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Welcome to Remote Packer

Remote Packer provides families with convenient 'dashboard' access to regularly expanded information and resources related to our closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For information about our academic program, please visit Remote Learning Overview or its subpages: PS and LS Remote Learning and MS and US Remote Learning

Communications from the Head of School

Recent emails from Dr. Jennifer Weyburn are now archived in The Nest (login required).

Mental Health and COVID-19

Our Guidelines Regarding Travel and Exposure 

Travel

Please be aware that the CDC is advising against all nonessential international travel. Please consult the CDC’s travel advisories for additional information. 

State or local governments may have issued orders or provided additional guidance regarding domestic travel. Check public health departments for detailed information.

Health Reporting [Updated April 13]

We will continue to monitor our community’s health during the period of remote learning. If anyone in your household, including caregivers, is being evaluated for Coronavirus/COVID-19 or receives a positive diagnosis during this period, please email nurse@packer.edu (do not call the office). 

Please continue to keep us informed of your family’s health status by contacting our nurses at nurse@packer.edu. While we have not reported individual cases to our community since March 26 (two weeks after our early closure), we want to know if your family is affected so we can support you and especially your children. Our nurses are also able to help you connect with medical resources in our wider community should you need them.

COVID-19 Information Resources

Standard Prevention Measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not shake hands. Instead, tap elbows, wave, or just smile.  
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.
  • Local and public authorities have recommended wearing a mask in public and limiting the number of times you shop. It is recommended that one person in the house be the designated shopper to limit the amount of family exposure. For more information, please see NYCDOH guidelines. 

From the Parent Association

The PA remains committed to supporting and connecting all Packer families to one another and to the school. 

A Message from the PA President

PARE Bulletin Board

Free Resources for Home Learning and Entertainment

nytimes: how to home school, by kathaRine hill

nytimes: podcasts for kids aged 2 to 6

open culture: K-12 learning and enrichment

AUDIBLe: stories for children

storyline online: videos

go noodle: Dance, fitness & activities

More to come! Families, if you have found sites offering high-quality free resources for many ages, please email links for possible inclusion in this list to communications@packer.edu.

Talking to Your Children

[First posted in mid-March. For more resources, please see NEW: COVID-19 and Mental Health on this page.]  

Information is for Everyone

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