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  • Open House for the 2022-2023 school year

    Virtual Open House

    Date: January 27th @ 6 PM – 7 PM 

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    Morning Session

     

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  • January Newsletter

    January newsletter

     JANUARY  2022

    A note from the Principal

    Dear Sage Families,

    Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

    As we move into the new year I wanted to take a moment to send a few safety reminders:

    1. Students should complete the health screener AT HOME and EACH MORNING.  It would be best if students complete the screener with supervision to assure accuracy. https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
    2. It is suggested that Parents and Guardians give consent for students to be tested in the building for COVID-19.  Please register here https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc/ and note it is regardless of vaccination status.
    3. All students and staff must wear a face covering when riding on school buses and anywhere on school property, indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.  During lunchtime, masks may be removed so students can eat comfortably at a safe distance from one another. Masks may also be removed during designated “mask breaks”, during which students will maintain physical distance from each other.

    Additionally, please take advantage of our extra-curricular activities.  The complete list can be found further down in our newsletter. 

    Finally, our second marking period ends on January 14th. Students will be completing 2nd marking period assessments in their subject areas.

    Sincerely,

    John Greggo



     

     

    School/Community Calendar 

    • Jan 3 - School resumes 
    • Jan 4 - PTA Exec. Board Meeting at 9:30 AM
    • Jan 6 - CEC Meeting 
    • Jan 7 - Parent Workshop : What is happening in Russell Sage? (LInk to follow)

    Presented by Ms. Del Rio

      In Spanish @ 5 -6 PM 

      In English @ 6:15 PM - 7 :15 PM    

    • Jan 14 - End of MP 2
    • Jan 17 - 3rd Marking Period starts
    • Jan 17 - School Closed 
    • Jan 18 - PTA Meeting  7 PM 
    • Jan  19 - Safety Meeting 10:15 AM
    • Jan 19 - SLT Meeting 4 pm 
    • Jan 24 - MP2 Report Card to be released
    • Week of Jan 24 - High School Application will open in MY SCHOOLS ACCOUNT
    • Jan 25 - Parent Workshop for 8th grade  Regents Exam 7PM
    • Jan 27 - Open House for the 2022-2023 academic year




     

    January  2022

     

    Sun

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thu

    Fri

    Sat

    • Dec 24 - Dec 30 Winter Recess. School closed 

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    PTA Exec. Board Meeting at 9:30 AM

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    6 

    CEC Meeting 

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    Parent Workshop 

    -5-6pm in Spanish

    -6:15-7:15pm in English

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    MP2 Ends

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    School closed

    18 

    -MP3 Starts

    -PTA Meeting

    7 PM 

    19 

    SLT Meeting 

    4 pm 

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    23 

    24 

    MP2 Report Card

    25 

    Parent Workshop- Regents exam 

    26 

    27 

    Open House @6pm

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    • Week of Jan 24 - High School Application will open in MY SCHOOLS ACCOUNT
    • Jan 25 @ 7 PM - Parent Workshop for 8th grade  Regents Exam

    ***Date to be confirmed



    Gym Uniform 

    Online store will be closing on January 10th ! 

    Visit online store : www.smoothusa.com/JHS190Q

    Note : T-shirt and Mesh shorts are requirements. Other items are optional. 



    Window

    Date Range

    Ordering Window 1

    today-8/17/21

    Ordering Window 2

    8/18/21-9/26/21

    Ordering Window 3

    9/27/21-10/20/21

    Ordering Window 4

    10/21/21-11/21/21

    Ordering Window 5

    11/22/21-1/10/22





    SUBJECT FOCUS 

     

    ELA

    8th grade ELA students completed the first unit Gadgets and Gizmos and have begun the second unit in the curriculum, Horror Writing. In this unit, students will study the elements of fiction, poetry, and essays, and analyze it for the genre of literary criticism. By using the “What Is the Horror Genre?” mentor text, students will be able to acquire the necessary skills to evaluate varied kinds of writing, texts in various forms, and build opinions on the elements that classify a work within a specific genre. Finally, students will write and publish a literary criticism about a text to define its classification within the genre of horror.   

     

    7th Grade students are currently finishing up the Taking Action unit, focusing on “Women in Aviation”. This is the first informational text in the unit, with students working on both format and language within the text. Students chose a female aviator from “Women in Aviation” and will be writing a short, informational essay focusing on the qualities needed to overcome obstacles to achieve their ultimate goals.  

     

    6th Grade ELA students are wrapping up their Hooverville projects. They were Descriptive Detail Detectives and identified all the descriptive details in Bud, Not Buddy in order to depict an image of a Hooverville. Students are wrapping up their class Novel Bud, Not Buddy and will begin an essay of Survival or Thriving and will choose if the main character used his rules to survive or thrive. Students will work on finding evidence within the text to support their answers. Students continue to work on their reading and writing basics every Friday by using iReady which allows them to grow at their own pace.

