Stay Safe! Stay Open!

Stay Safe! Stay Open!

Our top priority at Whitman is to ensure the safety and well-being of EVERY Wildcat Scholar, Teacher, and Staff.  Therefore, we want to keep our families informed about COVID cases, dissemination of COVID At-Home kits, and request to self-quarantine.


Please spend some time familiarizing yourself with the NYC DOE's Chancellor's Message to Families regarding new COVID Protocols.  



New Quarantine Policy

Our goal is to ensure that students safely remain in school as much as possible, and we have updated our policies to ensure we meet this goal. This means that if there is a positive case in a classroom:

For students in kindergarten through grade 12, unvaccinated or not yet fully-vaccinated students who were in close proximity to a positive case will no longer have to quarantine and will continue attending school if they do not have symptoms and do not have a positive test result from a COVID test. Instead, all students and adults in that classroom will receive a take-home rapid test kit and take two tests over the course of five days.

For students in 3-K and Pre-K, the quarantine policy will remain the same, meaning that any 3-K or pre-K student who was in close proximity to a positive case will still have to quarantine for 10 days.

Stay Safe! Stay Open!

What if there is a Snow Day!

In the event that there is a snow day, ALL Wildcat scholars will stay home and join each of their normally scheduled classes via Google Classroom.  To ensure that adequate instructional time is met, scholars will be expected to follow the same bell schedule followed in the building.


How Do I Sign on to Google Classroom?

1. Go to

2. Click Go to Classroom.

  • Enter your username and click Next.
  • Enter your password and click Next.
  • Enter your Classroom Code/ Accept your teacher's invitation
  • If there is a welcome message, read it and click Accept.
  • If you're using a G Suite for Education account, click I'm A Student
  • Click Get Started.

How does my child complete the attendance?

On snow days, teachers will mark attendance for scholars present in their virtual classroom.  To ensure that you child is marked present, it is important that they attend EVERY virtual class on a snow day so that their teachers can mark them present.  

Homework & Assignments

Where can I see if my child has homework for the day on Google Classroom or if my child is missing any assignments?

As a guardian, you can receive email summaries showing your student’s progress in Google Classroom. Share your email address with your child’s teacher to start receiving these reports.

Note: You can only receive summaries for students using Classroom with a G Suite account. For details, see About Classroom user accounts.

  • You can choose the frequency of the emails, such as daily or weekly. Note: Daily means Monday to Friday. You won't receive email summaries on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • You can unsubscribe or remove yourself from Classroom at any time.

Guardian email summaries include:

  • Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers

Staying Up to Date

Is there a central location that parents can check for up to date information from both the DOE and Walt Whitman?

Non-English Speakers

What if my child and I do not speak English. Is there anyone who can help us?

Yes, Contact Parent Coordinator Ms. Vixamar (