Health and Safety Information

 

Your Responsibilities While in the Building

  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time for health safety reasons. Most parent-teacher conferences, IEP meetings, and other meetings will be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.

  • While in the building: When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be asked to fill out paperwork, get a temperature check, and sign in with a valid state ID. This is the Health Screening Questionnaire you would have to fill out prior to entering the building. You will be given a name tag and reminded to wear your mask at all times. You will then be escorted to your destination or asked to remain at the front desk.

  • Traffic flow in hallways and common areas: Hallways are marked with directional signs and social distancing spaces. Please keep at least 6 ft. distance between yourself and others. There will be limited movement within the school building.

  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting any signs of illness must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever of 100.0 degrees), it is required that you stay home for a minimum of 5 days symptom free without the use of medicine and requested you be tested. Please contact us via phone for more directions (718)-847-3370.

  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYC Corona: Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you. NYC offers free testing throughout the boroughs.

 

Safety Precautions Taken By Our School

In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

  • Changes in classrooms:  There are physical distancing guidelines within each classroom.  Student desks are 3 feet apart.

  • Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows in every learning space and following directives about air quality.

  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms once at the end of each day with an electro-static machine. Shared high-touched points (such as doorknobs and handrails) will be clean throughout the school day. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes/spray cleansers to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day.

  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and hand sanitizing stations around the school.