Please see below for important updates around coronavirus and the closure of our school building. Get information on our scholars’ remote education during the closing of our school building. Remote education using our online tools will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
UPDATED September 22nd, 2020
Announcement Regarding 20-21 Spring Break
Dear DPEM Families,
We’ve been so inspired and energized by the start of our school year, especially by our scholars and the enthusiasm they have brought to their classes so far.
We’re writing to inform you of an update to our SY 20-21 calendar. As you may know, the NYC DOE just released their SY 20-21 calendar. After reviewing their calendar, we have decided to shift our Spring Break to align with the NYC DOE, and will therefore be holding Spring Break during the week of March 29th. Aligning our spring break week with the DOEs will allow for smoother provision of DOE-based services such as busing and meals. We also know that some of you have scholars who attend NYC DOE schools, so we hope that this shift will be helpful so that your children all have spring break at the same time.
Of course, if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at my contact information below.
Thank you for all that you do.
Estimadas familias de DPEM,
Estamos muy inspirados y llenos de energía por el comienzo de nuestro año escolar, especialmente por nuestros estudiantes y el entusiasmo que han traído a sus clases hasta ahora.
Le escribimos para informarle de una actualización de nuestro calendario SY 20-21. Como sabrá, el NYC DOE acaba de publicar su calendario SY 20-21. Después de revisar su calendario, hemos decidido cambiar nuestras vacaciones de primavera para alinearnos con el NYC DOE y, por lo tanto, celebraremos las vacaciones de primavera durante la semana del 29 de marzo. La alineación de nuestra semana de vacaciones de primavera con la del DOE permitirá una prestación más fluida de los servicios basados ??en el DOE, como transporte y comidas. También sabemos que algunos de ustedes tienen académicos que asisten a las escuelas del DOE de la Ciudad de Nueva York, por lo que esperamos que este cambio sea útil para que todos sus hijos tengan las vacaciones de primavera al mismo tiempo.
Por supuesto, si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse conmigo en mi información de contacto a continuación.
Gracias por todo lo que haces.
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– If your scholar has tutoring.
– Your scholar’s tutoring schedule.
UPDATED September 7, 2020
- [first name].[last name]@scholar.democracyprep.org (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Default passwords are dpscholar
- If you’ve forgotten your password, we can reset it for you!
- Check out these Chromebook directions for simple login techniques: http://bit.ly/34FwBUI
- If you have a personal computer/laptop/tablet, log onto Clever.com using your scholar email and password.
UPDATED September 3, 2020
If you missed out Q&A last night:
– Here’s the video recording: bit.ly/32Wb8Er
– Here are the slides: bit.ly/351MGED
UPDATED September 2, 2020
Prior to Prep Academy at 945AM, click this link for Chromebook login directions: http://bit.ly/34FwBUI
UPDATED September 2, 2020
Dear NY Families,We know you may have seen Mayor De Blasio’s announcement about pushing back the start of school for all NYC DOE schools until September 21st. This shift has no impact on Democracy Prep and our virtual launch date. We will still be launching our virtual classes on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and we still plan to launch our hybrid model with in-person instruction 2 days per week (potentially more for scholars in need of significant academic support) on Monday, October 19, 2020.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 positivity rates and family and scholar concerns in the coming weeks and will keep you abreast of any new developments.
Additionally, our centralized Chromebook distribution event scheduled for tomorrow is going to be postponed due to extremely high demand. We ask that if your scholar still needs a Chromebook that you contact your schools Operations Manager so they can coordinate with you to pick up a Chromebook as soon as possible so that we can ensure that your scholar is prepared for the start of school.
Thank you so much for your continued partnership. We are so excited to launch a new school year, despite challenges related to this virus. We can’t wait to greet you on social media, in a Zoom Town Hall, or in person at your child’s campus real soon!
UPDATED September 1, 2020
- Go to clever.com/in/dpps. If you have a DPPS Chromebook, you will be automatically directed to this page when you log into your computer and can skip to the last step.
- Log in using your DP Scholar Account [first name].[last name]@scholar.democracyprep.org
- Default passwords is: dpscholar
- Click on the teacher’s page list below to access your Prep Academy Zoom room.
UPDATED August 27, 2020
Please click the following link to view a recording of last-night’s DPEMS 20-21 Family Orientation: bit.ly/3gGQ9ux
If you want to learn more, here are a few resources we have found helpful:
Scholar Daily Health Screening Questionnaire (Spanish)
NYC Department of Health Guidance Sheet for Schools and Families
The links below provide resources, printable materials, and lesson plans regarding hand-washing and fostering empathy and countering biased responses regarding the coronavirus.
Hand Washing and Flu Prevention Material: