Family Resource Page

Deputy Chancellor Message: May 30 Update for Families

Please click here to read an important update from Deputy Chancellor Lloyd regarding the 2022-23 School Calendar, Summer Meals Program and the New York City Schools Account.




Virtual Internet Safety Parent Workshop
Tuesday, May 24 at 5PM 

Please click here to download the flyer with information you need to attend the virtual workshop. 



WCS Community Day at the Bronx Zoo
Please click here for information regarding a free trip to the Bronx Zoo.  Please register by April 24th. 




March 18: Mobile Vaccination Site
Please click here to read a letter and a flyer regarding a mobile vaccination site to take place on March 21 and 22. 


March 11: Please click here to download a flyer to participate in an exciting Living room chat Paint-a-palooza virtual painting session with Superintendent Dr. Marion Wilson. 



February 4: Please click here to read the February 4th Family Letter with COVID-19 Health Policy Updates.



Jan 5: Please click here to read a letter from the NYC Schools Chancellor. 



Chancellor's Letter Regarding Updated COVID-19 Policy

Please click here to read an important update regarding COVID-19 Policy from the NYC Schools Chancellor

December 21: Please click here to read an important letter from the Chancellor regarding student vaccinations.




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 9: School Meals and Menus 

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



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


NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program

We are excited to announce our school will take part in the Save for College Program – a partnership with the nonprofit NYC Kids RISE. All Kindergarten families citywide can participate in the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program: a scholarship and savings program that provides families, schools, and communities with a way to work together to invest in their children’s futures. This opt-out program is available to kindergarten students, no matter the family’s income or immigration status. 





Back-to-School Night

This year's virtual Back-to-School Night will be held on Thursday, September 30th from 4PM - 7PM.  This is an all-virtual event.



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



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



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


September 9: Pop-up Vaccination Site: Please click here to read the flyer and here for the vaccination consent form for next week's popup Vaccination at 280 Regis Drive. 



September 2: Please click here to read and download the 2021-22 SISCL Family Handbook.



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


August 31: Back-to-School Family Forums

Please join Chancellor Meisha Porter for the Back to School Family Forums. The virtual Back-to-School Family Forums feature borough leaders, DOE Leadership, and the NYC Department of Health. The first two sessions will be on Wednesday, September 1st - these sessions will focus specifically on reopening in the fall.  

Registration is now open for all forums and Families can submit questions by completing the online registration form at https://learndoe.org/face/

Please click here for the informational flyer.




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



June 18: Chancellor's Family Letter

Please click here to read the June 18th Chancellor's Family Letter




Summer Discovery Day - Application Deadline is June 23

This summer, discover together with STEM Matters NYC! Students entering kindergarten through grade 9 in September can apply now for Discovery Day, a day-long hands-on learning experience, and enjoy a special interactive class with their adult caregiver. 

wide range of programs are offered at the Central Park Zoo; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; New York Botanical Garden; New-York Historical Society; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; The Green-Wood Cemetery; Urban Glass; and Wave Hill.  

Don’t miss out, spots are limited, and the application deadline is Wednesday, June 23. 




What's Happening In NYC Public Schools Update

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

Topics include: 
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Ages 12 and Over
Chancellor's Family Engagement Forums
Update on Regents Exams
Halal Meal Expansion
School Survey Reminder.




Chancellor's Family Update: May 24, 2021

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


Parents as Partners Workshop 

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


The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs 


The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team would like to invite you to their upcoming Caregiver Support Workshops. The  three workshop series are designed to provide families with proactive strategies they can use to support their child’s mental health and learning needs while virtually learning from home. These workshops are available at no cost to all NYC DOE parents and caregiversPlease see below for additional details 

 

Promoting Positive Behaviors for Your Child – Please click here to learn more and register.

 

  • Structuring a Home Learning Environment; Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Managing Kids' Screen Time; Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 1; Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Motivating Your Child for Remote Learning – Part 2; Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST
  • Improving Your Relationship With Your Child; Tuesday, May 25th 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Parent Calming Techniques; Thursday, May 27th, 2021 | 10:00am – 11:00am EST

 

Coping During COVID-19 – Please click here to learn more and register.

 

  • Managing Grief and Loss; Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST
  • Fostering Resilience Within Your Family; Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Will My Child be Okay?; Monday, May 17th, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm EST
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety; Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm EST
  • Managing Intense Emotions; Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm EST

 

Supporting Learning at Home – Please click here to learn more and register.

 

  • Supporting Your Child in Virtual Learning; Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST
  • Building a Foundation for Reading at Home; Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:00pm EST
  • Building and Supporting Executive Functioning Skills; Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST

 

For additional resources, please visit  at: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/.


Child Mind Institute 




May Mental Health Resources: Mental Health Awareness Month

Please see the link below for the "Tools 2 Thrive" Mental Health Toolkit that provides individuals with information and coping strategies around common struggles that affect mental health - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.




