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Posted 1/21/2021
School Building Cleared for Reopening 1/22/2021

Dear P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN at 415 AVENUE S Families:  
Today I am writing to share an important update about our school building. Since closing the building following multiple unlinked COVID-19 cases in our school community, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have completed a thorough investigation. They have determined that the building is clear to reopen for regularly scheduled activities on 1/22/2021.
 
Here is guidance from DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to help clarify next steps:
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. 
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.
  • The NYC Test + Trace Corps partners with community-based organizations to connect quarantining New Yorkers to resources like food, medicine, and health care. To connect with resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).
 
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 prevent 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  
 
Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/21/2021
 
Dear Member of the P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN - K215 at 415 AVENUE S Community:
In this letter you will find information about when students and staff can return to school after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. This guidance reflects the expertise of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2).
 
When Is It Safe to Return to the School Building?
  • Any student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19 can return to school only after:
  • Isolating for 10 days AND
  • Being fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND
  • Is experiencing overall improvement in symptomsPlease note:
  • For people with symptoms, the infectious period generally begins two days before symptoms start and continues for ten days from when symptoms begin.
  • For people with no symptoms (asymptomatic), the infectious period is estimated to begin two days before COVID-19 testing to ten days after testing.
  • One may continue to receive a positive COVID-19 test result for up to three months even though they are no longer infectious.
 
If a student or staff member showed symptoms but tested negative for COVID-19, they can return to school only after:
  • Being fever free 24 hours without the use of medication AND
  • Overall symptoms are improvingIf a student or staff member did not get tested for COVID-19 but showed symptoms, they can return to school only after:
  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms started AND
  • They have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND
  • Overall symptoms are improvingIf a student or staff member is considered a close contact of an individual who has tested positive, they can return to school only after:
  • Quarantining for 10-days since their last exposure to that case (even if you receive a subsequent negative COVID-19 test result) Students in quarantine should participate in remote learning to the extent possible.
 
How can I stay updated?
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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/20/2021
P.S. K231 Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
 
Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/20/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.
Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.
 
How do we stay healthy?
Please remember to follow these “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 with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; 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 by schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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 these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  
 
Posted 1/20/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case - P.S. K231

Dear School 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 with 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.
 
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’s 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.

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.
 
Sincerely,
ELIZABETH RUEDA MATTOCK
 
Posted 1/19/2021
P.S. K231 Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
 
Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/19/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.
Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.
 
How do we stay healthy?
Please remember to follow these “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 with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; 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 by schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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 these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  
 
Posted 1/19/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case - P.S. K231

Dear School 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 with 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.
 
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’s 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.

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.
 
Sincerely,
ELIZABETH RUEDA MATTOCK

 

Posted 1/15/2021
Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined
 
Dear P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss at 415 AVENUE S 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.
 
What Happens Now?
  • All students and staff in the affected class(es) 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.
  • 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.
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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   
 
Sincerely
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/15/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case

Dear P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss at 415 AVENUE S 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 with 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.
 
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’s 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.

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/14/2021
10 Day Building Closure Due to Multiple Confirmed Cases

Dear P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN at 415 AVENUE S Families:

I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 1/21/2021.
 
Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
 
What Happens Now?
  • The school building will remain closed through 1/21/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely. Staff and Students may return to school on 1/22/2021.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.
 
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 prevent 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

 

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

 

Sincerely
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/14/2021
Confirmed Case of COVID-19 on 1/13/2021, close contacts quarantined
 
Dear P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss at 415 AVENUE S 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.
 
What Happens Now?
  • All students and staff in the affected class(es) 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.
  • 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.
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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   
 
Sincerely
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/13/2021
Extended School Building Closure, Continues Through 1/14/2021
 
Dear P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN - K215 at 415 AVENUE S Families:
 
I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that for the health and safety of our school community, the building must remain closed through 1/14/2021.

 

Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
 
What Happens Now?
  • The school building will remain closed through 1/14/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.
 
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 prevent 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

 

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

 

Sincerely
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/13/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case

Dear P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss at 415 AVENUE S 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 with 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.
 
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’s 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.

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/13/2021
P.S. K231 Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
 
Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/12/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.
Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.
 
How do we stay healthy?
Please remember to follow these “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 with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; 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 by schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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 these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  
 
Posted 1/13/2021
P.S. K231 Confirmed Case of COVID-19 on 1/12/2021, close contacts quarantined
 
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.
 
What Happens Now?
  • All students and staff in the affected class(es) 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.
  • 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.
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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   
 
Posted 1/12/2021
24 Hour School Building Closure, Continues Through 1/13/2021
 
Dear P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN - K215 at 415 AVENUE S Families:
 
I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that for the health and safety of our school community, the building must remain closed through 1/13/2021.

 

Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
 
What Happens Now?
  • The school building will remain closed through 1/13/2021, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 10-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 10 days.
 
