Afterschool

Overview

Afterschool programs offer increased learning opportunities for students and critical support for families. The Office of Community Schools offers support to schools and after school program providers and is a liaison between the NYC DOE and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).

What We Do

We collaborate with Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and other government agencies to provide afterschool programs for all NYC schools. Activities reflect a balanced schedule of academic support, including tutoring and homework help, social/emotional learning, physical activity/wellness, and prevention services.

Our Impact

In 2016 and 2017, the Office of Community Schools received Twenty-First Century Community Learning Center funding. The program helped students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

In 2018, Empire Afterschool supported 94 schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn with the development and expansion of quality after school programs.

School Year 2021-22 Afterschool Programming, Updated on September 28, 2021

Afterschool programs are a critical aspect of homecoming, as schools and CBO partners welcome students back to school communities and classrooms where they can feel safe and well-cared for, and where they can learn and grow socially, emotionally, and academically.

Schools may host after school programming and after school activities as they did before the COVID-19 pandemic. These include, but are not limited to school-based programs, DYCD programs, and external afterschool vendors. Staff and contractors working in a DOE building and any visitors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 submit proof of vaccination by 11:59PM on Friday, October 1 in the DOE Vaccination Portal . Please see the DOE Staff Vaccination Mandate FAQ for details about COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

Afterschool programs may keep students in stable groups, but it is not a requirement this school year. Students may join afterschool programs outside of their home school. However, all students and staff must follow all DOE health protocols, including wearing a face covering and completing the health screening. Health screening results are valid for 24 hours, so students and staff only need to complete the screening form once per day.

A COVID-19 vaccination requirement also applies to students participating in high-risk afterschool extracurricular activities like chorus, musical theater, dance/dance team, band/orchestra (with concern for woodwinds), marching band, cheerleading/step teams/flag team. Students ages 12 and up must be vaccinated in order to participate in these extracurricular activities.

COMPASS/SONYC and Beacon Afterschool Programming

COMPASS/SONYC and Beacon programs run as usual. These programs may hold parent engagement and/or culminating events once monthly for two hours after 6:00 pm. A separate permit must be completed for each event.

COMPASS/SONYC and Beacon Programs may provide programming on school closing days (holidays, school breaks, or weekends) with the average maximum number of such alternative programming days being 13 across the COMPASS system.

COMPASS/SONYC and Beacon programs may use available space for professional development and in-service training schedule staff training after 6pm once each week during the school year for up to an hour. A separate extended use space permit should be submitted for those dates.

Beacon programs operate on evenings and weekends and will begin providing services on or after October 1, 2021.

Food for Afterschool Programs

Many afterschool programs serve snack and/or supper through the Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS). The same guidelines for breakfast and lunch must be followed for afterschool meals, and, if needed, students should be permitted to eat “grab and go” meals in classrooms.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements, Updated on September 20, 2021

Vaccine Requirements for Employees and Others Working/Volunteering in a DOE Building

As announced on August 23 all DOE employees are required to provide proof that they have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, effective October 4. Further, newly-hired staff must provide proof of vaccination (at least one dose), prior to their start date. All staff and new hires received an initial email on August 23 from Chancellor Porter, informing them of these requirements and how to provide vaccination information using the DOE’s Vaccination Portal

Additional individuals covered by this mandate include:

  • All DOE volunteers, interns, and student teachers in a DOE school or DOE building,
  • City employees who work in-person in a DOE school or DOE building,
  • DOE/City contractors who work in-person in a DOE school or DOE building,
  • Employees or contractors of any charter school, 3K, or PreK program located in a DOE building who work in person in such building.

The above individuals must provide proof of at least their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 4. In addition, the above individuals must also be tested for COVID-19 at least once per week until they have submitted proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Please see this Order from the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene for more information.

