Guidance Corner

2022-2023 School Updates

Welcome Back Letter!

 

Dear Rocco Laurie Students and Families,

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school on Thursday September 8th, 2022.  I know you must be filled with the same anticipation and excitement as I am, as you plan for your return to school.  As you are enjoying the last days of summer, I want to provide you with some updates to help you prepare for the first day of school. 

NEW THIS YEAR:

We are committed to ensuring that our students stay safe and healthy this school year.  We have attached the link to the DOE’s new health policy for your review: DOE Health Policy

We are no longer using Pupilpath. We will be implementing the new “one stop shop” DOE  platform for grade reporting and attendance. More information will be shared with you in the coming weeks regarding how to access this new platform. 

All parents or guardians are required to create a NYC Schools Account (mystudent.nyc

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 If you do not have an account, please email Stephanie Montanez-Miniero, Parent Coordinator at Smontanez2@schools.nyc.gov to obtain the authorization letter to create an account.

 Here is the link to a video highlighting the step-by-step process for a parent to create and add their child: NYC Schools Account Video on Vimeo

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We will continue to use the DOE email platform and Operoo for our communication purposes.  Phone blasts will be made when the need arises. Please ensure that we have your updated contact information on Operoo.

Please check your OPEROO email and our school website for all the latest updates leading up to the first day of school.  If you need support with OPEROO email Mr. Rocco at grocco@schools.nyc.gov. Please include: Parent name, email, contact number, and student OSIS number.

Morning Arrival Protocols:

2022-2023 School Hours: 8:00AM-2:20PM

Doors open for optional breakfast: 7:35AM (Use Exit 10 at the front entrance on Ferndale Ave.)

Grade Line-up begins: 7:45AM

If you are not eating breakfast, please go directly to your grade's line-up location below:

  •   6th Grade Lineup: Stop, Drop and Go on Ferndale Avenue. Enter at the main entry.
  •   7th Grade Lineup: Lower school yard (Student drop off at entrance on Travis Avenue). Enter at Exit 7.
  •   8th Grade Lineup: Upper school yard (Student drop off at entrance on Merrymount Street). Enter at Exit 6.
  •   Door to Door Bus Students: Arrive on Saxon Avenue and will enter at Exit 3.

Afternoon Dismissal Protocols:

  • Students taking the school bus will be escorted by their last period teachers to the nearest stairwell and exit to their bus. Bus slot numbers are painted on sidewalks to help students locate buses.  There is always plenty of staff around to help.
  • Students being picked up by car or walking home should exit out of the building using ANY door closest to your arranged meeting spot.
  • To ensure the safety of our students during dismissal, please do not park your car in any designated bus areas. (Ferndale Avenue, Saxon Avenue and MerryMount Street). Please arrange an alternate meeting spot for pick-up. We highly recommend you choose a meeting spot for your child prior to the first day of school to avoid confusion at dismissal.

Additional Reminders:

  • Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria and go outside for recess, weather permitting.
  • Students can receive free lunch from school, or bring their own lunch.  Please note that food deliveries or drop off by parents or services are not permitted. If a student forgets lunch, a school lunch will be provided for them.
  • Devices (laptops preferred) are still required this year to access our Google Classroom learning platform.  
  • School supplies are listed on our website. On the first day, plan to bring a notebook, pen/pencil and a tech device if possible.  If you are in need of a device, please fill out the following google form and devices will be sent home with students starting the second week of September.

Device Request 2022_2023

  • The School Store is now open:

The Rocco Laurie school community uses our online store to buy school apparel.  Using the link below, which is also on our school website, you will be able to purchase all required gym items as well as optional school clothing for your family.   

School Store

  • Use of cell phones during the school day is strictly prohibited. If you need to contact your child during the school day, call the main office.

           IS 72 CELL PHONE POLICY

Warm Regards,

Principal Jessica Jackson