COVID Response Plan

HYBRID LEARNING SCHEDULE FOR FALL 2020

We are starting the school year with a hybrid learning schedule. That means that your child will be in school for some days and working from home some days unless you have opted for remote learning. If  NYC DOE decides to move to a Level 4 Health Emergency, we will switch to 100% remote learning for all students. Check this page for updates. 

  • Group A students will be in school on Tuesday and Wednesdays and working from home Thursday and Friday. 
  • Group B students will be in school on Thursday and Friday and working from home Tuesday and Wednesdays. 
  • Mondays will be on a rotating basis (check the calendar).
  • If you would prefer a 100% online learning schedule for your child this year, we are offering that as an option. Contact APs Ms. Kajtazi or Ms. Gribbins at (718) 589-4560 to enroll. 
  • The school day will run from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Students may be dropped off no earlier than 8:25 a.m. and must be picked up promptly at the end of the school day. 

KEY CONTACTS

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 plan, please contact AP Ms. Kajtazi and AP Ms. Gribbins:

Email
vkajtazi@schools.nyc.gov or mgribbins@nyc.schools.gov

Phone
718-589-4560

Address
1007 Evergreen Avenue Bronx, NY 10472

*You can also connect with your teachers directly using the Staff Directory.

How Hybrid Learning Works

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. 

  • During days in class, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to introduce new topics, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards. 
  • Students will be assigned additional activities to work on independently for there at-home learning days. These activities will allow students to apply and practice what they learned in class. There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning activities are an important part of the learning process and will be graded. 
  • Teachers and intervention specialists will have limited virtual "office hours" (on Google Class) after school hours Monday - Friday. Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments. 
  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school.

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 and families should check Google Class daily for important updates from their teachers. You can find a link to your teacher's Google Class in the Staff Directory
  • At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Class by Sunday night each week. 
  • At-home assignments for each week should be turned in by the due date assigned. Assignments will be graded. 
  • During 100% distance learning, your teacher may conduct live classes via Google Hangouts. Check Google Class for your live class schedule.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible. 

Meals

Meal Hub Locator

  • Free "Grab and Go" meals are available for all New Yorkers
  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • No one will be turned away at any time
  • All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at once
  • No registration, ID, or documentation required
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off-premises.
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
  • View sites that offer exclusively kosher-certified meals

 

Help for Families

We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.

  • We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days. Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals through the Meal Hub program.
  • Our social worker and school psychiatrist are available for virtual meetings. They can also connect your family with community resources to help you. 
    • Please contact our Crisis Intervention Team at 718-589-4560, if your child is experiencing trauma or mental health issues, or needs to be evaluated for an IEP or 504 plan. 
    • Please contact us, if your family has lost housing, is experiencing a crisis, or needs additional support during this time. 
  • There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utilities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time. Use the quick links to the right to connect with more community resources.