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Getting Ready
schools.nyc.gov/checklist) for
schools.nyc.gov/messagesforfamilies beginning of their season to be fully vaccinated. For additional information about health and safety protocols for PSAL in the 2021-22 school year, please visit schools.nyc.gov/PSAL.


Extracurricular Activities Vaccination Policy
Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State guidance, COVID-19 vaccination will be required this year for students who are at least 12 years old and are participating in afterschool extracurricular activities considered high-risk for potential COVID-19 transmission.


High risk afterschool activities include:
• Chorus
• Musical Theater
• Dance / Dance Team
• Band / Orchestra / Marching Band
• Cheerleading / Step Teams / Flag Team


Please reach out to your school for additional information regarding participation in these activities.
Department of Education (DOE) Vaccination Portal
You can upload an image of your child’s vaccination card or NYC Excelsior Pass to the DOE’s
vaccine portal at vaccine.schools.nyc. Submitting that information will support New York City’s
pandemic response and recovery efforts, helping to ensure that our school communities remain
safe and healthy.


COVID-19 Testing in Schools
Continuing the safety measures introduced in the previous school year, we will be conducting
regular COVID testing of staff and students grades 1 through 12. That way, action can be taken
right away to protect the school community if there’s a positive case your child to be included
As noted above, in order for
in the in-school testing program, you must submit an updated testing
consent form for your child to your school.


You can fill out the form using your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA): schoolsaccount.nyc


Download the form online at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting
Don’t have an NYC Schools Account? Learn more at schools.nyc.gov/NYCSA

At Your Child’s School
Visitor Safety


School Visitor Policy
Effective Monday, September 13, all visitors to DOE school buildings are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (1 dose), in order to enter the building, except in the case of an emergency. This proof may be provided in several ways. In order to enter the building, a visitor must:
• show identification,
• have proof of vaccination,
• complete the daily health screening form, and

• wear a face covering.

On the first day of school, 3K/Pre-K parents, in small groups, will be able to walk their children into the classroom and stay with them briefly on the first day of school without showing proof of vaccination. All other requirements apply. Please see schools.nyc.gov/2021health for more information.


Parent-Teacher Conferences
The first parent-teacher conferences of the 2021-22 school year will take place in the fall of 2021. As in the previous school year, for the safety of our school communities, all parent-teacher conferences will be held remotely in school year 2021–22. Your child’s school will be in contact regarding the specific date and time of their parent teacher conferences.


Face Coverings (Masks)
Wearing face coverings or masks is one of the most important strategies for keeping our school communities safe. As mandated by the New York State Department of Health, all students and staff must wear a face covering when riding on school buses and on school property (indoors and outdoors), regardless of vaccination status, unless they have a medical exemption. Students who are not medically able to tolerate masks will be provided with alternative accommodations. We appreciate your support in reminding your student to wear a face covering every day to school. Forgot your mask or need a replacement? We will make sure to provide your child with one!