Welcome 7th Grade Families

Mr. Borrero's Newsletter

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Morning Safety @ IS24

Update #47

Dear I.S. 24 7th grade families,

Congratulations to all of our 7th grade students who were inducted as Arista members this year. Please Click HERE to view our 7th Grade virtual Arista Ceremony.

We wish continued success to all of our students in all classes. We look forward to the day in September when we are all able to be together in person, with plenty of opportunity to get reacquainted with one another and know each other like we once did when you first came to I.S. 24. We have many great plans for your 8th grade year which includes:

  1. Helping to support the acclimation of students back into the building, five days a week
  2. Helping to rebuild and provide the foundations for student success with all of their academic courses
  3. Special in-house events throughout the year
  4. Interactive and fun trips outside of school

Please continue to click in with all of our platforms to stay updated on what is to come for September 2021.

As a reminder please “CLICK IN” for important updates and school communications. All "Click In" links can be found below, as it is important to us to keep our school community regularly updated. Please recognize that with the constant DOE and CDC guidelines consistently changing, these platforms are updated on a regular basis. Please also take into consideration that public updates from the CDC are not always instantly put into effect by the DOE.

Click HERE to visit our School Website

Click HERE to view the most Frequently Asked Questions list

Click HERE for COVID-19 consent form

Click HERE for Guide to Pupil Path

Click HERE FOR G Suite Tutorials and Other Digital Tools for Students/Parents

Click HERE to view how to register & navigate PUPIL PATH and GOOGLE account

Click HERE to view the bell schedule

Click HERE to visit our Facebook

Click HERE to visit our Instagram

Click HERE to join the BAND app

Click HERE to subscribe to our Youtube Channel

Click HERE to view the 7th Grade Newsletter

Click HERE to email Mr. Borrero

Click HERE to email Mrs. Paramithis

Click HERE to email Ms. Sherry

Click HERE to email Mrs. Nuzzolo

Summer Rising

If you are interested in attending the Summer Rising Academic Enrichment and Summer Camp program, you can fill out an application by clicking the link below

School Reopening 2021-2022 School Year

Dear I.S. 24 Families,

The New York City Department of Education has released a letter to all families which Chancellor Porter wishes for you to see at this time as it relates to the opening of the 2021-2022 school year. Please see attached letter at this time.

Translated versions of this letter will be available today at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/news/chancellor-s-message-for-families.

We have been awaiting this information and we are glad to share with you at this time.

Best wishes for a great day and week.


Lenny Santamaria


Last day of school for all students

Friday, June 25th, 8am

This is an online event.

Please be advised this is a FULL school day for students (8:00-1:40)

You've Got to be In it to Win It !

Make sure you are taking your attendance daily & you may have a chance to SPIN THE PRIZE WHEEL!!!! Congratulations to all of this week's winners


Congratulations to all of our potential Arista members for the 2020-2021 school year. Emails have been sent via pupil path to all 7th grade students who met the Arista requirements of making Principal's List Marking Period 1 & 2. This does NOT mean you are a member of Arista yet, you still have to complete 10 hours of community service. All information was sent via email.

If you believe you were missed, please check the following before reaching out:
1. Did you have an overall average of 90.00% or higher marking period 1 AND 2?
2. Did you receive all E & S in conduct marking period 1 AND 2?
3. Did you receive grades of 85.00% or higher in EVERY class marking period 1 AND 2?
4. Did you pass all of your classes marking period 1 AND 2?
5. Was your attendance 95% or higher marking period 1AND 2?

If you answered YES to all of the above questions, please email Miss Van Sise lvansise@barnes24.org and include your full name and class, no later than 4/16/21


This is an important reminder that attendance must be taken daily between 7:50-10:00 AM. The daily attendance form can be found in the Class of 2022 Google Classroom. Set a reminder so you don't forget to do this!

Please do NOT use a cell phone app to conduct attendance. You can ONLY use a computer, iPad, chrome book, or laptop


We need all students to "click in" and take their attendance each and every school day. Attendance is open between 7:50am - 10:00 am Monday-Friday. The daily attendance form can be found in the CLASS of 2022 Google Classroom (code: bzxxyok) Please set a daily reminder !

Taking Additional Vacation Days

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. Therefore, to make prior arrangements for assignments, projects, and other instructional activities involving work that has not yet been presented is something that we do not endorse.

Also, student absences will be treated as an “unexcused absence”. You should also be aware that teachers cannot be expected to provide “catch up” work or to administer missed exams for students that have been on vacation. Nor shall teachers be required to repeat lessons that were given during the vacation period.

