COVID-19 Communication to Parents and Families


As cases rise again across New York City, we will continue to provide every student with four COVID-19 home tests each week until further notice. Two tests are for use on your child and two are for a family member to use. Please use these tests every week, at least five days apart. If your child tests positive on one of the tests, please inform the school and isolate your child at home for five days. Your child may return to school on the sixth day if they have no symptoms. Thank you. "

Covid - 19 Health and Safety Updates (March 4, 2022)

From Principal Bassell

January 4, 2022

To Our Entire Academy of American Studies Community,

We understand that these are very concerning times for parents, students, family members and staff in light of the new Covid-19 variant. We are following all NYC DOE guidelines regarding the health of our community. We want to make you aware of the NYC policy regarding this virus:

Anyone who tests positive, regardless of vaccine status, from any type of Covid test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating.

Students who test positive must isolate for 10 consecutive days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school.

Currently the NYC DOE is not offering a remote learning option.

As always, when your child is absent, parents please notify the school and have your child contact their individual teachers for support during their absence either through Pupilpath  or Google Classroom.

Important School COVID Policy Updates for January 3