THE POLICE OFFICER ROCCO LAURIE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 72
33 Ferndale Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718)698-5757 fax (718)761-5928
Jessica Jackson, Principal
Mary Curran, Sixth Grade Assistant Principal
Elaina Caccese, Seventh Grade/Special Education Assistant Principal
Danielle Movsesian, Eighth Grade Assistant Principal
Gregory Rocco, APO-Assistant Principal of Discipline and Operations
***********NYC Department of Education Updates**************
It’s important we come together as a school community and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. The health and safety of our students and staff continues to be our chief priority, and we will follow all guidance and take all appropriate measures accordingly, keeping you informed.
Please click on the link below for the latest updates from the NYC Department of Education.
Learning Preference Survey
- At any time, you can complete and submit the Learning Preference Survey to choose fully remote learning for your child.
- Families can also call 311 to complete the survey over the phone.
Please click on the link below to complete the Learning Preference Survey
Class of 2021 Senior Lawn Signs
The PTA is selling Class of 2021 Lawn Signs.
Let's celebrate the graduates in your family!
Lawn signs are a great way to share the news with family, friends, neighbors and people passing by.
The cost of the lawn sign is $13.00. Payments must be made by using Zelle.
Please see the attached flyer for payment details.
Any questions, please email the PTA at 31R072PA@schools.nyc.gov.
#Bulldogstrong Lawn Signs
SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION
***PLEASE NOTE: TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR NYC SCHOOLS ACCOUNT DAILY FOR UPDATES***
Please visit schools.nyc.gov/returntoschool2020 for the latest updates.
TO FIND OUT IF YOUR CHILD IS ELIGIBLE FOR YELLOW SCHOOL BUS OR A METRO CARD PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
Please click on the document below to print a metro card request form
Health Screening Questionnaire
COVID-19 TESTING CONSENT FORM
In order for your child to return to in-person learning, you must submit the consent form for in-school COVID-19 testing before your child returns to their school building.
Click on the link below for the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form.
Summer Rising is New York City’s free in-person summer program for any City child in grades K–8.
All K–8 students participating in programs will have access to academic classes and enrichment programming, including field trips, arts activities and outdoor recreation. Students will engage in daily community building and social emotional learning activities.
Summer Rising will address academic and social emotional needs of our youth through tailored support. These programs will provide a bridge to next school year and allow students to reconnect with one another and with their schools. They will address unfinished learning while providing avenues for recreation, exploration, and fun.
Summer Rising Calendar - Grades 6-8
- July 6 to August 12 (except July 20)
- 8 AM–4 PM
For more information please visit NYC Department of Education website, https://www.schools.
Apply Now for STEM Summer Enrichment Programs!
This summer, unplug and explore STEM! Students entering grades 1-12 can apply now to attend programs with STEM Matters NYC. Get your hands dirty in the garden, encounter amazing animals, or design an art or engineering project. Students entering grades 1-9 in September can apply for one-week camps. Students entering grades 10-12 in September can apply for STEM courses. Choose from a wide range of programs offered at sites throughout the city, including three on Staten Island!
Programs are offered at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center in Brooklyn; Audubon New York in Queens; Bronx Zoo; MakerSpace NYC in Brooklyn; New York Aquarium; New-York Historical Society; Prospect Park Zoo; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; The Battery Conservancy; The Green-Wood Cemetery; and UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. Students will meet and work with field experts in programs that feature real-world learning experiences.
Don’t miss out, spots are limited and the application deadline is Friday, April 23. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.
Attention 7th Grade Students - Virtual MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2021
Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for NYC Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2021. This intensive program will be held virtually. The goal of the program is to provide equity and access in preparation to screened NYCDOE arts high schools and arts programs for 300 currently Title I middle school students interested in auditioning for a screened high school arts program.
All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
Apply online at: https://www.cvent.com/d/yjq29t(open externail LInk)
NYC Schools Account
Voting in the 2021 CCEC Elections 5/1 - 5/11
Voting in the 2021 Citywide and Community Education Councils Elections will take place between May 1-11. Parents vote for the councils that serve their children using their NYC Schools Account.
Please click on the link below to view a video which gives a brief overview of CCECs, explains how eligibility works and shows the voting process in detail.
Below is a link to CCEC's Voting FAQ’s. It can be viewed in all languages.
Please email email@example.com if you have a further questions.
The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School Virtual Tour 2021
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We will be using OPEROO to stay connected, as it is vital for updates to the Digital version of the Blue Card Emergency Contacts during this Remote Learning journey.
OPEROO makes it very easy for you to respond to digital communications, such as school forms, surveys, make payments and keep your Emergency Contact Information (digital version of the Blue Card) current and up-to-date, using your mobile phone, tablet or PC.
Please see attached letter for more details.
IS 72 SCHOOL SPIRIT AND PHYS ED STORE IS ON ONLINE!
The Rocco Laurie school community uses our online store to purchase school apparel. Please visit Gotham Outfitters by using this link: http://www.is72store.com/is72store/shop/home to purchase optional school apparel for your family. When ordering, please choose "group" delivery if you would like to have your items delivered to I.S. 72 free of charge. Please choose "home" if you wish to have your items delivered to your home. Please note, there is a $9.95 charge for home delivery. Window closes to purchase items for September on August 28.
The store will open and close multiple times throughout the year.
