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Week of November 22nd, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving! Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for this community. I am grateful to students, for persisting through so many challenges, and to be kind and spirited and brilliant. Watching the way you analyze and solve problems in school, and the way you treat each other, makes me excited for the future. Being an educator has always been an act of love, and this year has brought many additional demands and stresses. I am grateful beyond words to the Landmark staff who have shown unwavering dedication in such challenging times. Finally, I appreciate Landmark parents and guardians, for trusting us with your children, for working with us, and for all the extra that you have had to do to support your children throughout the pandemic. I want to especially shout out our wonderful PTA executive team for all their work on behalf of all our students. We are looking for additional parents to join the school leadership team (by Zoom this Tuesday at 7:15 am). Please contact Raymond (212-647-7410 / in you are interested.) 


I'm looking forward to seeing students present their work for miniPBATs. I have been particularly impressed by the creativity, originality and thoughtfulness of some of the projects I've gotten to see this year. 


Take care, Susanna


MiniPBAT week

Students should have gotten a miniPBAT schedule with your panel and workshop slots in advisory and in an email called "MiniPBAT schedule next week" from "". If you do not have or understand your schedule, please come at the regular time (8:40am) and we'll get it straightened out. The library is open all day for students to prepare and make up work outside your panel and presentation slots. Presenting work is stressful for almost everyone - including adults! If you are feeling nervous - please don't worry. We will help you through it. Know that you will learn a lot from the experience and be deservedly proud afterwards. 


COVID precaution and procedure reminders

Many of you are likely aware that COVID rates have been going up in NYC and across the country. Thanksgiving travel and cold weather are unfortunately likely to continue that trend. 

So I wanted to send a reminder about our most important responsibilities for keeping our community safe, even when cases are prevalent.

Important responsibilities for everyone:

- Stay home when you are feeling ill, and get tested before returning

- Be vigilant about wearing your mask in school

- Follow the health screener every morning. It determines whether you are safe to come in. Contact me if you have a question or concern about whether to come in, and definitely if you ever test positive. 


You know unfortunately that we had a case this week. I wanted to share the protocols that are followed:

- Close contacts - we work with test-and-trace to determine close contacts. Close contacts spent 10 or more minutes within 3 feet or unmasked within 6 feet. If a student is a close contact. we reach out individually to them and their family. Close contacts who are unvaccinated need to quarantine. Close contacts who are fully vaccinated can come to school as usual, and should just be especially vigilant about paying attention for any symptoms. As always, if you feel any symptoms, stay home and get tested.


- Students scheduled for a class with the person who tested positive - all students who are scheduled for a class with the person who tested positive are notified for information purposes. You can come to school as usual and do not need to quarantine. You are notified so you can be especially vigilant about paying attention for any symptoms. As always, if you feel any symptoms, stay home and get tested.


- Everyone - everyone is notified any time there is a case in any school in our building. You can come to school as usual, as long as you do not have any symptoms. Any time anyone has symptoms, they should stay home and get tested.


Week ahead

Modified schedules for miniPBATs (See above) 

No clubs this week


Tuesday - 7:15 am School leadership Team meeting by Zoom. Please contact Raymond  (212-647-7410 /  if you can participate


Thanksgiving Meals and Opportunities

Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation - Wednesday (11/24) from noon – 6 pm

You can watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons be inflated. Enter at 72nd St. and Columbus Ave. with proof of vaccination.

Free, large turkey pickup, Harlem - Wednesday (11/24) at 1:30 pm, 

Harlem families can pick up a free, large turkey from the NYPD 32nd Precinct (135th St. btwn 7th–8th Ave.)

Thanksgiving meal pickup, Goddard Riverside - Thursday (11/25) from noon – 3 pm, 

Pick up a free Thanksgiving meal from Goddard Riverside (593 Columbus Ave. at 88th St.).


Thanksgiving meal pickup, Metro Baptist Church - Thursday (11/25) from noon – 1:30 pm, 

Pick up a free Thanksgiving meal from Metro Baptist Church 410 W 40th Street @ 9h Avenue


Susanna Tenny


Landmark High School

Upcoming dates

Week Ahead: Mini PBAT Week 

Modified schedules for miniPBATs 

No clubs this week

Thursday  11/25- Friday 11/26 

Thanksgiving Break 


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