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Let's have perfect on-time attendance. Coming promptly to school at 8:20am is important because classes start immediately with breakfast and our SEL morning program. (Lateness and attendance are recorded in student records. ) Also, remember that school ends at 2:40p.m.
Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how P.S. 159K is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.
The DOE, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), is hosting two town halls for families of children ages 5–11, regarding the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine. Families should register in advance for one of the town hall sessions, which will both cover the same content and be held via Zoom; translations will be provided via the call-in numbers shown in each registration link:
March 14, from 6:00–7:30 p.m.; registration opens on March 9 for the March 14 town hall session, which will be held in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dial-in details specific to each language are available via the registration link.
March 16, from 6:00–7:30 p.m.; registration opens on March 9 for the March 16 town hall session, which will be held in English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Bangla. Dial-in details specific to each language are available via the registration link.
The flyer will be available from classroom teachers by March 9; translated versions will be available by March 11.
We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.
Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults and students in the building.
Hand washing: 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.
Social Distancing: Social distancing is required at all times. Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building.
Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home and notify the school. 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 quarantine for a minimum of 14 days and notify the school.
The City’s routine COVID-19 random surveillance testing provides COVID-19 testing in school buildings to students who have opted into the program by submitting consent. Routine testing provides the community with an accurate representation of the prevalence of COVID-19 and helps schools stay safe.
Beginning January 3, the in-school testing program will expand, doubling the number of students tested at each school and including both vaccinated and unvaccinated students. Families with students in first grade and up can choose to participate in the program by completing the online form in their NYC Schools Account(Open external link) or returning a signed paper form to school.