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2023-2024 SITHS School Year Info

Welcome to the Staten Island Technical High School Landing Page for students, parents and guardians. Here, Mr. Erlenwein will post all the latest and most up to date information about the 2023-24 School Year. Check back frequently for updates. Mr. Erlenwein will post the most recent UPDATE DATE in each section. Thank you!

 

 

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(Entire) SITHS 2023-24 School Year & Events Calendar (English, 中国人 / Chinese)

 

(NEW) 2023-24 NYC DOE School Year Calendar

(NEW) 2024-25, 2025-26 NYC Public School Year Calendars

 

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FEBRUARY CALENDAR (English, 中国人 / Chinese):

 

2/1, Thu - Spring Musical Auditions, Carnation Sale begins, Girls Varsity Basketball

2/2, Fri - SO Town Hall, PTA Bake Sale

2/3, Sat - Science Olympiad Regional, NYCUDL Debate Tournament

2/4, Sun - FTC Robotics Qualifier

2/5 -2/8        Stage blocked for Multicultural

2/5- 2/9        Diversity Week

2/8, Thu -     Sophomore College Info Night (Virtual)

 

Sophomore College info Night

Thurs, Nov 8 @ 7 PM

Attend via YouTube Live (English):

https://bit.ly/SITHSFeb2024 

Mandarin Call-In # 1-646-558-8656 

Mtg ID: 939 9489 9173 Code: 930700

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大二学院信息之夜

周四,11 月 8 日@ 晚上 7 点

通过 YouTube Live 参加(英文):

https://bit.ly/SITHSFeb2024 

Mandarin Call-In # 1-646-558-8656 

Mtg ID: 939 9489 9173 Code: 930700

 

2/9, Fri - Multicultural Show (Stage Blocked 2/7-2/8) / CTE Awards Ceremony (UFT HQ in NYC)

2/10, Sat - Lunar New Year

2/12, Mon Lunar New Year Lion Dance (Cafe Pds 4,5,6,7 & Hallways Pd 7), Soph Student In-Person College Mtg. (After 9th, Location TBA)

2/13, Tue - SLT Mtg, Consultative Council Meeting, Jewelry Sale

2/14, Wed- School Safety Meeting,  Carnation Delivery, Soap Smiles Sale, Spirit Week Senior Pizza Party 

2/15, Thu -           3A/3B Special Schedule ZuZu Acrobats Assembly,PTA Meeting 

 

FEBRUARY PTA MEETING

(Special Presentation by SITHS Engineering CTE Dept, Career Development Center, Work Based Learning)

Thursday, February 15 @ 7 PM

Attend via Zoom* using the link below:

https://bit.ly/SITHSPTAFeb2024   

Call In: 646-518-9805 Mtg ID: 970 9422 6833 Code: 222333

*Mandarin available via Interpretation Button.

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二月家长教师协会会议

(SITHS 工程 CTE 部门、职业发展中心、基于工作的学习的特别演讲)

2 月 15 日星期四晚上 7 点

使用以下链接通过 Zoom* 参加:

https://bit.ly/SITHSPTAFeb2024   

致电: 646-518-9805MTG ID: 970 9422 6833代码: 222333

*通过翻译按钮可以使用普通话。

 

2/16, Fri -         PTA Bake Sale, Tech Connects

2/17, Sat - Science Olympiad @ UPENN

2/19, Mon - Washington's Birthday / Presidents Day, Schools Closed

2/20, Tue - Lincoln's Birthday (Observed), Schools Closed

2/21-23,W-F Midwinter Recess, Schools Closed

2/26, Mon Spring Musical Rehearsals, Hands-Only CPR Training (Seniors)

2/29, Thu - Hands-Only CPR Training (Juniors)

 

How do I stay in touch with the SITHS Faculty, Staff and Administration? 

 

Below are the email addresses and telephone extensions (Main Line: 718-667-3222) of School Administration, Guidance Counselors, Deans, COSA and Parent Coordinator. Please also use the www.siths.org faculty & staff email directory to contact teachers directly.

