Upcoming Events

  • Wear a Gold Shirt!

    To commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, we are asking all students and staff to wear a GOLD shirt.

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  • Indigenous People's Day - School Closed

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  • Election Day - Remote Learning

    Students do NOT attend school in-person.  Instead, they are required to log in to their Google Classrooms to complete work assigned by their teachers.

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  • Veteran's Day - School Closed

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  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Details will be provided as we get closer to this date.  Conferences will be held virtually.

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Announcements

  • Welcome Back

    Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,

    We are so happy to welcome you all back for what is surely going to be an amazing school year!  Just a few quick reminders:

    Each day before school, students are required to fill out their Health Screening Survey before they enter the building.

    6th graders enter & exit the building on Avenue K near East 29 Street.

    7th and 8th graders enter & exit the building on East 29 Street between Avenue K & Avenue L.

     

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  • Returning School-Issued Devices

    Dear Students & Parents/Guardians:

    This Friday, June 25, is the last day of the school year.  Any student who was issued a device (Chromebook, laptop, iPad, calculator, etc.) MUST return those devices to the school this week.  You may come in at any time during the school day on TUESDAY, JUNE 22 or THURSDAY, JUNE 24.  Thank you for your cooperation, and we hope you have a wonderful Summer break!

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  • Opt-In to State Exams

    Dear I.S. 381 families,
     
    Hope this message finds you well.
     
    This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline to sign up your child to participate in the upcoming NYS exams is Tuesday, April 13.  I ask that you please sign up your child by the deadline date so that we can appropriately prepare and create a testing schedule that ensures the health and safety of all our students.  Please find below and in the attached letter guidelines for signing up your child.
     
    Parents/guardians (remote and in-person students) interested in having their children participate in the NYS exams must complete the Google Form, no later than next Tuesday, April 13, by accessing the link below.  If you previously sent me an email that you want your child to participate, you do not need to complete the Google Form.
     
     
    If we do not hear back from you by Tuesday, April 13, your child will not participate in state testing.
     
    If you need any further information concerning the upcoming exams, please visit the 2021 Parent Guide , w​here you can find a list of frequently asked questions with responses.  Also, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
     
     
    Sincerely,
    Mrs. Victoria Hippolyte-Agard
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  • 10-Day Building Closure

    Due to two confirmed positive COVID-19 case in our school community, I.S. 381 will have a 10-DAY BUILDING CLOSURE from the date of the second positive test.

    Although the building is closed, all students will receive remote instruction and are expected to follow their normal schedule.

    As of right now, the building is scheduled to re-open for in-person learners on Monday, March 22.  If anything changes, you will receive another alert.  Please check your e-mail frequently or check www.is381.org for up-to-date news and information.

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  • I.S. 381 Building Closure - Friday, March 12

    Due to a second confirmed positive COVID-19 case in our school community, I.S. 381 will have a BUILDING CLOSURE on Friday, March 12.

    Although the building is closed, all students will receive remote instruction and are expected to follow their normal schedule.

    As of right now, the building is scheduled to re-open for in-person learners on Monday, March 15.  If anything changes, you will receive another alert.  Please check your e-mail frequently or check www.is381.org for up-to-date news and information.

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  • Update - Week of March 8

    Dear I.S. 381 Parents,
     
    March is March "Mathness":  A selection of Mathematics-related activities will be offered throughout the month of March.  The "Problem of the Day" and "Guesstimate Activity" will be posted on Grade-specific Homeroom Google Classrooms.  On March 9th, Round 1 of the Math Bee will take place during Math classes.
     
    Monday, March 8th: Mid-Winter "Check-In" with the Superintendent: Superintendent Julia Bove is hosting a Mid-Winter "Check-In" to answer your questions and hear your concerns.  Feel free to join at 7:00 PM by visiting Check-In with the Superintendent.
     
    Tuesday, March 9th: Math and Science Benchmark Assessments  
    Math:                         8:45-10:45AM (8:30-8:45- reading directions instructions)
    Duty-Free Lunch:     10:30-11:45AM  
    Science:                   11:45-1:45PM  (11:30-11:45- reading of directions/instructions)
     
     
    On testing days, in-person students must bring a fully charged laptop and charger, as they will be testing for the whole day.  Students will have opportunity to charge their devices if needed during their duty-free lunch period from 10:45-11:30AM.  For morning exams students will report to their first period class, where they will be provided with directions for taking their assigned benchmark.  For the afternoon exams students will report to their fifth period class. 
     
    Thursday, Marcy 11th: Parent Teacher Conferences:  Middle School Afternoon and Evening Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for Thursday, March 11 and will be held virtually.  Please be advised that it will be a half day of instruction for students.  Students' instructional day will end third period at 10:46AM. 
     
    Afternoon Conferences will be held from 12:00-2:20PM.  Evening Conferences  will be held from 4:30-7:00PM.

    ​​Mr. Lawler and I will be available during Parent Teacher Conference to speak to any parent and/or guardian if they have any questions and/or concerns.  You can join us at Administration Conference, or by phone at (508) 834-8006 and enter PIN # 741 226 033#.

