P.S. 23 Eagle Weekly
January 16 - 20, 2023
✉️ Important Info for our Eagle Families
With winter fast approaching and respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19, the flu, and RSV on the rise, please be reminded that if your child is sick they should stay home. Here are some healthy tips posted on the NYC DOE website .
Stay Home When Sick
Rest can help you and your child get better sooner, and it helps prevent the spread of germs.
- Children with diarrhea should stay home until the diarrhea has stopped (stools are formed).
- Anyone with a fever should stay home until 24 hours after being fever free or until their doctor says it is okay to go back to school or daycare.
- Children with breathing problems should stay home until the cough is gone. If your child is having difficulty breathing, call your doctor right away.
Wash Hands Often
Washing your hands(Open external link) with soap and water stops the spread of germs. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer(Open external link). You and your child should always wash hands:
- Playing with other children
- Touching food
- Using the bathroom
- Wiping their nose
- Coughing or sneezing
- Stay home if sick: Students and staff should stay home if they show any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illnesses and get tested for COVID-19.
- Isolate if COVID-19 positive: Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving. They should wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or the date of positive test, whichever is earlier. Masks may be removed during this period if the person has received two negative rapid tests 48 hours apart.
- These cases should be reported to their school so they can be reported to the sit room for exposure notifications.
- Get tested if exposed to COVID-19: Students and staff who are exposed to COVID-19 should get tested.
- Students will receive 4 test kits per month, and they should use the home tests by taking two tests at least 48 hours apart. All exposed individuals should monitor for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after exposure. If symptoms begin, they should not attend school and should isolate and get tested for COVID-19 again right away.
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Use the link to our website and click the "PAYMENTS" tab at the top and make your payments by clicking on the "January 2023- Afterschool Latchkey Registration" drop down item. Thank you!
Students and families are encouraged to submit a ticket online before calling the Help Desk.
More time in school means your child will get the social-emotional and academic support they need to thrive, learn, and be happy. Your child may miss school for illness & emergencies, but we want to see every student in school every day.
Book of the Month: "Little People, BIG DREAMS: Mahatma Gandhi"
Virtue of the Month: Justice
🗓️ Upcoming Events @ P.S. 23 📅
1/16- Dr. Martin Luther King Day- School Closed
1/26- PTA Mtg. 6PM- Virtual
2/6- SLT Meeting
2/10- Jersey Day- Wear your favorite team jersey
2/13- 2/17- Respect For All Week
2/15- The 100th Day of School!
2/16- PTA Meeting- 9 am
2/20- 2/24- School is Closed- February Break
The kindergarten application is open! If your child was born in 2018 and lives in New York City, they are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall, 2023. Apply by January 20, 2023. Even current Pre-K students who already attend PS 23 MUST apply!
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