Dear AmPark Family,
Due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our AmPark Neighborhood School Community that coincides within a 7 day period of a confirmed case in our co-located campus school, PS/MS 95, our building is being closed as of tomorrow, November 10th. Below please find the letters generated for our school community from the NYC DOE Situation Room posted below. I will be in close contact with NYC's Test and Trace in the next 24 hours and communicate everything else we learn to you in that time.
All instruction tomorrow, November 10th, will be remote only.
Please stay tuned, take care of one another, and be well.
Sending my love to you all AmPark,
11/9/2020 7:59 PM
Dear P.S. 95 - BRONX - X095 and AmPark Neighborhood School Families:
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 I am writing to inform you that two or more members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of each other. We are quickly taking all appropriate action and following rigorous protocols developed by the NYC Test + Trace Corps, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health) and the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
Out of an abundance of caution, here is what will happen next to safeguard the health of our school community:
· Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test will not return to the school and will be safely separated until they are no longer infectious. Please note that in order to protect the privacy of the individuals who have tested positive, we cannot share additional details about the case.
Based on the status of the investigation, I will communicate with you by 6 p.m. each night about the status of opening the next morning for everyone who is not a close contact.
Additionally, we will share physical and mental health and wellness resources for you and your child. COVID-19 can be stressful for you and your loved ones. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious and afraid. We want to ensure you can access helpful resources for coping and reducing stress.
While New Yorkers have done an outstanding job fighting the virus, leading to extremely low infection rates citywide, COVID-19 is still active in our city, state and our country. There will be cases of COVID-19 this school year; we know this and all of our protocols have been in service of fighting this virus. Our job is to swiftly and effectively handle any cases that appear and be transparent every step of the way. That is what we are doing today.
We know a lot more than we did in March about how to protect each other from the virus, and it’s critical that we continue to act to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our schools. All of us must remember to follow these important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission:
We will continue to closely follow directions from public health experts and proactively update you on any measures we are taking.
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 rapidly reach you via text and email, 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.
AmPark Neighborhood School
11/9/2020 7:59 PM
Dear Member of the P.S. 95 - BRONX - X095 and AmPark Neighborhood School Community:
As always, 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.
You are receiving this letter because you are a staff member in our school who has stayed home for a COVID-19 related reason, or the parent of a student in our school who has stayed home for a COVID-19 related reason.
This letter will inform you when you or your child can return to the school building.
When Is It Safe to Return to the School Building?
If you or your child tested positive for COVID-19, you or your child can return to school only after:
If you or your child showed symptoms but received a negative COVID-19 test, you or your child can return to school only after:
If you or your child never received a COVID-19 test but showed symptoms, you or your child can return to school only after:
Thank you for your cooperation. Health and safety will always come first in New York City public schools, no matter what. We look forward to welcoming you or your student back to in-person teaching and learning.
AmPark Neighborhood School