September 23, 2016

Dear Families and Staff of the Joan of Arc Campus:

On Thursday afternoon, a water related issue surfaced at the Joan of Arc Campus at 154 West 93rd Street. Water described as being blue in color was found in classroom sinks in rooms 315, 517 and 706 as well as drinking fountains on the 6th and 7th floors of the building.

The Department of Education (DOE) takes concerns about the safety of water in our schools very seriously. We immediately responded and have taken the necessary steps to address the situation and ensure that the water at the Joan of Arc Campus is safe for students and staff to drink.

Please be reminded that the Joan of Arc Campus building was tested for lead on April 5, 2016 and all tests were negative.

As standard protocol and out of an abundance of caution, all sources of drinking water at the Joan of Arc Campus have been taken out of service and are being tested for potability and presence of metals. We will share test results once they are final. In the interim, we are providing bottled water for drinking for students and staff.

We will continue to keep you informed about this matter. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Sincerely yours,

Elizabeth A. Rose
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