     

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    8th Grade FRENCH: During the month of January, 8th grade French scholars will continue to review some of the cuisine of the francophone world and how to do grocery shopping in some of the french speaking countries. In terms of grammar, students will also learn l’impératif, pronom d'objet indirect, pronoms relatifs, and pronoms réfléchis. Students’ content and skill work will culminate in a project Mon Avenir, where students will have to incorporate the vocabulary and grammar covered earlier this year as well as make connections to their post-secondary lives. One of our classes also has a fluent French speaking student who continues gracing us with historical presentations. Adrian of 8G1 follows a separate program, in addition to regular classes. Adrian’s next presentation will focus on the War of 1870. Last month, Adrian shared with the class his presentation on the Napoleonic Wars and made a connection to our history as well, the War of 1812.

     

    Spanish - Grade 8  ¡Feliz año nuevo! Welcome back Russell Sage family. The World Language Department wishes you a new year filled with health, happiness, and prosperity. Our 8th graders will be learning about the Spanish-speaking world cuisine. We will be learning to express food preferences, ordering food, reading and writing receipts, and healthy food habits. In our daily lessons we will be practicing our speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with the aid of authentic resources to nourish cultural and language competence. Our goal for this unit is for students to understand how food connects cultures, communities, and families throughout the world. Our native Spanish speakers are finishing their Life Timeline Presentation and preparing to showcase their work to their peers. They have been working for months on creating their timeline, a project that consists of narrating their past, present and future life. This project called for extensive self-exploration while using the language to narrate past and present accomplishments, along with future goals. 

     

    French - Grade 7 students will continue to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French as we wrap up our unit on school subjects.  As we move into our unit on classroom objects and school supplies, students will learn how to ask and respond to questions about what they need for certain classes as well as the expressions they need to know in order to purchase school supplies.  

     

    .Mandarin - Grade 7: In January, the 7th-grade students will continue our unit on sickness. Students will participate in role-play activity which involves them using Mandarin to communicate with accuracy and fluency in real-life situations. At the end of January, students will be introduced to the Lunar New Year Festival. They will explore Chinese tradition and mythology. Videos and images will be shown to elicit students' interest in learning Mandarin. In addition, students will create an art project to celebrate Lunar New Year and demonstrate their understanding of the unit. 

     

    Spanish - Grade 7 In January, seventh grade will continue with Unit three Pastimes/Leisure activities:   Students will expand their vocabulary to speak about their leisure activities in the target language.  We will explore traditions, languages, people, and the geography of selected countries.   

     

    Some discussion questions:  What factors influence the way people spend their free time?  How do the skills we develop in our leisure activities can enhance our lives? How do special occasions and our various recreational activities shape our everyday lives?  

     

    Students will recognize patterns for conjugating present tense -ar verbs, and the verbs estar, (to be)  -ir (to go), preferir (to prefer)  and gustar (to like).  We will classify verbs as either -ar, -er,  -ir, regular and irregular verbs.   

     

    We will continue to develop our listening, speaking and writing skills by interpreting videos, analyzing texts and creating speaking videos in the target language.   

    Spanish - Grade 6 In January students will have the lesson :  Telling Who Am I ?   ¿ Quién soy yo ? In this lesson students can ask and respond to requests for one’s name. They can also use the forms eres and soy (you are, I am )  appropriately.

    Another lesson Telling where I am from (Soy de…) students can learn to ask about and respond to requests for geographic origin. They can learn to ask for or give a person’s nationality. Students can learn about gender to describe male and female. Students will continue having information about cultural notes such as: Nationalities, names in Spanish, some Spanish speakers use two last names, etc.

    The students will have other activities that include lessons (like the animals in a farm, Muévete (move), Voy a casa (I go home) El pastel de manzana (apple pie), feelings, with videos, songs, and crafts from Rockalingua. Students can learn the target language by listening to songs, choral repetition, reading short passages in a context.

    Latin- Grade 6

    6th Grade Latin students are continuing our journey through Ancient Rome. We are building our background knowledge in the areas of history, culture, and language. As we finish up our lessons on math and numbers, we are improving our English vocabulary by learning derivatives from Latin words for numbers. Moving forward, we will explore how Roman mythology is all around us by looking at our days of the week, names of months, and even our Solar System.

    Mandarin - Grade 6 In January, Our 6th-grade students will enter a unit on family members. Students will be introduced to the new characters related to family members and be able to describe the composition of their own and others' families. Class activities include creating a family tree, conducting a survey about their classmates' families, and providing feedback to the rest of their class on their findings. By doing level-appropriate activities, students will understand that Chinese families have kinship terms that reflect the age of siblings in relation to self and notice the differences between the paternal and maternal lineage nomenclatures. 

    American Sign Language

    ASL: This month the students have been reviewing their ABC’s, numbers and Family signs. The students have also started working on Winter/Holiday signs that can be used throughout the year. The ASL students have been working on interpreting and signing holiday songs and are very excited to show off their new skills! We are also building up our confidence and skills to hold a signed conversation with a partner.

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    ENL

    Our Multilingual English Language Learners at Sage continue to develop their academic and social linguistic skills across grades and content areas. In January we are moving forward with a new unit on identifying the main idea by synthesizing key words, phrases, and sentences in a variety of autobiographical texts, e.g. passages, audio selections, video clips, films, and documentaries. The multi-faceted unit will prepare our students to develop all four modalities of language-listening, speaking, reading and writing.  The culminating project will be a student directed presentation reflecting on the stories of their lives, for each story is a stitch that together weaves the fabric of our lives. In sharing these stories, we reveal the unique parts of us that contribute to this beautiful and diverse global community. 

