Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning at PS 200

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning using both traditional and technology-based methods of instruction. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. As per the DOE Reopening Plan, hybrid learning will include the following strategies:

  • Remote instruction for all students will include both synchronous and asynchronous instruction, with synchronous instruction occurring daily.

  • For students learning in a remote-only setting, synchronous instruction will be directly tied to the asynchronous learning activities in which they engage to promote continuity of instruction and meaningful, connected learning experiences.

  • For students learning in a hybrid setting, in-person and remote learning experiences (including both synchronous and asynchronous instruction) will complement each other so that students experience continuity in learning and instruction.

  • This means there should be fluidity between the learning, tasks, activities, assessments and projects that the students engage in both remotely and in-person to create one meaningful and integrated learning experience for students. Instructional Coordination periods will be used to ensure instruction is coordinated amongst teachers and seamless for students.

  • At-home learning activities are an important part of the learning process and will be graded.

  • Teachers and intervention specialists will have limited virtual "office hours" everyday after school from 2:00-2:20. Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments.

  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school.

Remote Learning Expectations

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.

Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.

Additional guidance on how to structure the instructional day at home and well as general expectations is forthcoming and will be posted here.

Hybrid Learning vs. Full Remote Learning

Opting for either hybrid learning or full remote learning is a choice that all families must make based on what is best for their family. All decisions will be respected by PS 200 and all students will be given the same learning opportunities whether they are at home or in the classroom.

Families can switch from hybrid learning to remote learning at any time. However, families may only switch from remote learning to hybrid at specific times starting in November. Learn more about this process and fill out the form to change your learning preference on the DOE Learning Preference webpage.

Student & Parent Google Tutorials

Please see our Google Classroom Support page for help setting up your Google user account, how to connect to Google Classroom, using Google Classroom on an iPad, and additional tutorials on Google Apps and other technology utilized during blended learning.

Remote Learning Technical Support Ticket System:

If you have ongoing issues with technology to support learning at home, https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/technical-tools-and-support/technical-support-for-families