COVID-19 School Updates Landing Page
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.
2020 ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM SCHEDULE & RESOURCES
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.
AP Exam Resources
2020 AP Testing Guide (.pdf/10.9 MB) & Ms. Toner’s Video Tutorial of the AP Testing Guide
- 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.
SITHS Remote Learning Plan: F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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
Coordinator of Student Activities: Thomas Terrusa - TTerrusa@schools.nyc.gov
Diane Federico - DFedericocogan@schools.nyc.gov
Jessica Pagliaro - JPagliaro2@schools.nyc.gov
Parent Coordinator: Barbara Malenfant - BMalenfant@schools.nyc.gov
Thinking of you all,
Spring Break: Virtual Spirit Week Departmental Thematic Events
Virtual Spirit Week Home Guide (CLICK TO EXPAND MESSAGE)
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:
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.
“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.*
Spring Break: Virtual Spirit Week - Student Interactive Activities