Dear PS 51 Bronx STEM and Arts Academy Families:

I hope everyone was able to enjoy a very safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones. As you may be aware, the Mayor has proposed to re-open school buildings as of December 7, 2020. Please read the Chancellor’s letter (linked in the previous post).

The following information is important for students attending in-person learning: “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. [Students] without consent forms on file, who do not have a medical or disability- based exemption submitted, must be moved to fully remote instruction.

To find more information on COVID-19 Testing please click this link:

To access the consent form (English) please click on this link:—september-27-2020

To access the consent form (Spanish) please click on this link:

October 26, 2020: Grading Policy for the 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Families,

Over the past month, I’ve been visiting schools throughout the city and have felt such a strong sense of community both in-person and virtually. I’ve been especially proud to see our schools promoting safe and healthy learning environments—both indoors and outdoors. In every class I see, students and staff members have been diligent about protecting one another’s health and safety, wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and more. Whether your child is learning in school for part of the week or fully remotely, ensuring safe, high-quality learning experiences remains our number one priority.