280 Regis Drive Staten Island, NY 10314    Phone718-697-5250     Fax718-697-5260

Donna Nilsen, Principal     Frank Morano, AP     Matthew Valia, AP     Lynda Bernstein, Parent Coordinator   

April Cohort Calendar

April Calendar


In-Person Opt-in Window 
for Remote Students

Please click here for an important letter outlining the details of the new in-person opt-in window for remote students. 






COVID-19 Health Updates
GRADES 6-8 SONYC 2021-22 
AFTER-SCHOOL Program 

Please click here to learn more about and register for the 2021-22 free SONYC after school program.


6-8 Grade Students Return for In-Person Learning February 25

Students in Grades 6-8 who opted in to In -Person Learning will return to the school building on Thursday, February 25th according to our Cohort Programming Model. 


All in person students who have not already done so are required to provide consent for testing before their first in person learning day. 



"Parent Chats" Support Conversations

Parents Talking

Come chat with other parents and be each other’s support.  Parent Chats are open-ended group discussions with a mental health specialist to provide parents with an opportunity to discuss topics that they deem relevant.  




Program Model Change

Beginning Monday, January 11, the Program Model will change to allow for more in-person learning days for those families who opted in to in-person learning.  

Please read this letter for detailed information regarding this change. 


Pre-Kindergarten Registration

This year, the pre-K application will be open from February 24 through April 7, 2021.

During the application period, families can apply one of two ways:

1. Online with MySchools. Apply online in English, Arabic, Bengali/Bangla, Chinese, Haitian Creole, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Urdu.

2. By phone at 718-935-2009. Interpretation services are available in more than 200 languages for over-the-phone applications. 

You can also email our parent coordinator Ms. Bernstein at LBernstein9@schools.nyc.gov.


Kindergarten Registration

Beginning December 10, children born in 2016 can apply to kindergarten for the 2021–22 school year; the application deadline is January 19. 

Please read this flyer for more information. 


Letter from the Chancellor 
March 5

Please read the attached letter from Schools Chancellor Carranza.




GRADES 6-8 SONYC REMOTE 
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Please click the links below to learn more about and register for the SONYC remote after school program.




Remote Learning During Inclement Weather

Please read this letter from Schools Chancellor Carranza regarding remote learning expectations during inclement weather.


Family Workshops Available

Join the YMCA Counseling Service in partnership 
with The Staten Island School of Civic Leadership, for Parenting Wisely, a 7-segment evidenced-based parenting skills training program, which aims to improve family relationships as well as to reduce problem behavior. 

Please download the flyer below for session information and more details.



School Experience Survey

The DOE is partnering with Panorama Education to launch the Fall 2020 School Experience Survey to capture anonymous feedback from families, students in Grades 6-8 and teachers, on their ongoing experiences during the 2020–21 school year. The survey asks all respondents about their experience with remote learning, communications, technology use, as well as health, safety, and instruction . Parents/guardians  in grades 3–K through 12, will be able to participate in this anonymous online survey. Students in grades 6-8 can also participate. The survey administration window is January 19 to February 5. 



Please read an important letter below from 
Chancellor Carranza regarding the reopening of schools for students in grades PreK-5 as well as the mandatory COVID-19 testing consent form.






Staten Island Yellow Zone Designation, Weekly COVID-19 Testing and New COVID Testing Consent Forms

Please read the letters below regarding Staten Island's Yellow Zone Designation and requirements for new consent forms for upcoming Weekly Covid Testing. 




Directions to Create Your NYC Schools Account

If you have not done so already, it is important for you register for an NYC Schools Account, which will provide you access to key information about your child’s progress, including your child’s report card grades. With your NYC Schools Account, you will be able to view your child's information in one of ten languages on a computer, phone or tablet. 

Please click this important link for directions to create your New York City Schools Account. 

If you have any questions about setting up your child’s NYC Schools Account, please contact Ms. Bernstein at LBernstein9@schools.nyc.gov 


Grading Policy

Please read the letter and rubric below outlining the grading policy. 





