Remote Education at DPEMS
This page includes information on our scholars and remote education during the closing of DPEMS. En español, click HERE.
Remote education using our online tools starts Tuesday, September 8th, 2020. Scholars need access to a computer with a keyboard. You can stay up-to-date by checking the DPEM Coronavirus Updates & Info page below as well as our Facebook page or our Instagram page.
Scholars are expected to log in each day by 8:45 AM to morning advisory and follow their assigned schedule throughout the day. Please find the apps that scholars will need in blue below as well as some additional resources we have put together to supplement your scholar’s learning. Additionally, if you are having issues with your computer, internet, or one of the platforms below, please complete a support request HERE and someone from our Operations team will reach out to you within 24 hours.
Hybrid learning will start Monday, October 19th, 2020. For scholars attending school in-person instruction, they will be required to bring a completed copy of health screening questionnaire below to school each day.
For login assistance please contact your scholar’s homeroom teacher. Please find all staff contact information HERE.
SOCIAL WORK & MENTAL HEALTH
Our Scholar Support Team has put together a form for scholars to reach out with concerns or request a check in HERE.INFO
Please find information around medical testing, NYC coronavirus updates, internet service and other resources HERE.
REMOTE LEARNING TUTORIALS
We know that the transition to remote learning can be difficult. We have gathered together some useful tutorials and guides for navigating logging in and accessing the remote learning systems scholars need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to your scholar’s advisor if you are still having issues.
- ENGLISH: Guide to accessing online platforms (Clever & Zoom)
- SPANISH: Guide to accessing online platforms (Clever & Zoom)
- Video tutorial on logging in using the new Chromebook login screen
- Video tutorial on how to access Zoom through Clever
- Video tutorial on accessing assignments in Google Classroom
- Video tutorial on assignments in Google Classroom: Turn In vs Mark as Done
- Video Tutorial on How To Download eBooks for DEAR with SimplyE from NYPL
- Guide to logging into Epic! Books
Please find your scholar’s schedule below. The schedules are organized by grade and advisory.
KEY ONLINE PLATFORMS
Please find the key platforms scholars need to access for remote & hybrid learning.
Clever provides access to many online learning tools including Google Classroom, Edulastic, and more. Start by logging in with the scholar’s DP email and password. If your child is having trouble logging in, please contact your scholar’s advisor directly or complete a support request HERE.
Scholars and families can log in to Jupiter Ed with their own log-in information. Scholars’ grades will continue to be updated here regularly with at least two grades per week. If you or your scholar is unable to log in, please contact your scholar’s advisor or complete a support request HERE.
Scholars can take quizzes on books that they finish to add to their overall word count as part of their word count goal for the year. Click HERE for a guide on how to take an AR quiz. If they forgot their password, scholars can enter their scholar email address and it should be sent to them.
INDEPENDENT READING RESOURCES
During virtual and hybrid learning, scholars should be reading daily for at least 30 minutes. We are continuing to push scholars to meet their word count goals as measured by Accelerated Reader. Scholars can take quizzes any time on the Accelerated Reader website (see above).
SimplyE is The New York Public Library’s free e-reader app that makes it easy to borrow e-books. It is available on the App Store or Google Play. Apply for a library card through SimplyE to gain access to an array of digital resources available from home during our period of closure.
OPEN EBOOKS APP
Open eBooks is an app provided that provides free access to a variety of eBooks for all ages. It is available on the App Store or Google Play. Please see the link below for directions on downloading. Once you install the app on your mobile device, scholars should log in using Clever.
NewsELA is a great platform with news articles on a variety of topics with comprehension quizzes. Daily assignments may be given through NewsELA.com. Scholars are encourage to explore to stay up to date on recent events. They can access this through Clever.
AUDIBLE BY AMAZON
Scholars can instantly stream a collection of stories from Amazon’s Audible, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Epic! is the only all-you-can-read eBook library for middle and elementary school students with unlimited access to over 10000 high-quality kids books, many of which have quizzes on AR. Scholars can log in via Clever or by clicking the link below. Note, if scholars are asked for a class code, they should use: uku2904
Please see below for a list of other helpful educational resources that are free for families to help support your scholar while school is closed. We encourage families to leverage the resources below to supplement remote learning instruction while our school is closed.
IXL is a great platform scholars are familiar with and have used at school. Scholars can log in to IXL through the Clever portal and practice ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies standards. Please reach out to your scholars’ teachers for specific standards to focus on.
iCivics provides educational online games aimed at encouraging students to become active citizens. The mission of iCivics is to ensure every student in America receives a quality and engaging civic education. Scholars can access iCivics through their Clever portal.
Khan Academy is a great resource for scholars looking for supplementary video lessons on a variety of contents. Scholars can log in using their Democracy Prep Google accounts to access the free content.
SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME
Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school.
CS FIRST: CODE WITH GOOGLE
This is a great educational resource to get your scholar some experience with computer science and coding. This is a free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn.
Quill has a number of online apps that teach writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills to students. Students using Quill learn English grammar and vocabulary by fixing sentences, proofreading passages, and collaboratively writing passages.
MUSEUM & PARK VIRTUAL TOURS
A number of famous museums around the world and national parks have free virtual tours that can be accessed online at the links below.
Seterra includes fun quizzes that help familiarize you with countries, capital cities, flags, rivers, lakes, and notable geological features. Learn geography the easy way!