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2022-2023 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 2022-23 School Year. Check back frequently for updates. Mr. Erlenwein will post the most recent UPDATE DATE in each section. Thank you!

 

 

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]

I.A. 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 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

 

Thursday, October 6, 2022: Morning Public Address Announcements 

 

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have a quote from: civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta: "Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world."

 

Our annual club fair will be held on Thursday, October 6th during your lunch periods on the tennis courts!  This is a great opportunity to find out more about clubs and extracurriculars.

 

HOMECOMING !! will be tomorrow after school on the football field!  Come out to support the MSIT Varsity Football team, dance team, cheer and Marching band!

We will have fun face-painting station before school and during lunch periods.  Show your support for the team by making posters and wearing school colors!

 

If you are a graduate of PS 78 and or IS 49, Please contact Mr. Barry Levine either by email [email protected] or in Room 229 ASAP.

 

Are you looking for information, opportunities and online resources?  Join our library's Google Classroom at b2j5kwc,   Hope to see you there!

 

ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN: You are invited to this year's first Tech Connects with Freshmen Social!  The event will take place this Thursday, October 6th after 9th Period in the Cafeteria between 1:47 and 2:47.

 

9th Period will be ending at 1:47 on Thursday due to a faculty meeting, so there won't be any conflicts with clubs, teams, or SING during the social.

 

Tech Connect is made up of Sophomores, Juniors and seniors who remember what it was like when they were freshmen and how getting to know upperclassmen was great!  So come on Thursday after 9th period, meet new friends , play games, chill and enjoy free refreshments!

 

Seagulls Update: 

  • Congratulations to the MSIT Boys Varsity Soccer team for winning their game 1-0 against Curtis High School.  A big shout out to senior Salvatore Sparacio, scoring the game wining goal breaking Curtis' undefeated season.
  • Congratulations to the MSIT Boys fencing team for their decisive 90-43 victory against CSI HS.  The MSIT foil team was led by anchor Youwei Zhen and the anchor team was led by anchor Mitchel Pozovskiy.  The team will have a match against Petrides today at 4:30 in the 1st Fl Gym.  Go Seagulls!!
  • Congratulations to the girls bowling team who had a decisive win against Wagner HS on Monday.  Seniors Brianna Battinelli, Emily Yu, Susana Yi, Winnie Zhong, Alyssa Zheng, Sophia Feng, Wendy Li, and Junior Bernice Li led the team to another victory.  Way to go SHE-gulls!

 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022: Morning Public Address Announcements 

 

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have a quote from:  Isabel Allende: " Before you conquer the mountain, you must learn to overcome your fear."

 

Our annual Club Fair will be held on Thursday, October 6th during your lunch periods on the tennis courts!

 

HOMECOMING !! will be this Friday after school on the football field!  Come out to support the MSIT Varsity Football team, dance team, cheer and Marching band!

 

All members of the Girls JV Volleyball team should meet in Rm 317 immediately after 9th period today.  Do not dress for practice.  The meeting will be brief.  Please be Prompt!!

 

If you are a graduate of PS 78 and or IS 49, Please contact Mr. Barry Levine either by email [email protected] or in Room 229 ASAP.

 

The following College Representatives are scheduled today for In Person meetings in Room 139.

  • Binghamton University - Period 4 / in the LIBRARY
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Period 5 - Room 139
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent - Period 6 Room 139
  • Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - Pd 7 / LIBRARY

 

ATTENTION ALL FRESHMEN:

You are invited to this year's first Tech Connects with Freshmen Social!  The event will take place this Thursday, October 6th after 9th Period in the Cafeteria between 1:47 and 2:47.

 

9th Period will be ending at 1:47 on Thursday due to a faculty meeting, so there won't be any conflicts with clubs, teams, or SING during the social.

 

Tech Connect is made up of Sophomores, Juniors and seniors who remember what it was like when they were freshmen and how getting to know upperclassmen was great!  So come on Thursday after 9th period, meet new friends , play games, chill and enjoy free refreshments!

 

Seagulls Update

Congratulations to the girls swim team, they won against Petrides in a 27-19 victory!  Congrats to Ashley Li, Catherine Thorne, Alyssa Malloy, Madison Meccia and Azra Feratovic!

 

Congrats to the MSIT Varsity girls Volley ball team for beating Port Richmond by score of 25-12.  The seagulls were led by the serving of Junior Natalie Wu and the hitting of Junior Oriana Huang.  Sophomore Maggie Pan had 11 assists.  Keep it up girls!

 

 

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Monday, October 3, 2022: Morning Public Address Announcements 

 

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we have a quote from musician, Jennifer Lopez "Sometimes you have to explore the darkness to get to the light and get back to who you are".

 

HOMECOMING will be this Friday after school on the football field! Come out to support the MSIT Varsity Football team.

 

Attention Everyone: The PTA will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser for Science Olympiad! buy some sweets to support our team.

 

In honor of October third, we have a quote from Cady Heron:  "On October 3rd , he asked me what day it was.  It's October 3rd."

 

The following College Representatives are scheduled today for virtual visit meetings in Room 139.

  • Long Island University (Brooklyn) Pd 4
  • Nazareth College Pd 5
  • Brandeis University Pd 6
  • University of Chicago Pd 7

 

Att All Members of the Girls JV Volleyball team are asked to meet in the 1st Floor Gym after 9th Period today Please be Prompt!!

 

Seagulls Update: 

Congratulations to the MSIT Varsity Girls Volleyball team on beating CSI by a score of 25-17!  The Seagulls offense was led by Juniors Orlando Huang and Mandy Chen while Senior Captain Tiffany Lin controlled the back row.  Way to go Girls ! 

 

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10/4/2022

I’ve updated the October Calendar on the Landing Page (bit.ly/SITHSLandingPage) for easy access. There are LOTS of exciting happening this month, so be sure to check Mr. Terrusa’s Activities Updates as well.

For those who are celebrating Yom Kippur, G'mar Chatima Tovah!

There are also two exciting opportunities I want to bring to students & parents attention:

 

Future Ready Healthcare Initiative: Our school has been selected by the New York City Department Of Education to participate in a Health Care initiative that would engage students in course work, professional discourse, and Work Based Learning (WBL) in Health Care.  In addition, we are announcing major partnerships with the Northwell Health Hospital System and the City University of New York. Learn more here.

 

SITHS Career Development Center: We are so happy that we are starting the school year with positivity, optimism and enthusiasm! Here in the Career Development Center, we are committed to continuing our mission of preparing, informing, educating, and offering opportunities that will prepare you to help consider what your future careers may be and get ready for the journey ahead. The best way to prepare for the future college, career, and life experiences for tomorrow is to practice them today with real-world experiences. How do you do that when the world is in such a rapid flux? This is nothing new! A generation ago, people preparing for the next step did not have cell phones and computers in their homes and pockets. The world has always changed rapidly. With the help of the SITHS CDC and the overall program you experience at Staten Island Tech, we are confident you will be prepared for anything that is ahead of you. Click here to learn more about how you can enroll in Work Based Learning / Internship opportunities and more!

 

Technology FYI for Students: 

WiFi Networks & Passwords:

  • Phones: SSID: DOEGuest  PWD: NYC$itevent
  • Inst Devices: SSID: NCPSP PWD: [email protected]

 

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10/3/2022

Welcome to the 2nd month of the 2022-23 school year. 

I’ve updated the October Calendar on the Landing Page (bit.ly/SITHSLandingPage) for easy access. There are LOTS of exciting happening this month, so be sure to check Mr. Terrusa’s Activities Updates as well.

Please keep in mind that as of 10/3 the only way to view child’s academic progress is to ask your child to view their Google Classroom gradebook, or to ask them to share their username / password with you for the time being. 

While this will be a temporary process for the time being, there will be a report card / progress report provided in mid-November at the conclusion of Marking Period 1, which will serve as an update to your child’s progress thus far. 

I know that many of you are used to having the convenience of instant access to information via Pupil PupilPath and that the absence of this process is a new experience. Please be patient and rest assured, by February, we’re hopeful and remain optimistic that we will be able to introduce the NYC DOE Grading system. The reason why we instituted the November (paper) Progress Report is to ensure there is communication with our families regarding academic progress.

If you didn’t get a chance to hear my comments regarding these topics recently, the links to the September PTA Meeting and the Principal Chit Chat for New Families are shared below to view at your pleasure.  

