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Olivier Couronne
40:47
Hello, Welcome everyone. We would rather mute everyone otherwise it would be too much background noise. Please keep it on mute. You can ask your questions via this chat.
beth polish
42:02
Hi Dr. Elster!
beth polish
42:42
This is exciting!
beth polish
42:54
Great that you all are doing this before Monday. Thank you.
Dr. Elizabeth Cohen
43:13
thank you to the amazing booker t staff. you are a gift to all of us.
jaimelevy
44:00
you guys are amazing through this all!!
Kyle Clayton
44:13
+1 on staff appreciation!
Dr. Elizabeth Cohen
44:15
should the kids be on this call?
beth polish
44:23
Everyone should’ve worn their booker t shirts!
Jane Holmberg 607
44:50
Really?!
magdalaskikaraoglu
45:21
Good question, should. The kids be here zs well?
Maya Shadrin
45:31
i am!
Olivier Couronne
45:32
Hi Everyone, please stay on mute (bottom left) so we can all hear Dr Elster once she starts.
Pernebo
45:33
Yes, many thanks to the Booker T. Staff!
Maya Shadrin
50:12
i have google classrooms for every class other than language
Aarlev
50:34
same
Sadie Linnick
50:36
Same
Alex
50:38
I have 4 everything
Devon Bermond
50:50
i have all of them
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
50:55
hi!
Aarlev
51:23
neither Aarlev student has google classroom for language
Indigo Romero
51:32
I have all but language and health (if we're supposed to have health online)
Alex
51:50
i have all classes
Maxi
51:57
same
Aarlev
52:24
nor for health for Aarlev students either
Devon Bermond
52:34
actually i don’t have health
Maya Shadrin
52:47
yes, we did not get health or language google classrooms
Alex
53:03
i have 1 classroom for gym and health but I have it
Olivier Couronne
53:15
Start your question by “Question for Dr Elster: …”
Michael
53:20
I have language
Maxi
53:42
I have language but not health
Aarlev
53:50
how do you know the schedule for your grade
Maya Shadrin
53:57
i think sixth graders didnt get language
Maxi
54:08
I got it
Alex
54:12
i am in 6 grade and i did
Maxi
54:17
same
Indigo Romero
54:27
really?
Jennifer Zana
54:27
Itay is missing the Science classroom
Maya Shadrin
54:27
what language do u have this semester?
Alex
54:39
spanish
Indigo Romero
54:45
Chinese
Maxi
54:46
spanish
Indigo Romero
55:32
I wish I still had latin
Olivier Couronne
55:32
All questions via chat please
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
55:32
question for dr elster: how do we do a gym google classroom?
Indigo Romero
55:48
the gym teacher sends it. I got one
Alex
55:48
i do
Maxi
56:23
but how do we exercise and stuff
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
56:33
exactly
Maxi
56:37
do we do it at home?
Ashley Zwick
56:42
Question for Dr. Elster: Will teachers disable the chat during zoom classes? This is going to be an obvious distraction for middle schoolers.
Maxi
56:52
I agree
yu
57:09
do we have to log in to access zoom
Indigo Romero
57:12
it even is right now
stephanie rose
57:18
so far, no health google classroom has come through
liliberm
57:54
yes chat must be disabled during class unless it time to chat :)
Indigo Romero
58:05
question for Dr. Elster: when will we get our official schedules?
Maggie Weinreb
58:34
Hi, if you have a specific question that a teacher may be able to answer, feel free to direct message me here.
Oriana Di Caro
58:50
is the state test still happening?
Brendan Chilelli
59:00
I’m here too if people have questions for staff
micah
59:15
Everyone else, please MUTE
Joanna R. Stalnaker
59:18
Question for Dr. Elster: we have internet but are not sure it can sustain 4 people working on Zoom at the same time. What happens if a student does work but can’t do all zoom sessions? Thank you!
drubin6
59:46
Disabling video is a good way to save on bandwidth
Indigo Romero
01:00:05
Mr. Chilelli, will we be getting online health google classroom?
