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Dr. Irving's Memo - April 26, 2021

April 26, 2021
 
Dear Parents/Guardians, Students & Staff,
 
Per the most recent CDC guidelines, effective Monday, May 3, 2021, our district will be moving from the 2 day cohort model to a 4 day learning model (no cohorts) for our preschool, kindergarten and elementary students. This change will impact our current in-person General Education classes only, as our Special Education self-contained already use a different in-person schedule. Please note that due to Bergen County’s current COVID-19 levels and the CDC’s updated guidelines pertaining to desk placement (CDC Physical Distancing Guidelines), we will continue with the cohort model for our middle and high schools while we monitor and evaluate their possible return to a four day schedule.
 
As we work towards combining cohorts in order to provide our pre-k through grade 4 children with more in-person class time, please note the following:
  1. We will continue to follow the half day release schedule
  2. Wednesdays will continue to be all virtual days
  3. Children who are participating in all virtual classes will not be impacted by this change.
  4. If a child receives bus transportation, there will be no change to the bus schedule; however the parent/guardian may be contacted with a new seat assignment.
 
Additionally, as we prepare for a four day return of our students (through the end of this school year), please be advised that we are working towards collecting information on staff vaccinations; and we want our families to know that effective immediately, all students 16 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccination.  While not mandatory, cases are rising and Holy Name Medical Center here in Teaneck will administer the Pfizer vaccine to all eligible children.
 
If you are a parent/guardian of a preschool, kindergarten or elementary school child, you will receive more information on the new four day approach from your principal.  I will also discuss this in greater detail at our April 28 Board meeting which begins at 8 pm (see the website for log-in information).
 
I’m looking forward to seeing many of our students back in school for an extended period of time.  This will serve as a model for how we will look towards bringing all of our students back to school in September.
 
Sincerely,

 Dr. Christopher Irving, Superintendent of Schools
 

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

 

ADDITIONAL WEBSITES:

IXL:

Math:  https://www.ixl.com/math/

English Language Arts:  https://www.ixl.com/ela/

Science:  https://www.ixl.com/science/

Social Studies:  https://www.ixl.com/social-studies/

NJ State Learning Assessment:

Tutorials:  https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/tutorial/

Practice Tests (ELA/L, Math & Science):  https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/

Math

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/

Mathematics Glossary:    https://research.steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/media/users/xr1/glossaries/Math/Grades3to5/ele3to5mathspanish.pdf

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

Science

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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