We hope you are well and enjoying the summer season. Obviously, this has been a difficult year. In spite of all the obstacles, not the least of which was remote instruction, 76 students will have graduated with Regents Diplomas by the end of August. Please see on the website our inspiring virtual graduation held on June 23rd.
Our six-week summer remote session closes on August 13th. We have every intention of returning to in-person instruction this September. We will, of course, follow NYCDOE guidelines in deciding proper opening protocols and COVID-19 related requirements. Presently, the DOE has said there will be no remote instruction options except for medical reasons.
We plan to have special activities for the first week of school starting on September 13th to re-acclimate our students and to address their personal needs. We will be introducing some exciting new programs, including a new incentive plan, a mental health support initiative, and an outline for revised school culture standards. We plan to elicit student feedback to help us finalize our new programs and to get ideas for additional initiatives, including incentives, that are student-driven.
We also plan to have an informative (via zoom) session for our parents that will demonstrate how our digital platform (Jupiter) works. This will explain how parents can monitor their student’s progress and their classwork and assignments. Additional sessions are planned for parents to show how our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Plan aims to create a positive school culture by including incentives for student growth and achievement. Additionally, we will offer our parents the opportunity to make suggestions for topics of interest for future parent meetings.
We recognize that there are challenges ahead but we have an excellent team prepared to offer the best instruction and mental health support under any required guidelines.
We will be providing further instructions on school messenger as well as on our website regarding the protocols for reopening our school as we get closer to our September 13th start.
CEO and Principal