Audrey Helene Baker
01:00:06
Zoom will also reduce bandwidth by itself
Shola Olatoye
01:00:09
this is really impressive given how quickly this all has to come together. thank you dr Elster
john welch
01:01:15
froze
john welch
01:01:22
back
Julie Norwell
01:02:04
Will the Spring Concert still happen, remotely or at all?
wendy
01:02:18
is the online classes via zoom starting this Monday?
Alex
01:02:20
we don't have instruments
Sadie Linnick
01:02:23
How will we do P.E?
Aarlev
01:02:31
how many parents plan on checking in on their kids google classrooms?
iPad (4)
01:02:34
thanks so much to you, Dr Elster and all of the teachers and staff at the school for your hard work setting this all up while you are also trying to keep yourselves and your families safe!
Laurie
01:02:41
how do we get the ab day schedules?
Aarlev
01:02:44
will there still be a spring break?
Galaxy A20
01:02:46
the teachers know who past the grade by now
Naomi Tsai
01:03:02
There will still be a spring break, yes.
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
01:03:10
6 gradre
stacirisman
01:03:11
Question for Dr Elster: Currently you are speaking about contacts we have for various issues. Will there be a designated contact for if we have technical issues connecting to school with Zoom or Google Classroom or other tools and we can’t find those answers otherwise online?
drubin6
01:03:27
yes
keri kanetsky
01:03:27
yes
karen asner
01:03:28
Are the Regents going to be postponed?
Brendan Chilelli
01:03:30
It is my understanding that health will be taught by the Gym teachers right now, as rolling all this out is a large endeavor. I will be back to teaching health when we return to school.
Lana-Kay Corbel
01:03:36
What about regents?
Maggie Weinreb
01:03:45
Regents information has not been announced
micah
01:03:46
MUTE (except Dr. Elster)
Richard Robbins
01:04:08
I second what Shola wrote. The work that has been done so quickly by Dr. Elster, the teachers, the PTA, and everyone else is REALLY impressive. I’m also really impressed that the DOE jumped into action and bought 300K iPads and has been distributing them to those who need them so quickly. Thanks so much to everyone.
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
01:04:19
6 graders wont get instruments
irinasobol
01:04:19
Can we just say a huge and loud THANK YOU to Dr Elster and the whole team at BOOKER T. You have been amazing!!!
Emily Stark
01:04:33
yes agreed - thanks to all!
Laurie
01:04:52
will a written summary of all this be shared?
bradalanroberts
01:05:20
it is being recorded and will hopefully be posted for viewing
Julie Norwell
01:05:22
Agreed! Dr Elster and her staff have been amazing! Thank you for being so dedicated and steadfast!
Olivier Couronne
01:05:23
All: Start your question with “Question for Dr Elster:”
Indigo Romero
01:05:24
how much longer is this call?
Maxi
01:05:44
it ends at 8
Indigo Romero
01:05:49
ok
john welch
01:05:49
how many hours a day they are going to use the Zoom class?
Advit Dube
01:05:54
when do we get our schedules
Olivier Couronne
01:06:03
The video is being recorded and will be posted later for everyone
Maxi
01:06:31
I got my schedule
Alex
01:06:38
same
Maya Shadrin
01:06:43
i got a schedule
Rebecca Roberts
01:06:47
question for dr Elster... will we be working over spring break?
sharon.ruebsteck
01:06:53
is this session being recorded so we can watch again?
Indigo Romero
01:06:53
who did you get your schedule from?
chris
01:06:57
On Monday are the children starting Zoom or Google classroom?
Indigo Romero
01:07:29
just all classes start on Monday I think
scousino
01:07:36
How realistic is it that NYC public schools will be doing distance learning for the rest of the academic year and not April 20?
Maya Shadrin
01:08:01
i dont think so ^
Brendan Chilelli
01:08:03
No we wil not be working over Spring Break. On Monday students are on google classroom unless we hear otherwise.
Dr. Rivera Mindt
01:08:23
Thanks to Dr. Elster and all of the faculty and staff for all of your hard work to make this tremendous transition. My question is about school times. Is the school schedule same (8:40 - 3:00)?
