11/30/20 Update on School Reopening for Grade K-5

Monday, December 7, 2020 will start with Group B. Please refer to the Cohort 2020-2021 schedule below.

2020-2021 Cohorts

DOE 1B cohort model


COVID 19 Weekly Random Testing Consent 

All students must have consent for random weekly Covid 19 testing on or before Monday, December 7, 2020.  If your child does not have consent to be randomly tested, they will be asked to go 100% Remote Learning from home. 

Any student in grade 1 or higher returning to school buildings must submit a consent form for COVID-19 testing in school by their first day back in school buildings. 

  • Any student in grade 1 or higher returning to school buildings must submit a consent form for COVID-19 testing in school by their first day back. 3K, Pre-K, and Kindergarten students are excluded from random testing. 
  •  The test is quick, safe, and easy. A video showing the testing process is available at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting
  • How do I submit consent? Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Even if you have already submitted consent, we ask you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest consent form on file. There are two easy ways to submit: 1) Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) at mystudent.nyc 
  • 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. 2) Print and sign the attached form and bring it to your child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages at schools.nyc.gov/covidtesting.