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    JHS190Q
  • October Newsletter

          October 2021

    Principal’s Address

    Dear Sage Owls,

    Safety is, as always, an important part of learning at Sage.  The Sage staff has implemented a number of enhanced safety features because of COVID 19.  All rooms are outfitted with any necessary PPE needed to support proper sanitizing.  We implemented NYCDOE protocols for both suspected and confirmed COVID cases within the school.  The Custodial staff sanitizes the building according to NYCDOE scheduling.  We enforce face coverings and have reorganized for physical distancing in all of our classrooms and cafeteria seating to accommodate social distancing, as it is a critical piece to keeping everyone safe. Additionally, organically stagger class changes each period to lessen hallway congestion.

    You can help with keeping Sage safe by completing the following action items:

    1. Prior to students coming to school they must fill out the health screening EACH DAY found here: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/
    2. Complete the CONSENT to COVID TESTING using the NYC Schools account https://www.schoolsaccount.nyc/ by clicking Manage Account then when the dropdown appears click Consent Forms.  NOTE: Your child can get tested even if they are already vaccinated.
    3. If your child is already vaccinated, please submit the vaccination here: https://vaccine.schools.nyc/ 

    Together, we can make Sage as safe as it can be!

    Thank you so much and have a wonderful October!

    Sincerely,

    John Greggo



     

    School/Community Calendar 

    (Find calendar updates in your Pupil Path)

    • Sep 27 - Oct. 1st Math Team tryout registration 
    • Sep 30 - Parent Workshop ( Introduction to Pupil Path )9:30 AM and 6 PM 

     Find the presentation slide at Russell Sage website

    • Oct 2nd - Deadline for Art Club registration
    • Oct 5 - PTA Expedited Election 6:30 PM  

    Register here to attend

    • Oct 7 - D28 CEC Meeting 6:30 PM 
    • Oct 11 - School closed
    • Oct  20 - SLT Meeting at 4 PM link to follow. 
    • Nov 2 - Election Day: fully remote, asynchronous instructional day 
    • Nov 17   - Parent Teacher Conference :  Evening session 5 PM -7:30 PM 
    • Nov 18  - Parent Teacher Conference : Afternoon Session 12 PM - 2 PM 

                ***Students are dismissed at 11:20 AM

                           ***PT Conference will be held virtually. More information is forthcoming.

     

     

    Gym Uniform 

    Gym uniforms are available to purchase online. 

    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

    Welcome back all! We hope that you are transitioning well to the beginning of the new school year! 

     

    6th Grade

     

    The 6th grade team is happy to see familiar faces (old and new) once again!   

    As we settle into our seats this year, keeping the proper distance, tugging at our masks, and unpacking notebooks without the blue screen, we are slowly reminded of that one little thing we have all missed and we have all looked forward to; the human factor. Coupled side-by-side with the rules and procedures that usually greet the first few weeks of the school year, we welcome this particular year by re-building the social and emotional connections we have once shared. Through Brain Power exercises, reading, and writing activities we are creating moments of celebration, acknowledgement, successes and failures, and moments of courage and fear…Our first writing assignments begin as introductory pieces, allowing each student to get to know one another and build connections.    

    How do you find courage in the face of fear? So begins the first essential question our sixth graders will be discussing in ELA.   

    Never was there a more appropriate question to analyze as we begin a new year filled with wonder, excitement, and lots of uncertainty. With such a profound question comes opportunities for discussion, reflection, and finding answers via a variety of texts from some of literature’s strongest authors.   

    “Finding Your Courage” is the first in a list of middle school units we will cover this year in our Into Literature curriculum. This curriculum will take our readers all over the world as we immerse ourselves into the lives of characters who struggle with facing that which scares them the most. Our first text is a very timely story taking place in Kabul, Afghanistan as we follow a young girl who tries to find the courage to save her family during the time of the Taliban. In the same unit, we will read and break down a poem by literary canon Maya Angelou, while learning what makes up lyrical poetry.    

    Supplemental reading will include classic middle grade novels such as Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. 

     

    7th Grade

     

    The 7th Grade ELA team has worked closely with their students to reinforce the routines of returning to school and to encourage writing and listening skills. As we move forward, students will discover the preliminary essential skills and tasks that will be required as we begin a new curriculum of study: "Taking Action", a themed unit that incorporates an anthology of selections from fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, as well as grammar studies.

