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Dr. Irving's Memo - February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021 
 
Dear Teaneck Parents/Guardians, Students & Staff,
 
I am pleased to announce that we are about to enter the final phase of our Return to School plans. Effective Monday, March 1, we will welcome back our High School students and staff - following a cohort model. Further, with the support of our Board of Education, we will resume winter and spring Junior Varsity athletics - with winter sports returning effective immediately. Varsity sports are already in progress.
 
It is important to note that the beginning of the fourth marking period is nearly upon us (after spring break); and as promised, parents/guardians will once again have the opportunity to “opt-in” for their child to return for the final marking period of this school year. We will be sending out more information on this very soon.  
 
Additionally, I want to make sure you are aware of some upcoming district events and “happenings”:
  • On Wednesday, February 24, the District will begin its series of Budget Presentations for the 2021-2022 school year.  All are welcome to join the Zoom webinar:  Board Budget Meeting 
  • The District is hosting a series of Mental Health Programs for parents - one per month through June.  For more information, go to: Mental Health Parent Series 
  • Preschool applications for the 2021-2022 school year are now available and must be returned by March 5.  For more information, Preschool Applications 
  • The 2021-2022 District Calendar has been approved by our Board of Education and can be viewed here:  2021-2022 District Calendar 
 
Lastly, I want to take a moment to publicly thank our faculty and staff for getting us through the past few weeks. We knew that the re-opening of our schools during a pandemic would not be without some challenges. But we are working collaboratively to manage through, and I am especially proud of the outstanding efforts of our faculty who are simultaneously teaching a group of students at home and in-person.  
 
Our students continue to be our primary focus and for their sake, I am committed to keeping our school doors opened. If we are going to accomplish this successfully, it is extremely important for everyone to closely follow our COVID-19 protocols and above all, please do not send a child to school if they are sick. This pandemic is not over, and we want to keep everyone healthy and safe.
 
Best regards,

 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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