Vaccine Requirements for Visitors and Extracurricular Activities

All students and staff who participate in high-risk PSAL sports or competitive afterschool sports must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students in fall high-risk sports must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by their first day of competitive play. Winter and spring PSAL participants have until the beginning of their season to be fully vaccinated. High risk sports are football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby. Vaccination is also required for participation in bowling, because while not a high-risk sport, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination for children ages five and up.

A COVID-19 vaccination requirement also applies to students participating in high-risk afterschool extracurricular activities like chorus, musical theater, dance/dance team, band/orchestra (with concern for woodwinds), marching band, cheerleading/step teams/flag team. Students ages five and up must be vaccinated in order to participate in these extracurricular activities.

Students who wish to continue to participate in these activities must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by December 14.

Visitor Policy

In order to protect staff and students in DOE buildings, all visitors wishing to enter DOE buildings must show proof of having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Visitors do not include students attending school in a DOE buildingincluding adult students participating in D79, YABC, or DYCD programs. 

Acceptable proof of vaccination is one of the following:

An acceptable COVID-19 vaccination includes one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine fully authorized or authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.

DOE Vaccine Portal

The Vaccination Portal allows you to provide the DOE your vaccination status and to upload proof of vaccination, which can be an image of your vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, or another government record. Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that the DOE is a safe place to work for all employees.

Privacy and Security

The privacy and security of your information will be protected by technical, physical, and administrative safeguards, including encryption. This information will be kept confidential in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

Technical Support

If you encounter technical issues using the Vaccination Portal, please contact the DOE Help Desk by opening a ticket online or calling 718-935-5100. 

Principals' COVID-19 FAQs

As of January 3rd, 2022

Is priority testing available for DOE staff? 

All DOE staff members receive priority testing at City testing sites specified in the email from DHR on 12/30.

Will teachers be able to continue to get tested at school?

Yes. 

Does the 10% of staff testing include custodial, kitchen, paras, and SSAs? 

There is no longer a 10% cap. School-based testing will be made available to DOE staff whenever schedule and capacity permit. Testing providers are bound by test capacity and the time scheduled and may not always be able to test all interested staff.

How should we determine which staff should be tested?

Staff courtesy testing is not subject to randomization, and staff are not included on the RCOV student testing roster. The principal may determine how staff are selected and should choose a method that works best for their school. Staff must still consent to test, and they are encouraged to submit consent proactively in the DOE’s Health Screening application to minimize testing time. However, all staff will receive an at-home rapid test kit each week in January. All staff will receive a home test kit every Monday in the month of January. It is recommended that the staff member can use the first test on Monday and the second test on Friday, regardless of exposure or symptoms. Any home test kit given to staff must be used at home and not while in the school building.

I have vaccinated teachers who are experiencing Covid symptoms, but are waiting for their test results. Do these teachers stay home and quarantine? If so, for how long?

Staff with symptoms need to stay home. If they test negative, they may return with symptoms improving. If they do not receive test results within 5 days of symptom onset, or if they test positive, fully vaccinated school-based staff may return on Day 6 if they had mild symptoms and only if their symptoms have resolved. Mild symptoms include being fever-free for 72 hours without the use of medication, not having a runny nose; and not having a severe or productive cough. At work, from Day 6 through Day 10, the positive teacher/school-based staff member must consistently and correctly wear a well-fitting higher level face covering, such as a KN95 mask. 

Isolation Due to a Positive Test Result

What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? 

As per the CDC, isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. Someone who tests positive needs to isolate. 

If someone tested positive during the Winter Break, when can they return?

Anyone (students or staff) who tested positive up until December 26 needs to quarantine for 10 days from their test date or symptom onset date, whichever is earlier. The new 5-day isolation period is only for school-based staff and applies to cases on December 27, 2021 and onwards.

Please explain the new shortened isolation process. 