DOE Family Update - April 22

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



April Mental Health Resources: Stress Awareness

Stress is a normal part of life for teenagers and can be caused by many different things. The more we learn about teens and stress, the better able we will be as parents to model the behaviors that can help our children learn to cope better with stress. Learning about why we get stressed and how to manage it more effectively is a great skill for life.

Please click here for more information from the April Mental Health Awareness Resource Letter


Making Learning Work 

The DOE invites families to participate in a three-part Parent University virtual series called “Making Learning Work.” The courses include a user-friendly family guide with practical resources, tools, and tips to help students learn at home and school, and build and sustain meaningful relationships. Courses will be conducted in English and Spanish and taught by DOE partners at Columbia University’s Center for Public Research and Leadership.  Please click for more information in English and Spanish.




Chancellor Letter March 19

Please read this letter from NYC Schools Chancellor Porter. 




Wide Open Schools Family Resources

The Wide Open School website provides learning activities for students to complete independently at home, or with their families. Activities are available in all subjects and grades, and in all languages via Google Translate. Families can use the information to do the following:

  • Access an overview of the units their children are studying throughout the year, in grades K-8; high school units will be added soon. 
  • Engage with their child on what is taught at school;  
  • Find support for learning at home, like tips for keeping children focused, as well as information about using online learning tools;   
  • Assist with conversations at parent-teacher conferences; 
  • Locate after school activities.




Weekend Wellness Program

Please click here for a flyer for the Office of School Wellness Programs' Weekend Wellness Program. 

The Office of School Wellness Programs is partnering with Hip Hop Public Health (opens in new window) for a free, three-part, monthly Saturday morning event series, "Weekend Wellness: Self-Care for Communities and Families" (opens in new window). Spread the word to families and caregivers in your school communities—especially our communities of color—and encourage them to join us for the next two upcoming Saturday-morning events from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:  

  • March 20: "Community Activity": Move Your Body to Improve Your Mind
  • April 24: "Community Resiliency": The Real Deal on Toxic Stress and Racism

Missed our first session on February 27? No problem! Access it here: Weekend Wellness: Community Immunity (opens in new window) to learn, share and spread #FactsNotFear about vaccine hesitancy and acceptance.



Parent University

Please click here to download a flyer for Parent University- a program designed to empower you as an advocate and partner in your child’s education. All New York City parents and family members are welcome to enroll!



March 2 Letter from the Chancellor

Please read the attached letter from Schools Chancellor Carranza.



"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.  





February 26 Letter from the Chancellor

Please read the attached letter from Schools Chancellor Carranza.




YMCA 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.




We Speak NYC: Conversational English Classes for DOE Families

The DOE, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), is offering a series of conversational-English classes for New York City families. During these three sessions, families will practice their English-language conversational skills, learn about the free city services available to all New Yorkers, and connect with other families across the city. This course will focus on how families can access NYC services concerning career support, education, and workers’ rights.


The sessions will take place from 5:30–7:30 p.m., on December 2, 9, and 16 via Zoom. 



November 29: 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.




November 5: Please click the links below for information about virtual English as a Second Language and GED program. 



November 4: Please click the links below to learn more about and register for the SONYC remote after school program.




November 4: Please read this important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza regarding changing your child's Blended Learning Preference. 






October 2: Please read this letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza regarding the US Census.


September 9: Click here to read an important letter from from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 


August 25: Please click the two links below for updated information from DOE Chancellor Carranza on School Reopening. 





August 20: Please click here for an important letter from Principal Nilsen regarding your child's assigned In-Person Blended Learning Cohort and school hours. In the letter, there is also an invitation to attend a virtual school meeting next Wednesday, August 26 to answer any questions or concerns.


August 18: Please click here to read an important letter regarding SISCL's Programming Model for September.


August 6: Click here to read an important letter from from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 



August 3: Click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 



July 27: Click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza on updates for School Reopening. 



July 13: Click here to read a letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza with resources for your child and family. 



July 8: Click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza about Reopening schools. 



June 29: Click here to read about Summer Reading Resources from the NYCDOE.



June 29: Click here to read a Last Day of School letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza



June 13: Please click here to read an important letter from DOE Chancellor Carranza about having your voices heard through the June 23rd Primary and the US Census. 






June 3: Please click here to read an updated letter about Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from the NYC Schools Chancellor. 



June 1: Please click here to read an important letter regarding your child's attendance and activities on June 4th and June 9th.



May 18: Please click here to read this important letter about Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) from the NYC Schools Chancellor. 



Directions to Create Your New York City 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 



SISCL Grading Policy

Please click this important link "SISCL Grading Policy at a Glance," for information about our Remote Learning Grading Policy. 







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Internet Resources For Families

SISCL Remote Learning Websites and Google Classroom can be found accessed on your Smart phone, tablet, desktop computer, PS4 and Xbox. 

Please see these resources for instructions to access using your PS4 and Xbox. 



AlticeUSA is providing free internet service for all students for 60 days. Please call 866-200-9522 to enroll. 

Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. 

Spectrum - Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395

Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months. 1 (877) 906-9121 

AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families. 

Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 

T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. 
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