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Principal's Weekly Message (The Week of April 12)

The Petrides School

PRINCIPAL’S WEEKLY MESSAGE

The Week of April 12, 2021 

 

 

Dear Petrides Parents,  

 

As you may have heard, NYC DOE announced yesterday changes to the 2 (Covid) Case School Closing rule.  We are confident that the new guidelines will continue to keep us safe, AND allow us to stay open J.   

 

Today is the deadline for fully remote families to opt-in to blended learning.  Please know that it will take some time for us to schedule students and prepare for their return to school.   Parents who complete the survey to return to school, will be contacted by their assistant principal with a start date and specific cohort and room information.  REMINDER: All students attending in-person learning must submit a consent form for Random Covid-19 testing.   

 

We are still awaiting guidance on the changes to social distancing regulations which is needed to determine how many students can safely be assigned to classrooms.  Our goal is to accommodate all families wanting to learn in-person, and we’re looking to schedule students to be here as many days as possible.   

 

SAT DAY: Tuesday, April 13th 

We will be administering the SAT exam to those high school juniors who are registered for this date.  All other high school students should plan to engage in remote learning on Tuesday, as we will need space and staff to manage the in-person testing.  

 

UPCOMING STATE EXAMS GRADES 3 through 8

Separate email and Remind notifications were sent to parents of students in grades 3 through 8.  We are requesting that you declare your intentions to have your child participate in the NY State ELA exam, between April 19th and April 29th.  Please complete survey sent with original notification.  You will be notified of your child's testing date when the schedule has been finalized.  You will receive a survey for each of the upcoming State exams, including: Math and Science.

 

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

 

MONDAY 4/12  

Cohort A students in grades PreK-12 report to school  

   

TUESDAY 4/13  

Cohort A students grades PreK-8 report to school  

 

SAT administered to (registered) high school juniors 

ALL other HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS should engage in REMOTE LEARNING 

   

WEDNESDAY 4/14 

Cohort B students in grades PreK-12 report to school  

  

THURSDAY 4/15 

Cohort B students in grades PreK-12 report to school  

 

3:45 pm School Leadership Team Meeting 

 

FRIDAY 4/16  

Cohort B students in grades PreK-12 report to school   

 

Enjoy the weekend!  

 

Sincerely,  

Joanne Buckheit 

Principal