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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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  Dear Families,   While we can thankfully report that there have been no known cases of COVID-19 among our students and teachers so far this fall, there has been a sharp rise in cases throughout NYC.  As such and in keeping with our policies, we are switching to an all-remote learning model starting this Monday, November 16.     For Families Switching to Remote Learning: We are very sorry for the additional burden.  It is likely that all NYC schools will switch to all-remote sometime Read more...
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  Dear HA Families,   I hope you are safe and well as we continue to grapple with this fall's challenges.   The teachers and entire team at Harlem Academy are committed to 1) partnering with you, 2) delivering a challenging and engaging program, and 3) ensuring that nothing gets in the way of meeting our mission - to drive equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.   So the question today is - Read more...
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  Dear Families, I can't believe we are almost 3 weeks into our distance learning program.  It's not the trimester any of us would have imagined, but I am so proud of the way our students, teachers, parents, and support team have come together to continue realizing our mission to drive equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.   It certainly is a world that will continue to need an influx of Read more...
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  Dear HA Community,   Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. While this is a year unlike any we've seen before, we remain committed to the safety and well-being of your children, and are here to provide academic, social, and emotional support. You and your family may be experiencing a number of conflicting feelings with the beginning of the school year. We at HA are here to support you in this unique and potentially stressful time.    A few tips on providing support to your children: Read more...
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Dear HA Families,   I hope you had a safe, happy Thanksgiving.     Harlem Academy will stay with a fully-remote program until at least January 11. COVID positivity rates continue to be high in the neighborhoods where our students and teachers reside, and we are worried about additional exposure during the holidays.     We hope that a week of fully remote programming in January will allow for any needed post-holiday quarantining and testing so that anyone who wants to learn from school Read more...
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