April 7, 2020

Dear PS 9 Families,

I understand that these are very difficult times for the entire educational community and the world we live in.  As we are adapting to these challenges, I wanted to keep you abreast of certain developments.

The purpose of the online Google Classroom platform is to provide ongoing learning experiences to the extent possible for students.  I know there are unique personal challenges that may make it impossible to commit daily to this platform, and want you to know that we understand and will ensure that all students are graded fairly.  We are awaiting additional guidance from the Department of Education regarding an equitable grading system during these extraordinary times. Once we receive this information, I will share it with you to ensure that all students are graded fairly.

Please be advised we are transitioning from Zoom to Google Meet so that teachers can stay connected with students. We are working together around the clock to ensure that we are able to provide and refine our practices for our community.

If you have any individual concerns and/or feedback, as always, they are welcome. Please contact either Ms. Jacob and or myself.  Thank you for the ongoing support.

Wishing you all peace.

Fatimah Ali