The State of New York recently issued updated guidance on isolation periods for essential staff during periods of critical staffing shortages due to the surge of COVID-19. Essential staff includes teachers and school-based staff as stated in the “Advisory on Shortening Isolation Period.” This guidance shortens the isolation period for these individuals who test positive, but are asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms, from 10 to 5 days. Teachers and school-based staff who are fully vaccinated may now return to work on Day 6 after testing positive for COVID-19 under the following conditions:

  • Per State guidance, the positive teacher/school-based staff member must be asymptomatic OR have mild symptoms only:
    • They must be fever-free for 72 hours without the use of medication; They must not have a runny nose; and/or,
    • They must have a minimal cough only, cannot be coughing up phlegm.
    • Symptoms must be improving or residual.
  • At work, from Day 6 through Day 10, the positive teacher/school-based staff member must consistently and correctly wear a well-fitting higher-level face covering, such as a KN95 mask, which will be provided to staff if they do not have one, and they must distance themselves from others when they must remove their mask for eating or drinking during this time.
  • School-based staff working under this policy must continue to stay at home outside of work, take precautions to avoid household transmission, and observe other required elements of isolation while not at work until the end of the 10-day period.
  • Staff who do not meet the above criteria must continue to isolate for 10 days.

After testing positive and isolating for the five days, does an employee need a negative test to return? 

No negative test is needed to return on Day 6.

Language clarification: "can” return Day 6 or “must” return? Also, who determines mild symptoms?

The expectation is that school based staff return on Day 6 if they meet the criteria outlined. Mild symptoms are currently defined as: 

  • Fever-free for 72 hours without the use of medication
  • No runny nose
  • Minimal cough only, cannot be coughing up phlegm
  • Symptoms must be improving, or residual 

Does the shortened isolation process apply to students? How about other staff, like CBO staff and afterschool staff?

Currently, students who test positive must isolate for 10 days. We understand the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended shortening the isolation period for all individuals (not just essential workers) who test positive, but are asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms, from 10 to 5 days. As the State and City review this policy, we will notify you immediately of any changes to the current isolation policy for students and non-school-based staff. Since CBOs are not run by the Department of Education, afterschool providers may choose to adopt the shortened isolation period for their employees.

At-Home Rapid Test Kits

How should the kits be distributed? Who gets a test kit? 

All staff will receive a home test kit this week and every Monday in the month of January. It is recommended that the staff member use the first test on Monday and the second test on Friday, regardless of exposure or symptoms. Anyone working in the school building, including custodial staff, CBO staff, nurses, SSAs, cafeteria staff can receive a home test kit if they want one. Any home test kit given to staff must be used at home and not while in the school building. 

Only symptomatic students, or students who are in a class where a student tested positive bring home a test kit. 

Principals should send home the relevant letters, available on the COVID –19 Testing InfoHub with the test kit; it includes links to videos on how to use the test kit. Translations will be available by 1/7. 

Additionally, schools should distribute test kits to students and staff in the following scenarios:

  • For individuals experiencing symptoms: The individual experiencing symptoms should use both tests within 24 hours. The first test should be used immediately upon returning home, and the second test should be used 24 hours later. The individual must stay home until two negative home rapid test results have been received. The individual may return to school/work after two negative test results and if they are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication. This customizable letter must go home with the test kit; it includes links to videos on how to use the test kit. Translations of this letter will be available on InfoHub by January 7.
    • If a fully vaccinated staff member tests positive they should notify their principal so they can report the case to the Situation Room. The employee should follow the updated isolation guidance, under “School-Based Staff Returning from Isolation After Testing Positive.” Note that additional testing is not required.
    • If a student tests positive, the principal should be notified so they can report the case to the Situation Room. Currently, students must isolate for 10 days.
  • For individuals exposed to COVID at school: Students and staff who may have been exposed to COVID at school should be given a home test kit to take home. The individual should administer the first home test on the day they receive the test kit and then again on Day 5. If the first home test administered is negative, the individual may return to school the next day. This customizable letter must go home with the test kit; it includes links to videos on how to use the test kit. Translations of this letter will be available on InfoHub by January 7.
    • Please note, if an individual begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, they should use the second test kit immediately, treating themselves as a potential positive case and isolate. It is recommended that the individual also seek a PCR test.
    • It is important to note that this home testing program applies only to school exposures; it does NOT apply to individuals with household or other exposures. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and experience an exposure outside of the classroom must still quarantine at home for 10 days. If those individuals obtain a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test result on or after Day 5 from exposure, they can return to school from quarantine on Day 8. 

