We have been working diligently to prepare for reopening and determine how best to continue our shared learning this year.
We will welcome students who selected blended learning into the building five days a week (except during school vacations), assuming they have completed their COVID testing consent.
Students without testing consent will not be admitted to the building under any circumstances.
At this time, we are unable to accommodate students who previously selected fully remote instruction. We do not know if there will be another opt-in period.
If you have any questions about your child's status, please reach out to us.
We will continue to use Google Classroom as our primary platform for remote learning. Many teachers and students have already been using this system as a supplement to classroom instruction, so it is familiar to them.
Students will be able to meet with teachers for direct instruction via Zoom videoconferencing, with directions for use posted by teachers via Google Classroom. This aspect of our remote learning plan will allow us to continue to provide meaningful direct instruction and intensive academic support to our students.
Teachers will continue to adapt their classroom routines and curricula to our remote learning structure so that students continue to learn essential skills and content, earn credits toward graduation, and prepare for Regents exams. We recognize that providing a regular structure will further this goal, and have therefore developed the students' Schedule.
On school days, we expect students to be engaged in academic conversation with teachers and peers, or working on class assignments, throughout what would be the regular school day. Students will also have a scheduled lunch period. Teachers will continue to assign homework as well. Students will have access to teachers electronically during regular school hours and will continue scheduled contact with service providers and school counselors.
Thank you for your patience and ongoing support of our school and community during this challenging time.
Additional Note: The scheduled school day will end after following period 5 this Friday, March 19th, to accommodate Parent Teacher Conferences.