Families participating in the Great Neck Public School’s Elementary Remote Program (ERP) were invited to a Book Swap at Upland Park on October 15, organized by the ERP Advisory Committee.
This event provided an opportunity for elementary students enrolled in the district’s remote learning program to exchange books and socialize with peers. The Book Swap brought together students and parents, ERP faculty, and district administrators, including Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast and Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education Kelly Newman.
The ERP was established as part of the district’s 2020–21 Reopening Plan to oversee the delivery of instruction for students in Pre-K through Grade 5 whose families opted to start the school year in a fully-remote format. The ERP Director is Phyllis Feldman, retired principal from Lakeville School.
The ERP Advisory Committee supports the success of this new instructional program and builds connections among participating families. The Committee also strengthens connections between remote students and their home schools through collaborations with parent-teacher associations at each of the district’s elementary buildings.
Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast (center) and ERP Technology Staff Developer Leslie Watnik (far left) join ERP Advisory Committee members Candice Chan, Julie Lam, and Kate Goldberg at the Book Swap on Oct. 15.