Before Coming to School

Keep Yourself and Others Healthy

1. Use your thermometer: Place under tongue, close mouth, and wait 1 minute to hear beep.

2. Complete the health screening by clicking below. Health Screenings must be shown to school staff before students will be admitted. You can also print the paper copy  HERE    .


3. Parents must give consent in order for their child to attend school in person.  Testing partners will test a randomly selected group of staff and students in schools. You have two options to submit your consent:

 COVID Testing Consent Form 

DOE Return-to-School Information

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.


Read Chancellor Porter's April 9 Letter to Parents

Read Chancellor  Porter's Welcome Letter to Parents

Read Chancellor Porter's  March-22-2021 letter to parents.

DOE Return to School Covid School Health Policy

Free take out meals for students and all New Yorkers

Students or their parents/guardians may pick up meals for students from 9 am to 12 pm on school days. You can find your nearest take-out location here.

Any New Yorker may pick up free meals available at more than 200 locations across the city.


Click below for the 2020 NYC DOE School Calendar



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


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    Blended Schedules April

    4/19-4/23: AAABB

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  • Upcoming Dates

    Monday, April 19: Pre K Application Deadline
    Friday, April 23: ELA Test for Grade 3-5 students who opted In
    Friday, April 23: Grade 3-5 students who did not opt in are remote
    Monday, April 26: Students who opted in from fully-remote return to building
    Monday, April 26: All "Blended" students begin attending 5 days a week

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  • Kindergarten Offers available in MySchools on April 8th

    Accept or decline your offer in MySchools by April 30th

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  • Opt-In for Students Who Are Currently Fully-Remote

    Mayor DiBlasio announced that there will be an additional Opt-In period for students who are currently Fully-Remote but wish to be Blended. The Opt-In period is from March 24 - April 7. If you will be opting in, we ask that you do so as soon as possible when the window opens and do not wait until the deadline. The sooner we have the data, the sooner we can begin reorganizing the building  to have students return.

    To change your preference, click here.

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Remote Learning Guidelines

Students are expected to:

  • Log on promptly at the beginning of each lesson.  Teachers will be taking attendance for each class.
  • Find a quiet place to work and dress appropriately.   
  • Log on with microphone muted and video camera on, that is being present in the class.  Remember, students on camera are live and are not anonymous during live-streamed instruction.  Cameras should be on at all times unless instructed by a teacher to turn off the camera.
  • Be mindful of your background, speaking tones, and keep distractions to a minimum.
  • Students should be wearing headphones to eliminate extraneous noise. Instruction is for students. 
  • Follow the same classroom rules as if in school.
  • Students should work independently without familial support. When your students are in school, they work independently.
  • Assessments are for students only.  It is the only way to know next steps in instruction – please let your child try it even if it is difficult.
  • Students should not create their own Google Classrooms or Google email groups.
  • Students should be reminded that PS 166 emails are to be used only for school directed activities and not for personal use.

If these guidelines are not followed, the teacher will provide a reminder, and if the student is still not following the guidelines, the teacher will sign the student off.


Parents, please note:

  • Online learning is for the students.  If you need to communicate with the teacher, please send the teacher an email or call the school.  This is not a form of communication.
  • Limit any personal conversations in the room where your child is live-streaming.  Conversations in the background create disruptions. 
  • If your child is absent from school, he/she cannot sign on for remote learning for that day.  If your child signs on, the teacher has been directed to sign him/her off.  The only time an ‘in-person’ student can sign on remotely is when school administration is made aware the student must quarantine. 

PTA Announcements

  • New PS 166 Spiritwear!

    The new PS166 Spirit Wear is here! Show your school pride with new PS 166 swag. Ordering has never been easier; our new designs for PS 166 are available online for two weeks only! 

  • 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!

  • Volunteers Needed

    Have an idea for a fundraiser or community event? Want to lend a hand to our school? Please email Annalisa Petersen or fill out our survey.

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