Our School's COVID Plan

Options For Learning

Options for District 75 Schools 

We are starting the school year with a hybrid learning schedule. That means that your child will be in school for one week and will be from home the following week. If our school or city moves to a Level 4 Health Emergency, we will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for updates.

 

When Group A is in school, Group B will be home working remotely.

Group C students students in our hospital settings.

Group D students are fully remote. Students received calendars from their classroom teachers that designated which week they would be attending school in person. 

  • Group A - Begins in-person school, Monday, 9/21/20
  • Group B  - Begins in-person school, Tuesday, 9/29/20
  • Group C - Begins in-person school, Monday 9/21/20 (Depending on hospital setting)
  • Group D is fully remote - Beings fully remote school, Monday 9/21/20

 

School Day Times

  • The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m for all students. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and if they are not taking the bus your child must be picked up by 1:45 p.m. 

Key Contacts

If you have any questions about the COVID - 19 plan, please contact:

Dr. Jude Arthur, IA Principal @ JArthur2@schools.nyc.gov

  • Office:718-264-4880
  • Blackberry: 718-316-1570
  • Cell:718-812-7263

Assistant Principals: 

Site Unit Coordinators:

Guidance for Hybrid and Remote Learning

Please see hybrid and remote learning information below.

How Hybrid Learning Works

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. Students who opted for Hybrid Learning will be taught in person one week and will work remotely with a teacher when they are home the following week. During Hybrid or Remote learning students are expected to work hard and complete all assignments provided by the teacher(s). 

When in school teachers will introduce new topics and provide direct whole group instruction, one to one instructional support and conduct beginning of the year assessments to get baseline data that will drive instruction for students. During the day students will remain in their classroom and specials (art, PE) will push into the classrooms to limit the amount of movement throughout the building. 

It is suggested that students bring their devices to school (especially in grades 6-12) during their in-person week. 

When students are in school they will follow the schedule below. When students are home on remote learning they are are expected to follow the same guidelines for remote learning provided by the NYC DOE. (See How Remote Learning Works box).

In-person Schedule

Time

Activity

8:30 a.m. – 9:17 a.m.

Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) 

9:17 a.m. – 10:04 a.m.

Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) 

10:04 a.m. – 10:51 a.m.

Core Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) 

10:51 a.m. - 11:38 a.m.

Core Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) 

11:38 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Lunch

12:25 p.m. - 1:12 p.m.

Core Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) 

 1:12 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  HR - SEL/Dismissal

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Office Hours – Parent Outreach

*PE and Art are scheduled during the day and scheduled times vary.

Remote Learning Expectations

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.  Students can request additional time to work with their teachers in the afternoon as their schedule permits. 

The NYCDOE has outlined the following expectations for 100% remote learning:

  • Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers. You can find a link to your teacher's Google Class in your child's email which is accessed through gmail.
  • How to access your child's email: instructions can be found at this link https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/doe-student-accounts
  • Students participate in a regular schedule of age appropriate standards based remote learning from home every day.
  • Students will have live interaction with teachers every day.
  • Every class will include live instruction.
  • Students will use a DOE-approved online platform Google Classroom for lessons and submission of work.
  • Students will experience whole class, small group and/or individualized instruction in an online environment.
  • There will be an emphasis on social-emotional learning to ensure the mental health and wellness of students and staff. (RULER, Casel, Mood Meter Check-In: morning check in and afternoon check in.)
  • Students will be able to access video-recorded lessons, assignments, and tasks.
  • Teachers will regularly engage students and families to check work, provide timely feedback, and adjust instruction as necessary.
  • Students and families will have access to one-to-one support to help with instructional activities via office hours.

 

The following schedule has been designed to maximize the instructional time for your child. All students are expected to be engaged in daily learning for 5.5 hours All instruction is to be delivered within the confines of a typical school day.

Sample Remote Schedule

Time

Activity

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Morning Meeting/SEL

8:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Core Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) Synchronous Learning (Live Teaching)

10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Lunch

11:40 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

Core Instructional Block (ELA, Math, SS, Science) Synchronous Learning (Live Teaching)

12:40 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Non-Core Instructional Block (P.E., Art, Music, Social Emotional Learning) Asynchronous Learning (Recorded Lessons)

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Asynchronous Learning (Recorded Lessons or IXL)

2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.

Office Hours – Parent Outreach

*These are approximate times and subject to change. Short breaks are built into the schedule for the students as the teacher feels is necessary.