Landmark High School
Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how school is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection.
We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 plan,
Please Contact the Staff listed below
The following supply list is in three sections supplies all
students should have, remote students and in person students
Your family had the choice for fully remote learning or blended learning. If you chose fully remote, that means that your child will be learning from home every day on the computer. If you chose the blended learning model, your child will be in school some days and working from home some days. If NYC’s covid positivity rate goes beyond 3% using a 7-day rolling average, we will switch to being fully remote. Students participating in blended learning will participate remotely whenever not in-person Monday-Friday.
GUIDANCE FOR BLENDED & REMOTE LEARNING
Please see the hybrid & remote learning information below.
How Blended Learning Works
Blended learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers.
During days in class, teachers will provide direct small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards.
Remote Learning Expectations
During remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.
Students and families should check Google Classroom and emails daily for important updates from their teachers. Assignments will be graded unless otherwise stated.
Our school has implemented a number of changes to ensure everyone's safety.
We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.
Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults (teachers, staff, and visitors) and by students in grade 2 and up while in the building. The CDC does not recommend the use of gaiters or face shields. Evaluation of these face covers is on-going but effectiveness is unknown at this time..
Handwashing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands
Safety precautions taken by our school
In addition to asking everyone to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing, our school has taken several steps to improve the safety of our staff and students. These steps have been recomended by local health authorities to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
Changes in class sizes: We've reduced the average class size from 31 to 18 for in-person instruction.
Improvements in ventilation: In an effort to maximize aircirculation, we are opening windows whenever possible and have added industrial fans to high-traffic areas.
Health and Safety
If Someone in the School Community Feels Sick
If a student or teacher is feeling sick, they are required to stay home and, if their symptoms are consistent with COVID-19, are asked to get tested.
If a student begins experiencing symptoms in school, they will be isolated and monitored by a dedicated staff member until they are picked up by their family.
Staff members who become symptomatic at school are asked to immediately leave the building.
Resources for Families
Technology: Getting a Device and Internet Access
We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days.
Please see the rest of this section for resources to get technology
If you do not have your own device and do not have a DOE issued iPad, please fill out this form to request one. There is no assurance they will fulfill the request but submitting the form will at least put you on the list.
Resources for Families
We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.
We are providing free breakfast and lunch for all students during in-school days.
Please click below for additional resources
Resources for Families
Tips for Successful At-Home Learning
At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level.
The expectations below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load.
Meeting Special Needs
Our school understands that families and students all require to different supports in this unprecedented time.