Ditmas J.H.S. 62

Three Academies: One School

700 Cortelyou Road | Brooklyn, NY 11218 | Phone: 718.941.5450 | Fax: 718.693.7433

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Thursday 10/29/20 GROUP C

Virtual PTA Meeting

This Thursday, October 29th at 4:00pm we will have our first virtual PTA meeting and elections via Zoom. Participants will be voting on the three Parent Association executive board positions - President, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as any available School Leadership Team seats. We urge you to come and participate in this important meeting. To join us, please click the link below and pre-register. All parents/ guardians must pre-register in order to attend.

When: Oct 29, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time

***Register in advance for this meeting: Meeting Link ***

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Any parents interested in running for these positions please contact Mrs. Bortle Assistant Principal via e-mail : Blamponbortle@schools.nyc.gov

Thank you and hope to see you on Thursday!

School Reopening Letter 10/21/20

CLEAN Staff Letter - Red or Orange to Yellow Zone - October 21 2020.pdf

Monday, October 26, 2020

Students/Parents: We will resume blended learning on 10/26/20. There are a few things we need to do to prepare to return back to school.

  1. Students will need to come to school with the Completed Health Screening https://healthscreening.schools.nyc If your child has a cell phone, have them add the APP to the home screen.

2. Complete the Covid-19 Testing Consent. Go to your child's NYCSA account https://mystudent.nyc

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Choose Your Learning Preference for the 2020-2021 School Year

Families who have previously chosen REMOTE ONLY learning will have the opportunity to opt into BLENDED LEARNING for the remainder of the school year between November 2 and November 15.

Monthly Random COVID-19 Testing Program

Keeping school buildings open depends upon awareness 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! For more information about the DOE’s Random COVID-19 Testing Program, please see the presentation from last week’s parent leader briefing on random testing in schools and links below. If you were unable to make the event, you can watch the recording here.

We received a number of questions from parent leaders and advocates about testing and student privacy, and we are pleased to announce that the DOE website has been updated to provide information about the agreements with BioReference Laboratories Inc., Fulgent Genetics Inc., and Somos Healthcare Inc. We will share answers from the questions raised in the event’s chat and Q/A session next week.

Here are additional resources:

See the Frequently Asked Questions about the testing program

If you have a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA), you can complete the consent form electronically through the web application. If you revoke consent for testing through NYCSA, please notify your child’s school as well.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I have been informed by the Director of the Department of Health that many students are missing their immunizations as required by law to attend a NYC Public School. The law states that your child must be fully immunized to attend school, or the school may exclude the child from school. Please verify with your doctor that your child has received all their immunizations. In particular, it is now required that all children turning 11 years old have the Tdap vaccine and the Meningitis Vaccine along with the MMR, Polio, Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chicken pox). Please do the best you can to get the immunizations done by November 12, 2020 and email the doctor's note to the school nurse, Lisa Hughes at lhughes5@schools.nyc.gov and your child's record will be updated.

Lisa Hughes RN, Ditmas JHS 62

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Attention Students and Parents

Daily Attendance is being taken on the Google Classroom Academy platforms by the deans. Please make sure you log-in each day. Attendance MUST be submitted by 11:00 AM or students will be marked absent!

IMPORTANT: All Ditmas families need to fill out this form.

***Covid-19 Testing and Completing the Health Screening***

Students will be provided with the Covid-19 Testing Consent Waiver from school. Please return it to the school as soon as possible.

Update for Families on COVID-19 Testing - September 29, 2020.pdf
Student COVID-19 Testing Consent Form - September 27 2020.pdf
Update for Families_September 21 2020 (1).pdf