Under Remote Learning
Scholars' Strong. Rockaway Resilient.
PRINCIPAL'S COMMUNICATION TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY
Official Communication Sent Out Via PupilPath (click to see)
- 062620-Last Day of School Letter to Students & Families
- 062320-End of Year Remote Learning Update for Students & Families
- 061220-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families
- 060120-Scholars' Stands for Empathy, Resilience, and Inclusivity
- 052020-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families
- 051220-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families
- 050720-Grading Policy Letter for Families
- 042820-Chancellor's Update for Families on Grading Policy
- 042720-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families
- 041720-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families
- 041620-Letter to the 12th Grade Class of 2020
- 041320-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families - Virtual Vacation Schedule & Updates
- 041120-Letter from Mayor DeBlasio & Chancellor Carranza
- 040820-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families - Spring Recess Schedule
- 040720-DOE Update for Families
- 040720-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families-Video Conferencing & Spring Break
- 040520-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families-Video Conferencing & Spring Break
- 040320-Coronavirus Update for Families-Spring Recess
- 033020-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families - Grading Policy
- 032520-Remote Learning Updates for Students & Families
- 032220-Remote Learning Information for Students & Families
- 031920-Remote Learning Letter to Students Families
- 031820-Remote Learning Letter to Students and Families
- 31720-Remote Learning Letter
- 31320-Coronavirus Distance Learning Letter
- 31220-Coronavirus Update Community Letter
- 31120-Coronavirus Update for Families
- 31020-Coronavirus Update for Families
- 30320-Coronavirus Update for Families
TESTING & SCHOOL EVENTS COMMUNICATION
- Cancellation of June Regents Letter - April 21 2020
- 040720-HS Seniors Update for Families
- MS Testing Letter- March 24, 2020
- HS Testing Letter- March 24 2020
8th Grade Events
- Virtual Events Letter to Grade 8 Families
- Scholars' Academy Grade 8 Virtual Celebratory Events (slide)
12th Grade Events
Clubs and Activities
- Remote Learning Student Clubs and Activities
- Lunch break with the Deans: Schedule
- Fun at Home Campaign
Attendance & Routine
- MS and HS Curriculum Sites
- These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)
- Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi
- Providers Offering FREE Wi-Fi Special Accommodations for 60 Days (translated)
- Remote Learning Technology Assistance Form for Students
- Remote Learning and Zoom Usage Guidelines
- Device Request from the DOE
- Request iPad from DOE
- You can also call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 to request a device
- NEWSELA - Scholars’ Academy has a subscription that has many text sets. Articles can be read at different reading levels and languages. You can join by using this: https://newsela.com/join/#/school/62021
- Common Lit - https://www.commonlit.org/ - is a free tool that has reading passages, multiple choice questions, and short response questions
- Castle Learning - https://www.castlelearning.com/ - offers a comprehensive instructional support platform for in class, homework, review, and testing
- Moby Max - https://www.mobymax.com/ Middle School Math online platform. Check How to use MobiMax?
- Delta Math - https://www.deltamath.com/ Math site allowing students to complete practice sets. Built in feedback to students and tutorials for student use when they are stuck on a problem.
- Khan Academy - https://www.khanacademy.org/ Website that has videos for all subjects and assign practice problems that students can see live feedback right away.
- Learning Ally - adding books for students to listen to - learningally.org
- The Learning Network - current activities , lessons, videos and articles from the NY Times designed to be used in the classroom: NYTIMES.
Public Library Resources
These resources are available from home with a public library card. Please share with students and families.
- Library and Reading Resources Document
- MyLibraryNYC Landing Page for Digital Resources
- Brooklyn Public Library eBooks and Audiobooks
- How to Access the New York Public Library's Digital Resources 24/7
- Queens Public Library Digital Media
- BPL Learning Resources Available from Home
- NYPL Databases Available from Home
- QPL Research Databases
Get a Library Card
Now is a great time to make sure you have public library cards. Learn more:
- Scholars' Academy Return to School Survey for PARENTS
- Take the Return to School 2020 Survey
- NYC School Survey — 2020 Parent/Guardian Survey due by March 31st.
- About NYC Schools Survey
- School Survey Hotline: 1-877- 819-2363 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remote Learning Survey
- Confirm you completed the NYC Survey
Parent Association Meetings
- Parent Association Meeting & Safety Town Hall, Tuesday, April 28th at 6:30pm
- You will receive an email on how to join the Zoom Meeting
- You can complete this Google Form during and or after the Parent Association Meeting to communicate questions and feedback you may have.
- April 28th PA Meeting Resources
- May 26th Meeting Resources
- June 16th PA Meeting Resources
Mindfulness Guided Meditations
- Jodi Heywood (Life Coach) Guided Visual Meditation
- Ms. Schwach - Slowing Down Your Mind Breathing Guided Meditation
- Ms. Schwach - Heartfulness Practice
- What is Mindfulness? An interview by Mr. Lavanco with Julia Colangelo of Find Your Flow Today
- Scholars' Meditation
- Mindfulness: Meditation 1
- Mindfulness: Meditation 2
- Mindfulness: Meditation 3
- Who’s Who at Scholars’? Remote Learning Version
- Parent Coordinator: 1-929-322-0971 / Email: email@example.com
From The Counseling Team
- Bereavement Resources 🆕
- Scholars' Academy Family Letter from Counseling Team
- Resources for Families
- SELF-CARE Guidelines
- Heartfulness or Lovingkindness Practice
- Tips for Mindfulness
- Getting through this together ❤️
Remote Learning FAQ
What is Remote Learning?
Remote learning provides an opportunity for students and teachers to remain connected and engaged with their course content while working from locations outside the physical school environment for a designated period of time due to an unforeseen situation. Opportunities for remote learning are typically linked to an emergency situation that poses a threat to student safety. Transitioning to remote learning can keep students on track so that when they return to physical school environments, they will not have a lot of make-up work to do and they will be ready for any scheduled assessments. Many of the requirements in a traditional classroom environment will be in play for remote learning environments, and the goal is to adhere to as many state and local requirements as possible.
When will Scholars’ Academy reopen?
- Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Department of Education Chancellor, Richard A. Carranza announced that all schools are moving to a remote learning model, with a projected reopening of school buildings the week of April 20, 2020
How will my child engage in remote learning?
- Each grade and cohort will receive a new “Remote Learning Schedule” that will allow students to access their teachers for instruction and support in real time
- Teachers will be using a variety of platforms and resources such as Google classroom, Google sites, PupilPath, Zoom, and Instructional Sites
- Weekly assignments will be posted on PupilPath and will be visible to families and students
How will my child be graded during this time?
- Assignments will be posted in PupilPath and labeled with the following information: due dates, descriptions of assignments, and resources/links (when applicable)
How will I know if my child is completing work?
- As usual, grades will be posted weekly in PupilPath
- Grade/cohort teams will send out weekly updates to ensure there is communication
SPRING RECESS "VIRTUAL VACATION" WORK
- We will continue this week with a Virtual Vacation schedule. There will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities each day. Students can use flex time to catch up on any outstanding assignments.
- The majority of the learning activities during these days are “asynchronous” and self-directed. The teachers are available to answer questions or provide direction, but we encourage students to be independent and make decisions about the activities that are most interesting to them. We will have a “synchronous” homeroom activity on Monday, 4/13 at 10:00 AM to introduce Google Meet and the rest of the Virtual Vacation schedule. We look forward to seeing you all online on Monday!