     

    8th Grade

     

    For the first few weeks of the school year, Grade 8 students will be developing narratives based on their experiences. The mini-unit will introduce students to the routines and rituals of ELA class. First, students will read narratives to practice protocols for read-alouds and analyzing literature. Students will then develop their real or imagined narrative based on their experiences. Through this process they will be introduced to drafting, peer revision, writing reflection, and publishing. 

     

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    8th Grade

    Spanish: ¡Bienvenidos estudiantes, familias, y amigos! Our department is so excited to have you all back to engage in Spanish, learn life-long skills, and see the benefits of understanding a second or third language. In September, our teachers spent time building relationships with students and getting to know who they are as people. This is important because as a department we feel that until the students are comfortable in our classroom they will not be able to succeed. Beginning in October, our students will start with a quick refresher of material that was covered in 7th Grade such as school related vocabulary, date/time, weather, family, and use of common -ar, -er, and -ir verbs.

    French: Students will continue their review of the fundamentals such as the verbs aller, être, avoir and pouvoir leading up to Échange étudiant project. Students will have b-weekly quizzes assessing our mastery of vocabulary, grammar and skills leading up to the Proficiency Exam and real world. Daily activities will include rubric based group discussions where we all learn from mistakes and help each other. Our resident French Historian will continue enriching our class with weekly cultural contributions.

    7th Grade

    Spanish: Welcome parents and students to 7th grade Spanish! We are so eager for students to learn all about the Spanish-speaking world. For the month of October, students will be focusing on formal and informal greetings, farewells, and personal identification. We will be exploring the cultural practices of Spanish-speaking countries with regard to different forms of greetings and introductions.

    French: Bienvenue! Students are currently learning the foundations of the French language. We are learning greetings and expressions such as how to introduce ourselves and tell how we are doing. During October, we will continue to read, write, and speak French with a focus on expressing our likes and dislikes.

    Mandarin: Students have completed a review on the Chinese Pinyin and Moon Festival Project. In October, they will begin a unit in which they learn to make phone calls, ask for and provide information, and reschedule the phone calls. Students will practice speaking and listening skills by role play. During this course of study, they will review numbers, telling time, and greetings.

    6th Grade

    Spanish: Since we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month between September 15th and October 15th, students will complete an assignment about cultural facts of Spanish speaking countries. They will make a presentation to the class about the assignment they completed.

    Students will also learn how to provide basic information like introducing themselves politely, and providing basic information as well. Students will be able to identify materials around the classroom and some activities they usually do during their period class.

    Mandarin: Students have completed an overview of Mandarin. They learned Chinese consonants and single vowels in Pinyin and the basic strokes of Chinese characters. In October, students will enter a unit on numbers and greetings. They will learn to introduce themselves, speak and write numbers. In addition, they will also learn the compound vowels in Pinyin and apply Pinyin to the characters from the chapter.

    Latin: Salvete! Students are currently learning all about Ancient Rome and the language of Latin. During October, we will be laying the foundation for the school year by building background knowledge about the history, culture, and mythology of Ancient Rome. We will also begin to read, write, and speak Latin!

    ASL: Welcome to American Sign Language! Sign Language is new to Russell Sage and we are very excited to get started. Students have received an introduction to Deaf Culture. They are now learning to sign the American Sign Language Alphabet. Students are also learning proper greetings and introductions for ASL. In October students will learn how to sign their first names to a partner and engage in small signed conversations with their peers. Since we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month students will also learn a few signs from Spanish Sign Language or SSL as well.

     

    ENL

    Welcome back! 

    The English as a New Language (ENL) Department welcomes our diverse Multilingual/English Language Learners (ML/ELLs) and their families!  We are excited to meet all our new and returning ML/ELLs! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2021-2022 school year. During September, many ML/ELLs who missed last year’s New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) successfully completed the special administration of the New York State Identification Test of English Language Learners (NYSITELL). Individual student’s level is determined based on the student’s performance on one of the tests. Notification letters in both English and the Parent/Guardian’s preferred language (if available) are sent home via hard copy and electronically on PupilPath. Please refer to the chart below to understand the student’s proficiency level. 

     

    NYSESLAT/NYSITELL Level

    This means the student’s English level is...

    COMMANDING

    Proficient - Former English Language Learner

    EXPANDING

    Advanced

    TRANSITIONING

    High Intermediate

    EMERGING

    Low Intermediate

    ENTERING

    Beginning

     

    Throughout the school year the ENL department will hold four ML/ELL parent meetings and workshops. We will share important information on various topics including the high school application process, the NYS English Language Arts Test, Math Test, NYSESLAT, Regents, accommodations, community resources, after-school programs, and many others. Ms. Kim, Ms. Restrepo, and Ms. Tong are making outreach calls throughout September and October to check on the wellness of the families and the students. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to any one of us on the phone, via email, or PupilPath message. 

