SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
As we begin another school year, I want to welcome you all back as we welcome our new sixth grade families to I.S. 24 as well. I am very excited to face another school year with you as we also celebrate achievements and progress together.
By now, your children are coming home and reporting what they are learning, taking part in, and what is expected of them. The faculty and staff of our school are committed to giving your child the best opportunity to succeed and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.
As a large comprehensive Middle School, it is important for all students to establish a good record of academic achievement, great attendance, responsibility, good judgment and a positive attitude. Middle School provides many opportunities for social growth along with the development of self-discipline, teamwork and good decision making skills.
Some new information about our school year is:
We welcome our new Community District Superintendent, Mr. Anthony Lodico who is serving as Acting Superintendent as Ms. Jenkins will be leaving her post in January.
Our new school session time is now Monday-Friday 7:40AM-2:00PM.
Through the directives of Ms. Carmen Fariņa, Chancellor we are finding new ways to limit the amount of exams students are expected to take in one school year so a focus on instructional time is maintained. We also are using time during the school week to communicate more with parents to engage them in the process.
Through the gracious and dedicated volunteer work and fundraising of the 2013-2014 I.S. 24 PTA President and Executive Board along with volunteers, air conditioning for several classrooms has been installed around the school.
All this and more will allow us to continue to be The Pride of Great Kills!
If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the teacher, specifically, our Parent Coordinator, Guidance Counselor, a Dean or your child’s Assistant Principal. We are all here to assist you in any way we can.
Best wishes for a very successful school year!