PRINCIPAL'S UPDATE WEEK 2/11/21

Good Morning, 

Hope everyone is well! 

Attached is the Chancellor’s letter announcing the reopening of our middle schools for in-person learningon Thursday, February 25. Please review the letter as it includes important information on weekly COVID-19 testing and mandatory consent, changing your learning preference to fully remote, attendance, and travel guidelines. We will remain in contact with you as we have updates and important information to share during this re-opening process.

Below, you will find information about our Blended Learning Schedule. 

Blended Learning Schedule – Model 1A 

  • Cohort A will be in school on Tuesday and Thursday (green days) and learning from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. They will come to school on Alternate Mondays.  
  • Cohort B will be in school on Wednesdays and Fridays (peach days) and learning from home on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They will come to school on Alternate Mondays. 
  • Remote Students will participate in live instruction daily in alignment with DOE guidelines. They will follow their regular schedule. 

 

Week  

Monday  

Tuesday  

Wednesday  

Thursday  

Friday  

 

      Group A 

   Group A 

Group B 

Group A 

Group B 

 

Group B 

   Group A 

Group B 

Group A 

 Group  B

  • If you selected blended learning and would like to switch to fully remote learning, please complete this survey: https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference and also contact Principal De Los Santos at jdeloss@schools.nyc.gov.  
  • The school day is from 8:15 am to 1:45 pm.  Students may not be dropped up early and must be picked up promptly at the end of the school day.  

In celebration of Lunar New Year, there will be no school tomorrow, February 12, 2021. Happy Chinese New Year! 

School is closed for Mid-Winter Recess February 15-19th. Enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation!

All my best, 

Ms. De Los Santos

Judith De Los Santos-Pena

Principal

"Today's Scholars. Tomorrow's Leaders"

 Update for Middle School Families February 8 2021.pdf 

FEBRUARY/MARCH RETURN TO BLENDED LEARNING 2021

Sunday 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Saturday 

 

 

23. 

Reopening Meeting 

English:  

5 PM 

****** 

Reunión en Español: 

6 PM 

 

25. 

School for  

ALL  

Students. 

 

Group A 

    (in person) 

26. 

School for  

ALL  

Students. 

 

Group B 

  (in person) 

27. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28. 

 

End of February

 

 

 

 

 

March

1. 

School for ALL  

Students. 

 

Group A 

(in person) 

 

 

March 

2. 

School for ALL Students. 

 

Group A 

  (in person) 

 

March 

3. 

School for  

ALL 

 Students. 

 

Group B 

   (in person) 

 

 

March 

4. 

School for  

ALL  

Students. 

 

Group A 

    (in person) 

 

 

March 

5. 

School for  

ALL 

 Students. 

 

Group B 

   (in person) 

 

March 

6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  

School for  

ALL  

Students. 

 

Group B 

   (in person) 

 

9. 

School for ALL Students. 

 

Group A 

  (in person) 

10. 

School for  

ALL 

 Students. 

 

Group B 

   (in person) 

 

11. 

School for  

ALL  

Students. 

 

Group A 

    (in person) 

 

12. 

School for  

ALL 

 Students. 

 

Group B 

(in person) 

 

13. 

 

CHANCELLOR'S UPDATE FEBRUARY 2021

February 8, 2021

Dear Middle School Families,
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. I am writing to you today with an exciting update: we will be reopening our middle schools for in-person learning on Thursday, February 25.

Since the beginning of the school year, I have heard from many of you who are eager to have your child return to a physical classroom. We are pleased that we can now re-open our buildings to students in grades 6, 7, and 8 in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, while offering the educational experience of learning with our dedicated educators in person.

We have developed strong practices to help keep school communities healthy and safe, and to maximize in-person learning time for students learning in our buildings. Here is what you need to know about how your school will return to in-person learning:

Weekly COVID-19 Testing and Mandatory Consent

  • All schools will have 20% of students and staff randomly tested on a weekly basis.
  • All students who have not already done so are required to provide consent for testing by their first scheduled in-person learning day in order to learn in person.
  • Families are encouraged to submit consent through your NYC Schools Account at mystudent.nyc prior to their child’s first day of in-person learning

If you already have a NYCSA account linked to your student(s):

  • Log in, click your student’s name, click “Manage Account,” and then when a dropdown menu appears, click “Consent Forms.”
  • Read the page, and then choose the consent option at the end for your student.

