State Accountability Waiver Public Survey

As per the press release from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) on November 4, there is an opportunity for the school community to take this State Accountability Waiver Public Survey and provide input on a potential waiver request to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The request is related to making school and district accountability determinations based on results from the 2021–22 school year. NYSED will collect responses through November 19.  The survey is anonymous and optional to complete. For question, please email sfesupport@schools.nyc.gov.

Mandated Flu Awareness Posters for Schools

Pursuant to Section 613 of the New York State Public Health Law, all schools are now required to post flu educational material in plain view throughout the school building. You should print and post these fliers in places where students’ families can see them, such as drop-off entrances and exits. You can also email or backpack these fliers home to families. For questions, email immunization@health.ny.gov.  

COVID-19 Student Testing

If you do not want your child to participate in random surveillance testing do not submit consent. If you consent, your child will receive a free diagnostic test for the COVID-19 virus. Collecting a specimen for testing involves inserting a small swab, similar to a Q-Tip, into the front of the nose and/or collecting saliva (spit).

For more information about the COVID-19 student testing, please go to

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/covid-19-testing-for-students

The DOE Homecoming 2021 Health and Safety Guide for Families

It includes the latest health and safety precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students. Please click the image below to read the PDF file.

Here are the links to open the PDF files in different languages:

EnglishSpanishChineseBengaliRussianUrduArabicHaitian CreoleKorean, and French.

Wide Open Schools Family Resources

The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate. Families can use the information to do the following:

  • Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon.
  • Engage with their child on what is taught at school;
  • Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;
  • Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences;
  • Locate afterschool activities.

Parents of Students with IEPs

IEP information in NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is available again for families after previously being removed from the application.

By registering for a NYC Schools Account (“NYCSA”), parents and guardians can view student report card grades, attendance, class schedules, health data, assessment data, graduation and promotion status, transportation information, and authorized guardian contact information. This application can be accessed through any Internet-connected device (such as a computer or smartphone) by visiting https://mystudent.nyc, the NYCSA home page. It is available in ten languages.