October Virtual PTA Meeting


Meeting ID: 865 2428 6038
Passcode: 063174

DOE Health Screening

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School Visitor Policy

Latest Update from the DOE Monday, September 20, 2021

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
  • wear a face covering

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 nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov

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 nsantaliz@schools.nyc.gov

March of Dimes WonderWalk & Breast Cancer Snack Sale Friday, October 15th

Please join the fight for the health of all moms and babies by supporting PS 65's participation in the March of Dimes' "WonderWalk" fundraising event.

Please join our online school fundraising page.

Breast Cancer Snack Sale Friday, October 15th - please bring ina $1.00 for Breast Cancer and dress in pink to help raise money for breast cancer awareness this Friday.  Snack sale at all three lunch hours to raise funds.  Please join Mrs. Rodriguez and others to represent PS 65 at the walk-in Midland Beach on Sunday, October 17th at 9:30AM Parking Lot 7 in front of the stage.




  • Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

    Midland beach parking Lot 7

    In front of the stage

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  • SLT October Virtual Meeting

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Picture Day - Schoolwide

    Please wear your school uniform for pictures.

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Election Day - Remote Day for ALL Students, Teachers and Staff

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
  • Veterans Day - Schools Closed

    P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
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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 @nycstudents.net 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 

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