Update for CLAE Families

Citizens Leadership Academy East | Breakthrough Public Schools

Dear CLAE Families,

Last school year was truly unprecedented and as a community we were able to partner together to get through it. Thank you for your collaboration and flexibility. We continue to be excited to welcome you back to in-person learning and in doing so have prioritized scholar health and safety, strong school culture, psychologically safe classrooms, and scholar learning.

As we wrap up our second week, we have observed a large percentage of scholars struggling to meet the basic health, safety, and behavioral expectations of our school, including but not limited to: masking protocols; hallway behavior; classroom procedures; and speaking, responding, and reacting appropriately. As such, it has become increasingly difficult to ensure high quality instruction is taking place in every classroom every day.

It is our belief that the best plan of action in this situation is to directly address what is happening by engaging in a full school reset beginning the week of September 13th. This will include a re-orientation for all CLAE scholars and staff to schoolwide expectations, systems, routines, incentives and consequences that ensure a positive, productive, and safe learning environment where rigorous instruction can take place. You can find the schedule and additional details below.


It is critical that we work together as a community to ensure that CLAE continues to be a safe, productive, and thriving environment for all of our scholars and staff alike. We will be holding two town hall meetings in order to hear your voice, and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Virtual Town Hall Dates
Tuesday September 7th, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.-12:45pm
Wednesday September 8th, 2021 @ 6:00 p.m.-6:45pm
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/2187113887


We have an exciting year ahead of us, which is why we’re acting quickly to make sure we create a positive school culture where every scholar can thrive.

Best Regards,
Principal Andesia DeJesus

Andesia DeJesus | CLAE Principal