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Frequently Asked Questions About Legislation Removing Non-Medical Exemptions from School Vaccination Requirements

On June 13, 2019, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. As a result of non-medical vaccination exemptions, many communities across New York have unacceptably low rates of vaccination, and those unvaccinated children can often attend school where they may spread the disease to other unvaccinated students, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak.

As of June 13, 2019, there is no longer a religious exemption to the requirement that children be vaccinated against measles and other diseases to attend either:
• public, private or parochial school (for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade)
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Spotlight May 2019

Here is a look at Greater New York Academy's current issue of Spotlight. We hope you enjoy reading about the wonderful things our students have accomplished this year.
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Private School Focus on Greater New York Academy

Greater New York Academy (GNYA) is a Seventh-day Adventist co-ed high school located in Woodside, Queens. The school houses approximately 140 students in grades 9 thru 12. According to Principal Mitchell, the school has a 100% graduation rate and a 98% college acceptance rate.
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Spotlight September 2016

Greater New York Academy welcomed alumni from six decades when she celebrated with a weekend reunion on October 7-9, 2016. The event, in honor of the school’s 95th anniversary, generated excitement of graduates from all across the country, and parts beyond.
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