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For Special Education Parents

March 12, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

In order to ensure we are providing continued learning opportunities for our students, we have developed extended learning instructional plans for students to complete during the closure of schools.  The instructional plans will be accessible on our district website, to all students and parents. You will see that the learning plans are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and include modifications for students who may need them. 

Below you will find some questions that will help guide you through this process.

How can my child access the instructional plans?

The following screen shots will guide you to the grade level assignments for your child:

=         Visit our district website and click on the Student tab

=         Select the Extended Learning Lessons tab

=         Select the appropriate grade level

=         Select the appropriate content
















Click here to view a video explaining how to access the Extended Learning Lessons.

How will my child record their answers?

All assignments are within the document labeled: Learning Task.  The directions and assignments are detailed on the learning plan.  Students should feel free to utilize the option, which works best.

Your child can:

=         use a notebook and/or paper to record their answers to submit upon return to school;

=         utilize Google classroom, should that option be available; and/or

=         submit via Google docs as a shared document.

How will my child’s work be graded?

There is an Evaluation Metric section within the document.  This will guide your child on how their work will be evaluated or assessed.

When is the work expected to be completed?

All student work will be submitted upon return to school or students can use Google classroom or Google docs should these options be available.

Are there any instructional websites my child can use?

There are instructional websites under the Additional Resources or Enrichment Activities section that are aligned to the assignment.

What is the daily amount of time that my child should have to work on these assignments?

Our suggested times are as follows: 30 minutes per subject for a total of 2 hours per day.

Can I contact my child’s teacher via email during the school closing?

Yes.  You can email your child’s teacher and or principal within the normal school hours and you will receive a response within 24 hours. A list of the school hours are as follows: 


Teaneck Public Schools start and end time

Teaneck High School                       8:15 – 2:55
Benjamin Franklin MS                    8:30 – 3:00    Grades 5 & 6 
                                                              8:30 – 3:14    Grades 7 & 8   
Thomas Jefferson MS                      8:30 – 3:00    Grades 5 & 6 
                                                              8:30 – 3:14    Grades 7 & 8 
Hawthorne School                           8:30 – 3:00
Lowell School                                    9:00 – 3:30
Whittier School                                8:00 – 2:30
Bryant School (PreK – K)                8:20 – 2:20

We are responsible for ensuring continuity in the instructional process for our students.  Understanding this process will ensure that your child receives grade-level instruction that is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. This process will also minimize the disruption of instruction during this health-related school closure.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support during this time.





English Language Arts:


Social Studies:

NJ State Learning Assessment:


Practice Tests (ELA/L, Math & Science):


Spanish-English Math Dictionary:

Geometry - Spanish:

Mathematics Glossary:

Xtra Math – free – individualized math facts data tracking program

Moby Max – great for progress monitoring with digital lessons

Zearn – digital free math program with lessons and practice

Khan Academy – Math by Subject

Math is Fun – broken down by topic

Reference Tools

Word Central Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Fact Monster Dictionary

Visual Thesaurus

Encyclopedia – Columbia – Fact Monster

Thesaurus – Columbia – Fact Monster

Almanac – Fact Monster

Atlas – Fact Monster

Animated Math Dictionary – Australia

Timelines – Fact Monster


National Geographic for Kids – games, videos, maps & more

ShowMe Science Videos – arranged by topic

Science Interactives from Koshland Science Museum – these are cool!

Earth Lab – has great interactives

Education Galaxy – science (some free, some parts paid)

Science Fun 3rd Grade Trivia – fun for students

Science Fun 4th Grade Trivia – fun for students

Science Fun 5th Grade Trivia – fun for students

Study Jams Science Lessons – Scholastic

Rock Types Video – Flocabulary

Scientific Method Video – Flocabulary

Interactive Games & Lessons – ages 7-11 from the U.K.


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