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2021-2022 SITHS School Year Info

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

School Administration:

 

Mark D. Erlenwein - [email protected] 

Principal

Ext. 1191


Robert J. Andrews - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Organization and 

Health and Physical Education

Ext. 1211

Dr. John Davis - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Science & Programming

Ext. 2191
 
Peter Dellegrazie - [email protected]

Assistant Principal of Math and High School Admissions

Ext. 2141

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, Foreign Language,

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 Clark (Ext 2521) - Social Worker - [email protected]


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


Deans: Diane Federico - [email protected] Jessica Pagliaro - [email protected]


Parent Coordinator: Barbara Malenfant - [email protected]

    • School: 718-667-3222 Ext 1171

 

Recent Parent Meetings:

Career Development Center PTA Mtg Presentation: Watch via this link
Senior Meeting on 9/14: Watch via this link.
PTA & New Parent Orientation Mtg on 9/21: Watch via this link
Financial Aid & FAFSA Mtg on 9/23:  Watch via this link
2022 SITHS Dress Code Updates
 
Dear SITHS Students, Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
 
Please take a moment to review the video below from Executive Vice President of the Student Organization, Eve Kogan and Principal, Mark Erlenwein, to learn more about the 2022 SITHS Dress Code policy updates.

A NEW MESSAGE FROM MR. ERLENWEIN (Friday, May 13, 2022)

 

Dear Students, Parents and Caregivers,

 

I hope you are all doing well! I have posted the calendar of events for the remainder of the school year along with some current updates for what will be happening in the SITHS community in the final two months prior to the start of the summer. Exciting news ahead!

 

I. Thank You: I want to thank the entire SITHS community for your kind words and support in light of the recent principal award. I’m so proud of our work together and it’s such an honor to serve as our school’s leader. This award is a recognition of OUR work, WE and US as a collaborative school community that thrives on every level. As a result, NYC School Chancellor, David Banks will be visiting SI Tech soon to see live and in-person the SITHS experience. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting visit and thank you for your kindness!

 

II. SITHS Approved for a Internet Protocol Digital Video Surveillance (IPDVS) System: For the first time in our school’s existence, and after 9 years of student, parent, faculty and staff advocacy, outreach and activism, I received an email message over the Spring Break notifying me that Staten Island Technical High School has been approved for a Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Improvement Project to install a digital video surveillance system. The intent of the Internet Protocol Digital Video Surveillance (IPDVS) program is to create safer learning environments through the deployment of state-of-the-art video camera systems. Deployment of these systems allows authorized school officials to view live and archived camera images directly on their computer stations and provides remote viewing capability to authorized DOE officials. The systems are maintained through the Division of Instructional and Information Technology’s (DIIT) comprehensive technical support program.  Thank you all for your contribution of your time, effort, ideas, passion and voice! Our politeness, professionalism and persistence has paid off and made the impossible, possible for the betterment of our school community. Thank You!!!!

 

III. SITHS Locker Room: SITHS has spent the past 5-6 years accumulating generous and appreciated Reso-A funding in order to renovate our 1st Floor Gymnasium and Locker Room. Beginning Summer-Fall of 2022, the renovation process will begin, which will include the following:

 

Scope of Gymnasium: (Projected to Start in Summer-Fall 2022)

  • Sand, Stencil and Refinish Gymnasium Floor
  • 6 side basketball backboards replaced
  • Protective wall padding with school colors installed
  • Motorized spectator bleachers with school colors
  • ADA compliant Water Fountain
  • Capacity (764)
  • STILL ON WISHLIST: PA System, Motorized basketball hoop for primary backboards, Window Shading, window screens to discourage birds from entering the building.

 

Scope of Locker Room Upgrade: (2023)

  • Conversion of Boys Locker Room into a Boys & Girls split locker room
  • New 3 tiered lockers to replace the 2 tier system.
  • Private changing stations in both locker rooms for general use.
  • New Boy’s Locker Room created in Room C2 near basement Dance Gym Studio.

 

 IV. May PTA Meeting:

Thank you for your continued support and dedication, Staten Island Tech PTA Executive Board

 

史丹頓島科技高中家长教师会 邀请家長和监护人參加我們每月的會議

5月家长教师会議: 星期四,2022年, 5月19号下午 7:00 

使用 Zoom参加 :参加 Zoom的专号另外通知

 感谢您一直以来的支持和参与, 

 史丹頓島科技高中家长教师会执行委员会

 

 

MAY & JUNE CALENDAR

 

May 3-20 - Advanced Placement Exams (AP Exam Schedule)

May 19 - PTA Meeting (7 PM) - Links above

May 24 - Accepted Student Night (5:00 PM, 6:30 PM)

May 27 - Multicultural Show (Auditorium)

May 30 - Memorial Day (School Closed)

May 31 - NYC Schools Chancellor - David Banks visits SITHS

Jun 1 - MAP Test (Grade 9 & 10) / US His Regents (Grade 11) / Jazz Concert

Jun 3 - Senior Stud Showcase / HS Math Tournament / Spring Fling / Outdoor Concert

June 7 - Beatrice Spruill Memorial (Faculty Conf Schedule)

June 8 - Senior Awards

June 9 - PD Day [REMOTE] (No Students in attendance)

June 10 - Senior Day

June 11 - Senior Prom

June 20 - Juneteenth (School Closed)

June 22 - Graduation (June 24 - Rain Date)

June 27 - Last Day of School for Students

 

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HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT: In response to members of the school community inquiring about organizations supporting humanitarian efforts to those affected by the war in Ukraine, linked here is a special letter and list of local and international organizations to serve as a starting point.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mark Erlenwein

Principal

 

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Take a moment to enjoy the posts on social media featuring the many exciting happenings during January.

 

Facebook: @SITechHS   Twitter: @SITech_HS    Instagram: _SammyTheSeagull

Student Organization Instagram: Click Here for the Official S.O. Instagram

 

FEBRUARY CALENDAR

Coming Soon!

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

 

Notifying the School of a Positive COVID Case or Close Contact: If your child tests positive for COVID, or is a close contact of a positive case, please contact Ms. Kirschbaum, the Assistant Principal of Guidance immediately via email at [email protected] with your contact information including your name (parent / guardian), your child's name and OSIS number, as well as a contact number in which Ms. Kirschbaum can reach you. Ms. Kirschbaum will communicate the next steps for each individual case.

 

New Faculty & Staff: As part of our efforts to increase the number of Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Faculty and Staff that work directly with our students, we have hired many additional personnel for the 2021-22 school year. Please take a moment to review this link which lists our NEW Faculty and Staff.  

 

COVID Testing: A random sample of students will be tested on a weekly basis based on communications from the NYC DOE testing unit. You may opt-in or opt-out, using your NYCSA Online Account or by downloading and submitting a paper form to room 125 at SI Tech.

 

Request a Device: Please review our BYOD document for device information. If you need to be provided with a device, we can provide you with one by completing the following form via the this link: Click Here . If you request a device, please stop by Room 108 during your lunch period the next day. YOU MUST complete the form within 24 hours of showing up to receive your device.

 

Meet the Principal: Hi students! It's typically me who is updating these pages, and I thought that I'd slip in a quick hello and encourage you to stop by my office if you ever want to chat, say hello or need help. Room 119. My secretary, Ms. Laforgia and our staff are there to great you. If you look beyond the desks, you'll see me in my office. Look forward to getting to know all of you!

 

Health Screening: Please attempt to complete your Health Screening at home before arriving to school using the Health Screening Link / or PDF for Printing . NYC DOE computer servers were overwhelmed this morning with everyone trying to use the system at the same time.

 

Building Entry: The Cafeteria and Lindeberg Avenue entrances will be opened at 7:30 am to begin scanning students into the building. Grade 9 & 10 students should enter via the Lindbergh Avenue entrance if you have a 1st period, otherwise the Cafeteria Entrance.

 

ID Cards and Working Papers: Student ID cards that do not have pictures on them will be updated once we complete the School ID Photo process this week. If you need a new card, you can pick one up in room 123. Working Papers can be acquired in room 123.

 

Metro Cards: If you need a Metrocard, please visit room 123.

 

Tech Connects Table in the Cafeteria: Tech Connects is our Peer Mentorship program, which aims to bring 9th & 10th graders with 11th & 12th graders in an effort to build bonds, friendships and create a sense of comfort and community during and beyond the school day. Each lunch period, there are two tables (to start with) labeled Tech Connects, which students are invited to visit and get to meet our friendly and awesome students.

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Last Updated: September 11, 2021 @ 1PM

 

Back to School Information

Good afternoon students and families!  There is much to know about the start of a new year and we want to ensure you are fully prepared. Please take a moment to review the following updates:

 

WELCOME BACK VIDEO

  • Student Executive President, Eitan Halevi and Vice President, Eve Kogan, welcome our students back in a very special Welcome Back episode of the S.I.T. Down!

 

 

GRADE 9

 

9TH GRADE STUDENTS BUILDING ENTRY:

 

All 9th-grade students who BEGIN THE DAY 1ST PERIOD, OR who are unable to come on Friday, September 10th, will enter through the Lindeberg Avenue Entrance at 7:45 am.  Once in the Auditorium, students will be able to have a “Grab-N-Go” Breakfast, to ask any questions they may still have about their programs, and will pick up any items they may not have received on Friday.

 

All 9th-grade students who BEGIN THE DAY 2ND PERIOD, AND have collected their items listed above, will enter through the Cafeteria located behind the school building at 8:30am. The cafeteria is accessible from both Colgate Place and Lindberg Avenue. Here, students will be able to have a “Grab-N-Go” Breakfast, to ask any questions they may still have about their programs, and will pick up any items they may not have received on Friday.

 

  • The school day for Monday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 14th will be from 8 AM - 2:29 PM. There will be a 30-min homeroom after period 2 (Bell-Schedule Link) on both days.
  • There will be Grab-N-Go Breakfast in the Auditorium & Cafeteria.
  • Lunch will be served to all students in the cafeteria.

 

WHAT IS MY HOMEROOM / HR TEACHER / HR CLASSROOM: 

Under the Student Life section on the school website there are two link: Homeroom List & Lookup Homeroom by OSIS which will tell you your assigned Homeroom and where to report during homeroom on Monday and Tuesday.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SCIENCE LABS & INTRO TO TECHNOLOGY CLASS: 

Science Lab Classes and the Introduction to Technology & Career Classes WILL NOT begin until Monday, September 20, 2021.

 

METROCARD DISTRIBUTION

      • Metrocards will be distributed on Tuesday during homeroom.

 

NEED A(N) (NEW) ID CARD

      • ID Cards that were not picked up on Friday (September 9th), will be distributed on Monday / Tuesday during homeroom. For any other reason, if you need a new ID card, please visit room 123 to request and pick-up a new ID card.

 

PHYS ED UNIFORM & LOCK

      • All 9th and 10th grade students will need to purchase a school lock via the SO Store (C-51, near the cafeteria) for their Phys Ed locker, which they will use during Phys Ed class only. Locks must be purchased (Price = $7.00) via the School SO Store (C-51, near the cafeteria) during the first week of school.
      • 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 19th, for a delivery date scheduled for approximately the middle of October. 
      • Phys Ed uniforms will not be mandated until a date later in October, although if your child has one already, they should begin to change starting the second week of school (9/20).
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    • SUPPLIES 
      • All 9th-grade students should bring their personal computer that they will be using throughout the school year, in addition to pens, pencils and a notebook to start the school year. 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 via the following link: Click Here . If you requested a device, please stop by Room 108 during your lunch period. YOU MUST complete the form within 24 hours of showing up to receive your device.

 

BELL SCHEDULE / HOMEROOM / BREAKFAST & LUNCH

  • The school day for Monday, Septemberr 13th and Tuesday, September 14th will be from 8 AM - 2:29 PM. There will be a 30-min homeroom after pd 2 (Bell-Schedule Link) on both days.
  • There will be Grab-N-Go Breakfast in the Auditorium & Cafeteria.
  • Lunch will be served to all students in the cafeteria.

 

SOCIAL MEET & GREET FOR 9th GRADERS

    • Freshmen Social, Friday 9/17 (3-4 PM);  Virtual Freshmen Social (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

 

 

GRADES 10 - 12

 

GRADE 10-12 STUDENTS BUILDING ENTRY: 

Programs are now available for viewing on PupilPath.

 
WHAT IS MY HOMEROOM / HR TEACHER / HR CLASSROOM: 
Under the Student Life section on the school website there are two link: Homeroom List & Lookup Homeroom by OSIS which will tell you your assigned Homeroom and where to report during homeroom on Monday and Tuesday.
 
METROCARD DISTRIBUTION
      • Metrocards will be distributed on Tuesday during homeroom.
 
BELL SCHEDULE / HOMEROOM / BREAKFAST & LUNCH
  • The school day for Monday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 14th will be from 8 AM - 2:29 PM. There will be a 30-min homeroom after pd 2 (Bell-Schedule Link) on both days.
  • There will be Grab-N-Go Breakfast in the Auditorium & Cafeteria.
  • Lunch will be served to all students in the cafeteria.

 

NEED A(N) (NEW) ID CARD

      • For any other reason, if you need a new ID card, please visit room 121 to request and pick-up a new ID card.

 

    • SUPPLIES 
      • All students should bring their personal computer that they will be using throughout the school year, in addition to pens, pencils and a notebook to start the school year. 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 via the following link: Click Here . If you requested a device, please stop by Room 108 to pick up your device on Monday or Tuesday at 2:30 PM. YOU MUST complete the form within 24 hours of showing up to receive your device.

 

GRADE 10 STUDENTS - PHYS ED UNIFORM & LOCK

      • All 9th and 10th grade students will need to purchase a school lock via the SO Store (C-51, near the cafeteria) for their Phys Ed locker, which they will use during Phys Ed class only. Locks must be purchased (Price = $7.00) via the School SO Store (C-51, near the cafeteria) during the first week of school.
      • 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 19th, for a delivery date scheduled for approximately the middle of October. 
      • Phys Ed uniforms will not be mandated until a date later in October, although if your child has one already, they should begin to change starting the second week of school (9/20).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SCIENCE LABS: 

    • Science Lab Classes WILL NOT begin until Monday, September 20, 2021.

 

SOCIAL MEET & GREET FOR 10th GRADERS

    • Sophomore Social, Wednesday 9/15 (3-4 PM);  Virtual Sophomore Social (4:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

 

ALL GRADES

 

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) / REQUEST A COMPUTER DEVICE

 

Over the past eight years, teachers, administrators and district leaders have been working together to support how digital 1:1 Education Technologies are utilized at Staten Island Technical High School and how to optimize access to e-Learning opportunities for students both in and outside of school, while educating our students to be exemplary digital citizens and 21st Century learners. 

 

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 via the following link: Click Here . If you requested a device, please stop by Room 108 to pick up your device on Monday or Tuesday 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 self-help stations in school by rooms C-56 (Near the cafeteria), Room 110, or the Library. Look for this poster outside C-56 (Near the cafeteria), Room 110, or the Library to connect your device to the WiFi network.

