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The ELLA Fellowship Program is based on Sadie Nash Leadership Project's (SNLP) central philosophy that opportunities for community leadership are integral to addressing issues affecting young women.
The ELLA (Engage, Learn, Lead, and Act) Fellowship, named for civil rights leader, Ella Baker, offers young women aged 16-22 the opportunity to develop and implement their own leadership project with specialized guidance from SNLP.  The Fellowship includes a generous award and additional allowance to implement a social justice project that addresses issues in the Fellow’s community.  All Fellows are required to attend monthly retreats, committing to a 9-month Fellowship cycle starting in October and culminating in June with a project showcase.

In order to be eligible, youth must:

  • Be a self-identified young woman between the ages of 16 and 22
  • Have at least 2 years of prior leadership experience
  • Commit to attending monthly retreats in the New York City area 
  • Identify a mentor to support your community-based work
  • Be a self-motivated, passionate, and committed individual that wants to make change in your community
  • Have a good understanding of a social justice issue affecting a community you belong to
  • Desire to develop leadership skills and increase your self confidence
We are currently seeking applications for the 2015-2016 ELLA Fellowship Program. Please download the application packet HERE for further information. The application deadline is Friday, August 21, 2015! 

If you know any interested youth, please have them contact ella@sadienash.org  or call 212.391.8664.

McCown will be closed for the summer. 

Summer School begins on Monday, July 6th at Susan Wagner HS.  Classes are in session from 8 - 10:30 am and 10:30 am - 1 pm, from July 6th - July 29th.  Regents Review Sessions for August exams will be held at Wagner from Tuesday, August 4th - Friday, August 7th, from 8-10:30 am and 10:30 am - 1 pm.  Regents Exams will be administered on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th.

9th Grade Crew Orientation will be held at McCown from Monday, August 31st - Thursday, September 3rd, from 9 am - 12 pm.

Program cards will be distributed on Tuesday, September 8th from 10 am - 12 pm in the lobby.

Have a great summer, and we'll see everyone in full uniform on Wednesday, September 9th!

Please email Ms. Reingold if you are interested in visiting CUNY's City College on August 12th.  We may visit with a group of 30 students (parents are invited and welcomed).  Please visit City's website (http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/) to determine if you are interested in visiting.

City College is the home to the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education - CUNY's finest pre-Med program.  In addition, City offers the following majors:  

�  Early Childhood Education Undergraduate Program at CWE

�  Advertising/Public Relations

�  Anthropology

�  Architecture

�  Art

�  Art Education (K-12)

�  Art History

�  Asian Studies

�  BS/MD Program

�  Bilingual Childhood Education

�  Biology

�  Biomedical Education

�  Biomedical Engineering

�  Black Studies

�  Chemical Engineering

�  Chemistry

�  Childhood Education

�  Civil Engineering

�  Comparative Literature

�  Computer Engineering

�  Computer Science

�  Creative Writing

�  Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering

�  Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

�  Economics and Business

�  Electrical Engineering

�  Electronic Design and Multimedia

�  English

�  English Education (Secondary)

�  English as a Second Language

�  Environmental Earth Systems Science

�  Film and Video Production

�  Foreign Languages and Literatures

�  French

�  History

�  Interdisciplinary Studies

�  International Education

�  International Studies

�  Italian

�  Italian Studies

�  Jewish Studies

�  Journalism

�  Landscape Architecture

�  Latin American and Latino Studies

�  Literature

�  Macaulay Honors College

�  Mathematics

�  Mathematics Education (Secondary)

�  Mechanical Engineering

�  Media and Communication Arts

�  Medical Education

�  Music

�  Music Education (Secondary)

�  Philosophy

�  Physician Assistant Program

�  Physics

�  Political Science

�  Popular Music Studies

�  Pre-Law

�  Premedical Studies

�  Psychology

�  Public Policy and Public Affairs

�  Public Relations


�  Science Education (Secondary)

�  Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies

�  Social Studies Education (Secondary)

�  Sociology

�  Sonic Arts (Music and Audio Technology)

�  Spanish

�  Spanish Education (Secondary)

�  Speech

�  Studio Art

�  Study Abroad

�  Theater

�  Women's Studies

On August 12th we have to catch the 8:15 AM ferry to make it to City College by 10 AM for our tour.  Please RSVP by emailing MsReingold@gmail.com with your name & grade.   

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 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.
ARIS Parent Link can be found at https://arisparentlink.org.
Summer Reading Assignments

Click on the link to access the summer reading assignments for grades 9-12

Summer Reading Assignment 2015

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Tue, Aug 4 - Fri, Aug 7
Regents Review
Two sessions:  8-10:30 am and 10:30 am - 1 pm
Wednesday, August 12
Regents Exams
Comprehensive English
Common Core Algebra (bring graphing calculator)
Common Core Geometry (bring graphing calculator)

Global History
Algebra 2/Trigonometry (bring graphing calculator)
Living Environment
Thursday, August 13
Regents Exams
U.S. History
Geometry (bring graphing calculator)

Common Core English
Earth Science (bring scientific calculator)
Chemistry (bring scientific calculator)
Mon, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 3
9th Grade Crew Orientation
9 am - 12 pm
Tuesday, September 8
Program Card Distribution
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Today, 8/2/2015
High: 89 Low: 70
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/3/2015
High: 91 Low: 72
Slight chance thunderstorms
22% chance of precipitation.