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
Please see the attached latest update regarding COVID-19. 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.
Start of School Update 9/17/2020
Dear Rocco Laurie Families,
As you may have heard, approximately 3 hours ago the Mayor announced that the city is delaying the start of in-person learning until October 1st. ALL STUDENTS will begin remote learning from home on Monday, September 21.
Our calendar will not change. Students will follow their "A" day schedule on Monday, and are expected to attend their Student Advisory class at 7:40 am to have their attendance taken. Continue to check your child's Rocco Laurie email for their schedule. 6th and 7th grade schedules have been sent. 8th grade will be sent by the end of the day tomorrow.
*Please note: We will be sending these documents on Operoo as well for your acknowledgement.
IS 72 School Re-Opening Updates
Town Hall Meeting 9/14/2020
Attached is a letter discussing the model our school has selected for the fall.
Please click on the link below to view the parent engagement video sent by Ms. Jackson.
Parent Engagement Video 7/30/2020:
Parent Meeting Video 8/20/2020:
Revised September Cohort Calendar
Student cohort assignments were sent on 8/26/2020 via OPEROO
October Cohort Calendar
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
For registration, please email completed documents to our Pupil Accounting secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see attached required enrollment forms.
If you have recently moved to our zone and need to register your child, or if you need to determine your zoned school, click http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolsearch/Maps.aspx
To determine what information you need to register a student, click http://schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/NewStudents/default.htm##howto
New York Public Library
Start placing books on hold for grab-and-go service
Click on link below for more details
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.
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
ATTENTION 2020 GRADUATES
We are pleased to finally be able to distribute your Senior Yearbooks. Please see the below schedule. Additionally, you may drop off any school materials that need to be returned such as technology, textbooks, costumes, instruments. etc. Please have your child's name and ATS class from last year to obtain your yearbook.
Please come to the main entrance wearing a mask and practice social distancing.
Monday, September 21 and Friday September 25:
Time 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
INCOMING 6TH GRADE - SEPTEMBER 2020
7TH GRADE SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
Orientation - PowerPoint Presentations
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - "Getting To Know Us" - A Grade Overview
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - "Getting To Know Google Classroom" - A Social Emotional Lesson On Transitioning Back To School
6th , 7th and 8th Grade
Friday, September 18,2020 - "Getting to Know Yourself" - A Social Emotional Lesson On Transitioning Back to School
2020-2021 School Supply List
- Laptop or IPad with charger - If you do not have one of your own, one will be provided for you.
Please click on link below to request a device:
- 5 subject notebook or 1 binder with 5 sections
- Pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters
- Square Post-it notes
- Flash drive
(718) 698-5757 x 2
2020/2021 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA):
Barbara Nerone, President
Denise Loiacono, Recording Secretary
Sheri Charrette, Treasurer
Learning Preference Survey
OPEROO FORMERLY KNOWN AS CAREMONKEY
The name change will occur the week beginning Monday, August 3rd. How you use the service, as well as the ownership and operation of the company, will remain unchanged. You are not REQUIRED to do anything to receive future notifications and/or emails.
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.
FALL SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION
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.
Regis High School Virtual Admission Night
Time 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
See attached flyer for details.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Yom kippur - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Columbus Day - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Election Day - Remote Instruction For All StudentsIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Parent Teacher Conferences - EveningIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
1/2 Day for Students - dismissal at 9:55 a.m.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Parent Teacher Conferences - AfternoonIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Thanksgiving Recess - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Winter Recess - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
UAU AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AT I.S. 72
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 UAU After School program will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Applications must be completed in their entirety accompanied with an updated medical form and immunization record.
All applications and registration paperwork must be submitted via email to email@example.com
If you have any questions, please to contact Mr. Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas J. Egan
Learning Bridges Programs Survey - Fall 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.
Return to School 2020 Survey Results
The survey findings, along with information from public health experts, will continue to guide our reopening plans. Please click on link below for highlights of survey findings, along with daily health and safety precautions we plan to have in place to keep school buildings clean for in-person learning
Translated Support for Remote Learning
The Wakelet link below provides access for schools and parents to the documents below, as well as Google Classroom Overview videos from NYS TESOL.
