Inclement Weather and Remote Learning:
As we continue to experience severe weather conditions during the winter months, we ask that all families adhere to regular school attendance policies. Students that are in-person are expected to be physically in attendance on all days that they are scheduled to be here. It is only when conditions prevent the building from opening safely, that students who are normally in-person will go remote. It has taken great coordination to maintain appropriate numbers in class in order for our school to open in accordance with state and local guidelines. This is why families were asked to commit to in-person or remote. We cannot have students opt for remote on a per-day basis. This causes disruptions to daily class instruction; therefore, we cannot grant daily requests to change the mode of learning for each student.
Winter Recess Travel:
As we look forward to the Winter Recess many of us are making plans for the Winter Recess. Whether you are visiting family members one state over or across the globe, travel makes up a huge part of the Winter Recess. There is always a risk of getting sick while traveling because of the inherent stress of traveling, interacting with frequently touched surfaces in public places, and changes in climate and environment. But this year brings different considerations because of the Coronavirus Pandemic and the New York State Travel Advisory.
NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory
The NYS COVID-19 travel advisory requires individuals who have traveled out of New York State to noncontiguous states for more than 24 hours to either quarantine for 10 days upon return to New York State or “Test to Exit” quarantine.
For travelers who were out-of-state for more than 24 hours:
- Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.
- The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
- On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
The Office of the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn has expanded the International Travel Advisory to include all International Travel.
Full Information on the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory can be found at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
CDC Recommendations for Travel
Full Information on the CDC Recommendations for Holiday Celebrations and Travel can be found at:
Please Note: As per the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) schools can implement safety and health protocols that go above the NYS DOHMH and NYC DOHMH required safety and health protocols.