Google Classroom will be the primary remote learning platform used as this is already part of the school’s culture. Teachers will be using their existing Google Classroom accounts to share all of our distance learning resources for all subject areas. Students are expected to login daily for access to their schoolwork and submit their work in Google Classroom. Some assignments will extend across days, others may be added weekly or daily. If a student is having trouble with logging in, they will be able to email Mr. Ahsan or Ms. Contreras for a password reset and/or support.
Families that need electronic devices should submit the request here: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices.
Families can also call 718-935-5100 and select option 5 for to complete the survey over the phone.
The NYC DOE will be prioritizing students in temporary housing and neediest families. Delivery will be done in waves over the next several weeks.
More Information can be found here > https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/ipad-distribution
For Free Internet information from the DOE
Schools distributed their inventory of electronic devices to families last week. At this time, there are several options for free internet access, as follows:
AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
Comcast – Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Spectrum – Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
Charter – Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121
AT&T – AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
Verizon – Verizon does not have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.
Sprint – Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
T-Mobile – T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
In order to support students remotely, Zoom accounts have been created for all teachers, guidance counselors, the college advisor, and administrators. Teachers will utilize Zoom Meetings to virtually create instructional videos to upload to Google Classroom and be available to students through meeting times on a daily basis. We will use Zoom for students to provide video conferencing as an additional support and check-ins to ensure students have everything they need. Students will be able to log onto a meeting and ask questions of their teachers on a daily basis. While Google Meets was previously used by most faculty, Zoom provides breakout room (small group instruction) opportunities that Google cannot provide.
Pupilpath is updated weekly by teachers. If you have any questions about your grade, email your teachers immediately so we can troubleshoot your issue!
If you are in need of tech assistance, please email our tech supervisor, Mr. Contreras at JContreras@schools.nyc.gov
If you are in need of a laptop or a hotspot to be mailed to your house, contact your guidance counselor!