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LEVITTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Monday, Sep. 21, 2020
Today Is: Day 1 Group L - Z
Levittown Public Schools

School Re-Opening Connect-Ed Messages


Update: (9/11/2020)

We are very proud to announce that our September 16 Board meeting will be conducted live and will include space for the public to attend, as the Governor's restrictions have been relaxed. Please be advised that as we must follow social distancing protocols, the Board Room will be limited to the first 30 residents to arrive and everyone's temperature will be taken prior to entry. Anyone whose temperature exceeds 100 degrees will be denied entry. Also, please be advised that masks are required to be worn upon entry, but may be removed when you are seated in the Board Room. The meeting will be live streamed if you would like to view it at home and the link will be posted on our website during the afternoon of September 16. Thank you and have a good day.


Update: (9/10/2020)

Yesterday, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association decided that the football, volleyball and cheerleading fall seasons will be postponed until March 1, 2021. If you have registered your child for any of these sports in Family ID, please be advised that the registration will carry over and you do not have to register again. If you have not registered, but your child wants to participate in these sports in the spring, you will have the ability to register them in Family ID beginning February 1, 2021. Please click here for the official statement


Update: (9/4/2020)

Good afternoon. This is an important update from the Levittown School District for Friday, September 4th . This message and additional information can always be found on our website at levittownschools.com

First, the district has released student schedules and teacher placement information through the parent portal. We have been working on several errors in the schedules that will be corrected before Tuesday. Paper copies will not be mailed home. Unfortunately due to the complexity of the hybrid schedule as well as the space limitations in all classrooms, no changes to classes will be permitted.

In-Person instruction starts on Tuesday, September 8th. We are starting the year using the traditional school start times. Please go to website of your child's school for these times. The schedules are located under School Resources.

For all students who will be working remotely on September 8th, please review the student and parent tutorials located on our website so that you know how to log in to the system on Tuesday. These video tutorials are on the Levittown Schools Reopening webpage . For our elementary students who are in the full remote program, all students should be ready to log in to their teacher's Google Classroom at 9:20am on Tuesday. At that time teachers will share information about the class schedules that will be used moving forward.

LAP and LAMP start and end times remain unchanged. For those who are already registered, LAP and LAMP begin on Wednesday, September 9th. As mentioned previously, please note that the deadline for enrollment was today at noon. Applications submitted after today at noon will be reviewed for a September 15th start date. It is also recommended that students have their own supplies such as crayons and books.

We will be conducting our own technical upgrades later this afternoon, and so will our Internet Service Provider. This means that our district website (including Parent Portal, Outlook Web Access, Remote Access and SharePoint/Intranet) may be unavailable today, Friday, September 4, 2020 from 4:00 PM until tomorrow morning.

We understand that many people, including students, parents and teachers are feeling anxious about the start of this school year. Please know that our initial focus when returning to school is on the social and emotional well-being of all of the members of our school community. Over the first few weeks of school, the emphasis will be on making our students feel comfortable and working through all of the issues that will be present as we roll out this new model of education. We know that there will be bumps in the road ahead. We ask for your patience, your understanding and your flexibility during the first few weeks of school as we begin this journey together.

Thank you, and have a great day and a wonderful Labor Day weekend.


Update: (9/1/2020)

Good afternoon. This is an important update from the Levittown School District for Tuesday, September 1st. This message and additional information can always be found on our website at levittownschools.com

First, the district will be releasing student schedules through the parent portal on Thursday, September 3rd at 10am. Paper copies will not be mailed home. This includes teacher placement letters for elementary students. If you do not have your parent portal information, please contact the main office of your child's school. Please know that schedules are still subject to change. Unfortunately due to the complexity of the hybrid schedule as well as the space limitations in all classrooms, no changes to classes will be permitted.

For students in middle and high school who are in Cohort B, as well as students in the Full Remote Program, you will be starting your first day of school remotely. We have posted a brief video tutorial on our website that reviews how to log in to Google Classroom on the first day of school. Please review this video after your schedule is posted on Thursday so that you know how to log in to classes on September 8th.

For those of you who have signed your children up for the full remote option we will be having two informational webinars this week. For parents and students in grades 6-12 we will hold the information session tonight at 6pm. For parents and students in grades K-5 we will hold the information session tomorrow at 6pm. These webinars will provide more details on what to expect in the remote learning environment and will answer specific questions that we have received since last week through the remote email link.

Please know that no additional changes can be made at this time for those who requested the remote option.

If you need to drop off medication to the school nurse, the nurse will be set up at the main entrance of your child's school on September 2nd and 3rd from 10-11 am. Please bring medication labeled with child's name on it and a recent photo of your child. Medication must be in original packaging with doctor's orders. Please remember to check expiration dates on all medication being dropped off.

