Due to remote learning, its not easier than ever to get access to your pupilpath account. Download the Pupilpath app by Illuminate and register without a registration code. Detailed instructions on how to do it are in the pdf file below.
Students & Guardians.
Due to Governor Cuomo implementing a 100% shut down of non-essential businesses, today was the last day we can give out devices and have the school open. Moving forward, we are remote only. This memo explains are remote environment moving forward. Staff will be reaching out to you throughout the day during this time period to make sure all is going well and to ensure you are all available to work in this environment. Good luck and stay safe.
Students & Guardians.
We are days away from the 1st day of remote learning at Grady and throughout the city. We officially start on Monday, March 23rd. Teachers have been working hard these past few days setting up google classroom for their classes, inviting students to those classes and learning how to use that system as well as google meets. We have given out over 100 laptops to students that had a need for the device. After Friday, if you still need a device, you need to reach out to the parent coordinator, Stacey Matone at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will complete a survey requesting a device from the department of education. Starting Monday and continuing till April 8th, we are implementing the following schedule:
Period 1: 9:00 – 9:25
Period 2: 9:25 – 9:50
Period 3: 9:50 – 10:15
Period 4: 10:15 – 10:40
Period 5: 10:40 – 11:05
Period 6: 11:05 – 11:30
Period 7: 11:30 – 11:55
Period 8: 11:55 – 12:20
It is important that students log in on time and remain logged in for the duration of their classes because our teachers will be live at those times to provide support. Teachers will provide direct instruction during this time, as well as additional assignments for students to complete independently.
Our plan is inclusive of provisions for special education and related services for students with disabilities. Please be assured that all children will continue to receive lesson modifications according to the IEP’s.
All students who receive counseling will continue to receive those services remotely. You will receive more information about this in the days to come.
Please continue to visit our website at www.gradyhs.com<nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gradyhs.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ctgerber%40schools.nyc.gov%7Cd49e9e21207d49bd38c208d7cb6e9e5d%7C18492cb7ef45456185710c42e5f7ac07%7C0%7C0%7C…> and listen to any phone messages you receive for updates.
All of us are living through an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. New Yorkers are joining millions in cities, states, and nations across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never had to face—and maybe never could have imagined having to.
Here in New York, Mayor de Blasio and I have been clear that any changes to our school system as we know it would be an extreme measure—a last resort. We’ve been monitoring the outbreak in New York City day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. This weekend, it became clear that continuing public education in our school buildings was no longer sustainable for the time being.
On Sunday, we announced that for the next three and a half weeks, we are moving to a remote learning model, with a projected reopening of school buildings the week of April 20, 2020. I know this may feel abrupt, and has the potential to cause disruption in your lives. We are committed to consistent and clear communication with you throughout this time period, and a clear understanding of what will happen.
Our announcement today means that Monday, March 16, school buildings are closed and students will be out of session. However, students and families can pick up medication or receive any standard medical services from Tuesday through Thursday, during regular school hours; school nurses and school based health center staff will be on site. During that time, teachers will also be expected to report to their buildings and receive full-day professional development on remote learning.
Later in the week, students will begin picking up materials, including technology to participate in remote learning when needed. Additional guidance on all of this will be shared with you in the next couple of days. All throughout this week, grab-and-go breakfast will be available at the entrance of every school building from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Any student can pick up breakfast and lunch at any school building.
On Monday, March 23, we will be opening several dozen Regional Enrichment Centers across the City, to serve the children of our City’s first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and our most vulnerable populations.
That Monday, we will also launch remote learning for grades K-12. I have every confidence in New York City educators and know they will rise to the occasion, and dedicate the same passion for delivering high-quality instruction remotely as they do in the classroom. We know we have the most dedicated school staff: teachers, custodians, administrators, and especially the school food workers who will be continuing to work during this time as part of a citywide meals program. More information on the launch of that program will be coming soon.
I want to be clear that this is not a closure, but a transition. We will not lower our expectations for our students. We know they are hungry to learn and we will match their curiosity and passion with work-from home materials, including distribution of devices that will support our remote-learning instructional model.
There are already instructional resources available for every grade level in every subject at schools.nyc.gov/learnathome.
We know this is a difficult time, and we are working hard to make sure our City continues to support families in every way we can. I want to assure families we’re working to make this as seamless a transition as possible.
Now is the time to come together to do what’s best for the health and safety of all New Yorkers. We are with you, partners in education in the greatest city in the world. We have the world’s most talented students, educators, and staff—and nothing will ever change that.
We will continue to communicate with you in the coming days, and encourage you to visit our website at www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/health-and-wellness/coronavirus-update for more information and updates on this transition.
Richard A. Carranza Chancellor New York City Department of Education
Evening Grady Family.
As you probably heard already, the mayor has announced that schools will be closed until at least April 20th due to the coronavirus. He elaborated more on this statement though. Starting Tuesday, March 17th, schools will be open for students to pick up a grab-and-go meal to anyone who would like one. On that day, teachers and staff will be back for 4 days, where they will learn and try to implement starting Monday, March 23rd a student remote learning environment. More information will follow about this process. In the meantime, please keep looking at the school website, listening for phone blasts like the one you received tonight and on pupilpath for up-to-date information and guidance moving forward. These are the 3 main ways we will be trying to communicate with you moving forward.
Thank you and stay safe.
As you are probably aware, the DOE has moved parent teacher conferences to phone/internet conferences only. In order to prepare for conferences, we have done two things. First, we will post all report grades on pupilpath by Tuesday so you are aware of how your child has done for the 1st marking period. Second, we have created a calendar so that you can schedule a 10 minute meeting with any of our staff. In order to book an appointment with a teacher, counselor or staff member, click this link and schedule an appointment with them: tinyurl.com/wzlxflj
Once you create an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email about it and have a phone number and conference id associated with it for the conference. If you have questions, feel free to email email@example.com
Today, you received an email from Mr. Gerber if we have your email on file, asking you to complete the guardian school survey. We would have normally given you this survey out during parent teacher conferences, however, you can do it online. The email gives you the website and the code you need to do so. If you did not get an email, feel free to reach out to me and I can send you the code.
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