?

  • In 3K, Pre-K and K-12 classrooms, students and staff who shared classroom space with the individual who tested positive will receive at-home tests with guidance and directions. All may continue to attend school as long as they test negative for COVID and have no COVID like symptoms.

  • The Situation Room will monitor our school for any further interventions.

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

  • As a reminder, regardless of age, students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine when they are exposed to COVID-19, unless they have symptoms.

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

  • If your child is under 2 years old in a LYFE classroom, they must quarantine for at least 8 days since their last exposure. In order to test to return to school on Day 8, your child must be asymptomatic, and have a negative lab-based test taken on Day 5. Children that do not get tested can return after quarantining for 10 days. Note: home test kits are not considered valid for children under 2 years old, unless administered by a health care provider.

  • Students that have had, and recovered from, COVID within the last 90 days do not need to quarantine.

How do we stay healthy? 

We strongly encourage the COVID-19 vaccination for all age-eligible students. Find a vaccine site today. There is no cost to be vaccinated.

Vaccine booster shots are now available for all fully vaccinated New Yorkers 5 years and older. These shots boost your immunity from an initial vaccination series. A booster shot is recommended for any adult who received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least five months ago, the second dose of the Moderna vaccine at least six months ago, or the one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.

Please remember to follow these important actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:   

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

  2. Wear a face covering if you are symptomatic or exposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

  3. 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


For additional information on COVID-19, visit or call 311. 

Sincerely,

Keri Alfano

September 13, 2022: DOE Applications: Grades, Attendance, and Messaging

Dear families,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer break.

As we begin our preparations for the first day of school, I want to let you know that this year, our school will begin to use the new DOE-created Grades, Attendance, and Messaging applications.

These tools are designed to help you monitor your child’s progress, increase your ability to stay informed, and connect directly with our school’s teachers and administrators, while keeping your child’s personal information as safe as possible.

In the fall, all the information from these new applications will be available to families in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal. Currently, you can see your child’s report cards, view attendance, update important contact information, and more in NYCSA. If you have not created a NYCSA account, please create one before school starts on September 8. If you need help creating a NYCSA account, please contact Felicia Elliott-Bryant, Parent Coordinator.

Just below you’ll find a brief overview of the applications. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

 

Best Regards,

Alexandra Guerriero

Grades, Attendance, and Messaging Family Guide

The DOE Grades application is an electronic gradebook for teachers.

  • Teachers can create and grade assignments while maintaining all data fully secure and within the DOE.

  • Teachers can import assignments from our school’s Learning Management System, [iLearn/Google Classroom], meaning that teachers will not have to do duplicate data entry.

  • Students will be able to see assignments and assignment-level grades from the DOE Grades application in TeachHub in the fall.

  • Parents will be able to see assignments and assignment-level grades in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal in the fall.

    DOE Attendance is an electronic attendance tool.

  • Families already have access to their child’s attendance in NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal.

  • Teachers and school administrators will be able to quickly and securely update student attendance throughout the day.

The new DOE Messaging application offers multiple methods for outreach to families, such as voice calls, emails, and SMS texts.

  • Our school staff will be able to send families messages by course/class, by grade, or even to the entire school.

  • Messages can be sent in English and the nine DOE languages

 

Estimada familia:
¡Espero que esté disfrutando de un verano maravilloso!

Como preparación para el primer día de clases, quiero informarle que este año, nuestra escuela empezará a utilizar las nuevas aplicaciones para calificaciones, asistencia a clases y servicio de mensajería creadas por el Departamento de Educación (DOE).

Dichas herramientas fueron pensadas para ayudarlo a monitorear el progreso de su hijo, mejorar su capacidad para estar informado y conectarlo directamente con los maestros y el personal administrativo de nuestra escuela, mientras cuidamos la información personal de su hijo lo mejor posible.

En el otoño, las familias podrán acceder a toda la información relacionada con estas nuevas aplicaciones a través del portal de la cuenta NYC Schools. Actualmente, puede acceder a los boletines de calificaciones y la asistencia a clases de su hijo, actualizar información de contacto importante y más a través de la cuenta NYCSA. Si aún no ha creado una cuenta NYCSA, le pedimos que la cree antes de que comience el año escolar el 8 de septiembre. Si necesita ayuda creando su cuenta NYCSA, comuníquese con: Felicia Elliott- Bryant.

