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    April Newsletter 

    Principal’s Address

    Dear Sage Owls,

     

    Here we are!  Spring has sprung and the warmer weather is on its way!  We’ve just completed the NYS ELA assessment and are moving on preparing students for the NYS Mathematics Assessment for 6th and 7th grade students.  Sage seniors will continue to prepare for the June administration for the Algebra I regents, Living Environment Regents, U.S. History Regents and the Foreign Language Assessment!  For more detail, keep reading!

     

    In the meantime, enjoy this month’s newsletter (as you can see, there is a lot going on!) and enjoy spring recess!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    John Greggo

     

    School/Community Calendar 

    • April 5 - PTA Executive board meeting 9:30 AM
    • April 7  -  D28 CEC Meeting at 6:30 pm 
    • April 12 - ENL Parent Meeting 5:30 pm Register here
    • April 12  - PTA General Membership Meeting 7PM 

    Join the zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86488119687?pwd=ZTNTayt2cXdzQ2lUQndFOGU0bURRZz09&from=addon

    Meeting ID: 864 8811 9687     Passcode: 046926

    One tap mobile  +16465588656

    • April 13  - School Safety Meeting 10:30 AM 
    • April 13 - Sock Drive ends 
    • April 13 - SLT Meeting  4 PM 
    • April 15 -  Last day to submit NYC SCHOOL SURVEY 
    • April  26 & 27 -  NYS MATH EXAM
    • April15 - April 22   Spring Break - School Closed



     

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    ENL Parent Meeting 

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    -Safety Meeting 

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    -SLT Meeting 

    7:45 AM 

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    School Closed 

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    NYC School Survey

    Your School. Your Child. Your Voice.

    Every year, we ask all families and teachers and staff in grades 3-K through 12, and students in grades 6-12 to take the survey. The survey gives school leaders a better understanding of what you and other members of your school community think about your school. The information collected by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of your school community about how to make your school a better place to learn.

    The NYC School Survey has been extended until Friday, April 15.  Take it today!  

    For the first-time ever, you can login to your NYC Schools Account  to take the parent/guardian NYC School Survey without needing an access code!  

    Take the 2022 NYC School Survey All classes that have 90% completion will get an ice cream party!

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    SUBJECT FOCUS 

    ELA

    Grade 6

    After wrapping up preparation for the NYS ELA Exam, 6th grade students will be beginning our unit on Myths: Not Just Long Ago. The unit features a student favorite, Percey Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightening Thief as its central novel. We will also be reading fiction texts to build our background knowledge about myths to help us deeper understand the book and unit. 

    Grade 7 

    In April, seventh grade students will be starting the novel "A Long Walk to Water". The story discusses topics such as the refugee experience, following the trials and tribulations of a young boy the same age as our students. Students will be identifying the central themes around the book using skills learned throughout the school year. 

    Grade 8 

    ELA Grade 8 students will begin exploring the role teenage years play in preparing a person for adulthood. Students will develop their understanding of the teenage brain by synthesizing literary and nonfiction works that discuss the adolescent mind. To achieve this, students will analyze informational text for key ideas, structure, development of ideas, author’s strategy, and relationship of ideas throughout a text. Nonfiction will be compared with literary works where students will analyze character, point of view, and theme. Students will also learn and apply thematic and academic vocabulary to support this work.

     

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    Grade 8

    FRENCH: 

     

    8th Grade French students will move on from the Past Tense and focus on the Future tense. To practice and show mastery, students will continue group discussions aligned with the Proficiency Exam task and start active Journal Writing to prepare for the Part 4 of the test. One of the projects will ask students to reflect upon their future careers, dreams and goals and produce a document based 50 word response incorporating everything we have learned so far.

     

    SPANISH:

    This month, our students are continuing their unit on Health & Wellbeing which includes addressing ailments, injures (such as me duele en la cabeza [My head hurts]), and holistic health discussions for mental wellbeing such as meditation and yoga because regardless of language students should understand the importance of wellbeing and self care. As we approach the end of this unit, students will be demonstrating mastery of the vocabulary and material in a variety of ways. Some examples include Escape Rooms (aka Breakout Boxes), Gallery Walks, Group Projects, and Presentations. Following the completion of this unit, we will be moving on to our Vacation Unit where students learn about methods of traveling around the world and how to communicate when traveling (i.e. buying a ticket, asking what time a plane or train departs, etc.)

