School Year 2020 - 2021

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 Teams and e-mail daily for important updates from their teachers. 
  • At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Teams. 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. 

Cohort W-Destiny:12th Grade/Cohort Z-Renaissance: 9th Grade

9th and 12th Grade will be attending to school on Monday (every other), Tuesday and Thursday. 

Cohort X-Journey: 11th Grade/Cohort Y-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. The are expected to report to each of their teachers at the beginning of each period and complete the work that has been assigned  via Teams or other learning platforms. 



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 Site Opens in a new browser tab page 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.


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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.