 

School Administration:

 

Mark D. Erlenwein - [email protected] 

Principal

Ext. 1191


Dr. John Davis - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Organization & Programming

Ext. 1211
 
Peter Dellegrazie - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Mathematics, Foreign Language and High School Admissions

Ext. 2191

Felicia Giunta - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Science & Testing

Ext. 3191
 

Alexis Kirschbaum - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Pupil Personnel 

Services, Security and College Admissions

Ext. 1221

Joseph Manzo - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Social Studies 

and Career and Technology Education

Ext. 2311


Noelle Sanguinedo - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of English, Health and Physical Education,

Performing Arts, Music and Student Activities

Ext. 3311
 
Guidance Department:
 

Ellen Devine (Ext 1391) - [email protected]

Cathy Ecker (Ext 1371) - [email protected]

Margaret Ferrigno (Ext 1341) - [email protected]

Lisa Gervais-Barnett (Ext 1271) - [email protected]

Christopher Maddaluno (Ext 1373) - [email protected]

Valentina Vinci (Ext 1372) - VVinci@schools.nyc.gov

Jessica Pisano (Ext 2521) - Social Worker - [email protected]


Coordinator of Student Activities: Thomas Terrusa - [email protected]


Deans: Diane Federico - [email protected] Dorothy Mannino - [email protected]


Parent Coordinator: Barbara Malenfant - [email protected]

    • School: 718-667-3222 Ext 1171

 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

 

HEY FRESHMEN!  Don't miss the Tech Connects with Freshmen February Social filled with connections and celebration!  Come and enjoy free refreshments with your friends old and new, while we celebrate positive relationships, Black History and the Chinese New Year!  The event will take place this Friday after 9th period in the cafeteria.

 

We are in Week3, the Last Week, of the Math-A-Thon.  there's still time to take the lead!  Answer as many Week 3 questions as well as bonus questions to get the most problems.  Donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease is still being accepted.  See Mrs. Asher in Room 215.

 

Attention Students: The Backpacks to Briefcases Event with the FXB Climate Advocates Program has been CANCELLED for today, a new date will be announced.

 

Attention any student that has applied for the CIEE Study Abroad Scholarship:  CIEE will inform you of your application status and scholarship decision during the week of February 20th.  You will have one week from the scholarship announcement to accept your scholarship and pay the acceptance deposit or decline your award.  good luck to all that have applied.

 

Handball Announcement call ing all Shegulls!  The MSIT Girls handball interest meeting will be held TODAY in the cafeteria after 9th period.  See you there!

 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

 

In honor of Black History Month here is a quote from former President Barack Obama - "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we've been waiting for.  We are the change that we seek."

 

Valentine Carnations are now being sold for $2 during your lunch period.

 

There will be a brief meeting this Wednesday February 7th right after school in the cafeteria for anyone interested in playing golf this spring.

 

 

Attention any student that has applied for the CIEE Study Abroad Scholarship:  CIEE will inform you of your application status and scholarship decision during the week of February 20th.  You will have one week from the scholarship announcement to accept your scholarship and pay the acceptance deposit or decline your award.  good luck to all that have applied.

 

Today starts week 2 of the Marathon.  Donations are still being accepted.  See Mrs. Asher in Room 215.  Check the Leader boards for your place in the standings. 

 

We are pleased to announce that our Multicultural Show Tickets on Sale Now! Tickets for the show are $15 and can be ordered online.  On Friday February 9th the doors will open at 6:30 pm for all ticket holders, and the show will begin promptly at 7pm.  Please come to help us celebrate culture and unity throughout our school!  For questions, please see Ms. Sokolovski (335), Mr. Luu (310/313), or Mrs. Sanguinedo.

 

The Art Club has announced the 5th annual SI Tech Art Contest.  Show your talent and creativity submissions are collected in Ms. Sokolovski's Room 335.  First place award is $50, Second Place award is $25.  The details are on the posters around the school.

 

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Monday, February 5, 2024

 

​​Valentine Carnations are now being sold for $2 during your lunch period.

 

Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team for their 3rd Place Finish at the City Regional Competition this past Saturday.  The next competition for the team will be at the UPenn Invitational on February 17th and they will be competing at the New York State Competition in Syracuse next Month.  Many thanks to all the teachers who supported us at the event this past weekend!  Good luck & Congratulations.

 

Congratulations to the Staten Island Tech Debate Team for another stellar day at the NYCUDL Winter Classics #2!  In the High School National Novice Category, the team of Sam Kipnis & Kai Shleymovich took 8th place, with Speaker awards going to Mirami Khutsishvilil in 7th place and Ava Glatman taking 6th!  In High School National JV Category, the team of Enor Cekovic & Kevin Ouyang took 6th place, while Tzipora Guttman & Gabriella Shalimiyev took 3rd! A JV Speaker award went to Tzipora Guttman who took 6th place.  Way to go Team!! Looking forward to Next Month!

 

There will be a brief meeting this Wednesday February 7th right after school in the cafeteria for anyone interested in playing golf this spring.

 

Congratulations to the Staten Island Tech's premier robotics team, SITHS Mercury's alliance was once again crowned tournament champions, while also bringing in an additional 3rd place CONNECT Award for their work in the community.  Their next challenge is to take on the best that NY has to offer at the State Tournament in early March.  The team has overcome a tremendous number of obstacles and put in an enormous amount of time to get here.  Please wish them the best as they set their sights on qualifying for Nationals.

 

Attention any student that has applied for the CIEE Study Abroad Scholarship:  CIEE will inform you of your application status and scholarship decision during the week of February 20th.  You will have one week from the scholarship announcement to accept your scholarship and pay the acceptance deposit or decline your award.  good luck to all that have applied.

 

Today starts week 2 of the Marathon.  Donations are still being accepted.  See Mrs. Asher in Room 215.  Check the Leader boards for your place in the standings. We are asking all participants in the Math Athon to resubmit their solutions today.  The deadline has been extended to tonight.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

The 2nd Annual Math A Thon has begun.  Scan the QR Code on any poster to register and see the weekly problems and bonus problems.  You can give your donation to Mrs. Asher in Room 215.

 

We are pleased to announce that our Multicultural Show Tickets on Sale Now! Tickets for the show are $15 and can be ordered online.  On Friday February 9th the doors will open at 6:30 pm for all ticket holders, and the show will begin promptly at 7pm.  Please come to help us celebrate culture and unity throughout our school!  For questions, please see Ms. Sokolovski (335), Mr. Luu (310/313), or Mrs. Sanguinedo.

 

The Art Club has announced the 5th annual SI Tech Art Contest.  Show your talent and creativity submissions are collected in Ms. Sokolovski's Room 335.  First place award is $50, Second Place award is $25.  The details are on the posters around the school.

 

TECH SCIENCE TIMES CLUB WEEKLY TRIVIA FACT:

 

SEAGULL SPORTS UPDATE:

Congratulations to Albert Burkovic, Amirjon Kholmator, and Boydan Selomin for winning the Staten Island Borough Championship for wrestling and qualifying for City Championships this coming Saturday.

 

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Friday, February 2, 2024

 

Students who did not receive their metro card in Homeroom.  Please come to the SO Store during your lunch period.

Valentine Carnations are now being sold for $2 during your lunch period.

 

The 2nd Annual Math A Thon has begun.  Scan the QR Code on any poster to register and see the weekly problems and bonus problems.  You can give your donation to Mrs. Asher in Room 215.

 

We are pleased to announce that our Multicultural Show Tickets on On Sale Now! Tickets for the show are $15 and can be ordered online.  On Friday February 9th the doors will open at 6:30 pm for all ticket holders, and the show will begin promptly at 7pm.  Please come to help us celebrate culture and unity throughout our school!  For questions, please see Ms. Sokolovski (335), Mr. Luu (310/313), or Mrs. Sanguinedo.

 

The Art Club has announced the 5th annual SI Tech Art Contest.  Show your talent and creativity submissions are collected in Ms. Sokolovski's Room 335.  First place award is $50, Second Place award is $25.  The details are on the posters around the school.

 

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:  This year's Spring Musical will be Mean Girls. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 31st in the auditorium after 9th period.  Audition materials will be available in the SO office (C-52) during your lunch periods.  Please refer to Ms. Brown's email for more information regarding auditions.  

 

SEAGULL SPORTS UPDATE:

Congratulations to the MSIT Girls Table Tennis Team led by coaches Ms. Nudelman and Mr. Ginos on their 4-1 win against John Jay HS!  Shoutouts to seniors Angela Guo, Kelley Kwok, Cindy Fu; juniors Chloe O, Sophie Dong; sophomore Emily Roudik, and freshman Priyanka Shah.  Special Thanks to junior Stephanie Wu and Sophomore Isabella Liu! Good luck at Semi-finals!

 

Congrats to the girl's Varsity Basketball team for their 41-16 victory against Clara Barton.  Shout out to leading scorers Madisyn Chen, Thalia Treasure, Laura Cossack, Marie Khoury, Grace Ramirez, Amina Elmazi, and Eva Paraskevadis, with incredible support from the rest of the team.  Way to go girls!

 

Congratulations to the MSIT Boys Varsity Swim Team on their playoff win against Goldstein yesterday to advance to the quarter finals!  Shout out to seniors Ivan Yu, Eric Cen, Michael Slesarevich, Joshua Lockshin, Andrew Wu, Andrew Neria, Benjamin Li, juniors David Moretti, Sophomores Johnathan Chan, Matthew Wu, and freshman Vincent Liu and Matthew Lai for swimming impressive races to take the win.  The team next faces Brooklyn Tech next Tuesday.  Good Luck boys!

 

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

 

In celebration of the first day of Black History Month, we would like to share this quote from former first Lady Michelle Obama: "History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own."

 

Students who did not receive their metro card in Homeroom.  Please come to the SO Store during your lunch period.

 

Good luck to Evelina Dubovski, Eric Jin, Ryan Ng and David Rozenfeld today.  they are taking the American Invitational Mathematics Examination this afternoon and we wish them luck!

 

The 2nd Annual Math A Thon has begun.  Scan the QR Code on any poster to register and see the weekly problems and bonus problems.  You can give your donation to Mrs. Asher in Room 215.

 

We are pleased to announce that our Multicultural Show Tickets on On Sale Now! Tickets for the show are $15 and can be ordered online.  On Friday February 9th the doors will open at 6:30 pm for all ticket holders, and the show will begin promptly at 7pm.  Please come to help us celebrate culture and unity throughout our school!  For questions, please see Ms. Sokolovski (335), Mr. Luu (310/313), or Mrs. Sanguinedo.

 

The Art Club has announced the 5th annual SI Tech Art Contest.  Show your talent and creativity submissions are collected in Ms. Sokolovski's Room 335.  First place award is $50, Second Place award is $25.  The details are on the posters around the school.

Our monthly Town Hall Meeting will be tomorrow at 7:20 am in the auditorium.  It is mandatory for a club representative to attend!  We hope to see you there.

 

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:  This year's Spring Musical will be Mean Girls. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 31st in the auditorium after 9th period.  Audition materials will be available in the SO office (C-52) during your lunch periods.  Please refer to Ms. Brown's email for more information regarding auditions.  

 

 

TECH SCIENCE TIMES CLUB WEEKLY TRIVIA FACT:

 

SEAGULL SPORTS UPDATE:

Congratulations to the MSIT Boys Track Team for their outstanding performance at Borough Championships! The team took home Second place, with great individual performances by Sophomores Simon Saffayeh, Daniel Balyayev, Juniors Minul Gamage, Justin Berka, Preston Kostioukov, Kingston Ho, Seniors Wynton Wong and David Huang.  Keep up the great work boys!

 

Congrats to MSIT Girls Sachi Robinson, Ava Vale, Audrey Kim, and Jasmine Mei on their win in the 4 x 800 relay and for qualifying for City Championships special shout out to Senior Sachi Robinson and Junior Ava Vale for winning 1st and 6th in the 600 meter.  You go Girls !!

 

 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

 

Congratulations to the Debate Team on their success at the January 20th ADL Competition.  In the Novice Category - Maverick Danielle Dubov came in 10th place out of 120 teams.  In our Varsity Category our big winners were Amy Zhu and Kristine Tan at 1st Place!  Best Speakers awards went to 6th place Anisha Parvez, 5th place to Chase Dalcortivo, 3rd place Amy Zhu and 2nd place Kristine Tan.  the seagull Team also clinched 2nd place in the sweepstakes for a truly successful day.

 

The 2nd Annual Math A Thon has begun.  Scan the poster to sign up and see Mrs. Asher in Room 215 for all donations to Michael J. Fox Foundation.

 

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:  This year's Spring Musical will be Mean Girls. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 31st in the auditorium after 9th period.  Audition materials will be available in the SO office (C-52) during your lunch periods.  Please refer to Ms. Brown's email for more information regarding auditions.  

 

Our monthly Town Hall Meeting will be this Friday at 7:20 am in the auditorium.  It is mandatory for a club representative to attend!  We hope to see you there.

 

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New Location for Mr. Erlenwein's Messages (Updated Monthly on the 1st of the new month!)

 

To read Mr. Erlenwein’s monthly messages and updates, please use this link below:

 

Link to Page: bit.ly/MrErlenweinMessages

 

Activities Update from COSA, Mr. Terrusa (Updated 1/31/24) - (Click to Expand / Close)

 

FEBRUARY UPDATE:

Hey Seagulls,

Hope you are all doing well!! As we turn the calendar to February, we wanted to share the February activities & events calendar with everyone. You can find the calendar attached to this email.

Friday, February 2nd: S.O. Town Hall Meeting- Join us in the auditorium for our monthly meeting to keep on top of things going on in the school Also, get updates from Mr. Erlenwein. This month we will also be joined by Mrs. Sanguinedo to go over expectations and procedures for the Multicultural show.

Friday, February 2nd: PTA Bake Sale- Come ready and prepared for one of our PTA's epic bake sales!!

Thursday, February 8th: Multicultural Dress-Up Day- In celebration of our upcoming Multicultural Show on Friday night, everyone can join us by wearing clothes that celebrates your heritage/culture. As always, you must follow the school's and NYC DOE dress code.

Friday, February 9th: Multicultural Show- Join us Friday night for our annual Multicultural Show. The show starts at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Please see Mrs. Sanguinedo's email with the ticket link in order to purchase your tickets.

Monday, February 12th: PTA Lion Dance Celebration- In celebration of Lunar New Year, our PTA has sponsored the Lion Dance Celebration continuing on this wonderful new tradition at S.I. Tech.

Tuesday, February 13th: Spirit Week Senior Pizza Party- Congratulations once again to the seniors for winning the closest Spirit Wars in our school's history. Seniors can come join us in the cafeteria after 9th period to pick up their pizza. We will also be announcing the winners of the Yearbook Superlatives if you want to stay to find out who won. 

Wednesday, February 14th: Valentine's Day Carnation Distribution- The Student Organizaiton Officers will begin selling carnations on Monday, February 4th in the cafeteria. You can purchase a carnation and write a message to a friend. Just remember that this is a school sponsored activity, so please make sure all messages are school appropriate. Carnations will be delivered on February 14th.

Thursday, February 15th: Black History Month Assembly- Staten Island Tech welcomes back the Zuzu Acrobats for our annual Black History Month Assembly. We will be following a 3A/3B schedule this day.

Friday, February 16th: Tech Connects Social- Join Mrs. Ferrigno and the Tech Connects members for their monthly social!!

Friday, February 16th: PTA Bake Sale- Once again, come prepared to join & support one of our PTA's epic Bake Sales!!

February winds down with Mid-Winter Recess from 2/19/24-2/23/24.

As always, don't forget to check your emails and stay on top of school information to see what else is going on throughout the school.

Sincerely,

Mr. Terrusa

Rollout of the (FREE) PrepScholar (https://www.prepscholar.com/) PSAT / SAT / ACT Preparation Tool to replace the MAP Growth Math & ELA Screener Assessments

 

Dear SITHS Students, Parents & Caregivers,

 

I’m thrilled to be sharing with you today an exciting pivot we are making as a school community. Thanks to the SITHS PTA, we will be able to provide ALL STUDENTS and FAMILIES with one of the most innovative ways to prepare for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. In addition, our pivot will enable us to also to provide Math, ELA and Writing diagnostics data to teachers, administration and guidance counselors to ensure that your child remains on track academically and ahead of the curve in being College and Career ready.

 

In preparation for the March 1st SAT (11th Graders) and PSAT (10th Graders) day at SI Tech, starting, Thursday, February 2nd, SITHS 10th and 11th graders will have access to Prepscholar's complete automated online program that builds a unique PSAT / SAT study plan for every student.

 

All 10th and 11th grade students will receive a PrepScholar “Enrollment / Passphrase Creation” email on Thursday, February 2nd, sent to your @nycstudents.net email account to start the enrollment process.

 

Parents, please be sure that your child enters the PARENT EMAIL address that you regularly check, so you can receive the weekly emails to keep you informed of your child’s progress and growth. See sample email here.

 

All 10th and 11th grade students, MUST ENROLL WITH PREPSCHOLAR, being we will be using this platform to REPLACE the Map Growth Math and ELA assessments you have been taking each October, January and May the past two years.

 

To support out current 10th and 11th grade students, you can start using (at your own discretion, pace and time) the PrepScholar platform immediately (starting 2/2/2023) to prepare for the PSAT and SAT, on March 1st, and/or any other time you will be taking each exam, including the ACT. 

 

Here are the next steps: 

After a student registers and enters their preliminary contact information, they will complete a 60-minute diagnostic test, in which the PrepScholar program analyzes each student’s strengths and weaknesses, and creates a custom study plan of lessons and quizzes. SMS study reminders and weekly progress report emails keep students on track.

 

Features of the Program Include:

  • 49 fine-grained skills to master that cover everything on the SAT. 
  • 10 full-length official SAT practice tests. 
  • Detailed answer explanations for every question, including custom explanations for wrong answer choices. 
  • Motivational features proven to increase study time: weekly progress reports, study session scheduling, study session reminders, progress tracking, and more.

 

Every week, students learn and practice with Interactive Modules assigned by the program. To maximize learning, modules are broken down into 3 parts:

  1. Learn: Review the topic and strategies with a mix of videos, diagrams, and interactive examples
  2. Targeted Practice Quiz: Test your skill and knowledge with 10 to 20 targeted practice questions
  3. Review your Mistakes: Learn from your mistakes with thorough, step-by-step explanations

 

While at least 1,835 four-year colleges across the U.S. aren’t requiring first-year applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for admissions for fall 2023, a signal of the staying power of test-optional policies, many of the competitive schools, programs and scholarships you will apply and compete for continue to utilize the PSAT, SAT and ACT for admissions and calculating financial aid / scholarship packages.

 

In addition, starting in the 11th grade only:

 

11th grade families will have access starting in March 2023, to the PrepScholar College Admissions Boot Camp

  • Here is the sample outline for the March 15 - June 15 Boot Camp for the College Admissions process. PrepScholar will be making the Online College Admissions Boot Camp platform ready and accessible for March, which will include live sessions for Q&A with the PrepScholar admission counselor. This will supplement (not replace) the support you will also receive from SITHS, via Ms. Ellen Devine and the SITHS College Admissions office.

Here is a sample webinar with the PrepScholar Head of Admissions who will be spearheading all the work with our school.

 

Please use this link to review more information about the Prep Scholar platform. 


Questions can be directed to Parent Coordinator, Barbara Malenfant, at [email protected].

     

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As a Next-Gen 21st Century leader, communicator, and our school's "Storyteller-In-Chief," I invite you to join us live and "in the moment" as we celebrate and share our progress and accomplishments within and among the Staten Island Technical High School community. So much exciting and fun things are happening in our school each and every day.

 

I urge you to follow "our" story together via our social media channels and invite you to contribute any of your personal (student or parent/guardian) accomplishments or newsworthy items by sending me your pics, videos and a blurb to my email at: [email protected]

 

Facebook: @SITechHS   Twitter: @SITech_HS    Instagram: _SammyTheSeagull

Student Organization Instagram: Official S.O. Instagram

 

Sincerely,

Mark Erlenwein

Principal

BEGINNING OF THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR INFO:

 

The Schedule for Thursday, September 7th and Friday, September 8th is as follows:

 

Thurs, 9/7: 8:00 AM - 2:02 PM (9/7/2023 Bell Schedule)

Fri, 9/8 - Fri, 9/15: 8:00 AM - 2:47 PM (11-Minute HR Bell Schedule)

  

WHAT TIME DOES SCHOOL START?

Thurs, 9/7: 8:00 AM - 2:02 PM (9/7/2023 Bell Schedule)

Fri, 9/8: 8:00 AM - 2:47 PM (11-Minute HR Bell Schedule)

 

WHAT TIME DO THE DOORS OPEN & HOW EARLY CAN I ARRIVE?

 

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, SEPT 7?

  • 8:00 AM - 2:02 PM (9/7/2023 Bell Schedule)
  • 60-min Homeroom before Period 1 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM to distribute programs, metro and ID cards.
  • After Homeroom, the Period 1-9, schedule will begin.
  • If you don’t have a Period 1 class, you will report to the Cafeteria.
  • Breakfast / Lunch will be available in the cafeteria.

 

 

WHAT IS MY HOMEROOM / HR TEACHER / HR CLASSROOM?

  • 9th graders will be able to look up their homeroom (location) in the 1st Floor Gymnasium upon arrival.
  • 10-12th graders will be able to look up their homeroom (location) in the Cafeteria upon arrival.
  • Use the Home Room to Look Up your HR by last name / year:

 

 

HOW DO I VIEW MY PROGRAM?

You will receive a paper program during homeroom on Thursday, September 7th. On or about September 6th, you can look up your program by having your parent access your NYCSA (NYC Schools Account) - see instructions at the top of this page, and click on schedule; or by logging into your Google Classroom using your @nycstudents.net student email address / account, or by accessing your NYCSA (NYC Schools Account) - see instructions at the top of this page, and click on schedule. If you DO NOT know your @nycstudents.net email account username, please email Parent Coordinator, Barbara Malenfant at [email protected]. For more information on your @nycstudent.net account, visit this link.

 

 

WHAT DO I DO IF THERE IS AN ERROR IN MY PROGRAM?

 

Programs should be visible tomorrow in your NYC account.  The previous program that was posted was not finalized and is obsolete.  After viewing your program, please double check it and then read the important instructions below before requesting a program change.  ALL program changes need to be requested through the google form. Do not email individual staff members regarding your program.  All requests must be submitted by Thursday, September 7th.

 

Due to the complex nature of programming, most program changes will not be possible EXCEPT in instances where students are mistakenly programmed into the incorrect class.  

  • All students are required to have 7 periods of instruction. 
  • The following classes count as 2 periods of instruction: AP Calculus (AB & BC), AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1D & 2 and AP Environmental Science. 
  • ONLY seniors are permitted to drop lunch.

Please do not request start or end times, specific teachers, specific lunch or period changes or to go back to your previously posted program. They will not be considered, and you will not receive a reply for these requests.

Here is the link to request a change.  Requests made before the programs are released will not be considered and you will not receive a reply.  Thank you.

 

 

WHO IS MY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR?

  • Click Home Room to look up your guidance counselor by your last name.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SCIENCE LABS, INTRO TO TECHNOLOGY & WBL CLASS: 

Science Lab, Introduction to Technology & Career Development and the WBL: Work Based Learning class WILL NOT begin until Monday, September 11, 2023. Prior to this date …

If you are:

  • scheduled for a Period 1 course, your school day will begin period 2.
  • scheduled for a Period 9 course, your school day will end after period 8.
  • scheduled for a Lunch Period course, attend lunch in the cafeteria.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION UNIFORM & LOCK

All 9th grade students scheduled for Physical Education (Not scheduled for Health) will need to purchase a school issued lock for their Phys Ed locker, which they will use during Phys Ed class only. Locks must be purchased via the School SO Store (C-51, near the cafeteria) during the first week of school. (Price = $7.00 for NEW and $5.00 for a USED lock).

Students scheduled for Health in the Fall Term, will buy their lock in the Spring.

Grade 10-12 students who already have their school lock from last year can use that same lock, otherwise, purchase one in the SO Store.

Students will not need to access their locker for Phys Ed until the second week of school where students will begin to change into their Phys Ed uniform for class. If you haven't ordered a Phys Ed Uniform as of yet, the "initial" window to order closes on September 12th. Phys Ed teachers will instruct you as to what you should wear until you receive your order. 

 

WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED FOR SCHOOL: 

  • Individual teachers will share specific classroom supply needs for the school year during the first day of school.
 
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): SITHS is a BYOD - Bring Your Own Device school, where students can use their own personal computer device for use in the classroom (when physically in school) and at home for academic use. Please review our BYOD document for further information. If you need to be provided with a device, we can provide you with one by completing the form. If you requested a device, please stop by Room 108 to pick up your device on Thursday or Friday at 2:30 PM. YOU MUST complete the form within 24 hours of showing up to receive your device.
 
  • WiFi In School: Students can connect one personal computer device to the school’s WiFi network via the following WiFi information: 

 

SOCIAL MEET & GREET FOR 9th GRADERS

  • Freshmen Social, Friday 9/8/23 (3-4 PM)

 

 

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON PSAL SPORTS?

  • Visit the MSIT Athletics Page for more information
  • A completed Medical and Parent Consent form are required for participation in any PSAL activities and tryouts.
 

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACADEMIC GRADING POLICY?

  • Visit the Academics section on the www.siths.org website and click Universal Academic Grading Policy.

 

WHAT ARE THE NYC DOE CITYWIDE BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS TO SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING?

 

All students/parents/guardian are expected to review the following hyperlinked documents to help provide students with a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment, the Chancellor's Citywide Behavioral Expectations to Support Student Learning (including the Discipline Code) outline the guidelines and expectations for student behavior in school. The Discipline Code for grades K–5 and 6–12, for the 2019–20 school year, remains in effect for the 2022–23 school year and applies to all students.  Please also review the following letter issued by Dr. Jawana Johnson Chief of School Climate, Culture, and Well-Being New York City Department of Education.

 

 

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL'S RESPONSE TO EMERGENCIES?

Schools train and drill all staff and students in the General Response Protocol, which describes what to do in an Evacuation, Shelter-In, or Lockdown. The training is tailored for different grade levels so that students aren’t upset by the information. Schools also sends home a copy of the General Response Protocol, to help you talk to your children about emergency readiness in school. The General Response Protocol gives schools instructions to follow when an emergency happens. It uses common language to identify the steps to take until first responders arrive.

 

 

Meet the Principal: 

 

Hi students! It's typically me (Mr. Erlenwein) who is updating these web pages, and I thought that I'd slip in a quick hello and encourage you to stop by my office (Room 119) if you ever want to chat, say hello or need help. My secretary, Ms. Laforgia and our staff are there to greet and help you. Look forward to getting to know all of you!

  

 

Building Entry: 

The Cafeteria entrance will be opened at 7:15 am to begin scanning students into the building. 

 

ID Cards and Working Papers: 

  • Student ID cards must be displayed at all times (with the exception of during Physical Education class) via a student-worn lanyard (to be provided during homeroom on the first day of school). ID cards that do not have pictures on them will be updated once we complete the School ID Photo process during the first week of school. If you need a new ID card, you can request in the SO Store (C-51).
  • Working Papers can be acquired in room 119.

 

Metro Cards: 

MetroCards will be distributed on the first day of school. Replacements can be acquired by visiting the SO Store (Room C-51).