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Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!

Students Entering Grades 1-12 in September can Apply Now for Exciting STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!

This summer, unplug and explore STEM! Students entering grades 1-12 can apply now to attend programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering grades 1-9 in September can apply for one-week camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September can apply for STEM courses. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city!

Programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center; Audubon New York; Bronx Zoo; MakerSpace NYC; New York Aquarium; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; The Battery Conservancy; The Green-Wood Cemetery; and UrbanGlass. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.

Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 23. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.

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STEAM Virtual Family Night 2021

We are happy to announce that next Thursday, on Earth Day, we will be hosting a virtual STEAM family night.  This year’s event will be virtual.
We have a lot of exciting stations planned to demonstrate how we engage in S.T.E.A.M. at Schuyler.
Please plan to join us.

The event will take place Thursday, April 22, 2021
From 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Zoom information:
Topic: STEAM Virtual Family Night 2021
Time: Apr 22, 2021, 4:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86521549029?pwd=R1RiU3NTUm40RGlPbXQ1TDlTbWtOQT09
Meeting ID: 865 2154 9029
Passcode: 136880

 

Thank you,
Schuyler Supreme S.T.E.A.M. Team.

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Questions About Standardized Testing

Dear Schuyler Families,

As we head into the spring, I know many of you have questions about standardized testing. In a typical year, State exams would be administered to nearly all students in their physical classroom. This year, many of our students are learning remotely, but the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has required that exams must still take place in-person in the school building. It will not be possible to administer state exams remotely. Therefore, we are contacting you to determine if you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams.

It is very important you let us know if you would like your student to participate in this year’s State exams so that we can prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all of our students. Please read on for more information about this year’s exams.

What State exams will be administered in the school building?
The Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics exams, and the Grades 4 and 8 Science exams, will only be administered in your child’s school building. All schools will adhere to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Visit schools.nyc.gov/RTShealthsafety to learn more.

How will you keep my student safe during in-person test administration?
Health and safety are our first priorities. We are asking for you to sign up so we can create testing schedules and room assignments that allow for social distancing protocols.

How do I sign up for the exams?
If you would like your child to participate in this year’s State exams, please notify us at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8Gs6sEmQS0tMZVV82ZJxA0U_qr8AoZYZyBm3ckEhHymTrWA/viewform

Please respond by: NYS ELA decision due April 15, 2021, NYS Math 2021 decision due date is April 29, 2021 and the NYS Science decision due date is May 28, 2021. If you do not wish to have your child test you do not have to take any further action.
If we do not hear back from you by April 15, 2021 your child will not participate in state testing.

If my student is already learning in the building, do I still need to sign up for the exams?
Yes. You must let us know if you would like your student to take State exams, whether they are learning in-person or remotely.

My student is fully-remote. Are they expected to come in to take the exams?
No. Students receiving fully remote instruction are not expected to come to school to take the State exams. However, if you would like your student to take the exam, they can be included—just notify us using the contact information above.

If my student does not take the exams, will they be penalized?
No. Any student who does not participate in the 2021 NYS ELA, Math, or Science exams will not be penalized.

When are the exams?
The exams will be administered within the following dates:
�English Language Arts for grades 3 through 8: April 19–29, 2021
�Mathematics for grades 3 through 8: May 3–14, 2021
�Science for grades 4 and 8: June 7–11, 2021
Testing will not occur on May 13, when schools are closed for Eid Al-Fitr. We will share the scheduled testing date for your child prior to the start of testing window.

If I don’t sign up, what will my child do while their classmates are taking the exam?
Students receiving in-person instruction who do not take the exam will continue their instructional program, as will fully remote students.

Are the exams different this year?
Yes. This year, the ELA and Mathematics exams for grades 3 through 8 will be multiple choice only. The Science exams for grades 4 and 8 will consist only of questions that are multiple choice or require a short, written answer. The tests are untimed, but most students will complete the tests in 55 to 90 minutes.

