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    The Michael J. Petrides School

    Virtual Open House (2021)


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    Our Mission
    The Michael J. Petrides School is a seamless Pre-K through 12 grade school committed to creating an environment for learning that nurtures the "whole child" - mind, body, and spirit.  Teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff collaborate to provide an education that celebrates the diversity of our students and recognizes the individuality and creativity of each child.  Using alternative strategies of a laboratory environment, we integrate the arts into a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum and engage students in active learning, develop self esteem and promote, generate, creative, life-long learners.





    Testing will happen weekly for a random selection of staff and students in your child’s school. Given the ongoing fight against a citywide resurgence of COVID-19, this mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19 is a crucial part of our plan to keep all schools safe.   

    Any student in grade 1 or higher returning to school buildings must submit a consent form for COVID-19 testing in school by their first day back in school buildings.  


    • Pre-K, and Kindergarten students are excluded from random testing. 
    • The test is quick, safe, and easy. A video showing the testing process is available CLICK HERE!!  

    How do I submit consent?  

    Submitting consent to have your child tested for COVID-19 in school is quick and easy. Even if you have already submitted consent, we ask you to do so again to ensure your student has the latest consent form on file.  

    There are two easy ways to submit:  

    1) Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) at mystudent.nyc. · 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. · If you do not already have a NYCSA account: You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above. If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.  

    2) Print and sign the attached form and bring it to your child’s school on the first day they are back in the school building. A printable PDF file is available in ten languages at CLICK HERE!!


    In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form (also attached) for in-school COVID19 testing by the first day your child returns to their school building.  
    Please know that we have created a non-threatening environment for random COVID testing.  Staff and students are tested in the student cafeteria, our morning music continues to ensure a relaxed atmosphere and the Panther always comes out to show support.  The short stick nasal swap test is quick and easy.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your assistant principal - we've all be tested!




    Joanne Buckheit



    COVID-19 Testing for Students