Parent Teacher Conferences: May 26, 2021
Icahn Charter Schools will participate in their final Parent Teacher Conferences for the 2020--2021 school year. All conferences will be virtual.
Families must fill out and submit a brief application, providing basic information about the student, to each charter school they are interested in attending. Applications must be submitted by April 1 each year*. Students are admitted according to the number of seats available.
If a charter school receives more applications than it has seats available, then the school is required by law to run a randomized lottery to admit students. All families who submitted an application will automatically be entered in the admissions lottery. Applicants whose names are not drawn in the lottery are placed on a waiting list and may be contacted as seats become available.
Online / Paper - Monday, December 1, 2020
Thursday, April 1, 2021
*Any paper application postage stamped after April 1st will not be accepted. The last day to submit paper enrollment applications to the school is April 2, 2021 .
Application End Time:
Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 4pm
6th Grade Parent Meeting: (Rescheduled)
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM
The link is https://meet.google.com/jiy-nshd-iea
7th/8th Grade Parent Meeting: All 7th and 8th grade teachers will be present (Rescheduled)
Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 AM
The link: https://meet.google.com/zgv-mdac-tri
Kindergarten Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10AM
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/zzw-umsg-abd
Fourth Grade Parent Meeting
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6 PM
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/etc-xoyo-ppk
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.
2020--2021 School Year School Supply Lists:
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.
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.
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
Children will be offered a site based on their home address and their parent or caregiver’s role in providing
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.
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.
Icahn Charter School 7's Lottery Information
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 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
Welcome to Icahn Charter School 7's Middle School
1695 Seward Avenue
Bronx NY 10473
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.
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.
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.
To ensure that you get the most up to date School Messenger messages, please be certain to update your contact information with our main office.
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 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
Icahn7's Second Graders are learning how to swim through the Asphalt Green Waterproofing Program.
Superintendent: Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent: Daniel Garcia
Deputy Superintendent: Richard Santiago
Principal: Naudia Bethany
Assistant Principal: Dawn Starks
Staff Developer: Nicole Duhaney-Alcock