As mentioned above, anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from a take home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school if an individual completes the full isolation period.

This information is available on the COVID Testing InfoHub page and the COVID School Health Policy Infohub page.

What about testing out of quarantine?

As mentioned in question 1, this home testing program applies only to school exposures; it does NOT apply to individuals with household or other exposures. 

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and experience an exposure outside of the classroom must still quarantine at home for 10 days. If those individuals obtain a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test result on or after Day 5 from exposure, they can return to school from quarantine on Day 8.

How many tests are in the kits?

Students and staff will receive two tests; most test kits contain two tests. 

  • District 31 (SI) and Districts 4, 5, 6 (Upper MN) are getting Carestart kits with 2 tests per kit
  • All of Brooklyn and Districts 1, 2, 3 (Mid, Low MN) are getting ACON Flowflex kits with 1 test per kit so 2 kits will need to be given to each person in this scenario
  • All of Bronx and Queens will get iHealth kits with 2 tests per kit

Are we allowing students and staff to use the kit at school? Can school nurses administer tests?

No. Students and staff should not use the kits at school. DOE nurses are not permitted to perform COVID testing on members of the school community, therefore, nurses are not allowed to use these kits on students. The kits must be used outside of school under adult supervision.

Can you please clarify: if children exposed in a class test negative on a home test, when do they return to class?

Students who have in-school exposures will no longer be required to quarantine at home. As long as they receive a home test kit and test negative, they should continue to come to school so long as they do not show any symptoms or feel ill. As noted above, the student should take the first test on the day they receive the test kit, if it is negative, they can return to school the next day. The student must take the second test on Day 5 after the exposure, and can remain in school provided that test is negative and they continue to be asymptomatic.

What documentation, if any, do we need to gather from parents and/or staff to verify home test results? 

 If a student/staff member takes a PCR or rapid lab-based test, they should provide the report they receive to the principal. For the home rapid kits, there is no need to verify results. The verification takes place via answering the questions on the daily health screener.

What happens if a parent/child refuses to administer the in-home kit? Is it mandatory for them to complete the at home tests before coming back to school? How do we track this information?

We really need families to use the test kits. Families must still complete the health screener in order to enter school, and the updated screener questions reflect use of a test kit. Students/families are attesting to a negative or positive home test result following an exposure in school on the screener and must complete the health screener every day.

For those students who were previously considered "close contacts" and who will receive a kit now, does the parent have to pick up the kit?

Kits should be distributed to students and staff in the following categories:

  • To all staff, on a weekly basis for the month of January
  • To all exposed to COVID in classroom, meaning there was a positive case in the classroom
  • To anyone exhibiting COVID like symptoms while at school

Kits should be backpacked home along with the relevant letter (available on the COVID –19 Testing InfoHub). 

Will the at home tests be accepted as proof of positivity by the Situation Room now?

At this time all positive tests are being accepted, whether results are from PCR, antigen, or home test kits and there will be no verification process going forward. Please see the Situation Room InfoHub page for more details.

What kind of record-keeping is required for the principal regarding at-home test kit distribution to staff and students? Will there be serial numbers and a log required to keep for auditing purposes? 

Custodial engineers have a list of numbers of kits for each school in their buildings and will maintain basic record keeping. At this time there is no expectation for principals to track which tests are given to which students and staff. However, should a school wish to track this, they can. Schools may record the date the kit is given and the recipient.

Do 3-K and Pre-K students receive test kits?

DOHMH recommends that home test kits are distributed to students in grades kindergarten and up. Students in 3-K and Pre-K will not receive kits at this time, however, staff working in 3-K and Pre-K classes should receive test kits for personal use at home, if exposed at school, or if they show symptoms.