     

    The English as a New Language department has three additional Multilingual English Language Learners’ Parent Meetings to share important information and ways to support our learners at home. The meetings will be held via Zoom, and interpreters in Chinese, Russian and Spanish will also be in attendance to support the families. If you need an interpreter in any other languages, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Kim jkim24@schools.nyc.gov or Ms. Tong ctong2@schools.nyc.gov anytime. 

     

    Please see the tentative dates and topics for the meetings below, and sign up for the meetings by following the link:

     

    Second Meeting - Tuesday, 1/18 5:30pm - 7:30pm (8th Grade Parents ONLY) with Ms. Goldstein, 8th Grade Guidance Counselor

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErduygqjktHNYekY3Bj28m1-IcGAPFvDbN

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    • High School Application Process
    • Regents Exams
    • NYSESLAT
    • Testing Accommodations
    • Social Emotional Support at home
    • Helpful Resources
    • Questions & Answers

     

    Third Meeting - Tuesday, 3/1 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdO6hpjMpHNfqTGqGkE2y3uxR14aauSy1

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    • Social Emotional Support at Home
    • ELA/Math State Exams
    • NYSESLAT 
    • Regents
    • Accommodations
    • Graduation Requirements and Promotional Criteria
    • Helpful Resources
    • Questions & Answers

     

    Fourth Meeting - Tuesday, 4/12 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuCtpzIuH9eyzsgBgYGF0eA3lU1YukvT

     After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    • Social Emotional Support at Home
    • Summer School and other Summer Learning Opportunities
    • Promotional Criteria
    • Graduation
    • Helpful Resources
    • Questions and Answers

     

    MATH

    During the month of January our students will be learning:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
      • Simplifying algebraic expressions
      • Understand equations and solutions
      • Apply properties of equality
      • One step equations
      • Two step equations
      • Equations with fractions and decimals
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
      • Continuation of percent concepts
      • Scaled drawings
      • Building expressions and equations
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
      • Finishing Systems of Equations
      • Exponential Functions 
      • Linear Regressions

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION 

     

    Students in physical education class will continue to practice their volleyball skills as we  start our yearly volleyball tournament. We will also continue to work on, and assess endurance through the Pacer test, and other physical fitness activities. In health class we will continue to work on skills for social emotional growth, such as practicing communication skills, dealing with difficult emotions, and learning to ask for help from trusted adults. 

    We would also like to take the time to wish the girls and boys basketball teams good luck in their upcoming season!  

     

     

    ACADEMIC RECOVERY

     

    Here is a blurb for ACADEMIC RECOVERY (Class 7R1 and 8G1, Mrs. Payen):

     

    During AR, class 7R1 has been analyzing scenes from the Broadway show Hamilton to enrich their study of the American Revolution in social studies.  Students then were asked to create their own creative piece about the American Revolution, inspired by Hamilton.  They were given the option of creating a song, poem, comic strip, play script, or diary entry about a major event that occurred during the Revolutionary period. In January, we will continue analyzing Hamilton to pair with their study of the development of the United States as a new, independent nation.

     

    Class 8G1 has been researching current events related to the theme of geography.  After researching their selected event through multiple sources, students will present their research to the class in the form of an oral report or slide show presentation. 

     

    We are also continually using IXL to practice academic skills in all subjects, and brainpower activities to develop social and emotional mindfulness. 

     

    During the month of January, students in some Academic Recovery sessions will conduct an in-depth analysis of foreign policy and its objectives in terms of national benefits. Students will engage in simulations of the Department of State and act as Foreign Service Officers and Secretaries of States. Once students demonstrate mastery of some of the basic current foreign policies and objectives, we will then transition to practicing for Model UN. Students will be given a choice to pick a country of interest and conduct research on current global issues. We will go over protocols and guidelines to conduct our first General Assembly meeting in February of 2022.

     



    SCIENCE

    During the month of January our students will be learning:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
      • States of Matter
      • Phase changes
      • Properties of Matter
      • Layers of the Atmosphere 
      • Water Cycle
      • Earthquakes and Tsunami
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
      • Cell reproduction 
      • Genetics - Mendel’s work, probability and genetics, punnett square, heredity, and DNA  structure
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
      • Evolution - natural selection, evidence of evolution & phylogenetic trees
      • Homeostasis

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

             The 6th grade will be finishing up the unit on Ancient Religions.  Once we are back from break, we will be focusing on Ancient Egypt.  Our unit will cover the great Pharaohs, the Old and New Kingdoms, art, and culture, and including religious beliefs and practices. We will be using primary and secondary documents to support our inquiry.  In addition to learning about the Ancient Egyptians, we will be supporting the students with their Social Emotional Learning by engaging in class discussions and Brain Power activities. 

