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  • NYC Public Schools Closure

    Repost via @NYCSchools Twitter
    Starting tomorrow, November 19, 2020 NYC Public Schools will be closed for in-person learning until further notice

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  • Community Fresh Produce and Proteins Distribution

    There will be a Community Fresh Produce and Proteins Distribution on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:00pm. This event will be held in the Mt. Ararat Church parking lot at 425 Howard Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233. All attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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  • Important Dates: November 2020

    On November 11 school will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. A Food Distribution will be held on November 18 at 3:00pm. School will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess on November 26 and November 27.

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  • Letter to Families: Monthly Testing

    Please view the September 29 Letter to Families to regarding monthly testing of students and staff for COVID-19 in school buildings.
    Click here to review the NYC DOE CONSENT FORM FOR COVID-19 TESTING:
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  • Remote Student Meal Pick Up Information

    PS 12 Students working remotely may pick up free meals on Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the PS 12 Main Entrance.
    Safety measures and procedures must be respected. All social distancing guidelines must be followed. A mask must be worn at all times.
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  • Uniform Sale Information

    PS 12 will host a uniform sale on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

    You may pre-order your student’s items by clicking here:

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  • A Curriculum Resources Distribution will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 for Remote Students.

    Only students in Cohort C (100% Remote/Online) may attend.

    This event will be held at PS 12 (430 Howard Avenue).

    Materials will be distributed by grade.

    Grade Distribution: 
    Kindergarten & First Grade remote students may pick up materials on September 25 between 9:00am to 10:00am.

    Second & Third Grade remote students pick up materials on September 25 between 11:00am to 12:00pm.

    Fourth & Fifth Grade remote students may pick up their materials from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

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  • Health Screening Information

    "In alignment with NYS Department of Health guidance, students and school-based staff cannot report to school if they:

    • Have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath within the past 10 days;

    • Have gotten a positive result from a COVID-19 test that tested saliva or used a nose or throat swab (not a blood test) in the past 10 days;

    • Have been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; and

    • Have traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days."

    Pre-Screening Tool:

    • "NYCDOE families and students are encouraged to pre-screen themselves before entering a NYCDOE building." 

    Link to Online Health Screening Tool: in a new browser tab

    • "For students who travel via school bus, families must complete the screening, including checking their temperature, prior to boarding the school bus to make certain that their child is well enough to ride on the bus and attend school. Bus personnel will not be conducting screenings of children to prior to boarding the bus. School site designated staff will be checking for completion of student health screening at entry. Students who lack the screening clearance will need to be supported in completing this screening process at the school, particularly young children.

    • For morning student drop off, every effort should be made to ensure that student health screenings are completed prior to families dropping off their children to school, especially for our younger students."

    Paper Copy of Health Screening Questionnaire:

    • "If students are not able to pre-screen using the online tool, schools must provide families with several copies of the health screening questionnaire so families can complete the questionnaire at home."

    In-Person Health Screening Tool: 

    • "Any person who needs to complete the health screening in-person will undergo a temperature check.

      • Any student who needs to complete the health screening in-person will undergo a temperature check.

      • Schools should determine the best way to implement on-site screening for students using either the online health screening tool or paper copies of the screening questionnaire. Young children may require additional support from a staff member."

      • If NYCDOE families are unable to pre-screen their child(ren) at home using either the online tool or paper questionnaire, families will need to complete their child’s screening in-person at the school building prior to their child’s entry.

      • The paper version of the health screening form can be found at: in a new browser tab.

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  • Important Updates on In-Person Learning Start Dates

    Remote Learning (100% Online): 

    • Students who are enrolled in fully remote learning (Cohort C) will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21. 

    Blended Learning (in-Person and Remote)

    • Students in blended learning will be learning remotely on Monday, September 21 until their in-person start date as outlined below.


    • Students in Cohort A will begin in-Person learning on Monday, September 21 at 8:30am. 

    • Students in Cohort B will begin in-Person learning on Tuesday, September 22 at 8:30am. 

    Grades K-5: 

    • Kindergarten - Fifth Grade students in Cohort A will begin in-Person learning on Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30am. 

    • Kindergarten - Fifth Grade students in Cohort B will begin in-Person learning on Tuesday, September 29 at 8:30am. 

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Information

    New School Time: 8:30AM- 2:00PM

    Students taking part in Blended Learning should arrive to PS 12 (430 Howard Avenue) at 8:30AM. Students will be dismissed at 2:00PM.

    Please see the attached image for information regarding which days your child will be attending school in person. 

    The first day of Blended Learning (in person) will be Monday, September 21, 2020.

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