CHANCELLOR'S UPDATE

Dear Parents:
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility in response to this ever-evolving crisis. We are writing today to share some important updates and reminders about the end of year school calendar. 

We have two days coming up in June that were originally scheduled as times when students would not be in attendance. However, with the ongoing pandemic, students will be expected to participate in remote learning on both of these days: 

 Thursday, June 4 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for all students in observance of Brooklyn / Queens Day (also known as Anniversary Day). 

 Tuesday, June 9 was originally scheduled as a non-attendance day for students in schools serving grades K-8, as well as District 75 schools and programs. 

On June 4, all students are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in professional development.

Teachers are not expected to engage students on June 4; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day. 

On June 9, students who attend a school serving grades K-8, or who attend any District 75 school, are expected to complete work independently as staff will be engaged in reorganization work.

Teachers in these schools are not expected to engage students on June 9; instead, schools will set students up in advance with independent work for the day.

 

PRINCIPAL'S TOWN HALL MEETING -Flyer attached for registration

 

Dear Parents

Our Principal, Judith De Los Santos & Assistant Principal will be hosting a Parent Town Hall to support parents and families as they continue to navigate learning from home.

There will be two sessions offer. Sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish.

  1.  English Session: May 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 
  2. Spanish Session : May 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm
Attached please find and use the flyer to facilitate registration.
Thank You,
Evelyn Camacho-Moran, Parent Coordinator 

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE

Dear Parents,
In the next two weeks, as part of the upcoming Parent Teacher Conference, you'll be receiving a call from one of more of child's teacher.  They will discuss how your child is doing and how remote learning supports are working for them.
In collaboration,
Ms. De Los Santos 

 

Estimado padres,
En la próxima dos semanas, como parte de la próxima Conferencia de Padres y Maestros, recibirá una llamada de uno o más de los maestros del niño.  Discutirán cómo está haciendo su hijo en las clases y cómo los apoyos de aprendizaje remita están trabajando para ellos.
En Colaboracion, 
Sra. De Los Santos

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE: UPDATE MAY 1ST, 2020

Dear Families, 
 
We hope this message finds you and your family well.  This unprecedented time of COVID-19 has presented difficulty and struggles for all New Yorkers.  We recognize that supporting your children in their continued learning in the midst of this crisis has not been easy. We are amazed by the resilience of your children, our families, as we transitioned into Remote Learning. 
 
As you are already aware, we will be finishing 2019-2020 school year in remote learning.  In support and in recognition of all the challenges facing us during this time, the Grading Policy has been revised by the Department of Education. The grading policy emphasizes flexibility for all students during this crisis, while keeping them engaged without penalty for trauma they may be experiencing. The grading policy maintains clear expectations that acknowledges each student and creates a consistent, equitable system for all schools. 
 
Below we have attached an updated letter on Grading Policy written by Chancellor Carranza. The letter summarizes the Grading Policy and additional information. During next week, teachers will  making changes to their current grading policy to accommodate to the grading policy as expressed by Chancellor Carranza. 
 
We are partners in educating your child.  We are here to continue supporting this transition as we soon come to the close of the year.  Continue to count on us for anything you may need.  Thank you. 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Ms. De Los Santos
 
 
 

Queridas familias,

 Esperamos que usted y su familia se encuentre bien.   Este tiempo sin precedentes de COVID-19 ha presentado dificultades y luchas para todos los neoyorquinos. Reconocemos que apoyar a sus hijos en su aprendizaje continuo en el medio de esta crisis no ha sido fácil. Estamos sorprendidos por la capacidad de recuperación de sus hijos, nuestras familias, en la transición al aprendizaje remoto.

Como ya saben, terminaremos el año escolar 2019-2020 en aprendizaje remoto. En apoyo y en reconocimiento de todos los desafíos que enfrentamos durante este tiempo, el Departamento de Educación ha revisado la Poliza de Calificacion. La poliza de calificaciones enfatiza la flexibilidad para todos los estudiantes durante esta crisis, mientras nos mantiene comprometidos sin penalización por el trauma que puedan estar experimentando. La poliza de calificaciones mantiene expectativas claras que reconocen a cada estudiante y crean un sistema consistente para todas las escuelas.

 Adjunto a este mensaje presentamos una carta actualizada sobre la Poliza de Calificación escrita por el Canciller Carranza. La carta resume la Poliza de calificaciones e informacion adicional. Durante la proxima semana, los maestros trabajaran para realizar cambios en su poliza de calificacion actual para adaptarse a la poliza de calificacion expresada por el Canciller Carranza.

