Remote Learning

Welcome to our COVID response page. Below you’ll find all the critical information about how GWCHSS is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection.

We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe. Please check back regularly, as we will update the information here as conditions change. The NYC DOE Return to School 2020 site section also has important information and resources for you. See the Update for Families letter.

Last updated: November 17, 2020

Blended Learning Instructional Calendar

September 2020
Each day, only one group is assigned to learn in-person - groups not in person will learn remotely.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16

Fully Remote - Instructional Orientation Days
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Fully Remote - Instructional Orientation Days
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Fully Remote - Instructional Orientation Days
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20 21

Fully Remote Instructional Days
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Fully Remote Instructional Days
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Fully Remote Instructional Days
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Fully Remote Instructional Days
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Fully Remote Instructional Days
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27 28

School Closed - Yom Kippur
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Fully Remote Instructional Days
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Fully Remote Instructional Days
     

October 2020
Each day, only one group is assigned to learn in-person - groups not in person will learn remotely.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Group A in person
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Group A in person
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4 5

Group B in person
6

Group B in person
7

Group C in person
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Group C in person
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Group A in person
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11 12

School Closed - Columbus Day
13

Group A in person
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Group B in person
15

Group B in person
16

Group C in person
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18 19

Group C in person
20

Group A in person
21

Group A in person
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Group B in person
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Group B in person
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25 26

Group C in person
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Group C in person
28

Group A in person
29

Group A in person
30

Group B in person
31

November 2020
Each day, only one group is assigned to learn in-person - groups not in person will learn remotely.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2

Group B in person
3

Classes in session - FULLY REMOTE
4

Group C in person
5

Group C in person
6

Group A in person
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8 9

Group A in person
10

Group B in person
11

School Closed - Veterans Day
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Group B in person
13

Group C in person
14
15 16

Group C in person
17

Group A in person
18

Group A in person
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Group B in person
20

Group B in person
21
22 23

Group C in person
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Group C in person
25

Group A in person
26

School Closed - Thanksgiving Recess
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School Closed - Thanksgiving Recess
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29 30

Group A in person
         

December 2020
Each day, only one group is assigned to learn in-person - groups not in person will learn remotely.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1

Group B in person
2

Group B in person
3

Group C in person
4

Group C in person
5
6 7

Group A in person
8

Group A in person
9

Group B in person
10

Group B in person
11

Group C in person
12
13 14

Group C in person
15

Group A in person
16

Group A in person
17

Group B in person
18

Group B in person
19
20 21

Group C in person
22

Group C in person
23

Group A in person
24

School Closed - Winter Recess
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School Closed - Winter Recess
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27 28

School Closed - Winter Recess
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School Closed - Winter Recess
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School Closed - Winter Recess
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School Closed - Winter Recess
   

Building Safety

We have put safety procedures in place to keep our students and staff healthy.

  • Masks: Masks must be worn at all times by all adults and students in the building.
  • Hand washing: Students and staff are expected to wash hands thoroughly before and after eating, after using the bathroom, if exposed to body fluids (like saliva or a sneeze), and at other times necessary throughout the day.
  • Social Distancing: Social distancing is required at all times. Please maintain social distancing between families during drop-off and pickup. Parents are not allowed to enter the building.
  • Illness: Students and staff exhibiting signs of illness or having a fever of greater than 100°F must stay home and notify the school. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 (or shows symptoms of COVID-19 such as coughing or fever), it is required that you quarantine for a minimum of 14 days and notify the school.
  • Directions for local COVID testing: Please visit the NYS Coronavirus Find a Test Site page to find a test site closest to you.

Technology Support

We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days.

  • If your student needs a laptop or tablet, fill out the Device Request Form to reserve your device. Borrowing a device is free!
  • If your children experience internet-connectivity issues with their iPads, they can request help through the Technical Support for Families form.
  • Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location. Take your device with you on in-school days.
  • If you are not able to get internet hooked up in your home, your child's teacher will work with you to provide alternative offline assignments.

Remote Learning Expectations

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.

  • Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.