     
     
     
     
    Friday, March 12th: Honor Roll Ceremony:  Our Second Quarter Honor Roll Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 12th from 9:30-10:45AM.  The ceremony will be virtual.  Parents and/or guardians whose children attained Honor Roll are welcome to attend.  Please join us at Honor Roll Ceremony or via phone by calling (720) 739-2990 and entering PIN # 755 247 740#.
     
     
     
     
     
    NY Edge Afterschool Program: Parents of in-person students interested in joining the on-site afterschool must email completed application this week to Program Coordinator, Ms. Thomas.  The application can be filled out directly on your device, and is available in both English and Spanish.
     
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Victoria Hippolyte-Agard
    Principal
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  • Mid-Winter Recess and School Reopening

    Dear I.S. 381 Families,
     
    Hope this message finds your well.
     
    School Updates/Reminders:
     
    1) Tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, will be the last instructional day of school for this week.  Midwinter Recess will begin on Friday, February 12 through Friday, February 19. Students will resume school on Monday, February 22.

    2) As many of you already know from the media and my last email, in-person learning will resume for BLENDED students on Thursday, February 25.  Plans for resuming in-person learning will be shared with blended families shortly. 

    As per the Chancellor: "Please note at this time, there will not be an additional opportunity this school year for families to opt into blended learning. If a family did not choose blended learning during one of the previous opt-in periods in summer 2020 and in November 2020, at this time, their student(s) will remain in remote learning. We will continue to closely follow public health conditions and the potential for any future opt-in periods will be guided by those standards."

    However, families with children on blended learning can still opt into fully remote learning if they wish.  You can opt your child into fully remote by completing the Learning Preference Survey using the link below:

    https://www.nycenet.edu/surveys/learningpreference.  If you are having difficulties completing this form online, call 311. 

     
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
     

    Sincerely,

     
    Mrs. Victoria Hippolyte-Agard

    Principal

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  • Update - Middle Schools Reopening

    Dear I.S. 381 Families,

    Please see the letter below from Chancellor Carranza regarding middle school reopening for in-person learning.  Translations of the family letter will be available as soon as possible.
     
    Middle Schools are scheduled to resume in-person learning for blended learners on Thursday, February 25. 

    It is critical that all blended students have a completed COVID-19 Testing Consent Form on school file. Families who have not completed a COVID-19 Testing Consent Form are urged to do so immediately using one of the following methods: 

    1)Complete a COVID-19 Testing Consent Form and email to SLopez35@schools.nyc.gov   

    2)Complete using your NYC Schools Account (instructions can be found in the letter below)

    Sincerely,
    Ms. Agard
    Principal

     

    MESSAGE FROM CHANCELLOR CARRANZA:

    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.
    * 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 Learning Preference Survey.

    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 Travel Advisory.

    * DOE students continue to have access to priority testing at H+H sites across the city; a list of sites can
    be found here: Covid-19 Testing Sites.

    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

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  • Updates - January 25

    Dear I.S. 381 School Family,
     
    Hope you had a blessed and enjoyable weekend with your families.
     
    Just a few reminders for this upcoming week:
     
    1) The Second Marking Period ends this Friday, January 29th.  Please review with your children their assignments on Google Classroom and ensure that all their assignments are completed and submitted.  Report cards are scheduled to be released the day before our Mid-winter Recess (further details follow).  
     
    2) NYC Schools Account (NYCSA): Parents who have not created a NYC Schools Account, we have been calling and encouraging you to complete an account.  It is critical that you do so, as this is how you will be able to access pertinent information regarding your child's education, such as report card grades, attendance etc.  If you need information on creating your NYCSA please reach out to me or our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Turmer at MTurner3@schools.nyc.gov.  We would be more than happy to assist you.
     
    3) SHSAT Administration is scheduled for this week.   Eighth Graders who were registered for the exam by their families will be coming to seat for the SHSAT exam in the building on the test administration date, Wednesday, January 27th.  Best of luck to all of our students who are taking this exam.
     
    4) ELA & Math Afterschool Attendance: If your child is registered for the ELA and Math Afterschool Program, please ensure that they are attending regularly, and not choosing the days or subject for attendance.  The program is a four-day weekly session- Mondays and Wednesdays for ELA, and Tuesdays and Thursdays for Math.  

    Have a blessed week.  Be safe.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Mrs. Victoria Hippolyte-Agard
    Principal
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  • 2nd Marking Period Ending, Promotion in Doubt Letters

    Dear I.S. 381 School Family,
     
    Hope everyone got an opportunity to view today's historic Presidential Inauguration. What a day.....a powerful speech by our President on democracy and national unity, swearing in of our first ever woman Vice President and woman of color!  The words and rhymes of the young, Amanda Gorman, our nation's first national youth poet laureate, ringed with words of reason beyond her age as she recited, The Hill We Climb.  What a day.....!
     
    Just a few reminders:
     
    1) The second marking period will end next Friday, January 29th.  Report cards will be released just before we go on our Mid-winter Recess in February.  Further information to follow.
     
    2) Promotion-in-doubt letters will be emailed to families between 02/01-02/11.  Promotion-in-doubt will be based on a holistic approach taking into account student grades, participation and attendance in the 2019-20 School Year and the first half of 2020-21 School Year. 
     
     
    Be safe.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Mrs. Victoria Hippolyte-Agard

    Principal

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