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  Dear HA Families,   I want to start by saying how proud I am of our teachers, students, and parents for all your resilience, collaboration, hard work, and achievement through the winter trimester.  Essays, poetry, great books, math competitions, science experiments, mindfulness practices, and engaged participation in classes every day... it's really just amazing!   We have to remain vigilant in our pandemic response and will continue with our remote program with most students learning Read more...
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  Dear Families,   First off, I appreciate the way everyone is continuing to practice good flu prevention measures and listening to facts over responding to fear related to the novel coronavirus.   We are teaching a couple of habits on which we could use your help with reminders and emphasis at home:   Greetings: Instead of handshakes and hugs, we are greeting each other with a kind word, eye contact, and maybe an elbow touch (but no contact more than that). Hand washing: We have Read more...
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  Dear HA Families,   First off, thanks to all of you, as well as to all of our students and teachers, for ongoing partnership as we work through the challenges and uncertainties related to the novel coronavirus.   Everyone is doing a great job of staying vigilant in our prevention habits, responding to facts instead of fears, and attending to the children's academic and holistic needs.   We have no plans to close the school at this time but want to be prepared for our students’ learning Read more...
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Harlem Academy's guiding principles are a written articulation of the values that have helped the school to achieve its strong results to date and will help us to become even stronger going forward. These principles are posted throughout the school and infused into every aspect of our work. Model: We live the school pillars and creed knowing that we create a powerful lever for change when we model the habits we seek to develop in our students and commit to working with common purpose toward Read more...
  Dear Families,   What an unusual weekend. My church was about half-filled on Sunday. Folks were definitely trying their best to live a facts-over-fear lifestyle, but it's not easy. Of course, we were doing all the head things: washing hands w/ soap for 20 seconds, staying home if sick, not touching face (which is very hard), avoiding dense crowds as able, and more washing hands with soap for 20 seconds!   However, it's the heart things that seem tougher. The church service just didn't Read more...
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  Dear Families,   Given the continued evolution of the novel coronavirus and the need to plan for a variety of potential responses in the future, Harlem Academy will be closed for students tomorrow (Friday, March 13). Please note - this decision is not based on any information specific to the HA community but based on facts from around the city and more broadly. On a side note and unfortunately, this also means that our planned skating party (so kindly set up by Ms. Aponte, fifth grade Read more...
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