     

    Grade 7 social studies will be studying the United States Constitution. Through reading and application students will come to understand the organizational aspects of the US government, review the basic political principles of separation of powers, and use application to specific scenarios to understand how legislation is made and enforced. To accomplish this, students will read and analyze the constitution as a primary source document and participate in game theory to understand the checks and balances system. Students will also explore the spirit of the laws that are embedded in the constitution as a living document.

     

    The 7th grade will also be discussing how most historians regard Shays' Rebellion as the event that revealed to Americans a need for a stronger central government and explain how the United States Constitution attempted to address the weaknesses of the Articles. The month of January will commence with 7th grade Social Studies students evaluating the rebellion and varied government power. As in most lessons, students will analyze different historical perspectives in order to gain a greater understanding of how Americans reacted to Shays' Rebellion.  Students will examine the New York State Constitution, its main ideas and provisions, and its influence on the formation of the United States Constitution. During the same month, students will analyze debates surrounding ratification of the United States Constitution. Students will read Federalist and Anti-Federalist positions from the New York State Convention to explore the different sides of the debate.  



    During the month of January, 8th Grade Social Studies students will continue practicing their in-class Short Essays and follow step by step process of Composing Level 5 Civic Literacy Paragraphs. Content will cover late 1800s and early 1900s foreign policies where students will make connections to today by engaging in activities such as simulation of the State Department and Model UN. Some projects will include analysis of political cartoons focusing on Annexation of Hawaii, Roosevelt Corollary and the Open Door Policy. Some classes continue their enrichment programs: We the People, Participation in Government and Moot Court, part of the Justice Resource Center.

     

    Please see below a list of suggested novels which might be a great enrichment for our  8th grade Social Studies course this year. Reading these books is not a task but just a suggestion, if and when you have time. Please e-mail Ms. Arabachian if you have any other suggestions! 



    1. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
    2. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
    3. Twelve Years a Slave, Solomon Northup
    4. An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser
    5. Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
    6. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
    7. 1984, George Orwell
    8. Animal Farm, George Orwell
    9. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway 
    10. A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
    11. Diary of Anne Frank, Anne Frank
    12. Night, Elie Wiesel
    13. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
    14. Crying in H Mart, Michelle Zauner
    15. Beloved, Toni Morrison
    16. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
    17. Passing, Nella Larsen








    TALENT 

     

    BAND  

     

     

    The band students are working diligently on their instrument sound and perfecting their technique. All of the grades have learned their first five notes and are on their way to start preparing for a spring performance. The 6th and 7th graders will continue working from their Essential Elements books with the focus on learning new notes, rhythms, and expanding their musical vocabulary. They will also receive their first piece of "real" music starting in the new year. The 8th graders have been busy practicing a holiday song to bring in the new season and to see how the notes they have learned in class apply to music they may already know. 

     

    One of the 8th grade sections has also made their way to the stage to experience the difference of playing in a concert setting versus playing in the classroom. All eighth grade classes will also receive new music in the new year that they will begin preparing for a performance.

     

    The Tri-M Music Honor Society is excited to welcome the following new members:

    Hanako Araki 

    Hayzel Bernadi

    Jayden Ramsawmy

    Kaelin Gofman 

    Katelyn Tseng

    Lazizkhon Valiev

    Lilly Eyal

    Milo Cedeno

    Nathaniel Wenger

    Olivia Liu

    Solei Chan

    Theo Schick

    Tyler Polkovitz

     

    Congratulations to our new members and thank you to all that have auditioned!

     

    Happy Holidays!

     

     

    Art

     

     

    Strings

     

    Strings Students have learned to read the music for and play both open-string and fingered notes on the D-string and on the A-string.  A few are also learning G-string notes.  They are applying their skills to play holidays songs and to produce a holiday virtual concert, which was released and shared with a zoom celebration Wednesday, December 22.  In January, we explore playing scales on the D and A strings, and learning to play songs with eighth notes and half notes in varying rhythms patterns in addition to the rhythms already learned.

     

     

    LIBRARY 

     

    LIBRARY LUNCH PERIODS

    There are no passes.  Students will be signed up by Dr. Alban, Ms. Wright or another school staff member.  Students may visit the library during a lunch period once a week.  During the open lunch periods on this schedule, teachers may send 1-2 students to the library at a time for assistance.

     

    by lunch period:

    PERIOD 4 - Thursday, Friday

    PERIOD 5 - Monday, Wednesday

    PERIOD 6 - Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    PERIOD 7 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    PERIOD 8 - library maintenance, prep for teacher who request assistance (books checked out to classrooms, web pathfinders, etc.)

     

    by day:

    MONDAY        - period 4 & 6

    TUESDAY       - period 6 & 7

    WEDNESDAY - period 5 & 7

    THURSDAY    - period 4 & 6

    FRIDAY           - period 4 & 6

     

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT DAYS

    The library is open to one grade a day, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from dismissal until 2:45 pm.  Students must arrive by 2:25, and stay in the library until 2:45 pm. Students will be escorted to the main lobby at 2:45 pm.

    WEDNESDAY - grade 6

    THURSDAY    - grade 7

    FRIDAY          - grade 8



    Message from Dean Alban:

     

    Welcome back to school. 

    May this be a peaceful, contented, and healthy 2022.  

     

    A few reminders for you to discuss with your child: 

    • Be kind with one another. 
    • Walk in the hallways.
    • Always walk on the right side (in the direction that you are going). 
    • Make sure to go in/out of the correct doors when entering/ exiting the stairways.
    • Maintain as much distance as possible in the hallways.
    • Cell phones are to be POWERED OFF and put away. This includes lunchtime. 
    • Parents: please remember to monitor your child’s social media use, especially Instagram, Discord, SnapChat, and TikTok, to name a few. 
    • Only bottles of water are allowed in the building. Drinks from Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and Arizona bottles are not allowed. 
    • Remind your child to come to my room (140) to report an incident that they were involved in immediately. Don’t have them wait a few days/ weeks because that makes it harder to investigate. 

    Also, please remember that once my investigation is complete, I can only discuss your child’s role in the incident. Consequences (if any), to the other student(s) cannot be discussed with you due to confidentiality protocols.  

     

    Message from Guidance Team

     

    8th Grade

     

    • The high school application, LaGuardia registration, and the audition period will open the week of January 24. 
    • The deadline for families to submit their high school application will be in early March
    • District priorities are eliminated for high school admissions, borough and zone priorities will remain in place. 
    • High Schools that use the screened admissions method will use multiple measures for their screening criteria. More information is to come, but the measures will include submission of a work sample from last year and first semester grades from this year. State test scores will NOT be used.

     

    AUDITION INFORMATION

    • Students will be able to audition for any arts high school program(s) by submitting their audition materials virtually, through MySchools. 
    • Some schools will also provide the option for students to audition in person. There will be no preference given to students who use either format. 
    • If students audition for any LaGuardia High School programs, they will also need to register to participate when registration opens the week of January 24. 
    • If students audition for arts programs at any other DOE public high schools, they will include these programs on their high school application when the application opens the week of January 24. 

     

    Parent Teacher Association

     

    After School Programs 




    Program

    Grade

    Room

    Day of week

    Time

    # of Students

    Start Date

    End Date

    Teacher

    Geometry

    8

    Remote

    Tuesday

    4:00 - 5:00 PM

    35

    January 4

    May 24

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 6

    6

    TBA

    Wed

    2:20PM-3:30PM

    TBD

    October 6

    May 25

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 7

    7

    TBA

    Wed

    2:20PM-3:30PM

    TBD

    October 6

    May 25

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 8

    8

    330

    Friday

    2:20 - 3:30

    TBD

    October 8

    May 27

    Collins

    ART Club

    ALL

    323

    Thursday

    2:20 - 4:00

    30

    October 14

    June 6

    Wang

    Modern Band Club

    ALL

    242 (library)

    Thursday

    3:00 - 4:10

    39

    October 14

    May 26

    Wright

    Strings Club

    ALL

    242 (library)

    Wed

    3:00 - 4:10

    33

    October 20

    May 25

    Wright

    Beacon by QCH

    ALL

    Contact the Program Coordinator at QCH, Malti McClean <mmcclean@qchnyc.org>

       

    Title III

    Grade 6 - 8

    ELL Student

    141 & 143

    Wed. - Thurs.

    2:30 - 4:20

    30

    October 20

     

    Restrepo Gomez

    LegoRobotics

    ELL Students

    317

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 4:00

    35

    October (?)

    (?)

    Kim

    Life Skills

    6 & 7

    152

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55

    20

    October 26

     

    Goldstein

    Ebony

    Call to Action Teen Discussion

    ALL

    152

    Friday

    2:30 - 4:00

     

    October 29

     

    Goldstein

    Ebony

    Vocal Coaching

    for Audition

    Grade 8

    applying for Performing Art

    152

    Wednesday

    2:30- 3:05

       

    End of Dec

    Alban

    SHSAT Prep

    8

    101 & 102

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55 pm

    2 groups of 30

    11/16

    11/30

    Royer & Payne

    SHSAT Prep

    7

    101 & 102

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55 pm

    2 groups of 30

    Jan 4

    May 24

    Royer & Payne

    Regents Prep

    - Living Environment

    8

    Remote

    Tue & Wed

    Session 1 4 -4:45 pm

    Session 2 4 -5:30 pm

     

    3/1/2022​

    2nd week of

    June (6/7-6/8)

    Ledesma

    Regents Prep

    - US History

    8

    Remote

    Tue & Thurs

    Session 1 4 -4:45 pm

    Session 2 4 -5:30 pm

     

    1st week of

    Jan.(1/4-1/6)

    2nd week of

    June (6/7-6/8)

    Arabachian(Tue)

    Johnson(Thurs)

    Regents Prep

    - Algebra I

    8

    Remote

    Tue & Wed

    Session 1 4 -4:45 pm

    Session 2 4 -5:30 pm

     

    1st week of

    Jan.(1/4-1/6)

    2nd week of

    June (6/7-6/8)

    Buehre

    Regents Prep

    - Spanish

    8

    Remote

    Wed

    Session 1

    4- 4:45 pm

     

    1st week of

    Jan.(1/4-1/6)

    2nd week of

    June (6/7-6/8)

    Cruz Morante:

