Register for Summer Camp at IS 75!!
Registration has officially started for the UAU-SONYC Summer Camp at I.S.75. Our 6 week self-sustaining program will operate July 6th-August 12th, Mon-Fri, from 9am-2pm. This fabulous summer camp experience offers students the opportunity to integrate valuable hands-on learning in areas such as STEM, Literacy, and Leadership, with fun and interesting programs in the arts, sports, and more. (Activities include forensics; science mania; drama; talent show; robotics; dance; glee; comic creation; drawing and painting; wii /playstation; sports, and survivor camp).
The cost of the program is $650 for the full duration of the program (less than $22 per day). Space is limited, so don't delay! Deadline to register is June 17th.
Click on the links below for the application and required medical form, and contact Ms. Di Stefano here at school at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 356-0130 x3481 for further information.
IS 75 Summer Camp Application 2016
Medical Form for IS 75 Summer Camp
Great Workshop for Middle School Students
On Friday, June 10, from 9 am - 2 pm, middle school students from all over the city will participate in fun and engaging workshops and activities about STEM topics, success in high school, AP class options, study skills, and planning effectively for college and career. "Future Forward" is sponsored by the NYCDOE's Office of Equity and Access, and will be held at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Lunch provided; free giveaways and prizes. Click the link to the information sheet below,or contact email@example.com for more information.
Future Forward STEM Workshop
Principal's Book Club News
All are invited to join Mr. Zapata in reading the May Book of the Month selection : The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eleventh Grade Bites, and then come to the library during the lunch periods on Monday, June 13, for pizza and some spirited discussion. Tell your English teacher you are interested, and see Mrs. Tomes in the library for a copy of the book.
Principal's Book of the Month Club Invitation
Come to CareerCon
What would you like to do when you grow up? Does your dream career require a college education or a specific major?
CareerCon Informational Flyer
Have you ever wondered what kinds of careers are available from local employers and what skills they seek out in candidates for those careers? Paulo students and parents will have the opportunity to speak to employers directly and find out at the 2016 CareerCon for middle school and high school students, to be held at St. John's University's Staten Island Campus Center Gym on June 2 from 3 pm - 7 pm. Click on the link below to register. CareerCon is sponsored by the NYC Department of Education, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, St. John's University, the Office of the Borough President, and The Staten Island Foundation. Don't miss this chance to explore some great options for your future!
CareerCon 2016 Registration Page
Get your MyLibraryNYC Student Card Today!
I.S. 75 participates in an exciting partnership with the New York Public Library which allows students special privileges like fine-free borrowing, access to fabulous online databases for homework and fun, and thousands of great downloadable e-books. It's easy! All you have to do is click on the link below to print out the application, and bring it to the nearest branch of the NYPL (five closest branch addresses and hours listed in link below). Fines on your current card will be instantly erased, and the barcode will give you instant access to all kinds of cool digital resources. Get your MyLibraryNYC card today!!
Application for MyLibraryNYC Card
Five Nearest New York Public Library Locations
April 2016 PTA Newsletter
Keep up-to-date on the latest procedures, important testing dates, and special events happening at this time of year at I.S. 75.
April 2016 PTA Newsletter
Senior Banquet Information
Our Senior Banquet will be held this year on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Cost is $65 (cash or money order only; senior dues must also be paid in full before banquet payment can be accepted). Please note that attendance in school on the day of the Banquet is required for participation in the event. See the link below for the permission forms and important guidelines, including carpool procedures, for what is sure to be an exciting evening.
2016 Senior Banquet Letter to Parents
Senior Banquet 2016 CarPool Letter
Senior Banquet Early Sign Out Letter May 2016
Senior Trip to Great Adventure
On Friday, June 3, 2016, the Senior Class will take its traditional trip to Great Adventure. Cost of the trip is $65, which includes bus fare, park entry, and lunch, and will be collected during homeroom through Friday, April 1, 2016. (Cash or money orders made payable to I.S. 75 only - no personal checks please!) Important guidelines concerning the trip are outlined in the Parent Memo below. The required Parental Consent Form must be returned, with payment, in a sealed envelope with name and homeroom written clearly on the front. (Please also note that the general Senior Dues fee of $125 must be paid in full before you can reserve a spot on the Great Adventure Trip). We look forward to a wonderful, fun, and exciting day for our graduating seniors!
Great Adventure Memo to Parents 2016
2016 Great Adventure Consent Form
News For Our Incoming Sixth Graders
We extend a very warm Paulo welcome to our incoming Grade 6 students and their families as they prepare to begin an exciting journey at I.S. 75 in September 2016. The link below provides a parent-friendly PowerPoint presentation which will help facilitate a smooth and successful transition over the coming months. It is a comprehensive overview which will answer many of your questions and provide you with lots of important information. You are going to love it here!!
Orientation PowerPoint Presentation 2016
Special "Welcome" Edition of Our Online School Newspaper, Paw Prints
Check out our wonderful online student-run school newspaper, Paw Prints, when you get a chance - a lovely showcase for our talented student writers, poets, and designers. See below for the most recent edition, which includes spring poetry, polls on various categories of student favorites, testing advice, good April Fools pranks, a science corner -- even jokes, horoscopes, celebrity birthdays, and a mystery teacher contest. We have lots of fun putting together each edition, and are always looking to welcome new members, so if you'd like to join the team, see Mr. Trimble in Room 353 or Ms. DiStefano in Room 348.
April 2016 Issue of Paw Prints
Check PupilPath Daily!!
ALL students and parents should register for Pupil Path, so that they can check posted homework assignments, test grades, and project deadlines daily. The red "PupilPath" navigation bar at the top of our homepage menu provides easy access.
PupilPath Log-In Page
Quick Guide to Pupil Path
Important Parent Resources
Excellent resources on everything from how to increase your child's reading skills to how to help them stay safe online or stay physically fit are at your fingertips under the red Parent Resources tab on our homepage. The PTA Newletters tab also summarizes all you need to know on a monthly basis regarding life at IS 75 for both you and your child. Finally, the Parents' Guide to Success with the Common Core by grade is also available under the red Common Core State Standards Initiative tab.
Attention Parents: As of September 1, 2016, ALL students entering 7th through 12th grade in New York State MUST have the meningococcal vaccine, which prevents bacterial meningitis and other serious diseases. Please check with your doctor. Even children who have had a shot before may need a booster to start school in September. Please see the links below for more information, including a letter from the Chancellor, frequently asked questions and a What You Need to Know fact sheet.
Meningococcal Vaccine FAQs, Fact Sheet, and Letter from Chancellor
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement
Get Your Free ID NYC Card
Want exclusive discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and numerous NYC landmarks and attractions? How about FREE membership at 40 of the city's leading cultural institutions, including museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs? A 20% discount off family and adult memberships at the Y? All New York City residents have to do is make an appointment to get a "ID NYC" card -- it's super easy! Just click on the link below and choose "FAQs" to set up an appointment at the Staten Island Business Center at 350 St. Mark's Place.
ID NYC Website and Enrollment Information
Important Information About Senior Activities
It's that time of year again - to begin planning for the exciting Senior activities and events that are such a special part of the Paulo experience for graduating students. Check out the list of important dates below, culminating in Graduation Day (June 22, 2016). Senior dues of $125 should have already been submitted, and do NOT include the cost of the Senior Banquet (June 1) or the Great Adventure trip (June 3). Information on those two events will be posted separately.
Senior Activities Parent Letter 2015-16
Senior Dues Letter and Tear-Off 2015-16
Parent Workshop Series Launches at Paulo
Our newly launched Saturday Parent Workshop Series focuses on relevant issues to students and parents, and provides an exciting opportunity to partner together as part of a vibrant and dynamic school community. The series includes both ongoing weekly classes as well as stand alone single workshops. Topics include a Parent Book Club, Zumba/Yoga; ESL for Parents; IEP Guidance;Testing Modifications and Promotional Criteria; Helping Your Child Become a Better Reader/Writer; Technology in the Classroom; Dangers of Social Media; and Emotional Needs of Middle Schoolers. Check out the schedule in the link below, and contact our parent coordinator, Linda Taccetta, at extension 1111 to register, or email her at LTaccetta2@schools.nyc.gov. Space will be limited, so we ask that you register early, and please let us know in advance if you must cancel your registration.
Paulo Parent Workshop Series
Congratulations to Our School Spelling Bee Winners!!
Paulo is proud to congratulate our top three spellers, Cody Smith 614; Dilans Damme 710; and Paul Medvetsky 805, who represented I.S. 75 proudly at the District-wide Spelling Bee at Petrides. It is a wonderful accomplishment to stand on the big stage with the borough's best spellers, and you all did a great job! Special kudos to Paul Medvetsky, who captured first place!! We wish Paul all the best at the citywide finals in March.
CHAMPS Morning Program
Our FREE Fall CHAMPS Morning Program runs from 6:45-7:45 a.m every school day through Friday, December 11. This fun morning recreation program also builds in time for participants to eat breakfast at 7:30. See Mr. Frank Sciarabba in Room 341 (email firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, or check out the link below for more information about the program.
NYC DOE CHAMPS Official Website
U.A.U. Evening Sports and Basketball Program at I.S. 75
Join the U.A. U. evening sports and basketball program here in the I.S. 75 gym on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. See Mr. Sciarabba in Room 341 (email@example.com) for more details.
Beacon Program at Tottenville High School
The Beacon Program at Tottenville High School offers a fantastic FREE recreation program to I.S. 75 students from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday evenings and 12 noon-3 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Check it out - it's lots of fun!! For questions, contact Mr Frank Sciarabba at 718-356-0130 X 3411 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join S.T.A.R. Today!
All students are cordially invited to join our Student Team for Activities and Recreation (S.T.A.R), which plans many fun events here at Paulo throughout the school year. To join, just place $5 in an envelope and give it to your homeroom teacher as soon as possible.
STAR Membership Letter 2015-16
2015-16 Paulo Handbook
Click on the links below to access the 2015-16 IS 75 Parent/Student Handbook, which parents need to discuss in detail with their child(ren), and the required Handbook Acknowledgement and Photo Consent Form, which needs to be signed by both students AND parents and returned to homeroom teachers as soon as possible. (Please note that this form is two-sided - the second page needs signatures regarding school photos). Thank you for your cooperation!
2015-16 Paulo Handbook
Handbook Acknowledgement and Photo Consent Form 2015-16 (2 pages)
Shop at the One Stop Panther Shop!
Did you know that you could do all your school supply shopping right here at Paulo, on your lunch hour? If you forgot a pen or pencil, or need a folder quickly, come to us! Click The One Stop Panther Shop Newsletter for a great article by three Paulo students explaining everything you need to know about our wonderful school store and how it operates. The One-Stop Panther Shop has all kinds of popular items you are likely to need throughout the school year, including pens/pencils; notebooks; folders; mini-staplers; school spirit items, and much more! So buy your supplies at the Panther Shop on Mondays and Thursdays during your lunch period, and help encourage team work, school spirit and unity, and a chance to have real life working experiences. So come check us out! See you at the One-Stop Panther Shop!
One Stop Panther Shop Newsletter
One-Stop Panther Shop Flyer
I.S. 75 Bus Stop Schedule
Click on the link below for a comprehensive and up-to-date list of bus stops for I.S. 75 students, including pick-up and arrival times and locations.
I.S. 75 Bus Stop Schedule
School Dress Code Regulations
Please be mindful of our school dress code regulations (including footwear), and adhere to them consistently, as they will be strictly enforced.
2015 Dress Code Letter
Documentation Needed for Last-Minute Walk-In Registrants to IS 75
Check Out Our Great Math Video Resources
Here's a collection of user-friendly math video resources that may help our students better understand the different math topics they are learning about in class. (They are also ideal for practice and studying!) The videos are broken down into units of study, and a monthly curriculum calendar is also provided so that parents can easily see what topics are being studied at any point in time. Simply click the "Math Video Library" tab on the left homepage menu, and then select the desired grade level and unit/topic. See the link below for more information.
Principal's Letter on the New Math Videos
Donations for The One Stop Panther Shop
Check out these suggestions for small items you can donate, and support our store during lunch periods on Tuesday and Thursdays to purchase school supplies, cool pens, and much more!
Needed Donations for the Panther Shop
Useful Math Resources
A list of valuable Math practice links appears below.
Link: Paulo Math Resources
Parents of English Language Learners:
Click on the links below to access important forms, notifications, answers to frequently asked questions, and a parent orientation video, all made specifically for Parents of English Language Learners. (Please note that all forms, resources, and videos are easily accessed in the family's native language).
Important Family Resources for ELL Students
Parent Orientation Video for ELL Students
A comprehensive guide for parents of students with disabilities is available below in English and nine other languages. This document provides helpful information regarding special education processes, procedures, and policies to assist parents in making informed educational decisions for their children. Hard copies of this document are also available at each school to assure additional convenience.
A Parent's Guide to Special Education Services for School-Age Children
Sign-Up Procedure for Emergency Updates
All New York City public school families can sign up for Notify NYC updates on emergency situations at their children’s schools by phone, text message, or e-mail. To register, click on the link below or call 311. "Notify NYC" assures immediate notification in real-time on delayed school openings, early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events. Alerts can be requested for schools in up to five zip codes.
Register here for Notify NYC