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Principal's Weekly Message

The Petrides School

PRINCIPAL’S Weekly MESSAGE

The Week of January 20, 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS:

January Regents exam will be administered next week (January 21st through January 24th).  Only high school students scheduled to take exams should report to school.  Students received personal “Regents” invitations if they are scheduled for exam.  Monday, January 27th is a Chancellor’s Conference Day for high school staff; it is a non-attendance day for high school students.  High School students report back to school on Tuesday, January 28th – which is the start of the new term. 

 

Please see below from Chief School Operations Officer:

Dear Families and Staff:

I would like to provide an update on the ongoing measures at the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to ensure that the water in our schools is safe for students and staff. First and foremost, New York City water is safe. Families and staff should rest assured that our drinking water is of the highest quality in the world. New York City’s water meets or exceeds all Federal and State standards. In addition, the DOE works with other City agencies to ensure there is safe drinking water in schools. The safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority. In accordance with state law, all schools must test for lead in water every five years. In fall 2018, the DOE began a new testing cycle, which will conclude in December 2020. In the third phase of this round, a third of buildings will be tested. Your school building has been selected to be a part of the 2020 cohort. Once the building has been tested and the lab results received, you will receive a notification of the results. In any building where test results show even one water outlet above the action level, the DOE will implement its standard response protocol. Please visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/water-safety to learn more about the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school.

Sincerely yours,

Kevin Moran

 

 

Here’s what’s happening next week . . .

 

MONDAY 1/20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – school closed

 

TUESDAY 1/21

Regents exams administered: Only high school students scheduled to take exams should report.

Morning – English Language Arts

Afternoon – Living Environment

 

Classes 420/334 Trip to Staten Island Children’s Museum

 

2:30 pm Parents as Partners Workshop: Understanding Comprehension Homework, for parents of Kindergarten students

 

 

WEDNESDAY 1/22

Regents exams administered: Only high school students scheduled to take exams should report.

Morning – U.S. History & Government, Geometry

Afternoon – Algebra I, Physics

 

THURSDAY 1/23

Regents exams administered: Only high school students scheduled to take exams should report.

Morning – Transition exam in Global History, Global History

Afternoon – Algebra II

 

Parents as Partners Workshop: Rise Up! Hamilton, for parents of 7th grade students

8:15 to 8:45 am – Class 721

9:00 to 9:30 am – Class 722

1:00 to 1:30 pm – Class 720

 

7:00 pm PTA Presents: Kindergarten Fashion Show, Auditorium

 

FRIDAY 1/24

Regents exams administered: Only high school students scheduled to take exams should report.

Morning – Earth Science, Chemistry

 

7:00 pm Petrides Living Word Theater Presents: Hammered! A Thor and Loki Play, Auditorium

A storm is coming to the Petrides School Theater!  Come watch the live epic story of two godly brothers their dark past!

 

Check out our website: Petridesschool.com and, follow Our Social Media Pages!

Instagram: @mjpetridesschool

Twitter: @PetridesSchool

 

 

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Sincerely,

Joanne Buckheit

Principal