NYC Schools Closed until 4/20/20

Please see below for school updates and resources.
We want all of our students, staff and parents to stay safe and healthy!  We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Parent Guidance

  • Students should log on and complete all posted assignments (please contact the operations team if you need a laptop)
  • 100% Attendance is mandatory starting Wednesday 3.18.2020;  Teachers will be taking attendance daily by 9:20 a.m.
  • Students and families should be adhering to the class schedules as outlined for remote learning.
  • Logging on and not completing the work is not an option (your progress is tracked in real-time)
  • Families should be logging on daily checking to see student progress or updates from teachers.
  • As of today, we do not have any additional information as to when students will return to school other than the April 20th date. We will update as more information becomes available.
  • For families with concerns related to food or shelter they can direct those  concerns to Ms. Perl, Ms. Kaylor, or Mr. Jenkins.

Attendance is detrimental to your student being promoted to the next grade.  We are advising you don’t  traveling with students on academic day.

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Parent Resources

* Students without internet can call:  Spectrum (844) 488-8398 for free service.
* We have a list of 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids click ->11-Free-Reading-Sites-for-Kids-List
* We have a list of 11 Free Math Websites for Kids click ->


Lower School Orange Memo 3.9.20

Lower School Orange Memo Highlights
February 25 – DOE Survey released
March 13
– School Tour
March 25-26  (3rd, 4th, 5th) NYS ELA Exam
March 25-26 (K, 1st, 2nd)  Class Field Trips
March 31 – Math Curriculum Night – Every parent should be interested in how they can help support their students education!  We are looking for all our LS parents to attend.

Plan Ahead
April 9 & 10th – No DOE Bussing – OPT Shutdown Day
April 15 & 16th– Term 3 Awards Ceremony

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Upper School Blue Memo 2.24.20

Upper School Blue Memo Highlights
February 25 – Honor Roll Recognition (Parents Welcomed)
February 26 – Wednesday Spirit Days- Red, Black & Green Day
February 26 – Field Trip to Tapestry (download permission slip below)
February 28 – Movie Night Returns!
March 2 – Soccer Team Tryouts
Family Teacher Conference Schedule
– Wednesday, March 4th – 2:30-4:15
– Thursday, March 5th – 4:30-6:15
– Friday, March 6th – 1:00-2:45
March 4 – Black History Through Fashion –>Flyer
March 6 – 12:30 Dismissal – School Closes Early!

Plan Ahead – NEW
February Calendar ->View February
March 13th – School Survey Due – Keep a look out for the “green envelope”!

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3rd – 8th February Break Packets

We hope all of our students enjoys this much needed break.  Please pace yourself and do a few pages everyday.  All packages are Due Tuesday, February 25th!

1st Grade (Click to download/print)–> 1st Feb Break Packet
2nd Grade (Click to download/print)–>2nd Feb Break Packet
3rd Grade (Click to download/print)–> 3rd Feb Break Packet
4th Grade (Click to download/print)–> 4th Feb Break Packet
5th Grade (Click to download/print)–> 5th Feb Break Packet

6th Grade (Click to download/print)–> 6th Feb Break Packet
7th Grade (Click to download/print)–> 7th Feb Break Packet
8th Grade (Click to download/print)–> 8th Feb Break Packet


Important Parent Letter Re: Coronavirus


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Upper School Winter Break Packets – Available Online!

Don’t worry if the dog eats your homework, if you forget it at Grandma’s house, we have them posted right here, so you can still meet the deadline!  All homework packets are due Tuesday, January 7th 

6th Grade Packet (28 pages) — 6_Download/Print

7th Grade Packet (28 pages) — 7_Download/Print

Please note that there are two different ones for 8th grade. 

Download/print this version for students IN ALGEBRA class->8_Algebra

Download/print this for anyone NOT enrolled in Algebra –>8_withoutAlgebra


Popcornolpolis Winners!

We are happy to announce that our winners of the Popcornolpolis fundraising competition for Explore
are:  4B – 1st Place,  3A – 2nd Place, KA – 3rd Place.  Special Kudos to Ms. Lakinda Brown was our top seller for the faculty!

These 3 classes have won special class trip to be announced in January.  We understand given the cold weather, we will allow teachers to differ to spring if they so choose


6, 7 & 8th – End of Year Trip Letter to Families

Dear Families,

Last year, we were able to send over 90 students around the country to learn and bond outside the four walls of our school.  We are excited to announce the dates, locations, and prices for the 2020 End of Year overnight trips. Please find all  information below and reach out to Ms. Baer with any questions.

Letter to Parents –>EOY Trip Letter to Families
Students Selling Chocolate to pay for the trip –>Explore Sells Chocolate
6th grade trip registration form –>6th Registration – PHILADELPHIA
7th grade trip registration form –>7th Registration – D.C.
8th grade trip registration form –>8th Registration – ATLANTA