Welcome to the Parent's Corner

Our goal is to give you as parents the information and access you need to become active partners in your child’s education. This is important because we know that when families are informed and involved, children do better in school.

Visit the resource area for parents.

For further assistance, you may make an appointment with our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Ivie Bien-Aime. The focus of whose job is making our school a place where families feel welcome, supported and respected as partners in education. She is available Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm, located on the 1st Floor in Room #140 and can be reached in the office at (718) 241-4800 ext. 1400, via cell (347) 563-4672, via email at ibienaime@is68.org.

Latest News:

EBOLA

The NYCDOE and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are working together to ensure that you have the most up-to-date guidance to share. The facts below are important to help parents and staff understand how low the risk of Ebola exposure is: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

 

 

There are no confirmed Ebola cases in New York City.

Ebola is spread by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. You cannotbe infected simply by being near someone who has Ebola.

The Ebola outbreak is concentrated in only three countries – Liberia, Guinea, and SierraLeone.

If someone has traveled to Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days but doesnot have any symptoms, they cannot infect anyone else with Ebola.

New York City is collaborating closely with its state and federal partners to protect New Yorkers. The risk to your staff and students is very small, and we hope you can assist us in providing accurate information to assuage concerns that parents might have:

Reassure staff, parents, and students that school nurses and all medical providers inNew York City have been prepared by the Health Department to look for signs of Ebolaand take immediate steps to respond and isolate people who may be infected.

Direct staff, parents, and students to the Health Department’s website at nyc.gov/ebolaor to the school nurse for accurate information about Ebola.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has developed the following guidance specifically for schools and daycare centers. It is important to emphasize that these measures only pertain to staff or students who have recently traveled to one of the three Ebola-affected areas. Please help families and staff who have not undertaken such travel understand how minimal their risk of exposure truly is.

Fever in people who traveled to the affected areas is most likely due to more commoninfectious diseases in West Africa, such as malaria, but should still be checked by a doctor.

Early Ebola symptoms can include fever, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea and stomachpain.

If, within 21 days of returning from an area affected by the outbreak, a student or staff membergets a fever or another early symptom of Ebola, he or she must not come to school and shouldcall 911 immediately, identifying their symptoms and travel history. Health care will beprovided across the City with no questions asked about immigration status and regardless ofability to pay.

The staff member or parent, in the case of a student, should tell the emergency room staffabout the symptoms and recent travel upon entering the facility.