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School Announcements

Sep 21, 2020

In-School Learning and On School Property

New Protocols

Parents must complete a health screening for their child before each day of in-person learning. Parents are urged to complete the online form here. Paper forms will also be available. 

No one may enter the school building 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;

-  Received a positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days

-  Been in close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or

-  Traveled internationally or from a state listed in the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates: Return to School 2020

Sep 21, 2020

What To Do If Your Child Is Sick

What happens if a student has symptoms of COVID-19 or a diagnosis of COVID-19?

  • If a child has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, they must isolate and cannot attend school until all the following are true:

    • It has been at least 10 days since their symptoms started

    • They have not had a fever within the last 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication

    • Their overall illness has improved

  • If the person never had symptoms but had a positive lab test for COVID-19, they must stay home for 10 days from the date the specimen was obtained for their positive COVID19 test.

  • If the person had symptoms and receives a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test result, they can return to school after they have not had fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. The negative test result must be from a lab-confirmed diagnostic test. If you’re not sure if your test is lab-confirmed, ask the health care provider performing your test.

  • If COVID-19 has been confirmed by a diagnostic test (nose or throat swab, or saliva), all close contacts of the person must quarantine and cannot attend school for 14 days after their last contact with the person while they were infectious. A close contact is a person who has been within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 10 minutes.

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates: Return to School 2020

Jan 01, 2020

COVID-19 Testing In School

The DOE has begun random COVID-19 testing in schools for grades 1-12.  Parental consent is required for a trained professional to do a quick, non-invasive test. Parents are urged to please complete a consent form for the benefit of the community. 

-  You can send back to school a hard copy consent form OR 

-  You can provide consent online in your New York City School Account (NYCSA), also known as your MyStudent Account. 

Oct 05, 2020

Complete Your Emergency Contact Information Now

ALL Parents Must Complete a Card - New and Returning Students

Please complete your Emergency Contact Card (otherwise known as 'Blue Card') now. ALL children who attend PS 290, new and returning, and both remote and blended learning must send in their card immediately.

Please click here:

Emergency Contact Card


1) DOWNLOAD then OPEN as a PDF

2) FILL it in completely

3) SAVE with your child's name

4) ATTACH to an email 

5) SEND to


Alternatively, you can print it and send it back via backpack with your child.

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