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MESSAGE FROM CHANGELLOR:

9/17/20

Safety.pngImportant Update on In-Person Learning Start Dates

We made a pledge to you that we would put health and safety first. And we made plans to make rich, high-quality learning experiences available to all students, regardless of where they are learning from.

We must continue living up to that pledge as we get closer to opening our buildings. To do that, we have some updates on this year’s in-person learning start dates:

 

  • Children who are enrolled in fully remote programs will still begin full-day instruction on Monday, September 21.
  • Children in blended learning will be learning remotely on Monday, September 21 until their in-person start date as outlined below. Students should report to school according to their specific blended learning schedules – check with your child’s school to see when they should report.

CLICK HERE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE DOE WEBSITE

  FIRST DAY OF INSTRUCTION

SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

ALL GRADES 

WELCOME TO THE START OF REMOTE LEARNING AT 

MS 61!

REMINDERS:

  1. LOG INTO GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  2. FIRST CHECK IN WITH YOUR HOMEROOM
  3. READ UP TO DATE INFORMATION
  4. CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE 
  5. COMPLETE YOUR ATTENDANCE
  6. ENTER YOUR FIRST CLASS

 

When logging into Google Classroom be sure you are using your @nycstudents.net account.

 

Parent Contact & Tech Survey

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Spanish:

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If you have two students from different grades please send an email to Athompson2@schools.nyc.gov ASAP.  We will try to have both supplies ready for pick up.

 

In the event of rain please meet us at the front entrance of the building.

Social Distancing rules must be observed when arriving.

Upon arrival  your child's enrollment in our school will be verified. 

Parents will be asked to update their contact information at that time.

If you have two students from different grades please send an email to Athompson2@schools.nyc.gov ASAP.  We will try to have both supplies ready for pick up.

 

In the event of rain please meet us at the front entrance of the building.

 

ALL STUDENTS WILL NEED A DEVICE TO ACCESS CORE SUBJECTS.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A DEVICE

CONTACT ATHOMPSON2@SCHOOLS.NYC.GOV FOR ASSISTANCE

 

Monday, September 21, 2020 

  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
  • All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
    • Students in blended learning (combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule
    • Students in 100% remote learning will all begin full-day learning

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We will update this information as needed.

Here is some useful information.

New York City Department of Education's District School Reopening Plan

Please stay up to date with DOE guidelines via the New York City Department of Education's District School Reopening Plan by visiting the DOE website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-year-20-21/district-school-reopening-plan-submission-to-nysed

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL 61 COHORTS MATRIX

Parents once you have your child's official class look onto the Middle School 61 Cohort Matrix to locate which Cohort they are in.

If your child's official class places him/her in Cohort A, the Green Cohort and he/she has selected BLENDED LEARNING then he/she will come into the building on Mondays and Wednesday's.

If your child's official class places him/her in Cohort B, the Pink Cohort and he/she has selected BLENDED LEARNING then he/she will come into the building on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

ALL REMOTE STUDENTS WORK FROM HOME MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

Fridays will include but are not limited to:

  • Small Group Instruction
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Grade Assemblies

 

REMOTE DEVICES ARE NECESSARY FOR ALL STUDENTS

If assistance is needed please reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Thompson.

Email:  Athompson2@schools.nyc.gov

Phone:  848 207 9505

SPECIFIC GRADE COHORTS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE STUDENT'S GRADE TAB.

pic of cohorts

 

 

iPad Update August 13, 2020

For anyone who has a DOE-loaned ipad, we have some important updates for you. It is essential that you take the actions below to ensure your child’s ipad is ready for use for return to school. The first day of school is only a few weeks away, and all students will be working remotely for at least a few days a week. Your child will need their ipad to be ready for learning for the fall. Please note that when we have other updates, we will send messages to you and your iPad on Thursdays, and we will let your schools know about the updates. Please follow this link to the DOE website for the necessary steps, https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/getting-started-with-your-ipad.

We will continue to update everyone as much as possible.

Stay Safe!

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