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Celebrating Success at QE!

We are proud to have been named in the top 1% of Citywide Elementary Schools for Spring 2019—one of just 6 schools in the city to achieve this distinction! We were named in the top 5% each year for 2015 – 2018, based on MOSL scores and ratings from administrator visits. Thank you to our hardworking staff and students for demonstrating what inquiry and service learning can achieve!

Family Letter From Chancellor Richard A. Carranza

Critical Update for Families: Coronavirus (3/16)

Technology Guidance for Families



March 24, 2020


Good Afternoon Families,


I hope all of you are at home and feeling healthy.  The entire staff at Queens Explorers Magnet School wishes you well.


I know that we have all been transitioning to Remote Learning and we appreciate your patience.  We are all learning together and throughout the next couple of weeks, the process will become more familiar. 


At this point, all students were provided an email address and access to Google Classroom.  All students also have the capability to meet with their teachers through Google Meet, at times specified by the teachers.  These are all learning tools that are essential to learning remotely.  However, we need to make sure that we use these learning tools responsibly.  Please see below for guidance and restrictions regarding school issued gmail addresses/devices, Google Classroom Stream Posts, and Google Meet.


  1. Google Meet - Google Meet is for instructional and learning purposes only.  Students logging into Google Meet through their school issued gmail addresses, may only use it for instructional purposes and to meet up with a teacher.  Students may not log into Google Meet with the school issued gmail addresses for social purposes.  Teachers will not be supervising Google Meet conversations unless they are facilitating a planned learning group.
  2. Google Classroom Stream Posts - The Google Classroom Stream is for students and teachers to post comments and questions about learning.  The stream is not a place to post social gatherings or information that is unrelated to learning.  Please only post comments and questions that are about instruction.
  3. Technology Practices - Please remember the guidance we provide in the classroom for use of technology.  We all want to practice internet safety during this time of remote learning.  Below, please see the classroom rules we follow at Queens Explorers and practice these safety precautions while learning remotely as well:
    1. Use technology only for a task given by the teacher.
    2. Only visit apps or websites with permission from an adult.
    3. Tell an adult if you experience something online that makes you uncomfortable, scared, or confused.
    4. Do not share devices, usernames or passwords with anyone.


I want to thank you for your continued support and patience through this Remote Learning period.  If you have any questions about these best practices and restrictions around technology, please reach out to your child’s teacher.


Melissa Compson

Founding Principal, Queens Explorers Magnet School