For LAP and LAMP please note that the deadline for enrollment is this Friday, September 4th at noon. Applications submitted after September 4th at noon will be reviewed for a September 15th start date. It is also recommended that students have their own supplies such as crayon and books.

Thank you, and have a great day.


School Re-Opening Update: (8/28/2020)

Good afternoon, this is an important update from the Levittown School District for Friday, August 28th. Please listen to this message in its entirety as in contains important information about the start of school.

First, the district will be releasing student schedules through the parent portal on Thursday, September 3rd at 10am. Paper copies will not be mailed home. This includes teacher placement letters for elementary students. If you do not have your parent portal information, please contact your main office. Please know that schedules are still subject to change.

For those of you who have signed your children up for the full remote option we will be having two informational webinars next week. For parents and students in grades 6-12 we will hold the information session on September 1st at 6pm. For parents and students in grades K-5 we will hold the information session on September 2nd at 6pm. These webinars will provide more details on what to expect in the remote learning environment and will answer specific questions you may have. Specific questions must be sent in advance to the email address remotelearning@levittownschools.com. These webinars will be available through a link on our district website and will be recorded and posted afterwards. The K-5 information session will include a remote kindergarten orientation.

Please know that no additional changes can be made at this time for those who requested the remote option.

If you need to drop off medication to the school nurse, the nurse will be set up at the main entrance of your child's school on September 2nd and 3rd from 10-11 am.

Please bring medication labeled with child's name on it and a recent photo of your child. Medication must be in original packaging with doctor's orders. Please remember to check expiration dates on all medication being dropped off.

Our Special Education Department will be hosting two informational sessions for parents of students receiving special education services. These will be on Monday, August 31st. The first session will be for parents of our secondary level students. This will begin at 5pm. The second session will be for parents of our elementary students and this will begin at 7pm. Both sessions will be via Zoom.

Please check the district website on Monday for the Zoom log-in details. If you have any questions that you would like to submit prior to either session, please email these questions to: specialeducation@levittownschools.com

Finally, Family ID is operational for all schools. If your child plans on playing sports, please be sure to register as soon as possible.

Thank you, and have a great weekend.


Update: (8/25/2020)

Good afternoon, this is an important update from the Levittown School District for Tuesday, August 25th. This information and additional resources can always be found on our district website.

We hope this message finds you and your family well, enjoying the last few weeks of the summer. We have several important announcements to make.

As part of our district reopening plans, a team of district mental health professionals have been working to ensure that the social and emotional well-being of our students is addressed. We have created an online form for you to complete regarding the social and emotional well-being of your children in terms of returning to school. The results of this screener will be shared with relevant school teams. The link for the screener is on the district webpage and we request that you complete it by Thursday, September 3rd.

In addition, our partners at South Oaks will be running an informational session for parents called "Supporting School Aged Children during Uncertain Times: A Covid-19 Information Session" . This session will be provided via Zoom on Thursday, August 27th 2020 from 6pm-7pm. A copy of the flyer for this event is posted on our website.

For those of you who have signed your children up for the full remote option we will be having two informational webinars next week. For parents and students in grades 6-12 we will hold the information session on September 1st at 6pm. For parents and students in grades K-5 we will hold the information session on September 2nd at 6pm. These webinars will provide more details on what to expect in the remote learning environment and will answer specific questions you may have. Specific questions must be sent in advance to the email address remotelearning@levittownschools.com . These webinars will be available through a link on our district website and will be recorded and posted afterwards.

Please know that no additional changes can be made at this time for those who requested the remote option in grades K-5. Parents of students in grades 6-12 can still make changes through this Friday, August 28th at noon. Please contact the main office of your child's school if you wish to request the remote option in grades 6-12.

Student schedules will be made available for all students on our parent portal no later than Thursday, September 3rd. Please know that due to the specific health protocols we have adopted in our Hybrid Instructional model, scheduling changes will not be permitted.


Update: (8/18/2020)

This information and additional reopening resources can be found on our district webpage at levittownschools.com

We are in the process of finalizing our plans for the beginning of the 2020 school year. Please be sure to review the resources posted on our School Reopening Information page.

