Before student orientation that will kick off this weekend, we just finished our 3 day teacher orientation, 2 days online and 1 day in person. We don’t have any new teachers this year because everybody is returning either from last year or many years ago! Welcome back, everyone! We talked about our teaching materials, lesson planning, classroom management especially for this COVID-era, and a bunch of other things. Good luck and health with a new school year!
University Settlement gets a mention in a recent New York Times article about the difficulties of trying to learn English in the age of COVID, and one of our students shares her experiences. Click here or on the image above to read!
From the Tribune India:
The UK has begun one of its largest vaccination drives and 81-year-old namesake of the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, became the second citizen in the West to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine.
Shakespeare, who was vaccinated in front of the cameras, said he didn’t even feel the needle and was glad he could contribute. “It could make a difference to our lives from now on, couldn’t it?” he said.
‘Bill’ William Shakespeare received the vaccine in the University Hospital in Coventry in the Midlands, not far from Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of the Bard.
COVID-19 TESTING IS WALK-IN ONLY. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED.
COVID-19 testing access for children at NYC Health + Hospitals
Walk-in testing is available at no cost to you at these NYC Health + Hospitals locations.
As of November 19, 2020, all school buildings are closed until further notice, and all students are learning remotely 5 days a week. Find important information about remote learning devices, tech support, and tips for learning on our Blended Learning page.
The deadline for filling out the Census has been extended to October 31! If you haven’t done it yet, please do it now! RIGHT NOW!
Click on the image below to view a Google Slides presentation which explains what the Census is and why it’s so important:
Are you beginning to read stories in English? Do you need more practice?
Come join other ESOL students this fall to practice your reading online! We will take turns reading aloud together from two or three books.
You must register with your email address in order to receive the link to participate. The link will be sent to you by email approximately one day before the discussion. You will need a device with audio and/or video and an internet connection to join.
- Friday, October 16, 2020, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Friday, October 30, 2020, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.