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, www.teaneckschools.org
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
Select the Extended Learning Lessons tab
Select the appropriate grade level
Select the appropriate content
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
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
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
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:
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
English Language Arts:
Social Studies: https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/
NJ State Learning
Practice Tests (ELA/L, Math & Science): https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/
Spanish-English Math Dictionary: http://math2.org/math/spanish/eng-spa.htm
Geometry - Spanish: https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-geometr%C3%ADa-en-espa%C3%B1ol/
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
Encyclopedia – Columbia – Fact Monster
Thesaurus – Columbia – Fact Monster
Almanac – Fact Monster
Atlas – Fact Monster
Dictionary – Australia
Timelines – Fact Monster
Geographic for Kids – games, videos, maps & more
Videos – arranged by topic
Interactives from Koshland Science Museum – these are cool!
Lab – has great interactives
Education Galaxy – science (some free, some parts paid)
Fun 3rd Grade Trivia – fun for students
Fun 4th Grade Trivia – fun for students
Fun 5th Grade Trivia – fun for students
Jams Science Lessons – Scholastic
Types Video – Flocabulary
Method Video – Flocabulary
Games & Lessons – ages 7-11 from the U.K.