Mr. W. Betancourt

Phone: 914-376-8460


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. W. Betancourt

Distance Learning Availability Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, & Friday: 10:00am-1:30pm

Wednesday: 9:05am-12:35pm

Thurseday: 11:45am-3:15pm

Please note that my hours may fluctuate, so please check this page daily for hours of availability and other information.

As of Wednesday, April 1st all of my assignments are posted on Teams in your individual social studies and science classes (602, 603, or 604).  Please ask any question that you may have and submit all of your classwork on Teams as well.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

We are going to compare Classical Civilizations in two parts of the Eastern Hemisphere.  Greece and Rome in what is today Europe and the Qin and Han in what is today China.  Today's

assignment is to look up the meaning of these two words:

1. city-state

2. empire, boundary/border

Monday, March 30, 2020:

In social studies we just completed looking at the rise of River Valley Civilizations.  Over the next centuries cultures developed that deserve the title “Classical Civilizations.”  So, today’s assignment is to answer this question:

What do you think classical means?

 Also, please check my page,  daily, for any new updates on assignments.  As we progress, other school work will be assigned via the these websites below.

Suggested Websites:


Discover Education

CNN 10

Brain Pop

Freckle by Renaissance




Last Week's Assignments:

Please complete the assignments in the 6th Grade Packet, which was disseminated on March 18th-19th or click on the red wording directly below to access. 

6th Grade Packet

Questions & Answers:

Q: Are you going to post the new work (on Monday), in Teams, as an assignment?
A: No, all assignments will be posted on right here.
Q: Did you assign any assignments?
A: Yes, this week's assignments are to complete the 6th Grade Packet, which was disseminated (given out) on March 18th-19th.  Please make sure that you finish the science and social studies portions by the end of this week, because I'll be assigning more schoolwork on Monday.

Q: The Passport Project: The sheets you put on the packet are those the maps we are supposed to use for the continents?

A: It's under your own discretion (choice) to use the maps that are provided in the packet.  That being said, if you'd like to draw and/or printout other pictures of the continents instead, you're more than welcome to do so.