COVID-19 School Updates Landing Page

 
June 16 - June 26 Schedule (Updated June 14)

For the weeks of June 16 – 26 the NYC DOE has announced the following guidance for schools.

  • From June 16–25, each school day will be a full day of instruction. Students should be prepared for attendance protocols / procedures and instruction, following the lead of their teachers.
 
  • June 26 is the last day of school for all students (There will be a half- day instruction for students). Students should continue to follow attendance protocols & procedures.
Email Communications:
SITHS Remote Learning Plan - Master Document:
 
 
2020 ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM SCHEDULE & RESOURCES
 
AP EXAMS DAILY ATTENDANCE: From May 11 - 21, students taking an AP Exam must visit their scheduled Day A, B or C teacher’s Google Classroom to complete their daily attendance survey and indicate “Taking AP Exam” for their attendance. Students taking an AP exam are exempt from attending their usual daily classes / schedule for that day.
 

INSTRUCTION / ASSIGNMENT DUE DATES: Teachers will moderate the workloads during the AP Exam schedule, as we do every year, as classes will be disrupted and students will need 1-2 cycles in order to catch up on school work due to the unique nature of the 2020 AP Exam Administration and our Remote Learning Plan Schedule.

NOTE: The AP Russian Exam is Tuesday, June 9th!
New AP Exam Resources from the College Board and Staten Island Tech
What students need on the exam day PDF
Exam Day Q&A Website 
Sample AP Exam Questions PDF
What if I get extended time on the AP Exam Doc
What is something goes wrong during testing PDF
(NEW) Troubleshooting Tips for Technical Issues during the 2020 AP Exam  Website
(NEW) Walk through & Tips for Uploading your 2020 AP Exam  Website
What if I need to reschedule the exam due to technical problem PDF
 

2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.9 MB) &  Ms. Toner’s Video Tutorial of the AP Testing Guide

The guide, designed for students to walk through test day, and provides information about:
  • The AP Exam e-ticket
  • Five steps to take before test day
  • Understanding the test day experience
  • Exam scores, credit, and placement
  • 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist
  • Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what’s needed to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist
  • AP Exam Demo (available May 4): AP students should use the clickable exam demo to practice the different ways to submit their exam responses. The demo will help students confirm that their testing device will be able to access and run the online exam. If they can’t access the demo, the final slide of the Testing Guide can help them troubleshoot.
 

The NYC DOE will Cover the Cost of All AP Exam for All Students

  • On April 29th, the NYC DOE announced that they will be absorbing the entire cost of AP Exams for ALL STUDENTS, regardless of income, effective immediately.
  • Every Staten Island Tech student will receive a $94 refund, per exam, from Total Registration within the next month. However, Total registration keeps $4 per student surcharge fee.
 
Need HELP or have a QUESTION?
Email our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Toner at: jtoner2@schools.nyc.gov
Q: Were students supposed to receive any kind of code, or is it going to be posted on Google classroom daily? My child has not received a code yet.
A. A student only needs one code, and only needs to enter it once to register for a teacher's Google Classroom. Google Classroom Codes are being sent by 8 am Monday 
 
Q: If we have a double-period class will that class now be 150 minutes?
A: Google Classroom Learning Experience content is intended to engage students for approximately the amount of instructional time needed  in a traditional class, while also allowing time for exercises and activities to  be completed and submitted by students. Double-period classes would function similarly via Remote Learning and would provide students with the required amount of time to complete all assigned activities.  
 
Q: How will Physical Education (Weight Train) CAD, and Lab (Physics) be conducted.
A: The same and similar to other classes. Please wait to hear from your teachers via email, to get your Google Classroom code and any special instructions. 
 
Q: Will teachers still be giving HW alongside remote learning to be completed outside of the 75 minute sessions?
A: The amount of work assigned in a Learning Experience is intended to give students the flexibility of completing the work during and beyond the allotted time, as needed by the student. The schedule has been created to give students options and time as to when the work gets completed. The Learning Experience assignments are considered all inclusive work, not to be considered Classwork and Homework, separately, but more so, collective work. Please don't stress over this. Our goal is to re-engage and reconnect with all of you.  
 
Q: What types of assessments will we be receiving and will it be possible to raise our grade in a class even though we may not have as many graded assignments?
A. Stay tuned on Assessments and Grades. More info coming soon. Yes, these grades will influence your overall grade in your respective classes. We're confident you will have enough assessments to improve upon your grades and meet your own personal academic goals. 
 
Q. Do we have to use Zoom for all classes, including P.E., S.T.E.M., and Lab?
A.Teachers will be using Zoom as a supplement to the asynchronous learning experiences. Follow the guidance of your teachers to get the most out of the mandatory asynchronous and supplemental synchronous components of the remote learning structure. 
 
Q. When will students with varying double period classes meet during the new remote learning schedule? I take Physics C (3 double periods a week) and Calculus AB (2 double periods a week).
A. Your teacher in these respective courses will be reaching out to you. Please direct any questions you have to your teacher directly via email / Google Classroom's communication options.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SITHS Spring Break & Virtual Spirit Week: April 13 - 17

April 10, 2020


Dear Students, Parents & Caregivers,


Welcome to Staten Island Technical High School’s Spring Break & Virtual Spirit Week, which will take place from April 13 - 17. This webpage will serve as the landing page for both, Remote Learning information and Spring Break festivities. We hope you enjoy what we have planned. 


Our students, faculty, staff and administration have been working tirelessly to create an exciting week of experiences, supports & services for our students and families. Each day will feature Departmental Thematic Experiences and Daily Student Activities, celebrating our school’s academic & extracurricular culture in a fun and innovative manner.


Please note that the week of April 13 - 17 is structured using the similar daily meeting times we have utilized for our Remote Learning Plan. However, students are encouraged to customize and design their day, exploring at their own leisure, the experiences they choose to participate in. Some of the experiences have specific times and a live component, which will be communicated clearly and daily. Please take a moment to review the instructions below, to better understand the structure of each day of Virtual Spirit Week.


When is the work due that was assigned this past week (April 6-8)  and the Student Remote Learning Reflection Survey (April 9-10)?

 

The schedule (in orange) below, serves as a reminder that work assigned on April 6 - 8, is due on the respective dates, one week later from the original assignment date. Students will submit their work, as they usually do via Google Classroom, or however the teacher has directed. We gave students a week to submit their work to ensure that they would be able to celebrate the holidays and enjoy Spring Break. The Student Remote Learning Reflection Survey is due, Wednesday, April 15th. Teachers will be utilizing this time next week to provide feedback to the work that is submitted, as well as review the reflection surveys, in order to make modifications and improve upon our Remote Learning Plan. 

 

Mon - 4/13

Tues - 4/14

Wed - 4/15

Thrs - 4/16

Fri - 4/17

Day A Assignments due from 4/6.

Day B Assignments due from 4/7.

Day C Assignments due from 4/8.

Reflection Survey Due

Day A, B & C Teacher Feedback & Grading from Assignments Due

How will daily attendance be taken during Virtual Spirit & Spring Break Week?

At 9:00 AM each day, students’ respective teachers in the daily subject area listed below, will be posting an attendance assignment to register their presence.  Students will not be following their regularly scheduled classes during the week of April 13 - 17, but instead will customize and choose from a myriad of experiences their teachers and peers have created. As always, teachers will be available to answer questions and provide support as needed via email.

Ex: On Monday, a student would go to their English teacher’s Google Classroom at 9:00 AM or before 11:59 PM that day, to register their attendance. On Tuesday, they would visit their History teacher’s Google Classroom, and so forth, as listed below.

 

Mon - 4/13

Tues - 4/14

Wed - 4/15

Thurs - 4/16

Fri - 4/17

9:00 AM:

 English

9:00 AM:

History

9:00 AM: 

Mathematics

9:00 AM: 

Health & Phys Ed

9:00 AM:

Science

 

How will I know what Departmental Themed & Student Activities Experiences are available to explore and participate in?

 

The schedule below breaks down each day by Departmental Thematic Experiences and Extracurricular Student Activities. Each day, as experiences and events are finalized, there are links that will be activated in each section of the schedule below, which will bring you to a separate webpage where the experiences and events are listed. Mr. Terrusa, the Coordinator of Student Activities, has already sent several emails, which can be viewed here, to inform students of how they can start participating. Mr. Erlenwein, will be updating the Departmental Thematic Days links daily, as well as provide any other NYC DOE information, as it becomes available. Check back to the SITHS COVID-19 Landing Page frequently to see the latest updates for Spring Break / Virtual Spirit Week.

 

 

Virtual Spirit Week: Departmental Thematic Days

<<Click on the Departmental Title link to explore the activities. NOT ACTIVE YET>> 

Mon - 4/13

Tues - 4/14

Wed - 4/15

Thrs - 4/16

Fri - 4/17

9:00 AM:

 English

9:00 AM:

History

9:00 AM: 

Mathematics

9:00 AM: 

Health & Phys Ed

9:00 AM:

Science

11:00 AM:

Russian

11:00 AM:

Perf Arts & Music

11:00 AM: 

Career Dev Center

11:00 AM:

Guidance & College Office / Wellness

11:00 AM: 

Technology

     

Virtual Spirit Week: Student Extracurricular Activities

<<Posted at 8 AM each day. Check schedule by clicking on the link. NOT ACTIVE YET>>

Mon - 4/13

Tues - 4/14

Wed - 4/15

Thrs - 4/16

Fri - 4/17

Monday's Itinerary Link

Tuesday's Itinerary Link

Wednesday's Itinerary Link

Thursday's Itinerary Link

Friday's Itinerary Link

 

Students and their Families are invited to Join us for Spring Break & Virtual Spirit Week

We are very excited to continue to engage with our students and families using this innovative format. We hope that you will all join us as a school community, as we celebrate our school culture, Spring Break and School Spirit, remotely, yet always unified as family.

 

Staying inTouch, Remember we as a school community are In-Session and available

As always, during Spring Break, our entire faculty is available to be reached by email, and even by phone if you arrange an appointment. During the Remote Learning initiative, all communications begin with an email to the respective faculty member. Please also use the www.siths.org faculty & staff email directory.

 

Additionally, if you need to contact a member of our Guidance Department, Dean's Office, College Office, Student Activities or our Parent Coordinator, please use the information below:

 

Guidance Department

Ellen Devine - EDevine@schools.nyc.gov 

Cathy Ecker - CEcker@schools.nyc.gov 

Margaret Ferrigno - MFerrigno@schools.nyc.gov 

Lisa Gervais-Barnett LBarnet2@schools.nyc.gov 

Liliana Leonforte LLeonforte@schools.nyc.gov 

Jessica Clark - Social Worker JClark21@schools.nyc.gov 

Melissa Leaver - SAPIS MLeaver@schools.nyc.gov 

 

Coordinator of Student Activities: Thomas Terrusa - TTerrusa@schools.nyc.gov  

 

Deans:

Diane Federico - DFedericocogan@schools.nyc.gov 

Jessica Pagliaro - JPagliaro2@schools.nyc.gov 

 

Parent Coordinator: Barbara Malenfant - BMalenfant@schools.nyc.gov  



Thinking of you all,

 

Mark Erlenwein

Principal

Click on the Departmental Title link to explore the activities.

 

Explore & engage the activities curated by our faculty each day via the hyperlinks below.

 

Mon - 4/13

Tues - 4/14

Wed - 4/15

Thrs - 4/16

Fri - 4/17

9:00 AM:

 English

9:00 AM:

History

9:00 AM: 

Mathematics

9:00 AM: 

Health &

Phys Ed

9:00 AM:

Science

 

Thursday Reminder: Register attendance in your HEALTH & PHYS ED Google Classroom!

 

11:00 AM:

Russian

11:00 AM:

Perf Arts & Music

11:00 AM: 

Career Dev Center

11:00 AM:

Guidance & College Office / Wellness

11:00 AM: 

Technology

 

Virtual Spirit Week Home Guide


Welcome to our Virtual Spirit Week! This guide will serve as a great supplement for you all to follow along with the specific days activities as the week progresses. The event times and links will be available in multiple places and certain items will activate at its corresponding times. Hopefully you’re all looking forward to multiple opportunities throughout each day! The best part about this week, is that as each day progresses and activities unlock, they will be available to enjoy for the duration of the Remote Learning session.


Resources Being Used:


Flipgrid:

Virtual Spirit Week Flipgrid- Flipgrid is a fun, interactive, engaging tool to stay involved throughout all of next week’s activities or use it for the shared resources we will be providing. On all of the Topics, you will be able to record a video response providing feedback about what you liked/enjoyed about each specific topic. The great thing about this, is that it really will make the whole week interactive and engaging for the whole Tech Community! This will be our hub to collect and share specific events/resources throughout the week. Remember, just check the daily itinerary that will be sent out each morning or you can use the website’s School Updates Landing Page to access all of the information.


Google Classroom:

“Assignments” will also be set-up for each corresponding activity/event that we will use as a means for you to share your experiences with us throughout the week. They are “assignments” because that is the only option that allows us to collect information, they are not graded and you can choose which activity/activities you would like to participate in. If you haven’t done so, please join our Virtual School Activities Google Classroom by using this code: xrd4mwd The classroom has a max. of 1000 participants, therefore I have created a second Virtual Activities Classroom (mirroring all the information that can be found) that you can join by entering this code (we are close to filling up the first classroom): 6juduc2


*Remember, you can also submit responses directly to Flipgrid where you can also attach documents.*

 

 

THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEK:

*The Interactive Activity title will link you directly to the Flipgrid topic so that you can record or upload your video directly into the event. The videos will NOT be public until approved and released at the events specific time.*

 

 

Interactive Activity

Details

Singing/Instrumental Performances

  • Disney/Pixar
  • Show-tunes (Broadway)
  • Movie/Theme Songs
  • TV Show/Theme Songs
  • Radio Songs
  • Other entries are acceptable, please keep school appropriate. 

Think of this as a virtual talent show! Share your videos directly to Flipgrid (by recording them or uploading them). You can upload them to the Google Classroom assignment as well and we will post them as responses. Do as many as you would like as well!! We will accept videos up until the night we release all of them, so you can add to the collection throughout the week. Have fun and share your talent with everyone in the Tech Community to enjoy!

Team/Club/Tech Community TikTok Challenge

Trying to connect with your friends virtually? Spending hours trying to perfect those school appropriate TikToks? Making videos with your teammates having a catch? Please upload your TikTok challenges for us to share with the Tech community and celebrate having some fun with our friends, virtually! These will be featured through our events during Virtual Spirit Week! (if you have any other ideas, please feel free to send them in. Just keep in mind keeping videos school appropriate)

Spending some time making TikTok videos? Have fun by sharing creative videos with the Tech Community to enjoy. Who knows, you may see some faculty members get involved or a certain mascot...who knows. The possibilities are endless! Have fun, stay safe, and share so we can celebrate! Again, this is an open Topic which means you can add to it until the event is released according to the schedule. Enjoy!

Student/Faculty Led Videos & Tutorials

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Read a story or poem
  • Cooking Recipe
  • How to...
  • Home Workout
  • Life Lessons
  • Other entries are acceptable, please keep school appropriate.

Looking to help share resources with our Tech Community next week? Want to learn how to paint? Draw your favorite character? Follow along with someone's favorite recipe? How to stay fit at home? Create or upload your videos! Flipgrid has a 10 minute time-limit set for this topic. However, if you do a tutorial/video that is longer than 10 minutes, you can email it to me or upload it to the Google Classroom assignment and we will post it a different way so that we can share it with the Tech Community!

Class of 2020 Decision Day Project


Decision Day Project Classroom Description

Seniors! Please see the description for this project. This Topic will allow you to record directly into the responses or upload a video you already made. If you would prefer to upload a picture, please keep using the Virtual Activities Google Classrooms.

Posted at 9 AM each day. Check the itinerary by clicking on the link.

 

Please read the Virtual Spirit Week Home Guide,

via the expand arrow above, or linked below in yellow.

 

Some activities are open early for you to begin to participate.

 

View the Virtual Spirit Week Home Guide Here

Mon - 4/13

Tues - 4/14

Wed - 4/15

Thrs - 4/16

Fri - 4/17

Monday's Itinerary Link

Tuesday's Itinerary Link

Wednesday's Itinerary Link

Thursday's Itinerary Link

Friday's Itinerary Link