About This Website


Welcome to to the sapis.connectwithkids.com website where students, parents and teacher learn more about the social and emotional issues that impact our lives and our community.

SAPIS and Connect with Kids have partnered to provide our entire school community with online access to compelling video and print resources focused on today’s most challenging topics. Please explore this site to learn more about the following issues that are so important to your student’s success:

  • Attendance and Achievement
  • Bullying and Violence Prevention
  • Character and Life Skills Development
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention
  • Health and Wellness

Watch hundreds of videos on this site featuring the real stories of students and families dealing with these topics. You will also see interviews with parents, educators, and national experts who provide support and guidance on these issues. The site also includes the following:

Have Questions?
Check out or FAQ’s for more information or contact Rhonda Paganetti, Director, Manhattan SAPIS Program at 917-339-1717 (rpagane@schools.nyc.gov), or Michele Singer, Director, Queens SAPIS Program at 718.557.2604 (msinger@schools.nyc.gov).