 

COVID TEST DISTRIBUTION: Please note that as per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the expiration date on iHealth tests you received last school year and over the summer have been extended by 9–12 months. Therefore, even if the expiration date is approaching, or has passed recently, these tests are acceptable for use. For COVID-19 guidance for the 2022–23, review the School Health Policy InfoHub page. 

Lastly, as is tradition, I have started to post pictures and videos of some of our classroom activities and events on our school’s social media pages. Please check out the latest happening at SI Tech through the eyes of your children for a unique first hand look.

Facebook: @SITechHS   Twitter: @SITech_HS    Instagram: _SammyTheSeagull

Student Organization Instagram: Official S.O. Instagram

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Erlenwein

Principal

 

 

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Wednesday, 9/21/2022

 

Good evening Students, Parents and Guardians,

 

UPDATE CONTACT INFO: If you haven’t already, please review my message (below) from Tuesday, September 20th regarding HOW TO UPDATE your contact information. 

 

REPORTING AN ABSENCE: Please also take a moment to review the NEW PROCEDURES for reporting a student absence. 

 

NEW FAMILY EVENT:

 

Principal Chit Chat: For New Families

Thursday, September 29th at 7 PM

Via YouTube Live: bit.ly/PrincipalChitChat929

Submit your Pre-Event Questions & Topics Here: bit.ly/ChitChat929PreSurvey

 

Join SI Tech HS principal, Mr. Mark Erlenwein & Parent Coordinator, Barbara Malenfant on Thursday, September 29th at 7 PM for a special Principal Chit-Chat session for our New Families. Mr. Erlenwein will discuss topics around school climate, culture, instruction and assessment practices. There will be a Q&A session via the commentary feature during the event as well. Send your preliminary questions using this survey: bit.ly/ChitChat929PreSurvey

 

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URGENT Message from Mr. Erlenwein - Friday, September 16, 2022

 

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

 

The NYC DOE has enabled schools to use a NEW NYC DOE Messaging App that will help us streamline how many systems we use to communicate. In a time when communication is of the utmost importance, I am asking for your help today to ensure that we have your Email, Home and Mobile phone numbers, updated in our systems that will allow for 100% success in reaching our students, parents & guardians.

 

Our new system will allow us to Email, Text and Voice Robo Call parents, as well as Email & Text students with urgent messages regarding events and emergencies.

 

PARENTS  & GUARDIANS, please follow these instructions:https://bit.ly/NYCSANaviance 

STUDENTS, please follow these instructions: https://bit.ly/StudentNavOperoo 

 

DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

 

Thank you so much for your help and support, so WE can better help & support YOU!

 

Sincerely,

Mark Erlenwein

Principal

 

 

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Monday, 9/12/2022

 

Picture Day - Tue (9/13), Wed (9/14) & Thu (9/15)

 

Just a reminder that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this  week (9/13-9/15) are our school's Picture Days. 

 

Linked here you will find the specific schedule so that you know which day your class is scheduled to have your picture taken. 

 

To identify which day is YOUR picture day, you need the name of your Phys Ed teacher, and the period you have Phys Ed scheduled. Then look at the schedule for Tues, Wed and Thur TO MATCH your Phys Ed Teacher and Period, to identify your Picture Day.

 

A few weeks after Picture Day, Irvin Simon will send the parent/guardian emails they have on file access codes and information about how to purchase your pictures (if you would like). Remember, it's one pose for high school underclassmen. If you are absent or miss your scheduled picture day, make-ups will be conducted in November.

 

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Friday, 9/9/2022

 

I. HOMEROOM:

Starting Wednesday, September 14, 2022, we will no longer meet for homeroom and resume the Standard Bell Schedule. There will still be an 11-Min Homeroom on Mon. 9/12 & Tue 9/13.

 

II. MORNING PA ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students and Parents / Guardians, please note that we will now be posting the Daily Morning PA Announcements on this landing page in the “Daily Public Address (PA) Announcements” section starting on Monday, September 12th after 3rd period each day. 

 

III. NEW MAKERSPACE COURSE:

 

Brand New MakerSpace Class Opportunity Launching in October of 2022

Have you been to the Staten Island Tech MakerSpace to do a class, group, or individual project?

