DOE Return-to-School Information

Keep Yourself and Others Healthy

 Wear a Mask, Wash your Hands, Stay 6 Feet Apart, Stay Home if you are sick 

Before sending you child to school, you must fill out the DOE Health Screening.  This health screening must be completed on each day of arrival and results will reset at midnight of each day. Upon entering the facility you will be asked to provide the results of your screening either by showing your phone or a printout of the results.

 health-screening button 


Make sure your child is set up for Remote Learning with the remote-learning-checklist-for-families.

Family Guide

The DOE Family Guide provides information on what teaching and learning will look like this school year, and universal expectations for how our schools support all students —whether they are attending fully remote or blended learning classes. The guide also provides information about who families can contact when they have questions or concerns, and resources that families can use to support learning at home.

 2020-2021 Family Guide is available online and in all 9 DOE languages.

DOE Return to School Covid School Health Policy



Click below for the 2020 NYC DOE School Calendar



Visit the DOE Return to School webpage regularly for the latest updates.


  • Teacher Gift-Giving Policy

    We are especially grateful for everything our teachers and staff have done for our kids during this challenging year, and we know many families want to acknowledge their hard work and dedication in a meaningful and equitable way. We encourage parents to work with their classes and grades to thank teachers, TAs, and staff members for all they do with a homemade gift or card.  Please do not give cash gifts, gift cards or items of monetary value.  This policy is meant to keep things fair for ALL teachers and ALL families, and is also a reflection of the true spirit of PS166. For any gesture of appreciation, please be aware of the chancellor’s regulations. The relevant information is in section IIE. 

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  • Upcoming Dates

    Thursday, June 17: PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM
    Friday, June 25: Last Day of School, regular dismissal times

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  • 2021-2022 School Calendar

    In case you missed the Special Announcement sent earlier this week, click here for the 2021-2022 School Calendar

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  • Reminder: No Glass Containers

    For safety reasons we cannot allow students to bring glass containers to school. If your child brings a school lunch, please NO glass or ceramic! 

    Water bottles should be made of plastic or metal.

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  • 2021-2022: Are you Returning to PS 166?

    It is that time of year where we ask the question: Do you plan for your child to return to PS 166 in the fall?

    Please take the SURVEY and answer yes, no or maybe. Your answers are in no way binding! This is just a way to start planning for the number of classes we need for each grade.

    Please do not answer for your current fifth grade students. We know they won't be here in September. 

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PTA Announcements

  • Open Volunteer Roles

    We have a few roles that need to be filled in order to help our community run smoothly! If you've been wanting to get involved, and are looking for a task that you may be able to organize from home and on your own time, please consider taking on one of following roles for the coming year that are currently organized by graduating 5th grade parents who can train and answer questions about these jobs:

    • Google Group Moderator - monitor messages for courtesy, function, and appropriate content in compliance with group member guidelines. 
    • School Supply ordering - manage and order general school supplies and printer ink for teachers and staff as needed.
    • School ID and Security cards - oversee production of ID cards for parents and guardians to enter the school through a computerized system. Helps keep our children safe, and streamlines building entry procedures.  
    • AC Maintenance - check in bi-annually on AC, filter, and ventilation maintenance w head janitor Judith, and coordinate maintenance w AC company

    Please reach out to Annalisa to learn more!

  • PTA Upcoming Dates

    Wednesday, June 16, 8:15 AM: Volunteer Thank You Coffee and Snacks!

    Thursday, June 17, 9:30 am: PTA General Membership Meeting: Budget Vote: Register in advance for this meeting to receive a link to join.

    Friday, June 25: Last day of school for all students

  • PTA Election Results

    Congratulations to our new PTA Executive Board and newly elected parent SLT members! The following are the results of the May 25th parent elections:

    PTA Executive Board
    Co-Presidents: Kristin Savov and Annalisa Petersen
    Co-Treasurers: Emilie Wang and Geeta Koolwal
    Recording Secretary: Sarah Sevier
    VP Fundraising: Simon Franceschi
    VP Events & Volunteers: Tiffany Boyer
    VP Grants: Radi Morris
    Financial Secretary: Ken Connolly
    Communications Secretary: Amie Ray

    Christine Nuzum
    Jenny Passero
    Yael Swica

  • Richard Rodgers Day

    Each year artists come put on an assembly featuring the works of our school namesake, Richard Rodgers. Students leave the experience with a greater appreciation of this Upper Westsider who left an indelible mark on the musical world. As with last year, the event will be online, with all families able to tune in from home. A link will be shared ahead of the event.

  • Parent-Owned Businesses

    Please also consider supporting our very own PS166 parent-owned businesses!  If you’d like to add your own business to the list, please email us.

  • Amazon Smile

    If you’re shopping on Amazon, please be sure to activate Amazon Smile by going to and selecting Friends of PS 166 Inc as the charity recipient. A percentage of each purchase will go support our school!

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