Principal's Message

September 7, 2023

Dear I.S. 24 Families,

On behalf of all our Teachers, Paraprofessionals and all of our support staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you back along with our students to the 2023-24 school year.

Please do all that you can to stay informed, be aware and stay updated around news, information and events at our school.  You can always check us out on our website or Instagram@24prideofgk. In the coming weeks we will share a brand new school app to download on as one place to follow us, and receive instant notifications. Our school will also be using GAMA a DOE platform as an electronic gradebook and messaging system from Teachers. Please be sure your information and that of your child are current in NYSCA (New York City Schools Account) where you can find information on transportation, program, IEP, report cards, state testing results and much more. If you are new to NYC School’s or do not have an account, please email our Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Joann Turano at [email protected] or call 718-982-4700 ext. 2402.

Student attendance is a primary concern at our school and we are working with you and our students to ensure attendance of 95% or higher each month.  We monitor this attendance rate each month as well as celebrate when we reach our goal.   Please be sure to follow the NYC School Calendar to plan vacations around the School Calendar and be mindful of how important being in class is to our students.

Our school will continue to use different methods of communication so please make sure you follow-up when you have questions about your child’s education.  Please speak with your child daily about experiences in school.  Do remember to contact your child’s Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Dean or Assistant Principal as these adults will be leading your child through the Middle School experience.  A great way to familiarize yourself with our school and any policy changes is our student/family handbook found on our website   As a parent/guardian you are always encouraged to speak with our Parent Coordinator around any school related concerns you have as Mrs. Turano is an advocate for our families.

Wishing you and your child(ren) a great school year while making  great memories together.

Grade 6

Assistant Principal Mrs. Jodi Personette [email protected] ext.3141

Guidance Counselor Mrs. Lisa Weidlein [email protected] ext.2422

Dean Mrs. Marcele Lanza [email protected] ext.3142

Grade 7

Assistant Principal Mr. Deric Borrero [email protected] ext.4141

Guidance Counselor Ms. Michelle Sherry [email protected] ext.2423

Dean Mrs. Sandra Paramithis [email protected] ext.4142

Grade 8

Assistant Principal Mr. Joseph Simione [email protected] ext. 2071

Guidance Counselor Ms. Cynthia Kiefer [email protected] ext. 2424

Dean Mrs. Joanne Rucci [email protected] ext. 2071


Lenny Santamaria