For students in 3-K and Pre-K, the quarantine policy will remain the same, meaning that any 3-K or Pre-K student who was in close proximity to a positive case will still have to quarantine for 10 days.

How do I get more test kits? How and when will our current COVID supplies (tests, KN95s, etc.) be replenished? 

The Division of School Facilities has provided directions to each of the custodians on site on how to request and receive additional tests and PPE. 

Other Questions

Should KN95 masks be distributed to staff?

Yes, they must be distributed to staff returning to school on Day 6 after a positive test and must be worn through Day 10 after the positive test or the onset of symptoms, whichever is earlier. In addition, staff should receive one KN95 mask per week upon request, for the month of January.

Should KN95s be distributed to students?

No.

Is there guidance on staff meetings and in person principal/AP meetings/school visits?

These meetings should be limited when possible. If an in-person meeting needs to happen, current guidance must be followed, including physical distancing, wearing of proper PPE, increased ventilation, etc. Food and drinks should not be served.

I have vacancies in subcentral but no one has picked up the assignments. What are my options? 

Please flag your school’s staffing shortage via the daily morning staffing form. Your Superintendent and/or Exec Superintendent will be in touch to provide support. 

Will the daily health screener be updated to reflect these new policies?

The daily health screening form has been updated and launched the morning of January 3. The health screening form will continue to be updated as health policies change. 

Are there any changes in after school programs?

No, afterschool may continue. However, please note that given the new practices for COVID in DOE schools, the Situation Room will no longer be taking COVID reports for afterschool programs. Instead, school-based sites will continue to be notified of cases in their program’s school buildings via emails from the Situation Room. DYCD school-based after school programs should follow the reporting guidance for Center-based programs. If a student tests positive for COVID and attends after school, the school can provide test kits to close contacts in the afterschool program, including any school or CBO staff. Aligned to DOE policy, the classroom/afterschool contacts can return the following day if they test negative.

Do principals still need to enter positive cases in OORS under N08 since they are calling the Situation Room?

This is being worked out and more details are forthcoming.

Where do we report positive cases? Can you reshare the link to the online form?

Positive cases must be reported to the Situation Room. You can report cases through the Intake Form at  https://apps.nycenet.edu/rtsintake. Please see the Situation Room InfoHub page for more information. 

Do we need to report positive cases from over the break? 

Yes. Please see the Situation Room InfoHub page for more information. 

Will there be updated notification letters available to principals in lieu of the close contact letter from the Situation Room?

All the Situation Room communications are being revised to align with new policies. Please see the Situation Room InfoHub page for more information.

Stay Safe Stay Open 

Your health and safety is our utmost priority. To ensure we can stay safe and stay open, we are encouraging all staff to get tested for COVID-19. To make this easier for you, there are sites listed below that provide priority access to DOE staff, as well as sites that are exclusively available to DOE staff.

Find a Testing Location

Sites open 7am to 7pm: 

Provider Location Address
Gotham Belvis 545 East 142nd Street, Bronx, New York 10454
Gotham Cumberland 100 North Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205
Gotham East New York (ENY) 2094 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207
Gotham Gouverneur 227 Madison Street, New York, New York 10002
Gotham Morrisania 1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, New York 10452
Gotham Vanderbilt 165 Vanderbilt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10304
H+H Acute Bellevue 462 First Avenue, New York, New York 10016
H+H Acute Coney Island 2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11235
H+H Acute Elmhurst 77-04 41st Avenue, Elmhurst, New York 11373
H+H Acute Harlem 506 Lenox Avenue, New York, New York 10037
H+H Acute Jacobi 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx, New York 10461
H+H Acute Kings County T-Building, Room T-110 1st floor (Corner of Clarkson Avenue & New York Avenue) 451 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11203
H+H Acute Lincoln 234 East 149th Street, Bronx, New York 10451
H+H Acute Metropolitan 1901 First Avenue, New York, New York 10029
H+H Acute North Central Bronx (NCB) 3424 Kossuth Avenue, Bronx, New York 10467
H+H Acute Queens 82-68 164th Street, Jamaica, New York 11432
H+H Acute Woodhull 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, New York 11206

