Coronavirus at HPCMS
Help Getting Online and Using Computers
Zoom Video Conferencing Directions: All remote classes, office hours and services will be held on Zoom. Meeting links are available in Google Classroom and on your student schedule. You will need to log in through your NYC DOE account. The password for all HPCMS meetings is 291291.
HPCMS Tech Support:
Having trouble with a Zoom or your device? Contact Mr. Bella- email@example.com or (347) 494-1281
Need a Computer Device? - If your own device or the one we loaned you is broken- you can fill out this NYC DOE Survey or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5. NYC DOE iPads are equipped with wifi.
Stay in Touch!
You can reach out to Principal Sarah Goodman at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Parent Coordinator, Emily Vasquez, at email@example.com. We will return emails as quickly as possible.
Make sure you are getting our family newsletters. If you are not receiving these updates every week please email our parent coordinator.
September 11 Updates
Next week, ALL students will begin remotely from 10:00-12:00 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday September 16th to 18th. Students will get to know their classmates, advisors, and teachers as well as review their schedules and routines for learning and safety. You can see updated sample schedules here. Individual schedules will be shared next week during orientation. Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to myself or Ms. Emily Vasquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a few announcements that we’d also like to share with you:
The NYC DOE 2020-2021 school calendar and has been included on our family calendar found our home page. You can also add it to your google calendar and always have the most updated information. Week 1 vs. Week 2 for Mondays is on this calendar. Monday, September 21 is an A Week 1 and those students are coming to the building.
Also on September 15th, there will be a CDEC30 Meeting at 6:30pm and they will have a presentation on DOE Department of School Climate & Wellness (followed by a Q&A).
Here is an updated letter from Chancellor Carranza on this upcoming school year and what is to be expected from staff and students.
September 4 Updates
The Department of Education has the schedule for students:
All students will begin remotely on September 16th with orientation activities.
Regular classes for Blended and Remote Students will fully begin September 21. Blended students will begin reporting to the school building in the week of September 21.
Starting next Tuesday, our staff will be reaching out by phone and/or email to all families to check in on the following:
Questions regarding blended vs remote schedules
Important Contact Information including Blue Cards
Wifi and iPad/computer access
We will send detailed schedules for Sept 16-18th by next week. Student class schedules beginning Sept 21st will be ready by September 18th and reviewed during orientation.
Please check out our ongoing teacher donation requests on Donors Choose!
One for Ms. Ismail that expires on September 30th, 2020
One for Ms. Krivac that expires on October 16th, 2020
One for Ms. Keegan that expires on October 17th, 2020
One for Mrs. Mathai that expires on October 28th, 2020
One for Ms. Martinez that expires on November 19th, 2020
One for Mr. Agosto that expires on December 17th, 2020
We’ll be having our first PTA Meeting of the year!!!! Please join us on Thursday, September 24th at 7pm via Zoom (more details to come). We hope to see you there!
Thank you for your time and again, have an amazing weekend!
Blended/Remote Learning Groups
On August 28 an email was sent home outlining the general grouping and schedule for your start of school. This email included whether you were placed in Group A (Blended), Group B (Blended) or Group D (Fully Remote). Our staff has reviewed siblings at HPCMS, student and family requests, and other academic requirements. As you might imagine, this has been a very difficult process and every effort was made to honor at least some of the requests. If you have recently found out information regarding a sibling at another school or have another major concern about your group, parents/guardians should direct these questions to the following administrators by email if possible:
Information regarding pod groupings, advisors, the first day of school, and other important details we hope to provide you with in early September. As more information is provided to us by the city and Department of Education, we will plan accordingly and then be able to reach out to every family.
Supplies & Computers
We are working hard to keep supplies to a minimum and will have more information shortly. However, all students will need access to a working laptop or iPad for the days they are remote. If your child borrowed a laptop from us last year, we may need it for in school uses. Please request an iPad above. If your child does not have a working laptop or ipad or has wifi access issues- please request an IPAd below. Thank you!!!
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza released the Return to School 2020 Back to School Pledge. It outlines the commitments to students, families, staff and all school communities prior to the start of the school year.
Learning Bridges Family Interest Form: Students in 3-K through Grade 8 that are participating in blended learning, learning bridges is a new program that will provide free childcare options on the days when students are scheduled for remote learning instruction, for the same time period as the remote-learning instructional period.
Remote Learning Survey [Complete if you want your child to be 100% remote in September.
Additional Coronavirus (COVID 19) Resources
Check out the resources provided by the NYC DOE. The DOE updates their site daily to provide you with the most current information and resources. .
To get regular updates on the latest developments regarding coronavirus in New York City, text COVID to 692-692. You will receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments.
Visit nyc.gov/coronavirus at any time for important updates, including ways to fight stigma and bias around this issue.