School Year 2020 - 2021
Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how Inwood Early College is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection.
We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change.
Our school district also has important information and resources for you.
Blended or Remote Learning Expectations
During blended or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.
- Students and families should check Google Classroom and their IEC e-mail accounts daily for important updates from their teachers.
- At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Classroom. Please make sure to check the due date for each assignment as they may vary.
- Assignments will be graded, make sure to submit each of your assignments promptly.
- All students are expected to check with their Advocate on the daily basis.
- All students are expected to follow the new bell schedule:
- Period 1: 9:15 am - 9:56 am
- Period 2: 9:58 am - 10:39 am
- Period 3: 10:41 am - 11:22 am
- Period 4: 11:22 am -11:52 am (Brain/Screen Break)
- Period 5: 11:52 am - 12:33 pm
- Period 6: 12:35 pm - 1:16 pm
- Period 7: 1:18 pm - 1:59 pm
- Period 8: 2:01 pm - 2:42 pm
Blended Learning Model:
The blended learning model incorporates a combination of both on-site instruction (in-person) and remote (via internet) instruction. Students will be schedule to attend to school on specific days based on their cohort and will be remote the rest of the days at home.
Group A-Destiny:12th Grade/Renaissance: 9th Grade
9th and 12th Grade will be attending to school on Monday (every other), Tuesday and Thursday.
Group B-Journey: 11th Grade/Victory:10th Grade
10th and 11th Grade will be attending to school on Monday (every other), Wednesday and Friday.
Fully Remote Learning Model:
The fully remote model uses only synchronous and asynchronous online learning and does not include in-person. Students who have opted to learn fully remote will be online with their teachers(s) every day engaging in both synchronous and asynchronous learning. They are expected to report to each of their teachers at the beginning of each period and complete the work that has been assigned via Google Classroom or other learning platforms. To communicate with your teachers on asynchronous learning days, use IEC Teams.
NYC Schools Account
The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.
The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:
- iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform
- Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
- Multiple educational applications
- G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)
Your Student Account ID and Password
To retrieve your account ID and password:
- Go to Student Account Self Service(Open external link)
- Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.)
- Enter your birthday.
- Click Continue.
- If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed.
- Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net. For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.
- If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
- Pick a password that only you will know.
- Re-enter your password.
- Click Update Password.
Technology: Getting a Device
To help students stay connected during emergencies, the Department of Education is lending internet-enabled iPads to support learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form below. Your child's school will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you regarding the delivery of your device.
- Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned.
- There is a limit of one device per student.
- Make sure to check the Student Device agreement in order for your request to be processed or cancel, visit the Acceptance Agreement and Cancellation page.
Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.
Your Responsibilities While in the Building
We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.
- Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by students while in the building. If your child is unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, they must have an excuse signed by a doctor on file in the office.
- Hand washing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.
- Drop-off and pickup procedures: Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building with their child unless arrangements have been made in advance with the office. Please move through the drop-off and pickup line as quickly as possible to make room for families behind you.
- Visiting our school: We are limiting visitors to the school during this time. Parent and community volunteer and in-person tutoring have been suspended until further notice. Most parent-teacher conferences and other meetings can be held virtually. All visits must be pre-approved and scheduled with the office.
- While in the building: When you enter the building, please check in at the front desk. During check-in, you will be given a name tag and reminded to wear your mask at all times.
- Traffic flow in hallways and common areas: Hallways are marked with arrows. Please keep at least 3 ft. distance between yourself and others.
- Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 99.9°F must stay home. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you stay home or at a designated care facility for a minimum of 14 days. Please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible.
- Directions for local COVID-19 testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Sitepage to find a test site closest to you.
Safety Precautions Taken by Our School
In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recommended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
- Changes in class sizes: We have reduced the average class size for in-person instruction.
- Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize air circulation, we are opening windows whenever possible and have added industrial fans to high traffic areas.
- Increases in cleaning frequency: Our custodial team is committed to cleaning all classrooms twice daily, once before the school day and once in the afternoon. In addition, all classroom teachers have been provided with sanitizing wipes to wipe down surfaces and shared resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school day.
- Hand sanitation: All bathrooms have been stocked with extra soap for frequent hand washing. In addition, we have provided teachers with hand sanitizers for the classroom and added hand sanitizer stations in common areas.
Please see below for important resources.
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get free meals at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.
- Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- No one will be turned away at any time
- All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time
- Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
- No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
- No registration or ID required
Visit Find a Free Meal Near You.
Help for Families
We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.
- We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days. Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals through the Meal Hub program (see link to the left).
- There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utilities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time. Use the quick links to the right to connect with more community resources.
Meeting Special Needs
If you would like to ask questions regarding your child's Individualize Education Plan (IEP) or services, please feel free to contact us via phone at (929) 367-7480.