A Message from the NYC Department of Health
We would like to make you aware of changes to child care and school immunization requirements in effect for the 2015-16 school year in New York City (NYC). Highlights of the changes are as follows:
· Students entering grades K through 12 are required to have 2 doses of measles- and mumps-containing vaccines, and 1 dose of rubella-containing vaccine.
· Students entering grades K, 1, 6 and 7 are required to have 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. One dose of varicella vaccine is required for all other grades.
· Students entering grades K, 1, 6 and 7 are required to have 4 doses of polio vaccine, unless the 3rd dose was received at 4 years of age or older, in which case only 3 doses are required. Three doses of polio vaccine are required for all other grades.
· Students entering grades K-5 who are less than 7 years of age are required to have 5 doses of DTaP. Four doses are acceptable if the 4th dose was received at 4 years of age or older and 3 doses are acceptable if the series was started at age 7 years or older. Because DTaP cannot be administered to children after age 6 years, children aged 7 years and older who are not complete should receive a single dose of Tdap and, if additional doses are needed, Td until series completion.
The full requirements are attached below and available at www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/sch-med-req.pdf. The school requirements are in alignment with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations with respect to number of doses required of each vaccine and the spacing intervals between doses; see www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules. In most cases, if the CIR record says that a child’s immunization status is up-to-date (UTD), then that child may be considered UTD for school, as well. Alternative schedules and philosophic objections to vaccinations are not allowed. Students who are not in compliance with school immunization requirements will be excluded from school.
Additional information on the new school requirements, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available at: www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/. If you have questions about immunization requirements for school admission, please contact us at (347) 396-2400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for keeping NYC children safe from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Jane R. Zucker, MD, MSc
Beginning August 12, you can view your child's New York State Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) test scores from the 2014-15 school year. If your child is in high school, you can view his or her Regents exam scores. Pupilpath will display scores in late August. You may use the link below to find information on using the NYC Schools Account Page if you have not registered yet.
The Office of Pupil Transportation (OPT) has redesigned its website, which you may access at http://www.optnyc.org/
Please check to verify if I.S. 24 is your zoned school by using the Department of Education website at http://schools.nyc.gov. If your child will be attending I.S. 24 for the 2015 - 2016 school year, visit the school in person during the dates and times below to register as a new student. Your child(ren) must be present with a parent/ legal guardian.
Thursday, September 3rd 8:30-11:30am
Friday, September 4th 8:30-11:30am
Tuesday, September 8th 8:30-11:30am
We have also provided a list of documents required to enroll your child by clicking on the link below.
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
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 OPEN
I.S. 24 has been awarded the SONYC (Schools Out New York City) Program. United Activities Unlimited (UAU) will be providing the service to our students. Please click on the attached document for a description of the UAU Program, and a registration form. The UAU program will be offering a variety of activities (Sports, Arts, Leadership Development, Health & Wellness, Science, Team Building and Homework Time) to our students five days a week from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and during select school closings. There is no charge for this program!
For more information contact the UAU office:
718-982-4700 ext. 1142
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
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.