Covid-19 Response

Daily Student, Faculty, and Staff Health Screening

GISNY is screening everyone entering the building. Every school day, after 5:00 am, please take your child's/children's temperature and fill in the form for that day using your child's Office365 GISNY Account (@gisny.org). 

For complete details on procedures, please read our Daily Health Screening Policy.

Please see all Health Screening Forms below.

Please bring the result(s) on the display of a mobile device or as a printout to school for entry into the building.

Filling out the form electronically will greatly speed up the sign-in process. If you are unable to do so, please print, fill out, and sign the pdf below.

Health Screening Form - Print Out versions:

Health Screening Forms

Free Covid-19 Testing for students, teachers & staff

Westchester County and its schools are committed to a safe in-person learning for students, teachers, and staff. As part of an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools, GISNY is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Westchester County Department of Health’s testing partner Quadrant Biosciences to offer the County’s FREE COVID-19 screening testing program.

The program relies on two testing strategies:

  •   Voluntary baseline testing of all students, teachers, and staff
  •   Voluntary weekly testing of 20% of all students, teachers, and staff thereafter

This method will allow early detection of COVID-19 in pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals. Preventing school outbreaks is key to ensuring our schools stay open to provide the education and support our children need.

All students, teachers, and staff (vaccinated AND unvaccinated) are highly encouraged to participate in this free, school-based COVID-19 screening testing program. Other members of our community may not participate.

Step 1:

The PCR analysis program will use non-invasive, self-collected saliva samples that are appropriate and painless for all ages. 

Step 2:

Thank you very much for participating in this testing program to keep GISNY safe!

The baseline testing event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 22nd is cancelled. A new date and time will be announced shortly. 

Official COVID-19 Guidance for Schools: 

CDC: Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools, August 2021: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-guidance.html 

New York State Department of Education: Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-2022 School Year, August 2021: 

http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/back-school/nysed-health-and-safety-guide-for-the-2021-2022-school-year.pdf 

American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Schools, July 2021: 

https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/  

CDC Travel Guidelines

Domestic Travel: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

International: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/international-travel-during-covid19.html

 

Important News for anyone starting after September 1, 2021

ALL faculty, staff and students starting during the school year will require a negative COVID-19 PCR test, which cannot be older than 72 hours. The test result has to be sent to our school nurse: nurse@gisny.org before entering the school building.

Thank you for your continued understanding and your cooperation.

COVID-19 Information