Icahn Charter Schools

Superintendent: Jeffrey Litt

Deputy Superintendent: Daniel Garcia

Principal: Marcy Glattstein

Staff Developer: Nicole Patrignelli

Our Mission

The mission of Icahn Charter Schools is to use the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, to provide students with a rigorous academic program offered in an extended day/year setting. Students will graduate armed with the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in the most rigorous academic environments, and will have a sense of personal and community responsibility.

Mr. Jeffrey Litt, Superintendent

Update on the 2020-2021 School Year

Update on the 2020-2021 School Year

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
Superintendent

A Letter from Mr. Litt about the 2020-2021 School Year

In Loving Memory Of Daniel Garcia Deputy Superintendent

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With Profound Sorrow

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

Superintendent

Icahn Charter Schools

 
 

Free Internet Access

For any student families without internet access, it is now available through Comcast for free for the duration of the pandemic. Click here to learn more about it! 

Google Classrooms

 Click the link for a guide to using google classrooms with your child.

Meal Delivery

The City of New York is providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves. 
 
This website and assistance is intended for individuals and families who meet the following criteria as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.
 
  • No members of the household can go out and get food
  • No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for the individual/family
  • Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God's Love We Deliver)
  • Are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery

Free Meals

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

www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx

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

American Debate League

Icahn Charter School 3 is excited to announce that it will participate in the American Debate League in the 2019-2020 school year. Students are given the opportunity to develop debating, speaking and literacy skills through debate training and competitions. Congratulations to our students for receiving 1st Place at the Debate Championship. 

American Debate League