Consent for COVID-19 Testing

Parents/guardians can CLICK HERE for Chancellor Carranza’s update on random testing for scholars.  Parents/guardians can also CLICK HERE for the testing consent form.  Testing consent forms can be submitted via the Operoo Online Form system.  These forms are required in order for your scholar to be randomly tested.


Conduct Daily Health Screening

Scholars reporting to school for in-person learning are required to engage in a daily health screening. Scholars can CLICK HERE to access the online version of the form.  After completing this online form, please show the result at the door as part of the daily screening process. The forms can also be completed via hard copy. Access those forms HERE. For Chancellor Carranza’s explanation of the health screening process, CLICK HERE.


Welcome to our COVID response page.

Below you’ll find all the critical information about how Mott Hall II is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change. NYC Department of Education also has important information and resources for you. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 plan, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Matos (wmatos@motthall2.org). 


Hybrid Learning Schedule for Fall 2020

We are starting the school year with a hybrid learning schedule. That means that your child will be in school some days and working from home some days. If our city moves into a Level 4 Health Emergency, we will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for updates. 

  • Group A, B, and C will attend school on a rotating schedule. 
  • If you need to switch your child's in-school learning days, contact our parent coordinator, Mrs. Matos (wmatos@motthall2.org)
  • If you would prefer a 100% online learning schedule for your child this year, we are offering that as an option. Contact our parent coordinator, Mrs. Matos (wmatos@motthall2.org)  

Responsibilities while in the Building

Below are the expectations for our teachers, scholars and staff to maintain safety while in the building. These procedures were placed in order to keep our scholars and staff healthy. 

  • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff and scholars) while in the building. 
  • Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.  
  • Drop-off and pick up procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their scholar. Please move through the drop-off and pick up area as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you. 
  • Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Parent and community volunteer have been suspended until further notice. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the main office. 
  • While in the building: When you enter the building, please use the hand sanitizer by the entrance check in at the front desk with school safety. During check-in, you will be given a nametag and reminded to wear your mask at all times. 
  • Traffic flow in hallways and common areas: Please keep at least 6 ft distance between yourself and others while in the building. 
  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.99°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows any symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email our parent coordinator Mrs. Matos (wmatos@motthall2.org) as soon as possible. 
  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closet to you. 

Safety Precautions Taken By Our School

Below you'll find Mott Hall II changes in policies, procedures, and physical environment to improve safety; see example below. In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses. 

  • Changes in class sizes: We've reduced the average class size from 31 to 9 for in-person instruction.
  • Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible.
  • Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day. 
  • Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizer for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas. 

Last Updated: October 7, 2020
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