• Health and Safety in Our Schools

    Health and Safety in Our Schools

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  • Messages to Families

    Messages for Families

    September 13, 2021: Welcome Letter to Families from Chancellor Porter

    NYC DOE Homecoming 2021 Health & Safety 2021–2022
    Visit for the most up-to-date information. Every school will have ten percent of unvaccinated individuals who have submitted consent for testing in their school population tested biweekly.

    Daily Health Screenings

    NYCDOE families/students are encouraged to use the online health screening tool to pre-screen themselves before entering a NYCDOE building. Upon entering the school facility, families/students will be asked to provide the results of their screening either by showing the email on their smartphone or a printout of the results: Online Health Screening Tool
    For students who travel via school bus, families must complete the screening, including checking their
    child’s temperature prior to boarding a school bus to make certain that their child is well enough to ride
    on the bus and attend school.
    If students are not able to pre-screen using the online tool, you will be provided with several copies of
    the health screening questionnaire so families can complete the questionnaire at home. Here is a link to the
    paper health screening questionnaire Paper health screening questionnaire for completion on a daily basis at home. Translated versions are available at the following links:
    If a student fails a health screening or shows symptoms of COVID-19, the student will be assessed by the
    nurse on site. If it is confirmed that the student is showing symptoms of COVID-19, the guardian of the student must be immediately contacted and advised to pick up the child. If the guardian cannot be reached, the school must contact the emergency contacts on the student's Blue Card.
    Submit COVID-19 Consent Forms
    Fill out the form online using a NYC Schools account (NYCSA) If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s): Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.” Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.
    Don’t have a NYC Schools Account? Learn how to get started at
    Regular COVID-19 testing provides school communities and public health experts with valuable information.
    Continuing the successful safety practices of last year, there will be regular testing for COVID-19 in our schools.
    COVID-19 Symptoms
    Schools have an area designated to hold students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
    If a student is picked up by his/her guardian, a staff member escorts the student to the visitors’ entrance for pick-up by the guardian, reviews the NYCDOE’s “Sent Home With Symptoms” letter with the guardian, and advises the student to visit a doctor and get tested for COVID-19, and provides the information of the closest Testing site
    Physical Distancing
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical
    distance between students within classrooms to reduce transmission risk when possible.
    Student desks face the front of the room when possible.
    There will be multiple lunch periods to maximize social distancing.
    During lunch, students will be 6 feet apart when possible.
    As an added precaution, every classroom across New York City has been provided with two HEPA
    purifiers. These measures meet or exceed guidance from the CDC.
    Classroom doors and windows will be open.
    All classrooms and common areas, such as auditoriums and gyms will have hand sanitizer and
    disinfectant wipes available. “High-touch” areas such as doorknobs and water fountains will be
    cleaned multiple times throughout the day, and each classroom will be deep cleaned and disinfected daily using electrostatic technology.
    Face Coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    All students and staff must wear a face covering when riding on school buses and anywhere on school property, indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
    Gaiters and masks with external vents are not permitted.
    Child masks will be provided if a child needs one.




    March 19, 2021: Update for Families from Chancellor Meisha Porter 

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Principal message

 Principal Tiffany FrazierTiffany Frazier, Principal

Dear P.S. 361 families and students,

First and foremost, WE MISSED YOU DEARLY and hope that everyone is continuing to practice mindfulness and making sure that self care is a top priority! 

We understand there are so many questions circulating around about what school may look like in the fall and what the reopening guidelines will be. As we receive more guidance from Chancellor Meisha Porter, I can hopefully answer some of those questions for our parents, community, and staff.  While we do not have any definitive answers at this point in time as this is a constantly evolving situation, we promise to keep you updated throughout the school year.

As always, the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.  Continue to stay safe, and In the meantime, please refer to Updated messages-for-families for the most up to date information.

Together we form a strong partnership to ensure that all our children and staff members at P.S. 361 move forward in their academic endeavors to become the best thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and exceptional members of this diverse and ever changing world.


Tiffany Frazier


Request an iPad and Technical Support for Families

Request an iPad 

If your student needs a device or internet connection for remote or blended learning, please contact your school who will help match your student’s needs to a device and/or internet connectivity.

Use Find a School and click on the General Information section of the school details to get the contact information for your school’s staff. Even if the school building is closed for in person learning, there will be staff available to help determine your device needs.

If your school does not have devices on hand and the student does not have a device or internet connectivity at home, the staff can fill out a request for a centrally-loaned iPad or hotspot to be delivered to the school for you to pick up. 

Families with questions can contact the Helpdesk at 718-935-5100, press option 5.


  • NYC public school, DOE Pre-K or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) students 
  • Charter school students 
    • with individualized education programs (IEPs) or 
    • who are living in shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up 
  • Private school students 
    • who were recommended for a non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team 
    • who attend a private or religious school and receive special education services from the DOE, preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE (NY State-Approved 4410 providers or Special Education Itinerant Teacher services) 

Schools and programs should work with you to request a device for your child to use for learning or receiving services if you do not have a device or internet connectivity.

Students who are in shelter or temporary housing can continue to use the shelter-facing help desk to request a device and receive tech support at 718-935-5100, press option 5. 

If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, even after visiting our support pages (such as Getting Started with Your iPadTeachHubGetting Started with Google ClassroomGetting Started with Teams) please fill out the Technical Support for Families form. The form uses Google Translate in the top right corner. 


You can use the form to let us know what issues you are having with NYCDOE iPads or other devices including:

  • Reporting a lost or stolen device
  • Support for sign in and use of iPad or other DOE devices
  • Help with applications (including Google Classroom)

If the form doesn’t offer the answers you need, you will be asked to provide your contact information and we will get in touch with you and try to solve your problem. Staff can fill this form out on behalf of parents. Staff who need help with technology should sign into the Technology Support Center(Open external link) on the InfoHub.