Although we are currently in fully remote learning, I wanted to make you aware of a mandate set forth by Mayor DiBlasio and NYC Department of Education. Mandatory in-school testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in all reopened school buildings. In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing by the first day your child returns to their school building.
Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. If you have already submitted consent, please do so again to ensure your child has the latest form on file.
Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA):
If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s): Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.” Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.
If you do not already have a NYCSA account: You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above. If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.
In addition, please print and sign the form and bring it to your child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building so that we can have a hard copy on file:
If you would like to read more about Covid-19 random testing in schools, please read School-Based Testing.