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 print a Health Screening Questionnaire.
Learning Preference Survey
Please click on the link below to complete the form to choose fully remote learning for your child.
At this time, you may not request to switch to blended learning (a mix of in-person days at school and remote-learning days at home)
Revised January 2021 Cohort Calendar
NYC Schools Account
The Police Officer Rocco Laurie Imtermediate School Virtual Tour 2021
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 email@example.com.
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.
Stem Enrichment Programs
Apply Now for Exciting Spring Break STEM Enrichment Programs!
This spring break, (re)discover STEM with STEM Matters NYC! Kindergarten through grade 12 students can apply now to attend programs with STEM Matters NYC. K-8 students can apply for Discovery Day, a day-long hands-on learning experience, and enjoy a special interactive class with their adult caregiver. High school students can apply for internships at the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center and spend a week getting their hands dirty in the garden or caring for animals. A wide range of programs are offered at sites throughout the city, including four on Staten Island!
Choose from the NYC Department of Education’s Genovesi Environmental Study Center; Audubon New York; Bronx Zoo; Central Park Zoo; Green-Wood Cemetery; GrowNYC Teaching Garden at Governors Island; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; Makerspace NYC; New York Aquarium; New York Botanical Garden; Prospect Park Zoo; Queens Botanical Garden; Queens County Farm Museum; Queens Zoo; Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden; Solar One; Staten Island Museum; Staten Island Zoo; and Wave Hill. 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 Wednesday, February 10. Preference is given to students who attend Title I schools. Download our flyer, learn more, and apply now. For questions, contact STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov.
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.
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.
Time - 1:30 PMIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
NAACP Staten Island Education Virtual ForumTopic - Who's To Blame? For North Shore students of color failure to read and do math at grade level.Time - 7:00pm- 9:00pmSee the attached flyer for the registration link and details for this event.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Staten Island Federation of PTAs - "VIRTUAL" JANUARY Delegate Assembly Meeting.Time - 2:30pmRegister in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Crazy Hat DayIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Citywide Council on English Language Learners Virtual Calendar and Business Meeting
Time - 6:15pm
Zoom Meeting Information
Meeting ID: 844 1646 1357
Dial by phone: 646-558-8656
See the attached flyer for more details.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Football Jersey DayIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
School Spirit Day
Wear pink, red or any Valentine's Day attire.IS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Lunar New Year - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Midwinter Recess - School ClosedIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
Time - 7:00 pmIS072 (31R072) Rocco Laurie School
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!
ATTENTION 2020 GRADUATES
We are pleased to finally be able to distribute your Senior Yearbooks. 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 call the school at 718-698-5757 to schedule an appointment to pick up a yearbook.
REMEMBERING FOSTER AND LAURIE: READ THIS ARTICLE!
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020
We wish you the best of luck on your next adventure.
Below is the link to your graduation video.
I.S. 72 "FRIENDS" MUSIC VIDEO
IS 72 Social Media Domains:
FRIENDS VIDEO- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNFOlKRKdXY
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.
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