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  • JHS190 Update

    JHS190 Update- October 1st

    Click here to view the Original Updates - October 1st

    Previously shared:  JHS 190 update - September 23

    No public parking on Oct 3rd  

    Dear Russell Sage community,

    Please note: The perimeter of the school building including pedestrian way will be blocked to public parking beginning Monday morning at 6AM.   NYPD will be posting “No Parking” signs. Cars will be towed. 

     

    Urban Advantage Family Science Days

    Join us at our Family Science Days where each institution will open their doors to kick off the school year with some fun hands on science! Bring an electronic or paper copy of the flyer  with you for admission.

     

    • Hands on investigations
    • Animal feedings
    • Cow’s eye dissections
    • Shark Tank visit
    • Carnivorous plants
    • Microscopes
    • Special tours   and much more!

     

    WCS- New York Aquarium

    Sunday, October 9, 2022

    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Pre-registration Required

     

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

     

    Staten Island Zoo

    Monday, October 10, 2022

    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

     

    Queens Botanical Garden

    Sunday, October 23, 2022

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

     

    American Museum of Natural History

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

     

    New York Hall of Science

    Sunday, October 23, 2022

    11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

     

    WCS- Bronx Zoo

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Pre-registration Required

     

    New York Botanical Garden

    Sunday, October 30, 2022

    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

     

     

     

    Free After School Music Lessons & Ensembles

    Jass House@ Trinity

    Updated School Health Policy

    Dear Families,

     

    We are happy to welcome all our students back to school this year. In our continued effort to keep our schools safe, schools will be offering four COVID-19 home tests per month to all students and staff. These tests can be used by

    school families for testing due to symptoms, in case of known exposure, or for participation in high-risk activity

    (such as travel and large gatherings). Please note, if there is a classroom exposure your child will also receive two

    tests immediately, along with a notification letter from the Situation Room providing further guidance, in addition

    to the four monthly tests.

     

    When to Get Tested

    Everyone should get tested:

    Immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

    After having close contact (being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) with someone

    while that person was infected with COVID-19. Take two tests, at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of

    exposure. All exposed individuals should monitor for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days after an

    exposure. If symptoms begin, they should not attend school and should isolate and get tested for COVID-19

    again right away.

    Before and after travel or attending a gathering, especially if you or others are not vaccinated or up to date

    with your vaccine doses, or are at risk of severe COVID-19.

    People who are vaccinated should still get tested. The COVID-19 vaccines do not cause you to test positive.

    At-home Testing

    Most at-home tests allow you to test the sample yourself and get results in minutes.

     

    Be sure to carefully read and closely follow the manufacturer’s instructions. You can also watch videos in multiple

    languages on how to use your test kit at schools.nyc.gov/HomeRapidTestKits

     

    If you or anyone in your household tests positive, know that safe, effective COVID-19 treatments, including antiviral medications, are available for some individuals ages 12 and older. You can access these medications through

    your doctor or health care provider, or you can call 212-COVID19 to discuss treatment options with a medical

    professional. Treatment works best when it is started as soon as possible after symptoms begin, and can reduce

    symptoms and help you to avoid hospitalization. For more information, please see

    https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/covid/treatments-available.pdf.

     

    If your child tests positive on one of the tests:

    • Please inform your school or program and isolate your child at home for five days. Your child may return to

    school on the sixth day if they have no symptoms or their symptoms are improving (including being feverfree for 24 hours without the use of medication). Children should wear masks on days 6–10, however, they

    may stop wearing masks during this period if they have received two negative rapid tests 48 hours apart.

    • Please refer to our COVID-19 Guidance Charts, available at schools.nyc.gov/2022Health, for additional

    steps to take if your child tests positive.

    As a reminder, vaccination is the best tool we have to fight COVID-19 and to keep our schools safe for all students. Everyone aged 6 months and up is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is eligible but not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, please make an appointment for vaccination at vaccinefinder.nyc.gov or call 311 to find a vaccine site near you. The vaccine is free to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

    A new COVID-19 vaccine booster has been authorized for everyone aged 12 and older who received their most

    recent vaccine dose at least two months ago. This booster is specifically designed to protect against the omicron subvariants that account for nearly all recent infections in New York City.

    You can get this updated booster at the same time as other vaccines, so we encourage you to schedule both your booster and your flu shot today! Learn more about getting the updated booster.

    Thank you for your continued partnership,

    Sincerely,

     

    Tracy Agerton

    Assistant Commissioner

    this letter on COVID-19 test-kit distribution (available in all DOE languages)  

    112 Precinct 5K - Run and Walk

    High School Updates

    MS and HS Admissions Timeline

    • October 6: SHSAT Registration Opens 
    • October 12: HS Application Opens
    • November 17: SHSAT School Testing
    • November 19/20: SHSAT Weekend Testing
    • December 1: MS / HS Application Deadline
    • Early March: High School Offers

    My Schools Account Creation Code

    Please note:  Our guidance counselor, Ms. Ebony has not received the Account creation code for My School Account where you register your child for SHSAT and apply for High School. More information should be available next week. Please wait for our announcement. 

    MS and HS Screening

    • High School Admissions: top-performing applicants from across each middle school and citywide will have first access to screened high school programs. Learn more here.

    SHSAT 

    • Registration for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) will open on October 6, 2022 and close on November 4, 2022. After you get your Welcome Letter you will be able to sign up.
    • All registered students will take the SHSAT on November 17, 19, or 20, 2022. 

    Adult Education

    Adult Education provides more than 900 Tuition-free classes for eligible students (21 years and older who have not earned a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency) in: 

    • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
    • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
    • High School Equivalency Preparation (HSE)
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

    Note: Students may be required to pay associated fees for textbooks, certification exams and/or uniforms for specific classes. 

    We offer morning, afternoon and evening classes, Monday through Saturday at more than 175 sites in all five boroughs, including public schools, community centers and faith-based organizations.

    Students are welcome to take classes at any of our sites, regardless of the borough in which they live. Important: If a CTE class you desire requires a HS diploma or equivalent, you may dually enroll in Adult Basic Education (ABE).

     

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/other-ways-to-graduate/adult-education

     

    JHS190 Afterscool Programs

    Art Club

    Dear Parents/Guardians

    ***Students please have your parents or guardian fill out this form.

    Art club will be held on every Wednesday in person after school from 2:30pm to 4pm except school holidays. 

    By signing this form, you grant your child permission to attend. We would like to set it up as a place to learn and share art ideas.

    There will be a limit of 20 students who can participate in the art club. The club starts October 26th 2022 and ends May 24th 2023.

    By filling this out, parents/guardians and students agree that:

    Student will attend Art Club class each time there is a session, and the student will commit to doing the work. Any student who misses two sessions of the class will lose their spot, the spot going to another student on the waitlist. Students who misbehave will be removed from the art club.  

    The deadline to apply to Art Club is October 9th at 2:00pm

    The parents of students who are selected:  

    • will be notified through email with a Google Classroom code on October 15th. 
    • We will communicate meeting dates and agendas through the Art Club Google Classroom.

    We are looking forward to seeing all of you and your art soon.

    Thank you for helping to support and encourage the arts.

    Please fill in all of the information.: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdU5_tIJuib8uEWf19eKJc4Ug8ZLpQ5KMO_OfJ6xHiFVBuPrw/viewform

    Math Team


    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 the auditorium on October 12 for 6th &7th grade and October 14th for 8th grade. Tryout is held one day only . 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.  The results for 6th,7th & 8th grades will be posted outside of ROOM 330 on October 17th( Mon) . 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. 


     We look forward to an amazing year working with your child in a challenging, fun, and enriched mathematical environment.  Our Math Team is well known and respected in the community, and we hope this year will further this legacy.  


    Good luck and don’t forget your calculators!


    Sincerely,

    Mr. Collins & Ms. Zheng


    To find the event timeline, click Math Team Tryout Letter 

    Geometry AfterSchool Program-8th grade only

    Dear Parents of 8th Grade Students,

     

    Your child is invited to attend the Geometry High School Prep Class  being offered at Russell Sage each week from October 17- May 22, 2023.  This course will provide students preparation for entering 9th Grade High School Geometry class in the fall of 2023. **Students must complete course work and pass the June 2023 Algebra I Regents.** The class will include high level instruction in a format that is easy to understand without the pressure of a regents class at the end of the year.  Topics include Formal/Informal Proofs, the study of circles and other polygons, transformations and study of logic.  The class will be assisted by members of the Stuyvesant High School Math Team. 


    Registration opens: October 3rd, 2022 at 6 PM  -  FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!

