Welcome to our COVID-19 response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how P.S. 144Q is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.  

Covid Testing Video

To ensure the health and safety of your school community, random testing of staff and students will be conducted in schools weekly.

Notification will not be given to all parents prior to testing.  To find out more about how the students will be tested please click on the link below:

COVID-19 Testing for Students

Parents need to submit a Covid Testing Consent form for students in Grade 1 - 5 

Fill out the form online using a New York City Schools Account

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.


All students will attend school 5 days a week in person.

Remote Learning Instructions

We ask all families to ensure that their child has access to Google Classroom and that they understand how to access the site independently.

For details regarding your child's class, including resources, teacher expectations, and daily assignments, visit the student's teacher page.

Expectations for Students:

  • When teachers are conducting online classes, student should show up on time and ready to go.
  • Sit at a table or desk if possible (no PJs!)
  • Turn off any distractions, such as televisions, phones, or noisy devices.

Zoom Expectations

  • Mute: Come in, say Hi and click the microphone  Google microphone button  to mute  Google mute button. You can Raise Your Hand to speak. We will call on you to un-mute.
  • The Chat: Please use the chat Google chat button for questions ONLY. This is not to chat with friends.
  • Kindness: Be school appropriate. Treat others how you want to be treated.
  • Be Prepared: Come with any questions you might have. You might need to bring materials like pencil and paper to our Zoom meeting.
  • Be On Task: Please sit up while we are on Zoom. Please put away anything that may distract you.
  • Saying Goodbye: Make sure you click the phone Google hang up button to hang up when our meeting is over. Please do not Re-Join.  

Google Classroom Etiquette

Stay organized: 

  • Use the to-do list to check assignments and due dates
  • Check your calendar
  • Stay on top of tasks

Have a schedule:

  • Have a routine
  • Work on a little bit every day
  • Take lunch breaks and body breaks

Be smart online:

  • Be digitally responsible
  • Keep your personal info private
  • Search "smart"

Check  messages:

  • Check the morning messages
  • Check the Google Classroom stream
  • Check your emails

Chat responsibly:

  • Use private comments if it's specific to your work
  • Use the stream if everyone needs to see

Ask for help:

  • Remember to:
    • Ask for help from your teacher if you are confused
    • Ask for help at home if you are able


To stay up to date with any changes to procedures or scheduling, please bookmark this page on your browser. We'll also be sending out emails to all families.

Sign up for updates through the Notify App using the school code: XOEPN6. Download the app using the Notify tab to the right.