East Leyden Parent Bulletin

September 11, 2020

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Be Kind.Find Your Passion.Commit to Excellence

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A Message from Dr. Manola

Hello, Leyden families!

Happy Friday! Today marks the end of four weeks of classes; it is incredible how quickly this year is starting. With that, I'm not sure we can say thank you enough for your partnership, support, and collaboration as we work together with the same goal in mind - making sure all of our students are successful. This school year certainly has been unlike any other we've ever experienced, but one thing remains consistent; we are in this together.

As we head towards mid-September, we are excited to join you with just a few quick reminders and updates:

-Don't forget, Parent-Teacher Conferences take place this coming Tuesday, September 15. See the information below on how to sign-up.

-Our buildings are still open every day for your students' to come in for a quiet, safe place to connect and get work done. Students need to click here to sign up.

-Beginning last week, Leyden is offering free meals to anyone in the community 18 years old and younger; no ID is needed. Please see a list of available pick-up locations here.

-As a District, we are continually evaluating the state of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that we can return as quickly and as safely as possible to in-person learning. Please look for regular communication and updates as they relate to District plans and information.

Finally, this morning, I'd like to take a moment to recognize and acknowledge this somber day in American History. Nineteen years ago, our days began like they so often do, yet everything changed just as the morning was getting started. For all of us, 9/11 brings back different emotions, memories, and feelings, all of which are important and powerful. Whether you were with your family, at work, with friends, a student yourself, supporting colleagues, or witnessing everything on your own, the moments of 9/11 are most certainly etched in your mind.

Today, we'd like to acknowledge and honor all of those lost that horrible day, from the many victims to the first responders and everyone involved, and ask everyone to pause, even for a moment.

Thank you for all you do, and most importantly, for your partnership. Please let us know if you need anything! Stay well,

Dr. Dominic M. Manola


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences is now available through 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Please note that you will not be able to schedule any meetings once the conferences begin at 1:00 p.m. on September 15.

You will need to log into your Parent/Guardian Home Access Center to schedule your meetings on PowerPTC. Please follow the language-specific links below for a guide on how to create your appointments.

Parent/Guardian Guide English

Parent/Guardian Guide Spanish

Parent/Guardian Guide Polish

Class Schedule for Parent-Teacher Conferences

PE 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Period 1 8:55 a.m. - 9:25 a.m.

Period 2 9:35 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

Period 3 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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Progress Reports

Progress reports were emailed out on Wednesday, September 9. The email includes information in regards to signing up for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

Please look back at your email to obtain student specific information.


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To provide opportunities for students who might need connectivity and a quiet work environment, student workspaces in the Field House and Mezzanine are now available to all students on days when school is in session. No direct instruction will take place during these times.

Sign Up

Students must sign-up to access the building as attendance will be taken. Spaces will be limited. Parents/guardians will be contacted if a student does not arrive for their scheduled time.


Students have the opportunity to sign up for Session 1, Session 2, or both. Students are expected to stay for the entire duration of their session.

  • Session 1: 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

  • Session 2: 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Students may stay for Office hours from 2:30 p.m. to - 3:10 p.m. if needed. A late bus will run at 3:15 p.m. to get students home.

Students who are using these spaces should proceed directly to them and must wear a mask at all times. Additionally, social distancing must be practiced. Student workspaces will be spaced out and provide up to 45 or less workspaces per space to comply with regulations regarding group sizes of 50 or less in any one space. Staff will also be present for supervision in these spaces.

To learn more, click HERE.

Counselors' Corner

Student Contact Information

During remote learning, it is more important than ever for counselors, social workers, and deans to be able to communicate with students directly. By providing your child's cell phone number, members of your child's team will be able to connect and share important information without having to contact the parent first.

If you would like to allow Leyden Student Services staff to contact your child using your child's cell phone number, please CLICK HERE.

Virtual Planning & Paying For College

Attention senior students and senior parents, mark your calendars for our Virtual Panning & Paying for College taking place on September 22, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This one-hour virtual program will include information on applying to both two and 4-year colleges, as well as detailed information regarding the financial aid process. This will be your first step in helping your son/daughter develop their postsecondary plan. Sessions will be presented in English and Spanish; Zoom links will be emailed to parents and students closer to the program.

Navigating Senior Year

Senior Parents - CLICK HERE to review the Getting Started Resources that senior students were provided. Counselors will continue meeting with seniors to assist them in their post-secondary planning.

Register Today: 7th Annual Trek To The R.E.C.

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Join us for this year’s virtual Trek to the REC!

From Saturday, September 26 to Saturday, October 3, run or walk for any length of time you’d like!

Each school will be competing to see who has the most minutes logged. Yes, you can do 5 minutes to 100,000,000 minutes!

Send us your pictures of conquering the miles using #trek5K. The more family you walk with, the more minutes you’ll earn!

Wear your favorite school spirit shirt or past Trek race gear to keep up the community spirit!

Register today and find out more at https://sites.google.com/leyden212.org/trekrec5k/home.

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  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Virtual Planning & Paying for College

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