Important Information for Remote Learning 

What time does remote learning begin and end?

  • School begins on March 23 and runs until April 8. Students are on spring recess from April 9 - 19.

  • Remote learning begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

  • There are 15 minute breaks between classes and 90 minutes for lunch. 

  • We are scheduled to return to school in our building on April 20.

What classes will we take and will we still receive grades? When will we take the State Exams?

  • Students will take all of the same classes they normally do (except for music), but on a modified schedule. 8th graders will receive their required HIV/AIDS classes rather than music. 

  • Student clubs will still be in session.

  • Teachers will continue to update PupilPath at least once each week. 

  • New York State has not yet released information about if, or when, the State exams will be administered. 

What will remote learning look like?

  • All remote learning will start in Google Classroom. Invites to each of your classes will arrive in your HG email, so be sure you check your email regularly. 

  • Your teachers will be online from 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., and will teach your class during the time scheduled for that class, so it is important that you are in the Google Classroom for humanities when you are scheduled for humanities, and math when you are scheduled for math, and science when you are scheduled for science, and so on and so forth. 

  • Teachers will teach by video, but will also ask you to get in Google Hangout discussions. They will use other software in addition to Google Classroom to help make your classroom experience as normal as possible and to give you the opportunity to communicate with your classmates. 

What do I do if I did not get a laptop from school or do not have internet at home?

  • We gave out approximately 200 laptops on Wednesday and Thursday March 18 and 19, but if for some reason you could not come get a device, please contact Shary Parra via email at sparra@theHamiltonGrangeSchool.org or message her on Class Dojo. We will see if we can somehow get you one of the remaining laptops. 

  • You can fill out this form, and the NYC Department of Education will get you a device, but it might take weeks. Alternatively, you can call 718-935-5100 and press option 5. 

  • Here are NYC's free wireless hotspots. You can take any device here to do your work.

  • Optimum is providing 60 days of free service. Call 866-200-9522.

  • If you are a T-Mobile customer on a smartphone plan with hotspot capability, you can add a free 10 GB of free mobile hotspot per month by calling care at 611.

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