Student Vaccine Information

NYC Run Vaccine Sites:

  • City-run vaccine sites will offer vaccines for children aged 5+ starting Thursday, November 4th.
  • Families can go to gov/vaccinefinder and search “Pfizer 5-11” under vaccine type for a site that administers to this age group.
  • Families can also call 877-VAX4-NYC to find sites across the city offering appointments or walk-up vaccines at no cost.
  • New York City is working to ensure that health care providers, including pediatricians and pharmacies, across the city have access to vaccine supply for children. These providers will likely start coming online over the course of this week, families can check with their doctor, local pharmacy or nyc.gov/vaccinefinder.  You can also go to NYC’s in-home vaccination program.

NYC DOE Vaccine Sites:

  • There will be over 1,000 pop up vaccination sites at DOE schools starting on Monday, November 8th, some of which will be inside the school building and some of which will be outside of the school building, for example, on a mobile bus.
  • Sites that are set up inside the school building will be limited to DOE students at that school, while sites that are outside of the school building may be able to accommodate children ages 5-11 who do not attend the school.
  • Families can call the school to verify.  A list of schools can be found on the DOE website

Summer Notice

For information or assistance:

Please call:  718-835-4155

OR email:  info@sthelencatholicacademy.org

(Please leave a detailed message or email.  Provide your phone number, a staff member will gladly contact you.)

June Father’s Day Raffle

Congratulations to Matthew M from grade 3, he was the winner of our June Father’s Day Raffle.  The prize was a Supreme BBQ Gift Set with many accessories.

Vaccination Guideline Information

As per the Diocese of Brooklyn and NYS DOHMH:

At this time, there are no New York State requirements for COVID vaccines for children to attend our Catholic Elementary Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens. 

Parents are encouraged to make the decision that is right for each child and family, following regulations and guidance from their medical provider.  

May Raffle

Congratulations to Ashley T from Kindergarten, she was the winner of our May raffle.  Her prize was a Nintendo Switch with games and an Alexa tablet.

Outdoor Face Mask Policy Change

Effective immediately, the Diocese of Brooklyn is adopting the NYSDOH and Governor Cuomo’s Face Mask Policy change.  (Please See Below).

Faculty, staff and students will no longer be required to wear face masks outdoors on Catholic Academy and Parish School Property.

The Indoor Face Mask Policy from NYSDOH remains in effect at this time.

————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-

For Immediate Release: 6/7/2021

GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO

 

*EXTERNAL TO GT*

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN ALLOW STUDENTS TO REMOVE MASKS OUTDOORS

 

Guidance on Mask Use Indoors Remains in Place

 

Change Aligns Summer Camp Guidance with School Guidance

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that school districts can choose to lift the requirement that their students must wear masks outdoors. Guidance on mask use indoors remains in place. This change aligns New York State’s guidance on schools with CDC guidance on summer camps, where even unvaccinated students are not currently required to wear masks outdoors.

 “The numbers show that the risk of transmission by children is extremely low, especially in this state, which has an extremely low positivity rate. We spoke with the CDC, and since they’re not going to change their guidance for several weeks in New York State, we’re going to modify the CDC guidance and allow schools to choose no mask outside for children,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ll leave that up to the local school district and we spoke to the CDC, which has no objection. It’s very important that people understand the logic between these decisions and that they’re rational and based on the science and the data. We have a disconnect right now between the school guidance and the camp guidance, and it’s important to rectify it because if people don’t think the rules are logical, then they’re not going to want to follow the rules.”

 On May 24, Governor Cuomo announced that based on the current COVID trajectory, all New York State schools will reopen for full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year beginning in September.