Welcome to Mrs. Garner-Jones's First Grade!

Mrs. Megan Garner-Jones

Phone: 914-376-8340


Degrees and Certifications:

-Baccalaureate in Psychology -Masters in Education -Teacher Certification Pre-K-6th grade

Mrs. Megan Garner-Jones


Hello and Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

My name is Mrs. Garner-Jones and I am a First Grade teacher here at School 16. I have been teaching at School 16 for 22 years. I have taught Kindergarten for 2 years and First Grade for 20 years. I have taught second, third, fourth and fifth grade for both Summer School and Extended Learning Time in the past.

I have 3 children. My daughter is nine years old and she is entering the 5th grade. I also have a son, who is getting ready for Kindergarten and another son who is almost three years old!

First grade is a wonderful grade where my students have an opportuniry to grow as active learners. 

Please click the following link to connect to my Class Dojo page:



On Tuesday, Septemebr 8th, please follow the directions below for your child's first LIVE class meeting. Please make sure to log in by 9:35am. 


Our Learning Platform this school year is Microsoft TEAMS. In order to access Teams, please follow the steps below OR watch the following video:

 Video Tutorial for joining Microsoft Teams! Click Me!

 1.     Please log onto your child's Clever account. Click Here to Access Clever!

             Log in Directions:

             Click "Log in with LDAP"

             Type user name: 6 digit ID #@yonkerspublicschools.org, (ex. 123456@yonkerspublicschools.org)

             Password: child's birthday: 2 digit month, 2 digit day, 4 digit year. (ex. 01302014)

2.     Click on the Microsoft 365 app on your Clever homescreen.

3.     You will have to log your child into Microsoft 365 using the same Log In information as Clever. (FIRST TIME USE ONLY! Then your information will be saved.)

4.     Finally, click on the Microsoft TEAMS icon to access your child's 1st Grade Teams. (Please look for Mrs. Garner-Jones's Team and click.)


*** In order to be successful with Remote Learning, please have the following supplies available at home by the First day of School, Septemeber 8th! ***

- 3 sharpen pencils

- 1 box of crayons

- 1 scissors

- 1 glue stick

- 2 Primary notebooks 



 Our Class is divided into Apples (A Track students), Bananas (B Track students) and Donuts (D Track/ Full Remote students).

Monday & Tuesday

Apples are in school.

Bananas will work independently until 1:45 pm.  Assignments will be posted on Clever.

Bananas will be online for a TEAMS community meeting at 1:45 pm.

Donuts will be on a TEAMS meeting participating with the Apples in school until 1:45 pm.  After 1:45 pm they will be assigned independent work.  Assignments will be posted on Clever.


Apples, Bananas, & Donuts will be online until around 9:35 am and then will be assigned independent work.


Thursday & Friday

Bananas are in school.

Apples & Donuts will work independently until 1:45 p.m.  Assignments will be posted on Clever.

Apples & Donuts will be online for a TEAMS community meeting at 1:45 pm.




On Wednesdays, we will have an Independent Work Day. We will have a TEAMS community meeting and lessons in the morning. The afternoon will be used to work on Independent assignments and Clever assigned activities. 



Special Schedule (Please make sure your child is logged into Teams for a Live meeting with thier special teachers using this schedule.)

Monday        2:20 - 2:50    Special Prep

Tuesday     10:55 - 11:25   Gym

Wednesday 1:10 - 1:40    Special Prep

Thursday    2:20 - 2:50  Gym

Friday        10:20 - 10:55  Art/Library