Week of December 20, 2021

Dear Families,

We need to prepare to pivot to remote learning as COVID cases continue to increase at an alarming rate across the city and at TNS.  This means that every student needs access to a device.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible if your child needs to borrow a device.  We will distribute Chromebooks Wednesday and Thursday.

I strongly encourage you to get your child tested if you suspect that they have been in contact with someone who tested positive. Frequent testing is our best defense against uncontrolled spread, and vaccination is the best defense against serious illness.  According to the CDC, “studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective, especially at keeping adults and children from getting seriously ill even if they do get COVID-19.” Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated. Also, please remember to upload your child’s vaccination information to the DoE portal https://vaccine.schools.nyc/, so the school also has access to this information.

As of today, more than half of our classrooms have had to close or partially close in the last week due to positive cases.  We are currently processing 5 new positive cases.  It is an alarming and challenging end to an exhausting and difficult year.  I very much hope that you can still spend time with your family and friends over the winter break.  I wish for a brighter 2022.  Please stay safe and well.

With Love,

Dyanthe 

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