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UPDATE #3 (Parent Meeting)
Topic: McKee HS Parent Meeting Time: Aug 10, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 923 4222 4021
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UPDATE #2 (Health and Safety)
UPDATE #1 (School Reopening)
Mid-Summer Check in, Updates and Happenings
Dear McKee Families,
I hope you and your families are enjoying your summer vacation and you are getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with your friends and loved ones. I also hope that everyone is safe and healthy. In my last communication on July 14th, I promised that I would be working this summer to plan for a smooth transition and opening in September.
As we end our first full month of the summer and begin the first week of August, I felt it was important to connect with you and share what my team and I are working on as we continue planning for the 2020-2021 school year. I wholeheartedly believe in transparency and I will continue keeping everyone well informed and up to date with the necessary information.
Blended Learning Model Choice:
To begin with, the DOE is currently hosting numerous Parent Information sessions, surveying families, and messaging the latest updates and progress towards opening our schools in the Fall. Please continue to look for DOE correspondence and letters throughout the next few weeks. As a continued practice, we will post all DOE parent letters on our School Web page and our parent coordinator, Mr. Pierre Ovalles will email them to all families.
Much like you, I am continuously planning and prepping for every scenario or framework the State and City affords us to do. At this time, State Education and our Governor are scheduled to inform the City and all school districts, in early August, the parameters, guidance and plans for School Opening.
In order to accomplish successfully completing our planning, it’s imperative that all families complete the “Return to School” survey for each of their children (located on the school website: http://www.mckeecths.org/. The deadline to complete this survey is August 7th.
In the interim, in order to be prepared, the DOE is requesting all City Schools to Identify a Blended Learning Model that is most conducive and appropriate for their school community. As a result, after consultation with our McKee High School Leadership Team (S.L.T.) which is made up of parents and staff, we identified and chose the Chancellors Recommended Blended Model 3B as our Model of Choice. Please see below.
With this model, we successfully found a way to allow for all students who opt in, to receive in-person instruction two days a week. On a daily basis, only one third of our students will be in school, which will help us protect the health and safety of our students, staff, families and community while complying with CDC guidelines.
When deciding Model 3B as our choice, first and foremost we carefully took into consideration our robust CTE programs which serve as the nucleus for our school community. Combining that with continuing and maintaining our rigorous and academic core classes, we then used the Square Footage of our classrooms, the Social Distancing parameters, class size, staffing, and the anticipated percentage of students who will be choosing full time remote learning.
What you need to know about Model 3B:
- Model 3B involves a 6-day rotation with 2 Days Per Week of In-Person Cohorts
- It will incorporate three in person cohorts of students and one fully remote cohort.
- Because this model provides the greatest degree of seat time among the three-cohort models, it is the only option available to meet the unique needs of McKee High School
- Group A, Group B, Group C: in-person learning 2 days in a 6-day rotation; remote learning for non-in person days.
- Group D: remote every day; consists of students who opt out of in-person instruction.
- To date, the DOE is requiring Principals to submit the Model of Choice to our District Superintendents by August 14th for final approval and planning.
Our next steps for August planning and preparation:
As we await our approval on our Model 3B choice, and retain further guidance from the DOE, we will begin planning to implement the Model 3B framework into our school program, schedules and procedures.
We understand that much of our community has faced hardship during the time of school closures. When transitioning back to school, to the best of our ability, we will be working on providing the accommodations and services that will serve to support those who need them.
As we are planning our student schedules, we will also continue advocating and requesting guidance and insight to the Important and Frequently asked Questions from our McKee High School families:
- Clarity on who will be providing Remote Instruction for students / families who opt in for Full Time Remote Learning? Will the teacher be based out of McKee?
- What resources are available for a household that consists of working Parents / Guardians (Essential and Non-Essential Workers)?
- What Custodial and Cleaning Practices will be implemented and followed? What are the details and specifics of the cleaning protocols?
