Important Information for Blended and Remote Learning 

EVEN IF YOU OR YOUR CHILD IS NOT EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS, IF THEY ARE COMING TO SCHOOL FOR IN PERSON LEARNING, PLEASE GET TESTED EARLY AND OFTEN AT ONE OF THE 34 FREE, CITY-RUN TESTING SITES

Student Orientation will run on Wednesday, September 16 - Friday, September 18 for all students from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. each day (8th graders will stay until 1:30 on Wednesday only). Links to those orientation sessions can be found below:
 

  • Wednesday students will meet their teachers and learn more about their classes this year. (12:00 - 1:00 for grades 6 and 7 ... 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. for grade 8)

  • Thursday students will learn about COVID health and safety measures (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

  • Friday students will learn more about their schedule. (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)


Please find the links for each class below. Sign into this link no later than 11:55 a.m. to ensure you are not late!

- 601: https://meet.google.com/zjk-ofer-gxd?authuser=0
- 602: https://meet.google.com/uau-ohud-gbk
- 603: https://meet.google.com/utm-yxqp-yyn
- 604: https://meet.google.com/hrz-kbaq-avs
- 6th graders who do not know their class: https://meet.google.com/hrz-kbaq-avs


- 701: https://meet.google.com/frr-nicw-xga?authuser=0
- 702: https://meet.google.com/uqr-dzff-qvp?authuser=0
- 703: https://meet.google.com/tgs-ncrn-xkx?authuser=0
- 704: https://meet.google.com/rqn-ywun-ryu?authuser=0
- 7th graders who do not know their class: https://meet.google.com/iqv-ouxf-rmu?authuser=0


- 801: https://meet.google.com/vos-hpmu-dpt
- 802: meet.google.com/fre-qwjn-hcw
- 803: meet.google.com/ukr-dtsn-bth
- 804: https://meet.google.com/trm-jxke-czj

For students learning in-person, school begins Monday at 9:15 a.m. for GROUP A ONL

What if I want my child to learn only remotely?

What time does remote learning begin and end?

  • Remote school begins on September 16 for all students and in-person learning begins on October 1 for those that have selected blended learning.

  • Remote learning begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

  • Students opting for Blended Learning will be grouped into either Group A, or Group B.

    • Group A will attend class in our school building on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • Group B will attend class in our school building on Wednesdays and Fridays.

    • The groups will alternate attendance in our school building on Mondays. This schedule and our school calendar can be found here.

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

  • Students will take humanities, mathematics, and science classes daily for one hour each. 

  • Students will take two periods each of music, art, gym, and health weekly. 

  • Student will attend advisory class and their elective club each Monday. 

  • Teachers will continue to update PupilPath, our online grade book, 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 9:15 a.m. - 2:35 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 Meets 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?

  • Contact us to get a laptop as soon as possible. Even students attending school in person will need to bring their laptop each day. 

  • If you need internet service, please contact us. 

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

What precautions are we taking around COVID-19?

  • School is starting later than we normally do to ensure that are students do not come into contact with students from the elementary school we share the building with. Students will be dismissed via a staggered schedule between 2:35 to 2:45 p.m. to ensure that cohorts of students do not mix. 

  • Students that attend school in person will remain in the same classroom all day, with the same students. Students and staff will all wear masks and practice social distancing while in school. Bathroom breaks will be taken by cohort so students do not mix with other cohorts of students. 

  • Lunch will be eaten in the classroom, and not the cafeteria so students do not mix with other cohorts of students. 

  • Gym will happen outdoors on the field, when weather permits. 

  • All students and staff that feel sick must remain home. If symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, it is imperative they get tested. Testing is being made free and prioritized for all Dept of Education staff and students at the City's 34 testing sites. 

  • If a child arrives at school on a day they are not scheduled to attend, we will contact the child's guardians and ask them to either pick the child up from school, or provide us permission to allow the student to return home on their own. 

  • Any child exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated in a room with one of our staff members on the first floor until an adult can come pick them up, or we receive permission from a guardian to allow the student to go home on their own. 

  • Any child or staff member testing positive for COVID-19 will not be able to return to school until they have tested negative for COVID-19. All students and staff in that classroom will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

  • If 2 classrooms in the school have students or staff that have tested positive, the entire school will close and we will move to full remote learning for at least 24 hours and up to 2 weeks. 

  • If the City's rate of infection reaches 3% or more, all schools will move to 100% remote learning. 

  • The school will be thoroughly cleaned nightly, and hand sanitizer and masks will be available to all students and staff at the school. 

  • Please check HERE for further updates. 

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