Would you like to take a critical role in shaping the future of the Maker Movement at Staten Island Tech?

When we envisioned opening a Makerspace here at Tech years ago we wanted to offer an opportunity for students, teachers, and classes to have a space to design, fabricate, create, incubate, and showcase their artistic, industrial/commercial arts, inventions, woodworking, paintings, sculpting, fabrications with industrial tools, metalwork, using a power tool for the first time and cultivating creations.  Relationships with community partners, our school's Career Development Center, and our faculty have led to amazing opportunities, projects, and accolades.  

Check out a small sampling of some impressive projects we have “made”!  Here are some highlights: MakerSpace Tweets 

Under the direction of Mr. Charles Dazzo, Dr.  Jax, Mr. Manzo, Mr. Erlenwein, and the entire Technology / Engineering department of teachers, thousands of Tech students have had the opportunity to make and create through the years.  

After Serving as a dedicated MakerSpace teacher for a number of amazing years, our beloved Mr. Dazzo has retired.  We owe him so much for helping our students do so many things such as stained glass, sewing, art, soldering, solar cells, and so much more were all explorations of hands-on creations that Mr. Dazzo introduced to our students.  Mr. Dazzo will still be around from time to time to support us, especially with the Solar Car Program and our expansions in Green technology like windmills.  We wish Mr. Dazzo great thanks.

We will be launching the makerspace this year with a new teacher, Ms. Amanda Stefanese.  Ms. Stefanese comes to us with a plethora of unique talents and experiences.  As a Fine Art / Commercial Art Career and Technology Education Teacher, Ms. Stefanese also has an impressive background in computer science, fashion and textile design, and business and marketing.  As one of the newest teachers at Staten Island Tech, Ms. Stefanese will help lead our students and teachers into a continuation and expansion of our Maker Movement, Project-Based Learning, and Incubator ambitions.

The first step will be in recruiting a class of students to become the “Maker / Artists” in Residency Class.

Course Description: Have you ever wanted your ideas to come to life? We are looking to recruit students for a MakersPace/Art Apprenticeship class. This will be a hands-on class focusing on manufacturing equipment and arts integration. You will also be able to support other students and classes as the “MakerSpace Residents” when students and classes use the makerspace to create their projects.  This Projects Based Learning class is focused on learning the tools and techniques available in the MakerSpace setting to develop and enrich our student's personal interests and projects that will be developed over the school year. Students will also assist our school with opening the MakerSpace to more students and faculty through additional teacher-based partnerships across the curriculum.  After completing the class, you may also be eligible for work-based learning and internship opportunities related to the school’s maker movement. This class is open for 9th - 12th graders!

 

If you are interested in this, please complete this initial interest form and we will see if it will work with your schedule. 

MakerSpace Class Interest survey

Questions?  Come into the Career Development Center, room 229!

 

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Wednesday, 9/7/2022

 

MESSAGE FROM CHANCELLOR:

 

NYC DOE School Chancellor, David Banks Welcome Letter: Click Here

  • Translations are available via the link.

 

GRADING PLATFORM UPDATES:

 

As you may be aware, many schools are transitioning to a new Grading & Messaging platform, after the discontinuation of PupilPath, which many of you are familiar. The NYC DOE is also in the process of rolling out “their” new Grading, Messaging and Attendance platform. In the interim, while the new DOE system grows in functionality and other platforms are still being considered, Staten Island Tech will be using Google Classroom’s Gradebook feature to maintain and share a student’s academic data. Google Classroom has been a dependable tool that students, faculty & families are very familiar with and have perfected using before, during and after the Pandemic. We will be sharing more information on what protocols will be in place in the coming days that are important for you to know.


COMMUNICATIONS:

 

Naviance and the NYC DOE Messaging App: We will continue to use Naviance to send schoolwide communications with students & parents throughout the school year. If you have not registered on Naviance as a student or parent at this point, please contact Parent Coordinator, Barbara Malenfant, at [email protected] or 718-667-3222 Ext 1171 for assistance.


We will also be piloting the use of the NYC DOE’s new Messaging system, which allows for email, SMS and Robocall communication options. Being this is a new system, we will be testing how much of a reach the system has in communicating with parents, faculty and staff in the next few weeks.