    As we inch closer and closer to the Second Language Proficiency (SLP) Exam this June, the teachers are working to prepare our students for the exam across the modalities of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will be participating in activities that exemplify mastery of these skills and showcase their strengths. Examples include recording presentations via FlipGrid and using Peer Feedback to support each other and build their skills.

     

    Grade 7

    French:

    7th Grade French students will continue to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French as we continue our unit on sports and activities. We have been learning new vocabulary and how to conjugate the verbs faire and jouer to express what leisure activities we like to do after school.  We are learning about weather, months and seasons in order to discuss and write specifically about what sports and hobbies we do throughout the year. 

     

    Spanish:  

    In April we will be finishing The Weather unit and starting The Family Unit.  Students will; exchange information about homelife and family, analyze texts about family structure and activities, discuss problems and give advice, prepare, and present a collection of images and descriptions to share information about their home, family, and friends.  Students will also interpret video blogs to compare families from different Spanish-speaking countries and their own.  Grammar and vocabulary: noun/ /gender/ number agreement, -er and -ir verbs, irregular verbs, possessive adjectives, prepositions, verbs; hacer, deber and poner. 

     

    Some discussion questions:  How are family structures different?  How are they similar?  Who makes up a family?  What places and activities bring us together as a family?  How is my family similar and how is it different from families in the Spanish-speaking world? 

     

    Mandarin:

    In April, the 7th-grade students will learn to talk about some popular hobbies and learn how to express their likes and dislikes. They will learn new characters about arts and sports. In this unit,  students will be able to use 一边...一边...to describe two actions that are happening at the same time. They will also learn 正在 (in the process of) to write sentences about the given pictures. Additionally, students will review and have dictations about the 72 radicals, which enhances students' skills in reading and writing. 

    GRADE 6

    Spanish:

    This month, our students are continuing their unit on Health & Wellbeing which includes addressing ailments, injuries (such as me duele en la cabeza [My head hurts]), and holistic health discussions for  train departs, etc.)

    As we inch closer and closer to the Second Language Proficiency (SLP) Exam this June, the teachers are working to prepare our students for the exam across the modalities of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will be participating in activities that exemplify mastery of these skills and showcase their strengths. Examples include recording presentations via FlipGrid and using Peer Feedback to support each other and build their skills.

     

    Latin:

    6th Grade Latin students are continuing our journey through ancient Rome. Each lesson builds background knowledge in the areas of history, culture, and language. We will continue to explore how influences from ancient Roman culture is all around us. Students have been introduced to the Socratic method and have participated in Socratic seminars about ancient Roman history. In addition, we will continue to learn more Latin expressions and how to write sentences in Latin. As always, we will continue to examine English derivatives from Latin words in order to build our English vocabulary.

     

    Mandarin:

    Sixth graders have learned how to greet people in Mandarin at the begging of the school year. This month, students are going to learn more characters about self-introduction, including what grade they are in and their nationalities. They will also learn new Chinese particles "吗" and "呢" to ask questions about personal information. While learning new characters, students will identify the meaning of simple pictographic Chinese characters taken from nature and explain how the pictographs transformed into the characters used today. As a summative assessment, students will write an essay about themselves, including the following:

    • Name, age, grade level
    • Family members
    • The city you live in
    • Birthday
    • Nationality
    • Phone number

     

    ENL

    Our Multilingual English Language Learners will focus on preparing for the upcoming NYSESLAT exam with an in-depth review of reading, writing and test taking strategies. It is recommended that all students continue to read a minimum of thirty minutes every day to develop stamina for the multiday test. Additionally, students should take advantage of audio books, video clips, films, and documentaries to promote listening skills. Remember to turn on the English caption to encourage students to read along and to simultaneously work on multiple language modalities! Lastly, continue to foster critical thinking skills by asking your child/children their ideas and opinions on what they have learned. With your support, we know that every one of our students will grow and thrive. 

