November 2021

Dear families,

The New York State Education Department requires all school districts, including the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to collect information from families about students’ access to devices and the internet for the 2021-22 school year. To make this easy as possible for families, the DOE has added a Digital Equity Family Questionnaire to the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) (, where you can provide answers to the questions for each of your students in grades kindergarten through 12.

The Questionnaire asks nine short questions (it takes about five minutes ) about your family’s digital access, and your answers will be used to help identify school and district needs, target resources and funding opportunities, and used to inform state policy and legislative initiatives.

Don’t have an NYC Schools Account ( You can get one today! It’s quick and easy to sign up. Staff at your child’s school can help you add your student/s, so you can access their information, including grades and test scores. You can also take classes in Parent University, report bullying, sign the COVID-19 testing consent form, and more.

If you don’t have a NYCSA account, you can use the paper version of the questions posted on the DOE website (, return the survey to your school, and the school staff will ensure your answers are counted.

Thank you for your cooperation and partnership. We know this information will help support digital learning and access for all NYC public school students and families.

The New York City Department of Education

The School Health Program—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone provides medical, mental health, dental, and vision services, along with health education, directly to children and adolescents through clinics located in public elementary, middle, and high schools throughout New York City. We care for children when they are sick, but also provide the preventive medical care to keep them healthy.

Parental Consent for Medical Care

For a child to receive medical care through the School Health Program, parents are required to complete a consent form.

Medical Consent Form

By operating clinics inside schools, we help ensure that healthcare is accessible and convenient for children and families. A healthy child misses fewer days of school, which makes it easier to keep up with schoolwork and succeed academically. Also, when a child is healthy, his or her parents miss fewer days of work.

Parental Consent for Dental Care

For a child to receive dental care through the School Health Program, parents are required to complete a consent form.

Dental Consent Form

School-based clinics are staffed by at least one nurse practitioner who can write prescriptions, order diagnostic tests for illnesses such as strep throat, and help manage chronic conditions including asthma and diabetes. The health team includes physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, psychologists, health educators, medical associates, and patient services associates. Our dentistry program is staffed by a dentist and dental hygienist. Although insurance is billed for visits when appropriate, visits to the school-based health center lead to no out-of-pocket costs to families.

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