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Remote Attendance Policy Addendum 2020-2021

Remote Attendance Policy Addendum

Remote Instruction: Present

  • Students are virtually present in a remote learning environment for synchronous instruction during the scheduled school day.

  • Daily attendance must be logged in the Attendance Tracker. Schools may maintain period attendance, in their own systems (i.e. LMS, google classroom, etc.), but will be expected to determine which periods/courses are to be used for daily attendance for upload into STARS Classroom.

PS 186 has ensured that every student has access to a device and internet for remote learning. In the event of a malfunctioning device, a local internet outage, or any other technical issue, it is the responsibility of the family to reach out to the teacher for a temporary plan to communicate and submit work so attendance may be counted.The family should contact the school for technical support. 

This inclusion will only be temporary. Students in this circumstance must show evidence of completion of work if there is no opportunity.

In-Person Instruction: Present

Every morning students must fill out the Health Screening. If at any point a student fails the health screening and cannot enter the building, PS186 will set up a remote plan for that particular student while they cannot enter the building.  This option is only available for students who fail the health screening and must quarantine.  If a student cannot attend for any other reason they will be marked absent.

You will fail the health screening if you have:

  • experienced any symptoms of COVID-19, including a fever of 100.0 degrees F or greater, a new cough, new loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath that started in the past 10 days.
  • Gotten a lab-confirmed positive result from a COVID-19 diagnostic test (not a blood test) that was your first positive result OR was AFTER 90 days from your previous diagnosis date (Please note that 10 days is measured from the day you were tested, not from the day when you got the test result).
  • Been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes over a 24 hour period) with anyone who is currently diagnosed with COVID-19 or who has been told they have symptoms of COVID-19, in the past 10 days (Clinical staff who were in appropriate PPE are not considered close contacts).
  • Been out of state for more than 24 hours and returned from domestic travel from a noncontiguous state. 
    • You may return if:
      • COVID-19 test within 72 hours PRIOR to my arrival in New York, 
      • Quarantined for at least three days upon my arrival in New York, 
      • Took a second COVID-19 test on the 4th day AFTER my arrival
      • Got negative results on both tests 


  • You have completed a 10 day quarantine. 
  • Out of state for more than 24 hours and am returning from international travel.
    • You may return if:
      • You completed a 7 day quarantine
      • You took a COVID-19 test 3 to 5 days after arrival in New York 
      • You got a negative result on both tests 


  • You have completed a 10 day quarantine.