Free COVID-19 Vaccines for All New Yorkers Aged 12 and Older
As you might be aware, all New Yorkers aged 12 and older can now receive a free
COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news for the health and safety of your child, your family, your school community, and the whole city!
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
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.
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.
Parent Resources for Online Learning
Please use the list of resources below as a complimentary source of material for your child’s online learning progress.