Student Remote Learning Handbook

Dear Students and Families,

 

We realize that this is a challenging time.  Your teachers have worked hard to put a strong remote and in-person learning program in place.  It is important that we continue to focus on maintaining our strong community and our connection to our studies by having a daily routine for learning.  We are HSTAT! 

 

Please visit our school website at hstat.org for ongoing updates. Please continue to communicate with us. For a list of staff emails, please click here.   

 

The following document provides guidance on academic and social-emotional support.  

 

Student Groups

 

Blended Students attend school in person students 1 to 2 times a week. 

 

Fully Remote Students do not attend in person. Attend remote classes only. 

 

All Students have a full academic online program. 




Academics

  1. The platform for all instruction will be live Zoom sessions with assignments posted on Google Classroom.   
    1. Your teachers will send you an invite to their Google Classroom to your hstat.org email. 
    2. Your class’ recurring zoom link is posted in your Google Classroom.
    3. If parents would like to join, they can email their request to your teacher or Assistant Principal via email. 
  2. Schedule for Synchronous (live video conference call) instruction
    1. Each period runs an hour-long with synchronous instruction for 15 to 30 minutes with 45 to 30 minutes left for you to complete work for that period.  
    2. Attendance will be taken for zoom sessions. 
    3. Both remote and in-person students will log on to participate in synchronous instruction. 
  3. Each teacher will post the assignment by the start of their class meeting. It is your responsibility to complete your work for each course by 9 am the following school day.  
    1. The lesson will include: 
      1. A link to instruction in the form of teacher-recorded modeling (this could be a recording of the live class that would be posted to the assignment after the class meets), an online video that will help students better understand the material, text with guided questions, or some other form of mini-lesson that provides direction for students. 
      2. Work for students to complete and submit online and may include a reflection question about what challenges the student faced when doing that assignment.  

 

Schedule for Synchronous Learning  - All students- Blended and Fully Remote:

 

Sample Week 1: 

Synchronous

Work Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00- 9:30

9:30-10:00

Period 1

Period 5

Period 1

Period 5

Period 1

10:00- 10:30

10:30-11:00

Period 2

Period 6

Period 2

Period 6

Period 2

11:00-11:30

11:30-12:00

Period 3

Period 7

Period 3

Period 7

Period 3

12:00-12:30

12:30-1:00**

Period 4

Period 8

Period 4

Period 8

Period 4



Sample Week 2:

Synchronous

Work Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00- 9:30 

9:30-10:00

Period 5

Period 1

Period 5

Period 1

Period 5

10:00-10:30

10:30-11:00

Period 6

Period 2

Period 6

Period 2

Period 6

11:00-11:30

11:30-12:00

Period 7

Period 3

Period 7

Period 3

Period 7

12:00-12:30

12:30-1:00**

Period 8

Period 4

Period 8

Period 4

Period 8

*After a holiday, we pick up on the next four-period sequence. The same periods are not always on the same day of the week.

** For Blended Students: This time is designated for community-building one-to-two times per week on days students do not have PE class.

 

In-person students:

  • Grouped into pods based on PE periods. 
  • PE will take place outside when weather permits and in classrooms on days weather does not permit outdoor activities. 
  • In-person students will have an advisory activity from 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. on the days they are in-person but do not have PE. 
  • In-person students will get grab-and-go lunch as they are dismissed. 
  • Breakfast will be available for in-person students.  The auditorium will be made available with open windows and socially-distanced seating. 
  • In-person students will be encouraged to wash their hands often and use hand sanitizer throughout the day.

 

  1. Grading on PupilPath:  
    1. Our grading policy is 70% for classwork and 30% for assessments.  
    2. Classwork:  Teachers enter a numerical Classwork grade on Skedula at minimum once a week. INC = 65 and can be used to indicate incomplete work (work attempted but incomplete, not blank), a grade of DNS = 55 (“Did Not Submit”) for work not submitted, and a numerical grade from 70 to 100 for work completed.  Teachers will be checking work regularly.
    3. Assessments:  Assessments will be in the form of essays, extended projects, google form quizzes,  etc.
  2. Interactions with our community:
    1. We will continue to adhere to our Kindness Agreement. Students must be mindful not to post inappropriate comments or content of any kind. If students engage in unkind communication, the Deans will follow up with families.
    2. Teachers will respond to your questions during regular school hours via email, phone, zoom, etc. You should reach out to schedule a time to speak.    
    3. Each period includes 30 to 45 minutes where students may ask questions or discuss assignments or progress.  Please be sure to make the most of this time.
  3. PM School: Information about PM school is forthcoming. 

 

Regents Updates

  • Please follow this link for updated information on regents exams.

 

Tech Support

Student Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Meetings

  • Meetings about your special education services will be held virtually with you, your family, and teachers. You will receive a phone call to schedule this meeting.
  •  If you have questions, please email Ms. Lantigua at wlantigua@hstat.org.

 

Deans

  • Deans are available to communicate with you and your families.

 

Guidance 

  • Your guidance counselors will remain available during school hours. If you need support outside of school hours, please use the following resources for crisis: 
      • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 to be connected to a counselor
      • NYC WELL: Call 1-888-692-9355, text WELL to 65173 to speak to a counselor using this link.
      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 or chat with a counselor using this link.
      • 911: IF YOU OR SOMEONE AROUND YOU ARE IN ACTIVE DANGER, CALL 911
  • If you need assistance to connect with your guidance counselor, please reach out to Ms. Mednick at cmednick@hstat.org.

 

College Advisement

  • 11th and 12th graders are enrolled in a HSTAT College Office Google Classroom.  All students can find information on the College Office tab on our school's website here.  Please email our college advisers at  hstatcollege@hstat.org to get help with financial aid or any college-related questions. 

 

Expanding Free Grab and Go Meals to All New Yorkers:  

  • Find a location near you here or Text "MEALS" or "COMIDA" to 877-877. No one will be turned away.

 

We will continue to communicate any updates as they become available.  Please also follow @NYCSchools, check schools.nyc.gov, click here for translated information, and continue to check hstat.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

Your HSTAT Team