Maggie Weinreb
01:08:26
Some classes may start with Zoom this Monday. All announcements per class will be on their Google Classroom.
chris
01:08:29
Ok, Thank you
Camille Coley
01:08:31
Will there be protocol for how the kids dress when they are on a zoom calls?
Jean
01:08:37
Remote learning classes begin officially on Monday. Yes this is being recorded, and there is supposedly a strong chance that schools stay closed through the rest of the school year.
Maya Shadrin
01:08:51
i think you just cant wear pjs
Indigo Romero
01:09:29
you have to wear something reasonable
Jean
01:09:35
Check Dr.Elsters emails to you for the schedule
Jill T.
01:09:40
Thank you so much!
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
01:09:55
probably following the dress code
micah
01:09:58
PLEASE MUTE YOURSELF if you're not talking
Jeff Christian
01:10:02
Thank you so much for this!
frederic
01:10:05
WIll the students be working during spring break
Maggie Weinreb
01:10:20
The schedule in the email from Dr. Elster was a model.
adam fisher
01:10:24
will all homework be submitted through google classroom?
Olivier Couronne
01:10:26
Please stay on mute
Anthony Weintraub
01:10:39
Dr. Elster: Sorry - when do the Zoom classes start?
pattyhennessy
01:10:47
YESSSS!! Agreed!
Irina Swan
01:10:49
Questions: Possible to have small amount of HOMEWORK especially in the begging of transition. Thanks
Jerusha Rhodes
01:10:49
Thank you for all your work and professionalism.
Jennifer Zana
01:10:50
Ditto
richardlanders
01:10:53
Every teacher deserves a teaching award!
stephanie rose
01:10:53
thank you dr elster!
Elena
01:11:00
Yes, thank you very much for all your hard work!
msaal
01:11:01
YES!
richardlanders
01:11:03
Thank you, thank you for your leadership!
Jennifer Zana
01:11:09
Incredible impressive prep work and organization from the entire staff!
adam fisher
01:11:20
yes!
msaal
01:11:24
Thank you teachers!
Caryn Weinberg
01:11:32
Will all classes from a teacher be together or is each class separate?
lisaballard
01:11:47
thank you-you all are amazing under very difficult circumstances!!!!
Caryn Weinberg
01:11:59
If Ms Johnson teaches 3 sections will they all be together on zoom?
Elizabeth
01:12:31
Thank you for your leadership this is very confidence inspiring!!!
ericgrollman
01:12:35
708 seems to be starting on Tuesday. What do those students do on Monday?
Jean
01:12:36
My ms54 iPad isn’t working either
Yao Chew
01:13:21
Thanks to MS54 staff + just want to give a quick shout out too to Chris Giordano for your co-ordinating this.
Janet Pouchot
01:13:46
Zoom must be downloaded to work
Olivier Couronne
01:14:14
Please ask your questions via chat and Chris will read it
Laurie
01:14:18
What about the musical?
seanrobin
01:14:19
Yes thanks to Dr. Elster and Chris Giordano.
ilagupta
01:14:22
Art club
Dr. Elizabeth Cohen
01:14:37
can kids suggest other after school clubs
Indigo Romero
01:14:39
thank you Chris
seanrobin
01:14:46
Also what is the contact info for tech support for Peter Armstrong?
simon
01:14:46
if a child does not have a device to use what would they do? is there another day to pick up a computer/ipad?
Kate Chaston
01:14:50
Hi! Question from my daughter re: regents for 8th grade (particularly math) - what scenarios are we looking at re testing/placement in 9th grade… thank you!
Joshua Kane’s iPad Pro
01:15:03
would be good to organize some virtual gatherings for class parents.
magdalaskikaraoglu
01:16:05
Will the fact that state tests are postponed mean kids will be affected for high school admission?
Katharine McVeigh
01:16:28
Will we need video to attend classes on Zoom?
laurenturk
01:16:35
what is an enrichment center?
