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Margaret Mirando, Principal

A Message From the Principal

Dear Families,

We hope you and your families are keeping healthy during this unprecedented period. We are charged with continuing quality instruction so that our students can learn remotely for the unforeseeable future. Our PS/MS 71 teachers are working diligently to plan and provide lessons, activities, and resources to ensure there is continuity of learning during this time. Your child’s classroom teacher will be the primary point of contact while school is closed. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you via email, text message, and Google classroom. Please make sure that your child’s teacher and main office have your most up to date contact information: home phone number, cell phone number, and email. Our goal is to provide you with standards-based lessons and activities that are aligned with what your children typically do during the school day. While we understand that this experience is not the same as being in the classroom, we ask for your support in helping to establish and maintain productive routines in following the educational plan for your child. Our teachers are compiling both online and printed resources in an effort to engage students in the various content areas. Students should read daily to maintain stamina and fluency. The following guidelines are recommended for each grade band daily: K-2 15-20 minutes 3-5 30-40 minutes 6-8 45-60 minutes More information on e-library through MyON will be forthcoming. For math, supplemental digital resources will be posted on our school website at: https://ps71.echalksites.com/ In addition, the DOE has created a page for families to Learn at Home. Please visit the following link https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/learn-at-home Guidance and information regarding procedures for the use of school technology for remote learning and picking up technology will be sent this week. On Monday, March 23rd, remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23rd. This is a time where we all should be flexible and work collaboratively for the safety and wellbeing of our students and school community. I can assure you that the information and guidance we receive will be shared with families in a prompt manner. We will get through this together and come out stronger.

Sincerely,

Margaret Mirando

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