If you do not already have a NYCSA account:

  • You can create one right away! If you have an account creation code from your school, you can create a full account in approximately five minutes, and then provide consent as described above.
  • If you do not have an account creation code from your school, you can still provide your consent right away by clicking “Manage Consent” under “COVID-19 Testing” and filling out your and your child’s information to provide consent.
  • You can also print and submit the form attached to this letter.
  • Students who do not submit consent will be immediately transitioned to fully remote learning.

Learning Preference & In-Person Schedule

Those of you who chose blended learning as your child’s learning preference, either prior to the beginning of the school year or during the November opt-in period, will soon be contacted by your child’s school with their new schedule.

If you previously selected blended learning but wish to stay fully remote, you may do so by changing your preference as soon as possible at https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference.

Attendance

Please note that students in blended learning are required to attend in-person on a consistent basis. Your school will reach out if your child is not attending in-person regularly, and will transition your child to fully remote learning if irregular in-person attendance continues. This will allow schools to maximize in-person instructional days for students who are attending in-person.

If You Travel

Please remember that students and staff who have recently traveled outside of New York to a place on the State’s travel advisory list must quarantine for 10 days, or test out of the 10-day quarantine based on the State’s guidance, which can be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.

No matter where your child is learning, we are committed to ensuring they receive a strong, supportive education. We know how important school is for your student, whether blended or remote—and our dedication to them remains unwavering during this challenging time.

Sincerely,
Richard A. Carranza
Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

Update for Middle School Families February 8 2021.pdf 

 32388-update-for-middle-school-families-february-8-2021-spanish.pdf 

NYCSA SCHOOLS ACCOUNT

Dear Parents, 

Did you know that you could track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? The NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) is an app that lets you see your student’s grades, attendance, fitness results, schedule, and more from anywhere and in all DOE languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu. 

You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes.  First, contact me, Evelyn Camacho-Moran, the Parent Coordinator at ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov. Contacting me via email is the easiest way to confirm your identity. Please include in your email, your child’s name and ossis id number, which can be found on any report card or progress report. If you do not have your child’s ossis id number please email me so that we might have a conversation

After you have emailed me, I will send you instructions and a creation code to login to your NYCSA account. 

Thank you, 

Evelyn Camacho-Moran 

Parent Coordinator The Mott Hall School/IS223  

ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov 

NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) es una aplicación que le permite ver las calificaciones Y MUCHO MAS

Queridos padres,

¿Sabía que puede realizar un seguimiento de la educación de su hijo en cualquier computadora, teléfono o tableta? NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) es una aplicación que le permite ver las calificaciones, asistencia, resultados de acondicionamiento físico, horarios de su estudiante y más desde cualquier lugar y en todos los idiomas del DOE: árabe, bengalí, chino, inglés, francés, criollo haitiano, coreano, Ruso, español y urdu.

Puede registrarse para obtener una cuenta ingresando algunos detalles básicos. Esto le permitirá comenzar a recibir notificaciones del DOE. Solo toma cinco minutos. Primero, comuníquese conmigo, Evelyn Camacho-Moran, la coordinadora de padres en ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov. Ponerse en contacto conmigo por correo electrónico es la forma más sencilla de confirmar su identidad. Incluya en su correo electrónico el nombre de su hijo y el número de identificación de ossis, que se pueden encontrar en cualquier boleta de calificaciones o informe de progreso. Si no tiene el número de identificación de ossis de su hijo, envíeme un correo electrónico para que podamos tener una conversación

Después de que me haya enviado un correo electrónico, le enviaré instrucciones y un código de creación para iniciar sesión en su cuenta de NYCSA.

Gracias,

Evelyn Camacho-Moran

Coordinador de padres The Mott Hall School / IS223

ecamachomoran2@schools.nyc.gov

THE MOTT HALL SCHOOL UNIFORM

UNIFORME DE LA ESCUELA MOTT HALL

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. 

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

Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal

jdeloss@schools.nyc.gov

 

Meet the Mott Hall Community