Parent Meeting Dates, QHSLS Remote Learning Block #6 Updates, and May Calendar

Virtual Parent Meeting: Monday, May 18, 2020 @ 6:30PM via Zoom. This meeting addresses the DOE’s new grading policy for Remote Learning. Slides in English, Chinese, and Spanish are here.

An updated FAQ (5/18/2020) for Remote Learning is located here.

College Application and Financial Aid Planning Virtual Parent Meeting, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 6:30PM. Junior parents should plan to attend this important meeting! Sign-up here. Sophomore and freshmen parents welcome. Simultaneous translation in Mandarin and Spanish will be provided.

Now that the DOE has approved the use of Zoom again, we will be meeting using this platform. Please download Zoom to your device.

Watch a short video message from Principal Lee, Ms. Zhao (中文, 2:36), and Ms. Umanzor (español, 4:42) to start this next block and the second half of Remote Learning!

May 2020 Calendar (updated 5/5/2020) Students, see due dates for assignments. Parents, see when grades will be updated in Pupilpath.

Updated Office Hours and Teacher Availability: Stay connected! Don’t hesitate to ask teachers and counselors for one-on-one or small group support.

If you need support with technology for Remote Learning, email with your issue.

NYC Food Assistance. Grab and Go meals are available for any NYC resident from 7:30AM-1:30PM. Flushing Campus is back as a distribution site! Please go to the Flushing HS student entrance off of Northern Blvd. Or, text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 or search here for locations near you. For support finding a food pantry near you or with food delivery, go here.

QHSLS RL #4 Begins and School Closure Announcement

As announced by Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Carranza, schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.

Please read Principal Lee’s letter regarding school closures here.

We’ve also compiled an FAQ here for students and families. (Updated 4/20/2020)

April/May Calendar (Updated 4/20/2020): We resume our regular posting of assignments at 9AM this block for all classes.

Hours of Availability for Teachers (Updated 4/20/2020)

On April 20th, we had virtual parent meetings in English, Chinese, and Spanish. Please see slides from the meeting here. (中文版 and Spanish translation included)

If you need support with technology for Remote Learning, email with your issue.

NYC Food Assistance. Grab and Go meals are available for any NYC resident from 7:30AM-1:30PM. Please note our Flushing campus is no longer a distribution site. Nearby locations in Flushing are P.S. 021 and P.S. 242. Or, text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 or search here for locations near you. For support finding a food pantry near you or with food delivery, go here.

From the NYCDOE: Letters from the Chancellor and DOE Resources for Learning at Home

QHSLS RL Block #3 Begins (Spring Break Updates)

Block #3 (Days 11-16) begins Wednesday, April 8th and ends Wednesday, April 15th. Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio announced last week that remote learning will continue over Spring Break. This means that teachers will be assigning work to complete. However, there will be a break! There will only be ONE assignment students will need to complete each day from 4/9-4/17.

We will also have optional “In This Together” Challenges and Journal Prompts that students can engage in, individually or together with their families. See the following calendar for details, and check school email daily for videos connected to these challenges. Share your pics by emailing or posting on Instagram with #QHSLSInThisTogether. (School Instagrams: QHSLSPRIDE and QHSLS.ART)

QHSLS April Remote Learning Calendar (updated 4/5/2020, English on p. 1-2, Chinese on p. 3-4) All assignments for Block #3 will be due Wednesday, April 15th. Block #4 begins on Friday, April 17th.

See this list of optional activities for additional ideas for what to do.

Please note these important updates:

Teachers will be using Google Meet/Hangouts or Microsoft Teams to meet with students remotely. The NYCDOE has determined that Zoom is no longer allowed for student use due to privacy concerns. Students should continue to check Google Classroom for meeting links or contact faculty to set up appointments.

Faculty Availability and Office Hours (updated 4/6/2020)

June Regents exams have been canceled. According to NYS Guidance, students will be granted exemptions from taking this exam ONLY IF the student has earned a credit for the course leading up to the exam. In addition, if a student has failed to earn this specific course credit, they can take the course this coming summer to receive this Regents exemption.

Chancellor’s Letter on Spring Break and Regents Exemptions (ALL)

Chancellor’s Letter for Regents Exemptions (For Seniors)

Translations of all NYCDOE letters can be found here.

Please note we will be communicating with our 12th grade students most affected by this new policy change. For our students in grades 9-11, be sure you are completing the work in all your classes in order to receive both credit for the class and the Regents exam exemption.

I’m also thrilled to share this stunning piece of artwork (blackout poetry, assigned by our visual arts teacher Ms. Gray) from our student Juntian Huang. His work is an inspiration for all during this time of crisis.