     

    The English as a New Language department has two additional Multilingual English Language Learners’ Parent Meetings. Please join us as we discuss important information and ways to support our learners at home. The meetings will be held via Zoom and interpreters are available in Chinese, Russian and Spanish. 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

     

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

     

    Third Meeting - Tuesday, 4/5 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
    • Math State Exams
    • NYSESLAT 
    • Regents
    • Accommodations
    • Graduation Requirements and Promotional Criteria
    • Helpful Resources
    • Questions & Answers

     

    Fourth Meeting - Tuesday, 5/10 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

    6th Grade: 

    • Understanding Percents
    • Relate Fractions, Decimals and Percents
    • Find the percent of a number
    • Find the Area of Parallelograms and Rhombuses 

    7th Grade

    • Analyzing and comparing data in dot plots and box plots
    •  Using Statistical Measures to compare populations 
    • Analyzing samples and populations 
    • Making inferences from samples and populations 
    • Generating random samples 
    • Finding the experimental and theoretical probability of events 
    • Making predictions based upon experimental and theoretical probability

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

     As we enter the spring season the physical education department would like to send out a few reminders. All students should wear their physical education uniforms on days they have physical education. Please bring athletic gear if your uniform is in the wash. Make sure to have appropriate footwear, so we can avoid injury. Sneakers with laces are required. Also, the weather will be warming up, and we would like students to stay hydrated. Please bring water bottles with secure drinking lids. Glass bottles are prohibited.  

     

    For this month's unit we will be teaching flag football, as well as making use of the school yard when it is available. Our health unit will be focusing on making healthy choices and dealing with changes during puberty. Lastly, we would like to wish success to the Boy's Baseball Team on the upcoming season. Please see Mr. Zeideia for information. 

     

    SCIENCE

    6th grade

    • Minerals and Rocks
    • Plate Tectonics

    7th Grade 

    • Evolution 
    • Natural Selection 
    • Adaptation 
    • Evidence of evolution 
    • Fossils 

    8th Grade

    • Reproduction and Development
    • Asexual reproduction
    • Meiosis and sexual reproduction
    • Fertilization and Development

    Skills:

    • Dissect flowers and seeds
    • Collect samples of seeds and describe dispersal techniques
    • Interpreting Graphs and Data
    • applying a hypothesis in creating an experiment

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

    Grade 6  

    The 6th grade team will continue their exploration of Ancient India by focusing on Buddhism.  The students will learn about the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path.  We will also be analyzing the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi and the freedom of India from British rule. Some 6th grade classes will be taking a virtual field trip to Ancient India and stopping by an Ancient Indian Kitchen to make a mango Lassi.  Once we complete Ancient India, we will be moving east to Ancient China.  While in China, we will be focusing on the geography, its people, culture and customs, Ancient Chinese contributions to the world, the teachings of Confucius, and the various Dynasties that came to power.

     

    As always, the 6th grade team works with the students on their social emotional learning with frequent check- ins, brain power activities, and daily meditation.  

     

    Grade 7  

    The 7th graders will learn about the Expansion and Reform during the 1800-1860 as the New Nation Grows. Students will learn about the westward expansion was driven by political, cultural, and economic motives. Students will look at how the United States expanded its physical boundaries to the Pacific Ocean between 1800 and 1860. Our 7th graders will also learn that during this time the settlement decimated and displaced Native Americans as the frontier was pushed westward.

     

    Grade 8

    During the month of April, 8th grade Social Studies students will conduct an in-depth analysis of the causes of the Cold War and evaluate some proxy wars, such as the Korean and Vietnam wars. Students will actively make connections to geopolitics today. Students will continue with in-class essay practice for the Regents with the focus shifting now to Civic Literacy Essays. Some Sage Scholars have completed their MOOT Court program in collaboration with the Justice Resource Center. Students simulated a Supreme Court case centered around national security and freedom of press. 

     

    TALENT 

     

    Band   

    The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are all preparing for the spring concert. The sixth and seventh grade students are beginning to learn the notes and rhythms of their second performance piece. They are also adding articulations and dynamics to their playing. The eighth grade students are beginning to learn their graduation song. 

     

    Russell Sage will be having its Spring Concert on Thursday May 19th at 4pm in the Russell Sage school yard. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved to Thursday May 26th at 4pm. The permission slips have been sent home and are due back as soon as possible. 

    The Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting a sock drive to help the BRC homeless shelters. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We will be collecting adult sock until April 13th. Thank you for your generosity!

    NYSSMA payments are due April 8th. Please give your payment directly to Ms. Z in the band room (B-68.)

