Daily Announcements

Attention 6th Grade Students and Parents
IS 7 Class of 2017 Shirts Now Available!

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Our 6th grade "Class of 2017" T-shirts and pull over hooded jerseys are here!  Click on the link below for an order form.  The deadline to submit your order is Friday, November 14, 2014.  All orders must be submitted to Mr. Parrella or Mr. Verdiglione during AM lineup or 4th period lunch on or before the deadline date.
Class of 2017 Shirt Order Form

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 6th Grade Students
Super Hero T-Shirt Day
Certificate of Participation Opportunity

On Friday, October 31, 2014 wear your favorite super hero T-shirt and/or color combination of your favorite super hero character.  Classes with 100% participation will receive a certificate of Participation.
*Please note that costumes, masks, pajama bottoms and hair dye are not permitted.

Do you have someone special that you would like to acknowledge or congratulate?
Do you have a business that you would like to advertise?

Do you have a memory that you would like to last a lifetime?

Our 2015 Yearbook is in production and you have an opportunity to place an ad.  All you have to do is go to
Jostensyearbooks.com to design your ad. Space is limited so don't delay.  Click on the following link for more information and specific instructions on how to design and place your ad.
2015 Yearbook Ad Flyer

Attention Parents and Students
Picture Retakes
Picture retake day for our 7th and 8th grade students will take place on Thursday, November 6th.  Retakes for our 6th grade students will take place on Friday, November 7th. 
*Please note that students must return the picture package they received to the photographer in order to have their photo retaken.

Attention 7th Grade Students and Parents
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Our Night of 100 Pizzas event will take place on Monday, November 10th at 6:00 PM.  Students were emailed a copy of the permission slip via Pupil Path.  Please submit your completed permission slip no later than next Wednesday, October 15th during morning line up or during 5th period lunch.

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

Starting November 7, 2014, the speed limit on ALL New York City Streets will be 25 MPH unless otherwise posted.  This new speed limit will be enforced by the NYPD and with speed enforcement cameras.  Streets near schools may have a lower speed limit.  Please be cognizant of your speed and the posted speed limit signs in New York City.  For more information, please click on the following link.
Vision Zero

Attention Students and Parents

It is no longer necessary for parents and students to create an account or log in to our WWW.IS7VIKINGS.ORG web site.  All student and parental communication will be implemented through PUPIL PATH.  IS7VIKINGS.ORG will continue to bring parents and students our latest school news and announcements.  It is important that you visit our web site daily for our calendar, permission slips and important reminders.

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
Walk info 2014_15 updated 10-15-14.pdf

Attention 6th Grade Students
Please submit your Cursive Writing workbook to Mr. Distasio during your scheduled technology class.  All book are due no later than Thursday, October 30, 2014.  Classes that have 100% of students submit their completed books will receive a participation credit.

Attention Students
What Are You Thankful For?

Join in the New York State Senate Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.  All students are encouraged to write an original poem, a one page essay or a create a piece of art work using the theme "What are you thankful for?" then send it to Senator Lanza at www.lanza@nysenate.gov by November 24, 2014.  All entries must be sent digitally in JPEG or PDF format. Students are encouraged to be creative and convey that they are grateful for the people in their lives and community. 

Attention Students
Certificate of Participation Contest

Are you a trivia buff?  Do you excel in a particular subject?  If so, you could be the next contestant in our game show assembly BRAIN CHALLENGE.  Our first quarterly Certificate of Participation contest is underway and the top classes from each grade will be eligible to attend this amazingly fun and exciting assembly on Wednesday, November 26,2014.  Help your class gain certificates so you don't miss out on this exciting event.

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.

Pupil Path Log In and Registration Information

Please note that all students and parents must create their own separate Pupil Path accounts.  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 Parents and Students
Please Take Note of the 2014 - 2015 School Year Marking Period Information Below

MP= Marking Period
RC= Report Card


MP Begins

MP Ends

RC Distributed

* 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 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

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.

Attention Parents
Are You Moving?

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


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"

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

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.


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.
Friday, October 31

Thursday, November 6

Friday, November 7

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 56 Low: 45
Mostly cloudy
19% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 55 Low: 40
Rain likely
60% chance of precipitation.