Please see the attached letter regarding I.S. 72 gym requirements, sizing information and store schedule SCHOOL STORE LETTER JUNE 2020
NYC Resources For Free Wifi
Library/Alliance Wifi: https://www.nycgo.com/plan-your-trip/basic-information/internet-access-in-nyc/
LinkNYC Wifi: https://www.nycgo.com/articles/wifi-in-nyc
For all families that are requesting a device who do not have sufficient school-based technology, please complete a request form or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5.
Please visit the NYC DOE link below to request a device.
If you have requested a device from the DOE and did not receive it, please email Mr. Rocco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOE Technology Support for Families
If you are having issues with technology, please click on the link below to fill out a Technology Support for Families form.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY CONNECT
NYPL CONNECT: INTRODUCING FREE ONLINE TUTORING FOR STUDENTS, DIGITAL RESEARCH BOOKS, AND MORE...
PLEASE VISIT NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY LINK BELOW:
Morning Entry and Dismissal Protocols
Students may begin assembling at their designated line-up area at 7:30am. Single file social distancing lines indicating the 6ft. students must be apart, will be clearly marked on the ground to stand on. At this time, designated school staff will begin leading students into the school. Students will be permitted to take grab-n-go breakfast on their way up to their classroom. At 7:40am Advisory period will begin.
- Students will be using the main entrance and begin lining up in front of the school on Ferndale Ave.
- Stop-Drop-Go will be available on Ferndale Avenue beginning at 7:30am.
- Dismissal will be out of the main entrance beginning at 1:02am.
- Drop off: on Travis using the entrance to the lower schoolyard for line-up.
- Dismissal will be from Exit 7 into the lower schoolyard.
- Please drop your child off at a safe location around the surrounding blocks of the school.
- Students will be using the school entrance (Exit 6) off the upper schoolyard and begin lining up in the upper schoolyard on Merrymount Street.
- Dismissal will be from Exit 6 into the upper schoolyard.
- Please drop your child off at a safe location around the surrounding blocks of the school.
Learning Bridges Programs Survey - Child Care Needs
As the New York City Department of Education resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely. Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey at schools.nyc.gov/learningbridges .
The Learning Bridges programs will:
- Be operated by community-based organizations and other partners
- Provide opportunities for children to connect to their remote learning activities
- Include time for art, recreation, and other age-appropriate activities
- Follow the same rigorous health and safety precautions as schools
You can complete the survey even if you do not yet know your child’s school schedule. The survey is meant to assess interest; this is not a formal application. More information will be shared by the Department of Education (children in 3-K and pre-K) or the Department of Youth & Community Development (children in grades K-8) about a potential placement in the coming weeks. Programs will become available on a rolling basis beginning at the start of school.
You can also call 311 for support in completing the survey.
I.S. 72 Grading Policy 2020-2021
30% Assessments (including but not limited to):
50% Submission of Classwork (including but not limited to):
Formative assessments (ie: exit tickets, success criteria check ins, mastery checks and any daily class assignments).
20% Google Meet Participation/In-Person Participation
Google chat/ Active in-class discussion (making a comment and/or asking a question either verbally or in the chat).
Camera is on and showing your face for the duration of the Meet.
Joining class meets/Arriving to classrooms on time.
All classwork that is not completed by the end of the school day, must be turned in by 11:59 pm.
Please reach out to your teacher during their daily Office Hours if you need support. We are here to help you be a success!
School Marking Period Dates
Marking Period 1-September 16, 2020-December 18, 2020
Report Card Distribution-January 7, 2020
Marking Period 2-December 19, 2020-March 26, 2020
Report Card Distribution-April 9, 2020
Marking Period 3-March 27, 2020-June 25, 2020
Report Card Distribution-June 25, 2020
Progress Reports will be sent to your child’s @roccolaurie.com email address by Monday, November 16, 2020. We will issue a progress report as a mid-marking period check-in three times this year.
TAKE-OUT MEALS AT IS 72 FOR REMOTE LEARNING STUDENTS
Remote Learning Students may pick up a free breakfast and lunch at IS 72. The parents/guardians of those students may also pick up the take-out meals. Take-out meals for students and other NYC children will be available on school days from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. No registration, ID, or documentation required.
Students attending school in person will be offered free breakfast and lunch daily in school.
Things to Know
THE POLICE OFFICER ROCCO LAURIE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
THE POLICE OFFICER ROCCO LAURIE SCHOOL
IS DEDICATED TO EMPOWERING, EDUCATING, AND ENLIGHTENING OUR FUTURE STUDENT LEADERS TO BECOME STRONG GLOBAL CITIZENS BY INSPIRING A LOVE OF LEARNING, EMBRACING THE FULL RICHNESS AND DIVERSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND NURTURING THEIR SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING.
As you may have noticed, parking around I.S. 72 can be something of a challenge.
However, at no time is it acceptable to park your vehicle on private property. This includes but is not limited to the church across the street on Saxon Avenue or the private residences around the school. Nor is it acceptable to park in the bus slots.
Also, please do not indulge in reckless practices such as backing up onto Ferndale Avenue from Saxon Avenue in order to drop a student off at the main entrance. If it is necessary to drop your student directly in front of the school, please come up Ferndale Avenue from Travis Avenue, as Ferndale is a one way street.
The safety of our students, staff, and the community is of the utmost importance!
Thank you for your cooperation!