Important Family Letters

Please click here to read a packet of family letters covering important information for the upcoming school school year. The signature page must be signed by all parents and guardians by October 15th. 


Blended Learning Calendars and Schedules

Please click here for our Blended Learning Model, Cohort Schedule and your child's individual class schedules. 

Please also read this letter from NYC Schools Chancellor Carranza regarding reopening of schools. 



Remote Learning Preference Form

Please use this form if you would like to select the all remote option for your child. 




Please click here to download and read our SISCL Family handbook with important Health, Safety and Remote Learning updates.



Technical Support for Families

If you have an issue with your iPad or Laptop, please compete click here to submit a request online.


 Family Resources

To keep you aware of news and available resources, please click here to visit our Family Resources Page.
 

Staff Directory

During this time, if your child needs assistance accessing assignments and programs, please email your childs’ teacher using their sisclnyc.com email address. Addresses are listed on the staff-directory page linked on the left side of the SISCL website. 




Leader in Me Parent and Student Resources
Seven Habits Image
Click here to learn about our Leadership Curriculum and find resources to use to support the process at home and in the school community. 









SISCL's Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phone Policy
In accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation A-413, which provides guidance on the use of cellphones and other electronic devices in NYC Public Schools, this notice serves the purpose of keeping you informed of our school’s continued policy which is as follows:
  • 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.




Student Health Screenings and Entry Protocols

Please read this important letter from Principal Nilsen regarding COVID-19 Health Screening and Entry Protocols. 

Please also read this important letter form  NYC Schools Chancellor Carranza about COVID Health Screenings. 

Daily Health Screening for Students 

In alignment with NYS Department of Health guidance, student health screenings (including temperature checks) must be completed daily— at home—before students can enter DOE school facilities. It is required that these health screenings be completed each day that students are scheduled to attend in-person learning... (read more)




8th Grade Graduation Song Vote

https://forms.gle/Qo9bGL8gT7rbMwMY9

8th Grade Class of 2021: Now is the time to vote for a song for your graduation ceremony. 

Please complete the form to vote for your graduation song.







Please Complete Your School Family Form

My School Apps Link

Please help us ensure funding for our school by filling out the Family Form found at www.myschoolapps.com. By completing this form, we will receive the appropriate allocation of  Federal Title 1 dollars.



Congratulations 
Class of 2020 



Graduation Video
 


Congratulations to Our 
PreK, Kindergarten and Fifth Grade Students

Please click the links below for
 your Virtual Stepping Up Videos

Pre-K


Kindergarten


Fifth Grade



SISCL Artist Showcase

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hF32QYtg5th_rWJ19pxaABAhcIs9vx89/view?usp=sharing

Please click here or the link below to view our SISCL Artist Showcase featuring the work of our talented SISCL artists.




Video
Picture of Students
We miss all of our students and families.  Please click the link above to see a collection of pictures from the SISCL Neighborhood Parade.


Mental Health Resources

Managing Thoughts and Feelings During Crisis

Mental Health Picture

As part of our ongoing efforts to support the Mental Health and Wellbeing of all students we are sharing some important information about managing challenging behaviors at home". 



Door Decorating Contest Celebrates Respect For All Week, Leadership Process

Doors


SISCL students and staff worked together on a door decorating contest this week to recognize the initiatives and programs our school uses to create a safe, respectful learning environment. Each door featured themes and concepts from our Leadership Process based on the Steven Covey's Seven Habits for Highly Effective People and the Leader in Me curriculum. Click here to see all the doors featured in the contest. 



School Leadership Team (SLT) Meetings

SLT



School Leadership Team meetings are held on the first Tuesday each month at 4:05PM in the SISCL library. 


#HourOfCode @ SISCL

Hour of Code

As part of our STEM and SEP Jr. Computer Science for All initiatives, we are excited to announce our participation in The Hour of Code, a world wide effort to celebrate computer science and demystify “code” to show that anybody can learn the basics. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. The program fosters the belief that every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science to nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.

At SISCL, every student will have the opportunity to take part in an Hour of Code activity hosted by our SEP Jr. teachers during Computer Science Education Week, from December 9th-13th.