Michael
01:16:59
there is no health google classroom so what will we do when we have health
Indigo Romero
01:17:19
gym teachers will teach health
Michael
01:17:33
how do we attend health
Sofia Gluck Is The Best
01:17:40
question for Dr Elster will all classes be on zoom
drubin6
01:17:58
Other than placement, you can actually take regents more than once, so you can take it in HS at any point for credit towards college
magdalaskikaraoglu
01:17:58
Will the fact that state tests are postponed mean kids will be affected for high school admission?
Irina Swan
01:18:18
I would recommend ixl.com
Irina Swan
01:18:32
absolutely amazing and prep for common core
magdalaskikaraoglu
01:18:37
Will the fact that state tests are postponed mean kids will be affected for high school admission?
Irina Swan
01:18:43
for $10-20 a month
magdalaskikaraoglu
01:19:05
Will the fact that state tests are postponed mean kids will be affected for high school admission?
Karina Lala
01:19:12
will classes start on zoom start on monday
Jonathan Denbo
01:19:13
Sorry Spring Break unclear. Remote learning April 9 - 17?
Joshua Kane’s iPad Pro
01:19:35
is spring break still on?
drubin6
01:19:58
For Dr Elster or even Chris: maybe a FAQ summarizing some of this would be useful
liliberm
01:20:06
how about the musical and after school band
lunarodriguez
01:20:12
How do students log into their student profile on the computers given by the school? Or who can we email to get the password from?
Scot Campbell
01:20:19
how will we turn in library books?
seanrobin
01:20:20
Yes a summary would be good if possible.
simon
01:20:48
what happens if the teacher gets sick???
Taizo Honda-Couronne
01:20:57
what about our library books
Samuel’s iPhone
01:20:59
Ms. Trout didn’t invite me to Chinese google classroom yet
pattyhennessy
01:20:59
REC: Regional Enrichment Centers to serve children of first responders, transit workers, and health care workers.
Aarlev
01:21:07
hi
Aarlev
01:21:19
Hi Ms. Wittels
Mehret Marsh
01:21:21
how should we turn in library books
Joshua Kane’s iPad Pro
01:21:31
if we all make a donation to the fundraiser tonight it would be epic.
frederic
01:21:37
Thank you for your hardwork to support the students
TBachtel iPhone iOS 12.1.4 KXKW
01:21:40
thank you
chiaki
01:21:46
Taizo I think you don’t have to return your library books until school resumes
Danielle Jarnot
01:22:01
question for Chris: can the PTA send the list of questions and responses via email? Truly appreciated!
jwintraub
01:22:18
Thanks to Dr. Elster and all the teachers. We’re lucky to have you
Florie.Bourrel-Heleine@mazarsusa.com
01:22:26
Thanks a lot for your hard work ! Our kids are lucky to have you all !
suzannefromm
01:22:28
Thanks Dr Elster. This was a great idea
yaron
01:22:29
Thanks Everyone! Super cool.
Jeremy Orden
01:22:39
An amazing Effort By All Of You at MS54!!!
jwintraub
01:22:44
Are the teachers teaching all of their sections at once?
keri kanetsky
01:22:45
Thank you, Dr. Elster and the Booker T team! So glad to be part of this school community.
Michelle Berman
01:22:48
Is it mandatory for every teacher to teach using zoom
Elizabeth
01:22:49
This has been a fabulous and inspiring session. I know it’s extra work but would be great to do this weekly?
Olivier Couronne
01:22:49
Please all put your camera on to say bye!!
Anita Lee
01:22:55
Thank you Dr. Elster and to all the teachers for their hard work!
Tara Wacks
01:23:05
There are peacetime generals and then there are leaders that truly show their merit during crises. Brava to Dr Elster for her compassion and fierce focus on digital learning for our students.
Noreen Wu
01:23:29
Thank you to the staff at MS54!
Michelle Berman
01:23:30
Is it mandatory for every teacher to teach using zoom?
Michelle Berman
01:23:32
Is it mandatory for every teacher to teach using zoom?
Kelli Henry
01:23:35
Thank you to all the teachers, administrators and other staff!
Jennifer Zana
01:23:40
Thank you SO SO MUCH Dr. Elster!
chris
01:23:40
Thank You!
Irina Swan
01:23:40
Thank you!
Anthony Weintraub
01:23:41
Thank you!!!!!!!