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DOE Health Screening

The DOE has updated the Health Screening Questionnaire.  Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with it as it is pretty lengthy.  As always, we encourage you to answer the questions on Operoo.  If you are printing the form, please make sure that it is the current one.



Health Screening QR Code 

School Visitor Policy

Latest Update from the DOE Monday, March 7, 2022

The following protocols are in place when entering a school building.

School Building Visitors

Visitors 12 and older must show proof of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccination to enter a school building.  Visitors do not include students attending a school in a DOE building.  This proof may be provided in several ways.  Please see the link above for more information.

In order to enter the building, a visitor must have the following:

  • show identification
  • have proof of vaccination
  • complete the daily health screening form

Health Screening DOE Buildings/ Covid Testing Consent

Before entering the school building, all students and guests must complete the Health Screening Tool. Students can use the "DOE Employees and Students" option with their accounts to fill this screening out. Parents/ guardians, and other guests can use the "Guest Screening" option.  

All students entering PS 65 as of Monday, December 7, 2020 will require a Consent for Testing form completed.  You will need to print it out and give to your child.  For easier access, log in to your child's NYC Schools Account.

COVID 19 Testing Updates From the DOE

Please click on the links below to see information on COVID 19 testing in-school and getting results from BioReference.  You can also see additional resources on COVID 19 testing results on the DOE webpage.

 COVID 19 Child Test Results

 COVID 19 In School Testing Program 

Recommendations from the School Safety Committee Meeting - Effective September 27th

Dear PS 65 Families,
Below are recommendations that our School Safety Committee Meeting discussed and will implement effective 9/27/21.  Please read and adhere to all of these safety guidelines.  
Thank you.
  • Students who ride the bus in the a.m. - MUST show passed "Health Screening" to the driver BEFORE entering the bus.  Students must NOT get on the bus if they fail the "Health Screening".  
  • All visitors on DOE property must wear masks at all times.  This requires outdoor pick-up as well.
  • No visitor is permitted inside the school building.  Our School Safety Officer will check to make sure ALL VISITORS have been vaccinated before permitting entry to the school building.
  • Dismissal will continue to be from the schoolyard.  We ask all families to pick up their child/children and exit the schoolyard.  Students are not permitted to remain to play in any of the play areas as those areas will be used by the JCC students.  The JCC has a permit to use that space at that time.
  • ​Early pick-up is ONLY permitted BEFORE 2:00 p.m. with a note to the teacher.  There will be no pick-up between 2:00-3:00 p.m. to avoid confusion with all of the various dismissal procedures.  We STRONGLY encourage you to keep your child in school all day and ONLY pick up early if there is an emergency.
  • Some of the afternoon general education buses have arrived at our school earlier.  The drivers told us that they would inform you of the new drop-off time in the p.m.  
  • Reminders for "Stop & Drop" on both Grant Street & St Pauls Avenue
    • Parent/Guardian is NOT to get out of the car.
    • Student is to be seated in the back of the car.
    • Students are NEVER to get out on the street side of the car.
    • Health Screening must be completed when you pull up.  We don't have time to fill it out there as this holds up the traffic.
    • Staff will open the door, the student will exit, parent/guardian drives away.  There is staff all around the perimeter to ensure students enter the building safely.
    • It NO LONGER matters which grade your child is in; students may enter on either side of the building in the a.m.
  • If you want to walk your child to the building, please park FAR AWAY from our "Stop & Drop" & please do not block traffic on St Pauls Avenue.
Thank you,
Ms. Scamardella
Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at

NEW DISMISSAL CHANGES - Effective September 14th

Message from Mrs. Scamardella, Principal of PS 65

In an effort to maintain an orderly and safe dismissal, we have decided to stagger our dismissals for the students who get picked up.  Effective tomorrow, All K-5 students will still be dismissed to our schoolyard at the following times:
  • 2:45 p.m. - Grades K, 1, & 2
  • 2:55 p.m. - Grades 3, 4, & 5
The teachers will be holding signs so that you will know where your child's class is located in the yard.
PK gets dismissed at 3:05 p.m. on St Pauls Avenue.
Thank you for your patience as we iron out new protocols this year.
Questions/Concerns: Please email Ms. Santaliz at

Mindfulness Classes at Parent University

Mindfulness is emerging in public education based on 60 years of teachers, parents, and families discovering and utilizing these strategies of stress management, attentional focus, awareness, acceptance, and self-regulation to: 

  • Stay with & realize solutions to personal and public challenges and changes 
  • Increase one's capacity to notice and appreciate life in ways that support resilience 
  • Support joyful learning and growth 
  • Develop critical thinking skills

Join us each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm as we build community and harness the power of self-care and self-healing through the discovery of the conscious breath, meditation, and movement.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Any families with children in schools offering free meals through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision can sign up for this program, which means it’s available to all students enrolled in New York City’s public schools. 

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Read more details on the FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit website, and watch the FCC’s video in English or Spanish to learn more


  • Memorial Day - Schools Closed

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  • NYS - Science Exam/4th Grade ONLY

    Suggestions you can do to help your child the day of the exam:

    • Please have your child get a good night’s sleep. 
    • Ensure your child arrives at school on time.
    • Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school.
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  • Clerical Day - Students do not attend school

    Staff and Teachers attend school

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  • Chancellor's Day - Students do not attend school

    Staff  Development Day

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  • 5th Grade Graduation

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