    Dates: October 17 - May 22, 2023 *class will not run on days school is closed*

    Instructor: Mr. Collins

    Location: Rm. 330

    Materials: Textbooks and materials will be provided by Sage. Bring pen, pencil & paper

    Price: Suggested donation to PTA of $75. 


    *** There is a LIMIT of 35 students ***

    ***  FIRST COME FIRST SERVE***

    *** Registration opens on October 3rd,  2022 at 6PM ***

    Register here 

    ***YOU WILL RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION by October 16,2022

    Once the seats are filled, the registration form will be closed. 

    Call to Action

    Students Wanted !

    CALLING ALL CHANGE AGENTS TO JOIN THE THIRD ANNUAL STUDENT LED DISCUSSION GROUP CALL TO ACTION. THE RUSSELL SAGE CALL TO ACTION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IS A PLACE WHERE SAGE STUDENTS CAN ENGAGE IN INCLUSIVE, CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRENT EVENTS ISSUES.  AS PART OF THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS WILL CONDUCT RESEARCH, ENGAGE IN SENSITIVE TOPICS AND DISCUSSIONS IN A SAFE SPACE. 


    WE WILL MEET ON FRIDAYS IN ROOM 152  STARTING OCTOBER 21, 2022

    No need to sign up to participate. Come to room 152. 


    Bring your analytical thoughts and be prepared to share in a safe space. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Ebony (ecochran2@schools.nyc.gov) or Ms. Johnson( njohnson18@schools.nyc.gov) . 


    “BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”

    Mahatma Gandhi

    Strings Clubs 

    Strings Club meets Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm, in room 242 (library).  The first day is October 18.

    Students will learn to play violin, viola, cello, bass and maybe guitar or keyboard.  Students who already know how to play an instrument are encouraged to join!  The teacher is Ms. Wright.


    Beginner Orchestra Club – jkqtbja 

    First day – Wednesday, October 19 

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass. 

    Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00pm 

    For students who have never played a bowed string instrument before.  Students in orchestra class, or students not in orchestra classes are invited.  Join the classroom for more information. 

     

    Honors Orchestra Club - jawy3hy 

    First day – Tuesday, October 18 

    Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.   

    Tuesdays, 2:30-3:00pm 

    For students who have learned to play a bowed string instrument before.  All levels may join.  Students in orchestra class, or students not in orchestra classes are invited.  Join the classroom for more information. 

     

    Guitar & Ukulele Club - hq5hcfi 

    First Day – Thursday, October 20 

    Guitar, Ukulele.  Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm 

    For students who want to learn how to play guitar or ukulele.  Students who have never played, or already know how to play - all levels may join.  Join the classroom for more information. 


    Registration Form Link:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz24YJcOJuwo-xqy0lY75OiEGJjcjaSBuVxy_elJQCNCl1CQ/viewform

     

    Community Afterschool/Weekend Programs

    Girls’ Swimming Program:

    Please send inquiries to Coach Samantha via TriMSwimTeam@gmail.com and indicate "Girls Team" on the subject line of your email.

    the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s College Fair 

    In-person Teen Event: College Fair

    Saturday, October 1 | 11:00am–2:00pm ET

    It’s never too early to think about college! Calling all teens and college ready youth to spend the day with us chatting with college/university representatives near and far. Participants will hear from speakers about the journey to higher learning, and are encouraged to attend informative workshops on scholarships, college readiness and more. After the program, participants are free to enjoy the Museum complex for the rest of the day. 


    Teens/youth under the age of 16 must attend with an adult chaperone.

    We welcome all to bring their family and friends! 

    All teen/youth programs are FREE with

    advance registration. Please feel free to share these events with others!

    Register here

     

    Heyman Family Programs at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for free onsite programs/activities.

    Explore This! Latin American Artists

    Sat, Sep 24, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

    Bring your family and discover the artwork of contemporary artists from Brazil, Colombia, and El Salvador through drawing, movement activities, and games. Choose the artworks and activities that interest your family and move at your own pace. Activity prompts are available in English and Spanish. Recommended for kids ages six and up.

    TheHeyman Family Art Lab 

    Fridays-Sundays from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    In this drop-in space, kids and adults can draw, work with wire,

    design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more. All ages are welcome. Free with museum admission.

    Subscribe to our Family Programs e-newsletter at moma.org/enews

    Commonpoint Queens Program. See flyers:

    • Date to be announced : 
    • Start of SHSAT Registration and Testing Date
    • Start of High School Application
    • High School Information can be found: 

     

     

       **** Application is not open yet. However,  HS DIRECTORY is available for families to start their reseach.  Requirements will update their admission

    Communication Sheet

    Your concerns can be addressed to staff as follows: 

     

    JHS 190 RUSSELL SAGE - ORGANIZATION SHEET- 2022-2023

     
     

    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 - 

    -Daily Attendance (absence & or lateness)

     

    Teacher

    Individual to Student - See Staff Directory

    in our website or Staff email list.

    -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

     

    School Aide

    Ms. Palandro Ms. Maria

    Distributed during student lunch / main office ext. 0

    -Metro Cards - Ms. Palandro -Working Papers - Ms. Maria

     
     

    Ms. Brianna

    Distributed during student lunch / main office ext. 0

    - Student ID Card

     

    Nurse

    Mr. Tabaku

    atabaku@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1541

    -Student medical documentation

     
     

    Secretary

    Ms. Gabby

    GLoiacono@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1482

    -CAASS -Student Registration

     
     

    Parent Coordinator

    Ms. Obata

    sobata@schools.nyc.gov / ext.1561

    -Parent Workshops -PTA /SLT Assitance -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 / 1403

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

     

    Guidance - Grade 7

    Ms. Goldstein

    mgoldstein5@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1402

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

     

    Guidance - Grade 8

    Ms. Ebony

    ecochran2@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1522

    -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. 1523

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

     
               

    THIRD

    Assistant Principal - Grade 6

    Ms. Malizia

    lmalizia@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 3061

    -Concerns regarding ELA and Social Studies teachers -Grade 6 Questions/Concerns/Events -Student / Teacher Issues for Grade 6 students

     

    SPEAK TO GRADE LEVEL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    Assistant Principal - Grade 7

    Ms. Aulicino

    jaulicino@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 3234

    -Concerns regarding World Language and ENL teachers -Grade 7 Questions/Concerns/Events -Student / Teacher Issues for Grade 7 students

     

    Assistant Principal - Grade 8

    Ms. Meneses

    cmeneses2@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 2071 / 2072

    -Concerns regarding Math and Science teachers -Grade 8 Questions/Concerns/Events -Student / Teacher Issues for Grade 8 students. -CAASS

     
     

    Assistant Principal

    Ms. Monahan

    smonaha@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1061

    -Concerns regarding Special Education, Talent, PE, Safety

     
               

    Staff Email 

     

    First name

    Last name

    EMAIL

    Department

     

    First name

    Last name

    EMAIL

    Department

    Peris

    Alban

    PAlban@schools.nyc.gov

    Student Support

     

    Emma

    Kadin

    EKadin@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

    Perscilla

    Allen

    pallen10@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

     

    Jean

    Kim

    JKim24@schools.nyc.gov

    ENL

    Nicholas

    Amster

    namster2@schools.nyc.gov

    World Language

     

    Belle

    Ku

    BKu@schools.nyc.gov

    Related Services

    Sarah

    Anwar

    SAnwar2@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Katherine

    Kurre

    kkurre@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

    Anait

    Arabachian

    AArabachian@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

     

    Emely

    Ledesma

    ELedesma@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

    Josephine

    Aulicino

    JAulicino@schools.nyc.gov

    Administration

     

    Joy

    Loew

    JLoew@schools.nyc.gov

    Related Services

    Joe

    Austin

    JAustin5@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

     

    Hannah

    Matatyaho

    hmatatyaho@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Sara

    BaezRodriguez

    SBaezRodriguez@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

     

    Bianca

    Megaro

    bmegaro@schools.nyc.gov

    Talent

    John

    Baglione

    JBaglione@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Caroline

    Meneses

    CMeneses2@schools.nyc.gov

    Administration

    Steven

    Bates

    SBates@schools.nyc.gov

    Physical Education

     

    Tomasz

    Michalowicz

    TMichal@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

    Elise

    Biggs

    EBiggs@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

     

    Susan

    Monahan

    SMonaha@schools.nyc.gov

    Administration

    Alyssa

    Berlavski

    aberlavski@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

     

    Annarita

    Napolitano

    ANapolitano2@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

    Joseph

    Botta

    jbotta3@schools.nyc.gov

    Student Support

     

    Daryl

    Narain

    DNarain@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

    Houda

    Boujida

    hboujida2@schools.nyc.gov

    Science

     

    Kristen

    Noy

    KNoy@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

    Cherie

    Buehre

    CBuehre@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

     

    Shoko

    Obata

    SObata@schools.nyc.gov

    Administration

    Vincent

    Candela

    VCandela@schools.nyc.gov

    Physical Education

     

    Scott

    Opell

    SOpell@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Ebony

    Cochran

    ECochran2@schools.nyc.gov

    Student Support

     

    Joseline

    Ortega

    jortega23@schools.nyc.gov

    World Language

    Denise

    Collin

    DCollin4@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

     

    Elizabeth

    Payen

    epayen@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

    William

    Collins

    WCollin@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

     

    Frajan

    Payne

    FPayne@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Iris

    Colome Del Rio

    IColomedelrio@schools.nyc.gov

    Student Support

     

    Milton

    Pon

    mpon@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

    Michelle

    Colon

    MColon36@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

     

    Julia

    Ramirez

    JRamirez25@schools.nyc.gov

    World Language

    Myriam

    Cruz Morante

    MCruzmorante@schools.nyc.gov

    World Language

     

    Mary

    Randolph

    MRandolph2@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

    Jacqueline

    Datorre

    JDatorre@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Kaitlin

    Rees

    krees100@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

    Hannah

    Dolan

    HDolan@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

     

    Ana

    Restrepo

    ARestrepo2@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Rose

    Destefano

    RDestefano3@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Anna

    Rizzo

    arizzo17@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

    Alexis

    Egan

    aegan5@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Taryn

    Rosenberg

    TRosenberg4@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Joanna

    Feliz

    JFeliz4@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

     

    Avram

    Rosner

    ARosner@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

    Steven

    Gaffan

    SGaffan2@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

     

    Andrea

    Rothbort

    ARothbort@schools.nyc.gov

    Related Services

    John

    Gavilanes

    JGavilanes@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Michael

    Royer

    MRoyer@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

    Jenelle

    Gilkes

    JGilkes@schools.nyc.gov

    Talent

     

    Christophe

    Ruffus

    CRuffus@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Colleen

    Glenn

    CGlenn@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

     

    Amie

    Ruiz

    ARuiz28@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

    Melissa

    Goldstein

    MGoldstein5@schools.nyc.gov

    Student Support

     

    Brandon

    Swartz

    bswartz@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

    Olga

    Gomez

    OGomez@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Carol

    Tong

    CTong2@schools.nyc.gov

    ENL

    John

    Greggo

    JGreggo@schools.nyc.gov

    Administration

     

    Theodora

    Tsourovakas

    TTsourovakas@schools.nyc.gov

    Social Studies

    Adriana

    Grzywacz

    -zastaw

    AGrzywaczZastaw2@schools.nyc.gov

    Talent

     

    Tamara

    Vogel

    TVogel@schools.nyc.gov

    ELA

    Nirmala

    Hiralal

    NHiralal@schools.nyc.gov

    Related Services

     

    Xiaolei

    Wang

    XWang13@schools.nyc.gov

    Talent

    Enmei

    He

    ehe3@schools.nyc.gov

    World Language

     

    Caren

    Wright-shilling

    CWrightShilling@schools.nyc.gov

    Talent

    Nina

    Johnson

    NJohnson18@schools.nyc.gov

    Special Education

     

    Bajes

    Zeideia

    BZeideia@schools.nyc.gov

    Physical Education

             

    Elise

    Zeitlin

    ezeitli@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

             

    Xiaoyan

    Zheng

    xzheng6@schools.nyc.gov

    Math

     

    Parent Workshop 

    • Presentation is now posted on our website:https://www.russellsagems.org/
    • Coming Soon! Parent Workshop- High School information presented by Ms. Ebony and Forest High School Guidance counselor, Ms. Feldman.

     

    Staff Office hours & Extra Activities 

    Teachers office hours are available for students to receive extra support and participates following activities: 

    • Extra Help by Department ( Find locations below)
    • Board Games ( Room 152)
    • Library (Room 254)
    • Weight Training ( Basement next to Cafeteria) 
    • Yoga & Morning Meditation ( Auditorium) 
    • Intramural Basketball (Gym)

     

    For Parents/Guardians: Teachers are available for families to discuss students’ progress / their concerns during AM / PM Parent Outreach hours. 

    2022-2023 TEACHER OFFICE HOURS

    MORNING - 7:30 - 8:00 am

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    1st Floor:Buehre & Gomez

    2nd Floor:Amster & Ortega

    3rd Floor:Ledesma

    1st Floor:Beauzil & Gomez

    2nd Floor:Allen & Ortega 

    3rd Floor:Ledesma

    1st Floor:Buehre & Rees

    2nd Floor:Allen & Ortega 

    3rd Floor: Ledesma

    1st Floor:Beauzil & Buehre

    2nd Floor:Amster

    3rd Floor:Rees

    1st Floor:Beauzil & Gomez

    2nd Floor:Allen & Amster

    3rd Floor: Ledesma & Rees

    Cafe - Breakfast


    Board Games - Rm. 152

    Austin & Ramirez

    Library Open Access

    Wright

    Weight Training-Rm.WR

    Bates 

    Yoga & Morning Med.

    Tong

    Cafe - Breakfast


    Board Games - Rm. 152

    Austin & Ramirez

    Library Open Access

    Wright

    Weight Training-Rm.WR

    Gaffan

    Yoga & Morning Med.

    Tong

    Cafe - Breakfast


    Board Games - Rm. 152

    Ramirez

    Library Open Access

    Wright

    Weight Training-Rm.WR

    Bates

    Yoga & Morning Med.

    Destefano & Tong

    Intramural Basketball

    Gavilanes

    Cafe - Breakfast


    Board Games - Rm. 152

    Ramirez & Noy

    Library Open Access

    Wright

    Weight Training-Rm.WR

    Gaffan

    Yoga & Morning Med.

    Destefano

    Intramural Basketball

    Gavilanes

    Cafe - Breakfast


    Board Games - Rm. 152

    Austin & Noy 

    Weight Training-Rm.WR

    Bates, Gaffan & Vogel

    Yoga & Morning Med.

    Destefano 

    Intramural Basketball

    Gavilanes

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    7-Egan-Rm 301

    8-Rosner-Rm.230

    ENL:

    Kim-Rm.342A

    Math:

    6-Gavilanes-Rm.105

    7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

    8-Restrepo-Rm.323

    8-Rizzo-Rm.323

    Science:

    6-Allen-Rm.103

    7-Beauzil-Rm. 254

    8-Biggs-Rm.329

    Science Lab Support

    8-Boujida-Rm.315

    Social Studies:

    7-Opell-Rm.350

    8-Johnson-Rm.340

    Talent:

    Megaro-Rm.305

    Zastawny-Rm.B68

    World Language:

    Spanish-Ramirez Rm.209

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6-Rees-Rm.130

    8-Rosner-Rm.230

    ENL:

    Kim-Rm.342A

    Math:

    6-Buehre-Rm.101

    7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

    8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

    8-Rizzo-Rm.323

    Science:

    6-Kadin-Rm.143

    8-Destefano-Rm.328

    8-Boujida-Rm.315

    Science Lab Support

    8-Biggs-Rm.329

    Social Studies:

    7-Napolitano-Rm343

    8-Pon - Rm. 241

    Talent:

    Megaro - Rm.305

    Wang - Rm.307

    Zastawny - Rm.B68

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    7-Baglione-Rm. 243B

    8-Rosner-Rm.230

    ENL:

    Kim-Rm.342A

    Math:

    7-Anwar-Rm. 220

    8-Michalowicz-Rm 331

    Science:

    6-Kadin-Rm.143

    8-Biggs-Rm.329

    Science Lab Support:

    Social Studies:

    7-Gaffan-Rm.211

    7-Egan-Rm 301

    8-Pon-Rm.241

    Talent:

    Wang-Rm.307

    Zastawny-Rm.B68

    World Language:

    Amster-Spanish-

    Rm. 202

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    7-8-Austin-Rm. 240

    ENL:

    Tong-Rm.342B

    Math:

    6-Gomez-Rm.102

    7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

    8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

    8-Rizzo-Rm.323

    Science:

    6-Kadin-Rm.143

    8-Biggs-Rm.329

    Science Lab Support

    8-Boujida-Rm.315

    Social Studies:

    7-Egan-Rm 301

    8-Pon-Rm.241

    Talent:

    Wang-Rm.307

    Zastawny-Rm.B68

    World Language:

    Spanish-Ortega-

    Rm.204

    P.E.: Bates - Rm. Gym

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6 - Dolan-Rm 141A

    7-Egan-Rm 301

    8-Rosner-Rm.230

    ENL:

    Kim-Rm.342A

    Math:

    7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

    8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

    8-Rizzo-Rm.323

    Science:

    7-8-Payne-Rm.254

    Science Lab Support

    6-Kadin-Rm 143

    8-Boujida-Rm 315

    Social Studies:

    6-Datorre-Rm.128

    8-Pon-Rm.241

    Talent:

    Megaro-Rm.305

    Wang-Rm.307

    Parent Outreach

    Anwar

    Destefano

    Gaffan

    Kadin

    Michalowicz

    Pon

    Rees

    Wang

    Parent Outreach:

    Amster

    Bates

    Egan

    Gavilanes

    Opell

    Restrepo

    Parent Outreach:

    Austin

    Beauzil

    Boujida

    Gomez

    Megaro

    Payne

    Rizzo

    Zeitlin

    Parent Outreach:

    Baglione

    Datorre

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Megaro

    Rosner

    Allen

    Parent Outreach:

    Biggs

    Buehre

    Ortega

    Tong

    Napolitano

    Ramirez

    Wright

    Zastawny

     

    AFTERNOON - 2:20 - 2:50 pm

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    Weight Training Rm. Weight Room

    Zeideia

    Weight Training - Rm. Weight Room

    Zeideia

    Broadway Junior  Rm. 141A - 

    Dolan

    Weight Training Rm.Weight Room Zeideia

       

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6-Dolan-Rm.141A

    6-Rees-Rm.130

    7-Noy-Rm.302

    7-Kurre-Rm.318

    8-Vogel-Rm.320

    Math:

    6-Rosenberg-Rm.243A

    7-Randolph-Rm.218

    Science:

    6/7-Ruffus-Rm.228

    7-Baez-Rm. 250

    Social Studies:

    6-Collin-Rm.118

    8-Payen-Rm.341

    World Language:

    Spanish-Morante-Rm.201

    PE:

    Candela-Rm.WeightRoom

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6-Rees-Rm.130

    6-Colon-Rm. 104

    7-Glenn-Rm.301

    7-Kurre-Rm.318

    8-Vogel-Rm.320

    Math:

    6-Rosenberg-Rm.243A

    7-Randolph-Rm.218

    Science:

    6/7-Ruffus-Rm.228

    7-BaezRodriguez-Rm. 250

    Social Studies:

    6-Collin-Rm.118

    8-Payen-Rm.341

    World Language:

    Spanish-Morante-Rm.201

    PE:

    Candela-Rm.WeightRoom

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6-Rees-Rm.130

    6-Ruiz-Rm.141A

    7-Glenn-Rm.301

    7-Noy-Rm.302

    Math:

    6-Royer-Rm.102

    7-Randolph-Rm.218

    7-Zheng-Rm.330

    8-Collins-Rm.330

    Science:

    8-Narain-Rm.317

    Social Studies:

    6-Collin-Rm.118

    6-Swartz-Rm.120

    8-Arabachian-Rm. 340

    World Language:

    Mandarin-He-Rm.103

    PE:

    Candela Rm.Weight Room

    Talent:
    Gilkes - Rm.311

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6-Colon-Rm. 104

    6-Ruiz-Rm.141A

    7-Glenn-Rm.301

    7-Kurre-Rm.318

    Math:

    6-Royer-Rm.102

    7-Zheng-Rm.330

    8-Collins-Rm.330

    Science:

    7-Baez-Rm. 250

    8-Narain-Rm.317

    Social Studies:

    6-Swartz-Rm.120

    8-Arabachian-Rm. 340

    8-Payen-Rm.341

    World Language:

    Spanish-Morante-Rm.201

    Mandarin - He Rm.103

    Talent:
    Gilkes - Rm.311

    Student Extra Help:

    ELA:

    6-Colon-Rm. 104

    6-Ruiz-Rm.141A

    7-Kurre-Rm.318

    Math:

    6-Royer-Rm.102

    6-Rosenberg- Rm.243A

    7-Zheng-Rm.330

    8-Collins-Rm.330

    Science:

    6/7-Ruffus-Rm.228

    8-Narain-Rm.317

    Social Studies:

    6-Swartz-Rm.120

    8-Arabachian-Rm. 340

    World Language:

    Mandarin - He- Rm.103

    Talent:
    Gilkes - Rm.311

     

    Device Support

    If parents / guardians would like to request a device for their child or if students are currently in possession of a DOE-issued device but it needs a repair,  please fill out this request form

     

    Students can pick up an iPad in Room 205 on Wednesday or Thursday ONLY during 4th period.  This form must be submitted in advance by a guardian.

     

    If your DOE-issued device  does not come with Keyboard,  you can also submit this form to request a new case

    .  

     If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Obata - email at sobata@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-830-4970 ext. 1561

    To learn about the school device, visit DOE Website : https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learning/digital-learning/ipads-and-laptops/your-doe-loaned-ipad-or-laptop 


    Submit : Device Support Request 

     

    NYCstudents.net: Password Reset Option

    There are three different ways you can reset your DOE students account password:

    1. Reset it yourself through the Student Self-Service tool.

     To use https://selfservice.schools.nyc/ , you must have created a PIN or set up security questions. 

    1. Ask your parent/ guardian to reset it through NYCSA.

    . If parents /guardians  don’t have a NYCSA account, set up today. Contact Mrs. Obata to request an account creation code. 

    1. Ask your grade guidance counselor to reset password. 

     

    Gym Uniform- Order online

     

    To purchase Gym Uniform, visit Visit WWW.SMOOTHUSA.COM/JHS190Q .

    Next window closes on October 19th.



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    Parent workshop - NYC Schools Account / High School Updates

    Coming Soon! 

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  • June Newsletter

    Open the original June newsletter here

    Principal’s Address

    Dear Sage Owls,

    We started this school year  with such trepidation!  As the school year progressed and with the systems we had in place to welcome students back into the building we’ve had an AMAZING school year!  Please take a moment to review all the newsletters from this year!  Of course none of it could have happened without our heroic Sage staff!  Thank you assistant principals, teachers, guidance counselors, paraprofessionals, school aides, cafeteria staff, custodial staff and school safety agents! 

    There is so much to celebrate over the 2021-2022 school year!  From starting the year painting a mural in our school yard to marching in the Forest Hills Memorial Day parade, our Sage students persevered and now shine even brighter!  Thank you Sage Owls for a year none of us will ever forget!

    To our rising 6th and 7th graders we’ll see you in September!  To our graduating 8th graders…Congratulations!

    Have a stupendous summer everyone!

    Sincerely,

    John Greggo

    School/Community Calendar 

    • June 2 -  D28 CEC Meeting at 6:30 pm 
    • June 2 -  Matilda presented by JHS190 Broadway Jr. 7 PM
    • June 1st - Regents Exam - US History *** Canceled ***
    • June 6 - NJHS / Award Ceremony for Grade 8 
    • June 7 - Students do not attend - Clerical day 
    • June 7 - Senior Prom 4-8 PM 
    • June 8 - NJHS for 6th & 7th grade 
    • June 8 - SLT Meeting  4PM Join the zoom meeting *** https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82617650053?pwd=aVB2ZGxtemllYmZuR0NNaFZ1S09Qdz09Meeting ID: 826 1765 0053Passcode: 491349
    • June 9 - Anniversary Day : Students do not attend
    • June 14 - PTA Executive board meeting 9:30 AM
    • June 14 - 8th Grade Graduation 7-9 PM  - St. John’s University
    • June 15 - Regents Exam : Living Environment 
    • June 16 - Regents Exam : Algebra I 
    • June  15 - School Safety Meeting
    • June 20 - School Closed 
    • June 21 - Regents exam : World Language Proficiency
    • June 21  - PTA General Membership Meeting  
    • June 22  - Field Day for 8th graders
    •  June 27 - Last day of school / Final Report Cards distributed
    • June 29 -  Orientation for incoming families. 9 AM & 6 PM 
    • July 5  -   First day of Summer Rising 
    • August - Last day of Summer Rising 
    • September - First day of school

    ***The 2022–23 DOE school year calendar is now available! 

    Visit DOE Website https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/2022-2023-school-year-calendar/

     

    June  2022

     

    Sun

    Mon

    Tue

    Wed

    Thu

    Fri

    Sat

         

    1 

    2 

    D28 CEC Meeting 6:30 PM 

    3 

    4 

    5 

    6 

    NJHS/Award Ceremony

    Grade 8

    7 

    -Clerical Day

    Students do not attend

    -Senior Prom

    8 

    NJHS Ceremony Grade 6&7


    SLT Meeting 7:45 am

    9 

    Anniversary Day- Students do not attend

    10 

    11 

    12 

    13 

    14 

    -PTA exec. Board meeting 9:30 AM

    -Parent Workshop “Goal Setting”

    6PM  

    8th Grade Graduation 7-9 PM

    15 

    Living Environment Regents Exam (G8)

    16 

    Algebra I Regents Exam(G8)

    17 

    18 

    19 

    20 

    Juneteenth (observed), schools closed

    21 

    -World Language Proficiency Exam (G8)

    -PTA Meeting 7PM

    22 

    G8 Field Day

    23 

    24 

    25 

    26 

    27 

    Last day of School 


    Report Card distributed

    28 

    29 

    Orientation for incoming families 

    9AM & 6PM 

    30 

    Summer Rising 

    Starts on July 5th

    SUBJECT FOCUS 

    ELA

    Grade 6 

    6th Grade ELA: Our 6th graders are embarking on their Hero's Journey Unit. They will identify what a hero is and how most stories follow the Hero's Journey plot line. They are continuing to read Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief while making connections between the Hero's Journey Unit and the novel. Students are using their context clue skills to identify and define new words they come across to increase their vocabulary. We are so proud of our 6th graders and the hard work they put in all year!

    Grade 7 

    For the month of June, seventh grade will finish reading the novel,  A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Students will participate in discussions where they make connections to different refugee experiences.  Students will also participate in literature circles. 

    Grade 8 

    As we embark on the final month of the school year, 8th Grade ELA students are focusing on the "Finding Your Path" Unit. 

    In this unit, students will explore the teenage years as a unique stage of life between childhood and adulthood. They will read and analyze multiple texts in order to help them gain a clearer understanding of their teen years and to further assist them in answering the units essential question: 

    "How do your teenage years prepare you for adulthood?"

    At the end of the unit, they will have the opportunity to write an argument about the impact of technology on teen friendships. 

    The process will include  applying the criteria for argument writing and all steps of the essay writing process including: 

    Analyzing texts

    Gathering information 

    Conferencing with peers  

    Drafting 

    Editing  

    Publishing 

    WORLD LANGUAGE

    Grade 8

    FRENCH: 

    8th Grade French students will continue reviewing for Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Proficiency Exam on June 21st. In addition to grammar and key vocabulary terms, students will practice listening, reading, and writing parts based on previous tests. French students will also conclude their year with an analysis of French comedies. Students will also create their own skit based on their favorite historical character. Our resident historian will conclude the year with a presentation in French on the Cold War and connections to today.

    SPANISH:

    Our students in 8th Grade Spanish are in the midst of participating in the Speaking Portion of the Second Language Proficiency Exam. For this section, students are expected to have four (4) brief conversations with their teacher on a predetermined topic to demonstrate mastery of conversational skills and New York State Standards of speaking a second (or third) language. The end of this month, students have the option to take the rest of the Second Language Proficiency Exam which includes a listening section, a reading section, and a writing section. To prepare for this, students are working on various final projects to demonstrate mastery of vocabulary and grammar. Examples include creating "mini lessons" as if they were to teach a topic to their peers as teacher for the day, role play scenarios based on previous units, and study guides to support their peers. Students will also have the opportunity to take practice exams as a way to prepare so that they know what they are expecting during the exam. Our native speaking students have the option to complete literary analyses of Spanish texts such as Spanish poetry books, Spanish folklore, and Harry Potter.

    Grade 7

     

    FRENCH:

    7th Grade French students will continue to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French as we finish our unit on ordering and eating at a café. Students will be competing in "Restaurant Wars" during which they will create a restaurant concept, design, and menu. This will be our culminating project for the unit. We will end the year synthesizing all the grammar and vocabulary we have learned this year.

     

    SPANISH:  

    In June we will continue with The Family/House Unit. Students will continue to compare perspectives and family structures across cultures.  We will interpret short texts and listen to bloggers throughout Spanish-speaking countries.   We will describe our homes, routines and activities that bring us together as a family.  Students will exchange information about the responsibilities of family members in the home (chores).  We will also discuss the importance of communicating problems with our families and how to give advice (verb deber).  There will be a summative assessment and a culminating project at the end of the Unit.  

     

    Grammar/Vocabulary; Noun/adjective agreement (number and gender), possessive adjectives, prepositions, verbs poner and deber.

     

    MANDARIN:

    7th grade Mandarin students are wrapping up the Hobby Unit. They have completed the writing assignment in which students write a reply letter to their friends and talk about their hobbies and what they do on weekends. In June, students will build the vocabulary of vegetables and fruits. By learning the comparative and the superlative adverbs, students will be able to ask and answer questions about their dietary habits. Additionally, students will watch the dragon boat race videos and experience the traditional celebration activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.

    Grade 6

    SPANISH :

    For the following weeks the students will be working in two projects during the period classes.

    First project is called " Las Vacaciones " (vacations) the students can express what they would like to do this summer. They can talk about places to visit, relatives to visit and activities with their families or friends  like going to the pool, barbecues, hiking, going to the beach, etc.

    Next project is called "Libro de Recuerdos año 2021-2022" (Memory Book School 2021-2022). They can write about events to remember of this school year and something they will miss a lot, their favorite books, classes, friends, etc.

    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 are all around us. Students will continue to learn more Latin vocabulary and expressions. We will also be reading Latin texts to learn how to use context clues, vocabulary, English cognates, and inferences to comprehend what we are reading. As always, we will continue to examine English derivatives from Latin words in order to build our English vocabulary. We will be ending the year with some engaging and interesting creative projects such as Museum Day arts and crafts and some creative mythological writing!

    MANDARIN:

    In June, 6th grade Mandarin students will start the Time Unit. Students will review the Chinese number system and learn time words that are frequently used in daily time expressions. By developing the time vocabulary and grammar patterns, students will be able to say the time in both formal and informal styles, how to ask basic time-related questions, and use the time to talk about their past, present, and future life in the target language.

     ASL:

    6th Grade ASL: Our 6th graders are working diligently on signing full sentences in ASL. They are to begin their final ASL project this marking period as mentioned in the previous newsletter. Students will pick a song approved by the teacher and they will work on learning to interpret the song from spoken English to ASL. Students will then have the option of preforming the signed song in front of the class or record themselves signing the song and submitting it to Ms. Ruiz. Students will also learn some summer signs that can be utilized over the summer break!

    ENL

    In June we celebrate English Language Learners' progress and wins with a unit focused on identity. The unit is an affirmation of identities to enable them to invest the many colors of their identities in preparation to be leaders of the future. Together, we will explore the multimodal narratives highlighting the cultural knowledge and language abilities of our multilingual learners. Students will choose their preferred form of creative expression in a culminating project. This may include but not limited to poem, prose, PowerPoint presentation, song, video and skit. Together we will celebrate the year in by showcasing and recommitting to the single stories toward a collaborative narrative of great learning and success!

     

    The English as a New Language department has one final Multilingual English Language Learners’ Parent Meetings. Please join us as we discuss important information and ways to prepare our students for the upcoming 2022-2023 year. Your attendance is highly encouraged as we share how you can prevent your child/children academic slide during the summer and jumpstart them for the next academic year. 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:

     

    Last Meeting - Wednesday, 6/1 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Register in advance for this meeting:

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

     

    Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Fourth ML/ELL Parent Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

    Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Fourth ML/ELL Parent Meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

    us02web.zoom.us

     

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

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

     

     

    MATH

    During the month of June our students will be learning about:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
        • Statistics → measures of center, measures of variation, mean absolute deviation, histograms, box plots, dot plot. 
        • Statistic Project
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
        • Calculating and identifying slope from a table, graph, and equation
        • Determining the slope and y-intercept for linear relationships - both proportional and non-proportional
        • Graphing linear relationships using slope and y-intercept
        • Solving equations with variables on both sides of the equals sign
        • Solving multi-step equations
        • Solving equations with one, infinite, and no solutions
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
    • Measures of Center
    • Measures of Spread
    • Statistical Displays (Box and Whisker, dot plots, histograms, etc)
    • 2-way frequency tables
    • Graphing Piecewise Functions
    • REGENTS REVIEW 

    IMPORTANT DATES:  **INFORMATION WILL BE SENT VIA PUPILPATH**

    NYS Algebra I Regents (Grade 8): June 16, 2022 @ 8:30 AM 

     

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

    The Physical Education department is heating up this Month as students are highly encouraged to wear the PE Uniforms during PE days. We are in full swing for Soccer tournaments and flag football tournaments inside the gymnasium. Students have options as we are inviting all students to go outside and join the walking club and participate in school yard fitness activities near the school yard.  The Boy's Baseball Team has won the first round of the playoffs and is entering into later stages of the Queens division finals as the team is finally in mid-season form and hope to keep the dream alive.  The Boys' Basketball team is currently suiting up getting ready for another league until mid-June.  Our Boys Soccer Tournament is in full swing for all levels of soccer skills. Hope everyone has a great summer and hope to see everyone soon.

    SCIENCE

    During the month of June our students will be learning about:

    • 6th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics
        • Measuring Earthquakes
        • Tsunami's
        • If time permits…Introduction to Astronomy
    •  7th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
        • Human body systems - homeostasis
        • Immune system 
        • Digestion
        • Nervous system 
    • 8th​ ​Grade​ ​Topics​
      • Ecology concluding with the impacts that humans have had on their environment
      •  Review all the topics we have covered this year in 8th grade to ensure that students are ready for high school science and regents examinations

    Important Dates: **INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING VIA PUPILPATH**

    NYS Living Environment Regents (Grade 8): June 15, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

    CLASSROOM SPOTLIGHT: Pringle Ringle - Kadin Challenge

    SOCIAL STUDIES 

    Grade 6 

    The 6th grade team moved from Ancient India to Ancient Greece.  While in Greece, we will be studying the architecture, monuments, and temples.  In addition, we will be focusing on the culture, religion, mythology, and philosophers of the Ancient Greeks.  The 6th grade students will be reading various parts and performing Greek plays in class.  Some classes will take a virtual field trip to Ancient Greece and visit many beautiful places.  Their last stop on the virtual field trip is to an Ancient Greek kitchen where the students will be able to make and try tzatziki sauce with pita.  

     

    As always, we incorporate social emotional learning into our daily lessons.  One minute meditation is very popular among the students.  Meditation allows our students to relax and free their mind of stressors which allows them to focus on the topics at hand.  

    Grade 7 

    This June, the 7th grade students will continue their study of the Civil War and look at the Reconstruction Era. Students will examine important historical documents, including The Emancipation Proclamation, The Gettysburg Address, and the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution.

    -7th Grade Social Studies Team

    GRADE 8 

    June is Justice and Pride Month for 8th grade Social Studies students! Students will evaluate achievements of various social and political movements in the United States starting from the 1950s, including the fight for the Equal Rights Amendment, Asian American and Pacific Islander Civil Rights, Supreme Court decisions on anti miscegenation laws and same sex marriage. Students will also analyze how the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s has inspired other groups of people to start fighting for their rights. Some classes will continue working on programs in collaboration with the Justice Resource Center for civic duty and participation. Programs include We the People, MOOT Court and Project Citizen.

    TALENT

    2022-2023 Talent Class

    ***6th and 7th  grade students will be receiving a link in their talent Google drive that will give them an opportunity to rank their talent choice for next year.  All students are encouraged to fill the form out if they wish their choices to be considered when programming for next year.  Please encourage your child to do so.  

    Band   

    Congratulations to all the band students on a wonderful spring concert! All the students worked diligently over the last 5 months to prepare for the concert which took place on May19th. This was our first concert since the Covid pandemic put a pause on our performances and a first Sage outdoor concert! We cannot wait to share our playing with everyone in December again!

     

     

    The Tri-M Music Honor Society was visited by the BRC director Rick Akin who presented the students with a certificate of appreciation for running another successful drive. He also informed the students of how BRC runs and how the donations directly affect the people who live in the shelters. The students collected over 1000 pairs of socks and once again, we wanted to say thank you to all of those families who donated! We truly appreciate your generosity.

     

    The Russell Sage band participated in the Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade on Sunday May 29th. The students marched down Metropolitan Ave and played When the Saints Go Marching In. It was a wonderful community event and we hope to be a part of it every year!

     

     

     

     

    ART

     

    Strings

    Ms. Wright is so proud of the String Orchestra classes, Afterschool String Orchestra Club and Modern Band Club for their awesome performances at the spring concert.  They knocked it out of the park!

     

    Some highlights:

    • Class 633, accompanied by students from class 6A1, performed Jammin by Bob Marley.  
    • Class 6-Blue and String Orchestra Club performed Despacito by Luis Fonsi.  
    • Class 6-Silver performed Twist and Shout by the Beatles.  
    • Class 8-Silver and String Orchestra Club performed Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.  
    • Classes 6A1 and 6S1 collaborated to perform Happy by Pharrell Williams.
    • Modern Band Club performed Believer by Imagine Dragons and Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

    Ms. Wright posted a form to all parents and students, and not only did our school community enjoy the music, but they also said all students were confident, professional looking, well behaved, and talented.  Thanks to all who participated!  Thank you also to Mr. Greggo, Ms. Monahan, Ms. Aulicino, Ms. Meneses, Ms. Malizia, Ms. Criscione and all of the teachers and school staff, and for Tri-M Students for assisting and making the concert possible.

     

    NOTE: Grade 6 and 7 students - Be sure to choose "String Orchestra" as your first choice when the Talent form comes out to have the best chance of continuing to learn your instrument.

     

    Students in 8-Silver are ending the year with independent projects, and 6th grade String Orchestra students are taking part in the Orchestra Karate Challenge from now until mid-June.

     

     

     

    ACADEMIC RECOVERY

    Some classes in Academic Recovery programs are concluding their Project Citizen portfolios. Students have identified an issue in our community and conducted research on possible solutions and alternatives. Students collaborated to create policies per Justice Resource Center guidelines and protocol. Students’ portfolios will be evaluated by program judges. Students will next engage in June Justice and Pride Month curriculum and activities to continue combating social injustice and gain more awareness. 

    2021/22 Academic Recovery Tracker/Newsletter

     LIBRARY 

    SUMMER READING : Studies show that students who do not read over the summer lose valuable ELA skills gained during the previous school year. Reading improves reading and writing skills and builds vocabulary, and also can be lots of fun.   Watch this video for info about Summer Slide: https://youtu.be/KIyk-uq1ogI

    The school’s reading log sheet (see link below) can be printed and used at home to track reading, or can be tracked online using Sora (https://soraapp.com) . Students will be asked to submit the reading log (paper or electronically via Pupilpath or Email) in September to show evidence of reading over the summer, in order to get a surprise.  Deadline: the last school day in September. 

    Recommended reading lists for each grade can be found by following the links at the bottom of the message.  All titles are available in e-book format, as well as in print.

    Also, please consider taking part in Queens Library's Summer Reading program. For more information, follow this link: www.summerreading.org

    Recommended Reading – Entering Grade 6: 

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rnml8_l8KNKVEBR9S03irxQpUqjDZL5L/view?usp=sharing

    Recommended Reading – Entering Grade 7:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ds3ckx0IBvF1Xt_dkZ2EfqfJXW7mFcBk/view?usp=sharing

    Suggested Summer Reading – Entering Grade 8:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DZwxuPQTKoEWShj4cIHMM8FZtlDAE-dT/view?usp=sharing

    Suggested Summer Reading – Entering Grade 9:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19LgpMoNHTwzkVN0I0NwekJOXa5RznDOZ/view?usp=sharing

    Reading Log – Google Forms Version:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19LgpMoNHTwzkVN0I0NwekJOXa5RznDOZ/view?usp=sharing

    Reading Log – Printable:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lBDlZRGISkGALYGzestnLQGunZ7f8ko-/view?usp=sharing

    Happy Reading!

    RESOURCES OF THE MONTH

    Booklist - Mental Health Awareness Month: https://soraapp.com/library/nycschools/curated-1138779/page-1

    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

    Dance Club

    Multicultural Celebration hosted by the Multicultural Club

    Guidance 

    Ms. Del Rio, 6th grade School Counselor: We know school is almost over but let's not forget that we still have to focus and strive academically.

    Parents, I know how hard it’s to be in charge of a household and raise our children. However, one method that  can work for you and it does not take a lot of your time is doing social emotional check-ins before going to bed. For instance, what did you learn today at school ? What were you grateful for today?

    Para mis padres latinos, si necesitan ayuda, por favor mandarme un correo electronico a Icolomedelrio@schools.nyc.gov. Tenemos muchos recursos para ustedes.

    From Mrs. Goldstein, 8th grade counselor:

    Happy June! I am really looking forward to celebrating with everyone at the prom, graduation and field day!

    High school offers will be available the week of June 6 in MySchools.  This includes the offers from the application of 12 choices and LaGuardia High School results (if applicable).  Waiting lists will open at that time, information about the waiting lists can be found here:

    https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enroll-grade-by-grade/high-school/waitlists

    More information will be sent out once we receive the offers.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need assistance, mgoldstein5@schools.nyc.gov.

    From Ms. Ebony, 7th grade counselor: We made it to the end of the school year!!!!  I know it has been a long and emotional year for everyone, but we are almost at the finish line! I am proud of you all and happy to say I am your counselor. I look forward to seeing your wonderful faces next school year. Enjoy your summer and stay focused on your goals. I can be reached at Ecochran2@schools.nyc.gov  

    DEAN’S MESSAGE: 

    CONGRATULATIONS to our 8th grade students and families. Your hard work has paid off. I wish you every success in high school and beyond.

    6th and 7th grade students and families: 

    I look forward to seeing you in September as you move on up to your new grade and  class. I wish you all a restful and safe summer. 

    Parent Teacher Association

    2022-2023 PTA / SLT Election 

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CHILD’S LIFE BY JOINING THE PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD AND THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT)!

    We Need You!!!The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Board and School Leadership Team (SLT) are committed to enhancing the educational experience of the students and the Russell Sage community.  They represent the parent body and allow you to be a voice for the families in your child’s school. We are looking for parents interested in running for thePTAExecutive Board and the SLT of Russell Sage JHS 190.

    You can do it!!!No prior experience is required.  You can make new friends, get to know the parents, teachers, administrators and students, and MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL! Help make next year a great one! join the PTA or SLT and help your community.  We can't do all of the amazing things for the students withoutYOU! 

    We must fill at least the mandatory seats, or the PTA will be dissolved. Let’s start next year off strong!  Please volunteer to join the PTA now to allow for a smooth transition.  The current Board is here to help!  Please check out the attached Election Notification for more information and fill out the Nomination Form using the link below. 

    2022-23PTAand SLT Nomination Form

    Please feel free to contact us at secretarypta190@gmail.com with any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the election at our last PTA General Meeting, Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm via Zoom.

     

    Sincerely,

    Russell SagePTAExecutive Board

    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

    Parent 

    Outreach

    WED

    Student Outreach

    THURS

    Student Outreach

    FRI

    Student Outreach


    MORNING

    7:30 am

     -

    8:00 am

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Teacher

    RM

    Alban 

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    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

    140c

    202

    220

    240

    243B

    107

    254

    329

    315

    101

    128

    328

    209

    211

    341

    342A

    307

    345

    204

    331

    343

    350

    329

    301

    243A

    102

    345

    230

    128

    103

    342A

    209

    323

    B68

    220

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Gaffan

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Michalowicz

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne. F

    Ramirez

    Restrepo

    Rizzo

    Rothbort

    Rosner

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    140c

    202

    220

    240

    243B

    107

    254

    329

    315

    101

    128

    328

    211

    341

    342A

    307

    345

    204

    331

    343

    350

    329

    301

    243A

    102

    345

    230

    128

    103

    342A

    209

    323

    B68

    220

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Gaffan

    Gomez

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Michalowicz

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne. F

    Ramirez

    Restrepo

    Rizzo

    Rosner

    Rothbort

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    140c

    202

    220

    240

    243B

    107

    254

    329

    315

    101

    128

    328

    211

    141B

    341

    342A

    307

    345

    204

    331

    343

    350

    329

    301

    243A

    102

    230

    345

    128

    103

    342A

    209

    323

    B68

    220

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Dolan

    Gaffan

    Gomez

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Michalowicz

    Napolitano

    Opell

    Payne.F

    Ramirez

    Restrepo

    Rizzo

    Rosner

    Rothbort

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeitlin

    140c

    202

    220

    240

    243B

    107

    254

    329

    315

    101

    128

    328

    141A

    211

    141B

    341

    342A

    307

    345

    204

    331

    343

    350

    329

    301

    243A

    102

    230

    345

    128

    103

    342A

    209

    323

    B68

    220

    Alban

    Amster

    Anwar

    Austin

    Baglione

    Bates

    Berlavski

    Biggs

    Boujida

    Buehre

    Datorre

    Destefano

    Dolan

    Egan

    Gaffan

    Johnson

    Kim

    Ledesma

    Loew

    Martinez

    Michalowicz

    Napolitano

    Noy

    Opell

    Payne. F

    Ramirez

    Restrepo

    Rizzo

    Rosner

    Rothbort

    Ruffus

    Ruiz

    Schaefer

    Tong

    Tsourovakas

    Wang

    Zastawny

    Zeideia

    Zeitlin

    140c

    202

    220

    240

    243B

    107

    254

    329

    315

    101

    128

    328

    141A

    209

    211

    341

    342A

    307

    345

    204

    331

    343

    302

    350

    329

    301

    243A

    102

    230

    345

    228

    128

    103

    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

    Staff Organization Sheet

    JHS 190 RUSSELL SAGE - ORGANIZATION SHEET- 2021-2022

     

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

    PROTOCOL

           
     

    Position

    Contact Person

    Contact Email / Extension

    Concern

    FIRST

    2nd Period Teacher

    Individual to Student - See PupilPath

    -Daily Attendance (absence & or lateness)

    Teacher

    Individual to Student - See PupilPath

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

     

    Pupil Accounting

    Ms. Camus

    mcamus@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1483

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

    School Aide

    Ms. Palandro

    Distributed during student lunch / Rm 141 ext. 1413

    -Metro Cards

    Nurse

    Mr. Tabaku

    atabaku@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1541

    -Student medical documentation

     

    Secretary

    Ms. Gabby

    GLoiacono@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 0

    -CAASS -Student ID Cards -Operoo

     

    Parent Coordinator

    Ms. Obata

    sobata@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1561

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

             

    SECOND

    Dean - Grades 6-8

    Dr. Alban

    palban@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1404

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

    SPEAK TO GRADE LEVEL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, DEAN OR SOCIAL WORKER

    Guidance - Grade 6

    Ms. Del Rio

    icolomedelrio@schools.nyc.gov / 3234

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

    Guidance - Grade 7

    Ms. Ebony

    ecochran2@schools.nyc.gov / 1481

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

    Guidance - Grade 8

    Ms. Goldstein

    mgoldstein5@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1402

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

    Social Worker - Grades 6-8

    Mr. Botta

    jbotta3@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1522

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

             

    THIRD

    Assistant Principal - Grade 6

    Ms. Monahan

    smonaha@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 1061

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

    SPEAK TO GRADE LEVEL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    Assistant Principal - Grade 7

    Ms. Meneses

    cmeneses2@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 2071

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

    Assistant Principal - Grade 8

    Ms. Aulicino

    jaulicino@schools.nyc.gov / ext. 3061

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

    Homework Guideline 2021-2022

    Posting of and Length of Homework Assignments 

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

    Long Term Assignments

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

    Submitting Homework

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

    Teacher Review of Homework 

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

    Vacation Policy

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

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

    Religious Holidays

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

    Extenuating Circumstances

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

    Problem Resolution

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

    Escalation Path2021-2022 JHS 190 Organization Sheet 

    JHS190Q
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Calendar

  • PTA Executive Board meeting

    JHS190Q
  • Yom Kippur, schools closed

    JHS190Q
  • Hispanic Heritage School event

    Hispanic Heritage School event

    JHS190Q
  • D28 CEC Meeting

    JHS190Q
  • schools closed-Italian Heritage / Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Italian Heritage / Indigenous Peoples' Day, schools closed

    JHS190Q
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Staff Office Hours

Staff Office hours & Extra Activities 

Teachers office hours are available for students to receive extra support and participates following activities: 

  • Extra Help by Department ( Find locations below)
  • Board Games ( Room 152)
  • Library (Room 254)
  • Weight Training ( Basement next to Cafeteria) 
  • Yoga & Morning Meditation ( Auditorium) 
  • Intramural Basketball (Gym)

 

2022-2023 TEACHER OFFICE HOURS

MORNING - 7:30 - 8:00 am

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

1st Floor:Buehre & Gomez

2nd Floor:Amster & Ortega

3rd Floor:Ledesma

1st Floor:Beauzil & Gomez

2nd Floor:Allen & Ortega 

3rd Floor:Ledesma

1st Floor:Buehre & Rees

2nd Floor:Allen & Ortega

3rd Floor:Ledesma

1st Floor:Beauzil & Buehre

2nd Floor:Amster

3rd Floor:Rees

1st Floor:Beauzil & Gomez

2nd Floor:Allen & Amster

3rd Floor:Ledesma & Rees

Cafeteria-Breakfast


Board Games - Rm. 152

Austin & Ramirez

Library Open Access

Wright

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Bates

Yoga & Morning Med.-Rm.305

Tong

Cafeteria-Breakfast


Board Games - Rm. 152

Austin & Ramirez

Library Open Access

Wright

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Gaffan

Yoga & Morning Med.-Rm.305

Tong

Cafeteria-Breakfast


Board Games - Rm. 152

Ramirez

Library Open Access

Wright

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Bates

Yoga & Morning Med.-Rm.305

Destefano & Tong

Intramural Basketball

Gavilanes

Cafeteria-Breakfast


Board Games - Rm. 152

Ramirez & Noy

Library Open Access

Wright

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Gaffan

Yoga & Morning Med.-Rm.305

Destefano

Intramural Basketball

Gavilanes

Cafeteria-Breakfast


Board Games - Rm. 152

Austin & Noy 

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Bates, Gaffan & Vogel

Yoga & Morning Med.-Rm.305

Destefano 

Intramural Basketball

Gavilanes

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

7-Egan-Rm 323

8-Rosner-Rm.230

ENL:

Kim-Rm.342A

Math:

6-Gavilanes-Rm.105

7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

8-Restrepo-Rm.323

8-Rizzo-Rm.323

Science:

6-Allen-Rm.103

7-Beauzil-Rm. 254

8-Biggs-Rm.329

Science Lab Support

8-Boujida-Rm.315

Social Studies:

7-Opell-Rm.350

8-Johnson-Rm.340

Talent:

Megaro-Rm.305

Zastawny-Rm.B68

World Language:

Spanish-Ramirez-Rm.209

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6-Rees-Rm.130

8-Rosner-Rm.230

ENL:

Kim-Rm.342A

Math:

6-Buehre-Rm.101

7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

8-Rizzo-Rm.323

Science:

6-Kadin-Rm.143

8-Destefano-Rm.328

8-Boujida-Rm.315

Science Lab Support

8-Biggs-Rm.329

Social Studies:

7-Napolitano-Rm.343

8-Pon-Rm.241

Talent:

Megaro-Rm.305

Wang-Rm.307

Zastawny-Rm.B68

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

7-Baglione-Rm. 243B

8-Rosner-Rm.230

ENL:

Kim-Rm.342A

Math:

7-Anwar-Rm. 220

8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

Science:

6-Kadin-Rm.143

8-Biggs-Rm.329

Science Lab Support:

Social Studies:

7-Gaffan-Rm.211

7-Egan-Rm 323

8-Pon-Rm.241

Talent:

Wang-Rm.307

Zastawny-Rm.B68

World Language:

Amster-Spanish-Rm. 202

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

7-8-Austin-Rm. 240

ENL:

Tong-Rm.342B

Math:

6-Royer-Rm.102

6-Gomez-Rm.102

7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

8-Rizzo-Rm.323

Science:

6-Kadin-Rm.143

8-Biggs-Rm.329

Science Lab Support

8-Boujida-Rm.315

Social Studies:

7-Egan-Rm 323

8-Pon-Rm.241

Talent:

Wang-Rm.307

Zastawny-Rm.B68

World Language:

Spanish-Ortega-Rm.204

P.E.: 

Bates-Rm. Gym

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6 - Dolan-Rm 141A

7-Egan-Rm 323

8-Rosner-Rm.230

ENL:

Kim-Rm.342A

Math:

6-Royer-Rm.102

7-Zeitlin-Rm.220

8-Michalowicz-Rm. 331

8-Rizzo-Rm.323

Science:

7-8-Payne-Rm.254

Science Lab Support

6-Kadin-Rm 143

8-Boujida-Rm.315

Social Studies:

6-Datorre-Rm.128

8-Pon-Rm.241

Talent:

Megaro-Rm.305

Wang-Rm.307

Parent Outreach

Anwar

Destefano

Gaffan

Kadin

Michalowicz

Pon

Rees

Wang

Parent Outreach:

Amster

Bates

Egan

Gavilanes

Opell

Restrepo

Parent Outreach:

Austin

Beauzil

Boujida

Gomez

Megaro

Payne

Rizzo

Zeitlin

Parent Outreach:

Baglione

Datorre

Johnson

Kim

Ledesma

Megaro

Rosner

Allen

Parent Outreach:

Biggs

Buehre

Ortega

Tong

Napolitano

Ramirez

Wright

Zastawny

 

AFTERNOON - 2:20 - 2:50 pm

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Zeideia

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Zeideia

Student Government - Rm. 141A

Dolan

Weight Training-Rm.WR

Zeideia

   

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6-Dolan-Rm.141A

6-Rees-Rm.130

7-Noy-Rm.302

7-Kurre-Rm.318

8-Vogel-Rm.320

Math:

6-Rosenberg-Rm.243A

7-Randolph-Rm.218

Science:

6/7-Ruffus-Rm.228

7-Baez-Rm. 250

Social Studies:

6-Collin-Rm.118

8-Payen-Rm.341

World Language:

Spanish-Morante-Rm.201

PE:

Candela-Rm.WeightRoom

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6-Rees-Rm.130

6-Colon-Rm. 104

7-Glenn-Rm.301

7-Kurre-Rm.318

8-Vogel-Rm.320

Math:

6-Rosenberg-Rm.243A

7-Randolph-Rm.218

Science:

6/7-Ruffus-Rm.228

7-BaezRodriguez-Rm. 250

Social Studies:

6-Collin-Rm.118

8-Payen-Rm.341

World Language:

Spanish-Morante-Rm.201

PE:

Candela-Rm.WeightRoom

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6-Rees-Rm.130

6-Ruiz-Rm.141A

7-Glenn-Rm.301

7-Noy-Rm.302

Math:

6-Royer-Rm.102

7-Randolph-Rm.218

7-Zheng-Rm.330

8-Collins-Rm.330

Science:

8-Narain-Rm.317

Social Studies:

6-Collin-Rm.118

6-Swartz-Rm.120

8-Arabachian-Rm. 340

World Language:

Mandarin-He-Rm.103

PE:

Candela-Rm.WeightRoom

Talent:
Gilkes-Rm.311

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6-Colon-Rm. 104

6-Ruiz-Rm.141A

7-Glenn-Rm.301

7-Kurre-Rm.318

Math:

7-Zheng-Rm.330

8-Collins-Rm.330

Science:

7-Baez-Rm. 250

8-Narain-Rm.317

Social Studies:

6-Swartz-Rm.120

8-Arabachian-Rm. 340

8-Payen-Rm.341

World Language:

Spanish-Morante-Rm.201

Mandarin-He-Rm.103

Talent:
Gilkes-Rm.311

Student Extra Help:

ELA:

6-Colon-Rm. 104

6-Ruiz-Rm.141A

7-Kurre-Rm.318

Math:

6-Rosenberg-Rm.243A

7-Zheng-Rm.330

8-Collins-Rm.330

Science:

6/7-Ruffus-Rm.228

8-Narain-Rm.317

Social Studies:

6-Swartz-Rm.120

8-Arabachian-Rm. 340

World Language:

Mandarin-He-Rm.103

Talent:
Gilkes-Rm.311

Parent Outreach:

Arabachian

Collins

Colon

Gilkes

Glenn

He

Narain

Royer

Ruiz

Swartz

Zheng

Parent Outreach:

Arabachian

Collins

Dolan

Gilkes

He

Narain

Noy

Royer

Ruiz

Swartz

Zheng

Parent Outreach:

Baez-Rodriguez

Colon

Cruz Morante

Kurre

Payen

Rosenberg

Ruffus

Vogel

Parent Outreach:

Candela

Collin

Dolan

Kurre

Rosenberg

Ruffus

Vogel

Zeideia

Parent Outreach:

Baez-Rodriguez

Candela

Collin

Cruz Morante

Glenn

Payen

Zeideia

 

Bell Schedule

    

Congratulations to the Incoming Class of 2025!

Congratulations on your acceptance into JHS190! 

 

 See the 2022-2023 Orientation Slide here.

 

PTA Announcements

  • 2022-23 SLT / PTA Executive Board Election

    Russell Sage needs YOU for PTA!
    Please consider running for a PTA position for 2022- 20203 school year. The Election is facilitated by D28 Family Leadership Coordinator, Ms. Sonia Rueda on Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30 PM. All nominations will be taken from the floor. The following positions are open. PTA executive board officer description can be found in our website.  Click " Family" to find "Parent Teacher Association".

    The following positions are open:
    - PTA President ( s)
    - Recording Secretary
    - 4 seats for SLT Parent Positions

    Election Day
    Date: September 21st ( Wed)
    Time: 7 PM
    Location: Zoom ( Registration form will be sent to families )
    *** Spanish Interpretation available. The interpretation service for other languages can be requested. Contact parent coordinator, Mrs. Obata ( Sobata@schools.nyc.gov)

    PTA Executive Board
  • PTA General Membership Meeting

    To be announced. 

    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
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Guidance Announcements

  • HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

    We are excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our students on September 30th. Feel proud of your roots and where you came from :)
     
    Latinx representa tu pais con una bandera o ropa de su color este 30 de septiembre!
     
    - Ms. Del Rio
     
    Counseling & Social Worker Corner
  • 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.

    Counseling & Social Worker Corner
  • Career Day 2021

    Counseling & Social Worker Corner
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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