Paulo Panther Weekly

Weekly events and announcements: 10/10/2021

This Week's Schedule

  • Mon. Oct. 11th: No School -Italian Heritage/Indigenous People's Day

6th & 7th Grade Halloween Party 2021

Our 6th & 7th Grade Halloween Party will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 pm IN THE SCHOOLYARD. Cost of tickets is $5 for all students. Deadline for registration and payment online via credit card is Wednesday, October 27; please note that no monies will be accepted on the day of the party.

Transportation home is the responsibility of the parent/guardian Pick-up in the schoolyard (RAINDATE: Monday, November 1, 2021 from 2:30pm - 4:30pm)

Halloween Costumes on Friday Oct 29- RETRACTION

Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication and students WILL NOT be permitted to wear Halloween costumes to school on Friday Oct. 29th. It will still be Black and Orange Day so students will still be able to participate by wearing black and orange For students who are attending the 6th & 7th grade party after school, costumes are optional. The costume must be kept in a locker during the school day and due to COVID restrictions, all costumes must be able to go over the student's clothing/slip on over their clothes that day. There will be no option to change into a costume. Locker rooms are not in use. at this time.

Recognizing 2021 Honor Society and Jr. Arista Members:

Last schoolyear's Spring candidates will be honored this Fall at a ceremony on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 (6th Grade Honor Society Society-current 7th graders) and Thursday, November 4, 2021 (7th Grade Jr. Arista Society-current 8th graders) in our school auditorium. Our students who had met the requirements for Scholarship and Citizenship during the 2020 – 2021 school year will be recognized. Due to COVID concerns, parents and guardians will not be in attendance at the ceremony. However, the ceremony will be recorded and live streamed for parents and family members to watch. The ceremony will take place during periods 2 and 3.

Show your Paulo School Spirit Every Friday

Fridays are always fun at Paulo. Show your Panther Pride by wearing Paulo apparel every Friday! If you are interested in purchasing Paulo gear, please follow the link below to the Paulo student store. Order by Oct. 19!

School Food Forms are now online

We are pleased to announce that all of our students at Frank D. Paulo Intermediate School 75 will be receiving free breakfast and lunch. As many of you know, the “Family Income Inquiry Form” was a vital part of the application process. Please note that we still need to complete this form in order for our school to receive money vital to many of our programs. Please complete this inquiry process online by using the following link:

We thank you for your assistance in regard to this matter. Once again, the application process enables us to get much needed funding for our school programs.

Service Credits

Service credit is a form of school-based volunteer work where students are acknowledged for their meaningful contributions. In-school service can be in the form of classroom monitoring, being a member of a school team, or even just participating in a spirit event. Students are encouraged to participate in as many activities as possible. School service, partnered with a dedication to their academics, builds a strong foundation for the well-rounded student. Students are afforded opportunities throughout the year to earn these credits. Participation in out-of-school charitable events or organizations does not count for service credits. Participation in said events are recognized separately. Letters of participation in community-based service can be sent in to Mr. Herrmann, who will catalog their efforts and count them toward the Philanthropy Award (given to deserving graduates).

Requirements for Arista

The mission of the Paulo Arista Society is to make the qualities of scholarship, citizenship, and service function as a beacon of excellence for all members of the school community. To communicate this mission, Paulo has made the requirements for inclusion in Arista (8th grade), Junior Arista (7th grade) and Honor Society (6th grade) as follows:

1. Scholarship – Academic average of at least 91.00% in each marking period with no grade, in any subject, below 80 or “S”. Please note that a course grade of 79 or lower precludes a student from Arista.

2. Citizenship – No citizenship grade below “S” (Satisfactory) in any marking period.

3. Service – The attainment of at least 25 service credits per school year.

4. Attendance/Punctuality – Students absent more than 10 days per school year are precluded. Also, students who are picked up early from school five or more times in a given semester are also precluded from this recognition.

Please see the Student Handbook for a more in-depth explanation of criteria for the Paulo Arista Society.

PTA Corner

Join I.S. 75 on our first online fundraiser of the year. Java Joes Freshly Roasted Gourmet Coffee fundraiser begins on 10/19 thru 11/16. As a reminder, this month's PTA meeting will be held on Tuesday October 19th at 7 PM via zoom.

No Cost "Virtual" After School Math Tutoring & Virtual Saturday Math

During the School Week

We are happy to be able to provide additional math support "virtually" after school.

Classes will meet remotely via google classroom on weekdays (according to the schedule below) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, beginning Monday, October 4th and ending Thursday, January 27th.

Algebra: Tuesdays & Thursdays

8th Grade: Mondays & Wednesdays

7th Grade: Mondays & Tuesdays

6th Grade: Tuesdays & Thursdays

"Virtual" Math Tutoring on Saturdays

Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM starting October 9th and ending January 22nd.

Classes will take place remotely. Students WILL NOT report to school.

You must register your child at under the School Store/Online Payments tab in order to attend math tutoring. After registering, the student will receive an invite to the google classroom.


All students are welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to be active and to have fun.

● Practices will run from 2:25-3:55 every Wednesday and Friday, beginning on Wednesday, September 29th and ending on Friday, November 19th.

● FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! The team will be limited to 100 students.

● The fee to join will be $100 for the Fall season (includes t-shirt, coaches fees, etc.)

● Students will meet in the auditorium at dismissal and be brought to the school yard for practices.

● Athletes must come prepared for OUTDOOR practices: t-shirt or sweatshirt, shorts, running shoes, water, etc.

Please complete the online registration form and remit payment online via credit card. Enrollment will be continuous. Online registration for this program (Paulo Track Team - Fall 2021) can be found via our website at under the School Store/Online Payments tab

Dropping off Students in the morning

If you are dropping off a student to school, please be mindful of the time. If it is 8 am, students will need to be dropped off in the front of the school building and go to the attendance office to get a late pass to Advisory. School starts promptly at 8 AM. Thank you for your cooperation.

Bus Info

The bus schedule is subject to change at any time from the Office of Pupil Transportation.

Please check your students NYC Student Account (NYCSA) for the most up to date bus times.

· 6th Graders are entitled to the Bus if you live 1 mile or more away from the school.

· 7th and 8th Graders need to live 1.5 miles or more away from the school to be eligible for the school bus.

If you are not entitled, you must apply for a variance through the Office of Pupil Transportation ( and email directly to

Visitor Control policy by NYCDOE

In order to protect students and staff in DOE buildings, pending an order by the Health Commissioner, all visitors wishing to enter DOE buildings must show proof of having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Acceptable proof of vaccination include:

  • A CDC Vaccination Card: a photo or photocopy is also acceptable
  • A NYC Vaccination record or other official immunization record from within or outside the US, including from a health care provider. A photo or photocopy of this is also acceptable.
  • NYC Covid Safe App on Android or iOS.
  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus.
  • DOE COVID-19 Vaccine Portal

In addition, all visitors are required to wear a face covering and complete the health care screening. If a visitor wishes to enter a DOE building but is unable or unwilling to show proof of vaccination upon sign-in, the visitor may not enter the building absent emergency circumstances.

If a student is experiencing a medical emergency or is in crisis, the student's guardian will be allowed to enter the building, regardless of vaccine status.

Pupil Path

It is important that you and your child have separate Pupil Path accounts to ensure that parents and students receive the proper access and notifications. You can find student and parent registration codes in the document, "Advisory Classes and Registration Codes" which can be found on the IS75 Website under "News and Announcements".


Please be sure to create an Operoo account. If you have not received an email from Operoo to create an account, please check the spam folder in your email.

Paulo Athletics

Track and Cross country track fall season has started.

Dates to Remember

  • Tues. Oct 19 General PTA Meeting
  • Fri. Oct. 22 SPIRIT DAY "Paulo Goes Pink Day"
  • Fri. Oct. 29 SPIRIT DAY "Black and Orange Day"
  • Fri. Oct 29th 6th & 7th Grade Halloween Party (schoolyard)