Dear Parents, Due to the upcoming inclement weather, school will be held remotely on Friday, January 7th. The school building will be closed. Students must log onto google meets at 8:30 for instruction. Instruction will take place from 8:30-3:30. 1st-4th Grade will have lunch from 11:45-12:30. 5th-8th Grade will have lunch from 12:30-1:15. Cameras must be on for students to be marked present.

 

Stay safe & warm, Marcia Glattstein Principal

 

 

Updated Covid 19 Protocol 12.30.21

December 30,2021

 

Dear Icahn Families,

Wishing you and your families a Happy and Healthy New Year!!! We hope you had a restful holiday and were able to spend time with your loved ones. As we look ahead to the New Year, our highest priority is to continue to ensure the health and safety of our students, families, and staff.

Schools will be open, as scheduled, beginning January 3 for all students. We are putting additional health and safety measures in place to ensure students and staff are safe and that our schools can continue to be open.

The following updates were made in partnership with NYCDOE, City and State public health colleagues and are based on federal and scientific guidance.

COVID-19 Testing Before Returning on January 3

  • To keep our school communities safe upon everyone’s return to school buildings, we strongly encourage that all students get tested for COVID-19, through a PCR, lab-based rapid test, or a home test kit, before returning to school on January 3, regardless of vaccination status. For a list of testing sites, including sites with at-home rapid tests, call 212- COVID19, visit http://nyc.gov/covidtest , or text "COVID TEST" to 855-48, or call 311 to find a nearby testing site. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) continues to open new testing sites, so please check back often for updates.
  • Additionally, many pharmacies and doctor’s offices may be offering COVID-19 testing. Please check with your pediatrician’s office or local pharmacy to see if you can schedule a test.

Home Test Kits

  • Beginning January 3, schools will distribute free, take-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to any students or staff who exhibit COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified.
  • Students who have a take-home test kit will need to take the test two times over the course of five days (each kit includes two tests).
  • Students who may have been exposed to COVID in the school should take a test that evening and then again on Day 5.

Home Test Kits -continuation

  • If a student begins to show symptoms of COVID before Day 5, you should use the test kit immediately.
  • Anyone who tests positive on 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.
  • Remember, all students, staff and visitors must pass the daily health screener in order to enter school buildings. Additional questions may be added to the health screeners for those students and staff who receive at-home rapid test kits to share their negative result. No other proof of a negative result is required in order for these students to enter the school building.

New Quarantine Policy

Our goal is to ensure that students safely remain in school as much as possible, and we have updated our policies to ensure we meet this goal. This means that if there is a positive case in a classroom:

  • Students who were in close proximity to these students will no longer have to quarantine and will continue attending school if they do not have symptoms and do not have a positive test result from a COVID test.
  • Instead, all students and adults in that classroom will receive a take-home rapid test kit. The test kits contain two tests.
  • Those who have a take-home test kit will need to take two tests over the course of five days.

Increased In-School Surveillance Testing

To further ensure the safety of our students, families, and staff, the in-school surveillance testing program is expanding to double the number of individuals tested in each school, including both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, in grades 1 and up. Kindergarteners may be added to the testing pool in the near future. The random in-school surveillance program continues to provide public health experts with an accurate look at the prevalence of COVID-19 in schools. We encourage all families, regardless of whether their child is vaccinated, to consent to in-school testing If you are in need of a consent form, please reach out to the school. Additional information on testing for students can be found on the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/covid-information/covid-19-testing-for-students

Testing is a critical part of keeping schools open and communities safe. Thank you for your cooperation by consenting to and participating in our in-school testing program! We know that nothing is more important to you than keeping your children in school, learning in healthy and safe environments. The changes we are announcing today aim to keep students in our classrooms with the least amount of disruption as possible, while putting their safety front and center. Please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions. We are looking forward to welcoming all our children back next week on Monday, January 3rd.

 

 

Family Information Session Tuesday, December 14th at 6:00.

The Family Information Session is designed to help families engage with i-Ready to support their children at home. Families will deepen their understanding of i-Ready and its core components, develop an understanding of Online Instruction and how their children engage with the program, and explore the resources that are available to them through i-Ready. 

Click here to register!

Lunch Form

Parents! Fill out a lunch form at myschoolapps.com. MySchoolApps is the fast and secure way to apply for free and reduced meals online. Every family must sign up to ensure funding for our school. 

School Supply List for 2021-2022

 Click here to view the supplies your child needs for September! Students should bring in supplies, labeled with their name, on the first day of school, September 13, 2021.  A reminder that students should also bring in their completed Summer Bridge packets on the first day of school. 

Icahn 3 Lottery

Families must fill out and submit a brief application, providing basic information about the student, to each charter school they are interested in attending. Applications must be submitted by April 1 each year*. Students are admitted according to the number of seats available.

If a charter school receives more applications than it has seats available, then the school is required by law to run a randomized lottery to admit students. All students who submitted an application will automatically be entered in the admissions lottery. Applicants whose names are not drawn in the lottery are placed on a waiting list and may be contacted as seats become available.

Click here to apply! 

Free Internet Access

For any student families without internet access, it is now available through Comcast for free for the duration of the pandemic. Click here to learn more about it! 

Google Classrooms

 Click the link for a guide to using google classrooms with your child.

Meal Delivery

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. 
 
This website and assistance is intended for individuals and families who meet the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
 
  • No members of the household can go out and get food
  • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for the individual/family
  • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver)
  • Are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery

Free Meals

For information on the nearest location for your child to pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner please go to this link:

www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx

You will be asked your address and other questions to give you the nearest city school.

In Loving Memory Of Daniel Garcia Deputy Superintendent

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With Profound Sorrow

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

It is with profound sorrow that I announce the passing of our beloved Deputy Superintendent, Daniel Garcia, on the afternoon of Thursday, June 4, 2020. “Danny” was very much loved by all those who were blessed to work with him. After a highly successful career as a teacher, AP and principal in district 8, I asked him to replace me as a principal of Icahn 1, as I began to design our new schools. After recognizing his great dedication and wisdom, I asked him to serve as Deputy Superintendent. Almost instantly, we became strong colleagues and friends We shared a vision of success for our students. We believed that for teachers to be successful, they must receive ongoing professional development, support and confidence.

 

Danny respected everyone and all those who came into contact with him, respected him. This is a tremendous loss for all of us. We must believe that his gentle smile, his encouragement and his wonderful nature will look down on all of us as we continue to serve and love. May G-d rest his soul.

 

Jeff Litt

Superintendent

Icahn Charter Schools