Dear PS/IS 268 Family,
Our School Community is strong and committed! Parents, I appreciate your diligence and support to have your child log in to our internet platforms and prepared to engage in school everyday. Whether students are learning remotely or in person, our goal is to provide all students with continued learning experiences.
Our Teachers are working diligently to provide online lessons and activities for students. Our Grade K-2 Teachers are using Class Dojo and Teachers in grades 3-8 are using Google Classroom to provide video lessons, activities, and class assignments. (students will receive lesson/assignments from all Teachers as well as service providers).
We are working diligently with the Department of Education to ensure that every student has a device and is able to access our schools platforms for internet based assignments [Class Dojo and Google Classroom].
We are constantly updating our school website to show the most current information regarding activities in the school and to support you in using Google classroom and Class Dojo.
It is important that all students engage in learning on a daily basis. Teachers will monitor student attendance throughout this period through their daily interactions. For this reason, it is importanat that students log in daily [on Zoom], participate in class discussions and lessons, and submit their assignments on time.
Additionally, please ensure that students are practicing safe internet behavior.
Please continue to support your child to be successful by providing them a well-lit, quiet space to work, as well as encouraging your child to participate in class discussions and lessons, and continuing to submit their assignments on time.
We recognize that learning on the internet platform "Zoom" can present challenges; so we encourage all students to take time to stretch, do a yoga pose, and do breathing exercises to help.
As your principal, I am committed to ensuring that your children will receive the best support to learn and grow. I am confident that our dedicated staff, working together with you dear parents, will help to provide an excellent educational experience for our students during these unprecedented times.
Lissa Grant Stewart