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Letter from Chancellor Carranza - August 6th 2020 - Update for Families on Instruction

Informational Town Hall about Opening School for September 2020 - July 28th 2020

On Tuesday, July 28th 2020, Principal Bassell hosted a Virtual Town Hall of students, parents, and staff members.  This Town Hall included the presentation of the Academy's plan for re-opening in September that will be submitted to the Superintendent in August.  The Town Hall also provided the Academy community an opportunity to ask questions and raise their concerns about returning to school and other issues.

Summary of the Proposed Plan and Visuals from the Powerpoint Presentation

Note: We had planned to post the link to the recording of the Zoom Town Hall, yet the audio quality of the presentation is so poor that it would not be beneficial in helping explain the proposed plan. Please review the link above with the summary and the powerpoint. 

For questions and comments - email Principal Bassell at wbassel@schools.nyc.gov

Click Here for Information from the DOE about returning to school including applying for fully remote learning

From Principal Bassell - August 2nd 2020

Dear Members of the Academy Family,

Good morning. As you know, we are submitting an exception request to the DOE to allow us to conduct remote learning for four days a week and rotating in-person learning (as needed) for one day a week. Many of you have responded to this as the best alternative given the current safety, health, space, and medical situations.

BUT -- there is no guarantee that the DOE will approve this, and we may need to default to one of the in-person models.  SO -- if remote learning is your preference given the situation, please submit the DOE's survey to ensure that you are signed up for remote learning and are not mandated to be "in-person" if the exception does not get approved.

Here is the link to the form for remote learning:  

Here is the DOE's information link about remote learning:

Please feel free to be in touch if you have any questions by emailing me directly at wbassel@schools.nyc.gov

Stay healthy and safe! That's the most important thing.

Bill Bassell

Chancellor Carranaza's Update to Families on School Reopening - July 27, 2020

Student DOE Email Accounts

Students will need to use their DOE Email Accounts (@nycstudents.net) in the Fall to access remote learning resources such as Google Classroom and Zoom.  Follow these instructions to get your account set up in time for September.

To retrieve your account ID and password:

  1. Go to Student Account Self Service(Open external link)
  2. Enter your 9-digit Student ID (OSIS) number. (You can find your Student ID number on a report card, your student ID card, or in your NYCSA account.)
  3. Enter your birthday.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. If the information you enter matches your student record, your username will be displayed. 
  6. Your student ID is your username followed by @nycstudents.net. For example, if your username is JaneD, your student account ID is JaneD@nycstudents.net.
  7. If you haven't already set up a password, you will be asked to set one up.
  8. Pick a password that only you will know.
  9. Re-enter your password.
  10. Click Update Password.

Click here for a video tutorial

End of the Year - June 2020

Welcome New Students!

Get the most current facts regarding Coronavirus

  Get the most current facts regarding Coronavirus by clicking here:  nyc.gov/health/coronavirus.  If you have specific questions, please email:  stayinghealthy@schools.nyc.gov

Download a copy of the Chancellor's Letter on March 10th at this  Coronavirus Update for Families_March 10 2020.pdf .



 Click here for information for Remote Learning

Get the most current facts regarding Coronavirus by clicking here:  nyc.gov/health/coronavirus.  If you have specific questions, please email:  stayinghealthy@schools.nyc.gov



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