- What kind of Air Purification will our school have since we don’t have Central AC?
- How will student health and temperatures be monitored? Will the nurse be responsible?
- When will I learn of my child’s schedule and program?
- When will we be able to receive our child’s materials /belongings from last year?
- When will my child receive their mandated services? (Speech, O.T. etc.)
Please understand that we are awaiting guidance on all of these questions and much more from the DOE. As we gain more insight and retain the necessary information, we will be informing you accordingly. We will continue to keep you informed via parent letters, meetings, phone calls, eblasts through Blackboard Connect as well as postings on our website. Until then, please feel free to email any questions you might have to email@example.com.
In closing, we always educate the students on the importance of demonstrating perseverance to overcome obstacles and adversity. This is going to be a situation where all members of the McKee High School community come together and work together to persevere during this unprecedented time. We will get through this together!
McKee High School
SUMMER SCHOOL DAILY ATTENDANCE
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Summer school 2020 is virtual. All classes will be online. In order to gain access to the online platform all students will need to use a NYCDOE email address and account. Each and every student is provided with their own unique DOE account. You can obtain your login username and password here:
Once you have created this account you will have access to the NYCDOE remote learning platform:https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/remote-learning-portal
This platform will allow you to sign into the iLearn remote class for instruction. More information on the ilearn platform will be available in the next few weeks. It is imperative that all students create an account and remember their passwords for summer instruction.
SUMMER SCHOOL LETTER:
DISTANCE LEARNING WILL CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE 26, 2020 (THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR) – LETTER FROM THE CHANCELLOR AND MAYOR, APRIL 11, 2020 UPDATE
ATTENTION PARENTS OF SENIORS AND SENIORS: IN ORDER FOR SENIORS TO GRADUATE, THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS REQUIRING PARENTS TO CHOOSE AN OPTION FOR REGENTS. YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED ON OR BEFORE TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020. CLICK HERE to read the Chancellor’s letter regarding your options. CLICK HERE to record your response on the Google Form. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRADING POLICY CHANGES:
We hope all of your families are staying safe and healthy during this time. Due to the current circumstances and the transition to remote learning our school, along with all other New York City Department of Education High Schools, has changed the grading policy. In the past, if your child failed a course they received a failing grade on their transcript, but under the new grading policy if your child fails they will receive an NX in place of a numerical grade. This NX means “Course in Progress”, and students will have time to complete the requirements for this course. However, if your student is a senior and receives an NX, they will not graduate until they complete the required work in order to have the NX converted to a passing grade. We know remote learning was a difficult transition for many students. Therefore, there is a new grading option available. After final grades have been issued, students and families have the option to convert any or all passing Spring Semester 2020 final grades to CR. This CR indicates the student passed the course and received the credit(s). However, no grade will be averaged into the student’s GPA.
If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me at any time. Email: email@example.com. Remind: Text @bfiorp2020 to 81010
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT) JUNE MEETING INFORMATION (You may also scroll down to the calendar on this page to view the information):
June 15, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Google Hangouts Meet:
MATHEMATICS TUTORING SCHEDULE CLICK HERE OR SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW THE TUTORING CALENDAR.
SCIENCE TUTORING SCHEDULE CLICK HERE OR SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW THE TUTORING CALENDAR.
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day 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 three 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
Click here to use our Meal Hub lookup tool to find a location near you!
For the most UP-TO-DATE information from the chancellor : CLICK HERE
DEVICE AND WiFi AVAILABILITY:
Remote Learning Device Request Form (for NYC DOE students ONLY)
To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the Request form. The DOE will use the contact information you provide to get in touch with you to discuss when and where you can pick up a device.
Priority will be given to students most in need, and all devices are granted on a temporary basis and will need to be returned.
- There is a limit of one device per student
- Families with multiple students will need to fill out a separate form for each device needed
- The device should be used only to access remote learning activities
- The device is being loaned for the student’s use during remote learning
- The device is the property of the NYCDOE and contains a tracking device so that the device can be located.
