Remote Learning

Remote Learning - March, 23rd - March, 27th

March 23, 2020 - Remote Learning Kick off 

 

Good morning Cavallaro families,

I hope this morning finds you and your families well. We are as prepared as we can be for the weeks ahead as we transition into Remote Learning.

Expectations are as follows:

- Each Monday I will send you a summary of what your child will be learning in each of their subject areas for that week through Pupilpath. It will also be posted on our IS281.com website. In addition, I will be communicating with you on Pupilpath throughout each day…make sure to monitor.

- Students will log on daily to their teacher’s Google classroom, where they will find their daily digital lesson with work to be completed. Please be advised that each day will have a new lesson, therefore they must complete their assignments by the end of that day because a new lesson will be posted the following day.

- Homework will be given and graded twice a week in each subject area. Due dates will be posted in Google Classroom.

- Teacher’s work day is 7:50 AM-2:10 PM, Monday through Friday. You can contact your child’s teachers during these hours on Pupilpath or at your child’s teacher’s is281 email. Please stress student expectations when it comes to homework and assignments. All homework and assessments will be graded and posted on Pupilpath. If students do not complete work, they will receive a zero. Usual homework policy applies.

As I said before, I understand as a parent, you have a lot of responsibility on your hands in monitoring your child's remote learning. We will do everything we can to assist and support you in this endeavor. Again, if you need to contact Ms. DiMatteo, our Parent Coordinator, please do so by emailing her through Pupilpath. If it is an emergency, you can contact her at (347) 237-3087.

I am completely confident that we will get through this trying time together, reconnecting as a stronger and more resilient Cavallaro community through the continued support and care that we provide for one another.  

“You have the power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Genuinely,
Ms. Bender  

March 20, 2020 - Remote Learning

 

Good morning Cavallaro families,

I hope all is well. Monday, March 23rd, is the official start date for Remote Learning in New York City schools. Our staff worked tremendously hard to establish a concrete learning platform using Google Classroom, curriculum maps and daily lessons to take your child through the next few weeks in each of their subject areas. This will ensure that your child receives continuous instruction to support their learning during this critical time. We also spent the past few days distributing Department of Education issued laptops to those families who do not have the technology available at home. Please be reminded, if you received a DOE laptop to use at home, it must be returned to the school immediately when this crisis is over, as the laptops we distributed were taken from our classroom sets. Cavallaro children use those laptops on a daily basis during their instructional class time. 

I understand as a parent, you have a lot of responsibility on your hands in monitoring your child's remote learning. We will do everything we can to assist and support you in this endeavor.  Please note the following:

- Establish a consistent schedule and routine. Each morning at 8:00, I will be sending a "Good morning" Pupilpath message, a check in message mid-day, then an ending message at 2:00...Just like we do during our regular school day. At the start of each week, I will be posting "A Week at a Glance" on Pupilpath and on our is281.com website, providing all families with an idea of what their child will be learning that week by Grade and Subject.

- Align your child's work day following their regular school schedule to provide consistency and a daily routine. This way, students will be working together using Google Classroom in each of their subject areas. Student's will be required to complete and submit assignments, which will be graded by their teachers and entered into Pupilpath. 

- Be reminded, staff will be conducting remote learning from the hours of 7:50 a.m. - 2:10 p.m. Monday thru Friday, just like our regular school day. At this time, teachers will be providing instruction using Google classroom, paraprofessionals will be linked for instructional support, guidance counselors, related service providers and support staff will be remotely providing your child with social/emotional and service related support, Ms. Chris will be available to assist parents, our grade deans will be keeping a careful eye on student progress to ensure students are practicing appropriate "cyber-behavior" and the AP's and I will be fully available while monitoring all progress.  

- At 2:10 p.m., teachers will be turning off Google Classroom message boards and will no longer be available for consult or to answer student/parent questions, as that will be the end of their workday. Your child can still complete individual work and assignments, however, they will not be able to interact with classmates or their teachers outside of their regularly scheduled school day. 

- I you need to contact any staff member, you can do so by emailing them on Pupilpath. Click "compose", select the person's name and you can send the message. All staff will be checking Pupilpath regularly during their workday. 

 

Moving forward, if you need to contact Ms. DiMatteo, our Parent Coordinator, please do so by emailing her through Pupilpath. If it is an emergency, you can contact her at (347) 237-3087.

I am completely confident that we will get through this trying time together, reconnecting as a stronger and more resilient Cavallaro community through the continued support and care that we provide for one another.  

Genuinely,

Ms. Bender