 Somos colaboradores en la educación de su hijo. Estamos aqui para continuar apoyando esta transicion a medida que nos acercamos al cierre del año. Continúe contando con nosotros para cualquier cosa que pueda necesitar.

  spanish-31329-update-for-families-grading-policy_april-28-2020_spanish.pdf 

Gracias,

Sra. De Los Santos

 

DOE REMOTE LEARNING SURVEY DUE MAY 1,2020

Dear Parents,

It has now been several weeks since we launched remote learning as a new approach to education during a time of crisis. We’re committed to continually improving remote learning for our school and adjust to this transformation. That is why, Chancellor Carranza has announced that the DOE has developed a Remote Learning Survey to gather feedback about the experiences of our students and families with remote learning over the last few weeks.

We are asking you and your child to take a short survey to inform of your experience with remote learning.

The survey just launched and will continue to be open through Friday, May 1.

The survey is:
• Available in all DOE languages • Anonymous for all respondents • The same for all boroughs (survey is divided by borough to make it easier for you to identify your school name) • The School Name is: The Mott Hall School
The results of the survey will help schools to continue to support families and students in the current learning environment.
To access the survey, visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/RLsurvey

 If parents/guardians or students do not have access to internet to complete the survey online, they can call 311 to take the survey via phone. Thank you for support and cooperation,

Principal De Los Santos



Queridos padres,
Han pasado varias semanas desde que lanzamos el aprendizaje remoto como un
nuevo enfoque de la educación en tiempos de crisis. Estamos comprometidos a
mejorar continuamente el aprendizaje remoto para nuestra escuela y ajustarnos a
esta transformación.
Es por eso, que el Canciller Carranza ha anunciado que el Departamento de
Educacion ha desarrollado una Encuesta de Aprendizaje Remoto para recopilar
comentarios sobre las experiencias de nuestros estudiantes y familias con
aprendizaje remoto durante las últimas semanas.
Les pedimos a usted y a su hijo(a) que realicen una breve encuesta para informar
sobre su experiencia con el aprendizaje remoto.

La encuesta acaba de lanzarse y continuará abierta hasta el viernes 1 de
mayo.
La encuesta es:
• Disponible en todos los idiomas del Departamento de Educacion
• Anónimo para todos los encuestados.
• Lo mismo para todos los distritos (la encuesta se divide por distritos para que sea
más fácil identificar el nombre de su escuela)
• El nombre de la escuela es: The Mott Hall School

Los resultados de la encuesta ayudarán a las escuelas a continuar apoyando a
familias y estudiantes en el entorno de aprendizaje actual.
Para acceder a la encuesta, visite https://www.schools.nyc.gov/RLsurvey. Si los
padres / tutores o estudiantes no tienen acceso a internet para completar la encuesta
en línea, pueden llamar al 311 para completar la encuesta por teléfono.

Gracias por su apoyo y cooperación.

Directora De Los Santos

MOTT HALL PARENT SUPPORT REQUEST FORM/FORMULARIO DE SOLICITUD DE APOYO

Dear Parents,

We hope this email finds you and loved ones well.

We are contacting you to inform you of a new tool to communicate any support you may need from us.  The tool is a short survey that will inform us of the need so that we can quickly respond and assist.

Use the link below to complete the Parent Support Request Form.  We will review responses at 2 PM daily in order to inform our next steps for the following day.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tyxJGEXvYUWFcQxC5fesB1fgrCojzgFPrGa5Bp_dHdlUQURYUTFNT0xZOURXMVdHQjBVSkg0WllCNS4u

Thank you,

Principal De Los Santos

 

Queridos padres,

Esperamos que este correo electrónico lo encuentre bien a usted y a sus seres queridos.

Nos estamos comunicando con usted para informarle sobre una nueva herramienta para comunicar cualquier apoyo que necesite de nosotros. La herramienta es una breve encuesta que nos informará de su necesidad para que podamos responder y ayudar rápidamente.

Use el siguiente enlace para completar el Formulario de Solicitud de Apoyo. Revisaremos las respuestas a las 2 PM diariamente para informar nuestros próximos pasos para el día siguiente.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=tyxJGEXvYUWFcQxC5fesB1fgrCojzgFPrGa5Bp_dHdlUQURYUTFNT0xZOURXMVdHQjBVSkg0WllCNS4u

Gracias,

Directora De Los Santos

CURRICULUM

The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.

 

Young Scholars

Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach using powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital film making and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its alignment to the Common Core NationalStandards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.

TECHNOLOGY

Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 

THE MOTT HALL SCHOOL NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NOTABLE PROGRAMS AND AWARDS

  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
  • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Math Counts Contest

Meet the Mott Hall Community

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal