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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Whitford, I.A. APO-Assistant Principal of Discipline and Operations - email@example.com
KellyAnn DeSantis, Seventh Grade Assistant Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Movsesian, Eighth Grade Assistant Principal - email@example.com
Sean Benitez, Assistant Principal of Special Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Message from IS 72
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The health and safety of all of our students and staff remains our top priority.
To that end, I am writing to you to advise you that today, at 11:00, our school was placed on a shelter in due to police activity in the vicinity of our school building. NYPD lifted the shelter in at 11:15 a.m. All students and staff are safe.
Please be assured that we are committed to providing all students and staff with a safe and nurturing learning environment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Movsesian at email@example.com.
Parent Teacher Conferences 11/9/2023
Holiday Express Winter Showcase
The Rocco Laurie school community uses our online store to buy school apparel. Using the link below, you will be able to purchase all required gym items as well as optional school clothing for your family.
Gym Letter 2023- 2024
Please contact Dr. Wohlstetter or Mr. Primm if a student needs their email address or passwords reset. If students need any support with technology platforms they are using , please feel free to reach them through email.
Program Director Dr. Wolhstetter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology Coordinator Mr. Primm at email@example.com
Device Request 2023 - 2024
Student Cell Phone Policy 2023- 2024
It is the school policy and expectation that all student cell phones and airpods are off and put away during school hours. Student cell phones and airpods should not be visible during the hours of 8:00 a.m and 2:20 p.m. If there is an emergency and you need to reach your child please contact the school directly and we will help you navigate the situation. Please refrain from texting or calling the student’s cell phone during school hours.
Please read the steps that will be taken if a student does not follow the school’s policy:
- Students will be reminded, by all staff each day, to shut down their iphones/airpods and put them away.
- If the phone and/or the air pods are not put away, the teacher will make a phone call home and record it on the grade google log.
- After the second day, if the student is still not complying with the policy, the teacher will contact the dean. The dean will confiscate the phone.
- The student will receive lunch detention and the parent will then be asked to pick up the phone or airpods from the dean.
SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION 2023- 2024
***PLEASE NOTE: TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR NYC SCHOOLS ACCOUNT DAILY FOR 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
Any questions regarding transportation, please contact our Transportation Secretary Ms. Rufo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch Form Letter 2023- 2024
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Each year we ask families to complete a Lunch form. This form is a key factor in determining whether
your child’s school is eligible to receive funding.
Please go online to myschoolapps.com to complete the form. Online forms are submitted by using your
student’s 9-digit ID number. After completing you will receive confirmation that your form was
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
(Visit myschoolapps.com and select New York City Schools as your District)
NYC Schools Account
Dress Code 2023- 2024
Things to Know
CEC MEETING - 12/4/2023
Community Education Council Meeting on Monday, December 4, 2023, at 6:30 pm.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Super Readers United
Please join District 31 for Super Readers United at Port Richmond High School.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
School Spirit Day-Twin Day
Students and staff can dress alike.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
School Spirit Day- What Holiday do you celebrate?
Wear clothing that represents your culture's holiday celebrations.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
School Spirit Day- Ugly/Silly Holiday Sweater Day
Wear your silliest or ugliest holiday gear.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Winter Holiday Showcase
Winter Holiday performances from our Band, Musical Theater and Dance Team students.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
******Tickets will be available for purchase on Operoo.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
School Spirit Day- Holiday Pajama Day
Wear your holiday or winter themed pajamas.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
School closedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
School closedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Time: 6:00 p.m.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT FOR 7TH GRADE
Dear Rocco Laurie Families,
Please see the attached letter regarding the immunization requirement for 7th grade.
Please be advised of the below visitor policy that will be followed until further notice.
NYCDOE School Building Visitor Policy
In order to protect staff and students in DOE buildings, all visitors wishing to enter DOE buildings must show proof of having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Visitors do not include students attending school in a DOE building.
1. Listed on the Blue Card/ Operoo
There are no exceptions.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Report Card Distribution
Report cards will be distributed with a paper copy and electronically at the end of each marking period.
Parents can access report cards through the NYCSA website, https://mystudent.nyc/. If you have multiple students enrolled in the DOE, select the child's tile you wish to view. On the following screen, please select the "grades" tile. From there, you will be able to view all the grades that were entered for your child. At the bottom of the screen, you have the option to download a PDF file that is identical to what the school would have generated for you.
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.
Any questions regarding OPEROO, please email Mr. Whitford at TWhitfo@schools.nyc.gov.
Please see attached letter for more details.
Scanning September 2023- 2024
We are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students in
our school. The NYPD’s School Safety Division has assisted us in achieving this goal and in
implementing a coordinated approach to school safety. As part of the safety initiative for New
York City schools, on some days students will be required to go through metal scanning
machines like the kind used to screen airline passengers for the purpose of detecting
weapons. These scanning devices, deployed by the NYPD’s School Safety Division, will
identify not only weapons but other objects that are never permitted in our building and will help
us to keep everyone safe in our school.
As you know, there are items that students are prohibited from bringing to school. These
items listed in the Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (Discipline
Code) include but are not limited to blades, knives, other sharp metal instruments, etc. Students
who bring these items to school may be subject to disciplinary measures. Procedures for use of
scanning devices in our school are contained in Chancellor’s Regulation A-432 on Search and
Seizure which is available on the Department of Education’s
Website www.schools.nyc.gov. You can also request a copy from my office. We recommend
that you review the Discipline Code with your child to become familiar with what items are
prohibited in schools.
The scanning machines will not be at our schools every day, but students must be
prepared every day to successfully pass through scanners. Students must have their student
backpacks, as well as all metal objects (keys, belts. coins, jewelry, etc.), will go through the
scanner. So if students place all metal objects in their backpack before reaching the scanner, this
will help the line to move quickly. Students who are not properly prepared for scanning may be
required to go through a second, hand-held scan that may delay their arrival to their first class.
I hope that students will be attentive and follow instructions from all School Safety
Agents and school staff and be sensitive to other students waiting to be scanned to enter the
building. We will be reviewing details on the scanning process with your child in school this
I need your support in making this safety measure successful. Please discuss this safety
procedure with your child. They must leave prohibited items at home, go quickly through
scanning, and enter the building on time in the morning. I know that your child’s safety is your
number one concern. We are doing everything possible to ensure that all students have a safe
learning environment in which they can achieve their full potential.
I am confident that this additional security resource will enhance the safety of everyone
in our community. If you have questions regarding the policies and procedures on scanning,
please don’t hesitate to call us.
I thank you in advance for your support.
STATEMENT ON ACCESSIBILITY
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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.