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.
To view a copy of the all documents distributed, please visit the NYC DOE website below:
Click on the link below to visit the NYC DOE website to complete Health Screening Questionnaire online.
Click on the link below for a printable copy of the Health Screening Questionnaire.
Click on the link below for the COVID testing consent form.
Learning Preference Survey
Wednesday, March 24 – Wednesday, April 9: Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Families
- Families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning should complete and submit the Learning Preference Survey during this window.
- Families can also call 311 to complete the survey over the phone.
- At any time, you can complete and submit Learning Preference Survey to choose fully remote learning for your child.
If a family that is currently opted into remote learning does not complete the survey indicating a preference for blended learning during this opt-in window, their student will remain fully remote.
Please click on the link below to complete the Learning Preference Survey
School Safety Letter 3/26/2021
March 26, 2021
The safety and well-being of every child at The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School
remains our highest priority. To this end, we are sending you this notice pertaining to the safety
of our students.
Today, our school community had a soft lockdown as there was an unknown individual on our
school campus. Students and staff were not allowed to leave their classrooms during the lockdown.
NYPD responded to our school campus and escorted the individual off our campus. All schedules
have resumed as normal. Should your child require additional support relating to today’s incident,
Guidance Counselors and support staff are available to assist students.
We assure you that every precaution was taken and will continue to be taken to ensure the safety
of our students and staff.
We look forward to your continued involvement as we work together to ensure The Police
Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School is the successful school we know that it is.
Jessica Jackson Mary Curran
Principal Assistant Principal
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
The 2021 Virtual Summer Arts Institute
Summer Arts Institute (SAI) is a free, virtual, four-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grades 8 through 12 in Fall 2021 (students currently in grades 7 through 11)
Program Dates: July 5 – July 30, 2021
Student Application Period: February 25, 2021 – April 5, 2021
Student Auditions: Auditions will be submitted virtually between February 25 - March 29
SAI Confirmations/Regret: No later than May 11, 2021
TO APPLY: Visit https://www.cvent.com/d/3jqjy
See the attached flyer for more details
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 to 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.
See the attached flyer for more details and registration.
The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Intermediate School Virtual Tour 2021
NYC Schools Account
District 31 Memorial Video
Dear Rocco Laurie Families,
In remembrance of those who are no longer with us in D 31, our district will be participating in a collective moment of silence at 9:30am. We are posting a District 31 video message to our school's website following the moment of silence today.
Please click on the link below to view the video.
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.
Town Hall Meeting February 22, 2021
Below is the link to Ms. Jackson's Town Hall Presentation
Click on the link below to view the PowerPoint presented by Ms. Bermudez
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.
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
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
Health Screening Questionnaire
Please click on the link below to visit the NYC DOE website to print a Health Screening Questionnaire.
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
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.
Virtual Zoomba for Autism Acceptance
Time - 6:30 p.m.
See the attached flyer for details and meeting link.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Title 1 Parent Event
The HBCU Experience: 101
Informational session about HBCUs, NAACP Youth Council, and Moms of Black Boys, United (M.O.B.B)
Time - 6:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Tammy Greer Brown
· SI NAACP Chapter Leader,
· SI M.O.B.B. United Co-leader
· Howard University Alumni
See attached for more detailsIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Wear your favorite mismatched outfit.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
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Dress as your favorite career.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Eid Al-Fitr - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Wear your Favorite Sunglasses DayIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
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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.
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:
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.
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.
Things to Know
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
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!