The first week of in-person learning is as follows for each group

Thursday, October 1-      Group B Only
Friday, October 2-           Group C Only
Monday, October 5-       Group C Only
Tuesday, October 6-       Group A Only
Wednesday, October 7-Group A Only

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Please click the above title to view the October Calendar! The attached calendars are labeled with the following color scheme: Cohort A is always green Cohort B is always orange Cohort C is always blue
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CLICK HERE !! NYC DOE Daily Health Screening

Daily Health Screenings are required for EVERY STUDENT that enters the building EACH DAY. Prior to entering IS24 each morning our students MUST SCAN the Bar Code or Click the Link Below and answer the questions certifying his/her readiness to enter the school building.

Update for Families 9/22

Please check pupilpath and read over the information on the health screening immediately to be prepared for sending children to in-person school starting on 10/1/20.

Update for Families 9/18

Please see the attachment and message regarding yesterday's decision to delay the opening of in-person schooling.

New Library Website

Please click here to access our new Barnes Library Website, and Library Google Classroom code.

In-person Learning in Middle School begins 10/1

Dear I.S. 24 Students and Families, We are taking this opportunity to relay an announcement made by the NYC Department of Education based on school re-opening plans. Please see calendar dates below for what has changed. Friday, September 18: Remote Learning Day for All Students for instructional coordination, wellness checks, introductions, orientation sessions and testing of technology. Monday, September 21- Wednesday September 30: Remote Learning days will take place for all students in Group A,B,C, and D. Thursday, October 1: First day of in-person Learning in Middle School. Only Group B students will come to school on this scheduled day. We are updating the school day calendar on our website and will release an update shortly. I understand this change to the school schedule and learning calendar comes as a surprise to some students and families and we wish for nothing more to get back to teaching and learning with our students regardless of the setting. It is my hope we all continue to be well and safe as we prepare for the year ahead as best as we can for official classes to begin this Monday. Regards, Lenny Santamaria Principal

I.S.24 Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Purchase your NEW Team I.S.24 Breast Cancer Awareness Apparel. Deadline to order is Friday 9/25. They will NOT reopen or extend the deadline. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Important Reopening Update for Families

The Chancellor has an important Reopening Update for Families that includes essential information on The 2020-21 School Calendar, Ensuring your school’s ventilation is in good working order, How to get tested for COVID-19 before the school year begins and How to stay informed on COVID-19 cases in your school community.

Update for Families

A letter for families from the Department of Education regarding school opening updates

Blended Learning Calendar

All Students and Families are advised we are releasing the projected calendar for September-October for in-person learning based on student learning groups. As an example, you will see in the link, that the first day of in-person learning is Monday, September 21 and only Group A students attend school on that day in the building. No holidays or days off are added to the calendar at this time as we await an official school calendar from the NYC Department of Education.

Updated School Hours

+The student school day for remote and in-person learning will be from 8:10am-1:40pm. Procedures for in-person arrival to school will be shared next week.

Learning Bridges

Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning. If you are interested in the Learning Bridges program, please complete this survey.

Request a Device

If you would like to request a device for a NYC student in your family, please fill out the form using the link below.

Important Decision for September

You now have the ability to make a decision on the two choices below regarding the learning intention you desire for your child(ren) in September.
2020-2021 Schedule

Update for Families

This communication from the NYC Department of Education includes more information about both remote and blended learning options so families are better empowered to make a decision by tomorrow, Friday, August 7 on your child(ren) taking part in remote learning or in-person learning.
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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.)

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