    Regents Prep

    - French

    8

    Remote

    Thurs

    Session 1

    4- 4:45 pm

     

    1st week of

    Jan.(1/4-1/6)

    2nd week of

    June (6/7-6/8)

    Arabachian

    Debate

    ALL

    in-person

    Room :TBD

    Wed

    2:25 - 3:25 pm

    2 Groups of 30

    30 for Grade 6

    30 for G 7&8

    Jan. 5

    May 25

    Ebony

    Johnson

    Roblox

    ALL

    Remote

    Wed / Friday

    Subject to change

    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    2 Groups of 30

    Group A: Wed

    Group B: Friday

    Jan.5

    May 27

    Schafer

    Coding

    ALL

    Remote

    Friday

    4 - 5 PM

    30

    Jan.7

    May 29

    Kim

    Multicultural

    Club

    ELL students

    in person - Room:323

    Tuesday

    2:30 PM - 4 PM

    30

    Dec.14th

    March 1st

    Del Rio

    AIS ELA - Grade 6

    6

    Remote

    Tue

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    30

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Ruffs

    AIS ELA - Grade 6

    6

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    9 - 9:30am

    30

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS Math - Grade 6

    6

    Remote

    Tue

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    30

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Rosenberg

    AIS Math - Grade 6

    6

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    9:30 - 10:00 am

    30

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS ELA - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Tue

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    30

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Kim

    AIS ELA - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    10 - 10:30 am

    30

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS Math - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Tue

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    30

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Rosenberg

    AIS Math - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    10:30 - 11AM

    30

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS ELA - Grade 8

    8

    Remote

    Tue

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    30

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Austin

    AIS ELA - Grade 8

    8

    Remote

    Tue

    Session 3:

    11 - 11:30 AM

    30

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS Math - Grade 8

    8

    Remote

    Grade 8 students may sign up for Algebra Regents Prep

     

    Boys Basketball Team

    ALL Grade

    **Tryouts Required

    Gym

    Mon-Fri

    7-8 AM

    2:50 - 4 PM

    20

    Dec

    June

    Gavilanes

    Girls Basketball Team

    ALL Grade

    **Tryouts Required

    Gym

    Mon-Fri


    2:50 - 4 PM

    15

    Dec

    March

    Rizzo

    Broadway Theater

    Audition Required

    Auditions will be held on Tuesday January 11th and Thursday, January 13th . If you are interested, see Ms. Dolan or Ms. Noy after school or send an email to KNoy@schools.nyc.gov or HDolan@schools.nyc.gov

     

    Student Council

    All

    220

    Wed

    ( biweekly )

    2:20 pm - 3:30 pm

    28

    Jan 19

    May 25

    Anwar

     

    School Guide 2021-2022 

     

    Dress code 

    • Appropriate Clothing: In accordance with NYCDOE Dress Code Policy, Sage students should not wear “clothing that does not provide coverage of torso, undergarments and private parts, including see-through clothing.” 
    • Appropriate Footwear: no flip flops, slides or slippers; sandals must have a strap on the backs, and crocs must be worn with the strap on the back of the heels -- for safety reasons. 
    • A school staff member will contact you should there be any issues with your child. 

    If you have questions, contact Dean Alban: palban@schools.nyc.gov.

    If you are inappropriately dressed, you will be detained in the office and your parent(s)/guardian will be called to bring appropriate clothing for you.

     



    2020-2021 Bell Schedule 

    Attendance

    • Good attendance is important for success in school. If your child is absent, please send a signed note (with Physician or parent signature) to 2nd Period subject teachers when students return to school. 

    Visitors in school 

    All visitors to DOE school buildings are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (1 dose), in order to enter the building, except in the case of an emergency. This proof may be provided in several ways. In order to enter the building, a visitor must:

    • show identification
    • have proof of vaccination
    • complete the daily health screening form, Health Screening Form
    • and wear a face covering.

    Introduction to Pupil Path/ Google Classroom  

    Find Presentation Slide : https://www.russellsagems.org/parent_coordinator_corner 

     

    Transportation 


    • Metrocards have been provided to eligible students. If students need further assistance, they can speak to Ms. Joann Palandroduring the lunch period. 

    High School Parent Workshop 

    • DATE: TBA

    2022 High School Admission

    • Eighth grade students will receive a personalized welcome letter in mid-October 2021; this letter includes information on how to access your MySchools account and participate in high school and Specialized High Schools admissions.
    • Registration for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) will open in mid-October. Registered students will then take the test in December.

     

    National Junior Honor Society Guideline

    September 2021

    Dear Parents/Guardians/Students,


    We would like to make you aware of the considerations for the National Junior Honor Society.  The guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year are listed below.

    • Grades
        • Maintain an overall report card average of 90% or above
        • No individual report card grades below 85%
      • Attendance 
        • No more than 10 absences
        • No more than 10 latenesses
    • Behavior
        • No negative comments on report cards
        • No demerits on PupilPath
    • No suspensions
    • Regular School and/or Community Service
        • Complete accountability form provided by Mr. Amster & Ms. Martinez
    • Good Citizenship and Character

    The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is the Nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character and Citizenship.  We encourage all students to strive for this great academic achievement. For questions or concerns, please reach out to the teachers in charge, Mr. Amster & Ms. Martinez. 