I have more questions. How can I learn more?
The DOE has created a Parent Guide https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/testing/student-participation-guide to address commonly asked questions about the administration of the Grades 3–8 ELA and Mathematics and Grades 4 and 8 Science exams in the 2020-21 school year. You can also always reach out to {insert contact information} with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.
We appreciate your collaboration and flexibility as we continually work to ensure a strong, supportive education for your child and every student in our school community.

Sincerely,
Principal Wigdorsky

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una reunion de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros se a las 6pm el Martes 20 de Abril de 2021

Estimadas Familias de Schuyler,

 

Este mes tendremos una reunion de la Asociación de Padres y Maestros se a las 6pm el Martes 20 de Abril de 2021. Nuestras reuniones pasara a través de Zoom. Esperamos con interés escuchar de usted.

 

Unirse a la reunión de Zoom

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/81226258840?pwd=NFJUNVc4eHdoRldIUEE5bzlCOTFJUT09

ID de reunión: 812 2625 8840

Código de acceso: 416713

Por Telefono : : +19292056099,,81226258840#,,,,*416713# US (New York) Para Español: (US)+1 541-583-0320 Codigo: 660 764 216#

 

Respetuosamente

Junta Ejecutiva de la PTA

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Parent Teacher Association Meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dear Schuyler Families,

This month we will be having our Parent Teacher Association Meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Our meetings will take place via Zoom. We look forward to hearing from you.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/81226258840?pwd=NFJUNVc4eHdoRldIUEE5bzlCOTFJUT09Meeting ID: 812 2625 8840

Passcode: 416713

One tap mobile: +19292056099,,81226258840#,,,,*416713# US (New York)

Spanish Line: (US)+1 541-583-0320 PIN: 660 764 216#

 

 

Respectfully

PTA Executive Board

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Parent Workshop on Improving Student Study Skills

Save the date! Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee is sponsoring a Parent Workshop on Improving Student Study Skills on April 15, 2021 and again on April 29, 2021 at 5:30pm. Below is the information. We hope to see you there!
You are invited to a Title 1 Parent Workshop, “Improving Study Skills”

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOmrqjstHdKQ1F2tXkFmaFdUH43chGZ1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Spanish Interpretation Line:
(‪US‬)‪+1 775-387-4037‬
PIN: ‪892 364 662#‬

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NYS ELA and Math state exam survey

NYS ELA and Math exams: as I shared in previous Schuyler Updates, NYS Board of Regents has requested a waiver for state testing for ELA and Math. At this time, the waiver has not yet been approved by United States Department of Education (USDOE) so NYS Board of Regents is moving forward with a tentative testing schedule.

REMOTE ONLY students are not required to take the In Person state exams, however, we are surveying REMOTE families to gauge your interest in having your child report in person to take the NYS ELA and Math exam in April/May.

Please complete this brief survey no later than Friday, April 9th at 6pm. Here is the link to the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8Gs6sEmQS0tMZVV82ZJxA0U_qr8AoZYZyBm3ckEhHymTrWA/viewform
Thank you for your cooperation!

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Opt in Window for In Person Learning Extended to Friday, April 9th

Opt in Window for In Person Learning: this morning Chancellor Porter announced the window has been extended to Friday, April 9th. You may opt in your child at this link: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference or call 311. Please note: we have not been given an official start date for these students yet. Students should continue with their current program until further notice.

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Updated student lateness policy

As announced in Schuyler Updates prior to Spring Break, we are updating student lateness policy effective Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Remote students must complete their attendance form and attendance question no later than 8:40am. In Person students must report to the building no later than 8:40am. After 8:40am, students will be marked LATE on their official school attendance. Thank you for supporting positive attendance habits for our students so they will reach their academic goals!

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Marking Period 2 Report Cards are available

Marking Period 2 Report Cards: are available via New York City Schools Account (NYCSA). Please contact Parent Coordinator Mr. Grady if you need access to your NYCSA. Please review your child’s progress and reach out to their teachers via Pupil Path if you have any questions or concerns. Teachers have daily office hours Monday-Friday from 2:00-2:20 PM.