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 prevent 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

 

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

 

Sincerely
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/12/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case

Dear P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss at 415 AVENUE S 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 with 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.
 
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’s 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.

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/11/2021
24 Hour School Building Closure, Effective 1/12/2021
 
Dear P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN - K215 at 415 AVENUE S Families:
 
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours to investigate the source(s) of transmission.

 

Below you will find information on next steps to protect the health of you, your child, and the school community. This guidance reflects the expertise of DOHMH, T2, and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
 
What Happens Now?
 
  • Effective 1/12/2021, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours. All students will transition to fully remote learning for this period. During this time, T2 and DOHMH will complete their investigation and the school will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • All students and staff in the affected class(es) 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.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the building until they are no longer infectious.
  • T2 and DOHMH will identify and notify any other close contacts in the building, who will also need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.
 
How do we stay healthy?
  1. Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
  2. Stay home if sick (except to get essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing).
  3. Practice social distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
  4. Wear a face covering to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  5. 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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 these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319). For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.
 
Sincerely
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/11/2021
P.S. K231 Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined
 
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 class(es) 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.
  • 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.
 
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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.
 
Posted 1/11/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case
 
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. 
 
Posted 1/11/2021
Confirmed Case of COVID-19, close contacts quarantined
 
On 1/8/2021 The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) determined that a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school. All students and staff in the affected class(es) 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.
 
Posted 1/11/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case on 1/8/2021
 
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.
 
Posted 1/6/2021
Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
 
Dear P.S. 215 School Community:
 
Today we are writing to inform you that on 1/6/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.
Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.
 
How do we stay healthy?
Please remember to follow these “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 with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; 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 by schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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 these resources, you can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.  Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.  
 
Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/6/2021
Potential Covid 19 Case

Dear P.S. 215 Morris H. Weiss at 415 AVENUE S 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 with 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.
 
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’s 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.

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.

Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 1/4/2021
Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
 
On 1/3/2021, a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. Upon investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2) have concluded that there has been NO EXPOSURE to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious.
 
Posted 1/4/2021
School Building Cleared for Reopening
 
Dear P.S. 215 - BROOKLYN at 415 AVENUE S Families:  
 
Today I am writing to share an important update about our school building. Since closing the building following two or more unlinked COVID-19 cases in our school community, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have completed a thorough investigation. They have determined that the building is clear to reopen for regularly scheduled activities on 1/1/2021.
 
Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of DOHMH and the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.
 
For your information: 
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious. 
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 14-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 14 days.
 
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 prevent 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.
 
Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 12/22/2020
Starting January 4, 2021, P.S. 215 will have program changes affecting many students throughout the school. If the changes affect your child, a school staff member will call you to discuss them. Please be sure to check your child’s Google Classroom and the school website regularly for schedule updates and other important school news.
 
Posted 12/22/2020
Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
 
Dear P.S. 215 School Community:
 
On 12/22/2020 a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. After investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Test and Trace Corps have concluded that there has been NO exposure to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. Our school remains in an extended building closure through 12/31/2020. Fully remote teaching and learning will continue for all students.
 
Posted 12/21/2020 
Extended Building Closure Through 12/31/2020

 

Dear P.S. 215 School Community:

 

I’m writing to inform you that following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 12/31/2020.
Below you will find guidance that reflects the expertise of the DOHMH, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and T2.
 
What Happens Now?
  • The school building will remain closed through 12/31/2020, and all teaching and learning will continue remotely.
  • Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school until they are no longer infectious.
  • Close contacts of the person who tested positive have been notified and will continue their 14-day quarantine period. If additional close contacts are identified, they will also be instructed to quarantine for 14 days.
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 prevent 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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.

 

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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. 

 

Sincerely,
ANTONELLA BOVE
 
Posted 12/18/202
Extended Building Closure 12/21/2020
Following an initial 24 hour closure of our school building, the NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2) and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have determined that the building must remain closed through 12/21/2020.
 
Posted 12/18/2020
 
Potential case of COVID-19 in our school community. We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill.
 
Posted 12/18/2020
24 Hour Building Closure
As a result of determinations made by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2), two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. As a result, the school building will close for an initial 24 hours so that the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) may investigate the source(s) of transmission.  
 
Posted 12/17/2020
Confirmed Case of Covid 19 12/17/2020 - Close Contacts Quarantined
As a result of determinations made by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2), 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 that reflects the expertise of the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the NYC Test & Trace Corps (T2).
 
What Happens Now?
  • All students and staff in the affected class(es) with the individual who tested positive are considered “close contacts,” and have been notified of the need to quarantine for 14 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 14 days.
  • 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.
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 by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa. 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, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311.   
 
Posted 12/16/2020
There is a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community. We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. At this time there are no plans for classroom or school closures, and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled unless they are feeling ill.
 
