Address:  280 REGIS DRIVE STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314     Phone718-697-5250     Fax718-697-5260     
PRINCIPAL: Donna Nilsen     Assistant Principal: Frank Morano    Parent Coordinator:  Lynda Bernstein     
Week At A Glance

SISCL's Cell Phone Policy

On March 2nd, Chancellor's Regulation A-413 took effect to provide further guidance on the use of cellphones and other electronic devices in NYC Public Schools. 

The following four bullet points outline our school's policy: 

  • Cell phones, computing devices and portable music/entertainment systems are permitted to be brought to school but must remain turned off and in the student’s backback/schoolbag at all times while in the school building.
  • Use of electronic devices during the school day is prohibited.  This includes, but is not limited to, all visible headphones, earpieces and any electronic devices attached to belt loops or wrist-pieces.
  • Students who use cell phones, computing devices or portable music and entertainment systems in violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, this school’s policy, Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, and/or the DOE’s Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy will be subject to discipline in accordance with the guidance interventions and disciplinary responses set forth in the Discipline Code.
  • If a cell phone, computing device, or portable music or entertainment system is confiscated by a staff member or school official for violation of the DOE’s Discipline Code, this school’s policy, the Chancellor’s Regulation, and/or the Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Policy, the student’s parent/guardian must be contacted and arrangements made to retrieve the device.  Until that time, the device will be locked up and stored in the General Office.
SISCL Supports Build On!

This school year, SISCL is helping to fund build On, an organization that raises money to help build schools in disadvantaged countries throughout Africa. Our school goal is to raise $27,000 by June to build a school in Malawi! 

SISCL has been working diligently as a team to brainstorm and carry out various ways to earn money. Student Lighthouse Team created crafty items which were sold to students during four lunch periods the week of October 27th, earning $ 642.50 in just one week! The craft sales will continue each month throughout the year so please be aware of notices sent home with those dates! 

We have also been recycling broken crayons in SISCL’s classrooms, to melt and create fun and useful crafts for students to buy as well. As we team up together this year, our hope is to provide students in Malawi with the same educational opportunity we are so lucky to have here.
Click here to learn about our Leadership Curriculum and find resources to use to support the process at home and in the school community. 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The COMMONS café, located at the Teleport in Bloomfield, was host on Thursday to The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation Awards Ceremony, during which $45,850 in grants and scholarships were awarded to more than 50 community organizations, schools and individuals.

Profits from the COMMONS café -- whose motto is "Eat Good. Do Good." -- are used entirely to benefit the foundation.  

Founded in 2011, the Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation aids non-profit organizations on Staten Island, while also providing scholarship assistance to the Nicotras' employees' children and grandchildren. Read more...

SISCL 8th Grade Class of 2015:
What song do you want to sing at graduation?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The cafeteria of New Dorp High School was jam-packed Saturday as some 200 students from Staten Island and Brooklyn competed in a day of head-to-head challenges with their Lego-based robot creations for the qualifying round of the annual FIRST Lego League (FLL) challenge.

Teams of students put their colorful creations -- ranging in size from four to 12 inches -- through their paces on table-size white game-boards marked off with blue lines. The kids steered their robots up and down the game-board, pausing them to accomplish tasks such as scooping up tiny balls and obstacles littering the playing field. READ MORE