PS 290 Manhattan New School

2021 National Blue Ribbon School Profile
 
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Admissions for New Students

Prospective parents can learn about admissions criteria on our website under Admissions.

Questions? Email Enrollment@ps290.org

Learn more about Kindergarten

Learn more about Pre-K

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PTA Meetings - Please Join Us! 

We will hold monthly PTA meetings remotely at 7:00pm. We encourage everyone to attend! We will answer questions and talk about current and future projects for our amazing school. Zoom links are provided in advance. 

Upcoming Dates: 

Wed, Feb 16

Wed, March 30

Wed, April 27

Wed, May 25 - Exec Board Elections

Wed, June 22​​

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Resources for Families 
Free Meals for Students

Enrolled students can receive free breakfast/lunch in school starting at 8:00am.

Free Food Locations

NYC has a map of locations that offer free food (food pantries, soup kitchens), as well as farmers’ markets and grocery stores.  Please visit a map of food resources across the city.

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Health & Safety Updates

COVID-19 Protocols for PS 290 and Updates from the Department of Education

All visitors to the school building must present proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Any visitor must contact the school for guidance BEFORE trying to enter the 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

-  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 10 days

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates.

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What To Do If Your Child Is Sick

If your child is unwell, they must stay home. Even if they don't seem to have Covid, or they tested negative, many illnesses are highly contagious AND your child will be uncomfortable in school all day! Please notify your child's teacher and Attendance@ps290.org

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

  • If a student has any symptoms, such as fever, cough, nausea, runny nose, headache, (see CDC), they must take a Covid test and may return to school only after a negative result and 24 hours. If they had a fever, they can return to school after they have not had fever for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. 

  • If the child received a positive test for COVID-19, whether they had symptoms OR never had symptoms, they must stay home for 5 days after the date of their positive COVID19 test and may return on day 6 only if masked. 

Please visit the NYC Department of Education website for important updates.

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COVID-19 Testing In School

The DOE has ceased random COVID-19 testing in schools for grades 1-12 for now. 

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.

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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

Instructions:

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 Enrollment@ps290.org

 

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

Annual Appeal

Each year the PTA raises money to cover the school expenditures and programs not paid for by the Department of Education. Our major fundraiser each year is the Annual Appeal. This money helps pay for our school’s exceptional teaching assistant staff, music and arts programs, science supplies and much more.

Donations can be made at: mnspta.org/donate .

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