Operoo: We will continue to use Operoo to distribute forms that need to be completed, signed and returned. New parents and students should keep an eye out for an email invite starting next week, on Monday, September 12th. If you need assistance  as a student or parent registering with Operoo, please contact Parent Coordinator, Barbara Malenfant, at [email protected] or 718-667-3222 Ext 1171 for assistance.


Email Directory:  You can use the “Keep In Touch” dropdown menu at the top of the bit.ly/SITHSLandingPage, where the email addresses and telephone extensions (Main Line: 718-667-3222) of School Administration, Guidance Counselors, Deans, COSA and Parent Coordinator are available. Please also use the www.siths.org faculty & staff email directory to contact teachers and staff.


NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) (https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/student-journey/nyc-schools-account): 

In order for parents & guardians to take advantage of the many new messaging tools and ensure you DON’T miss any communications, it is urgent that parents / guardians make sure they’re contact information is up to date; especially mobile phone numbers.  


NYCSA consolidates several important parent-facing applications in one place:

- MyStudent, for grades, attendance, transportation & Emergency Contact Info(Blue Card)

- Parent University

- Bullying Reporting online form

- Parents can reset the passwords to their child’s DOE email accounts through the Manage


You can access NYCSA via this link:

NEW URL: https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc
 
Calendar:  You can find the monthly calendar below this information on this web page, or visit the School Calendar page under the ABOUT section on the school website.

Seagull Nation!!

I hope everyone had a great September at Tech.We had a nice start to the school year with a jam packed Freshmen Social and Movie Night, along with many other school activities starting to ramp up and get going. Please check out the October calendar along with the breakdown of what each event calls for:

Tuesday, October 4th: PTA Bake Sale- Come prepared for our PTA's second Bake Sale of the school year! All proceeds will go to supporting our school's Science Olympiad program.

Thursday, October 6th: Club Fair- During all 4 of the lunch periods, join us on the Tennis Courts for our Club Fair. You will be able to see what clubs have been approved or are pending, and sign-up to receive information from their Club Presidents. Clubs will start learning of their status by Monday afternoon. If the weather is bad, we will reschedule the Club Fair for another day.

Friday, October 7th: Homecoming Football Game- Come out and support our MSIT Varsity Football team as they play Fort Hamilton. During halftime, we will announce our Homecoming winners as well. During the day, we will have face painting, Homecoming handouts, and a special Fall Friday...Football Edition!! Join us by wearing either black & gold, neon green, or your favorite teams football jersey. It is sure to be a great day!!

Wednesday, October 12th: Senior Breakfast and PSAT & MAP Testing (underclassmen)- Seniors will be celebrating their senior year by starting the day by taking their 23 photo for the yearbook and confirming their names for the senior pages. Then, you will be measured for your graduation caps & gowns along with your Senior T-Shirt. Still not done....you will also enjoy a nice catered breakfast while filling out the Yearbook Superlative nominations. Keep an eye out for a separate email breaking down the agenda for the day. Underclassmen, please look for a separate email as well regarding the breakdown of your day.

Friday, October 14th: October S.O. Town Hall Meeting- Join us on the 14th during zero period for our October S.O. Meeting. Again, all are welcome to come and ask questions, hear important updates, and more! This is your chance to hear from Mr. Erlenwein with school updates as well. Starting in October, Club President's MUST attend the S.O. Meetings in order to keep their clubs in good standings for the school year.

Friday, October 14th: Fall Friday- Come prepared and be ready for our final Fall Friday. Enjoy seasonal treats during the lunch periods that will continue to help spread some school spirit!

Monday, October 17th thru Friday, October 21st: Spirit Week- Welcome back the return of our traditional grade-wide school competition...Spirit Wars! Each grade will function as a team and have opportunities to earn points and win the Spirit Cup. The winning grade will have a grade-wide pizza party (plus some other surprises). There will be events during lunch and after-school. Some will include our Hungry, Hungry, Humans!, our school-wide Duck Hunt, Stuck-for-a-Buck, and more! Starting tomorrow, you will be able to purchase our Spirit Cup T-Shirts from the S.O. Store. One change we have made for this year is that each grades color has changed: the freshmen will be purple, the sophomores will be red, juniors will be green, and the seniors will be blue. Now shirts are limited in stock and are the same design as last year. A separate email breaking down each individual event, points, and rules will be sent out during this week! Good luck, and have fun!

