IS 162 The Willoughby School
Teaching the Will-to-Be Excellent
The mission of IS 162 is to prepare students through rigorous and relevant content to be a productive and contributing member of the 21st century. Through our collaborative and student-centered culture, students are provided with the knowledge and application of current technology to prepare them for tomorrow’s world.
We are “Teaching the Will-to-Be Excellent”.
Has your child tested positive for COVID-19?
Please report it to the school HERE
Additional health and safety measures in place to ensure students and staff are safe and that our schools can continue to be open.
Beginning January 3, schools will distribute free, take-home COVID-19 rapid test kits to any student or staff who exhibit COVID-like symptoms or have been in a classroom where a positive case has been identified.
● If your child was exposed to COVID-19 at school, please help your child take the first test on the day they receive the home test and help your child take the second test five days after exposure or at the first indication of symptoms.
● If your child had symptoms of COVID-19 at school, please help your child take the first test immediately and help your child take the second test 24 hours later.
● Any student who tests positive on a take-home test should immediately report it to the school and begin isolating. Students who test positive must isolate for 10 days and can return to school on Day 11. No negative test is required to return to school.
● As a reminder, all students, staff and visitors must pass the DOE health screener in order to enter school buildings. Additional questions will be added to the health screeners for those students and staff who receive at-home rapid test kits to share their negative result. No other proof of a negative result is required in order for these students to enter the school building.
Your child may continue to attend school as long as your child receives negative test results and does not experience any symptoms of COVID-19. If your child has COVID-like symptoms or feels ill before the fifth day, please have your child isolate and take the second home test immediately. If your child tests positive on either home test, your child must isolate for 10 days following the first positive result. Please contact your child’s school immediately to inform them and for further guidance.
DOE STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNTS
The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student.
This account gives your student access to Google Classroom, Zoom, and all other digital services, including the TeachHub.
In order to activate a student account for the first time, students must go through the school. Once a password is initially set, students can use the Student Self-Service tool to manage their account and password. To receive help with an email account issue, please reach out to a teacher who will assist with getting you the help you need.