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Among a record number of submissions for this year's New Year's card design contest, the artwork of Sheryl Chen '26 took the prize, reminding Pingrians of the importance of unity and community.

Guidelines for Participating in a Class via Google Meet:

  • When on Meet, you are expected to behave as you would in an in-person classroom. This means, at a minimum, that you should be dressed appropriately and should treat others with respect. 

  • Be mindful about what is in the background. It is preferable that you have your back to a wall and display as little as possible. This will cut down on distractions and reduce the possibility of family members inadvertently being on the Google Meet.

  • Make sure that your device is charged and/or plug it into power during your Meet session.

  • To ensure that your laptop camera and mic are working properly. 

  • Use headphones if possible when participating in a Meet.

  • You should “mute” yourself when entering a Meet and keep muted unless speaking or asked to speak by a teacher. 


  • This is a meeting for the students. You're here for tech support only - if needed. Please help to keep the space quiet so that our students can give their fullest attention to the conversation presented. 

  • Teachers may record lessons at their discretion and they will be saved to the Pingry Drive. We ask that no other recording or pictures be made in order to protect the privacy of everyone. 

  • If a student misses a lesson, please email the teacher. 

Grades 3-5 students:

During a Lesson…. 

  • Once you are in Meet, open the chat function. Use the chat function in Meet to ask questions. Your teacher will pause to check the chat to address questions. 

  • Please bear in mind that a Meet session may be recorded only by the teachers. If you are unable to attend please reach out to your teacher. 

  • You should not have other apps, tabs, games, etc. open during a Meet. Rather, you should focus on the session at hand. 

  • Remember that the Honor Code and the Acceptable Use Policy apply to your remote learning.

  • If you experience disruptions in your connectivity during a Meet, you should turn off your cameras. 

  •  In the case of a WiFi outage, every Google Meet has a phone number associated with it so you can call in.

All Students K-5:

  • You will be able to access the Google Meet through Google Calendar invites which you will receive for each session. Your teachers will share the link.

  • Video chat discussions can be challenging because everyone speaks at once. It will be important to be patient and wait your turn. Your teacher may have a signal for you to use when wanting to speak.

    • Being on a video chat can be a lot more tiring than having a discussion in person. 

    • All assignments and instructions to be completed after the lesson will be posted.

  • Remember to use your manners and be mindful of your word choice.

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