Posted 12/15/2020
This year, if a snowstorm or other weather demands that school buildings close, all schools will still conduct remote learning on that day. Please view or download the December 15 Message For Families: Information on Potential Inclement Weather Closure. Translations available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Urdu.
 
Posted 12/14/2020
Confirmed Case of COVID 19 12/14/2020 - Close Contacts Quarantined
As a result of determinations made by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and The NYC Test + Trace Corps (T2), a member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19, and may have exposed others while at school.  
 
Posted 12/14/2020
In the December 11 Update for Families, you will find information on:
  • What you need to know about mandatory, in-school testing
  • How to submit consent for in-school random testing
  • What to do if your child has recently traveled
  • What you need to know about exemptions from in-school testing
  • How to apply for kindergarten for the 2021–2022 school year
  • How to learn more about elementary admissions 
  • How to participate in Parent University, a new platform offering families on-demand courses and resources on a host of subjects. 
Translations of the December 11 update are also available in: Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Urdu.
 
 
Posted 11/30/2020
Students in blended learning, (who have already chosen to learn in the school building part of the week, and from home the rest of the week), will return to in-person learning beginning on Monday, December 7thPlease view or download the School Reopening Update For Families for information regarding mandatory weekly in-school testing for COVID-19 and how to submit the required consent forms. Translations available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Urdu. Students who chose fully remote learning prior to building closures will continue to learn remotely full time. 
 
Posted 11/20/2020
Our school’s geographic area is now identified as a “yellow zone." However, due to temporary closure of all NYC school buildings, all learning continues remotely for all students, until further notice.
 
Posted 11/19/2020
As a result of the temporary closure of NYC public schools, the office of the superintendent of district 21 will be temporarily operating remotely. All calls for the superintendent can be directed to: 347-371-0882, or email a district 21 team member for assistance.
 
Posted 11/18/2020
Beginning Thursday, November 19th, all school buildings will be closed, and all learning will proceed remotely for all students, until further notice. Please note that this is a temporary closure, and school buildings will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please view or download the Systemwide Building Closure Letter for information regarding mandatory weekly in-school testing for COVID-19 and how to submit the required consent forms. Translations available in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Urdu.
 

All families and students can pick up three free grab-and-go meals at select locations between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon) on weekdays. No identification or registration is necessary. Halal and kosher meals are available at some sites.From 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving meals-to-go and meal service available on Friday, November 27. New Yorkers of all ages can pick up free meals at 260 Community Meals sites across the city. 

 
Posted 11/16/2020
Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
On 11/15/2020 a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. After investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Test and Trace Corps have concluded that there has been NO exposure to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. *Therefore, there are no plans for classroom or school closures and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled. 
*Our school remains in the "orange zone". Fully remote teaching and learning will continue for all students.
 
Posted 11/12/2020
Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
On 11/11/2020 a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. After investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Test and Trace Corps have concluded that there has been NO exposure to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. *Therefore, there are no plans for classroom or school closures and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled. Please view or download the Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case Community Update Letter (translations available) for more information.
*Our school remains in the "orange zone". Fully remote teaching and learning will continue for all students.
 
Posted 11/10/2020
We are informing our P.S. 215 families, students and staff, out of an abundance of caution, of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community. We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. 
 
Posted 11/9/2020
Our school's geographic area is now identified as an "orange zone". While moving to an orange zone lifts restrictions on some businesses and organizations, school buildings in these zones remain closed until further notice. Fully remote teaching and learning will continue for all students. Please read the November 9, 2020 Message For Families Update. More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available. 
 
Posted 11/8/2020
Covid 19 Confirmed Positive Case - No Exposure to School Community
One member of our school community has tested positive for COVID-19. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health), and the New York City Department of Education (DOE). 
 
Posted 11/8/2020
We are informing our P.S. 215 families, students and staff, out of an abundance of caution, of a potential case of COVID-19 in our school community. We are handling this situation with the utmost seriousness, working in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) to confirm test results. 
 
Posted 10/21/2020
Our school's geographic area is now identified as a "red zone". At this time, the school building remains closed until further notice. 100% Remote Learning continues for all students. Please read the October 21, 2020 Message For Families Update (translations available). More information will be shared as soon as it becomes available. 
 
Posted 10/5/2020 
As per NY State mandate, all schools in Covid 19 "Hotspots" are closed for on-site learning. All students will move to All Remote Learning beginning October 6, 2020 until further notice.
 
Posted 9/17/2020 
The start date for in-person instruction for Kindergarten - Grade 5 students enrolled in blended-learning is delayed and will begin on Tuesday, September 29th.
  • Starting September 21st, blended-learning program students will learn remotely until their in-person start date
  • Pre-K  blended learning (in-person and remote) still begins Monday, September 21st
  • Pre-K - Grade 5 fully remote-learning students begin instruction on Monday, September 21st