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Back to School 2021
We are planning for and expecting all scholars to be fully in person on the first day of school Monday, August 30th, 2021.
Stay up-to-date by checking the HPM Coronavirus Updates & Info page
School including Prep academy starts on Monday, August 30th, 2021
DP will assign a chromebook to each scholar that will live in the classroom.
Updates to Uniform Policy
Our priority is to ensure that our scholars have flexibility to our uniform while maintaining a sense of professionalism.
The full policy can be viewed HERE.
Branded and non-branded uniform items can be purchased through the Ideal Uniform Store: online HERE, by phone @ 516.354.8255, pop up shop or school event.
Non-branded slacks, slack shorts, skirts, skorts, gym shorts and gym sweatpants can be purchased through vendors of your choosing as long as they meet the school requirements.
- Short or long sleeved navy blue polo shirt.
- DP oxford button up shirt with shirt tucked in and solid black belt
- Long or short Gray slacks / skirts
- Skirts and shorts no shorter than 2 inches above the knee
- Navy blue t-shirt or sweatshirt with DPPS logo
- Solid navy or gray shorts or sweatpants
- Athletic shoes must be worn
- Any color, flat-sole, closed-toe, and closed heel shoes
- Any DPPS branded outerwear is okay in the classroom
- Other outerwear must be taken off in class
- All hoods are down regardless of brand
For login assistance please contact your scholar’s advisor. Please find all staff contact information HERE.
SOCIAL WORK & MENTAL HEALTH
Our social workers have put together some useful resources including important mental health info HERE.
INFO & RESOURCES
Please find information around medical testing, NYC coronavirus updates, and other resources HERE.
REMOTE LEARNING TUTORIALS
We know that the transition to remote learning can be difficult. We have put together some useful tutorials and guides for navigating logging in and accessing the remote learning systems scholars need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your scholar’s advisor if you are still having issues.
- Guide to accessing online platforms (Clever & Zoom)
- Video tutorial on logging in using the new Chromebook login screen
- Video Tutorial on how to access Zoom through Clever
- Video tutorial on accessing assignments in Google Classroom
- Video tutorial on assignments in Google Classroom: Turn In vs Mark as Done
- Video Tutorial on How To Download eBooks for DEAR with SimplyE from NYPL
Clever provides access to many online learning tools including Google Classroom, Edulastic, and more. Start by logging in with the scholar’s DP email and password. If your child is having trouble logging in, please contact your scholar’s advisor directly (see link above).
Scholars and families can log in to Jupiter Ed with their own log-in information. Scholars’ grades will continue to be updated here regularly with at least two grades per week. If you or your scholar is unable to log in, please contact your scholar’s advisor or complete a support request HERE.
INDEPENDENT READING RESOURCES
During remote instruction, scholars should be reading daily for at least 45 minutes. We are continuing to push scholars to meet their word count goals as measured by Accelerated Reader. Scholars can take quizzes any time on the Accelerated Reader website (see above). Please see below for some resources for accessing digital books.
SimplyE is The New York Public Library’s free e-reader app that makes it easy to borrow e-books. It is available on the App Store or Google Play. Apply for a library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources available from home during our period of closure.
Epic! is the only all-you-can-read eBook library for middle and elementary school students with unlimited access to over 10000 high-quality kids books, many of which have quizzes on AR. Scholars can log in via Clever or by clicking the link below. Note, if scholars are asked for a class code, they should use: hme0286
Scholars can instantly stream a collection of stories from Amazon’s Audbile, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
LINK TO AUDIBLE
Newsela is a great platform with news articles on a variety of topics with comprehension quizzes. Daily assignments may be given through Newsela.com. Scholars can access Newsela through their Clever portal.
Please see below for a list of other helpful educational resources that are free for families to help support your scholar while school is closed. We encourage families to leverage the resources below to supplement remote learning instruction while our school is closed for your HPM scholars as well as other children at home.
IXL Learning is a great platform scholars are familiar with and have used at school. Scholars can log in to IXL through the Clever portal and practice ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies standards. Please reach out to your scholars’ teachers for specific standards to focus on.
SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME
Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school. Families are encouraged to explore this resource.
iCivics provides educational online games aimed at encouraging students to become active citizens. The mission of iCivics is to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education. Scholars can access iCivics through their Clever portal.
Quill has a number of online apps that teach writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills to students. Students using Quill learn English grammar and vocabulary by fixing sentences, proofreading passages, and collaboratively writing passages.
Seterra includes fun quizzes that help familiarize you with countries, capital cities, flags, rivers, lakes, and notable geological features. Learn geography the easy way!
CS FIRST: CODE WITH GOOGLE
This is a great educational resource to get your scholar some experience with computer science and coding. This is a free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn.