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Sex Offender Notification

485 Clawson Street • Staten Island, NY 10306 • (718) 667-3222
Mark Erlenwein, Principal
Dear SITHS Parents:

Periodically, our school receives notifications from the New York City Police Department that a “registered sex offender” has moved to a residence in zip code 10306, or elsewhere on Staten Island. The purpose of the notification is to inform entities with vulnerable populations of the presence of a person who poses a potential danger. As principal of this school, I have relayed this information to appropriate school staff and by this letter seek to inform you.

Last Notification Date:  March 31, 2017
Our school will keep information about this registered sex offender on file in the Guidance Office (Room 123) as well as the Office of the Parent Coordinator (Room 117). In addition, information about registered sex offenders is available on the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services website, located at or,, or by calling 1-800-262-3257, or through the subdirectory of level three (high risk) registered sex offenders maintained at the NYPD, One Police Plaza, Room 110 C, New York, New York. The website can also be accessed through the Department of Education’s website,, through the Office of School Intervention and Development home page.

We regret that we are unable to provide you with a copy of a photograph of this registered sex offender. Security procedures at the schools will be strictly enforced, including visitor control procedures.

The teachers at our school reinforce with students the importance of not responding to strangers and actions each child should take if approached by a stranger, including reporting it to responsible adults. I would ask that each of you discuss these issues with all the children in your home. It is not our intention to alarm the children, but to help them develop skills to better protect themselves from the potential danger of speaking to or going off with a stranger.

These procedures are part of our continuing effort to provide a safe environment for all children in this school.

Mark Erlenwein
SITHS Principal