We want to use this message to update you with the latest information:

  1. Since last week, we have begun the process of holding parent forums. A list of these forum dates is available on our reopening page. If you tried attending the Salk Middle School parent forum last night but were unable, please know that an additional parent forum has been set up for August 19th. An automated phone call will be sent out to Salk parents with the meeting information. This additional parent forum is reserved for those who could not attend on Monday night.
  2. On Friday the district posted several new documents on the reopening webpage. This includes specific information on our Remote Learning Plans as well as our Coronavirus Testing and Tracing Plan.
  3. Our reopening FAQ document was also recently updated. Answers to the most commonly asked questions can be found there.
  4. There have been many questions asked related to our remote learning plans. For those who wish to have their children participate in the full remote option but missed the initial deadline, we currently are accepting names for the waitlist through this Friday, August 21st. After Friday, we will no longer be able to accept names for the elementary full remote program as we will be assigning teachers to those remote classes. As our plans for the secondary level include live streaming from currently scheduled classes, there is more flexibility in grades 6-12.
  5. We have also received many questions about what the remote learning looks like for students who are attending school in-person in the Hybrid Instructional Model in grades 6-12. Please know that the instruction provided on those remote days will be a combination of live, synchronous instruction as well as asynchronous activities. More information will be released on this later next week. As with all aspects of our plan, we will be re-evaluating our protocols every two weeks to ensure that we are using the most up to date and effective practices.
  6. As we are still working to revise our schedules based on remote learning options, student schedules as well as teacher assignments will not be available until the week before school.
  7. We have also received several questions on why the district is beginning the year with multiple, layered safety protocols in place. The safety of our students and staff is our primary concern with the start of school. As we have mentioned previously, we will continue to review our instructional methodologies and health protocols every two weeks and will make adjustments as necessary and appropriate for everyone in our care.
  8. Finally, Island Harvest is currently holding its food, school and hygiene supply distribution in the old Sears parking lot in Hicksville for anyone who is interested. This distribution is today and continues until later this afternoon, or when supplies run out.

We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. Please know that our main focus is on the safe return of students and staff to our buildings. We thank you for your patience and understanding. Have a great day.


Update: (8/5/2020 - 8/7/2020)

Good afternoon. This is an important message from the Levittown School District for Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Please note that as many of our families are without power due to the recent Tropical Storm, we will be resending this message out on Friday, August 7th.

We hope you and your family are well. We have received many questions over the past week regarding school reopening as well as the full remote option the district is offering. Please see this FAQ document featuring many of these questions as well as the most up-to-date answers. If you have submitted questions to us, or are looking for information, please visit our district website. This document will continue to be updated regularly. Many have also asked for an extension of the deadline to sign up for the remote option. Please know we set the August 7th date to provide us with the enrollment information that we need in order to make staffing adjustments over the next few weeks. These staffing adjustments will have impacts not just on the remote option, but also on in-person classes, especially at the secondary level. However, we understand the gravity of this decision for parents and can provide an extension until Monday, August 10th, at 12 midnight.

Our full, final reopening plan is now available on our district website. You may continue to provide feedback using the email address feedback@levittownschools.


Update: (7/31/2020)

Good afternoon. This is a school reopening update from the Levittown School District for Friday July 31, 2020.

We have received several questions regarding the remote option survey, specifically a request for additional information about school reopening to help with making the decision to return to school.

Currently, our plan for reopening schools this fall is as follows:

  • At the elementary level, all students will receive in-person schooling everyday.
  • Our hope at the 6th grade level is to bring all students in every day.
  • For students in grades 7-12, students will attend school on an every other day basis. On the day they are home, students will be provided with remote instruction. The exact model of instruction on this remote day is still in development. More information on this will be forthcoming.

In order to prevent the spread of COVID19, the following health protocols will be in place:

  • All students and staff who are medically able will be required to wear masks when in the building. Mask breaks will be scheduled throughout the day at all levels.
  • All students and staff will have their temperatures checked prior to entry. Individuals who have a temperature of 100 or higher will not be permitted into the building.
  • Some furniture in classrooms will be removed to provide the maximum social distancing possible. Some classes will take place in larger settings, such as all-purpose rooms and cafeterias.
  • Students in elementary school will eat lunch in their classroom.
  • Students in grades 6-12 will eat lunch in the cafeteria, socially distanced.
  • Seniors will be allowed to take a reduced schedule of classes as long as they will meet the New York State required 22 credits for graduation. NYS Diploma requirements can be found here: www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/currentdiplomarequirements.pdf

These protocols will be evaluated every two weeks during the school year to make any appropriate adjustments.

For parents considering our full remote option, please note the following information:

  • Live remote instruction will be provided by a certified teacher using Google Classroom, using the in-school bell schedule.
  • The same attendance requirements for in-person classes will apply to remote classes.
  • Grades will be provided in the same fashion as in-person classes (Levels 1-4 at the elementary level and 0-100 at the secondary level).
  • For students who choose this option at the secondary level, not all elective classes may be available, however, we are endeavoring to provide as many options as possible for our students.

As more details become available over the next days and weeks we will provide additional updates. Thank you and have a great weekend!


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