CORONA VIRUS UPDATES
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020.
The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. We encourage everyone in our school communities to listen to facts and not respond to fear. It’s important we come together as a city and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities.
Remote learning for all students will begin on Monday, March 23rd, 2020.
LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL
Dear SHR Community,
As we prepare for the launch of remote learning, I want to thank you all for your incredible resilience, commitment, and on-going relentlessness as we launch into uncharted times in our history. We are learning together and making history as a community!! As a community, we remain unified and committed to ensuring that first and foremost, you and your family prioritize your health and are doing well during this very challenging time. As stated by our Chancellor, our path ahead is twofold in light of COVID-19: to continue to provide high-quality instruction and support to the school system, and taking aggressive steps to combat the ongoing crisis affecting our great city and world today.
Our transition to 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. Transitioning to remote learning can keep students on track so that they return to physical school environments having continued learning aligned to standards. All of our staff at SHR, have been working tirelessly and around the clock to transition learning to the Google Classroom platform. This will be a true learning experience for all of us. I ask you to please reach out with no reservations for help, guidance, concerns, and/or questions as we venture into this new 21st century model of teaching and learning. We are a community, as a community we will preserve, learn, and support one another as a community.
Effective Monday, March 23rd, we will be launching SHR’s Remote Learning Plan with all students, staff, and caregivers. Starting Monday, all of our homes will serve as a remote school. We all realize the range of complexity that remote learning may bring to some families. In addition, we all can’t disregard the hour-to-hour impact of COVID-19, and how it is continually changing our lives. Taking these factors into consideration, we’re proud of the plan we are rolling out and designed it under a simple mantra, aligned to our school philosophies around academics, dignity, respect for all, and providing social -emotional wellness and support for everyone, as we all transition to Remote Learning.
Read through the Remote learning experience schedule, calendar, and student expectations. It is my hope and goal that we continue to deliver rich, rigorous, and engaging lessons that challenge our students’ thinking and understanding, while virtually replicating daily social interactions that students have nurtured with our staff and one another. We will be providing remote Pupil Personnel and Special Education Services, as well as a clear communications chain, which will allow for phone -based,, Microsoft Teamsvideo/Zoom conferencing discussions between students, parents, caregivers,staff, and Administration. I will send out a daily message to families at the end of the day.!!