Important News and Information
Fall 2017 Election Results
Officers and Reps elected at the October 17 Parents' Association General Meeting
Please welcome our newly elected members of the Parents' Association Executive Board and the School Leadership Team:
Freshman Parent SLT Rep
Isabella Goldmints (alternate)
Freshman Parent Member-at-Large
Sophomore Parent Member-at-Large
Junior Parent Member-at-Large
Senior Parent Member-at-Large
Faculty Reception Volunteers and Desserts
Thursday October 26, 2-8 p.m., Students' Cafe 5th flr.
All time slots are now filled. Thank you! Note, a list of volunteer's names will be provided to the security guard in the lobby so that you can come up to the 5th floor cafe.
Thank you to all who signed up to donate desserts or donate to the Dessert Fund. We are almost all set; just a few more opportunities left:
Fruit Salad, Cut up Fruit, Grapes, Berries - 8 more sign ups needed
Pies, Cakes - 6 more sign ups needeed.
If you do not have time to make, bake, or create a dessert, please consider donating to the Dessert Fund so that we can purchase desserts for the faculty.
Sophmore Parents' Workshop
New Time: Wednesday Nov. 15 6-8pM, 5th Floor Cafe
Parents of sophomores are invited to come and learn about all things Stuy relating to 10th grade. The workshop will feature presentations including:
Eric Contreras, Principal - Communications and more
Casey Pedrick, AP Pupil Personnel Services - AP exams and options to consider for Junior year
Jeff Makris, Guidance Counselor College Office - How to begin preparing for College visits and the college process
Keila Reyes, School Counselor - Adjusting to greater freedoms as teenagers grow and signs to watch for
How to set up Family Connections to Naviance
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, October 26, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Friday, October 27, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
If this is your first time attending Parent Teacher Conferences, here are a few tips - and a link to more information on the PA website:
- Get your child to give you a list of their teachers/classes and their home room ID.
- Prioritize a list of the teachers you wish to meet.
- Go to the classroom where each teacher is located and sign up for a time slot on the schedule that a student volunteer will keep at the door. Obviously, you have to allow yourself time to get between meetings which may be on different floors and to arrive at your appointment a little early.
- Time slots are limited to 3 minutes in order to make sure everyone gets a chance to see the teachers. If you miss your time slot, you will be bumped off the list and will have to sign up again.
Open School Morning
Friday, October 27, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stuyvesant Theater Company Presents
Wednesday, November 1, 5:30 p.m
Friday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 6:00 p.m.
Murray Kahn Theater at Stuyvesant
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from producers, directors, cast, and at the door.
Upcoming SLT Meeting
Tuesday, November 28, 3:45 - 5:00 pm, Room 107
Upcoming Parents' Association Meeting
Tuesday, November 28, 2017; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Murray Kahn Theater, Refreshments @ 6:30 p.m.
Maxwell DeChiara of Smart Alex tutors will talk about strategies useful in preparing kids for both the SAT and ACT tests. He will also talk about tutors--when they can be helpful and what they do. All parents are invited to attend.
For more information about the meetings please click on the links below:
- Minutes of the PA General Meetings
- Schedule of the PA General meetings
- The 2017-18 Executive Board, their contact details, and their responsibilities
Breakfast with the Principal
Thursday, December 7, 7:45 am, 5th Floor Teachers' Cafe
Principal Eric Contreras will host his second breakfast of the school year to discuss current events at Stuy, works in progress, and to answer parents' questions. Come for coffee, bagels, and informative conversation!
Help Needed: Review Scientific Papers for Regeneron Biology Research Program
The school year has begun and we are already in full swing mode with the Regeneron Biology Research program! The returning seniors had a wonderfully productive experience in their respective laboratories this summer but are now faced with the daunting task of writing a scientific paper about the research.
Though some of the biology teachers assist me in reviewing these papers, we are still in need of additional individuals who are willing to devote their time to critically review a student’s paper. We as a school want to give our students’ papers the best possible chance of performing well in the various upcoming science competitions.
We all want our student’s papers to reflect the devotion and quality of effort that was put into their research projects this past summer. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Resources for Parents
Keep Up With School News and Information
You can sign up for official communications from the school using the links below. Both the school and the Stuyvesant PA have procedures in place to protect your email address and other personal information.
- Please CLICK HERE to subscribe to the PA mailing list to receive updates on meetings and events in the weekly PA E-News.
- Please CLICK HERE to join the email list for communications from the Parent Coordinator and Principal.
- Log in to the parent portal eSchoolData account to view your student's transcript and report cards, attendance and other student information.
- Make sure the school has your correct phone number, that Stuyvesant is not on your blocked caller list, and that your voicemail or answering machine on, so that you can receive calls from the school made through the School Messenger Service.
- Log in to Naviance to view the Student internship and volunteer opportunities bulletin, scholarship information, SLT minutes, as well as college information. Check the "document library" link on the top right of the page beneath the green banner. Naviance is now available to all grades. Click Here for more information about how to access your account.
- Please remember to check the school's Web site regularly at http://stuy.enschool.org/.
- If you are a senior parent, please also check the school's College Bulletin page often for relevant college process updates.
- Want to read the student newspaper? Click HERE to go to the Spectator.
- If you are having difficulty viewing this Web site with Internet Explorer, please try FIREFOX or CHROME.
Check Out the Parent Handbook
The Parent Handbook is a wonderful tool to help new parents become oriented to the Stuyvesant environment and to help their students to navigate the school more smoothly. Please note that the English-language version of this handbook was updated in 2017, while the Chinese- and Korean-language versions were last updated in 2014 and contain some outdated information. Updates will be published to the Chinese-language version later this school year.
(Note: You may need to download a free version of Adobe Reader to view pdf files.)
Reach Out to Staff or Fellow Parents
The parent coordinator, Dina Ingram is your point of contact to answer questions about the school or to refer you to the appropriate contacts to resolve any issues, should they arise. You can read Dina's Intro Letter in English, Chinese, or Korean
Stuyvesant's Guidance Department offers expert individual help to students and parents. Here is a directory of Stuyvesant School Counselors with contact details.
The Stuyvesant PA maintains an official Facebook page with reminders for upcoming events that have already been posted on the websites and the weekly eNews. Parents can click “Like” on the page to receive Facebook notifications of posts and upcoming events. It is a public page and you will not need to provide any personal information.
If you have questions about Stuy in general or about any of the events or notices posted on the page, feel free to ask a question. We have several experienced parents acting as administrators for the page!
Click on the icon to "like" us.
Bookmark These School Calendars
- The Stuyvesant school calendar containing student and school events may be accessed at this link.
- The Stuyvesant Parents' Association calendar containing parent events may be accessed at this link.
- The 2017-2018 Department of Education calendars may be accessed at this link.
Please note: the Stuyvesant parent teacher conferences are held on different dates than those listed in the DOE calendar, so please refer to the Stuyvesant calendar for school meetings and events.
Crisis Manager Update: Cell Phone Alert System
Email addresses of parents who have joined the email list on the school website at www.stuy.edu have been uploaded to the School Dude Crisis Management cell phone alert system. You may download the app from your app store on iPhone or Android devices. Choose Stuyvesant as your school. You will be able to receive texts (fees may apply according to your plan) about emergency or other important information. You can find and download information and instructions at www.schooldude.com
Important School Policies
Information on school policies and procedures can be found here, these include the Code of Conduct, Cell Phone Policy, Dress Code, Elevator Use, Extracurricular Activities, Hall Use, Locker Use, Going out of school at lunch period, Attendance/Cutting Policy, Advanced Placement Policy, Homework Policy, Homework Methods/Study Skills, Problem Resolution, and Test Day Guidelines.
Please note that the administration requests an ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE whenever students are absent from or arrive late to school.
Resources for Students
The Writing Center
The Writing Center is located in the library and is open every day periods 4 through 8, on a drop in, first-come basis. Editors are available to work with students on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final edits.
The library is available for students to visit during free periods or lunch periods each school day unless otherwise announced. All students must scan in with their student IDs prior to entering the library. Many times of the day, the library becomes full within the first 10-15 minutes of each period. When it is too full, students must wait to be let in by a librarian as space becomes available. Additionally, the library has extended hours until 5pm Monday through Thursday, which is a good opportunity for students to finish up schoolwork or print assignments before they head home.
Click here for the library calendar with important announcements.
AIS tutoring (Academic Intervention Services) is available after school from 3:40- 4:40pm. These are valuable sessions where students can meet with teachers for extra help or make up lab work. There is tutoring available in Math, Physics, Social Studies, Chemistry, Technology, and World Languages as well as Biology.
ARISTA, Stuyvesant’s branch of the National Honor Society, provides free one-on-one tutoring to any student who requests this service. Students requesting tutoring will be matched with an ARISTA member who has scored above a 90 in that subject area. All interested students should go to the ARISTA website to create an account at stuyarista.org.
How You Can Support Stuy and Our Students
ALL gifts to the PA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law!
Your support makes these vital “extras” possible. Donate online by clicking the link below. Your child will ultimately be the beneficiary of whatever you can give. The suggested contribution is $500 per student, but donations of every amount are needed and appreciated—no amount is too small to make a difference.
Matching Gifts: Increase Your Gift at No Extra Cost to You
To those who have already given, THANK YOU!
Donate Used Test Prep Books to the Student Union or ARISTA
If you no longer need your Test Prep Books from previous years, consider donating them to either the Stuyvesant Student Union or ARISTA, Stuyvesant's chapter of the National Honor Society. The Stuyvesant Student Union and ARISTA will resell your donated books at deeply discounted rates to raise additional needed funds.
Support Stuy While Searching and Shopping Online
Please use AmazonSmile to shop for yourself and others and support our school. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Stuy PA whenever you shop. Just click the link StuyAmazonSmile to do your holiday shopping and support Stuyvesant High School.
There are many ways parents and supporters can help the PA by doing what we already do every day and at no extra cost to us. We can even save some money with money-saving coupons. If you search the web using GoodSearch instead of Google, shop online using GoodShop, make dinner reservations using GoodDining, a donation will be made to Stuyvesant if you indicate Stuy PA as your charity of choice. To learn how, please click the Support the School page.
Volunteer Your Time
Hurray for Stuy Spirit Wear!
Let everyone know how proud you are of your Stuy student!
Available Spirit Wear includes:
- T-shirts in 5 different colors--only $10!
- Hoodies--just $20
- ...beanies, PJs and more also available!
All items will be for sale before PA General Meetings. Orders will be taken for any item that sells out.
All profits go to the Stuyvesant Parents' Association.