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Mrs. Michele Lotto
My hours are as follows: Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. All assignments are posted daily on Microsoft Teams, which all students have access to as we utilize this application in class. Shall any student need to speak with me, they can chat with me through MS Teams or my email, MLotto@yonkerspublicschools.org. All assignments must be typed, no photographed pictures of any assignments will be an accepted form of submission.
Every student in the Yonkers Public Schools is given a free Miscorsoft account in which they can download Microsoft Office on any computer at home, maximum 5 downloads to help with distance learning.
What is TEAMS and Why Use It?
MS Teams is an online collaboration software platform that allows teachers and students, and students and students, to communicate and review/complete assignments online. MS Teams is the district approved platform for posting assignments and communication with students. Teachers can run the program from the app and students can review assignments, communicate with each other or the teacher, and best of complete all their work.
Teams is where I post information and assignments for my classes. While we are doing Distance Learning (DL) students will be submitting their work electronically through MS Word and other Microsoft programs and apps. Please do not send pictures of the work unless I specifically request it. Everything must be submitted directly through the assignments posted on Teams.
Teams is NOT for communication between teacher and parent, parents can email me at email@example.com.
How Do Parents Check Grades?
I use the district program PowerSchool for my grades. At the beginning of the year, letters were sent home with each’s student’s specific code for PowerSchool. Many parents don’t know this and this is something I do not have, you would need to call Central Office and request it. A loop hole is you can down load the PowerSchool app and have your child login with their school computer username and password, just like for Teams.
Thank You for Your Involvement
I hope you found this information helpful. We all need to adjust to online learning and patience is required. Please feel free to reach out and ask questions and keep up with what your children are doing in their classes.