Coronavirus Updated Information

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020.

During this time frame your child’s teachers will continue to provide instruction.  Students will be expected to follow their school schedule and attend “virtual” classes.  The classes will take place on Google Classroom; students will receive information on these virtual classes via their PupilPath email. Classes will follow the time frame outlined below:

Period 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Period 2 – 9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m

Period 3 – 9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Period 4 – 10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Period 5 – 10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Period 6 – 11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Period 7 – 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m..

Period 8 – 11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Period 9 – 12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.

12:45 – Work on all assignments 

In addition, Ms. Gattuso (Parent Coordinator) and your child’s guidance counselor are available from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. everyday via email.  If you need the email address for your child’s teachers, guidance counselor or any other JDHS staff member you can find it on the school’s website

Two additional websites have been set up by the DOE to help your child who might be having connectivity issues. 

If your child does not have access to an internet-connected device he/she will be able to borrow a device from the school on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Additionally, if you cannot make it to school on Thursday, the Department of Education has arranged to make iPads available for students.  Parents will need to complete a survey in order to help the DOE to prioritize distribution of these devices.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the school via email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please remind your child to practice social distancing and to wash his/her hands regularly.

Stay safe,

Ms. C. Hamilton

Principal – John Dewey HS