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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.
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A Note from Mr. Santamaria

As a reminder, the Winter Recess is December 24th-January 1st and remote learning will continue Monday, January 4th. Please continue to remain healthy and safe and we will see you in 2021 which we hope will be filled with better times in a new year.
Holiday drawing of lighthouse in the snow

Happy Holidays from I.S.24

Happy Holidays! Warm wishes from all of us to all of you. Card Design by Natan Szozda, class 802 and Mrs. Doyle

Important High School Information

By now you should have received your high School welcome letter from the office of high School Enrollment. Please take the time to set up your myschools account, using the creation code they sent you. If you have not received your letter, please reach out to your articulation counselor. SHSAT registration will begin this Monday, Dec 21st through January 15, 2021. The test will be administered beginning in late January. A pupilpath message was sent with this information to refer to and it is posted on the High School Information Classroom.

FINAL NOTICE: complete the online lunch form

Breakfast and lunch are free for students at our school. We are kindly asking all families to complete the online form in the link below so our school can receive funding for the program as well as Federal Title I funding if we qualify.

Follow up to a March 03, 2020 water test results notification letter

This is a follow up to a March 03, 2020 water test results notification letter. I am pleased to share the DoE has successfully completed remediation work at our campus. The remediated fixtures were tested, and the final laboratory results indicate that there are no elevated levels of lead in any of the fixtures.
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December School Spirit Days

December 18th- Virtual School Spirit Day: Jersey Day December 23rd- Virtual School Spirit Day: Ugly Holiday (Winter) Sweater and/or Ugly Holiday (Winter) Hat Day

Free Parent Workshop

Free parent workshop in partnership with Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH/Northwell Health) and the SI Alliance. Discussion will be on how to help children with their anxiety and distress during COVID-19.

Health and Safety Update

· Per the guidance of the NYC Test + Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the school building will remain closed; blended instruction can resume on 12/14/2020, if the school buildings are safe to reopen.
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Happy Thanksgiving

Dear I.S. School Community, On behalf of all the Faculty, Staff and Administration at I.S. 24 please accept our wishes for a healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday to all our students and families celebrating the holiday. During Thanksgiving Recess schools are closed on November 26th and 27th and remote learning will continue Monday, November 30th. Sincerely, Lenny Santamaria Principal
Help fund your childs' school

Please complete the online lunch form

Breakfast and lunch are free for students at our school. We are kindly asking all families to complete the online form in the link below so our school can receive funding for the program as well as Federal Title I funding if we qualify.
Class of 2021

Senior Dues

At this time we are going to begin our Senior Dues collection. The Senior Dues payment is the driving force that allows our school to successfully plan the 8th grade year. Please see the linked Senior Dues payment link and form.

Half- Day of Remote Learning for Students on Thursday November 19th

Please note that remote learning for all students will take place on Thursday, November 19th as schools in New York City have been temporarily shut down until further notice due to the COVID-19 infection rate rising to 3%. On Thursday, November 19th we will still maintain a schedule to accommodate a half-day of school and afternoon Parent-Teacher Conferences from 12:00pm-2:00pm. All instruction will end at 11:00am. Grade 6, 7 and 8 will all follow a Thursday schedule of classes from period 1-4 on 11/19/20. Thank you!
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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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