Kaplan Test Prep *Free* Course Raffle
(all proceeds to benefit 2015 Intensives Week Overnight College Tour)
A $2 Raffle Ticket buys you a chance to win a full (10 session) test prep course with Kaplan.
You choose the course and prep for the ACT or SAT ($700 value).
Raffles will be on sale from April 23, 2015 – May 22, 2015.
Students can purchase their tickets in the College Office (room 302) during 4th or 5th periods.
The raffle will be drawn during the AM announcements on Monday, May 25th. The winner will be given their test prep certificate and a copy of Kaplan’s 5 Strategies for the New SAT. The parent of the winner will also be called on May 25th.
For more details, please contact Ms. Reingold via email (MsReingold@gmail.com) or at: (718) 370-6950, ext. 3020.
We hope you can join us for our 3rd Annual John's Pasta Party to benefit the John Dressler Scholarship Foundation. Put together with our National Honor Society and the South Shore Rotary Club, this event raises money to send cancer survivors to college.
Download a copy of the reservation form here: John's Pasta Party
Applications & more information regarding the following scholarships are in the College Office:
The Kim Rutherford Community & Character Scholarship for Outward Bound HS Seniors who are civic-minded, compassionate and bold (due 4/1//15).
The Stephanie Burgos Scholarship for students who have overcome obstacles and/ or are pursuing degrees in the Fine or Communication Arts (due 4/10/15).
The James and Nicole Cho Foundation Scholarship for students with demonstrated financial need and demonstrated academic potential (due 4/15/15).
The Melody Scott-Decuir Scholarship for students of African, Latino or Caribbean descent (due 4/17/15).
The Dr. Mary Meade Scholarship for women pursuing degrees in Education (due 5/1/15).
The Comité Noviembre Scholarship Awards Program for students of Puerto Rican descent (due 5/29/15).
All scholarships come with academic and essay requirements.
Please come to College Office for full details.
Sophomores who want a sneak peek of the New PSAT, should attend Kaplan Test Prep’s free New PSAT Practice Test on May 9, 2015. The practice test will be held at College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd. beginning at 10am - 1pm.
Please visit kaptest.com/psatpractice. Space is limited, please sign up early!
It's FAFSA Completion Time
Start Here Get There is HESC’s theme for Student Financial Aid Awareness Month taking place this January and February.
HESC is here to help with FAFSA, TAP and other college financial aid questions. FAFSA users can:
For personalized, in-person assistance, FAFSA completion events are scheduled across the state.
NYS Higher Education Services Corporation
1-866-431-HESC - www.hesc.ny.gov
Please support the PTA by participating in one of their many fundraising events. Click on the flyers below to find out about their Holiday Fair, Thanksgiving Pie Sale, store app, and more!
PTA Fundraisers Fall 2014
The Jerome Parker Campus will switching to a POS system for school lunch on October 23, 2014. Please see the attached letter for more information.
I am writing to provide you with information about the Department of Education’s Emergency Readiness Initiatives that are in place in all NYC Public Schools.
Every school currently has procedures for emergencies. In 2000, New York State Education Law Section 2801 was enacted requiring schools to develop safety plans regarding emergency response. In July of 2001, the law was amended to require that plans include information for evacuation and sheltering. In accordance with this, “schools need to conduct drills and other exercises to test components of the emergency response plan.”
School staff members are trained in various procedures that are outlined in the School Safety Plan and we currently conduct a variety of drills throughout the year to prepare our staff and students. Section 807 of the New York State Education Law requires all schools to conduct a minimum of 12 fire drills each year. Section 917 of the State Education Law states that schools are required to provide and maintain automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment, and drills are conducted during the year to assess the use of AED units in an emergency. In accordance with Section 3623 of the State Education Law, drills are also conducted at schools that focus on safety on a school bus.
In addition to conducting these types of drills, our school has a Building Response Team that is trained to activate and respond to different incidents that may occur at our school. Under the new General Response Protocol (GRP), every school will be conducting specific drills designed to help prepare all school communities for three different types of response to emergencies that may occur: evacuation, shelter-in, and lockdown. We will be conducting a soft lockdown drill in the next few weeks. Opportunities for parent engagement are available at our school to ensure that families are involved in our school-based emergency readiness program. Parent versions of the School Safety Plan are available upon request in the main office, and information explaining the GRP is included with this letter. Many other important resources for families are also available by visiting http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/OSYD/default.htm
Emergency readiness training in schools takes place in September and continues for staff and students throughout the school year. Student training is grade appropriate and designed to ensure that students understand the importance of these drills without causing unnecessary alarm. Please review the General Response Protocols that have been given to all students, and discuss these procedures with your child.
All families are reminded to update the Emergency Contact Cards that are on file in our main office. This includes providing and updating information indicating phone numbers, and the names of adults to whom the school may release children in an emergency. Families are also encouraged to register with Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/) to receive information about emergency events, and call 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency.
Parents: Sign Up for School Updates
The City’s public notification program, Notify NYC, now sends updates for emergency situations at school and other events that have an impact on the school day by phone, text message, or e-mail to parents and guardians who sign up for the service. The service updates parents about delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events. Parents and guardians can choose to receive alerts for up to five zip codes, and will receive notifications about schools within those zip codes.
Sign up either by visiting www.nyc.gov/notifynyc or by calling 311.
Access Important Information on Your Student
The New York City Department of Education's Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS) provides a single place where our educators can go to find and study important information about your child. Principals and teachers use this information to find out how best to help your child.
ARIS Parent Link makes this same important information available for you, so you can work together with your child, principal and teacher to help your child learn. ARIS Parent Link uses secure login procedures to be sure that a child's information can be seen only by authorized members of his or her family.