COVID-19 Updates & Information
What is Prospect Schools' quarantine policy?
Mayor De Blasio announced a new quarantine policy on September 20 for all NYC district schools. Will Prospect Schools implement this policy?
What about the “test and stay” policy I’ve read about? Can Prospect Schools do that?
Can my student be exempt from, or test out of, quarantine?
Will there be guidance/requirements for if a student or staff member is a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19 outside of the school?
My student has to quarantine because they’re a close contact. Can we use onsite testing provider to see if they’re eligible to return to school?
Will there be a quarantine period after school breaks?
My child is not a close contact, but I want them to quarantine anyway. Is that possible?
What would the threshold be for a class (or the school) to quarantine?
What happens if there is a positive COVID case in my student’s classroom?
Under what circumstances would live remote learning be offered for students?
I want my child to quarantine for the full 10 days after exposure, even if they are asymptomatic. Is that possible?
Will onsite testing be offered at school?
Is Prospect Schools testing every student and staff member?
How will I find out if my child is a close contact of someone who tests positive?
What is a ‘close contact’?
If I have opted for my child to be tested at school, will I still be notified if he has some form of exposure in school, even if he is asymptomatic?
What are the changes Prospect Schools is making to the onsite testing program?
Why is Prospect Schools not offering a remote learning program this year?
Will there be any travel restrictions this year for the students?
How is Prospect Schools supporting the children and teachers who have not returned to school in-person since March 2020?
Is there any availability for tech to be sent home for students for homework purposes?
What safety measures will be in place on the bus?
Why did the daily health screenings go away?
What should I do if my child or someone in my household tests positive?
My child is home sick and I want to get them a COVID test. Does a rapid test work or does it have to be a PCR test?
If families keep students home to get tested for COVID-19 out of precaution, how will this affect their attendance?
How many students and teachers will be in each classroom?
Will kids in the same family be in the same class to minimize exposure?
When will my school be presenting on COVID-related protocols specific to my school?
What ventilation measures will be in place?
What cleaning protocols will be in place?
Is hand washing/sanitizing still important?
Are masks mandatory?
Will the school require certain types of masks be worn?
What is the plan for lunch or snack time?
Will there be mask breaks?
Can my student be exempted from wearing a mask?
Will there be sports this year?
Will trips or events be allowed this year?
Besides high-risk sports, will other activities (such as Robotics or student council) also require student vaccination?
What protocols will be put in place for afterschool? What are vaccination requirements for afterschool program staff?
Are visitors allowed at school?
Can families escort their students into their classrooms?
What about in-person parent / guardian meetings and other events?
Are student vaccinations mandatory?
What about employee vaccinations?
Will families be informed if their child's teacher is one of the teachers that has been exempted from being vaccinated?
I'm reading that due to COVID, families have been neglecting to keep up with other important vaccines which could be quite dangerous. Is there a close look and hard line for those that are not up to date?
How do I contact my school?
Starting June 28, 2021 and through the summer, all New Yorkers can receive free “Grab & Go” meals across the city. No registration, documentation, or ID is required. Meals locations are open to children, families, and the general public daily, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Vegetarian meals are available at all locations, and Kosher and Halal meals are offered at select locations. Locations will be searchable using the online tool, or via the School Food app, beginning June 25.
Please contact your school program office if you need a device. The devices are Android A50 phones that come with data access upon request.
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