Icahn Charter School 7 i-Ready Parent Meeting

School Bus Information

 Bus Letter.pdf    

School Reopening Parent Meeting, August 21, 2020

August 2020: Questions for Reopening


Updated (7/8/20) SEPTEMBER 2020 RE-ENTRY PLAN from our Superintendent, Jeffrey Litt

letter to parents June 2020.pdf  

letter to parents June 2020 spanish.pdf 

Dear Parents/Guardians:
By this time, you are most probably aware that Mayor De Blasio stated that schools will be open in September. At the same time, President Trump has threatened to withhold money from schools. Our governor, correctly stated that he is the only one who has the authority to open schools, or close them. 

Please be advised that my administrative team in the Network Office has been working throughout the period we were closed, to design several plans for September. This is a huge task. We must submit our plans to the NYS Education Department by July 31.

Once our plans are approved, we will notify all parents. What is certain at this time, is that students will be in the actual school building approximately 2 weeks per month and have 2 weeks at home on the computer.

Again, please be reminded that no child will be admitted to an Icahn school without a mask. The mask must be worn all day by children and staff while in the building.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.

As always, thank you for your wonderful children.

Jeff Litt

2020--2021 Icahn 7 Student School Supply Lists/ Additional Resources to Support At Home Learning

              2020--2021 School Year School Supply Lists:

Kindergarten Supplies List.pdf          

First Grade 2020 SchoolSupply.pdf 

 Second Grade School Supply List 2020--2021.pdf       

Third Grade Supply List 1.pdf       

4th Grade Supply List.pdf        

5th Grade School Supply list.pdf 

 Sixth Grade Supply List.pdf         

 seventhgradeschool Supply.pdf 




Below is a list and links to free additional resources that you can use with your children at home. If you find them useful, please share with others.



Story time from Space

PBSkids Newsletter

100 Activities to Do at Home

25 Amazing Virtual Field Trips for Kids

Cosmic Kids Yoga


Lumosity: Lumosity offers free brain games to keep student minds actively engaged. For example, the games use problem solving, critical thinking, and memory to keep students on their toes and strengthen their skills.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams – Many zoos are temporarily closed, but you can get an up-close view right at home with these live streams of penguins, tigers, polar bears, giraffes, and several more.

Starfall – Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.

Wonderville – Science experiments, comics, videos, activities - they’re all waiting for you here in Wonderville. There’s so much, in fact, you’ll want to be here every day.

History for Kids – The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section. You will find cool games, videos, worksheets on many historical events that will help you understand those that have gone before us.


Support for Families

Important Notice from School Food:

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for any New Yorker. Any New Yorker who wants one can get three free meals a day at more than 400 Meal Hubs across the city.

Meals can be picked up at all Meal Hubs 7:30AM to 1:30PM, Monday through Friday.  Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30AM to 11:30AM, and for adults from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. No one will be turned away at any time All adults and children can pick up three meals at one time Vegetarian and halal options available at all sites. No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises. Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children No registration or ID required. Use our this tool to find a location near you: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx


Important Notice from New York City Department of Education:

If you are a first responder, health care provider, or transit worker whose child is a New York City resident, and you have no other child care option, please complete this survey to begin your enrollment process. You will then be contacted about assignment to a site near your home. These centers are not available for any other New Yorkers at this time. We will post additional updates and information on the DOE website about RECs as we have it at schools.nyc.gov.

Additional information about Regional Enrichment Centers:

  •   RECs will be open from Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  •   Each room will have a maximum of 12 children, supported by at least one adult; this size will both allow for

    personalized attention and will meet social distancing needs. RECs will also have nurses on site.

  •   Children will have the opportunity to participate in remote learning with their regular school, as is the case for

    all NYC public school students.

  •   Children will also have opportunities to engage in art, music, and physical education.

  •   The environment will be safe and supportive, and staff will be prepared to respond to children’s social and

    emotional needs

  •   Children will be offered a site based on their home address and their parent or caregiver’s role in providing

    essential services.

  •   Students will be asked each day to bring a device they can use for remote learning if one is available.

    Please compete the survey today ONLY if you are a healthcare worker, first responder, or transit worker. Following survey submission, the DOE will contact you with additional details about where and how to bring your child to a REC site within 48-72 hours.

    If you have questions about enrollment for the Regional Enrichment Centers, please call (718) 935-2200.

Nutritional Support For Families

For information on the nearest location for your child to pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner please go to this link:


You will be asked your address and other questions to give you the nearest city school.


Wifi Support for Families

Charter Communications announced that they will provide free broadband for two months to households with students. To enroll in Charter’s free broadband program, eligible consumers must call 844-488-8395. The company said it will waive installation fees for new student households.

Comcast has also announced that it will offer low-income families who live within Comcast service areas 60 days of free “Internet Essentials” service. Go to InternetEssentials.com, call 855-846-8376 for English, or call 855-765-6995 for Spanish.

Altice USA is also offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household. Eligible households interested in this solution can call 866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region or 888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region.  


In Loving Memory of Daniel Garcia, Deputy Superintendent of Icahn Charter Schools



Ladies and Gentlemen:

It is with profound sorrow that I announce the passing of our beloved Deputy Superintendent, Daniel Garcia, on the afternoon of Thursday, June 4, 2020. “Danny” was very much loved by all those who were blessed to work with him. After a highly successful career as a teacher, AP and principal in district 8, I asked him to replace me as a principal of Icahn 1, as I began to design our new schools. After recognizing his great dedication and wisdom, I asked him to serve as Deputy Superintendent. Almost instantly, we became strong colleagues and friends We shared a vision of success for our students. We believed that for teachers to be successful, they must receive ongoing professional development, support and confidence.

Danny respected everyone and all those who came into contact with him, respected him. This is a tremendous loss for all of us. We must believe that his gentle smile, his encouragement and his wonderful nature will look down on all of us as we continue to serve and love.

May G-d rest his soul.

Jeff Litt

Icahn Charter School 7 Lottery Results for the 2020--2021 School Year

Icahn Charter School 7's Lottery Information

Start Date:

Online / Paper - Monday, October 7, 2019

Application End Date:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lottery Location & Date:

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 5:30pm--6:30pm via Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72238850499?pwd=OWlqWUxHeHRPelUwRWpDczhKRkZKdz09

Icahn Charter School 7 held its annual lottery on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Below are the results of the lottery:

 Icahn Charter School 7 Kindergarten - 2020-04-21 17_32_12 Import List 2.pdf 

 Icahn Charter School 7 1st Grade - 2020-04-21 17_44_00 Import List 2.pdf 

 Icahn Charter School 7 2nd Grade - 2020-04-21 17_49_51 Import List 2.pdf 

 Icahn Charter School 7 3rd Grade - 2020-04-21 17_54_29 Import List 1.pdf 

Icahn Charter School 7 4th Grade - 2020-04-21 17_58_42 Import List 2.pdf 

Icahn Charter School 7 5th Grade - 2020-04-21 18_03_20 Import List 4.pdf  

 Icahn Charter School 7 6th Grade - 2020-04-21 18_08_33 Import List 2.pdf 

 Icahn Charter School 7 7th Grade - 2020-04-21 18_14_16 Import List 2.pdf 

 Icahn Charter School 7 8th Grade - 2020-04-21 18_17_00 Import List 2.pdf 

Icahn Charter School 7 Elementary School (Grades K-4)  is located at 1535 Story Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473

Icahn Charter School 7 Middle School (Grades 5-8)  is located at 1695 Seward Avenue, Bronx NY 10473



2020-2021 Icahn Family Calendar


Notice of Public Hearing: Charter School Renewal Application Icahn Charter School 7 (Community School District 8)

Icahn Charter School 7

Welcome to Icahn Charter School 7's Middle School

1695 Seward Avenue

Bronx NY 10473


Middle School Important Procedures

Arrival Procedures:

Students will arrive each morning through the main entrance on 1695 Seward Avenue. Students will use the cafeteria as the primary means to gain access to their classrooms.  Icahn 7 classrooms are located on the second and third floors. Our fifth and sixth grade classrooms are on the second floor and our seventh grade classrooms and programs are on the third floor. Students will use Stair Case A that is located in the cafeteria to walk up to their respective classrooms (please see below).

Class 501—Ms. Pappas, Room 221

Class 502—Ms. Taylor, Room 223

Class 601—Ms. Duhaney-Alcock, Room 227A/B

Class 601—Ms.Ricci, Room 225A/B

Class 701—Ms. Hernandez, Room 325 A/B

Class 702—Ms. Martin, Room 327


School begins each morning at 8:30am. If your child is participating in our breakfast program, breakfast begins at 7:45am. Please do not bring your child before 7:45am as they will not be supervised by any of our Icahn 7 staff. Breakfast ends promptly at 8:25am.


Students will have lunch from 1:20 pm—2:10 pm each day. Due to the late lunch period, students will be given a snack break each day around 11am. If you are able to, please send a healthy snack with your child to eat during this time.

Dismissal Procedures:

Student dismissal is at 3:45 pm each day unless they are in an after-school program or activity. Below describes the procedures for our bus and pick-up students.

Fall Harvest Feast!

 Each year we celebrate the fall and Thanksgiving season by having a school Fall Harvest Feast. Parents/Guardians volunteer their time to cook and to serve our students. We are so grateful for wonderful students, parents, teachers and staff!


Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

ARRIVAL...In the morning, all students will enter the school via the main entrance on Boynton. Upon entering, students will walk to the cafeteria where they will have an opportunity  to eat breakfast from 7:45-8:25am. Classroom teachers will escort children to their classrooms from the cafeteria each morning. Icahn staff members are also on hand in the entryway, hall and cafeteria during arrival and breakfast. Instruction begins promptly at 8:30 am.

DISMISSAL...During a regular dismissal, all children not taking the school bus, will be dismissed by the school gates on Story Avenue. Students who ride the school bus will be escorted to the bus by their monitor. The bus picks up and drops off children on Boynton Avenue in front of the school entrance.  


Icahn Charter School 7's Basketball Team


100 Book Challenge Reading Program


The 100 Book Challenge program is a systematic independent reading program that allows each student an opportunity to read at his or her independent reading level. Each day a student is encouraged to spend 30 minutes reading at school and 30 minutes at home to increase reading stamina and comprehension. Students track the amount of reading they complete on log sheets that are signed by parents and are reviewed daily by their teacher.  Special prizes and school-wide celebrations are given throughout the year to commemorate the students' reading achievements.



Progress Reports/ Parent Teacher Conferences


Progress Reports are distributed to parents six times each school year. There are also two scheduled parent teacher conferences for the year.  

Progress Report # 1 : November 4, 2019/ Parent Teacher Conference Day**

Progress Report # 2: December 20, 2019

Progress Report # 3: February 27, 2020/Parent Teacher Conference Day**

Report Card 4: April 7, 2020

Report Card 5: May 29, 2020

Report Card 6: July 2, 2020



Asphalt Green Waterproofing Program

Icahn7's Second Graders are learning how to swim through the Asphalt Green Waterproofing Program. 


Icahn 7's Sixth Graders Practicing their Ballroom Basix's Dance Moves

Icahn Charter School 7 Leadership Team

Superintendent: Jeffrey Litt

Deputy Superintendent: Daniel Garcia

Deputy Superintendent: Richard Santiago

Principal: Naudia Bethany

Assistant Principal: Dawn Starks

Staff Developer: Nicole Duhaney-Alcock