New Horizons Community Charter School Closure Resources:

 

 

New Horizons Community Charter School has moved to online instruction using PowerSchool Unified Classroom.  In addition, we have developed Instructional Packets containing lessons for all students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade to ensure continued instruction during an extended school closure.

 

The school closure packets for K-8 are organized in the following folder: navigate to https://tinyurl.com/nhccspackets2020 or Click for Folder

Online Tutorials:

To further support our school community in engaging online, below find some tutorials for our parents/guardians and students in utilizing some of our online resources:

PowerSchool Unified Classroom-used K-8 attendance- https://youtu.be/snx2SZ2tzLk
For HMH Ed- used for K-4 Math and K-8 Science - https://youtu.be/6tPC0OjI-kI
For My.HRW.com -used for Grades 6-8 Math - https://youtu.be/zv7JxUVgUio
For Google Drive – can be used for Grades K-8- https://youtu.be/Av2q-5NQ3v8
For login to Zoom- used to engage online with students and teachers as a class- https://youtu.be/wl7Mk2HmIt0

Grades K-8 Assignments on School Website/Hard Copies:

Student Work Packets and instructions will be posted on our school website by grade-level, as well as instructions on how to complete the packet.  Printed copies are available for parents/guardians to pick up on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 9:00 am – 5:45 pm. 

Students in K-8 are also required to complete reading logs and the Fitness Activity log posted in the school folder.

 

 

Grades K-8 Online Daily Routine:

  1. Teachers will plan and post on each classroom PowerSchool Unified Classroom platform every morning by 9:30 am.

  2. All students must log-in to the PowerSchool Unified Classroom platform every morning by 9:30 am and reply to a discussion post.

 

All students’ PowerSchool Unified Classroom login information can be accessed using the following general login information.

 

Below is general login information:

  • PowerSchool Unified Classroom Website: www.classroom.powerschool.com

  • Please note students will need to scroll down and click on “Sign-in With Google”

  • Input NHCCS Username and password to gain access to these resources is:

 

If students need login information or have issues logging in, they may immediately contact OnlineLearning@nhccschool.org. Please read carefully the details for Student/Parent Expectations for Online Instruction during this health-related school closure:

 

Students Online Expectations:

  • Attendance will be based on a submission, per class, of a daily assignment or discussion post by the student.

  • Expectations include parent support to answer a discussion post on PowerSchool, to verify attendance and review assignments for the day. Hard copy materials have been printed for anyone who does not have access to the internet or a technology device.

  • Grades K-8 students will have a hybrid of PowerSchool and hard copies of assignments.

  • Log-in to PowerSchool daily at 9:30 am or as soon as possible thereafter, to check classroom expectations each day.

  • Assignments will be posted through each course by 9:30 am and students will complete assignments by 4 pm, unless otherwise specified by the teacher.

  • Extended time will be provided for students that receive modifications or accommodations. Each assignment should take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

  • If a student has questions about an assignment, they should contact the teacher between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm through PowerSchool, school email, or ClassDojo, unless otherwise indicated by the teacher (ie. scheduled discussion/group chat through PowerSchool/District E-mail or ClassDojo).

  • Every class will meet every day scheduled.

  • Students must also complete 45 minutes a week of online instruction in iReady for Mathematics and another 45 minutes of instruction in iReady for ELA.  The district will track all work done online

 

Parents Online Expectations:

  • A NHCCS Technology Survey was distributed on March 9, 2020 to identify any circumstances that do not allow your child(ren) to participate in the virtual learning environment.  If you experience a technology hardship, you may communicate this information to OnlineLearning@nhccschool.org.  As an alternative, hard copies of student work packets will be made available to you. 

  • Help students log-in and access PowerSchool using their student account:

  • Go to Classroom.powerschool.com

  • Sign in using the student’s NHCCS’ Google Account credentials.

  • Frequently check for updates at www.nhccschool.org

  • Provide time and an environment that supports virtual learning.

  • The district attendance policy of absences will be in effect. Attendance will be taken daily, in the method detailed above.

 

Additionally, students have access to several district/school-adopted online curricular resources, including:

  • Google Apps-documents, presentations, online assignments, google hangouts, etc.

  • iReady- online instruction in ELA and Mathematics

  • ThinkCentral – Grade 5 Only for Online Mathematics assignments and instructional tools

  • MyHRW-Grades 6-8 Only for Online Mathematics assignments and instructional tools

  • HMH Science-online Science assignments and instructional resources

 

Log-in information for any platform, as well as devices, may be requested by e-mailing OnlineLearning@nhccschool.org

New Horizons Community Charter School

45-59 Hayes Street

Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: 973-848-0400

Principal: Ms. Natasha Jones

Vice Principal: Ms. Yashmine Cooper

ESSA Director: Mr. Charles Mugambe

Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Sharonda Pope

Secretary: Mrs. Marlene Phillips

School Nurse: Mrs. Lilet Wayne

Social Worker: Mrs. Monique Dent

Director of Safety and Security: Mr. Abel Hernandez

Head Technology Coordinator: Ms. L. Costa

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