Cell phone policy.doc
Letter to Parents on
DOE's Cellphone Policy
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I am writing to provide you with information about the Department of Education’s Emergency Readiness Initiatives that are in place in all NYC Public Schools.
Every school currently has procedures for emergencies. In 2000, New York State Education Law Section 2801 was enacted requiring schools to develop safety plans regarding emergency response. In July of 2001, the law was amended to require that plans include information for evacuation and sheltering. In accordance with this, “schools need to conduct drills and other exercises to test components of the emergency response plan.”
To complete 9th grade and move to 10th grade, you must have a minimum of 8 credits.
To complete 10th grade and move to the 11th grade, you must have a minimum of 20 credits (including 4 in English and/or ESL and 4 in Social Studies)
To complete 11th grade and move to the 12th grade, you must have a minimum of 30 credits.
To graduate, you must have a minimum of 44 credits.
In addition, you must have a minimum of 90% attendance in all grades.
In addition, to earn a...
Regents Diploma you must score 65 or above on 5 required Regents exams
Advanced Regents Diploma you must score 65 or above on 8 Regents exams
Regents Honors Endorsement you must score a 90 or above on all Regents exams
If you began high school in 2006, to earn a Local Diploma you must score 65 or above on 3 of the 5 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on the remaining 2 required Regents exams
If you began high school in 2007, to earn a Local Diploma you must score 65 or above on 4 of the 5 required Regents exams and score 55 or above on the remaining required Regents exams
If you began high school in 2008 or later, you may not receive a Local Diploma and must meet the Regents Diploma requirements.
200 hours of Community Service is required to graduate.
Triborough Bridge named after RFK
Now that the Triborough Bridge has been renamed after former New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy, some city schools are teaching lessons about his life.
His daughter, Kerry Kennedy, pictured left, made the announcement at the RFK Community High School in Flushing, Queens.
Read more @ NY1.com