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Learning and Listening Tour Flyer

Join Superintendent Dr. Wilson on a Listening & Learning Tour

Attached is a flyer to share with our families regarding several opportunities to join Superintendent Dr. Wilson on a Listening & Learning Tour at PS56, SI Tech HS, or Eagle Academy HS to start off the new school year! Day sessions will be a hybrid model and evening sessions will be virtual.

Required immunizations for entering sixth grade.

All I.S. 24 Families are reminded to speak with your family Physician or Pediatrician and be sure your child is up to date on required immunizations for entering sixth grade. The chart here can show you what all students are required to be immunized for. If a student is not immunized properly and in time the student can be removed from being enrolled in school as per New York State Health and Education Law.

Thank you for your time and attention to this health and safety matter regarding your child.

Due to expected poor weather GRADUATION CEREMONY NOW Friday, June 24 at 2:00PM

Please be advised that due to expected poor weather our outdoor Graduation ceremony will now be moved to a new date and time. Due to this change and to support staffing, safety, and security we will hold the ceremony at 2:00PM for the entire grade on Friday, June 24. The location remains the same. Please allow for at least thirty minutes extra time to find parking and safely walk over to the Athletic Field.

Summer Assignment Update

All I.S. 24 students and families are asked to pause and wait on checking for Summer Assignments. Due to a technical error with some of the assignments we are updating the tab on our school website We will share another message by phone to families when to check the website again shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

School Closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth (June 19).

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
It was on June 19, 1865 that US soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil war had ended and that enslaved people were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Bus letter for Sixth Grade Students, Parents and Guardians

This letter is to inform you that your child’s eligibility may change for the upcoming school year, due to a grade level change.  The calculated walking distance from home to school has not changed; with the advance in grade, eligibility determinations change and your child will be eligible for half fare transportation with a Metrocard in September.

2022-3023 NYC Schools Calendar

We are pleased to share the 2022-3023 NYC Schools Calendar has been released by the Department of Education. Use the link below to take you to the site along with translated versions of the calendar. You will find information on holidays, conference days and other student non-attendance days.

US History and Government Regents Exam cancelled June 1, 2022

Students who are programmed for our US History and Government class will not sit for a New York State Regents Exam on June 1, 2022 as the New York State Education Department has canceled this exam for this year. We just learned of this development early this morning through a letter from New York State Commissioner of Education, Ms. Betty Rosa.

Significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

Due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases in New York City, the city is now at a COVID-19 high (orange) alert level. This means there is significant spread of COVID-19 in the city.

Positive Covid-19 Case

We will notify you that a member or members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.

Positive Covid-19 Case 5/16/22

I am writing to notify you several  members of our school community have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while at school.
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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.)