Hello Students,

    Please review the following power standards. Note that your final 4th quarter assignments will cover each of these standards. They will demonstrate what you have learned, and are able to do as a result of your hard work during the 2019-2020 academic school year.  Please check the google classroom for the assignments to be posted.

    If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at 

    Mr. Vellozzi Email: Click on Me



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Regents Earth Science at Riverside High School with Mr. Vellozzi

Mr. Vellozzi

Phone: Riverside High School: 914 376-8425


Degrees and Certifications:

Rutgers University BS: Natural Resource Management & Applied Ecology Minor: Biology Suny Oneonta Secondary Education Certification 7-12 Earth Science & Living Environment

Mr. Vellozzi

Hello Students, Faculty, and Friends

Welcome to my site, part of the Riverside High School team of professional teachers and administrators. Given the current crisis I am kindly asking all my students to join my google classroom. Students please read below in the announcements section for directions to join the classroom. If you have any questions please contact me at the email address provided. I hope you are safe and well.

Warm regards,

Mr. James Vellozzi


When I am not teaching I spend my time pursuing wildlife & nature photography. I have travelled to remote parts of the North American continent to capture Earth's amazing avian fauna. Take a look at my personal website to view a portfolio of my finest work.



    Students: All Assignments will now be exclusively posted in our Google Classroom. Please if you have not joined the class, please join ASAP. The class code is:


    The announcment below will give you step by step directions on how to join the class

    If you are having any difficulty please please contact me by clicking in the blue link to access my email.

    Mr. Vellozzi Email

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  •  Google Classroom our New Classroom

       Students will begin to turn in work on Google Classroom beginning Tuesday March 31, 2020. Please follow the directions below to set up a Google Classroom account. 

     ALL work must have the STUDENT'S NAME written on it, in order to receive credit. We are all in a unique situation which requires cooperation, so please put your name on all of your school work. 

    As always, if you need to reach me, the following link in blue is my email. Click on it to write me an email.




    How to join Google Classroom with

    Mr. Vellozzi

    Video on how to set up a Google Classroom:  google classroom (click this google classroom blue link to watch video)


    Written Directions on how to join my Google Classroom

    Step 1: Click here to create a Gmail account. You can make your username anything that you want and I would suggest a strong password. Here is an example below. https://accounts.google.com/signup/v2/webcreateaccount?flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=SignUp

    gmail account

    ** Continue to follow the directions by entering in your telephone number , an alternative email (if you have one) and your birthday. Follow the directions and "agree" to Gmails terms. When you have completed this, you should have a screen similar to this one:



    Step 2: In the top right corner of the screen are dots next to the letter of your name. Click on those dots. (arrow in picture below)


    Step 3: When you click on the dots, options will appear. Scroll down to the Google Classroom icon and click on it. 


    Step 4: Once you have clicked on Google classroom a new tab will open and you will get this screen. Click the plus button and it will ask you to put in a class code. Our class code is DXCOOTS





    Step 5: Once you have joined my Google Classroom you screen should look like this:


    Step 6: Answer the question I posted today. The question is simple, asking for your favorite color, to let me know that you have successfully joined. 




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  • Contact / Extra Help / Virtual Teaching with Mr. Vellozzi

    Monday -Friday: 9:00 am -3:00 pm

    Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes for me to return your email. 

    Click in the blue link below to reach Mr. Vellozzi


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    Earth Science Reference Table 


    Click on the Blue Link below to download a PDF copy of the ESRT.  Save this copy to your cell phone or home computer. Use the reference table to complete all your assigned work in Google Classroom

    Earth Science Reference Table

    A comprehensive review of all the pages in the Earth Science Refernce Table. This is a must watch in order to prepare for the upcoming June 2020 Regents.

    ESRT Review

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    June 2020 New York State Regents Schedule

    Regents 2020

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    Hello Students.

    As we come to the end of the year I want to give you a chance to earn an extra +50 points. Send me an email stating what you think you are seeing in the image below.  In addition send me 3 observations and 3 inferences about this image. 

    Hint: I am far far away from you. 

    Send your answer, your 3 Observations and 3 inferences  to my email: Mr. Vellozzi Email

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Students, can you recall the motion that causes us to see the changing phases of the Moon?

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Students, what is this Earth motion called? Can you think of one major effect it causes?

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