Updated Schedule for Remote Learning (11/30)

Following our fall parent-teacher conferences and all NYC schools going 100% remote, we have been examining our current learning plan looking for opportunities to increase support and connections with our students. As a result, we will be making two changes to our learning plan starting Monday, November 30th:

  1. Mondays will no longer be 100% asynchronous. Instead, Mondays will alternate synchronous and asynchronous learning each week depending on your grade (see this calendar). On synchronous Mondays, students will have 30-minute synchronous sessions for each of their classes.
  2. Office hours will be offered every asynchronous day on a clear schedule. Office hours will follow the same Monday 30-minute synchronous schedule (see the schedule here). Parents will be able to monitor if their student is attending office hours by checking student attendance in Pupilpath on asynchronous days (students will be marked P for any office hours they attend).

There are several key benefits that result from these changes:

  • Students will receive more synchronous instruction in each of their classes every other week
  • More regular office hours will give students increased support and allow teachers to better monitor and follow-up with students in need
  • Tuesday-Friday class schedules remain unchanged. The only change is the new office hours schedule on asynchronous days.

Important Note: We still do not have any word from the Department of Education on when in-person instruction for Blended Learning/SCO. Once we know when that will happen, we will adjust our plan to address the needs of our in-person students. 

  • If we return to in-person learning on Monday, 11/30, 12th grade students will report in-person. Then, the rotation of grades Tuesday-Friday will resume.

As infection rates rise across the city, please remember to keep you and your families safe by maintaining precautionary measures: wear a mask, socially distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Communication continues to be key as we get through this difficult time as a school community. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions. We are in this together, always.

Sincerely, Principal Melanie Lee

Transition to 100% Remote Learning for All Students

Dear QHSLS Students and Families,

As of 2:30PM today, the Chancellor has announced that the entire NYC school system will be moving to 100% Remote Learning for 100% of students beginning tomorrow, November 19, 2020. Blended Learning students should plan to learn from home and will no longer report to school until further notice. 

This transition is temporary. The DOE will continue to monitor infection rates and will determine a re-opening date when the infection rate once again falls below 3%.

A few important notes for the QHSLS community:

  • We are prepared for this transition. Students should continue to attend their crew meetings tomorrow morning at 8:30AM. As a reminder, subject area teachers will now be posting asynchronous assignments and offering office hours instead of HUM/STEAM block lessons. Students should refer to the sample schedules here.
  • Tonight is our November PTA meeting at 6:30PM via Zoom. We encourage all families to attend. I will be there to provide updates and answer questions. The link will be sent out to all students and families 10 minutes before the meeting.
  • Devices are still available. If you need to pick up a computer or iPad, we can still accommodate you. Please send us an email at info@qhsls.org.  

As infection rates rise across the city, please remember to keep you and your families safe by maintaining precautionary measures: wear a mask, socially distance, and wash your hands frequently.

Communication continues to be key as we get through this difficult time as a school community. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions. We are in this together, always.

Sincerely, Melanie Lee, Principal

Blended Learning Opt in Window and Other Updates

The DOE Blended Opt in Window is NOW OPEN through November 15. Students who are currently enrolled in 100% REMOTE ONLY instruction will have the opportunity to switch to in-person blended learning from November 2 to November 15 using the following link

Please note that the Department of Education has recently announced that this window from November 2nd-15th will be the ONLY time to opt into blended learning for the rest of the school year. Students who switch to blended learning may begin their new schedule the week of November 30. 

If you and your child choose to opt in for blended learning, please complete the DOE survey using the link above and email info@qhsls.org to confirm. We will then follow up with you individually regarding your child’s start date for blended learning.

If you have difficulties completing the form online, please email Ms. Huang at shuang@qhsls.org 

Also find our Monday night’s parent meeting notes here to learn more about other updates. A recording of Monday night’s meeting is also available here