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   

Family Handbook

Please click here to read and download the 2021-22 SISCL Family Handbook.

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Important Family Letters 
and Notices

Please click the link below to read and download a package of family letters and notices containing important information regarding your child's education at SISCL. Next, please complete the online parent/guardian signature form below acknowledging you have received and read the letters. 

Family Updates

NYS Board of Regents 
Graduation Measures Review

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Please click here for more information regarding the NYS Board of Regents Graduation Measures Review

Pop Up Vaccination Site
Please click the links below for a flyer and family letter regarding a pop up vaccination site at SISCL on December 10 from 7:30AM-4:30PM.

Nov 3: Please click the links below for a flyer and family letter regarding a pop up vaccination site at SISCL on November 15 from 7-11AM.

October 20: Please click here to read an important letter from the Chancellor.

September 29: Please click here to read the What's Happening in NYC Public Schools Update

September 22: Please click here to read an important letter from the Chancellor.

September 10: Please click here to read the Chancellor's Family Letter and click here to read the NYCDOE Family Update.

September 2: Please click here to read the What's Happening in NYC Public Schools Update

August 18: Please click here to read the NYCID After-Care Program registration flyer.

May 28: Please click here to read the What's Happening In NYC Public Schools Update

May 24: Please click here to read the May 24 Chancellor's Family Update regarding the 2021-22 school year. 

April 20th: Please click here to read an important family update from the NYC Department of Education.

COVID-19 Health Updates

Parents as Partners Workshop 

Please click here for information on the "Parents as Partners," Family Workshop with Dr. Donyall Dickey

GRADES 6-8 SONYC 2021-22 

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

"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.  


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

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.

Grading Policy

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

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
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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.

Halloween 2021

Urban Advantage Family Science Days

Through our partnership with Urban Advantage, all students and families in our school have the opportunity to attend many Family Science Days this month at Urban Advantage (UA) partner institutions. In-person events will be held on the weekends at the American Museum of Natural History and the Queens Botanical Gardens. Online events will be held with the Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, New York Aquarium, and the New York Hall of Science.

School Meals and Menus 

Download the School Food App to view menus. The app is available for Android and iOS

Student Health Screenings and Entry Protocols

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)

COVID-19 Testing Consent Form

Please click here to download the COVID-19 Consent for Testing Form.  Please complete and return to your child's teacher. 

Update Your Child's Vaccination Status Online 

Please click here for more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination portal to upload your child's COVID-19 Vaccination information. 

Eighth Grade Graduation Videos

Please click the links below to access the 8th grade graduation ceremony videos filmed on June 23rd. 

Congratulations to Our 
PreK, Kindergarten and  
 Fifth and Grade Students

Please click the links below for
 your Virtual Stepping Up Videos


Fifth Grade

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 

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.

Class of 2020 

Graduation Video

SISCL Artist Showcase


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

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

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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


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


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.