Friday, October 21st: FIELD DAY!!!- Once again, welcome back one of the best traditions at S.I. Tech, our Field Day!!! Have fun with obstacle courses, relay races, and much, much more! Wear your Spirit Wars shirt or color, bring some face paint, or just deck yourself out with school spirit to make one final push for the Spirit Cup and take home the championship!!

Monday, October 24th thru Friday, October 28th: Senior Dress-Up Week- Seniors ONLY, enjoy your traditional Senior Dress-up Week event. Please look for a separate email this week with the breakdown of the rules and regulations along with the themes for each day.

Tuesday, October 25th: Open House - Just having the date approved, please pay attention to your emails for important information regarding this volunteering opportunity.

Friday, October 28th: Halloween Costume Dance Party- Come out to our Halloween Costume Dance Party night. We are still finalizing certain details and information regarding this even. However, please look for a future email with more info and when you can start purchasing tickets.

Monday, October 31st: "Teach" or Treat - Coming back this year, our wildly popular "Teach" or Treat Halloween handout event. Upon entry, don't forget to grab you halloween candy bag and be prepared for a fun day of collecting candy, giveaways, etc from participating teachers. You may even see some faculty & staff members get into the Halloween spirit and dress-up throughout the day.

LOOK OUT FOR: Our S.O. Store is working on putting together an online store to purchase some S.I. Tech gear, so keep an eye out for an email with information once it is ready. Also, keep an eye out for our new after-school snack program...Sammy Snacks! You may even see the cart during some school days.

As always, there is so much going on at S.I. Tech so pay attention to your emails regarding other events, clubs, or school programs that will be taking place in October.

Sincerely,

Mr. Thomas Terrusa - Coordinator of Student Activities

 

2022-23 NYC DOE School Year Calendar - Click Here

Staten Island Tech Website Calendar (Includes NYC DOE Calendar Info) - Click Here

 
OCTOBER CALENDAR:

 

10/5, Wed - Yom Kippur, Schools Closed

10/6, Thu - Club Fair (lunch pds), Faculty Conf Sched (1:43 PM Dismissal)

10/7, Fri - Homecoming Game (After 9th)

10/10, Mon - Italian Heritage / Indigenous Peoples' Day, Schools Closed

10/11, Tue - Consultative Council Mtg

10/12, Wed - PSAT - 11th Grade / MAP Testing (9th & 10th Grade) / Senior Bkfst

10/14, Fri - Student Organization Meeting Period 0 (Auditorium)

10/17, Mon - Spirit Week: TBA

10/18, Tue - Spirit Week: TBA, School Leadership Team Mtg

10/19, Wed - Spirit Week: TBA

10/20, Thu - Spirit Week: Stuck for a Buck, PTA Meeting

10/21, Fri - Spirit Week: Field Day - Wear Grade Colors (Special Schedule for Field Day)

10/24-28: Senior Dress Up Week

10/25, Tue - Open House (Tentative)

10/26, Wed - Regular Decision Day (College Office)

10/27, Thu - SAT - Tentative (Seniors)

10/31, Mon - Teach or Treat


Looking Ahead: 11/10, Thu - Marking Period 1 Ends

BEGINNING OF THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR INFO:

 

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 Master HR List below to Look Up your HR by last name / year:

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. You will need your device on the first day of school for onboarding purposes for our WiFi. 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 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), or the Library to connect your device to the WiFi network. If you have an iPad from the Dept of Ed, you must see either Mr. Bougaev in Room 141, or Mr. Whalen in Room C56.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON PSAL SPORTS?

  • Visit the SITHS 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?

 

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.

 

     

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IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

 

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!

 

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.

 

Request a Personal Computer 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. 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.

 

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

 

ID Cards: If you need a new ID card, you can request a new one up in the Student Organization Store, Room C51 during your lunch period.

 

Working Papers: Working Papers can be acquired in room 1119.

 

Metro Cards: MetroCards will be distributed on the first day of school in Homeroom. If you need a a MetroCard replacement during the school year, go to the Student Organization Store, Room C51 during your lunch period.

     

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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