Sites open 9am to 7pm:

Borough Location Address
Staten Island 57 Cleveland Place 57 Cleveland Place, Staten Island, NY 10305
Queens Sorrentino Rec Center 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens, NY 11691
Brooklyn Bay Ridge 5th Ave 8511 and 8515 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
Brooklyn Fort Hamilton 4002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Brooklyn Bensonhurst 14th Ave 6315 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11219
Staten Island Greenbelt Recreation Center 501 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
Brooklyn Starrett City 1279 Pennsylvania Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11239
Staten Island St. George Ferry 1 Bay St, Retail Space 103, Staten Island, NY 10301
Manhattan Times Square 20 Times Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036
Brooklyn Midwood 1223 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Manhattan Sydenham 264 W 118th St

These testing sites will be exclusively for DOE staff:

Launch date Borough Site Hours
Sunday, 1/2 Queens Hillcrest High School, 160-05 Highland Ave 9am-5pm (Sun-Fri)
Monday, 1/3 Manhattan 145 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002 7:30am-7pm (Sun-Sat)
Monday, 1/3 Brooklyn Bushwick Educational Campus 400 Irving Ave 7:30am-7pm (Sun-Sat)
Tuesday, 1/4 Staten Island TOTTENVILLE HS & AF, 100 LUTEN AVENUE 9am-5pm (Sun-Fri)
Tuesday, 1/4 Bronx IS 184, 778 FOREST AVE 9am-5pm (Sun-Fri)

These sites are walk-in only. There is no need to make an appointment prior to your visit.

What to Bring

  • Verification of DOE employment (School/DOE ID OR paystub OR offer letter)
  • Insurance card (insurance will be billed for testing services where possible; cost to employees with or without insurance will remain $0).

Staying Up to Date

To keep up to date, bookmark and visit this staff information page often. It provides daily updates as well as access to important materials, including fact sheets, Q&A documents, and slides prepared for a highly informative webinar with Dr. Daniel Stephens, Deputy Commissioner for Division of Family and Child Health of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The webinar itself is also available for viewing on the InfoHub page. 

  • To get regular updates on the latest developments with coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments. 
  • Visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for important updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around this issue.

Read and share the COVID-19: FAQ for Parents and Caregivers of Pre-School and School-Age Children from the NYC Department of Health.

Resources and tools

PETS

It is critical that all staff members working inside a DOE building be cleared and eligible through the PETS system. In order to set up a new PETS account, email PetsAdminSupport@schools.nyc.gov and request an account.

Extended Use Permits for School Year 2021-22 

Chancellor’s Regulation D-180 on Extended Use of School Buildings sets forth procedures and policies for the use of DOE school buildings. For the 2021-2022 school year, permit costs have returned to pre-pandemic rates.

Permit costs will be paid by the DOE for activities conducted on behalf of or in partnership with a school or DOE, including but not limited to:

  • School-sponsored activities and events
  • Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) activities until 9 pm
  • DYCD-funded COMPASS, SONYC, and Beacon until 6pm
  • NYCDOE-funded programs supported by the Office of Community Schools
  • Pre-approved administration of exams, including pre/post-test activities, auditions for admission purposes, and graduation requirement instructional activities.

All extended use activities must continue to comply with required DOE health and safety protocols including: 

  • The wearing of face coverings at all times, indoor and outdoors, when on DOE property;
  • Daily completion of the DOE health screening form by all individuals entering DOE property; and,
  • Maintaining three feet of physical distance between individuals, wherever possible. 

In the event of a school closure due to confirmed COVID-19 cases at the school, extended-use permits will be denied or revoked by the BCO extended-use staff for the duration of such closure.

Contact Information

For more information, visit www.communityschool.nyc. For questions, email afterschool@schools.nyc.gov.

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