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Tuesday, September 29th - In-person learning begins
All schools will begin full-day teaching and learning
Students in blended learning (a combination of in-person and remote) will begin to report to buildings, depending on their in-person schedule.
Group A - Report to School / Group B - Remote Learning
Students in 100% remote learning (Group D) will all begin full-day learning
ALL KINDERGARTEN WILL MEET REMOTELY: We will continue to use ZOOM for one more week. We will get a class username and codes out to parents next week for Google Classroom.
DOE Loaned iPad Update 8/14/2020
For anyone who has a DOE-loaned iPad, we have some important updates for you. It is essential that you take the actions below to ensure your child’s iPad is ready for use to return to school. The first day of school is only a few weeks away, and all students will be working remotely for at least a few days a week. Your child will need their iPad to be ready for learning for the fall. Please note that when we have other updates, we will send messages to you and your iPad on Thursdays, and we will let your schools know about the updates.
To prepare, you MUST:
Turn on the iPad - some iPads have not been turned on all summer. We need you to charge and power up the ipad.
Turn Airplane Mode on and off to reset your internet connection
Go to Settings
Find the Airplane Mode button
Turn Airplane Mode on for ten seconds (button turns green)
Turn Airplane Mode off and wait until the iPad reconnects to the internet
You will see the connected icon at the top of the screen
Go to schools.nyc.gov to make sure your iPad is connected to the internet -all DOE-loaned iPads have internet access.
Return to the main screen and sign in to Zscaler in order to ensure your child is using the internet with all the safety the DOE requires and protect your child. You will need your child’s @nycstudents.netaccount. Once you get that please follow these directions:
On the main screen, click the Zscaler icon. After clicking the icon, you will be taken to the login page.
Enter your child’s @nycstudent account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in), then click the “sign in” button.
Click on the "allow" button and wait one minute for a connection to be established until you will see the Zscaler screen
Once the connection is secure, close the app
That is it. You can use the iPad normally now.
Sign in to the Learn at Home App To get ready for the first day of school, make connecting to learning and support much easier for your child (and you, too!), and allow you to get notifications on the iPad:
Find the Learn at Home icon on the main screen on the iPad
Log in the same way you did for Zscaler, using the same @nycstudents.net account (only use the student’s username and password, no need to include @nycstudents to log in)
From the Learn at Home app, your child can access TeachHub, Google Classroom, and get help.
Good news! Your child’s iPad is now a hotspot that allows you to connect other devices used for remote learning to the internet. It is easy:
Go to Settings
Find Personal Hotspot and click to take you to the login screen
Select Allow Others to Join
Devices other students in your house are using for remote learning can be added to that connection
As a reminder, as with the iPad itself, the hotspot connection is to be used only to access remote learning activities. Any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.
Contact Information: It is critical that we maintain current phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses for all our students. If your contact information changes please inform your child's teacher or email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please keep your email addresses and phone numbers CURRENT. This is our only means of communicating with you. If you have NOT received emails or phone calls (robo calls) from the school, please email me (see email address below) with your current information along with YOUR CHILD'S (CHILDREN'S) NAME(S) so that we can UPDATE OUR RECORDS and contact you to keep you as up to date as possible. Additionally, if you have moved, please send us your CURRENT ADDRESS.