As noted in previous editions of Principals Digest, you should continue to distribute and collect COVID-19 testing consent forms fromstudentsandschool staff. Please note that both the paper and online versions of the consent forms were updated after October 14, to reflect state-mandated weekly COVID-19 testing inyellow or cautionary zones; consent forms submitted on or after October 15 do not have to be resubmitted.
If your school is located in a yellow or cautionary zone (enter your school’s address in the zone map to confirm), you must ensure that your students and school staff participating in in-person instruction complete and submit the updated forms to your designee as soon as possible; all schools are encouraged to distribute and collect updated student and staff COVID-19 testing consent forms. For Student Consent Forms: All student consent forms must be reviewed by the family, signed, and returned to your school; Parents can choose to complete either their child’spaper consent form, or submit the online version in theirNew York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Your designee should enter student response from the paper forms in ATS, using the new ‘COVID-19 Testing’ student indicators. For School Staff Consent Forms: School staff can choose to complete either thepaper consent form,or submit using the onlineStaff Consent Form for COVID-19 Testing form, or via theHealth Screen Questionnaire. Your designee should enter staff responses from the paper forms, also in theStaff Consent Form for COVID-19 Testing form. For questions, emailCovid19schooltesting@schools.nyc.gov
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On behalf of PWC we wanted to share some exciting news! This Pandemic won’t stop us from continuing to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Month.
Instead of participating in this year's walk, we kindly ask that on Friday October 23, 2020, we all wear PINK. Visit the PWC office for light refreshments and information on breast cancer.
Lastly, as a BLA COMMUNITY, we want to raise $1000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
All donations can be made by clicking on the below link.