Más abajo encontrará una breve descripción de las aplicaciones. No dude en comunicarse con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta.

 

Atentamente,

Alexandra Guerriero

 

Guía para las familias sobre las aplicaciones del DOE para calificaciones, asistencia a clases y servicio de mensajería

La aplicación de calificaciones DOE Grades es un boletín de calificaciones electrónico para los maestros.

  • Los maestros pueden crear y calificar trabajos, al tiempo que guardan toda la información de manera segura dentro de los sistemas del DOE.

  • Los maestros podrán importar los trabajos desde la plataforma de gestión del aprendizaje de nuestra escuela (iLearn/Google Classroom), lo cual significa que no tendrán que entrar datos dos veces.

  • En el otoño, los estudiantes podrán ver los trabajos y las calificaciones provenientes de la aplicación DOE Grades en TeachHub.

  • En el otoño, los padres podrán ver los trabajos y las calificaciones en el portal de la cuenta NYC Schools. DOE Attendance es una herramienta electrónica de asistencia a clases.

  • Las familias ya tienen acceso al historial de asistencia a clases de sus hijos a través del portal de la cuenta NYC Schools.

  • Los maestros y directivos de las escuelas podrán actualizar de manera rápida y segura la información de asistencia a clases de los estudiantes a lo largo del día. La nueva aplicación de servicio de mensajería DOE Messaging ofrece múltiples métodos de comunicación con las familias, como llamadas, correos electrónicos y mensajes de texto.

  • Nuestro personal tendrá la opción de enviar mensajes a las familias por clase/curso, por grado o incluso a toda la escuela.

  • Los mensajes se pueden enviar en inglés y en los nueve idiomas del DOE.

 

September 8, 2022: A Message to Families on the First Day of School from Chancellor David C. Banks

English Version

Spanish Version

September 8, 2022: District 75 Back to School Events

Families of District 75, come celebrate the start of a new school year with us. We will have information from various agencies and bookbag giveaways with school supplies for our students. You must register in advance for this event.

  • Brooklyn - September 17, 2022 P721K - 64 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11233

  • Queens - September 24, 2022 P233Q - 91-30 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11275

  • Bronx - October 1, 2022 P188X - 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451

  • Manhattan - October 8, 2022 P138M - 144 East 128th Street, New York, NY 10035

  • Staten Island - October 15, 2022 P25R - 6581 Hyland Blvd., Staten Island NY 10309

 

For travel directions to any of the schools above, please use the MTA Trip Planner If you are planning to attend the movie, proof of vaccination is required to join us.

Pre-registration is required. This event is for District 75 students only. Supplies and bookbag will be given to D75 students only. D75 student must be present to receive school supplies. Your child's school will send out the pre-registration information.

ESPAÑOL

Familias del Distrito 75, vengan a celebrar el comienzo de un nuevo año escolar con nosotros. Tendremos información de varias agencias y regalos de mochilas con suministros escolares para nuestros estudiantes. Debe registrarse con anticipación para este evento.

  • Brooklyn – 17 de septiembre del 2022 P721K - 64 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11233

  • Queens – 24 de septiembre del 2022 P233Q - 91-30 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills, NY 11275

  • Bronx – 1 de octubre del 2022 P188X - 730 Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451

  • Manhattan – 8 de octubre del 2022 P138M - 144 East 128th Street, Nueva York, NY 10035

  • Staten Island – 15 de octubre del 2022 P25R - 6581 Hyland Blvd., Staten Island NY 10309 

Para obtener instrucciones de viaje a cualquiera de las escuelas anteriores, utilice el planificador de viajes de la MTA Si planea asistir a la película, se requiere prueba de vacunación para unirse a nosotros.

Se requiere inscripción previa. Este evento es solo para estudiantes del Distrito 75. Los suministros y mochilas se entregarán solo a los estudiantes del D75. El estudiante D75 debe estar presente para recibir útiles escolares. La escuela de su hijo le enviará la información de preinscripción.