Welcome to 403

Dear Families,


Welcome to 403! We’ve wrapped up our first few days of schools already, and I can tell it’s going to be a great year.


Here are a few things you should know about our class:


  • There’s homework every night. It should always be written in your child’s planner. Typically, we have about 40 minutes of reading, followed by a written response. Occasionally you’ll see some writing homework, but most writing is done in the classroom. Math will consist of practice problems in the Go Math book, as well as Times Table work.


  • We use a lot of technology in this class. There will be a post every night for students to check on the school website. If you don’t have access to a computer, send me a written note right away and I’ll do my best to accommodate your child.


  • If a student can’t complete their homework for an unavoidable reason, send a note with them letting me know. I’ll find the time in school to keep them caught up.


  • Please keep in touch. I love to communicate with parents about all the good things your child is doing. If you ever have questions, email me at jsmith96@schools.nyc.gov. You can also reach me through the website.





Mr. Smith