COVID Testing for Students in School


We wanted to keep you informed about the COVID Testing in the building.  Thank you to all parents who have completed the COVID consent form for your child. Please take note of the following updates:

  • As a reminder, testing is scheduled on a weekly basis; testing may be scheduled on different days of the week every week.
  • 10% of the students with unknown vaccination status are randomly selected for testing. Parents can complete the paper consent form at or online via NYCSA at
  • Students that are vaccinated should submit their vaccination status into the portal at which will ensure an accurate threshold and likely result in a reduced threshold.

Thanks and have a great weekend!


click  COVID Testing for Students in School.pdf  to download


Thanksgiving Break


Elementary School Admissions


click   ES_Events_Flyer_ENGLISH 1.pdf  to download

click  33315_ES-Events_Flyer-2021_Spanish_web2 1.pdf to download Spanish version

click  33315_ES-Events_Flyer-2021_Urdu_web2 1.pdf  to download Urdu version

Remote Device Pick-up & NYCSA Sign-up


click  Device NYCSA schedule.jpg  to download 


 NYCSA Parent Portal  Click  NYCSA.pdf  to download the flier

COVID-19 Student Testing

 Click  COVID-19 Student Testing.docx to download flier


How Many COVID-19 Cases Does PS161Q have?


as of 11/9/21

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please email Mrs. Bennett, PS161Q Safety Coordinator at

Be sure to include in your email your child's name, class, teacher's name and a copy of your child's test results.

NYCDOE School Visitor Policy to PS161Q

All visitors (age 12 and older) must show proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination to enter a DOE building. Visitors do not include students attending school in a DOE building.

Acceptable proof of vaccination is one of the following:    

An acceptable COVID-19 vaccination includes one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine fully authorized or authorized for emergency use by the FDA(Open external link) or WHO(Open external link).

NYCDOE 2021-2022 School Calendar

Below are links to download the NYCDOE school calendar for this school year.  The calendars are in different language.

 NYCDOE School Calendar 2021-2022-Bengali.pdf  

NYCDOE School Calendar 2021-2022-English.pdf  

NYCDOE School Calendar 2021-2022-Spanish.pdf  

NYCDOE School Calendar 2021-2022-Urdu.pdf