NYC Schools Transition to Fully Remote
Effective Thursday, November 19, 2020, all NYC DOE Schools will transition to fully remote learning. Teachers of blended classes will update their Google Classrooms to include the updated remote learning meeting time. All fully remote classes will continue as scheduled.
As soon as schools are deemed safe to open, we will transition back to the building. All updates will be shared with students and families.
Welcome to our COVID response page.
Below you will find all the critical information about how Renaissance High School is responding to the Corona Virus Pandemic. All decisions made by Renaissance are based on Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State (NYS) and New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) guidelines.
Our priority is ensuring that we do everything possible to ensure the safety of our staff, students, and families.
Please check back regularly as we will continue to update this information as conditions change.
NYC DOE Updates
Return to School 2020-21
Learn how the NYC Department of Education is preparing for the return to school amidst the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Fall 2020 Learning Preference
Please complete the survey here to indicate your plans for Fall 2020. Options are full time remote learning or blended learning (some days remote and some days in person).
Covid Health Screening Questionaire
Every student should complete this health screening on a daily basis before coming to the building.
Students should be able to present their Clearance badge each day. If a student has not been cleared, you MUST keep them home for the safety of them and others.
Week A & Week B Schedule- Downloadable
Download a copy Week A vs Week B Schedule for September 2020-December 2020. Please reference this to determine if your child should attend in person or participate in remote learning for any school day from September through December.
Week A & Week B Schedule
Safety Measures Implemented at RHS
The safety of both students, staff and the entire RHS community are our #1 priority at this time. We will be implementing the following safety policies to ensure the entire RHS family remains as safe as possible:
- Everyone will be required to wear masks while in the building. Masks will be allowed to be removed to eat or drink.
- Social distancing (6 ft. apart) will be practiced. Halls and stairs will be setup for one way direction of traffic.
- Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the school building.
- Students will remain in one classroom throughout the day with the same small group of students. Staff will travel to the classrooms.
- We will have an isolation room where students exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 will remain until a family member is able to pick them up.
- Visitors will be limited in the building.
NYC Guidance Around Safety Measures
The health of staff, students and their families is a priority for Renaissance. We will be following these health and safety measures to ensure all Renaissance community members' health remains a priority.
Technology: Getting a Device
Guide for Families to Cope with Corona Virus
Complete this Technology Help Desk Ticket for Families who are having difficulty with their device.
Help Desk Phone Line: 718-935-5100
(Submitting a Help Desk Ticket provides service as quickly as when you call the support line.)
Tips for Successful Learning at Home
At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. The expectations below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load.
- Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and the school supplies they need. Try to remove distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning.
- Your child may benefit from focusing on a limited number of subjects each day. For example, if they are working at home Monday-Wednesday-Friday, they may want to work on science and math on Mondays, Social Studies and ELA on Wednesdays and use Fridays to catch up on any assignments not yet completed.
- Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- No one will be turned away at any time
- All adults and children can pick up multiple meals at one time
- Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites
Help for Families
We know that many families are struggling during this time, and we are here to help.
- We are providing breakfast and lunch to all students during in-school days. Students and families needing additional food support may pick up free meals through the Free Meal Hub Program.
- Our school staff is available for virtual meetings. They can also connect your family with community resources to help you.
- There are many community resources available for families who need help with housing support, utlities, mental health services, crisis services, and other supports during this time. Use the quick links to the right to connect with some community resources.