At-Home COVID Tests

Dear Parents and Families!!!
We are all excited to be back in school with our students.  As we are still living with COVID-19, we wanted to share with you the health guidance from the NYC Department of Education.  This guidance provides best practice considerations for schools for the 2022-2023 school year to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among students and staff.
Vaccination: Vaccination is the best way to reduce COVID-19 risk. Encourage up to date COVID-19 vaccination for everyone six months or older.
  • To go to a vaccination site, please call 877-829-4692 to find a location near you.
  • Vaccination Requirements:
    • Vaccination is still required for all visitors entering school buildings
    • Vaccination is still required for all DOE employees
    • Vaccination is still required for other individuals who work in DOE buildings
  • Starting the first day of school, schools will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms
  • In addition, each staff and student will receive 4 tests per month to take home. These tests can be used by school families for testing due to symptoms, exposures, high-risk activity (such as travel and large gatherings) and can give staff and students immediate results.

Rapid Testing at Home

Schools are distributing free, take-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to any students or staff who exhibit COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified. Anyone who tests positive on a take-home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. No proof of a negative result is required in order for these students to enter the school building. 

These tests will be going home with each student and staff member on the first Monday of each month.

We appreciate your cooperation to insure that everyone in our school community is safe and healthy.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Ms. M. Walker, Principal