Parents and students should monitor Pupil Path and Google Classroom regularly. Students should make up work when they arrive back to class and or try to submit daily. Please keep this in mind when planning your next family vacation.


Please find the following list of providers offering FREE Wi-Fi or Special Accommodations for 60 Days


Offering free public Wi-Fi for 60 Days to families who do not have a subscription already.
Call: 1-855-846-8376 for English Enrollment
Call: 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish Enrollment
Comcast Free Public Wi-Fi

Charter Communications/Spectrum

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps.
Call: 1-844-488-8395
Charter Communications Free Wi-Fi Access

Altice USA

For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not a currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.
Call: 866 – 200 – 9522 to enroll in Optimum Region
Call: 888 – 633 – 0030 to enroll in Suddenlink Region
Altice USA Free Broadband Announcement


Mikayla Hayes, class 700, has been caught doing something good!

Besides making ARISTA last year and consistently working hard to maintain her grades, so that she can be on the Principal's list every marking period, Mikayla is also a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Not too many people know this, besides her family and some of her friends, but she skates 4 times a week for about 3 hours, all while trying to maintain her grades.

Mikayla was just awarded for successfully landing her axel jump, which is a huge accomplishment! She was also featured in Skating magazine's kids spotlight . You can see Mikayla's magazine feature, and a video of her landing her first axel jump, as well as her 2019 competition performance below.

We are so proud of Mikayla's dedication to both her academics and her skating ! Keep up the great work.

Have you been doing something good in the community?

We would like to highlight your efforts as a student body during this remote experience. Please click the above link to let us know how you are giving back to those around you.

Cristina Salimeni, Class 710, has been caught doing something good!

Cristina and her family have been making sure to help out others this year! First, they donated some turkeys and food to their church parish for Thanksgiving. All of the donations were sent to a local food pantry. The Salimenis also bought Christmas gifts and participated in their church Angel Tree gift event. The gifts are all sent to children in need and who are in the hospital. Cristina said, " It makes me feel good to help out others. I am glad the children will have some gifts to open at Christmas."

Follow-Up : John Guastella 703, Ridley Schargen 701, Louis O’Neill 703, and Jessica O’Neill 719 have been caught doing something good!

Nothing stops these kids ! After delivering flyers throughout their neighborhood, John, Ridley, Louis, and Jessica trekked through the rain to collect over 300 toy donations. The students, along with their parents, Mr. Borrero, and Miss Van Sise brought all of the donations to Senator Lanza's office on December 18th ! The students received Certificates of Recognition for Community Excellence from Senator Lanza.

You've Been Caught Doing Something Good !

John Guastella, Ridley Schargen, Louis O’Neill, and Jessica O’Neill were caught doing something good!

John Guastella 703, Ridley Schargen 701, Louis O’Neill 703, and Jessica O’Neill 719 did not want to let the pandemic stop I.S. 24’s annual fundraiser. After John saw Senator Andrew Lanza’s post on instagram about the annual toy drive, he realized our school may not be able to assist as we have for the past 14 years. In an interview with Mr. Borrero and Miss Van Sise, John said, “I decided to put out flyers… it was a job too much for one person, so I asked my friends and they decided to join and help.”

Over the course of two days they delivered 500 fliers to homes in their neighborhood. They asked family members for donations to pay for the printing and used their own money for the difference. Included on the flyer they wrote, “we want to give back to the community, so we decided to host a toy drive. Every year our school hosts a Holiday Toy Drive. This year because of the pandemic and most kids are in remote learning, we decided to ask our neighbors to donate a new unwrapped toy for Senator Lanza's annual Toys for Tots Drive. When you are shopping for your own family and friends why not put an extra toy in your cart for someone in need.”

The students asked family members for donations to pay for the printing and used their own money for the difference. They have already received numerous calls from people that they already have donations and will be collecting these toys on 12/14.


We are so proud of the efforts of these four students to continue out our tradition of participating in this toy drive. In the 14 years that Mr. Borrero has been heading this fundraiser, I.S. 24 has donated over 15,000 toys.

Class of 2022 has been Caught Doing Something Good !

Check out our previously highlighted students and their immense efforts to make a difference in our community !

What is Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning?

Blended Learning: (GROUPS A, B, C) A style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching. Students are required to wear a face mask.

Remote Learning: (GROUP D ) Students and educators are not physically present in a traditional classroom environment. Instruction is relayed through technology, such as discussion boards, video conferencing, and online assessments.
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