COVID Letter to Families!
Good morning Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences Community,
The NYCDOE has asked me to share this letter with you:
11/20/2020 9:04 AM
Dear Jamaica Gateway to the Sciences Community:
The health and safety of our students and staff and everyone in the DOE family across the city, is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring you have the information you need on COVID-19 as we continue to navigate this public health emergency together.
Today we are writing to inform you, out of an abundance of caution, that on 11/20/2020 a member of our school community tested positive for COVID-19. After investigation, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the NYC Test and Trace Corps have concluded that there has been NO exposure to the school community because the person was NOT at school while infectious. Therefore, there are no plans for classroom or school closures and students should continue to attend as regularly scheduled.
It’s up to all of us to help keep our school community safe and healthy. Please remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
· Stay home if sick: Monitor your and your child’s health and stay home if you are sick or keep them home if they are sick, except for getting essential medical care (including COVID-19 testing) and other essential needs.
· Physical distancing: Stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not members of your household.
· Wear a face covering: Protect those around you. Wearing a face covering helps reduce the spread of COVID-19, especially if you are sick and don’t have symptoms. For more information about face coverings, visit nyc.gov/health/coronavirus and look for “FAQ About Face Coverings.”
· Practice healthy hand hygiene: Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; clean frequently touched surfaces regularly; avoid touching your face with unwashed hands; and cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hands.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. For additional information on COVID-19, visit schools.nyc.gov/coronavirus or call 311. Finally, to ensure we can reach you via text and email about any COVID-19 activity in our school, please set up a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) as soon as possible by visiting schools.nyc.gov/nycsa.
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what.
Student Government 2020
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Complete Lunch Forms & Blue Cards
All Student must complete their lunch forms! https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict
All 9th Graders must complete their Blue Cards! If you have updated information, complete your Blue Cards!! Please email your completed blue cards to: DCalderon3@schools.nyc.gov
Principal's Corner: Required Documents to Sign and Return to the School
Protocols for COVID clusters in neighborhoods- FINAL - Yellow - Update for Families - October 7 2020.pdf
Student COVID-19 Testing: Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - September 27 2020.pdf Update for Families_September 21 2020.pdf
Enrollment Forms - https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/enrollment-forms
Media Consent Form: consent_form_revised35.pdf
Health Question Form: DOE_Health_Screening_Questionnaire_090420.pdf
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JGS 2020-2021 Bell Schedule
Please see Chancellor Carranza's Updates:
COVID Letter to Families November 24, 2020: Update for Families_November 24 2020.pdf
Need a device: Sign up here: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/remotelearningdevices
Helpful Links: Update for Families_September 21 2020.pdf
Letter to Families (DEADLINE FOR ALL REMOTE LEARNING DUE TODAY!) 08/07/20: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/return-to-school-2020/health-and-safety
Letter to Families (Instructions on June 23rd Primary inside) (6/15/20): Update for Families_June 15 2020.pdf
Letter to Families (Please take the survey linked inside) (6/12/20): Update for Families_June 12 2020.pdf
Letter to Families (6/3/20): letter-to-families-june-3-2020.pdf
Health Update on MISC: update-2-for-families-misc.pdf
Information regarding June 4th and 9th: 5 30Update.pdf
Information regarding Summer School: Update for Families_SITC-new dates_May 20 2020.pdf
Important Health-Related Information for Families: Update for Families_PMIS_May 11 2020.pdf
Free E-books and Audiobooks for all DOE Families! Please see the attached flyer.