Reopening Announcements

PS 115 Parade

PS 115 Parade

Thank you Ms. Kapadia, Ms. Troman and Mr. Lebowitz for coming up with the idea and supporting each other to figure out the logistics for all of us.   Shout outs to Ms. Sclavos & Ms. Pensabene for working tirelessly for getting the parents' email list together...

Activities for Social Distancing

Activities for Social Distancing

Battery Dance TV Free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program.     Faced with the cancellation of its New York City public school dance classes and the postponement of its...

Translation Services

Translation Services

Please visit this website for translation services offered by NYC Department of Education: https://sites.google.com/strongschools.nyc/bksouthlaabcommunityresources/language-access-resources/covid-19-related-language-access-resources

Reopening Information

PS 115 Programming model choice

HEALTH & SAFETY

CONTEXT

The health and safety of students and staff are of the utmost priority when considering reopening schools.

This guidance has been developed collaboratively with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and Health + Hospitals. 

The key tenets of NYCDOE’s plan align to CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance on school reopening. In addition to these public health protocols, we are prioritizing mental health, social-emotional learning and trauma-informed supports for all schools.

KEY TENETS OF PLAN

PROMOTING BEHAVIORS THAT REDUCE SPREAD

Physical Distancing

All individuals in school buildings should remain at least 6 feet apart. We will work with schools to create conditions that make physical distancing possible.

Wear a Face Covering

Face coverings will be required inside school buildings.
Exceptions will be developmentally- and age-appropriate, consistent with guidance of health agencies, and paired with increased PPE for staff.
NYCDOE is procuring and distributing PPE for students and staff to use inside school buildings.

Keep Hands Clean

There will be increased access and regular opportunities for students and staff to wash hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.

Signage and Floor Markings

Schools will have signage that upholds NYC Health’s Four Core Actions for Prevention.