UPDATE: 04/02/2020 SCHOOL CLOSED: Through April 15th.  Please see UPDATED message below

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EXTENDED SCHOOL CLOSURE

UPDATE: 4/2/2020

Per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, The Hallen School will continue to be closed through April 15th. We also received guidance from the State Education Department mandating that all schools are required to continue remote learning through any scheduled break. Consequently, we will not have our spring recess as scheduled.  Remote learning will resume on days we were originally scheduled to be on recess; from Friday, April 10th- Wednesday, April 15th.

We recognize and respect that families may be observing religious holidays that fall within this week. Students will NOT be required to engage in remote learning if observing a religious holiday. Please let your child’s teacher know if this is the case.

You will be promptly notified of any updates regarding remote learning or school closure beyond April 15th.

 

Note: Please see updated CONTINUITY OF LEARNING PLAN, below.

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Smith, M.S.T., M.S. Ed.
Principal

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UPDATE: 03/17/2020

THE HALLEN SCHOOL - 97 Centre Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

Stephanie Smith - Principal

Kim Bartolomucci - Assistant Principal / Sergio Dávila - Assistant Principal

 

Good afternoon:

 

Per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, The Hallen School will now be CLOSED through Wednesday, April 1st.  We will update you if we need to extend this school closure.

 

Below, please find our school’s updated Continuity of Learning Plan, which now includes information about meals for students.

 

 

CONTINUITY OF LEARNING PLAN

 

Overview:

The Hallen School’s Continuity of Learning Plan provides school work, home
activities, resources, support and access to learning plans for all students enrolled at The Hallen School. The plan is aligned to the curricular goals and students’ IEP goals and objectives. The initial plan provided students with academic work to cover 2 weeks in preparation of a school closure. Packets were prepared by teachers in all core areas including, but not limited to, ELA,
math, social studies and science. The continuity of learning plan is in place in anticipation of an extended school closure beyond our initial 2 week learning plan. Please be assured that the administration and all staff are working together to best serve each and every student as we prepare for a potential extended school closure.

 

Communication:

In the event of an extended closure, teachers and related service providers
will be checking in with students and parents/guardians via email and/or phone and will be corresponding with students regarding questions and concerns or to assist with assignments.

 

ClassDojo:

Teachers and providers will send assignments, updates and resources on
ClassDojo. Parents/guardians will be invited to join the class to receive assignments if they have not already joined the class for the 19-20 school year.

 

Related Services:

If a student is entitled to receive related services (counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech & language therapy), they will continue learning and communicating through ClassDojo, email and/or instructional phone calls based on accessibility and appropriateness.

 

Physical Education (PE):

PE teachers will post weekly activities for students on ClassDojo.
Students will be engaged in exercise that can be done in the comfort of one’s home

 

Accountability:

Teachers and providers will log all communication using the contact log IEP Direct. Logging all contacts made will assist when administration collects and reviews accountability data. More guidance from will be given regarding the provision and documentation of related services.

 

Confidentiality:

The Hallen School staff will continue to abide by all state and federal regulations pertaining to the confidentiality of students including, but not limited to, FERPA and IDEA for the duration of thus continuity plan.

 

Meals:

Any student can receive grab-and-go school meals (breakfast and lunch) at the entrance of any school building from 7:30am-1:30pm. Families outside of NYC will be directed to meal distribution centers in their community.

 

Program Plan

Lower School & Middle School Program

 

Teachers and providers will post daily assignments, resources and links on
ClassDojo as the main platform for remote learning. Instruction and services
will take place during regular school hours. Assistant Principal Bartolomucci
will be assisting teachers in these programs with remote learning planning
resources for students.

 

High School Program

Teachers and providers will post daily assignments, resources and links on
ClassDojo as the main platform for remote learning. Instruction and services
will take place during regular school hours. Assistant Principal Davila will be
assisting teachers in these programs with remote learning planning resources for students.

THE HALLEN SCHOOL
Continuity of Learning Plan

Updated 3-23-20

Enroll Today

At its capacity, the school enrolls 320 students. Admission is based on established criteria to allow for maximum effective and efficient school programs designed to address the needs of the students.

Go Further

Students are able to graduate from the Hallen School with a Regents diploma or Local diploma as well as Career Development an Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential or Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential based on their individual goals.