    Respectfully,

    The Russell Sage Administration Team

    Staff Office hours 

    Staff office hours are facilitated by all teachers  to support parents and students. Please utilize the chart below. 

     

     

    MONDAY

    Parent Outreach

    TUESDAY

    Parent Outreach

    WEDNESDAY

    Student Outreach

    THURSDAY

    Student Outreach

    FRIDAY

    Student Outreach

    MORNING

    7:30 - 8:00 am

    Alban 

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Gavilanes

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne

    Ramirez

    Rizzo

    Rothbort

    Rosner

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Gavilanes

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne

    Ramirez

    Rizzo

    Rothbort

    Rosner

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Gavilanes

    Gomez

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne

    Ramirez

    Rizzo

    Rosner

    Rothbort

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Gavilanes

    Gomez

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne

    Ramirez

    Rizzo

    Rosner

    Rothbort

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Gavilanes

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Napolitano

    Noy

    Opell

    Payne

    Ramirez

    Rizzo

    Rosner

    Rothbort

    Ruffus

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeideia

    Zeitlin

     

    MONDAY

    Parent Outreach

    TUESDAY

    Parent Outreach

    WEDNESDAY

    Student Outreach

    THURSDAY

    Student Outreach

    FRIDAY

    Student Outreach

    AFTERNOON

    2:20 - 2:50 pm

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Feliz

    Husbands

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    Gomez

    He

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Michalowicz

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen

    Pon

    Randolph

    Restrepo

    Robert

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Feliz

    Fink

    Husbands

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    Gomez

    He

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Michalowicz

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen

    Pon

    Randolph

    Restrepo

    Robert

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Feliz

    Husbands

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    He

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Michalowicz

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen

    Pon

    Randolph

    Restrepo

    Robert

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Feliz

    Fink

    Husbands

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    He

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Michalowicz

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen

    Pon

    Randolph

    Restrepo

    Robert

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Feliz

    Husbands

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    Gomez

    He

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Michalowicz

    Narain

    Payen

    Pon

    Randolph

    Restrepo

    Robert

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zheng

     

    Staff Organization Sheet

    JHS 190 RUSSELL SAGE - ORGANIZATION SHEET- 2021-2022

     

    If your concern is not listed below, please call the main office (718)-830-4970 to be forwarded to the correct person.

    PROTOCOL

           
     

    Position

    Contact Person

    Contact Email / Extension

    Concern

    FIRST

    2nd Period Teacher

    Individual to Student - See PupilPath

    -Daily Attendance (absence & or lateness)

    Teacher

    Individual to Student - See PupilPath

    -Curriculum -Homework Policy -Student Progress (behavior, attendance, grades ) -Student to Student Issues -Google Classroom Codes

     

    Pupil Accounting

    Ms. Camus

    mcamus@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1483

    -Provide documentation for absences (excused/unexcused) -Student Registration -Student Discharge -Operoo

    School Aide

    Ms. Palandro

    Distributed during student lunch / Rm 141 ext. 1413

    -Metro Cards

    Nurse

    Mr. Tabaku

    atabaku@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1541

    -Student medical documentation

     

    Secretary

    Ms. Gabby

    GLoiacono@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 0

    -CAASS -Student ID Cards -Operoo

     

    Parent Coordinator

    Ms. Obata

    sobata@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1561

    -Parent Workshops -PTA Sponsered after-school programs -PupilPath Registration -CAASS -NYC Schools Account

             

    SECOND

    Dean - Grades 6-8

    Dr. Alban

    palban@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1404

    -Student to student behavior issues -Mediation -Grade Level Activities

    SPEAK TO GRADE LEVEL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, DEAN OR SOCIAL WORKER

    Guidance - Grade 6

    Ms. Del Rio

    icolomedelrio@schools.nyc.gov / 3234

    -Mediation -Counselling Services -Social/Emotional Support -Class Concerns -Google Classroom Codes -DOE Student Account (nycstudents.net)

    Guidance - Grade 7

    Ms. Ebony

    ecochran2@schools.nyc.gov / 1481

    -Mediation -Counselling Services -Social/Emotional Support -Class Concerns -Google Classroom Codes -DOE Student Account (nycstudents.net)

    Guidance - Grade 8

    Ms. Goldstein

    mgoldstein5@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1402

    -High School Application -Mediation -Counselling Services -Social/Emotional Support -Class Concerns -Google Classroom Codes -DOE Student Account (nycstudents.net)

    Social Worker - Grades 6-8

    Mr. Botta

    jbotta3@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1522

    -Social Emotional Support -Mediation -Crisis Intervention Services -Counselling Services

             

    THIRD

    Assistant Principal - Grade 6

    Ms. Monahan

    smonaha@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1061

    -Concerns regarding Talent, Physical Education, Social Studies or Special Education teachers -Grade 6 Questions/Concerns/Events -Student / Teacher Issues for Grade 6 students

    SPEAK TO GRADE LEVEL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    Assistant Principal - Grade 7

