June Town Hall
June 3, 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians and Families,
I hope you and your families are safe and well. These recent times are overwhelming and trying but I know together we get through anything. Thank you for your continued partnership, support and dedication as we engage our students in Remote Learning.
Thank you for your continued patience as we receive up to date information, almost hourly, from the DOE. As always, information is shared via our website (www.21k100.com), Remind, Dojo and Google Classroom. As per the Chancellor, June 4 and June 9 are instructional days and attendance will be taken. Students are expected to complete assignments independently as staff engages in Professional Learning. Teachers are not expected to engage with students on June 4th and June 9th.
At our Parent Town Hall meetings in May we discussed i-Ready Diagnostic Assessments and authenticity. Teachers have been administering iReady throughout the school year and the students are familiar with the program/assessments. The Diagnostic Assessment window opened on May 18, 2020, beginning with the reading assessment followed by the math assessment, and closing the window on June 8, 2020. I want to reiterate that i-Ready is an online program for reading and/or mathematics that will help your child’s teacher(s) determine your child’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your teacher(s) to meet your child exactly where they are and provides data to increase your child’s learning gains. i-Ready consists of two parts: Diagnostic and Instruction. The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions. i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so your child can learn at a pace that is just right for them. This is why it is so imperative the students complete the Diagnostic with no support. Any support given can alter the lesson path for students, often assigning lessons above their true independent level. This is important data to guide our planning for the 2020-2021 school year.
As we prepare for the end of the school year it is important to ensure you have created a NYC School Account. NYC School Creation Code letters were mailed out the week of March 23, 2020 to families without a NYC School Account. The NYC Account provides families with information such as report cards, middle school results and Promotion letters/Summer School letters. Report Cards and Summer School Letters will be distributed via the NYC Account.
It was so great seeing so many of you at our Parent Town Hall meetings. We value your feedback and collaboration in doing what is best for our students. We will be holding Parent Town Hall meetings on June 10, 2020 and June 11, 2020. I look forward to “seeing” and speaking with you at our Parent Town Hall Meetings next week. The meetings are designated by grade. If you are unable to make your designated grade time, you may attend another meeting. (Details below)
I held a Virtual Lunch with the Principal on Wednesday June 3, 2020 for students in Grade 5. About 30 students participated. We discussed school, their concerns, graduation/events, middle school and even Minecraft! They appreciated the opportunity and I enjoyed engaging with them. I miss the students! Engaging with them was and is the best part of my day. I will be scheduling Virtual Lunch with the Principal for each grade. Please look for information via Google Classroom and Dojo.
Town Hall Meeting Guidelines-
We would like to be respectful of everyone’s time and voice. We are asking parents/families to email Ms. Lucy at email@example.com with questions/concerns to be addressed at the meeting.
Please follow the guidelines below to ensure information received is clear, questions are answered and respect for all is demonstrated.
· Please enter the meeting with your Mic Muted. This will eliminate background noise and ensure one voice is heard at a time.
· Please hold questions until the end. If you have submitted a question to Ms. Lucy or Administration it will be answered during the meeting. Any additional comments or questions should be asked via the Chat Feature on the Google Meet. If you are calling by phone, you may email Ms. Lucy questions during the meeting.
· The meeting link will not be “live” until the designated meeting time. When you are entering the meeting, it may say “asking to join” and an administrator must be present to add you to the Google Meet.
Please see the meeting information on the chart below.
Thank you again for your support and commitment to the P.S. 100 Community.
I look forward to “seeing” you at the Town Hall Meetings.
Be safe and well.
Your Partner in Education,
Meeting Information: You may enter the meeting through the Google Meet link or by phone and entering the pin.
Grades Pre K, K and 1
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/zdt-fceb-fft
Join by phone: +1 516-495-3757 PIN: 908 328 542#
Grades 2 and 3-
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/puz-rovs-nho
Join by phone: +1 401-903-3343 PIN: 529 383 545#
Grades 4 and 5-
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/fry-cdxy-ozb
Join by phone: +1 929-251-6024 PIN: 677 965 847#