     

    MATH

    During the month of October, our students will be learning:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
      • Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor
      • Fractions - add, subtract, multiply, divide
      • Mixed numbers - multiply, divide
      • Decimals - add, subtract, multiply, divide
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
      •  Number System Concepts: operations with integers (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
      • Investigating forms of rational numbers (fractions and resulting types of decimal forms)
      • Performing all four operations with common and mixed numbers 
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
      • Laws of Exponents
      • Evaluating, simplifying, writing expressions
      • Solving multi-step equations
      • Slope intercept form

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

     

    As we begin the school year the Physical Education Department is extremely excited and very happy to see our students back in school. We will be hitting the ground running as students are expected to be physically active in the gym 85 % of the time. We will be holding Health on Mondays for the classes, splitting up the PE days with skill building and fitness activities. Students have an opportunity to showcase their physical ability when engaged in the activities provided for them. We highly encourage parents to order PE school uniforms using the school website at russellsage.ms.org or smoothusa/JHS190Q. If you come across any issues please contact the PE department via email.

     

    Safety and COVID protocol is in full effect when in the gymnasium. We will be asking students to always wear their mask while in class (indoors) and wear athletic apparel when they have PE days along with laced comfortable sneakers. 



    SCIENCE

    During the month of October, our students will be learning:

      • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
        • The Scientific Method
        • Intro to Energy
      •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​ 
        • Introduction to living things
        • the characteristics of life
        • Relevance of Chemistry in relation to the Human body  
      • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
        • ​ Unity and Diversity
        • Cell Structure
        • Cell Permeability
        • Biochemistry
        • Classifications of organisms
    • 8th Grade Lab Topics
      • Concentrate on skills 
        • Observe cell parts (virtually)
        • Determine cell permeability to various sized molecules (demonstration)
        • Use indicators to test for presence of nutrients (demonstration)
        • Create and use identification keys

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

     

    The 6th grade Social Studies classes are focusing on Geography.  Students are learning about the five themes of geography, landforms, human geography, tracking hurricanes and much more.  In addition to academics, we are focusing on the social emotional wellbeing of our students by allowing them to express their feelings on their cultures and how they relate to social studies.

     

    7th grade will begin their study of United States history and government by learning about various indigenous cultures and the effects of European exploration. Students will learn to use multiple primary and secondary sources to investigate historical events, and to support their analysis with evidence. 

     

    This year all 8th grade students are going to be prepared to take the new, NYS Framework United States History and Government Regents examination for post-secondary readiness and real world success. In preparation for the new test, some students have already started practicing and composing, one of the three rubric based essays on the test-the Short Question Essay. Months of September and October are Latino, Latina Heritage Months, when we celebrate the heritage, culture and contributions of Latino, Latina Americans to the United States. October 11th is also Indigenous Peoples’ and Italian Heritage Day and students will work on various projects in commemoration. Later that month, students will continue the in-depth study of the United States Constitution and government. Some classes will start their enrichment programs: We the People, Participation in Government and Moot Court, part of the Justice Resource Center. 



    TALENT 

     

    BAND   Welcome students and families! We are very excited to start the new school year in band by choosing our instruments and diving right into playing. The students in all the grades are spending a few days learning about the different woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments and making their decisions of what they would like to learn to play for the remainder of the year. Their choices include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Until the instruments are distributed and all of the supplies are ordered, the students will be learning basic music theory concepts such as note identification, rhythm counting, and musical notation. They will be creating their own note acronyms to help them identify the notes on the staff. We will also be beginning to read musical notation through rhythm clapping with the emphasis on staying with the beat of a song. With this knowledge, once the students get their hands on their individual instruments, they'll be able to focus on the technicalities of their instruments such as proper posture, accurate fingerings, and tone production. All of the students are showing great interest in learning a new instrument and we cannot wait for you to hear us play very soon!

     

     

     

     

     

    Art

    This year students in art class are learning  Elements of Art and Principles of Design, 

    plus different art techniques. Students will be inspired by famous artists

    and art movements. Throughout the lessons we encourage students to be 

    creative and show their talents.

