All students are required to provide consent for testing by their first scheduled in-person learning day.
Families: We need you to consent to mandatory testing if your child attends school in the building through “Blended Learning.” Learn more below and visit the DOE website for more information. Scroll to find the consent information.
Keeping school buildings open depends upon awareness of and immediate action on any COVID-19 concerns in our buildings. To do this, we need students and staff in our buildings to get tested! That’s why [the DOE] is instituting mandatory random weekly testing in all reopened school buildings as of December 7, 2020. Our testing partners will come to district schools each week and test a randomly selected group of staff and students from grades 1-12. The number of people to be tested will depend on the size of the school, but will consist of 20% of a school’s population each month, students and staff included.
Consent to COVID-19 Testing on paper forms available here:
Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) Link
- 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.