    Ms. Meneses

    cmeneses2@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 2071

    -Concerns regarding Math and Science teachers -Grade 7 Questions/Concerns/Events -Student / Teacher Issues for Grade 7 students -CAASS

    Assistant Principal - Grade 8

    Ms. Aulicino

    jaulicino@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 3061

    -Concerns regarding ELA, Foreign Language and/or ENL teachers -Grade 8 Questions/Concerns/Events -Student / Teacher Issues for Grade 8 students

     

    Homework Guideline 2021-2022

    Posting of and Length of Homework Assignments 

      • Homework may not be assigned or posted any later than 2:20 p.m. for any task that is due the following school day.
    • Homework for each course should not exceed 30 minutes each school night. 
      • Long-term projects should be assigned well in advance with adequate time to complete the projects.
      • If a student is unable to consistently complete homework assignments within these limits, first take stock of the homework environment to make any changes that would contribute to a more efficient completion of  homework: organize the student’s workspace, make the workspace quiet, and eliminate distractions such as  social media, video games, etc. 
    • Teachers may assign homework in advance but must follow the nightly homework limit. For example, if 2  hours of homework are assigned at a time for class, the entire assignment should be spread across at least 4 nights (30 minutes per evening).

    Long Term Assignments

    • Long term assignments, defined as any project spanning 2+ days, should have check-ins and provide feedback to students prior to the final submission. 

    Submitting Homework

      • Homework submitted in person may not be due any earlier than at the start of class. For example, if a class is at 10:24 a.m. Monday, homework may not be collected any earlier than 10:24 a.m. Monday.
      • Online homework may not be due any earlier than 8 a.m. the day that it is due. For example, if the class is at  10:24 a.m. Monday, online homework may not be due any earlier than 8 a.m. Monday.  Assignments submitted blank will be considered late.  
      • Students caught cheating or plagiarizing will receive an automatic 0 for the assignment.  There will be only 1 opportunity to resubmit.  
    • Students are expected to complete their homework assignments and turn them in on their due dates.

    Teacher Review of Homework 

    • Teachers will review and return homework in a timely fashion (5 business days) and, to the extent possible, review the material on homework assignments before the corresponding exam.

    Vacation Policy

    This section refers to three vacation periods: Winter Break, Midwinter Recess, and Spring Break. 

    • Teachers will not assign any homework, projects, or extra credit for completion over a vacation period as school vacations are intended to provide an opportunity for students and teachers alike to rest, recharge, and spend time with their families. 
    • Projects that were assigned well in advance of a vacation period may not be due until at least two school days after returning from vacation.  

    Religious Holidays

    • If a student will be observing a religious holiday, including one in which school is closed and would like to  request an extension on homework, the student must contact the teacher in advance and must provide a parent’s or guardian’s note (if requested by the teacher). The length of the extension granted may vary upon  the agreement between the teacher and either the student or parent/guardian. 

    Extenuating Circumstances

    • Students with family or medical emergencies are encouraged to communicate to both their teachers and their assigned school counselor that something serious is impacting their ability to meet a deadline so that teachers are then informed and can grant an extension for extenuating circumstances. 

    Problem Resolution

    • If a student is having trouble submitting assignments or work correctly - students and/or parents should reach out to the teacher or the guidance department for assistance.  
    • If a student finds themself in a situation in which they believe these expectations and policies have not been followed, the student should use the Escalation Path to try to resolve the issue. The purpose of the  path is to encourage student advocacy and to encourage collaboration between teachers, school counselors, and the administration. 

    Escalation Path2021-2022 JHS 190 Organization Sheet 

     

    JHS190Q
  • Poster Design Contest

    Poster Design Contest

    Open to all students of Russell Sage JHS190Q
    Must be original artwork
    Posters will be printed on 11x17 Paper
    Digital submissions welcome (.png/.jpg/.pdf)
    Please limit physical submissions to 11x17 paper
    Entry voting to be done by online Google form poll in February
    Entry Deadline: January 28, 2022
    Submit Physical Entries to Main Office (Attn: PTA)
    Submit Digital Entries to secretarypta190@gmail.co

    JHS190Q
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Calendar

  • Parent Workshop - Regents Exam

    Regents Information Presentation at 9 AM & 7 PM 

    Presented by AP Meneses

    The link was sent to the primary parent email address.  

    JHS190Q
  • MP 2 report card

    MP 2 report card becomes available in Pupil Path. ** subject to change due to Pupil Path service disruption.

    JHS190Q
  • Open House for incoming families

    2022-2023 Open House for incoming families at 6 PM ( Registration is required) 

    JHS190Q
  • School closed

    JHS190Q
  • D28 CEC Meeting

    D28 CEC Meeting

    JHS190Q
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Reach Out

Shoko Obata, Parent Coordinator

sobata@schools.nyc.gov

ADMINISTRATION

John Greggo, Principal

jgreggo@schools.nyc.gov

Josephine Aulicino, Assistant Principal

jaulicino@schools.nyc.gov

Caroline Meneses, Assistant Principal

cmeneses2@schools.nyc.gov

Susan Monahan, Assistant Principal

smonaha@schools.nyc.gov