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.
INCOMING 6TH GRADE - SEPTEMBER 2020
7TH GRADE SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
(718) 698-5757 x 2
2019/2020 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA):
CRISTA ECKMAN, PRESIDENT
BARBARA NERONE, VICE PRESIDENT
DENISE LOIACONO, RECORDING SECRETARY
SHERI CHARRETTE, CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
REGINA MILLER, TREASURER
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 all required gym items as well as optional school clothing 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.
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
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION
Please see attached 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
Pre-registration checklist: 2018RegistrationChecklistENGLISH.pdf
New York Public Library
Start placing books on hold for grab-and-go service
Click on link below for more details
Translated Letter From the Chancellor - PMIS
Translated Letter From The Chancellor - MISC
Translated Letter From the Chancellor - Summer School
Letter from Executive Superintendent Anthony Lodico
Summer Citywide Activity Challenges and Virtual Field Trips
The DOE is hosting several weekly citywide activity challenges and virtual field trips this summer for students in grades K–12 from July 13–August 17. These challenges are virtual, self-directed, and independent experiences, ranging from students expressing themselves through dance and song, to creating pixel portraits of themselves in Minecraft. Additionally, there are 106 virtual field trips that allow students to visit extraordinary people and places, learn about remarkable events in history, and explore fascinating topics, all online. To participate, an electronic parental consent form is required for students; the link to the consent form is contained in each challenge. To access the challenges, students will need to sign on using their DOE student accounts. New challenges will be posted each week on the Summer Enrichment Challenges and Activities family-facing webpage.
CAREMONKEY WILL BE REBRANDING AS OPEROO
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.
UFT WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS
During the summer, UFT will be offering a host of workshops for parents on Thursdays from 5-6pm. The topics are below, and you can register here.
July 30: Dare to Lead, a Leadership Workshop for Parents
Aug. 6: Cleaning Your Home Safely
Aug. 13: Social-Emotional Learning for Parents
Aug. 20: Meeting Governance for Parent-Teacher Associations — Amending Bylaws and Creating Standing Rules
Aug. 27: Leadership 2.0, a Second Leadership Workshop for Parents
Sept. 2: Growing Up Cavity-Free, an Oral Health Workshop for Families
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020
We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure.
Below is the link to your graduation video.
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
5-DAY VIRTUAL INSTITUTE FOR PARENTS OF MLLS
The Office of Multi-lingual Learners is offering a 5-day Virtual Institute for Parents of ELLS. Parents can register here, and a description of the sessions is listed below:
· Thursday, July 23 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Know Your Rights 1. Learn more about the Rights for Parents of English Learners
· Tuesday, July 28 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Know Your Rights 2. Learn more about the Identification of ELLs/Commissioner's Regulation Part 154
· Wednesday, July 29 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Know Your Rights 3. Geared towards Undocumented families and online/offline resources for immigrant families
· Tuesday, August 4 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Bilingual Programs
· Thursday, August 6 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - College Planning
Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting
Time - 6:15 p.m.
Click here on
Please email us at email@example.com to request interpretation and we will make every effort to provide interpretation services for the languages requested. However please note that we cannot guarantee that all languages will be available.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Last Day of Summer SchoolIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
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
NEW YORK PANDEMIC EBT PLAN
The United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved New York State's plan to administer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) to students in the state who would have received free or reduced-price lunch while in school.
Please see attached flyer for details.
FREE MEALS AT I.S. 72
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 11:30 am for children and families
- 11:30 am to 1:30 pm for adults
- 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 more 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.
The 2020 Staten Island Borough Arts Festival
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.
Please see attached newsletter from our Guidance Team highlighting SEL and mental health resources available to our families.
Resources for Undocumented Students
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.
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:
8th GRADE INFORMATION
SUMMER AND FALL SCHOOL BUS INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Starting August 30, all parents and guardians can find out their child's bus information for the upcoming school year online or by calling the OPT Customer Service Center.
To look up your child's information online, visit http://optnyc.org/public1/default.aspx?logout=1. You will need to enter your child's student ID number and date of birth to view the information.
Call the OPT Customer Service Center at (718) 392-8855 to obtain your child's information. Please have your child's student id number ready. Automated service is available 24 hours a day beginning on June 28. Live customer service agents are available 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday - Friday; and during the weekends of July 1 and September 2 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Please keep this information for September. In addition, if a bus is late for morning pickup, please call PIONEER BUS COMPANY DIRECTLY AT 718-984-8077. If a bus is consistently late or doesn't arrive at a stop please call OPT Customer Service Center at the number above.
UAU AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AT I.S. 72 2018/2019
UAU will be registering students for their after school program on August 27, 2019 from 9 am -1 pm.
Please note that seats are limited and acceptance is on a first come, first served basis. Only completed applications (including updated medical) will be accepted.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Egan at:
Thomas J. Egan
Application form can be found here: UAU APPLICATION 2019.pdf
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.
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!
Do you need a Helping Hand? Project Hospitality may be able to help you with:
- PUBLIC BENEFITS, HEALTH INSURANCE, LEGAL & IMMIGRATION HELP
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP
- EMOTIONAL HEALTH
- HEALTH HOMES
- YOUTH DROP IN CENTER
Click on link below for more information:
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