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Family Literacy Night

Warm Up with a Good Book Literacy

We are excited to bring back Warm Up with a Good Book Literacy event from 5:30 - 7:30. All students that attend will receive a homework pass to use in their ELA class. We will have hot chocolate, giveaways and a special guest!

Big Apple Awards Nominations now OPEN

The Big Apple Awards (BAA) nomination process for the upcoming cohort of Fellows for the 2023–24 school year is now open through February 28. Members of the school community (families, students, and community-based organizations) are invited to nominate a teacher for the Big Apple Award. Please review attached letter and translated versions available.

Attendance Matters

Please be aware that family vacations should be planned to coincide with the school calendar. If you are extending your weekend or vacation, for example attending sports tournaments, please be mindful that teachers are planning lessons on a daily basis for students in attendance.

Staying Healthy this Winter Season

Staying Healthy This Winter Season

Dear I.S. 24 Students and Families,

This winter, viruses like the flu, COVID-19, RSV, and the common cold are spreading around rapidly. These viruses are more common in colder months, especially when people are indoors more often. Protect yourself with following these suggested practices.

How to protect you and your child from illness:

Wash your hands with soap and water often! When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Vaccinate. Keep your children up to date on their immunizations and get the whole family annual flu shots.
Practice covering your mouth and nose into a tissue when coughing or sneezing. This can help viruses spread through droplets made when coughing, sneezing, or talking.
Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick. Do not return to school unless free of a fever.
Avoid spreading germs by not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

What to do if you are feeling sick?

Stay home. Avoid close contact with other and stay home from school or work.
Get sufficient sleep. Extra sleep can help boost your immune system and can even shorten the duration of your illness.
Hydrate and humidify. Drink lots of fluids like water, warm tea, and soups. Run a humidifier or spend time in a steamy bathroom to ease congestion.
Treat your symptoms. See your doctor if symptoms get worse or won't go away.

Reminder School Closed: Monday, December 26- Monday, January 2

Please be reminded all NYC schools will be closed Monday, December 26- Monday, January 2 for Winter Recess. The entire I.S. 24 Faculty, Staff, and Administration are sending our best wishes for a happy holiday and safe winter recess to all students and families. We look forward to seeing all our students back on Tuesday, January 3, 2022.
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Jupiter Electronic Gradebook

We have finally been able to secure a platform that is safe and secure to provide electronic gradebook access along with the ability for Teachers to communicate with you on student progress and conduct in school.

A Message from Mr. Santamaria

Please see the following message from Mr. Santamaria regarding student report cards distributed on December 2, 2022.
Holiday Spirit Week

Holiday Spirit Week

Join us in celebrating the Holiday Season by participating in Spirit Week from December 19th-23rd
IS24 PTA Holiday Fair

PTA Holiday Fair

Join us Saturday December 10th from 10-4 in the student cafeteria.
High School Application

High School Application Deadline: December 1st

This is a reminder that the deadline to submit your child's high school application is December 1st. Applications must be submitted on the MyShools site. If you need help please contact your child's articulation counselor. Students who do not submit an application will be assigned to a high school.
Thank you Pajama Drive

Thank You

Thank you for supporting the 2022 Pajama Drive Program. We have donated 145 pairs of pajamas to children in need this holiday season.
Toys for Tots Toy Drive

Toys For Tots

Please donate a new unwrapped Toy between December 1st and 15th.
Pajama Drive Fundraiser

I.S. 24 Pajama Drive

Donate a NEW pair of Pajamas during Homeroom to Mrs. Portalatin and the ladies of the MSK club in room 421
IS24 Pajama Drive

Pajama Drive

Donate Pajamas this holiday season during our I.S.24 Pajama Drive by Mrs. Portalatin and the ladies of the I.S.24 MSK club November 1 - December 2
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Mission Statement

Myra S. Barnes Intermediate School 24 is dedicated to the belief that all students can meet high standards of excellence.
The school will provide a positive and supportive environment for all students, staff and parents. This will emphasize the school and commitment in ensuring the children's cognitive, creative, and social growth.
All our students will develop academic and social skills and responsibilities which will enable them to become productive and law-abiding citizens of the community. ("All students" refers to both special and general education students.)