Daily Announcements

 We are very proud to announce our third annual Young Ladies of Prestige Youth Seminar taking place this year Fridays (6-8pm) and Saturdays (12-2pm) from April 15th-May 7th, 2016. The purpose of our yearly seminar is to create a sisterhood between young women by providing a positive platform supporting the importance of self as it relates to morals, values, opportunity, education, and wellness, among other challenges faced by young women today. It is extremely important that we instill a sense of perseverance in our youth by not allowing certain circumstances become an overbearing obstacle on their paths to success. 
This year’s seminar will be held at the College of Staten Island. Workshops will be tailored to young high-school women, grades 9-12.  The registration form is attached below.
Seminar Schedule - Community Service hours will be granted for participating! Just bring your documentation to the College Office.
Day 1 (4/15)
Morals and Values
Day 2 (4/16)
Education and Opportunity

Day 6 (4/22)
Global Adversity

Day(s) 4, 5, 6 (4/23, 4/29. 4/30)
Wellness (Self-Care, Sex & Drugs, & Fitness)
Day 7 (5/6)
Purpose and Courage
Day 8 (5/7)
Certificate/Closing Ceremony
Please find the attached registration form and flyer detailing more information regarding the event. Your participation and support is greatly appreciated and we look forward to seeing your youth there!

Emmerline Nelson-Rogers
Ladies of Prestige
Non Profit Organization
Staten Island, NY

About Ladies of Prestige: ​
Ladies of Prestige, founded in 2007, is a non-profit organization based in Staten Island, New York and comprised of four young women who share the mission of reaching out to the young women in our communities with encouragement, mentoring support and information to help them overcome circumstances and achieve their goals. Our three focus areas are mentorship, community, service, and diversity. We develop and plan events and activities to fulfill our mission such as educational trips, empowerment seminars and workshops, and fundraisers to support domestic and global crises (ex. EBOLA Crisis).​​​​​​
College Now Summer Registration is almost here!
 CSI’s Summer 2016 registration will take place the week of May 2nd - 6th, from 2 - 6 PM ONLY.  
As always, availability is first-come, first-served.
The application and course information (including prerequisites & registration instructions) are in the link below.
When you print the packet, please do not print it back-to-back as we will need to separate different forms for registration.  
Hard copies will be available in the College Office NEXT WEEK.  Students, an announcement will be made when they are here.  

  Please be aware that College Now has made THREE CHANGES to the registration process:
1.      Pupil Path print-outs will no longer be accepted. Students will need a copy of their transcript from McCown. Students can get a copy of their Transcript from Ms. Reingold or Mrs. Peck AT LUNCH ONLY.  
2.      PSAT scores will not be accepted.
3.      Students must be present for registration.  

CNSummer 2016 Registration Packet.pdf
The 2016-17 School Year Calendar is now available:
2016-17 School Year Calendar

Please click on the link to access the letter providing you with free access to Microsoft 365 for up to 5 electronic devices in your household!

Microsoft 365 letter to families

Kaplan ACT Course to Prep for the June 11th ACT
After School Wednesdays
4/6/16 - 6/1/16
Please see attached flyer for registration details.  
Learn about the differences between the SAT & ACT at McCown's January 20th PTA Meeting.  

Extended Day Tutoring and Clubs meet every Monday and Tuesday from 2:35 - 3:15 pm.  Click on the link below to access the schedule.
Please click on the link below to read a letter from Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Farina that summarizes the new initiatives announced in the Mayor’s Equity and Excellence in Education plan.

October, 2015

Dear Parents,

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 conducted a soft lockdown drill last week.  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.
ARIS Parent Link can be found at https://arisparentlink.org.
Yearbook Ad
Place an ad for a member of the Class of 2016!  Ads are due by March 18th.  Click on the link to access the order form:
Yearbook Ad Form

Welcome to the Class of 2020!
Coming soon -- Look for your invitation in the mail to New Student Orientation on June 9th from 9-11am!

Cell Phone Policy
Click on the link to access the 2015-16 cell phone policy
2015-16 Cell Phone Policy

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Mon, Apr 25 - Sun, May 1
Spring Recess - School Closed

Tuesday, May 10
Student Led Conferences
12:35 - 2:35 pm and 5 - 8 pm
By appointment only
Wednesday, May 18
School Leadership Team Meeting
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

PTA Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, May 24
Senior Faculty Basketball Game
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Today, 4/30/2016
High: 64 Low: 48
Partly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/1/2016
High: 63 Low: 50
Chance rain
28% chance of precipitation.