Principal's Greeting

May 1, 2020


Dear Families,


Remote learning has been a tremendously difficult learning experience for staff, students and families during this coronavirus pandemic.  There has been much stress for all with so much screen time by children to view and work on assignments, limited technology devices in households or poor internet connections, parents working at home while juggling to help children with their schoolwork and some experiencing the impact of the illness among family members.  We realize the hardship many people are facing due to the stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines.


Still, our staff has worked collectively to create lessons and activities for our students to continue learning at home.  We have had to move from ZOOM to Google Meet in order to have virtual live discussions and check-ins between the children and their teacher.  Pre-recorded videos have been made by teachers to teach lessons that can be accessible at any time for families.  Staff members joined together to last month to create a video montage that was beautifully produced by Melissa Wong.  We encourage families to reach out to teachers and administrators if there are concerns regarding home instruction or other emotional needs during this time of crisis.


As you are aware, the Mayor and Chancellor have announced that the grading policy for this year will be Meeting Standards or Needs Improvement.  As more details regarding this policy as well as how the school year will conclude, we will post information on Class DoJo. We have been and will continue to be here for students and families until school reopens. 


Until then, Stay Home and Stay Well!


Alice Hom



40 Division Street

New York, NY 10002


212.966.7237 (office)

212.219.3069 (fax)


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