- Remote Learning
- Google Classroom
- Google Translate
These documents (excluding the videos) are also available along with additional information on this parent-facing page of the DOE Website: Translated Supports for Remote Learning
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:
See attached for a list of resources NYPL has to offer
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a unique collaboration of the leading professional organizations representing classroom educators (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructional staff), principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, and central office staff, student support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and other student support personnel), and other school professionals who have come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.
The Coalition’s purpose is to create and share a set of industry-endorsed resources that will empower school communities across America in the ongoing support of their grieving students. Visit Grieving Students website below to learn more.
NYC Help Now
Regardless if you need help or want to help someone.. A novel (new) coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has caused a public health emergency in New York City. Opportunities to get assistance and to support those affected by this emergency, including volunteering and donating, will be shared on this website.
Visit NYC website below for more information.
We’re here to listen and help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety, or drug and alcohol use. For you or someone you care for.
Please visit NYC link below for more information.
Free E-Books and Audiobooks
All students and families will have access to a large number of free e-books and audiobooks, for all ages and grade levels, this summer through the Sora app. The Sora app is an e-book reader that students can use to access a large variety of titles using their DOE student login
See attached Letter
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020
We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure.
Below is the link to your graduation video.
FREE MEALS AT NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three meals available daily for any New Yorker.
- Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm
- 7:30 am to 1:30 pm for children and families
- No registration, ID or documentation required
- All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time
- No dining space available
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
Please visit NYC DOE website below for locations.
Hygiene Products will be distributed at Meal Hubs.
Please visit NYC DOE website below for locations.
The City has created the GetFoodNYC food delivery program to provide food for coronavirus (COVID-19)-vulnerable and food-insecure New Yorkers not currently served through existing food delivery programs.
This program is available to you if you:
Are unable to go out and get food for yourself, AND
Do not have someone else in your household who can get food for you, AND
Do not have a family member, friend, or neighbor who lives nearby who can get food for you, AND
Do not receive food from Meals on Wheels, God’s Love We Deliver or a similar service, AND
Are not able to afford food delivery from a restaurant or grocery store.
If you qualify, you should note that:
Each household can only make 1 order per day.
Each person who needs food will be given one box, which is designed to last 2 days.
GetFoodNYC will deliver to a maximum of 3 people in each household.
The amount of food delivered is based on the number of people in your household who need food from this service.
Please visit NYC website below to learn more about this program and to sign up.
Please see attached newsletter from our Guidance Team highlighting SEL and mental health resources available to our families.
Resources for Undocumented Students
8th Grade Information
I.S. 72 "FRIENDS" MUSIC VIDEO
IS 72 Social Media Domains:
FRIENDS VIDEO- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNFOlKRKdXY
ROCCO LAURIE 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.
Respect For All
Respect for All Liaison (RFA)- Andrea Gulotta, Guidance Counselor
Sexual Harassment Prevention Liaison (SHP) - Mary Karasinski, Guidance Counselor
Please see the attached letter from Ms. Jackson: RESPECT FOR ALL
TO FIND OUT IF YOUR CHILD IS ELIGIBLE FOR YELLOW SCHOOL BUS OR A METROCARD:
REMEMBERING FOSTER AND LAURIE: READ THIS ARTICLE!
Things To Know...
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!
November 14, 2019 was a very special day for our school, as we dedicated a monument to our namesake, Police Officer Rocco Laurie, and former School Safety Agent, Detective Rafael Ramos. Two of our students, sisters Sarah and Sophie Shapiro's artwork can be seen on this beautiful monument that now stands proudly outside the main entry of our school. Thank you to the students, staff, community members, and NYPD involved in the ceremony. I hope you always look upon this monument with pride, knowing that we made a little piece of history today and contributed to the legacy of our amazing school.
Please visit SIlive's website below for coverage of the event this morning.
I.S. 72 DANCE PROGRAM IN THE ADVANCE!
Read the fabulous article by Dr. Gracelyn Santos in the Staten Island Advance by clicking: http://www.silive.com/gracelyn/2017/06/innovative_dance_program_at_is.html
COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL
As part of the Chancellor's Initiative, I.S. 72, Port Richmond High School and Wagner College have entered into a partnership to help our students be prepared for the future. Look for more information in the coming school year!