    Level 1-4 Solo $16 

    Level 1-4 Piano Solo $22 

    Level 5-6 Solo $24 

    Level 5-6 Piano Solo $30

     

    ART

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Strings

     

    All strings classes are beginning preparations for our spring concert!  They voted on songs to learn and have begun to learn them.  They are learning to sit in sections according to the part they are assigned - violin 1, violin 2, viola 1, viola 2, cello, bass, etc.  They are learning about Concert Performers' Etiquette - or how to behave before, during and after a performance, both on and off the stage.  Strings and Modern Band clubs are also beginning preparations for a spring performance.

     

    Note: Attendance at the spring concert is mandatory, and permission slips have been sent home for parents/guardians to sign.  Please return the forms as soon as possible.

     

    NYSSMA - Strings students auditioning for NYSSMA, please see Ms. Wright if you need support, especially if you do not have a private teacher.

     

    2022 Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp Application - Deadline: April 29, 2022

    The program will meet in person.  Auditions are virtual.  Please see the application and instructions below.

    https://www.cvent.com/surveys/Welcome.aspx?s=5e2ec2e5-3a90-46fb-a838-a9d25b36e3a5

     

    SITTING LIKE A REAL ORCHESTRA!

     

     

    ACADEMIC RECOVERY

    Students in the Academic Recovery program will, in both 7th as well as 8th, will start moving away from Civic Literacy Essays and Paragraphs to focus now on the NYS Regents aligned Short Essays. To help scholars focus more on the skill rather than both, content, and task, they will have the choice of writing about either April 2022: topic covered and/or current events. Some 8th graders will continue Mock Congressional Hearings preparation and others will conduct another session of Model UN with the focus now on geopolitics.

     

    Link to Newsletter 2021/22:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_QqQv9yqQ-Eod3lwnTd__-rDRm4a_q-7RbJRXFdrljA/edit

    Syllabus:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bQm9I-AfnZwljPduF4YnBZbx4lnEKbysZwgvTSwsD7A/edit

     

    LIBRARY 

    Our new books have arrived!  Please especially ask about our FUTURE READY collection, CURRENT EVENTS titles, and greatly expanded GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA book selection.  We also have access to 1 MILLION Ebooks at https://soraapp.com

     

    Library Time continues on Fridays!  The library is open every Friday until 3:15 PM.  Things you can do during Library Time: read, study, play board games, play Minecraft for Education.  Announcements about Library Time appear in the Library Google Classroom.  To see these announcements, consider joining the classroom.  The classroom code is nqvprto 

     

    FEATURED RESOURCES:

     

    SORA E-books 

    Ukrainian Language and Culture 

    https://soraapp.com/library/nycschools/curated-1313818/page-1 

     

    Feminism is for Everybody – National Women’s History Month 

    https://soraapp.com/library/nycschools/curated-1155889/page-1 

     

    Helping Middle School Students Cope During Times of War - Online Resources

    American Psychological Association - Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of middle school children 

    https://www.apa.org/topics/schools-classrooms/middle-school-resilience 

     

    American Psychological Association – Talking to Kids about the War in Ukraine 

    https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2022/children-teens-war-ukraine 

     

    CNN Health - It Makes Sense that the Attack on Ukraine is Causing You Anxiety, Experts Say. Here's What to Do 

    https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/27/health/anxiety-russian-invasion-ukraine-wellness/index.html 

     

    Common Sense Media: How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War 

    https://www.commonsensemedia.org/articles/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-violence-crime-and-war 

     

    1. S. News - Talking to Kids about the War in Ukraine

    https://www.usnews.com/education/k12/articles/talking-to-kids-about-the-war-in-ukraine 

     

    LIBRARY LUNCH PERIODS

    There are no passes.  Students will be signed up by 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

     

    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 - After Dismissal

    WEDNESDAY: 2:20-2:50

    THURSDAY:    2:20-2:50

    FRIDAY:           2:20 - 3:15



    Dean’s Message: 

    Now that the warmer weather is here please be mindful of what your child wears to school. No part of their body should be visible e.g. mid-section/ shoulders. If they are inappropriately dressed, they will be given a school t-shirt for the day. Shorts are allowed, but they must reach just above the knee. Slides are not permitted for safety reasons. Your child’s foot wear should have a backing on the heels for safety as well.   

     

    Parent Teacher Association

     

    • Winner of Poster Design Contest

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the Poster Design Contest sponsored by the Russell Sage Parent Teacher Association.Here are the winners: 

    First Place:  Karolina Szczephowski of class 7E1. 

