COVID Response Plan
COVID 19 GUIDELINES
Your child must quarantine for (5) five days if:
- Someone in the household tests positive
- If the child has traveled outside of the country
- Or if the child tests positive themselves (results must be sent to the Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Estimados padres/tutores: Tenga en cuenta lo siguiente:
Su hijo debe estar en cuarentena por (5) cinco días si:
- Alguien en el hogar da positivo
- Si el niño ha viajado fuera del país
- O si el niño mismo da positivo (los resultados deben enviarse al director a email@example.com)
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 plan, please contact AP Ms. Kajtazi, AP Ms. Gribbins or AP Ms. Oliver:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or JOliver11@schools.nyc.gov
1007 Evergreen Avenue Bronx, NY 10472
*You can also connect with your teachers directly using the Staff Directory.
Technology: Getting a Device and Internet Access
We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days.
- If your student needs a tablet, fill out the Device Request Form to reserve your device.
- Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location.
- If you are using your own device, make sure it meets the technology requirements for online learning.
- If you do not have internet access at home, LOCAL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER is providing free connection for families earning less than $50,000 per year with students learning at home. You can request free internet access directly with the company.
- If you are not able to get internet hooked up in your home, your child's teacher will work with you to provide alternative offline assignments.
- If you are having trouble connecting to Google Class, Google Hangouts, or any of our online learning resources, contact Parent Coordinator.
Tips for Successful At-Home Learning
At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. The expectations below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load.
- Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and the school supplies they need. Try to remove distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning.
- For grades K-2, expect your child to work up to 2 hours per day, broken up into sessions of no more than 30 minutes.
- For grades 3-5, expect your child to work up to 4 hours per day, broken up into sessions of no more than one hour.
- Your child may benefit from focusing on a limited number of subjects each day. For example, If they are working at home Monday-Wednesday-Friday, they may want to work on science and math on Mondays, Social Studies and English Language Arts on Wednesday, and use Fridays to catch up on any assignments not yet completed.
Remote Learning Expectations
During 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. You can find a link to your teacher's Google Class in the Staff Directory.
- At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Class by Sunday night each week.
- At-home assignments for each week should be turned in by the due date assigned. Assignments will be graded.
Help for Families
We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.
- Our social worker and school psychiatrist are available for virtual meetings. They can also connect your family with community resources to help you.
- Please contact our Crisis Intervention Team at 718-589-4560, if your child is experiencing trauma or mental health issues or needs to be evaluated for an IEP or 504 plan.
- Please contact us, if your family has lost housing, is experiencing a crisis, or needs additional support during this time.
- There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utilities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time. Use the quick links to the right to connect with more community resources.
Safety Precautions Taken By Our School
Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.
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.
- Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible and have added industrial fans to high-traffic areas.
- Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes 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 added hand sanitizer stations in common areas.
Your Responsibilities While in the Building
- Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and students while in the building. If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file in the office.
- 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 while keeping the appropriate social distancing space in between.
- Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Parent and community volunteers have been suspended until further notice. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can 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 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 6 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 Site page to find a test site closest to you.