     

     

    Dance

    I'd like to extend a warm welcome to all returning and brand new students.  We are all excited for the new school year.  Students are actively engaged in dance-making, skill development, improvisation, and choreography.  Moving forward, students will co-create an informal performance of culminating works.  

     

    Strings

     

    Students have shared their previous musical experience, learned the "Anatomy" of string instruments, and how to properly care for one.  They have measured their arm length so they receive the correct sized instrument.  After a demonstration of various string instruments, students have decided which instrument they would like to learn to play.

     

     

    LIBRARY 

     

    The library is open to loan books!  See the schedule before to find out when.  Cannot come to the library to borrow a print book, or would rather go contactless?  Borrow e-books from SORA - www.soraapp.com .   Use your school login to use SORA.

     

    SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

    Reading logs will be accepted until Friday, October 8.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGl7vHdaoL1d19ts050Nn3RsBi1VWnl1ifq3qIlmd8aBeRpg/viewform

     

    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



    Parent Teacher Association

    PTA Expedited Election 

    Dear Russell Sage Parents and Guardians, 

    Russell sage needs YOU for PTA this school year!

    Please consider running for a PTA position for 2021- 2020 school year. The PTA expedited election will take place on October 5th @6:30 PM facilitated by D28 President Council. All nominations will be taken from the floor. To attend the event , register by submitting this form and you will receive a zoom link and an individualized code .At the start of the election, you will be asked to change your display name to the code to verify your eligibility as a candidate and a voter.

    The following mandatory officer positions must be filled to have a PTA in our school: President, Secretary and Treasure.

    **All parents are eligible to hold office unless they are employees of the school

    ** All parents are eligible to vote in the election

     

    Date: October 5th at 6:30 PM 

    Location : Zoom ( Register below to receive a link and your code) 

    Register here to attend PTA Expedited Election



    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 

     

    After School Programs 

    Math Team Tryout

    We are pleased to launch the Russell Sage Math team! Tryouts are scheduled next month.  Parents/Guardians must register students for tryouts. 

     

    After PM dismissal, students trying out for the team will report to room 330.  If you are not registered, you will not be allowed to participate in the tryouts.   ** Register here **

    We will not provide materials (scrap paper, calculators or pencils).  Please be advised that there will be NO MAKE-UP DATES.  



    Timeline for 6th & & 7th Grade 

    Timeline for 8th Grade

     

    Sep 24( Fri)  - Oct. 1st ( Fri) 

    ( Registration will include permission slip for after school activity) 

     

    Sep 24( Fri)  - Oct. 1st ( Fri) 

    (Registration will include permission slip for after school activity) 

    Tryout 

    When:

    • Oct. 6  2:20 PM- 3:30 PM  
    • Oct.13 2:20 PM- 3:30 PM  
    • Oct. 20 2:20 PM- 3:30 PM  

    *This is the only opportunity to try out for the team. Students must attend all 3 sessions. There will be no make-up opportunities*


    Where:

    Report to Room 330 

    Reminder - Student must attend all three dates to be considered


    What do I need to bring: 

    -Graphing Calculator

    -2 sheets of loose leaf 

    -2 sharpened pencils.

    Tryout 

    When:

    • Oct. 8  2:20 PM- 3:30 PM  

    *This is the only opportunity to tryout for the team. There will be no make-up opportunities*


    Where:

    Students report to Room 330. 


    What do I need to bring: 

    -Graphing Calculator

    -2 sheets of loose leaf 

    -2 sharpened pencils.

    RESULTS:

    Oct 21, 2021

    Results will be a sum of all 3 assessments. The team will be announced outside of Rm. 330


    If your child’s name appears on the list, they have made the team.  If your child’s name is not on the list, they did not make the team.

    RESULTS:

    Oct 21, 2021

    Result will be announced outside of Rm. 330


    If your child’s name appears on the list, they have made the team.  If your child’s name is not on the list, they did not make the team.

    Starting on Oct 27, 2021 until May 25, 2021

    Team meets every Wednesday @2:20 PM - 3:30 PM 


    G6 Math Team report to Room 330

    G7 Math Team  report to Room 

    Starting on Oct 29, 2021 until May 27, 2021

    Team meets every Friday @ 2:20 PM - 3:30 PM 


    G8 Math Team report to Room 330



    Art Club

    Due to the high demand,  the ART CLUB  will open more sessions throughout the year for many students to participate. Deadline is also extended to this weekend. 

     

    It will be held on every Thursday in person after school till 5pm except school holidays. 

