Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Our World Neighborhood Charter Schools are committed to providing a safe, supportive environment free from harassment, bullying or discrimination. OWNCS encourages the involvement of staff, students, parents and community members in the implementation and reinforcement of the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA).

If you believe you or someone else has been the target of harassment, bullying - including cyberbullying - or discrimination, please complete the DASA Incident Reporting Form to report allegations and submit to our Dignity Act Coordinators listed below:


Anita Angrum - aangrum@owncs.org

Christopher Palmisano - cpalmisano@owncs.org

Sharika Rosado - srosado@owncs.org


Veronica Polanco- vpolanco@owncs.org

Yaniree Valencia- yvalencia@owncs.org


Graciela Chavez- gchavez@owncs.org

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All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. Anonymous reports may limit the school’s ability to respond to the complaint.

False reporting of incidents may result in disciplinary consequences.

Covid Protocol

  • COVID-19 Guidance as of March 2024
  • Student OWNCS Covid Reporting Form


  • Based on updated health guidance, instead of a minimum isolation period, people with COVID-19 should stay home and away from others based on their symptoms, similar to how they would for other respiratory infections, like flu and RSV.

    • If your child has COVID-19 symptoms, they should still get tested and separate from others right away.

    • Your child should stay home until, for at least 24 hours, they have had no fever without taking fever-reducing medicine and other COVID-19 symptoms are getting better.

    • If your child tests positive for COVID-19 but has no symptoms, they do not need to stay home but they still need to take the below steps to prevent spreading the virus to others.

    • Additional COVID-19 information

  • Avoid getting others sick

  • Your child should follow these precautions when home sick and for the next five days after they return to school, work, and other activities, as they still may be contagious.

    • Wear a well-fitting mask that covers both the nose and mouth whenever around other people.

    • Continue to keep a distance from others, especially those at higher risk of serious illness. This includes people age 65 and older, people who have a weakened immune system, and people with underlying health conditions that increase the risk of serious illness.

    • When indoors and around others, take steps to improve ventilation if possible, such as opening windows and using an exhaust fan.

    • Practice good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, using hand sanitizer, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.

    • If your child develops a fever or starts to feel worse after they have gone back to normal activities, they should stay home and away from others again until, for at least 24 hours, their symptoms are improving overall and they have not had a fever (and are not taking fever-reducing medicine). Then take the above additional precautions for the next 5 days.

    If you need immediate support, please make use of the contacts below.

    Anita Angrum

    Christopher Palmisano

    Sharika Rosado

    Additional Resources

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    • Elementary School (Grades K-5)
    • 36-12 35th Avenue

    • Astoria, NY 11106
    • Phone: (718) 392-3405
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    • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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      Long Island City, NY 11101

    • Phone: (718) 274-2902
    • FAX: (718) 274-7146

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    • Elementary School (Grades K-3)
    • 135-25 79th Street
    • Howard Beach, NY 11414
    • Phone: (347) 390-3290

      FAX: (347) 644-5070

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    • Elementary School (Grades K-5)
    • 108-68 Roosevelt Ave
    • Corona, NY 11368
    • Phone: (718) 392-3405