Welcome Back!

Back to School Letter
Published and mailed to families on September 3, 2021

Greetings Students and Families,

Welcome back to school!  It is my great pleasure and honor to begin this year as the new principal of Queens Collegiate.  This will be my eighth year at QC, and I’m thrilled that I can continue to serve our QC Family in this new capacity.  We are dedicated to your student’s health, happiness, and success this year as we return from remote and blended learning to full-time, in-person school.  This fall we are celebrating HOMECOMING 2021.

In this letter you will find information and tasks to complete before the first day of school.  These items need to be completed as soon as possible.  We have included some paper items in this year's back-to-school mailing, and you will also find links here on our new website: queenscollegiate.org.

  1. Attached in Mailing: Paper Emergency Contact Card (Return September 13)

  2. Attached in Mailing: Daily Health Screening forms/link (Can be completed online or on paper)

  3. Attached in Mailing: Paper Covid testing consent form (for unvaccinated students only; return September 13)

  4. Linked here: Flyer and application directions for Queens Community House after-school program (grades 6 - 8 only). Paper instructions are also attached in our mailing.

  5. Linked here: Digital Family Information Form

  6. Linked here: Digital Lunch Forms   Select New York City Schools as the district.

  7. Linked here: Digital Yellow Busing form (For grade 6 Only)

  8. Linked here: Information about after-school sports (PSAL for high school)

 

Safety and health are our top priorities this year.  We want every member of our community to be happy, healthy, and whole.  We will continue to adhere to CDC and the Chancellor’s guidance on a daily basis.  Following DOE recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID:

1) To keep students in school and learning in person, we strongly recommend that all eligible students get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.  Families can make appointments at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or by calling 877-829-4692.    

2) We will have universal masking for the foreseeable future; all students and staff must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while on school property, regardless of vaccination status. 

3) When possible, we will maintain 3 feet of distance between students throughout the day.

4) We will encourage all students and staff to wash hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the school day.

Additionally, wellness and community is paramount.  We are working to incorporate events, supports, and instruction designed to engage our students returning from 18 months of remote and blended learning.  We will offer ongoing activities and layered supports to foster community in the months to come.  We know that the pandemic has affected us all in unique ways, and we are here to support students and families as we return.  

 

The stellar staff at Queens Collegiate and I feel privileged to be a part of your student’s journey.  We thank you for being a part of our QC family, and we look forward to partnering with you this year. 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

James Harrell
Principal (I.A.)

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Required Paper Forms

Paper Forms: 

This year's back-to-school mailing includes three paper forms that your child must bring on the first day of school:
 

  1. EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD (BLUE CARD): To ensure access to emergency information, we will keep a paper copy of emergency contact information on file in our main office. This form is required for all students and will be collected by one of your student’s teachers on the first day of school.

  2. DAILY HEALTH SCREENING FORM: We have provided two copies of this form. If your student does not complete the digital health screening, then they must complete the form every morning before coming to school.

  3. PARENT/GUARDIAN COVID TESTING CONSENT FORM: If your child is not fully vaccinated, the NYC DOE is requesting that you complete this form, which confirms that your student may be tested periodically for Covid-19. Testing is currently scheduled for twice a month. This form only needs to be completed once this year.

Required Digital Forms

All families must complete these two digital forms.
Please fill this out for each child at QC. Use the link https://tinyurl.com/xkm9f9kk or scan the QR code:
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Please fill this out for each student in NYCDOE schools. Use the link https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/PickDistrict or the QR code:
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Additional Forms

COVID vaccination is require for all "high-risk sports." Visit schools.nyc.gov/PSAL or scan the QR code for more information:
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Interested in having your 6th grade student take the yellow school bus? Visit  tinyurl.com/5uxjkc9p or scan the QR code:
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For more information about the yellow bus, go to our FAQ page by clicking this link.