    The club starts October 14th 2021 and ends June 6 2022.

    The deadline to apply to Art Club is October 2nd. 

     

    If anybody is interested in the art club please fill out the following form. 

     

    The students will receive an email and Google classroom code by Tuesday, October 5th.

    Please visit our online art gallery:

    https://sites.google.com/russellsagems.org/artgallery/home

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wWl9y1NyHFLOef-upY9Qx0-LgTBV8u__4hPjAdhv-qA/edit?usp=sharing

     

    If questions or concerns should arise, please feel free to email Ms. Wang - <XWang13@schools.nyc.gov>.

    Life Skills

    Attention 6th and 7th grade students:

    You are invited to join our life skills training group where students will learn daily life skills and begin to take the steps needed to be productive in today's society.

    Topics will include:

    • Social awareness, 
    • Time management
    • Communication
    • Setting goals
    • Coping skills      and more!

    In-person group will be meeting on Tuesday's starting October 26 @ 2:30-3:30 PM

    To sign up email:

    Ms. Cochran, ECochran2@schools.nyc.gov and / or

    Ms. Goldstein, MGoldstein5@schools.nyc.gov 

     

    List of Extracurricular Activities as of October 1st, 2021

    Program

    Grade

    Room

    Day of week

    Time

    Start Date

    End Date

    Teacher

    Math Team - Grade 6

    6

    TBA

    Wed

    2:20PM-3:30PM

    October 6

    May 25

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 7

    7

    TBA

    Wed

    2:20PM-3:30PM

    October 6

    May 25

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 8

    8

    330

    Friday

    2:20 - 3:30

    October 8

    May 27

    Collins

    ART Club

    ALL

     

    Thursday

     

    October 14

    June 6

    Wang

    Modern Band

    ALL

    242 (library)

    Thursday

    3:00 - 4:30

    October 14

       

    Beacon by Queens Community House

    ALL

    Contact the Program Coordinator at QCH,

     Malti McClean <mmcclean@qchnyc.org>

    SHSAT prep

    7

    TBD

    Title III

    Grade 6 - 8

    ELL Student

    141 & 143

    Wed. - Thurs.

    2:30 - 4:21

    October 20

     

    Restrepo

    LegoRobotics

    ELL Students

    317

    Wed. - Thurs.

    2:30 - 4:00

    October

     

    Kim

    Life Skills

    Grade 6/7

    152

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55

    October 26

     

    Goldstein

    Ebony

    Call to Action Teen Discussion

    ALL

    Remote

    Friday

    4:00 - 5:30

    October 29

     

    Goldstein

    Ebony










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  • School Supply List

    School Supply list , Dress code and Cell Phone policy for the 2021- 2022 school year . 

    General Supplies (Each teacher will provide students with a list of supplies needed for their class in September.)

    ● Loose leaf binder, lined loose leaf paper, dividers ● Pocket folders ● Page protectors ● Pens (blue or black) and #2 pencils with erasers ● Book bag or backpack ● 4-5 marble-cover composition books (to be kept at home until needed) ● 1 box of tissues ● 1 ream of copy paper (white) ● All 6th grade students and 7th grade students will need scientific calculators. We recommend that they purchase a Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator. This is the model that we generally use in the classrooms. ● All 8th grade students will be taking the Algebra I curriculum and will need a Texas Instrument TI-84 Graphing Calculator. Students will use graphing calculators for their Algebra I Regents and scientific calculators for NYS exam. ● The science department recommends that each student have a flash drive. ● Gym uniforms ( T-shirt & shorts ) are mandatory and will be available for purchase online. ● Masks will be worn throughout the day. ● All students are required to bring in a book for independent reading throughout the year

    JHS190Q
  • Gym Uniform Online Store .

    Get ready for the Fall ! 

    Visit online store : www.smoothusa.com/JHS190Q

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

     

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    Approx Distribution  Date

    Ordering Window 1

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    Week of 9/19

    Ordering Window 2

    8/18/21-9/26/21

    Week of 10/18

    Ordering Window 3

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    Ordering Window 4

    10/21/21-11/21/21

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    Ordering Window 5

    11/22/21-1/10/22

    Week of 1/31/22

     

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John Greggo, Principal

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Josephine Aulicino, Assistant Principal

jaulicino@schools.nyc.gov

Caroline Meneses, Assistant Principal

cmeneses2@schools.nyc.gov

Susan Monahan, Assistant Principal

smonaha@schools.nyc.gov