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  

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 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 

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

Blended Learning Opt In Window

Families who have previously chosen remote only learning will have the opportunity to opt into blended learning.

To help our families understand what’s next, we will have a meeting on:

Monday, 11/9/2020 at 6:30PM

Please sign-up here for this meeting. Chinese and Spanish translation available.

The Zoom link will be sent 10 minutes before the meeting.