• Mrs. Di Chiara

     Special Class English 11, 12 and Resource Room

     897-6700  extension 30088


    Students: Always refer to Google Classroom for assignments and other important information 


    Parents/Guardians: I will be available to answer emails and return phone calls to you everyday between 7:30 and 8:30 (or at another time at your request).  

    Parent Resources for Digital Learning


    Digital Learning Class Rules

    Digital Learning Class Rules

     Letter to Students and Families April 3, 2020

    Welcome to Digital Learning


     Get a card from the New York Public Library

    The New York Public Library offers a number of online resources, and any New Yorker can sign up for a library card.

    Check out this story on poughkeepsiejournal.com: https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2020/03/27/new-york-public-library-card-gets-you-access-millions-books-resources/2921617001/

    Update: 3/24/2020

    If you will need to borrow a district laptop you MUST complete the form at the link below. 



    Update: 3/23/2020:


    Free Lunch


    Update 3/20/2020:

    The Importance of Keeping to a Schedule   https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vSZhOdEPAWjUQpqDkVAlJrFwxxZ9Sa6zGOq0CNRms6Z7DZNq-tQWS3OhuVCUbh_-P-WmksHAzbsrk9d/pub?utm_email_kaid=kaid_1147395736528249814264095&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=031920-Teacher-RemoteLearningEmail%233&utm_term=All%20Teachers#kix.5sioxrgstyn

    Guided Meditation for High School Students 



    Update 3/19/2020: JJHS Students who qualify for Breakfast/Lunch

    The Program begins today at JJ from 10:00-12:00. 

    Resource Room Meet Up 10:30; see invite in school email. 

    ELA Meet Up 11:00; see invite in school email.



    Update 3/18/2020: ELA 11 & 12 Meet up 10:00 a.m.

            See school email for invite and code  


    Breakfast Lunch  

    Update March 16, 2020

    ELA Students, please log into your Google Classroom for ELA lessons and calendar. 

    I have mailed a hard copy of all materials for 10 days to your home; however, the preferred method of completion is on Google Classroom.         

    Email me with questions.

    Resource Room Students, check your teacher webpages and Google Classrooms daily.

    All Students, check your school email daily for updates from all your teachers. 

    Thank you, Mrs. Di Chiara


    Period 1 Google Classroom Code: nv4fbsl

    Period 7 Google Classroom Code: wu3yu4x

    Periods 2, 5 and 6 Resource Rooms Google Classroom Code: bxj3zlq






    "The only person you are destined to become

                               is the person you decide to be."                         

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson




     Current Read or Listen:

    The Water Dancer by Ta~Nehisi Coates

    Touched by the Sun by Carly Simon (did not like this memoir...the poor rich and famous 1* for effort)

    From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily and Finding Home by Tembi Locke (Loved this memoir! 5*****)


    What did I read this summer? 

    Burning Bright by Ron Rash

    Whisper Network: A Novel by Chandler Baker

    George Carlin Reads to You (audiobook) by George Carlin

    Searching for Sylvie Lee: A Novel by Jean Kwok

    A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes