Daily Announcements

I.S. 7 has given me the background of service as a way to carry out my life. I have truly grown as a person and a great citizen of my community. -8th Grade Student...  I really appreciate that my teachers have prepared me for high school and have taught me everything I have ever wanted to know.  -7th Grade Student...  You made my son's transition into middle school flawless. -6th Grade Parent...  I.S. 7 teachers should be commended for the work they do every day.  It is comforting to know that my daughter goes to a school where learning is happening every minute and not a moment is wasted.  -8th Grade Parent...

Attention Students

Name the IS 7 Cafeteria Contest
Would you like to etch yourself into IS 7 history?  Then this is the contest for you to leave your mark.  Starting today, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will have the opportunity to take part in our "Name the IS 7 Cafeteria Contest"  Put your thinking caps on and get to work.  Email your entry to is7name@is7vikings.org.  All entries should focus on a theme related to IS 7 using the schools Viking mascot and/or our school name.  For example, "The Bernstein Bistro".  Please note that there will be only one entry per student accepted.  No entries will be accepted after Friday, October 3, 2014.  Kindly direct any questions or concerns to Mr. Verdiglione in room 232.


Attention Parents
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Lunch forms will be distributed to 6th, 7th and 8th Grade students today, Monday, September 22, 2014.  Although lunch is free for all students in middle school this year, we still must have a completed form from each family.The preferred method of completing the form is online at the web site www.applyforlunch.com.  If you do not have access to a computer please complete and submit the paper form as soon as possible.  Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to Ms. Fortunato, at Ext. 1201.  Thank You.


Attention Parents and Students
IS 7 Bus Stop Information

UPDATED 9/20/14
 

Click on the following links for more information
Dismissal Map 9-11-14.pdf
Bus Stop List - 9-22-14.pdf
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Zaremba at extension 1261.


ATTENTION PARENTS
Pupil Path Log In and Registration Information


Please note that all students and parents must create their own separate Pupil Path accounts.  Letters were sent out last week with unique individual pass codes for students and parents.  It is imperative that you and your child register on Pupil Path as this will be our primary form of up to the minute academic communication for parents as well as daily assignment and project information for students.  If you do not have your unique pass codes, please call Mr. Baskin at extension 1393.  Click on the following link to register or log in to Pupil Path.
Pupil Path Registration and Log In


Attention Incoming 6th Grade Parents & Students
IS 7 Physical Education Uniforms 
ARE ON SALE NOW!
Phys Ed  IS 7 Elias Bernstein
Click on the following link to access our 2014 - 2015 Online Web Store
IS 7 Online Store
* Please note, 7th and 8th grade students are NOT to purchase items online as PE uniforms can be purchased during their scheduled PE class.

Attention Parents and Students
Please Take Note of the 2014 - 2015 School Year Marking Period Information Below

MP= Marking Period
RC= Report Card

MP

MP Begins

MP Ends

RC Distributed

1
9/4/14
10/31/14
11/20/14
2
11/3/14
1/16/15
2/26/15
3
1/20/15
3/20/15
5/1/15
4
3,23/15
6/26/15
6/26/15
* Any grade information that appears on ARIS is subject to change until the distribution of report cards. Please do not contact your child's teacher until you have received their report card.

 


Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students
High School Fair Information


The Staten Island Borough High School Fair will take place at New Dorp High School on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19th from 11:00 Am - 3:00 PM.

The 2014 Citywide High School Fair will take place at Brooklyn Technical High School on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st. From 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Click on the link below for more information

 

Citywide_Fair_Flyer_9.4(1).pdf

Attention 8th Grade Students & Parents
High School Open House Information

Time is ticking away, before you know it, you will be off to High School.  Be sure to visit each of the schools you are interested in to learn valuable information about whether or not they are right for you.  Click on the link below for High School Open House Dates and Times.  Good Luck!

HS Open House Schedule Updated 9-16-14.pdf


Attention 8th Grade Parents and Students

If you plan on taking the TACHS Exam on Friday, November 7, 2014 and have already registered via www.TACHSinfo.com, US Postal Service or Telephone, please click on the link below for specific instructions as to how to notify IS 7 and receive an Applicant Record.
TACHS Info Letter.pdf 

*Please note that you must register on your own, IS 7 does not handle any of the TACHS registration process.

*In addition, taking the TACHS Exam will NOT entitle students to an excused absence.

Attention Parents
IS 7 Parent Guide Access


In order to access our IS 7 Parent Guide, you must create an account, log in, and click on the "Parents" link.

Attention All Parents and Students
Outside Service Information



Click on the links below for information regarding our suggested agencies for outside service credits as well as approved community awareness walks.  Check your agenda for specific IS 7 Honor Society requirements.

2014-15 New approved outside service.pdf
School Sanctioned Walks2014(sept).pdf


Attention 8th Grade Parents & Students

Beginning Wednesday, September 10, 2014 you can register for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and/or register to audition at certain performing arts schools.  Please see Mrs. Lark during AM line up in the auditorium or in the lunchroom during period six to get a registration form.  You can also access a copy by clicking on the link below.  This form must be filled out and signed by a parent/guardian and returned to Mrs. Lark in room B16 no later than October 3, 2014.  Please direct all questions and concerns to Mrs. Lark at extension 4161.
SHSAT Registration Survey.pdf


Attention All IS 7 Students
Essay Contest
Why Are You Proud to be an American?

The Fleet Reserve Association is sponsoring an essay contest with the theme "Why I am Proud to be am American.  You could win a grand prize of $5,000.00 just for writing about how much you love our wonderful country.  All entries must be postmarked no later than December 1, 2014.  Please
Click Here
 to visit the FRA's web site or click on the links below for more details, contest rules and a cover sheet.  Good Luck!
Americanism Essay Contest Flyer.pdf
Americanism Essay Contest Rules.pdf
Americanism Essay Contest Cover Sheet.pdf


I. S. 7 Website Parent Registration
Please click on the link below to learn how to register for our school website.  As a member, you will be notified of important class assignments, exams and school events.

http://www.is7vikings.org/parents/register


Attention Parents
WEB SITE HELP
Are you having trouble viewing items on our web site once you log in?
You may not have checked off your preferences when you originally set up your account.  Follow these simple steps and you will be able to view everything upon log in.
1.) Log In:  Your username is your personal email address.  If you forgot your password, there is a password reset link in the upper left of our home page.
2.) Scroll down on the log in announcements page, then hit continue.
3.) Click on "My School" (upper left) You are now on the home page, you should see the same advertisements that appear on the school home page to the right.
4. Scroll all the way down to the bottom to "My Preferences".
5.) Check off ALL of the preference boxes to ensure that all material is visible to you in the future.
6.) Log Out
7.) Log back in and see what you have been missing.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the web site, please contact Mrs. Quick at extension 2362 or Mrs. Zaremba at extension 1261


Are you having trouble logging on
to IS7vikings.org? 

It may be your browser
Follow these simple steps to help you log in...
1.) Go to www.is7vikings.org
2.) Look for a "Tools" icon in the upper right (it looks like a round cog)
3.) Click on the icon where you will see a menu drop down.
4.) Look for "Compatibility View"
5.) Add IS7vikings.org

Attention Parents
Important Safety Reminers for Morning Arrival


It is imperative that all parents follow the following morning drop off procedures to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
-6th and 8th grade students should only be dropped off on Huguenot Ave. in the drop off zone which is past the "No U-Turn" sign in the front of the building.  This will help to avoid congestion on the corner of Hylan Blvd and Huguenot Ave.
-7th Grade Students should be dropped off in the back of the building at our Irvington Street doors.
-Please stay with the flow of traffic and abide by all traffic regulations.
-Your child should be ready to exit the car with all of their belongings quickly.
We appreciate your help and cooperation that will ensure a safe morning drop off for all.



UAU IS 7 Compass Program
Registration
UAU
Please click on the links below for a description of the UAU Compass Program, a schedule and a registration form. UAU Representatives will be at IS 7 today, September 2nd at 11:00AM to distribute registration forms.
DYCD Common Enrollment COMPASS.pdf
Master Schedule 2014-2015.pdf

Attention Incoming 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students
Click on the link below for a complete IS 7 supply list by grade

We have partnered with 1stdayschoolsupplies.com to help parents get the EXACT supplies needed for all of your child's classes for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  Why wait on long lines in September when you can get everything you need for your IS 7 student in one place while shopping from the convenience of your own home.  All you have to do is click on the link below to get started. 
1st Day School Supplies.com

Attention Students and Parents
Log In and Check Out Our Photo Gallery


You will be able to see the amazing and fun activities going on at IS 7 throughout the year.  *Please note that you can only access the photos by logging on to our web site.

Attention Parents
Are You Moving?

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If you are moving or planning to move and your child will be attending another school in September, please click on the link below, fill out the form and submit it the IS 7 Main Office.
Discharge Letter PDF



Attention Parents

DID YOU FORGET YOUR PASSWORD?

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Check out our Parent Password Reset Link to the upper left of this page.


ATTENTION PARENTS
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ATTENTION PARENTS & STUDENTS

MONTHLY PERFECT ATTENDANCE CONTEST
Be sure to be in school each day during every month school is in session for a chance to have your name entered into our monthly attendance contest.  Each month there is a winner and the contest is reset, so you have a chance to win for the next five months of this school year.  All students who have a cumulative perfect attendance record from now until June, will be entered into our Attendance Grande Prize Contest.  Students can win anything from gift cards to their favorite stores, private catered lunches and even Six Flags Season Passes.  Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to improve your attendance and win awesome prizes.

Attention Parents, Students and Staff
Year Round Fundraiser

 
Shop @ Amazon and Support IS7

IS 7 is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  Click on the link above to help support IS 7 with each purchase you make through Amazon.com.


Attention Parents
Enjoy Edible Arrangements and Help Raise Funds for our School!

Our amazing PTA has set up a year-round fundraiser with Edible Arrangements.  Just place an order with Edible Arrangements at their Hylan Boulevard, Victory Boulevard or Rossville Avenue locations and mention CODE VIKA1138 when placing your orders.  Why not give the gift of delicious fruit arrangements for holidays and special occasions and help out IS 7 at the same time?

Attention Students and Parents
Check out our Arts & Technology Showcase
- Just Log In
- Click on "Photo Gallery"
- Then click on "Arts & Technology Showcase"

THANK YOU AGAIN to our IS 7 FAMILIES!
Target Take Charge of Education Program

Just by linking IS 7 to your Red Card and mentioning IS 7 when checking out at Target, we have received $240.91 that will go toward helping our students.  We encourage you to continue to mention us when you shop at Target.  Don't forget to link your Red Card to IS 7, Every cent counts!

Attention Parents

Click on the link below for information regarding the Department of Education's Emergency Readiness Plan at IS 7
Emerg. Readiness ltr to parents.PDF

Attention Parents and Students
Help Earn Funds for I.S. 7 by Collecting Box Tops for Education

Click on the link below for specific information and ways that you can Earn Merits by collecting Box Tops and submitting them to the I.S. 7 PTA throughout the year.
PTA - Box Tops Letter 2013.docx
Thank You!
IS 7 has received generous rewards from Stop&Shop thanks to everyone who has registered their card through the A+ School Rewards Program.  Be sure to reregister your card for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please Register your Stop & Shop card to help earn funding for I S 7 through the A+ School Rewards program.  All cards must be re-registered yearly to get the rewards.  Click on the following link to register Stop & Shop A+ Rewards or call 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone.    Use ID # 07814 when registering.
Click on the attached letter below for more information.
Stop and Shop ltr.doc
Attention Parents

 
If you have not done so already, please be sure to visit the New York City Department of Education's secure web site Mylunchmoney.com
to register your child's lunch account with the New York City Department of Education. The City of New York requires that all students are current with their lunch account and each student has a zero balance at the end of the school year. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to this program please contact our liaison Ms. Fortunato at 718-697-8488 extension 1201

ATTENTION PARENTS

All New York City Public School families can sign up for Notify NYC updates on emergency situations at their children's schools by phone, text message, or e-mail.

To register,
Click Here. "Notify NYC" is the City's public notification program, and it has now been expanded to include delayed school openings and early dismissals, student relocations, and temporary school closures related to weather or other unexpected events.

Important Message for All I.S. 7 Students
Don't forget to practice your cursive writing as it is a requirement in all I.S. 7 classrooms.
Check out the following links regarding the importance of students using cursive writing.

http://www.peterson-handwriting.com
http://www.newamericancursive.com/
http://www.davidsortino.com/intelligence-and-the-art-of-cursive-writing/


Attention Parents

Do you know how well your child scored on their state tests?
You can find out state scores as well as other important information relevant to your child's past and present educational history.  Just click here to log in to the ARIS Parent link.  You will need your child's student ID # as well as a unique password that was assigned to you already.  There is a password reset if you have forgotten it.  Please contact our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Zaremba if you have any questions about the process.

Today, 9/30/2014
High: 74 Low: 60
Mostly cloudy
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/1/2014
High: 70 Low: 58
Chance rain showers
32% chance of precipitation.