 

COVID SCHOOL HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES

NYC DOE is sharing the 2021-22 school year health and safety guidance. This updated guidance covers the following areas:

    • Health Screening 
    • Masks & Face Coverings 
    • Physical Distancing Protocols 
    • School Nurses 
    • Ventilation 
    • Cleaning 
    • Surveillance Testing 
    • The Situation Room 
    • Quarantine Protocols 
    • Classroom and School Closures

 

STUDENT YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHS (All grade levels)

On Tuesday (9/14), Wednesday(9/15) and Friday(9/17) students will be taking photographs during Physical Education class.

 

FALL 2021 PSAL INTEREST INFORMATION

If you are interested in joining a Fall PSAL (Public School Athletic League) sport, please click on this link to learn more about the active Fall sports and specific COVID requirements.

 

2021-22 UNIVERSAL ACADEMIC GRADING POLICY

Under the Academics section of the www.siths.org website, you can access the 2021-22 Universal Grading Policy for Staten Island Tech.  

SITHS-TRANSITION to DOE GOOGLE STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT

As our school transitions from our SITHS.org Platform to the NYC DOE Google Classroom Platform (using your @nycstudents.net), we are working on ensuring all students are informed of their DOE Username and DOE Password.  Some students may already know this information.  However, during the next few days, we will be resetting all student passwords that are connected to their DOE Student email. 

During homeroom (on Monday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 14th), all students will receive a personalized document with their DOE Username, DOE Password and information on how to access their email and this domain.  Until then, please do not be alarmed if you cannot access this email.  Once given your new password, you will then be able to go in and change your password.

URGENT: Once you have completed the password update, having these credentials will allow you to access your Google Classrooms which are already created for you.  Once you have updated the password, we ask that you update your Naviance Account and Pupilpath Account, whereby you change your email on Naviance and Pupilpath to your @nycstudents.net e-mail address.

 

STUDENTS PROGRAM ON PUPILPATH

 

The programs that appeared on Thursday, September 1st in Pupil Path were NOT the correct programs.

 

Please log into your account again on Saturday, September 4th to view your tentative program. NOTE: 9th grade PupilPath account registration information has been mailed home on Thursday and should arrive in the next few days. Please be patient.

 

A few reminders:

  1. These programs are tentative and are subject to change based on the continuous updates we have been receiving regarding COVID safety protocols.
  2. All students must be programmed for 7 periods of classes. This does NOT include lunch.
  3. The following classes count as 2 periods of instruction - AP Calculus (AB & BC), AP Biology, AP Chemistry, All AP Physics classes (1D, 2 & C) and AP Environmental Science.
  4. All freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to have lunch.
  5. If you feel there is an error (that you are programmed for the wrong class) or that a class is missing, please indicate it on the Google form. The programming team will review and reach out to you, if need be, to discuss. Please allow time for us to review your written request and do not email different staff members. Requests will only be addressed through the Google form.
  6. No requests to change start time, dismissal time, specific teachers and periods for a class or specific lunch periods will be honored – please do not request these types of changes.
  7. Spring NX classes that were not made up over the summer are not included on your program but will be added next week for you to continue to have the opportunity to achieve those credits.

 

The Google form (https://forms.gle/qabsthisfmbx9QEA6) is here to request any changes. Again, please do not email any SITHS staff members with programming issues. The ONLY requests that will be looked at are those submitted through this Google form. Please submit your request by noon on Tuesday, September 7th. Thank you! Enjoy your weekend and we look forward to welcoming you back to school on the 13th!!

 

OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS FOR COVID VACCINATIONS

 

COVID Vaccination Available at SI Tech for Everyone who is Eligible: In partnership with the NYC Test & Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYC DOE has arranged for Staten Island Tech to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations to those during the first week of school (with second doses provided at the beginning of October) to make it as easy as possible to stay safe. No appointment is needed, and you can visit our school from 7 am - 11 am, Mon 9/13, Tues 9/14, Wed 9/15 and Fri 9/16. Click here fore more info and the Parent Consent form for minors.

 

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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: Click Here for the Official S.O. Instagram

 

Sincerely,

Mark Erlenwein

Principal