- The device must be returned when on-site learning resumes, unless otherwise instructed by the NYCDOE.
- If you would like to request to be lent an internet enabled device from the NYC DOE, please complete the request form at: https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices
- If you need assistance with setting up the device, please visit schools.nyc.gov and click on “Getting Started With Your iPad” or call the Help Desk at (718) 935-5100.
AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll.
is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free
internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit
www.internetessentials.com. There are also two dedicated phone numbers
1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. Call 1-877-906-9121 to enroll.
AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.
Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers and will offer handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES: CLICK HERE
SATURDAY SCHOOL GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES:
|TEACHER’S LAST NAME||SUBJECT||GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE|
SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SYEP) GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE: ttjk4sq
LIBERTY PARTNERSHIP GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE: qe46uuo
McKEE HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATES AND SCHOOL PROTOCOLS DURING THE CORONA VIRUS PERIOD:
Greetings Parents, Guardians, & Caregivers:
In preparation for the Parent Teacher Conferences on March 19 and March 20, and in light of the medical situation known as the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the following steps are being taken:
A message in Blackboard Connect will encourage parents to contact teachers through the school e-mail in order to find out your child’s grades and progress in the class.
the facts. Check that your child is completing the work. Find out for
yourself what your child is doing in school. We strongly encourage
parents to contact teachers through phone calls and e-mails for Parent
Teacher Conferences. Steps to contact the school:
- Use Pupil Path by clicking here or copying and pasting the following link: https://pupilpath.skedula.com/ into a web browser to email your child’s teacher(s).
- Please take the 2020 NYC School Survey on line. Here is the link: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey
- Keep an eye out for the census form that should be delivered to your door. You can take the census online. Here is the link: https://my2020census.gov/login
- We encourage parents to have a NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) so that you will be able to logon to see your child’s grades. You can also access your child’s test scores, attendance, transportation information, reading level, progress towards graduation, schedule, health, enrollment history, and more.
- CLICK HERE!
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Ovalles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2019 Tutoring Schedule
June 2020 Regents Exams Are Cancelled
FALL 2019-SPRING 2020
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RALPH R. McKEE CTE HIGH SCHOOL
|I don’t know my official class||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need a copy of my report card||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need a Metro Card||Mrs. McVey||Stud.Cafe|
|I need a transcript||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need a re-admit to class/school||Mrs. Jensen||307|
|I need a face to face letter||Mr. Ovalles||127A|
|I need to submit proof of immunization||Medical Room||414|
|I must update my health records||Medical Room||414|
|I am having an academic problem||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I am having a problem with another student||Dean’s Office||321|
|I need to return books/book clearance||Ms. Donohue||103|
|I lost my Program Card||Program Office||106|
|I lost my Photo ID||Mrs. Romeo||323|
|I need working papers|| Pierre Ovalles|
|I lost something||Attendance Office||127A|
|Something was stolen from me||Dean’s Office||321/323|
|I need an early excuse pass||Attendance Office||127A|
|I need to correct my program||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I am not feeling well||(Nurse) Medical Room||406|
|I need to correct my attendance||Attendance Office||127A|
|I am having a problem in class||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need to register for an exam||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need to register for Summer School/PM School||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I want to talk about my schedule for next term||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need to update my home address/phone number||Mrs. Jensen/Mrs. Pollastro||307|
|I am having a problem and need to speak to someone confidentially||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need information about college/scholarships||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I need help and no one seems to know how to help me resolve my problem||Guidance Counselor||307|
|I want to get involved in leadership activities||COSA Teacher||404|
|I want to find out about the AVID program||Ms. Mullen||425|
|I want to find out about the College Now Program||Ms. Mullen||425|
|I want to find out about Advanced Placement Courses||Ms. Mullen||425|
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 1102, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO