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  Dear HA Families,   I hope this email finds you and your family healthy. With all the stress that both adults and children are feeling during these unprecedented times, I asked Emma Baber, our counselor, to share a few pointers:   Talk to Your Kids and Answer their Questions - Children typically worry about what's unknown; having information helps them feel safe. Speak to your kids in age appropriate ways, and encourage them to talk about their thoughts and worries. Answer their Read more...
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  Dear Families and Students, Congratulations for all your hard work (parents too!!) and achievement in the completion of Harlem Academy's 16th school year. Today is a special day, and I want to use these next paragraphs to share some details about what's going to happen and to thank the people on our outstanding team who are working tirelessly to make it happen. Really, graduation started last night with our ninth annual dinner (on Zoom). Kia Turner (our middle school English teacher) gave Read more...
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  Dear Families,   I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy, even finding some moments of joy during this challenging time.    Thanks to everyone for partnering in what appears to have been a mostly successful first week of distance learning. I am really proud of the way teachers and parents are coming together to ensure that our kids get live instruction, independent practice on IXL and other apps, plus lots of reading and writing (just like we always prioritize at HA). I also love Read more...
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  Dear HA Families, Ms. Davis and I hope you are having a safe and healthy summer, even finding moments of joy among the many challenges. The team is working hard to plan for a safe and productive school year.  We will not have a concrete plan to announce until the governor provides final guidance, which he says will come the first week of August.  However, we are using this email to update you on current thinking and seek your advice on how various options might best support your family’s Read more...
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  With the closure of NYC Public Schools, Harlem Academy launched its remote-learning program on April 2 when school resumed after spring break. While nothing can replace coming to Harlem Academy in person, our distance-learning program taps into the strong relationships that make our school so special. We've woven in lots of check-ins and office hours with teachers, advisors, administrators, and our school counselor. And we've set up times to gather and connect informally for chess, athletics Read more...
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  Dear Families, I hope you are staying safe and healthy, with as much opportunity as possible for the parts of summer that you typically enjoy. Our Fall Learning Plan: After consulting with families, teachers, and administrators, we have determined that the best way to ensure a safe and productive school program includes having as many students as possible learning from home this fall. This is a hard decision as we know it means the continuation of burdens on families that no one could have Read more...
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  Dear HA Community,  I hope you had a chance to read the email from Ms. Feliz over the weekend about steps we need to take related to the novel coronavirus and the flu in general; those practices are reposted at the bottom of this email for your review. In addition, we are going to make a switch for the time being to greeting each other with warm words and eye contact but without hugs or hand shakes.  I know this is hard because of our values and the way we connect with each other, but it' Read more...
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  Dear HA Families, First off, thanks to the 37 families who jumped in for our Zoom call today and to the 60 families who have already filled out our Fall Learning Survey.  My kids' public school in Washington Heights has over 700 students, and they still aren't getting that level of engagement! For everyone, I want to emphasize a couple of points that came up from our discussion about our fall program: All HA teachers will be providing online instruction for all students; this includes Read more...
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  Dear HA Families, Our school, much like our City, was quiet today after what was a challenging but strong week: School attendance was 90%, which was a perfect demonstration of your commitment to learning and respect for the prevention measures we were taking. Teachers were amazing in modelling our school creed and driving a joyful, productive school culture. Students were NOT shaking hands but were otherwise striving for academic growth and contributing in alignment with our four Read more...
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  Dear HA Families, It is hard to believe that we are less than two weeks away from the first day of school. Teachers and staff members have been working diligently to put together a well-thought-out remote learning plan. Below are some important dates and information to support a smooth transition back to distant learning. Important Dates:  Primary (1st & 2nd grade) Parent Meeting- Monday, August 24th, 7 pm (Parents/Caregivers Only) Middle (6th-8th grade) Family Meeting- Tuesday, August Read more...
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