    Second place : Ariella Astiukar of class 6S1. 

    Third place : Cailyn Donnelly of class 8E1.

    Congratulations!










    3 entries were selected as honorable mentions:

    Congratulations to Rachel Wang of class 8G1, Miyu Chen of class 6G1 and Anshleen Singh of class 7G1.

     

    Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork!

     

    Sock Drive 

    The Tri-M Music Honor Society is hosting a sock drive to help the BRC homeless shelters. Please see the attached flyer for more information. We will be collecting adult socks until April 13th. Thank you for your generosity!

    Spirit Week Highlights 

    Students and staff enjoyed the March Spirit Week ! 

    Themes were character dress-up day, twin day, dress as a teacher day, retro day, and pajama day. Here are some highlights: 
















    2021-2022 TEACHER OFFICE HOURS

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

     

    MON

    Parent Outreach

    TUES

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    Outreach

    WED

    Student Outreach

    THURS

    Student Outreach

    FRI

    Student Outreach


    MORNING

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    Alban 

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    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

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    Datorre

    Destefano

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Michalowicz

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne. F

    Ramirez

    Restrepo

    Rizzo

    Rothbort

    Rosner

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

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    Dolan

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    342A

    209

    323

    B68

    107

    220

     

    MON

    Parent Outreach

    TUE

    Parent Outreach

    WED

    Student Outreach

    THUR

    Student Outreach

    FRI

    Student Outreach

     

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    AFTERNOON

    2:20 pm

    2:50 pm

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Gavilanes

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    Gomez

    He

    Husbands

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen. E

    Pon

    Randolph

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    340

    250

    107

    118

    330

    104

    201

    141A

    318

    311

    301

    141

    304

    120

    143

    318

    317

    302

    341

    241

    218

    101

    102

    228

    320

    242

    107

    304

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Egan

    Gavilanes

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    Gomez

    He

    Husbands

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen. E

    Pon

    Randolph

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    340

    250

    107

    118

    330

    104

    201

    141A

    209

    318

    311

    301

    141

    304

    120

    143

    318

    317

    302

    341

    241

    218

    101

    102

    228

    320

    242

    107

    304

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Dolan

    Egan

    Gavilanes

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    He

    Husbands

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen.E

    Pon

    Randolph

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    340

    250

    107

    118

    330

    104

    201

    141A

    209

    318

    311

    301

    304

    120

    143

    318

    317

    302

    341

    241

    218

    101

    102

    228

    320

    242

    107

    304

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Egan

    Gavilanes

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    He

    Husbands

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Narain

    Noy

    Payen.E

    Pon

    Randolph

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Ruffus

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zeideia

    Zheng

    340

    250

    107

    118

    330

    104

    201

    209

    318

    311

    301

    304

    120

    143

    318

    317

    302

    341

    241

    218

    101

    102

    228

    320

    242

    107

    304

    Arabachian

    Baez-Rodriguez

    Candela

    D. Collin

    W. Collins

    Colon

    Cruz Morante

    Gavilanes

    Gilkes

    Glenn

    Gomez

    He

    Husbands

    Kadin

    Kladopoulos

    Narain

    Payen.E

    Pon

    Randolph

    Rosenberg

    Royer

    Vogel

    Wright

    Zheng

    340

    250

    107

    118

    330

    104

    201

    318

    311

    301

    141

    304

    120

    143

    318

    317

    341

    241

    218

    101

    102



    320

    242

    304



    2021-2022 Extracurricular Activities

     

    Program

    Grade

    Room

    Day of week

    Time

    Start Date

    End Date

    Teacher

    Geometry

    8

    Remote

    Tuesday

    4:00 - 5:00 PM

    January 4

    May 24

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 6

    6

    330

    Wed

    2:20PM-3:30PM

    October 6

    May 25

    Collins

    Math Team - Grade 7

    7

    330

    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

    323

    Thursday

    2:20 - 4:00

    October 14

    June 6

    Wang

    Modern Band Club

    ALL

    242 (library)

    Thursday

    3:00 - 4:10

    October 14

    May 26

    Wright

    Strings Club

    ALL

    242 (library)

    Wed

    3:00 - 4:10

    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

    October 20

     

    Restrepo Gomez

    LegoRobotics

    ELL Students

    317

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 4:00

    October

     

    Kim

    Life Skills

    6 & 7

    152

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55

    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 8th G

    8

    101 & 102

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55 pm

    11/16

    11/30

    Royer & Payne

    SHSAT Prep 7th G

    7

    101 & 102

    Tuesday

    2:25 - 3:55 pm

    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 342A & 341

    (Auditorium)

    Wed

    2:25 - 3:25 pm

    Jan. 5

    May 25

    Ebony

    Johnson

    Roblox

    ALL

    Remote

    Wed / Friday

    Subject to change

    4:30 - 5:30 pm

    Jan.5

    May 27

    Schafer

    Coding

    ALL

    Remote

    Friday

    4 - 5 PM

    Jan.7

    May 29

    Kim

    Multicultural

    Club

    ELL students

    in person

    Room 323

    Tuesday

    2:30 PM - 4 PM

    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

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Ruffs

    AIS ELA - Grade 6

    6

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    9 - 9:30am

    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

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Rosenberg

    AIS Math - Grade 6

    6

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    9:30 - 10:00 am

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS ELA - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Thurs

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Kim

    AIS ELA - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    10 - 10:30 am

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS Math - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Thurs

    Session 1: 4-4:45 pm

    Session 2: 4:45 - 5:30 pm

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Rosenberg

    AIS Math - Grade 7

    7

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    10:30 - 11AM

    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

    Jan 4

    March 22

    Austin

    AIS ELA - Grade 8

    8

    Remote

    Sat

    Session 3:

    11 - 11:30 AM

    Jan 8

    March 26

    Kim

    AIS Math - Grade 8

    8

    Remote

    Grade 8 students may sign up for Algebra Regents Prep

     

    Boys' Basketball

    ALL

    Tryouts Required

    Gym

    Mon-Fri

    7-8 AM

    2:50 - 4 PM

    Dec

    June

    Gavilanes

    Girls' Basketball

    ALL

    Tryouts Required

    Gym

    Mon-Fri


    2:50 - 4 PM

    Dec

    March

    Rizzo

    Theater - Matilda

    ALL

    Tryouts Required

    Auditorium

    Tue & Thurs

    2:30 - 4 PM

    Jan 18

    June 3

    Dolan

    Noy

    Baglione

    Student Council

    All

    220

    Wed

    ( biweekly )

    2:20 pm - 3:30 pm

    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 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 / 1520

    -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 

     

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    SLT Meeting

    June SLT meeting at 4 PM Zoom link to attend:
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  • Safety Meeting

    Monthly safety meeting 

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  • PTA General Membership Meeting

    PTA monthly general membership meetings are held on third Tuesdays at  7 PM 

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PTA Announcements

  • PTA General Membership Meeting

    The next PTA General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00pm

    Check your email for zoom details!

    We hope to see you there!

    PTA Executive Board
  • PTA 2022-23 Nominating Committee

    The PTA is looking to establish a Nominating Committee to find candidates for next year's PTA, but we need your help!  If you are interested in joining the Nominating Committee, please contact us at secretarypta190@gmail.comWe will be officially forming the committee at our next general meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm via zoom.  We look forward to hearing from you!

    PTA Executive Board
  • Jersey Mike's Fundraiser

    The Russell Sage PTA would like to thank our wonderful Russell Sage families for participating in our Jersey Mike's fundraiser!  With your help, we raised $1,287 in five days! With your support, we have made great headway in raising the funds for the amazing end of the year activities being planned for each grade. Your generosity made this possible. We hope you enjoyed your subs!

    PTA Executive Board
  • Check out the winners of our Poster Contest!

    A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who submitted artwork.  Many talented students participated and we appreciate each one!

     

    PTA Executive Board
  • Farm to People

    Please check out Farm to People, a farmer's market delivered right to your door!  Farm to People will donate up to 10% of your orders to the Russell Sage PTA to help raise money for end of the year activities.  Farm to People, Double your impact

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Guidance Announcements

  • Career Day 2022

    Every spring at Sage we facilitate a career day for our 8th graders. Without fail, it's always an exciting, meaningful and educational day. As we begin to plan for this year's event, we are looking for presenters. We love to have individuals from our greater school community share their stories, so If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating we would greatly appreciate it. This year's event will once again be presented entirely on zoom and will be taking place on Tuesday, March 15.

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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

Lakendra Malizia, Assistant Principal

lmalizia@schools.nyc.gov