The class of 2015 sends a special thanks to our Borough President Mr. James Oddo for graciously joining us as the guest speaker at this year's Commencement at the College of Staten Island.
As we head into summer, we want to inform you of a valuable program that can help young people throughout Staten Island stay safe. The Drug Drop Box program, a partnership between the NYPD and the community, allows any adult over 18 to bring unwanted or expired prescription pills to any NYPD precinct on Staten Island to be safely discarded, no questions asked. This free service is available 24/7. For further information call your local precinct or email PBSI@NYPD.org. Click on the link for more info & flyer: Drug Drop Box Flyer
I.S. 24 wins the "Ready School of the Year!"
We are proud to announce I.S. 24 has been awarded "Ready School of the Year". This is an annual celebration that the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosts. The celebration was held on June 11, 2015, where we celebrated I.S. 24 as the best middle school which embodies the spirit of preparedness. The award looks for students that have gone above and beyond with the information they learned at our presentation; and have done something at home, at their school or in their community to promote preparedness.
This celebration was attended by Commissioner Esposito, John Shea, DOE Chief Executive Office for the Division of School Facilities, Katie James, Ready NY Outreach Coordinator, S.I. Community Emergency Response Team and CERT Team members, representatives from NYS Senator Andrew Lanza's office as well as Borough President James Oddo along with students serving as I.S. 24 Peer Leaders.
A special thank you went out to our Principal Lenny Santamaria for recognizing how important it is to educate everyone about preparedness and to Barbara Nuzzolo, Parent Coordinator of I.S. 24 for bringing NYC Emergency Management to the school.
Attention: Current 7th Graders
NYC Summer STEM 2015
July 6th - August 6th
Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
- Engaging, hands-on STEM activities that will prepare students for success in the upcoming school year and beyond;
- Two tracks of STEM work to choose from either Robotics and/or Science of Smart Cities
- Arts and recreational activities
- Daily breakfast and lunch
Click here for more information and the online application: NYC Summer STEM Flyer Grade 7
New York City Department of Education
Eighth Annual Staten Island Children’s Day Parade
Save the Date
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Location: Henry Kaufman Campgrounds – Manor Road
Featuring Performances by many of our Talented Students!
Face Painting – Free Giveaways – DJ – Dancing and much more
Click here for the flyer: Save the Date - Children's Parade
School of the Year
I.S. 24 has been selected as the "School of the Year" by New York City Office of Emergency Management through our partnership thanks to our Parent Coordinator Mrs. Barbara Nuzzolo and OEM's Ready New York School program consisting of Assemblies, Parent Meeting and participation in Science Family Fun Night we have been given this distinction.
Our school's Peer Leaders, will accept the award on June 11th as part of their work on Social Media behaviors and safety by creating the pamphlet "Think before you send" as well.
Below are some ways students, staff and parents can be ready and safe for emergencies by using social media.
Social Media: How can it keep us safe?
“Social media is not only for fun, but it can be way that people can be safe during a disaster. Here are four ways that New Yorker’s can use social media to be safe before, during and after an emergency” :
1. Download the Ready NYC App: NYC Emergency Management has created an app for iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets to help families create emergency plans. This app is based off the Ready New York: My Emergency Plan, and helps people record their meeting places, store important phone numbers, and gather supplies needed for an emergency. It also can be shared, so everyone can have a copy of the family emergency plans. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes store or Google Play.
2. Sign Up for Notify NYC: Notify NYC is the city’s official emergency communications program. You can receive messages on your phone by text messages, emails and on Twitter. The alerts that contain important information regarding traffic delays, subway disruptions, power outages and other emergencies in your area. If you are under 16, your parents have to consent.
3. Follow: New York City Emergency Management on Twitter (@nycoem), Facebook (NYCEmergencyManagement), Instagram (@nycoem), and more to get information and updates on emergencies and preparedness.
4. Know Your Zone:
Visit nyc.gov/knowyourzone to find out if you live or go to school in a Hurricane Evacuation Zone. The zone finder has a map that will show you the nearest Hurricane Evacuation Center to your home. www.nyc.gov/knowyourzone
Tell your friends and family members to follow NYC Emergency Management, sign up for Notify NYC, download the Ready NYC app and know their zone!
The New York State Senate Summer Reading Program
Join Senator Lanza this summer in promoting literacy and indulging in the wonderful world of books!
Click on the link for the flyer and more information: Senator Lanza Summer Reading Program Flyer 2015
UAU REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN
I.S. 24 has been awarded the NYC SONYC SCHOOLS OUT Program. UAU will be providing the service to our students. Please click on the attached document for a description of the UAU Compass Program, and a registration form. The UAU program will be offering a variety of activities to our students five days a week from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program is free.
For more information contact the UAU office:
Donna Gianna, Program Director
718-982-4700 ext. 1141
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE STRIVE FOR 95% OR HIGHER ATTENDANCE AT IS 24. TO BE ABLE TO REACH THIS GOAL AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WE ASK THAT FAMILIES CHECK THE NYC DOE SCHOOL CALENDAR TO BE AWARE OF HOLIDAYS, RECESS AND SUMMER VACATION BEFORE PLANNING A FAMILY VACATION. USE THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE FULL CALENDAR.
STUDENTS WHO ARE ABSENT DUE TO A VACATION WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION WILL BE TREATED AS AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE. TEACHERS WILL NOT BE EXPECTED TO REPEAT LESSONS OR ADMINISTER A MISSED EXAM WHILE A STUDENT WAS ON A VACATION. PLEASE REFER TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR WHEN PLANNING A FAMILY VACATION.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL GOAL OF 95% ATTENDANCE AND STUDENT SUCCESS.