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Please see all of our past IES Weekly update here.

Orby's Nest: IES Weekly Family Update 4/6

Principal’s Message

Happy Wednesday to you all! This week in upper grades, we are moving past the ELA State Test (which we have COMPLETED and make-up testing done as well!) and now turning our attention to the Math State Test, which will be taking place the week we get back from our Spring Break. We are prepping for this by doing data bursts weekly with time for teacher analysis and planning and data reflection in class lessons to have students dive into why their work was correct or incorrect and how they got there.

This week also marks for our whole school community the second round of Family Report Card Conferences. I am so excited for families to meet with their child’s homeroom teachers to hear about the strengths and the growth they have made alongside the areas for continued improvement too. This space for connection between families and teachers is so essential to the success of our students in school - and I am thankful to have you all as families to come and connect with the teachers who are working hard to support all of our kiddos to grow and learn!

Looking ahead to next week - we have a 4 day school week before heading off to our Spring Break! We will have coffee chats on Thursday - I hope you can make it to hear what events are on the horizon as well as some more details on end of year events as well :)

-Emily Carroll-Chocolaad

IES Upcoming Events

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Preview

This is Campus Parent portal preview sessions. I hope you all found it to be informative. As promised, I am following up to share resources from our sessions:

School Health & Safety Updates

COVID Health & Safety

Policy Reminders:

  • For all staff and students masks are optional on

  • Individuals returning to school from a 5 day quarantine MUST wear their mask for 5 days after.

  • Every Friday, random student batch testing still takes place. We test 20% of population from students who have been opted in.

Weekly COVID Cases Updates: week of 3/31 - 4/6

  • Student Cases: 3

  • Staff Cases: 0

Subvariant BA.2

Prospect Schools' COVID Response Team is aware of the new COVID-19 Variant, BA.2. We are tracking the progression of this variant very closely, and are analyzing associated data on a daily basis.

Throughout the pandemic, our two priorities are (1) the health and safety of our students, employees and community and (2) continuing to preserve in-person learning for our kids. We will continue to monitor public health data and public health agency guidance and will consider the impact on our own policies should the guidance change. Should DOH guidance necessitates a change, our schools are ready to make quick pivots as needed and we have a full stock of PPE (masks, tests, sanitation supplies, etc.) on site to respond to any potential surge.

We appreciate your continued partnership and support as we navigate new challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue to keep you updated as new developments arise.

From the Treehouse

Treehouse Updates

ASP Billing FAQs

Who do I contact if I have a question regarding my bill?

Families should email After School regarding general billing questions, with the following

Subject Line: <ES After School Billing> Student Name & Cohort

Body of the Email: Attn: your site Program Manager;

DTES/IES: Keishorne Scott or WTES: Keiana Coombs

Can I receive a refund for unused classes due to my child being required to quarantine?

No. Unfortunately, our community was tremendously affected by the Omicron virus during Phase 2 of our Afterschool Program relaunch. Due to the experiences incurred by our Network to provide programming to all students were unable to provide refunds to individual families who were exposed to Covid.

Additional Billing How-To’s and FAQ can be found HERE.

World Explorers - Spring Break Camp April 18th, 2022 - April 22nd, 2022

We are excited to announce that World Explorers will be running a break camp on-site at 80 Willoughby that will be open to any Prospect Schools elementary students. Prospect Schools scholarships can not be applied to this program. The program will only run if at least ten students are enrolled by March 25th, so please register early to secure your spot! Please visit their Spring Break Camp Registration Link HERE.

Spotlight On Openings!

We know our families are connected to some of the best and brightest talent around, so help us fill some important positions at Prospect Schools! Family members who refer an individual who gets hired are eligible to not only receive some exclusive Prospect Schools swag but also a referral bonus of $1,000!

Have someone in mind who might be a good fit for one of our open positions? Email our HR & Talent team with your referral today.

Apply to Brooklyn Prospect Today!

Lottery and waitlist applications for the 2022-23 school year are now open! Sibling families are given priority for entry into all Brooklyn Prospect schools. Families interested in applying for sibling(s) of current Brooklyn Prospect students can access our application online. Please look for the ‘sibling’ question in the application to confirm your eligibility.

  • Know any families who are interested in joining our schools? Please direct them to our website for information session and application details.

¡Aplique a Brooklyn Prospect hoy!

¡Las aplicaciones de lotería y lista de espera para el año escolar 2022-23 están disponibles en nuestra página web! Las familias de hermanos tienen prioridad para ingresar a todas las escuelas de Brooklyn Prospect. Las familias interesadas en solicitar hermanos de los estudiantes actuales de Brooklyn Prospect pueden acceder a nuestra solicitud en línea en www.brooklynprospect.org/admissions. Busque la pregunta "hermanos" en la solicitud para confirmar su elegibilidad.

  • ¿Conoces a alguna familia que esté interesada en unirse a nuestras escuelas? Diríjalos a nuestro sitio web para obtener información sobre la sesión y los detalles de la solicitud.

IES Community Library Volunteers

We are very excited to continue our work in the Library. If you are interested in supporting cataloging and labeling books, please check out Volunteer Times and Sign Up:) Looking forward to working alongside you!

Dismissal Forms

IES Student Dismissal Routine for regular weekly dismissal arrangements.

Please use this form to provide us with the details of your student's regular weekly dismissal arrangements. We will use the responses from this form to ensure the safe and proper dismissal of our students. Families with Siblings: please complete one form per child.

After this form has been finalized, If there is ANY change to your student's dismissal, you must inform IES via our Daily Change in Dismissal Request Form by 11:00 AM on the date of the change, no exceptions.

Please use this form to report any incidents that occur on your child's bus.

Respect for All

Respect for All is NYC DOE's school-wide response to bullying and harassment. At IES we are committed to keeping our schools safe, supportive, and free from discrimination.

If your child reports being bullied or harassed at school, please reach out to Ms. Nancy Alexander nalexander@prospectschools.org